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Lighting Struggles by muddyfox
Hi, I'm planning my first planted tank (well, fully planted tank - I've always had some plants in previous tanks) and I'm really struggling to work out how to supply the lighting I need. I'm going for a 2ft tank and the only plant I'm absolutely hooked on growing is Riccia, because I adore that...
June 1st 11 08:36 PM
by mackbrez Go to last post
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"watts per gallon" by John Sankey
"Try 70-90 lumens ... for most FL's." My original assumption was a bit lower than that. However, when I started checking with local aquarists, I discovered that most were running 18-24" T12 lamps which are less efficient even when new. I also discovered that most replaced their lamps only...
June 1st 11 08:35 PM
by mackbrez Go to last post
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Budding Aquarium Plant grower by Tigercha
I currently have a tank of 115litres / 30 US Gallon Tank using a fluval 3plus is it beneficial or not to have plants for an aquarium that contains Fish, my understanding is they help remove the nitrites. The tank has two four year old goldfish (one is actually a Koi) I was looking towards the...
June 1st 11 08:33 PM
by mackbrez Go to last post
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S T R E S S E D ? by AP
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May 31st 11 12:19 PM
by AP Go to last post
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lining a whiskey barrel by zxcvbob
If I buy a half whiskey barrel at HD, Menard's, or Lowe's, will clear 6 mil plastic be good enough for lining it so it will hold water? I assume it won't hold water without a liner even after the wood swells up. I want to plant a lotus seedling in it. I'm too cheap to buy a commercial barrel...
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May 20th 11 09:04 PM
by raniejohnsonn Go to last post
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Gas buildup in my substrate by Dax MIckelson
Hello all. I've had a fish tank for most of my life. Recently I've decided to create a tank that is mostly plants with some supportive fish. I've created a substrate that is composed of vermiculite and soil (50/50 and about 2-3 inches deep) topped by about 1/2 inch of general purpose sand. My...
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May 20th 11 09:03 PM
by raniejohnsonn Go to last post
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NO3 toxicity and it's application to planted tank dosing via KNO3 by [email protected]
Several years ago many folks claimed excess nutrients caused algae such as "excess" PO4 and NO3. I wanted to know how much excess it would take for this to occur, so I added it to see(testing). Some simple test can easily prove these assetions are patently false. More recently, another group...
May 19th 11 07:40 PM
by neilbrrian Go to last post
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Wow, what happened to this group? by Dave Engle
I just signed back up for the APD, too, and it's pretty slow. Where are all the plant nuts hanging out now? Is there a particular forum where all the old hands are chatting? I'm about to set up my 55 gallon after over 5 years without an aquarium and I want to brush up on my aquatic plant...
May 19th 11 07:38 PM
by neilbrrian Go to last post
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Bonsai giant val by Richard Sexton
One of my favorite plants in "red marble val" also known as "crystal red val" and "tiger val". It really is red and tiger striped when fed and illuminatd properly. It's also big. Very big. The last time I had it one plant made 4' green leaves, Iended up giving it away. Like Ihave a 4' tall tank...
May 18th 11 08:33 PM
by markkhenry Go to last post
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Anacharis growth by [email protected]
Similar to another post, my anacharis is growing very very fast but isn't very leafy. I have to cut the stalks back once a week as they curl over when they hit the surface. The leaves are all very small though. I like the look of thick dense anacharis, not the long stalky look. My tank is a 10g...
May 18th 11 08:32 PM
by markkhenry Go to last post
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Aquatic Plants in the UK by muddyfox
Hi all, Does anyone know of any aquatic retailers who have a good selection of plants anywhere near me (I live in England, UK, between London and Cambridge.)? I've been to 5 places in the last week and none have anything I can use for carpeting and most have non-aquatic plants on sale as if they...
May 18th 11 08:31 PM
by markkhenry Go to last post
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Tank setup problem - Kitty litter substrate "puffing up" by John Sankey
I've always been curious about the advice to use kitty litter in aquaria. It's a totally uncontrolled product - there are no standards for it at all. Some include glues to make the stuff clump when wet, others contain unmentioned stuff to allow it to soak up liquid better, others chemicals to...
May 18th 11 08:30 PM
by markkhenry Go to last post
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possible DIY dosing equipment? by [email protected]
I was thinking about possible ways to create a DIY dosing mechanism. I have seen people using electric timers with some hoses etc. used to measure out a little bit of ferts at a time. This is a little more complicated than I feel I can tackle right now. I was wondering if a hospital IV drip bag...
May 18th 11 08:24 PM
by markkhenry Go to last post
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Light too bright? by basserman
Can you tell me if this is the wrong light for my tank. I recently bought a Power-Glo 18,000K 30Lux 8W light for a 6gal eclipse tank that I'd like to grow plants in. As I do more research I've notice that this might not be the right light for growing plants (or for keeping the guppies happy...
May 4th 11 08:36 PM
by rickdamons Go to last post
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When is too many plants? by [email protected]
Hi, I am failry new at this hobby and I am getting a bigger interest for plants... for some reason they last longer than the fish I put in. :) Anyway, I have a 33gal tank, I believe it is cycled now, the tests show the tanks is stabilized. I've been putting live plants in the tank. I have...
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May 4th 11 08:15 PM
by rickdamons Go to last post
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Dosing? by LeighMo
It seems to contain quite a wide range of trace; the information is at http://www.aqua-medic.de/cgi-bin/php/display_product.php3?p_id=104&lang=e n&cat_id=24 .There are some things from their range which is quite interesting. I don't see anything that's not in Flourish and TMG. However, it...
May 3rd 11 03:21 PM
by crucksayarn Go to last post
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looking for attaching plant... by Haywire
have you looked into any of the anubias like the nana or coffefolia species? Matt Hanson wrote in : Can anyone out there point me to a plant that attaches to rocks, but is not java moss? The java fern seems to...
May 3rd 11 03:18 PM
by crucksayarn Go to last post
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new pic of the right side of my tank... by SlimFlem
thanks Leigh. i'm proud of how my tank is doing right now. you can't really tell from the pic, but the background plants are 80% Crypt's. There is some Val mixed in as well. Here's a closer picture...I'd like to know what kind of Crypt's they are....there really wasn't a name besides Crypts when...
May 3rd 11 03:16 PM
by crucksayarn Go to last post
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clown loaches in my planted tank by Victor M. Martinez
SlimFlem wrote: Ahhhh, that could be it. I've seen MTS coming out at night after the lights go out. That's probably it. Nope. MTS are livebearers, no eggs. :) -- Victor M. Martinez http://www.che.utexas.edu/~martiv
May 3rd 11 03:14 PM
by crucksayarn Go to last post
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K2O, dangerous or not? by Djay
Link worked great and has a nice msds pages for many chemicals... "Skunky" wrote in message ... Thanx for clearing than one up Ed. By the way, the link failed! Stuart.
May 3rd 11 03:12 PM
by crucksayarn Go to last post
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