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Another iron question by blank
Having managed to finally eliminate the hair algae in my 75 gal tank (no CO2, low lighting), I added just 2mm of Seachem Flourish Iron to the tank and within two days the damn algae is coming back. Is the fertilizer encouraging this? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
December 20th 03 07:06 PM
by spun 12 Go to last post
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Plant Propagation by Joseph
I'm planning on setting up a small tank (10g) to propagate plants for my larger tank. This would be for low light plants, say Anacharis, duckweed, java moss, etc. Would natural sunlight be enough for this? If not I have some grow lights I can hang above the tank. I won't have a filter hooked up...
December 20th 03 05:12 AM
by Aquatic-Store.com Go to last post
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95watts over a 29gal...Too Much?? by Nick D
Hi.. I'm about to invest in a light kit from AH Supply, which has been getting good recomendations from all of you.. Question? I want to get the 55watt power compact kit and use it with my existing double fluorescent which is 40watts...for a grand total of 95watts or 3.28 watt/gal. (plus reflector...
December 20th 03 12:38 AM
by Nsty N8 Go to last post
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How much water movement in 55G planted tank? by Harry Muscle
I'm hopefully gonna be buying most of my equipment for my upcoming 55G planted tank on Boxing Day (I think it's a Canadian thing ... lots of sales) and I'm wondering if I should pick up a power head also to help out with water movement. So far the only thing that I have planned to move...
December 19th 03 07:05 PM
by Giancarlo Podio Go to last post
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Lighting by Joseph
Currently on my tank I have the single strip aquarium light reflector that came with the tank. I have a 40w bulb (common enough item), and so I average about 1 watt / gal. What's the cheapest way to increase my lighting levels? Do they make 120 watt florescent bulbs? Or do I need to change the...
December 19th 03 01:44 PM
by Jimmy Go to last post
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water chem question for planted tank by Shakey
I guess ill start with the basics, its a 37 gal all-glass tank with just under 2 watts per gal, no CO2 injection yet. pH 8.4 total hardness 250 ppm total alkilinity buffer over 300 ppm (not sure cause it was drastically darker then the highest value of 300 ppm). NO3 approx 30ppm NH3 and NO2...
December 18th 03 07:31 AM
by [email protected]NOSPAMearthlink.net Go to last post
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Italian Vals...interested (US Trades)? by Nsty N8
Hello I'm interested in trading some of my background vals. If memory serves me, they are Italian vals, ~24. I'm interested in: Bacopa Carolina Sunset hygro Echinodorus parviflorus "tropica" Echinodorus uruguayensis L. sessiflora I dunno...Let me what else you have thats not on my list.
December 17th 03 06:19 PM
by Nsty N8 Go to last post
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setting up 90gal. planted tank by De Anna
Hi all, Newbie here, Just joined GB. I'm a housewife, have about 30 tanks of all sizes from 90g down to 2gal. Most ar Cichlid breeding tanks, one 20gal long Reef tank and a 55 gal planted tank. My largest tank is now a 90 gal. Cichlid tank. Selling all the cichlids. too bad you'llll live...
December 17th 03 02:43 PM
by RedForeman ©® Go to last post
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Where is the best place to purchase Live Plants Online? by John Little
In your experience? TIA, John
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December 17th 03 03:56 AM
by Wilma Duncan Go to last post
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Remedy for dieing plants. by skozzy
A while ago I posted about my plants in ym tanks dieing soon after being placed in the tank (fresh water). The last bunch of plants I bought showed signs of dieing in the 1st week, by the 2nd week it was almost gone, out of curiosity I removed the left over plant and put it in a bucket of water...
December 17th 03 01:22 AM
by Carlos Go to last post
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Retail source for Crypts by Bob Alston
What is the best retail source for crypts? I need some place that doesn't have a large minimum purchase nor other add-on extras. Hopefully a place with a good variety of species. -- Bob Alston bobalston9 AT aol DOT com
December 16th 03 05:42 PM
by Aquatic-Store.com Go to last post
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Odd neon tetra behavior with CO2 by François Arsenault
Hello everyone, This question is about fish, but since it has to do with CO2 injection, something planted aquarium people are rather familiar with, I figured this newsgroup was relevant enough. My apologies if you feel this is off-topic. A few weeks ago I started adding CO2 to my water, and my...
December 15th 03 10:15 PM
by François Arsenault Go to last post
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400 Watt Metal Halide ~too much? by John Little
I have a 400 watt metal halide on a 90 gallon corner style aquarium. I have the choice of a 20K or 10K bulb. Wondering which one is the best for a planted tank with Discus. I have a smaller tank with 10K pc bulbs and that tank is doing fine. I was just wondering if a 400 watt metal halide is too...
December 15th 03 10:05 PM
by Michi Henning Go to last post
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Scavenger Shrimp by Troy Bruder
Does anyone have any recommendations for freshwater shrimp that help keep the tank clean by eating dead/decaying plant leaves? Troy
December 15th 03 09:30 PM
by Ghazanfar Ghori Go to last post
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Type of ballast in All-Glass hoods by Harry Muscle
I was wondering if anyone knows any information about the type of ballast that All-Glass puts in their deluxe hoods. I'm especially interested in the 48*12 hoods (made for 55G) since I'm thinking of buying one of these and adding more light to it. However, depending on the type of ballast...
December 15th 03 01:28 AM
by Keng Go to last post
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29gal. Greenhouse! by Nick D
Hi, What is the absolute best lighting outfit to have on a 29gal, for _superior_ plant growth? I have not been able to grow plants! Even with my upgraded light kit which is a double flourescent, 24", with two GRO-Lux WS bulbs. What are my fundamental options... Your opinions count... Nick D.
December 14th 03 03:44 PM
by Dave Go to last post
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home depot bulbs by benthic
o.k. they've gone and changed the t12 bulbs or at least the packaging for the "sunshine" bulb which I belive were ge chroma 50's now there is some kind of sunshine bulb packaging and also a "plant & aquarium bulb" I was wondering if anyone knows anything about whether these bulbs are any good. i.e....
December 14th 03 03:19 AM
by Chuck Gadd Go to last post
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Sand as substrate by François Arsenault
Hello everyone, Is regular sand, say of the typical sandbox type, an appropriate substrate for a planted aquarium? At first I thought it would do just fine (which it may be, for all I know). It's cheap, and I figured it might make it easier to plant the plants than regular gravel. However, I'm...
December 13th 03 10:41 PM
by Paul Sutphen Go to last post
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brown crypts normal? by yk
I was wondering if it is normal for crypts to have brown, wavy leaves? I have put links to a couple of photos, if that helps... hopefully the quality is ok... http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt1.jpg http://www.geocities.com/yelohk/crypt2.jpg When I purchased them they had smooth, green,...
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December 13th 03 08:45 PM
by JEB Go to last post
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Lighting Question -length and interrupted lighting by JHudson
Hi I was reading somewhere that to help fight algae you can turn your lights off 2-3 hours in the middle of the day. Has anybody done this? Any experiences good or bad? Also regarding length, I read anywhere from 10hrs to 15hrs a day for a tank. My tank is low light(just under 2...
December 13th 03 06:22 AM
by coelacanth Go to last post
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