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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 195
Posted By kelsier25
I gave up searching and went with a cerges...

I gave up searching and went with a cerges reactor. Just had to track down a few parts online and at Home Depot and now I have 100% efficiency and no bubbles. I was avoiding it because the hassle...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-31-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By kelsier25
I would think it has to do with fluctuations with...

I would think it has to do with fluctuations with the small volume of water. It may be a rapid fluctuation in parameters (i.e. Something in the tank is increasing or decreasing PH over time from tap...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By kelsier25
I have 6 tanks set up with no tops with nothing...

I have 6 tanks set up with no tops with nothing but shrimp. I've never had a problem. It's possible for one or two to jump out on occasion if they're near the top and scared, but at the rate...
Forum: Plants 03-30-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By kelsier25
I had similar looking damage and dose ei also. ...

I had similar looking damage and dose ei also. Mine ended up being snail damage. Eliminated the snails and the problem stopped.
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By kelsier25
I have all of those fish, and they do great on...

I have all of those fish, and they do great on New Life Spectrum for Small Fish. I also supplement with frozen bloodworms. The CPDs arent as into the bloodworms, but will occasionally eat them. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By kelsier25
A lot of people criticize the 9w UV as being...

A lot of people criticize the 9w UV as being useless, but it has very effectively cleared green water for me more than once. I think you'll like it. I've tried a lot of the budget brands and big...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By kelsier25
I have a monsterRay (It's awesome!) and the...

I have a monsterRay (It's awesome!) and the closest I've seen to it in terms of making reds and blues pop is the corallife colormax t5ho bulbs. If you can pick up a cheap used t5ho fixture, it may...
Forum: Substrate 03-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By kelsier25
From everything I've read, the finest grain will...

From everything I've read, the finest grain will always work its way to the bottom. I would expect that over time the sand would work its way down.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 535
Posted By kelsier25
Had one running for a couple of years. It...

Had one running for a couple of years. It replaced an eheim and I would never go back. The sunsun is quieter, easier to clean, has UV, and much less finicky. Never had a single issue - just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Poll: More snails?
Views: 301
Posted By kelsier25
It's strange how some people have the egg issue...

It's strange how some people have the egg issue with nerites and some don't. I had 3 in my tank and after a few months, all of my driftwood was covered and they had started laying on they glass. ...
Forum: Lighting 03-25-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By kelsier25
I have a Ray2 in a 125g. It was a bit washed out...

I have a Ray2 in a 125g. It was a bit washed out and white, so I added a monsterRay for color. Gorgeous combination and I have a very full, lush carpet of HC and DHG.
Forum: Fish 03-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By kelsier25
Also, the front bottom fins (sorry - don't know...

Also, the front bottom fins (sorry - don't know the name) will usually be longer in a male.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-25-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Poll: More snails?
Views: 301
Posted By kelsier25
Tough call - nerites seems to eat a bit more...

Tough call - nerites seems to eat a bit more algae and didn't reproduce. They did leave a mess of white eggs all around my tank though. Ramshorns reproduce quickly and eat a decent amount. I would...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By kelsier25
20 is possible if you're ok with smaller fish. ...

20 is possible if you're ok with smaller fish. The real concern with it is the fluctuations. The more fish you have and the bigger fish you have, the larger their bioload is. In a smaller volume...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By kelsier25
Like others have mentioned - Ramshorns seem to do...

Like others have mentioned - Ramshorns seem to do a decent job, but some people don't like them because they reproduce quickly. I have a group of Otos in my 125g and I always see them eating algae...
Forum: Substrate 03-23-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By kelsier25
My 2 inexpensive substrates that have been...

My 2 inexpensive substrates that have been excellent for plant growth and still look nice are Safe T Sorb and Black Diamond cap over MTS (Both already mentioned). I wouldn't let dirt intimidate - my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-10-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By kelsier25
Depends on the type of crays. A lot of the dwarf...

Depends on the type of crays. A lot of the dwarf varieties are plant safe, and not as aggressive. You'll be able to keep more in the tank and breed without having to pull out your babies all of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 197
Posted By kelsier25
See if you have any paintball supply stores...

See if you have any paintball supply stores nearby. I've tried Dick's and they did a terrible job on paintball tanks and it took forever. I went to a paintball supply shop here and they filled my...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kelsier25
So it turns out it was the tank they came from. ...

So it turns out it was the tank they came from. This is an established tank thats been running for 3 years. Test every few months and always get 7,0,0,0. Well apparently over the last month or so,...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kelsier25
I did an acclimation, but much quicker than fish...

I did an acclimation, but much quicker than fish from lfs. I assumed it would be ok because both tanks had the same water source and same readings in big 4 categories. Temperature was at most 2...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kelsier25
Tank was cycled for over a month with established...

Tank was cycled for over a month with established tank filter media and waste water. I would think that a non cycled tank would cause ammonia and nitrate spikes a few days in, not immediate deaths...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By kelsier25
Fish dying

Looking for some thoughts or suggestions. I recently set up a 125g planted tank. It's been running for about a month with just plants growing. Substrate is MTS capped with Black Diamond. PH was...
Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By kelsier25
Thanks - The MTS were just added this week (I've...

Thanks - The MTS were just added this week (I've had good luck with them in the past stirring up my sand) and there's only about 5 of them - don't think it is them because I was noticing it before I...
Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By kelsier25
It's a 29 gallon tank - here's my dosing: tsp...

It's a 29 gallon tank - here's my dosing:
tsp KN03 3x a week
1/16 tsp KH2P04 3x a week
1/16 tsp CSM+B
I'll add a bit of iron every other dose.

Lighting is 2 30" t5ho with high quality...
Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By kelsier25
What is causing holes?

I need some help here. I'm getting holes in all of my plant leaves. I'm not sure if someone is nibbling or if it is due to some sort of deficiency. I'm seeing it in almost all plants - old and new...
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