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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 AM   #11
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the best nitrate remover is actually water hyacinth... followed by duckweed.
Nitrate? Interesting. I haven't been worried about those yet, barely enough to count.

I put them in specifically for ammonia but that's a bonus.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #12
 
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I wanted to say, the airline tubing idea seems to be working great in corralling my salvinia and duckweed.
Hopefully it'll stay working ;)
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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the best nitrate remover is actually water hyacinth... followed by duckweed.
While looking for examples of hyacinth in aquariums I came across this tank.

Now THAT is a planted tank!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #14
 
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I'm actually looking at creating a tank like that with plants from my local waters. That tank it gorgeous.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #15
 
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Be careful using local plants
In my area lakes, creeks and rivers are infested with trash. While walking the "super pug" I saw medical needles floating in a connecting river.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:17 PM   #16
 
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Is there some way to move your filter water flow to the "bright side" of the tank? Maybe you could use some black plastic as a baffle if you will to dampen the current or redirect it to a back corner. My thoughts are if the current is too strong and if you were to control it you might not need to coral it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:42 PM   #17
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Is there some way to move your filter water flow to the "bright side" of the tank? Maybe you could use some black plastic as a baffle if you will to dampen the current or redirect it to a back corner. My thoughts are if the current is too strong and if you were to control it you might not need to coral it.
I've tried redirecting in such a way as I would expect it to stay on the shade side. I'm going to better diffuse the output and probably just lower the water. The plants don't seem to notice the blockage and I do fight to keep the light period down, maybe I'll just leave it on longer and not worry about it, see what happens.

Actually, If I slice an air tube, or something a bit thicker, 1/2", I can push it on to the bottom of the support as it is the bottom of a "T", and lower the water a bit as long as it is still deep enough into the water.

I think that the weed is actually swimming when I am not looking and ducking under the support bar... perhaps I'll set up a hidden camera to catch the buggers in the act.

It is called DUCK weed after all...

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 PM   #18
 
Jeff,

So you would have to smuggle Frogbit in if you wanted some?... But you might have a problem with sentient plant matter in your house... I think I would find a lock or latch for my bedroom door instead of coralling the duckweed in the tank
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:45 PM   #19
 
LED lighting

Have you had the LED lighting system long enough to notice any difference between it and conventional style lighting?

I also have a LED system on my tank and I've noticed that my Red Melon Sword has a tall shoot that was a bright green color up until I added Seachem Flourish (Not saying that is what causing this but). It has now turned yellow and is starting to brown. I will of course trim this piece but I wanted to see if the light was the culprit. I imagine it's not quite that simple but one has to start somewhere...
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:33 PM   #20
 
Sorry for bogging your thread down but I wanted to point this out. I read this on the Marineland Frequently asked questions page...
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