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post #61 of 171 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 08:26 PM
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That looks really nice!
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That looks really nice!
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What are those "clips" that you use to organize and attach your tubing to the walls inside your stand called? I looked all over Lowe's and couldn't find anything similar. Thanks.

edit*** nevermind I found it. I guess they're called "Garnder Bender Mounting Pads". Well, the one's I was looking for at least.

Awesome tank by the way, hopefully my next tank will be a 75-P!

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Yes, here's a link to Seachem's site and a couple of other to links to discussions from the Seachem forum on APC.

http://www.aquavitro.com/products/mineralize.html
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...questions.html
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...uilibrium.html
Thanks, very nice links. I appreciate it.
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Tank is starting to look great. What is your lighting schedule like?
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What are those "clips" that you use to organize and attach your tubing to the walls inside your stand called? I looked all over Lowe's and couldn't find anything similar. Thanks.

edit*** nevermind I found it. I guess they're called "Garnder Bender Mounting Pads". Well, the one's I was looking for at least.

Awesome tank by the way, hopefully my next tank will be a 75-P!
I know you already found them but I just wanted to let you know I found them in the electrical section at Home Depot. The were with all the zip-ties. I've seen them at Fry's Electronics too, again near the zip ties. I hope your next tank is a 75-p too!

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Tank is starting to look great. What is your lighting schedule like?
I'm burning my MH 8hrs a day right now. Have the Co2 coming on 1hr before the lights and turning off 1 hr before as well. My DC is lime green all the time these days and the plants start pearling about 30min after the lights come on.

BTW this is a good point for me to say how feaking awesome those wemo timers are. I've had to do a few little tweaks with the co2 timing and WOW they make it so much easier. I can make changes from my office on my iPhone if I wanted .
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So it's been a while since I've started a new tank. My water parameters as of last night are:

Ammonia: 4ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm ???
GH:4
KH:2

I would have thought by now I would have had at least some Nitrite.... How long does this usually take?
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If you have another established tank you can speed things up by transferring some good bacteria. Squeeze a dirty filter pad in front of the intake, or add some used media to the new filter.

(sorry if this has already been done. I didn't see it in the thread, but could have missed it.)

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If you have another established tank you can speed things up by transferring some good bacteria. Squeeze a dirty filter pad in front of the intake, or add some used media to the new filter.

(sorry if this has already been done. I didn't see it in the thread, but could have missed it.)
I want to so this but my other tank has BBA in it and I have been battling it for a year. I have taken a lot of steps to try and make sure that this does not transfer over to the new tank, new tools, washing my hands after touching it then the other etc.... this includes beneficial bacteria from the other filer. Guess it will just be a long wait.
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I want to so this but my other tank has BBA in it and I have been battling it for a year. I have taken a lot of steps to try and make sure that this does not transfer over to the new tank, new tools, washing my hands after touching it then the other etc.... this includes beneficial bacteria from the other filer. Guess it will just be a long wait.
Totally understand. I have a pretty new tank too, and I thought about doing the same thing. I took the other route, though, and decided that every conceivable algae will eventually find its way into my tank anyway , and I will just try to keep the nutrients, CO2 and light correct so that it doesn't become noticeable.

I went ahead and reused some substrate underneath a sand cap, as well as some filter media. So far so good, but my tank is still new, so fingers crossed!

BTW, do you go to Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica? I love that huge square tank they have.
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I am not sure that you may not want to add any chemicals in your tank but I used the API Quickstart and seem to help my tank cycle a little faster. Still in the process but I have not had a huge ammonia spike since I started to use it. I made some large errors on the setup of my first tank but that is what makes this so fun.

Love the setup in your cabinet, wish mine look that cool. Love your scape and can't wait to see your plants grow in.

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BTW, do you go to Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica? I love that huge square tank they have.
I go there all the time and I love that tank! I'm going to decommission one of my smaller tanks and I'm donating my inhabitants to the big square tank. Probably better they live there then in my old Fluval Edge anyhow.


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I am not sure that you may not want to add any chemicals in your tank but I used the API Quickstart and seem to help my tank cycle a little faster. Still in the process but I have not had a huge ammonia spike since I started to use it. I made some large errors on the setup of my first tank but that is what makes this so fun.

Love the setup in your cabinet, wish mine look that cool. Love your scape and can't wait to see your plants grow in.
Thanks!! I'll have to check out what's in that stuff.
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Week One

So It's been a week. All the plants look to be growing like crazy. I'm concerned that the HC is pearling so hard that the bubbles are lifting all the new shoots up! So far it's the plant that is growing the slowest for now.

With daily water changes the ammonia is 4ppm and nitrite is still 0ppm.... Not quite sure what that is all about, I would imagine that I should have at least some nitrites by now.

This is my first time dealing with Aqua Soil so, at this point I need to decide. Continue with the daily water changes or move to every other day... thoughts?

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HC seems slow at first, but once it builds up some more mass it really takes off. Exponential growth is like that. Once it doubles its mass once, (couple weeks?) then the next two weeks are really fun as it doubles again.
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What do you think about the inline diffuser? I am planning to get a new CO2 diffusion equipment (I currently have a huge, ugly, and noisy venturi in my tank right now LOL) and I want to hear your thoughts on your diffuser's efficiency.

Also nice job with the stem plants!

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