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Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Aquaman55g
Air in Tank

Thanks to rick dale and BBradbury for your input and information.
For reference I have a Fluval FX6 and an Aquatop 500 UV both running on this tank with their regular outputs - NO SPRAYBAR at this...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Aquaman55g
Air into tank question

Now that I am on my way to rescuing my 125 gallon from the dreaded hair algae (by raising my Finnex LED fixtures some 30" above the substrate), I need to get a definitive answer on adding air into...
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Aquaman55g
Wink Thanks to natebuchholz and Gametheory. You both...

Thanks to natebuchholz and Gametheory. You both provided excellent ideas worth trying. I was also thinking about tightly wrapping velco strips around the ends to secure the fixture and the leg...
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Aquaman55g
Thanks mattinmd. I was thinking along those same...

Thanks mattinmd. I was thinking along those same lines maybe permanently gluing the slide out piece to the fixture then using the screws to securely attach wire for hanging. Thanks for your input....
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best way to securely suspend Finnex LED fixtures

Now that I know I have to raise up my Finnex Ray II and Fugeray Planted Plus lighting fixtures above my 125 gallon planted tank to hopefully drastically reduce the algae, I am seeking information and...
Forum: Algae 03-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Aquaman55g
125 Needs Help

Thanks yo both Jeepguy and Ben125
I will try your suggestions - separate timers for CO2 and lights as well as raising up the lights. Now I need to find a secure and pleasing way to suspend the...
Forum: Algae 03-17-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Aquaman55g
125 Needs Help

I am seeking assistance in getting my 125 gallon planted tank back from what I believe is some type of hair algae. My filter tubes, heater, driftwood, stones and a good portion of my plants look...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Aquaman55g
Fluval FX6 Noise Cause for Concern?

Today while I was doing a 50% water change and also will be servicing my Aquatop 500 on my 125 gallon planted aquarium I heard a noise coming from the body of the Fluval FX6. It sounds almost like...
Forum: Lighting 08-30-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Aquaman55g
Raising LED light fixtures

Hi to all viewing members.
I finally have my 125 gallon planted tank running with all LED lighting.
The rear glass lids have 2 - 36" Finnex Ray II fixtures and the front glass lid has a 48" Finnex...
Forum: Algae 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Aquaman55g
Advice on bba

Thanks to jfynson, puddlez and Phil G for your time and advice.

Just to clarify I am using a fine mist diffuser also from GLA for the CO2 and the upward stream of CO2 bubbles is directed to one of...
Forum: Algae 08-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Aquaman55g
Looking for advice on bba

I currently have only one tank running (down from 3 previously) which is a 125 planted tank and am experiencing bba issues. Tank is set up as follows:
Substrate is a mix of Ecocomplete and FloraMax...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By Aquaman55g
What diffuser to use

I concur with houseofcards and most of the other responders as it really does come down to whether you like seeing the tiny CO2 bubbles whirling around your tank or prefer them to be totally...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Aquaman55g
Members thoughts on new Hydor canister filters

At some point in the near future I hope to be setting up my 55 gallon for cichlids. For filters I am planning to use an AquaClear 110 HOB and either an Eheim Ultra G160 (Model 2075) or the largest...
Forum: Algae 06-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By Aquaman55g
Thanks to all who responded to my self induced...

Thanks to all who responded to my self induced disaster posting / thread. The tank is recovering as most of the algae is gone or going away as I continue to add small amounts of Excel. Based upon...
Forum: Algae 06-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Aquaman55g
Quick light question regarding hair algae

My 125 gallon planted tank is slowly recovering from a bout with hair algae. For filters I currently have a Fluval FX6, an Aquatop CF500UV and just recently added a powerhead for better flow and...
Forum: Algae 06-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By Aquaman55g
Disaster after 1 - 2 punch method to treat hair algae

Hi all,
I recently tried to get rid of most of my hair algae in my 125 planted tank using the hydrogen peroxide followed by Excel method.
Here's what I did - I took off and emptied my Fluval FX6...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,922
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best Bio Media 4 Filter

I have used a number of these listed bio media products over time but I am becoming a convert of CerMedia Marine Pure 1 1/2 inch balls. They have an absolutely huge surface area and appear to have...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By Aquaman55g
Filter selection for upcoming spring project

Now that I am down to the final tweaking as I complete the set up of my 125 gallon planted tank I am beginning the plan for my 55 gallon african cichlid tank - I am a complete newbie to this species...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Aquaman55g
CO2 issue seeking second opinion

Thanks roadmaster.
I did have that setup in the 55 gal with the CO2 going directly into the intake of my Aquaclear 110 - had no bubbles and even distribution of CO2. I was going to actually do that...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Aquaman55g
CO2 issue seeking second opinion

I have a 125 gallon planted aquarium that has been running for several weeks after combining a 55 gallon planted tank and a 40 gallon breeder planted tank. The set up is as follows: almost all of...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By Aquaman55g
Just a quick Light / LED question

Since the actual spaces between the braces on my 125 gal planted aquarium measure 33.5 inches would I be better off buying 2 - 30 inch LED light fixture instead of 2 - 36 inch or one 72 inch fixture?...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best LED option

Thanks wrm130 for your input. I have also emailed BML just to see if they have ever done anything like what I am suggesting. I know that they sell manual dimmer switches so maybe being able to...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best LED option

I have nearly completed my winter project of consolidating my 55 gal and 40 gal breeder planted tanks into my used 125 gal aquarium. Almost all of the plants have been planted and some of the fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Aquaman55g
When to Begin EI Dosing of Ferts

About a week ago I set up my used 125 gallon tank having consolidated plants and some fish from my established 40 gal breeder and 55 gallon planted tanks. I also added nearly all of the Ecocomplete...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best source for Dragon stone

I am in the process of setting up a 125 gallon planted tank and saw a You tube unboxing video of Dragon stone purchased from ADU / daveguitarfish. Are these the same type stones as LFS lava rock? ...
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