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Forum: Lighting 02-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By gerbillo
It's a good light, but I find it leaning towards...

It's a good light, but I find it leaning towards a little too bright for strictly low tech, non-CO2. More of a medium light than a low one, but it's totally fine, and I use window screens to dampen...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By gerbillo
You can try getting a temperature controller, and...

You can try getting a temperature controller, and plug the betta heater to it. The controller will shutdown the heater at a temp of your choosing, and turn it back on to prevent it from cooling down....
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 467
Posted By gerbillo
If one 50W heater is enough for a tank, then...

If one 50W heater is enough for a tank, then having two heaters at the same time, but each one is 25W could reduce risks. If one heater got stuck in the on position, it's only 25W as opposed to the...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By gerbillo
Have you contacted Cobalt and ask them for their...

Have you contacted Cobalt and ask them for their rationale against horizontal placement? I don't know if they are responsive, but if they give you an answer you can better consider the risk and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-19-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,293
Posted By gerbillo
You hit on something that hasn't been discussed...

You hit on something that hasn't been discussed yet, that some of us have low GH tap water. My tap has a GH of 1 degrees, possibly less. I estimate that I will need 13 gallons of top off each year...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 467
Posted By gerbillo
In addition to throwing the old heater out and...

In addition to throwing the old heater out and getting a new and reliable one, you may consider a temperature controller as an extra level of safety.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=49602&title=DSC00123c.jpg

I added five more corys last week, 10 C. habrosus total in the tank. There's only eight in the picture...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By gerbillo
My Neo-Therm has been doing fine in my tank but...

My Neo-Therm has been doing fine in my tank but it's only been two months, so I can't say much about reliability since the heater hasn't been on the market for as long as Jäger. Many here do seem to...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By gerbillo
I've used Jägers in 5.5 gallons but they are...

I've used Jägers in 5.5 gallons but they are rather large. I recently bought Cobalt Aquatic's Neo-Therm, and they are very compact and blend in to black backgrounds, making it much easier to hide in...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By gerbillo
How cold does it get at the office at night?...

How cold does it get at the office at night? Gallons x five to get heater wattage is only useful to about a 10° F difference between room and tank temperature, so if it's colder than 66°F then a more...
Forum: DIY 02-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,363
Posted By gerbillo
Now this is confusing. Just to be sure that we're...

Now this is confusing. Just to be sure that we're talking about the same thing, I decided use it without the cover, so no hole nor filter, just as a lux meter set at 20000. You said earlier to divide...
Forum: DIY 02-10-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,363
Posted By gerbillo
Just to be sure, when set to 20000, we still have...

Just to be sure, when set to 20000, we still have to multiply the value on the LUX meter by 10 (as indicated by the display), then divide by 78, right?

I got the LX-1010B, decided to not modify it...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-07-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
I'm experiencing some ups and downs with my first...

I'm experiencing some ups and downs with my first planted tank. The red cherry shrimp haven't been doing great, and I might be down to my last one (out of five). Here's what I think happened:

...
Forum: Photography 02-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,644
Posted By gerbillo
Resurrecting this thread since there's not many...

Resurrecting this thread since there's not many of us and I'm new here. People speak so much about image quality that ergonomics don't come up. This is what sells it to me, and I have more fun using...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By gerbillo
Smeagol, you're correct, plants can compete with...

Smeagol, you're correct, plants can compete with bacteria since they both use ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. In a heavily planted tank, biomedia is arguably less important as long as you're not...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,506
Posted By gerbillo
Wow, that's a lot individual rhizomes. My tank...

Wow, that's a lot individual rhizomes. My tank became Anubias-dominated too but by accident, and not to the same extent as yours. Great job, gorgeous looking.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
Good news and bad news. The good news is that I...

Good news and bad news. The good news is that I found one of my red cherry shrimp berried, fanning her yellow eggs. The bad news, I found a second dead RCS. I have three left, and hoping whatever...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
10g Shrimp-Cory-Anubias Low-Tech Tank

Yup, the mesh is to reduce the light, otherwise it's more of a medium light, based on what others have said here. I'm not interested in being an algae farmer right now.

Are petites rare where you...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
Thanks everyone, I'm really liking the way it's...

Thanks everyone, I'm really liking the way it's turning out. It already looks better than my reef tank ever did. Even though I didn't originally intend on having so many anubias, I did intend for...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,540
Posted By gerbillo
Finally, finally! Tank finished cycling over two...

Finally, finally! Tank finished cycling over two weeks ago, but I delayed an updated because I was making some major changes: I adjusted and replaced some equipment, major replantings, removed some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By gerbillo
aluminum in aquarium?

Diana Walstad identifies three major factors affecting metal toxicity in "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium":

1. pH: Toxicity is significantly reduced between 5.5-8, staying in sediment.

2. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By gerbillo
I've never used it, but of all aquarium equipment...

I've never used it, but of all aquarium equipment there are some that I wouldn't mind being described "cheap." I would be very uncomfortable if a heater was described that way. Heaters, in general,...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By gerbillo
Sounds like it may have been a Marineland Stealth...

Sounds like it may have been a Marineland Stealth Pro heater during their defective batch a few years ago. Didn't have anything to do with being buried.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By gerbillo
No need. Some folks already provided some pics...

No need. Some folks already provided some pics and I've since already purchased a Neo-Therm. Horizontal placement is not in issue and it still hides well.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By gerbillo
Eheim acquired Jäger in 2002, so even under new...

Eheim acquired Jäger in 2002, so even under new ownership they have an established reputation. If it weren't for the size and hiding issues, I would used Jägers. Cobalt's heaters are still too new...
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