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Forum: Algae Today, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By latchdan
I chickend out and didn't do that H202 treatment,...

I chickend out and didn't do that H202 treatment, Ima give 1 more week of OD excel to see if it has any impact.
Forum: Algae Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By latchdan
I'm not sure if those PAR levels are a good...

I'm not sure if those PAR levels are a good indication on weather you need to add C02 or add ferts. I've read that even though you have dirted tank you still need to add ferts.

I was using that...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By latchdan
No co2? No ferts? That is prolly your problem,...

No co2? No ferts? That is prolly your problem, how far is your light from substrate?
See this thread looks like similar algae as second picture, last pic looks like BBA or some thread/fuz algae\
...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By latchdan
Yeah, If you read my thread at all I've tried...

Yeah, If you read my thread at all I've tried almost everything, I've spot treated with excel/OD it and it seems like it has decreased. Although, it could be that I turned one of my lights...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By latchdan
I've been reading the one two punch whole tank...

I've been reading the one two punch whole tank treatment thread, I may give this a try tomorrow. I'm going to do a 50% water change tonight and get ready to give it a try tomorrow.
Here is the link...
Forum: Algae 12-19-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By latchdan
You think so? I thought H2O2 only works when you...

You think so? I thought H2O2 only works when you apply directly to the algae... In my instance and the original post, its everywhere so it would be very difficult to spot treat with H2O2.
Forum: Algae 12-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By latchdan
I have the same stuff, I think its filamentous...

I have the same stuff, I think its filamentous diatoms, where is a link to my post on the same algae, no solution has been found for me yet, been battling it for 4 months now.
...
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By latchdan
I bought 2 36" BuildmyLED XB, way over kill, I've...

I bought 2 36" BuildmyLED XB, way over kill, I've been battling algae since. I have the Solunar dimmer as well.
Forum: Fish 12-19-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By latchdan
My angels always sat in the corner, till the...

My angels always sat in the corner, till the lights when down....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By latchdan
Pretty much you need to mix RO water with tap...

Pretty much you need to mix RO water with tap water to lower it, although some substrates will absorb GH and KH. For instance safe-t-sorb was sucking all my GH and KH but after 4 months things have...
Forum: Fish 12-12-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By latchdan
Need Center Piece Fish

Currently I have 7 Harlequin rasboras and I think around 12 Cardinal tetras in my 40B. I want to get a few more fish and not really sure what I should get. Originally I wanted a school of fish but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By latchdan
Just wanted to give an update, after 4 months my...

Just wanted to give an update, after 4 months my safe-t-sorb doesn't seem to be absorbing my KH/GH at a crazy rate anymore.

My KH and GH are a staying between 3-4 degrees with just water changes...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By latchdan
Are you adding baking soda as well to your RO...

Are you adding baking soda as well to your RO water?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By latchdan
I run my that way, didn't find it to be a problem

I run my that way, didn't find it to be a problem
Forum: Algae 12-12-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By latchdan
yup looks like it h202 will fix it

yup looks like it h202 will fix it
Forum: Algae 12-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/latchdan/IM...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/latchdan/IMG_2761.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/latchdan/media/IMG_2761.jpg.html)

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Forum: Algae 12-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
I have a nitrate reference solution made up,...

I have a nitrate reference solution made up, although I haven't used it in a while.

Little update so far, I've seen a large decrease in amount of algae in tank since last water change. I'm not...
Forum: Algae 12-05-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
Nitrate is 20ppms after water change is usually...

Nitrate is 20ppms after water change is usually around <5ppm, Phosphate is generally around 1-2ppm, I've increased phosphate due to seeing some GSA. I don't think my macros are the issue.

I use a...
Forum: Algae 12-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
I do have rocks, I don't no what type. I got them...

I do have rocks, I don't no what type. I got them on a hike near the coast. I've had them in distilled water and it didn't affect the KH/GH or PH so I put them in. Like I said earlier I might have...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
I've been dosing according to EI, or even...

I've been dosing according to EI, or even slightly less. I would say the plant mass is on the lighter side now since I had to dump a lot of plants or they just died because of the algae. Although,...
Forum: Algae 12-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
I'm gonna leave the one 2 punch as a last resort,...

I'm gonna leave the one 2 punch as a last resort, I currently have riccia, as well as cardinal tetras in the tank and I heard both are sensitive to H2O2.
I have some excel I'm gonna try first to see...
Forum: Algae 12-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
Well today when I woke up I got a little bit of a...

Well today when I woke up I got a little bit of a surprise. The samples I took of the algae with excel and H202 have turned green from brown. I also noticed when the algae is left out to dry it...
Forum: Algae 11-30-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
Thanks for the post, yeah I though it was...

Thanks for the post, yeah I though it was filamentous algae but it just hasn't gone away for months which I thought it would as the tank ages. I have tried increasing the lighting from 30% up to 65%...
Forum: Algae 11-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By latchdan
This algae is still growing like crazy with the...

This algae is still growing like crazy with the lights reduced to 25% and 30%, I'm going to turn off one completely (the front one) and see if this has any affect at all. Last week I pulled all the...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,053
Posted By latchdan
Do you have to disconnect the tubing every time...

Do you have to disconnect the tubing every time the canister is serviced though? I couldn't see a quick disconnect from the pictures of those filters.

Edit:
I have a 40g breeder and have a 304-b...
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