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Pikez
Pikez
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Last Activity: Today, 04:35 AM
Joined: 05-13-2013
Location: Close (but not too close) to LA
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Yes, Seachem Trace has a unusually high level of Zinc. I dont know why. May be the boss's son tripped and dumped the whole sack of Zinc into the cauldron....
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Specialized and Premium are new names of same/old product....
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  • Definitely reduce plant bioload.

    A lot....
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Yes, a lot of plants pause when you change their growth conditions suddenly. Sort of a gear shift before continuing.

    But what I'm observing...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Yes, I've seen this half a dozen times. Decent looking on Day 1, suspicious on Day 2. One inch pile of brown goo on Day 3.

    When it decides...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Not a stupid idea at all. But these 'nano-traces' can be found in tap water and aquasoil. Also, i have a half-gallon jug of Sachem traces sitting in my...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    If I had a dollar for every time Pogo erectus stunted after introducing very high nutrients, I'd have, well, about $6.

    That is enough to...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    No proof. But all fingers point to some nutrient ratio or level in the Dutch tank/substrate that it does not like.

    This is not CO2.
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  • Pikez
    replied to Help with plant ID
    First is a Staurogyne sp.

    The second is probably a new Rotala.

    Third is some Eriocaulon. Haven't a clue if it has a species...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    FOUR DAYS UNDER EI



    Chlorosis has stopped and tips are looking good. This plant (Mini Type 4) has added an inch or so in height...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Typically, you begin posting pics of stunted plants a day or two after increasing micros.

    Pleased to hear that's not happened so far. ...
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  • Pikez
    replied to 120 Gal - Dutchy Freestyle
    I'd be shocked if you don't do well with the sphaerocarpa. It likes light, CO2, and macros. Don't think it cares much about traces. I think higher traces...
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  • Pikez
    replied to 120 Gal - Dutchy Freestyle
    Also starting to see a hint of interveinal chlorosis in the Saururus. Or is it just the way it looked when I sent it? It does not have that problem when...
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  • Pikez
    replied to 120 Gal - Dutchy Freestyle
    Tank is looking sweet!

    What's that between the Hygro araguaia and the Rotala indica?...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    Dosed Tropica as an All-In-One like they claim it to be. To be fair, the product should be used with a rich substrate and a moderate fish load....
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    If you want to dose anywhere between 1X Burr to 3X Burr, you MUST KEEP BIOMASS constant and under control. Look at pics of Burr's tanks. They are SUPER...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Going Dutch with Aquasoil
    Yup - I'm in most of them. But we stay out of view if we can. Mostly because we are dirty, muddy, smelly, sweaty and generally gross looking middle-aged...
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    Last edited by Pikez; 05-25-2017, 08:14 PM.

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  • Pikez
    replied to Nitrate levels won't come down
    Hi James - if you do 50% weekly water changes, the math works out so that with accumulation, you can only ever end up with TWICE what you dosed. A 50%...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Rotala Kill Tank
    The last time I tried 1X Burr, I was also dosing almost EI level macros with almost 20 ppm nitrates and K per week. And about 3 ppm Phosphates. There...
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  • Pikez
    replied to Going Dutch with Aquasoil
    I tapped on the glass hard to get them to move out of my way. They did. They they all swam back in unison. Their swimming behavior is so fluid like. It's...
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