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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 02:41 AM
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Posted By tetra73
Never really...:) I have been at it for 4 years....

Never really...:) I have been at it for 4 years. It seems like you nail one problem or issue and another issue comes up. Now, I only get little BBA but I have a consistent GSA outbreak. It may...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-17-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By tetra73
Thanks...:)

Thanks...:)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-16-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By tetra73
Hospital statement? What is it called?

The statement you get when you get discharged from a hospital and showing when you were admitted? What is it called?

Thanks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tetra73
Let's see...I am trying to anticipate what they...

Let's see...I am trying to anticipate what they would do next. To redeliver my item tomorrow? Or I have to pickup item myself from the post office tomorrow? Love the suspense... :) Or they would...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tetra73
Wow, how did this happen? Back to the sorting...

Wow, how did this happen? Back to the sorting facility???

http://www.oneimagingphotography.com/Other/potn/i-TGnpgPh/0/O/fedexsucks.jpg
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tetra73
Fedex is slow...

Seriously, I have one package coming from New Burnswick NJ. It was shipped out on Friday. Somehow, it has been scheduled to be delivered on Wed. In reality, it is out for delivery today (still...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By tetra73
10 hours min photo period???

I was googling on GSA and came up with a thread by Diana. :)

"I would consider increasing the light photoperiod from the current 10 hr to at least 12 hr.

You may think that you're getting...
Forum: Plants 06-04-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By tetra73
With my dosage, I always ensure that I have at...

With my dosage, I always ensure that I have at least min of 14ppm of KNO3 and 8ppm of phosphate. That's how much I dose per every WC.
Forum: Plants 06-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By tetra73
Just because you are dosing certain fert it does...

Just because you are dosing certain fert it does not mean the plants can use it. In the past, I dosed a lot of K and would still have K deficiency to my compact hygro. Right now, I don't add extra...
Forum: Plants 06-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By tetra73
Phosphate deficiency? Hygro corymbosa...

I have few stems of the giant version. They are in my tank for more than a month. Well, they are showing phosphate deficiency with melting spots towards the lower part of the older leaves and then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By tetra73
Going LED...notice any improvements???

Did you notice any improvements on your plants or things just got worst? I want to make the switch but not sure if my plants would become better or worst or neither.
Forum: Algae 04-30-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,248
Posted By tetra73
Your DHG would be fine. I just did another...

Your DHG would be fine. I just did another treatment today with 12 tblsp for 35g of water. Upped from 10 tblsp. In your case, start small first, maybe something like less than 2 tblsp per 10g...
Forum: Plants 04-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By tetra73
Secrets to alternanthera reineckii???

What is the deal with this plant? I have them (4 stems) for 3 weeks now and showing little growth. The leaves have these fuzzy look and some are already have GSA on them. However, there are side...
Forum: Algae 04-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,248
Posted By tetra73
Sorry to hear to that... Well, I think for...

Sorry to hear to that...

Well, I think for a newer tank with less organic load, 2 tlbsp per 10g can still be too much. My dirt tank has been running for over 8 months and I don't use any...
Forum: Algae 04-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,248
Posted By tetra73
You are supposed to dose the regular initial...

You are supposed to dose the regular initial excel dosage, which is 5ml per 10g. You should have dosed 40ml of excel, not 150ml.
Forum: Algae 04-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,248
Posted By tetra73
I want to add a bit here. Last week, I did 2...

I want to add a bit here. Last week, I did 2 treatments one day after since I do 2 60% WC per week. The first treatment I went it light with less than 2 tbsp per 10g of H2o2. 6 tblsp for 35 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By tetra73
I think one argument to use a W/D filter in a...

I think one argument to use a W/D filter in a planted tank is the massive biomedia you have and they can break down the ammonia much faster than a conventional canister filter. This will help to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By tetra73
Excel is better on a small tank with medium...

Excel is better on a small tank with medium lighting. I have a low tech dirt tank 20g. I dose only the daily excel 4ml. I have a nice dwarf sag carpet and few very bushy giant baby tears. Some...
Forum: Algae 04-15-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By tetra73
Well, I use Phoslock to pretreat my water (35g)...

Well, I use Phoslock to pretreat my water (35g) before doing the water change. Phoslock can remove phosphate and silica (main reasons for diatom algae).
Forum: Photography 04-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By tetra73
NYC and NJ aren't that far apart. You are...

NYC and NJ aren't that far apart. You are basically shooting the same common bird species. I figured that in my 3 years time shooting birds, I am pretty much done with them. Did you get that Snowy...
Forum: Photography 04-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By tetra73
I get you...unfortunately, this was sold few...

I get you...unfortunately, this was sold few years ago for 6K. 500L f4 IS mark I. Needed the money and done with bird photography in NYC...
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Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,248
Posted By tetra73
I just did the 1 to 2 punch treatment. I have a...

I just did the 1 to 2 punch treatment. I have a 40g with maybe 35g of water. The plant load is moderate. I mainly have BBA on the DHG trimming (close to the substrate) and on my driftwoods which I...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By tetra73
I have 14 amano shrimps and I dose 4ml of daily...

I have 14 amano shrimps and I dose 4ml of daily excel, for over 7 months. They didn't die at all. Were you dosing the initial dosage AND overdosing excel? Just the daily dosage at 2x you will be...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By tetra73
Ok, I am diffusing my light a bit more see if the...

Ok, I am diffusing my light a bit more see if the situation would improve. I am tempted to try out the H2o2 treatment since I have 5 ottos, and 3 cory cats. Judging from this thread,...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By tetra73
Try to add daily excel..in your case, 2ml. ...

Try to add daily excel..in your case, 2ml. Whatever algae you have right now, they will be dead within 2 to 3 weeks. With my low tech tank with excel dosage, 4ml to a 20g tank, I have no algae.
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