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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-20-2021, 02:58 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
The algae is just something all tanks must endure...

The algae is just something all tanks must endure for a period of a few months. Thereís no getting away from it. Usually a period of calm after setup lasting a few weeks to a month and then...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-21-2021, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
Hi Mike Co2 in water is carbonic acid H2Co3....

Hi Mike

Co2 in water is carbonic acid H2Co3. The pH will rise if acids of H+ are being removed from the equation. Conversely adding carbon dioxide (H+) will lower the pH.

When you add CO2 you...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-17-2021, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Caliban07
Yes but in high tech tanks (during the...

Yes but in high tech tanks (during the photosynthetic period) injected co2 molecules are taken up directly by plants and an oxygen molecule is released as a waste product. This is 100% oxygen and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-17-2021, 03:59 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
Well there are many factors involved with co2 and...

Well there are many factors involved with co2 and co2 uptake. Itís not a very water soluble gas and it diffuses slowly. The surrounding air has around 400ppm of co2 and co2 has an air diffusion...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-13-2021, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Caliban07
Itís more likely that the plantís which have a...

Itís more likely that the plantís which have a thicker fast growing root system that penetrates the soil will do better. Stem plants can be difficult to grow without enough co2. The large root...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-15-2021, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
That sounds excellent. Iíve seen so many good...

That sounds excellent. Iíve seen so many good examples of tanks using soil and air. Cleaning also adds oxygen and helps reduce biological oxygen demand.

Sounds like theyíre ready to make the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-11-2021, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
I canít quite tell if there has been much change...

I canít quite tell if there has been much change in the plants. Are you saying they are growing better or worse?

That rain water system is epic. Would really love one of those.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-10-2021, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
Looks like an Ocelot sword which still has the...

Looks like an Ocelot sword which still has the leaves that were grown above water.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-09-2021, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Caliban07
Sorry, I notice you did put a picture up...

Sorry, I notice you did put a picture up initially. I see lots of different sword varieties.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-09-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Caliban07
Youíre welcome. Yes, gas exchange at the...

Youíre welcome.

Yes, gas exchange at the surface is paramount for lots of reasons.

Itís a very good idea regarding the planters. Iíll definitely be considering trying this if I ever use soil...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-07-2021, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Caliban07
Yes, unfortunately lumens isnít really a useful...

Yes, unfortunately lumens isnít really a useful unit in the case of plant growth. Lumens is just the measure of how bright the light appears to the human eye.

Watts, lumens, spectrum peaks and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-07-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Caliban07
How Long to Establish Plants?

Sounds good.





Sorry, I didnít realise you were going to plant the containers. I thought you meant you were growing the plants out and establishing them in the containers then removing just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-07-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By Caliban07
Thereís a lot to answer here so bear with me. ...

Thereís a lot to answer here so bear with me.

Lets try to make it simple. Light, carbon dioxide (co2), nutrients.

These are the elements that are required for a successful planted tank. If...
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