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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 09-23-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By ZxC
Eco-Complete and Flourite are inert substrates,...

Eco-Complete and Flourite are inert substrates, and offer no nutrients for plants to use. They have very low cation exchange capacities and instead, trap a lot of detritus that rots away in the...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 09-21-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By ZxC
Looking like a good start. Are you planning on...

Looking like a good start. Are you planning on running a sump (I see the overflow in the picture).

Any plans on CO2 and fertilizing? That's a decent amount of light energy and would likely...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-07-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By ZxC
I would look into the concentration of CO2 they...

I would look into the concentration of CO2 they guarantee in each and make the call if the extra money is worth it or not.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-21-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By ZxC
Any substrate can work well for a planted tank....

Any substrate can work well for a planted tank. If you want you can still use the plain gravel you have if you like the look of it. If not, you can swap it or you can mix substrates without any...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-21-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By ZxC
Which plant substrate do you currently have?

Which plant substrate do you currently have?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-21-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By ZxC
It should come with directions, I personally...

It should come with directions, I personally front load all my macros (my weekly total amounts) after a water change and then dose my micros 3 x per week to achieve my weekly totals.

For an...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By ZxC
50% is preferred, if possible larger 60-70%...

50% is preferred, if possible larger 60-70% changes are miles ahead of a 50%.
But, again, performing water changes that large isn't always convenient.

50% is a much better option than a 25%, and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-21-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By ZxC
You're probably fine at 6 hours for now, just...

You're probably fine at 6 hours for now, just keep an eye on how algae progresses (or lack there of) once you get your fertilizing regime in check.

I would leave the lighting as is (possible...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By ZxC
6 hours is a good start, if you are having...

6 hours is a good start, if you are having trouble with algae, drop it down to 5 hours.

Consider running the Planted Plus 24/7 at 50% + the Ray 2 until you are ahead of the algae.

You are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-06-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By ZxC
Perfectly fine to run them for 4 hours x 2...

Perfectly fine to run them for 4 hours x 2 photoperiods per day.

One claim is that CO2 is quickly depleted in a low tech tank, so having the lights shut off after the first short photoperiod lets...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-23-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By ZxC
Optimizing water quality for any size tank is not...

Optimizing water quality for any size tank is not crazy....

I do it for little 5 gallons...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By ZxC
Depends on the style and materials of the stand....

Depends on the style and materials of the stand. Do you happen to have a picture of it?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-13-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By ZxC
Not that I know of as far as I'm aware. What you...

Not that I know of as far as I'm aware. What you can do is use a drop checker, they are a ballpark reference tool as well, but if you get it to a lime green, almost yellow, that will be 30-40ppm of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-12-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By ZxC
No, KH does not determine how much CO2 is in the...

No, KH does not determine how much CO2 is in the water, atmospheric CO2 concentrations or the rate and efficiency of pressurized CO2 system determine how much CO2 is in the water.

The KH/pH/CO2...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By ZxC
Clean glass with reflex about 10% of the light on...

Clean glass with reflex about 10% of the light on average, I would assume that plastic would reflex a little bit more.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-08-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ZxC
Yep,. bury the roots, and leave the crown where...

Yep,. bury the roots, and leave the crown where all the leaves come out just at the substrate surface.

For the stem plants, you can shove them in as deep as you want and they will sprout new roots.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-08-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ZxC
Just reach in and plant them with your hands or...

Just reach in and plant them with your hands or with tools. No science or magic to it.

Certain plants are easier to plant than other, and some are not to be planted at all.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-04-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By ZxC
I would just go ahead and use black diamond...

I would just go ahead and use black diamond blasting sand, or pool filter sand, or any other inert sand.

Fertilize for the plants.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 06-03-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By ZxC
I'm not a breeding expert when it comes to fish,...

I'm not a breeding expert when it comes to fish, but tetras cannot become pregnant, they are egg laying species. I would first rule out any soft of bloat diseases first.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-26-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By ZxC
Cut the tops and replant Leave the healthy...

Cut the tops and replant
Leave the healthy bottoms in place
Toss the ratty bottoms in the garbage (not outside / down the drain, many hygro's are bad invasive species)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By ZxC
I would go with a larger sized diffuser for 60...

I would go with a larger sized diffuser for 60 gallons, doesn't matter the brand so long as it's quality.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By ZxC
Bigger the diffuer, the more they cost and the...

Bigger the diffuer, the more they cost and the more CO2 you can pump through them (typically).

For finding a source to fill canisters, post a question or a help wanted ad on social media / local...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-22-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By ZxC
Probably, but I would skip the chili rasbora and...

Probably, but I would skip the chili rasbora and go with ember tetra or rummynose tetra instead (chili's are very tiny and are quite shy).

I would also skip the shrimp if going with the loaches,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-22-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By ZxC
option 1 can fit in a 10 gallon, but I would...

option 1 can fit in a 10 gallon, but I would recommend a 20 gallon high.

Lighting is within the same budget ranges between a 10 gallon and a 20 gallon high, but your plant and fish selection is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-21-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By ZxC
kH or gH?

kH or gH?
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