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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Posted By HD Blazingwolf
get a 20, and a 5lb. Generally speaking. most...

get a 20, and a 5lb. Generally speaking. most places charge almost the same amount to fill a 5 or a 20 lb.. so its more economical to have a bigger tank.. and if you really need a spare. a 5 lb...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-06-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
you know, i've never starved an otto.. good...

you know, i've never starved an otto.. good light, and nutrients means good plant growth. and good feeding regimines for other fish means good bacterial film growth, which means nom nom's for otto's
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-06-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,004
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
if your plants are healthy, they will have strong...

if your plants are healthy, they will have strong root systems and a bristlenose unless P'd off at the world, will not uproot them on a day to day basis.
Forum: Equipment   09-07-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
sounds like a leak

sounds like a leak
Forum: Equipment   09-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
cooooooooooooollll beans if i may make any...

cooooooooooooollll beans
if i may make any suggestiongs

either, do a herbie or bean animal style drain.. or one giant drain

either way, the bigger the drains, the safer and quieter it will be,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-04-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,119
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
lakes and rivers are constantly moving, they are...

lakes and rivers are constantly moving, they are supplied by freshwater somewhere.. they generally aren't circles resupplying themselves. so in a way they are constantly water changing.

but yes...
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
i have a well oversized pump for the task. it...

i have a well oversized pump for the task. it allows you to add stuff inline if u desire, which i have done and have approximately 15 feet worth of tubing which allows more co2 dissolve time. and...
Forum: Equipment   08-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
OH, absolutely...

OH, absolutely...
Forum: Equipment   08-28-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
sump should hold bare minimum of 9 gallons....

sump should hold bare minimum of 9 gallons. sumps should hold at least 10% of the tank volume. however i like to be a little more cautious as 10% can drain if power fails so id for like a 15%...
Forum: Plants   08-14-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 917
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
its a slow grower anyways, but it still needs...

its a slow grower anyways, but it still needs lots of light to stay red /purple

flourish is a pretty weak dosing supplement. so you are limited there. and co2 probably could be raised a little and...
Forum: Equipment   08-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
WHAT happened to the leds?

WHAT happened to the leds?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,669
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
my tank sits accross from a 114 inch wide 4 foot...

my tank sits accross from a 114 inch wide 4 foot tall window, neither gets direct sunlight but i can leave lights and co2 on for 15 hours either because plants dont need that much direct intensity...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
indeed, that was a nice find!

indeed, that was a nice find!
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
Filtration can be completely setup through a...

Filtration can be completely setup through a properly sized sump. for sensitive species, having a strong bio filter that will quickly and efficiently convert ammonia to ntirates is key. so prioritize...
Forum: Equipment   07-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
awww shucks, thanks for the compliment i should...

awww shucks, thanks for the compliment
i should revise the last segment, i think in turned more into a rant than an information providing session
Forum: Fish   07-14-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
my ph with my angel gets down to 5.3 with co2...

my ph with my angel gets down to 5.3 with co2 on.. it does fine
probably co2 stress from first introduction. give them some time.. reduce lighting and increase surface agitation to gas off some co2...
Forum: Plants   07-13-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
wait for the dust to settle after a vac, then...

wait for the dust to settle after a vac, then right before a water change, swish ur hand through the plants and "fluff" them. this will re-suspend particles in the water colum and allow ur water...
Forum: Algae   07-13-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,722
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
I don't agree with low nutrient uptake of no3 in...

I don't agree with low nutrient uptake of no3 in acidic water.. my plants seem to uptake it fine.. this could be specific to certain plants though, i do have a lot of fast growers..
i was also...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
the bubbles wont hurt a thing, some plants even...

the bubbles wont hurt a thing, some plants even seem to appreciate them
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
it just wont skim water very well like that

it just wont skim water very well like that
Forum: Algae   07-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,722
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
my water is about 5.3 with co2 on.. rcs, amano,...

my water is about 5.3 with co2 on.. rcs, amano, otos, clown pleco, rainbowfish, striata loaches, angelfish all seem to survive just fine. my ph drop is from 6.8 to 5.3 with co2 on
plant growth...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
the vent holes if too small don't decrease flow,...

the vent holes if too small don't decrease flow, they increase flow by allowing partial sipohns... i'd imagine the durso is too tall
Forum: Equipment   07-11-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
take the durso out then see where the water level...

take the durso out then see where the water level is
Forum: Equipment   07-10-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
is the overflow water level high in the back or...

is the overflow water level high in the back or in the front weir?
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By HD Blazingwolf
Overflow Drain Setup for Beginners

I am merely paraphrasing many other peoples' works on drain setups into one unified format that can be a quick start for the beginner to make his or her overflow and sump setup suit the needs of the...
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