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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,663
Posted By killacross
I have had success with algae by adding more than...

I have had success with algae by adding more than enough (+1 more fish than needed) fish to deal with it...I grow some...they eat it..I feed them algae tablets just in case

but Im wondering if...
Forum: Equipment   04-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By killacross
or make a grigg style external PVC reactor...but...

or make a grigg style external PVC reactor...but that hinges on whether or not youre using a canister filter

personally...i like it better than the mini hagen micro bubble sprayer
Forum: Algae   04-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 20,211
Posted By killacross
yes...most snails will eat some algae...but at...

yes...most snails will eat some algae...but at the pace they move
kinda depends on how many snails you see right now...

if it's a handful (5 or less)...you may get lucky and be able to remove...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-09-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By killacross
all the elaboration youll need ...

all the elaboration youll need

http://www.bestaquariumregulator.com/CO2.html#reactor
Forum: Plants   04-07-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By killacross
i saw them over at Google's place once... ...

i saw them over at Google's place once...

you should try...maybe he still has them
Forum: Equipment   04-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,137
Posted By killacross
whats so hard about 1. finding the size of...

whats so hard about

1. finding the size of your tubing

2. taking a list of parts to Lowes/Homedepot

3. screwing/gluing the pieces together

4. wait a day for everything to set
Forum: Lighting   04-05-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By killacross
floor surfing...ha...I always call them egyptian...

floor surfing...ha...I always call them egyptian fish because by the time I find them they are mummies.

either way...I dont use canopies cuz i use it as a means of population control
Forum: Equipment   04-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,137
Posted By killacross
man...$75 compared to the $15-ish it cost to make...

man...$75 compared to the $15-ish it cost to make a Rex style one...tough decision...especially since I decided to hide mine with all my other equipment
:icon_cool
Forum: Equipment   04-05-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By killacross
well...reading some other posts about lighting...

well...reading some other posts about lighting (namely from Hoppy) light intensity only decreases slightly at a reasonable depth of water...so I was thinking of using it when I set up a new...
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By killacross
^^ no body EVER stays still in this hobby tho ...

^^ no body EVER stays still in this hobby tho

go with the HO set up...you can always turn off bulbs you dont use if you want low-light/tech

but eventually youre going to upgrade...its...
Forum: Equipment   04-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By killacross
Grow Light Meter

would it be worth investing in this "Grow Light Meter" to try to get light readings for my tank? or for planning a new tank etc.
Its marketed towards hydroponic plants, but I figure at $25 it could...
Forum: Equipment   04-04-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By killacross
lets see...in this order CO2 tank -->...

lets see...in this order

CO2 tank --> regulator (pictured)
--> solenoid (pictured, needs power source)
--> bubble counter (pictured)
--> co2 tubing (pictured)
--> check valve (pictured,...
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 249,629
Posted By killacross
what about the new sulfur-plasma bulbs? Ill have...

what about the new sulfur-plasma bulbs? Ill have to find a link because I cant remember where I saw it...

they demoed one to show the range of intensities (like 5%-95%) once at the university and...
Forum: DIY   04-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,906
Posted By killacross
not to mention, it isnt a regulator...its an...

not to mention, it isnt a regulator...its an on/off controller (though you can crudely control bubble rate) and in my experience...its a $35 piece of crap
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 249,629
Posted By killacross
you left our spiral CF bulbs but either...

you left our spiral CF bulbs but either way...cant wait to see how this thread will evolve..especially if i4x4 gets involved and you two heavy weights can duke it out...(dont be Roy Jones Hoppy! lol)...
Forum: DIY   04-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By killacross
***update...Ive fixed it*** thx for the...

***update...Ive fixed it***

thx for the useful suggestions

a coating of JB weld...followed by a little bit of gas-thread seal tape two days later...followed by a final layer of JB weld
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-04-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By killacross
I was scared of ET the ExtraTerrestrial for years...

I was scared of ET the ExtraTerrestrial for years and years and years...:icon_frow:icon_frow

with my fish tanks tho...I hate thermometers, diffusers or virtually anything on the side of the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-04-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,834
Posted By killacross
I love hot/spicy/tongue torch foods I cant...

I love hot/spicy/tongue torch foods

I cant remember what I ate this one time (it was a pepper dish from an Indian restaraunt) but it gave me blisters all over my tongue and a few in my mouth...my...
Forum: Substrate   04-04-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,229
Posted By killacross
its all lies...regardless of whether there are...

its all lies...regardless of whether there are bacteria in the substrate or not...you still have to wait for your tank to develop a bio slime

so if there are bacteria in the substrate...it has no...
Forum: Equipment   04-04-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By killacross
im probably just ignorant here as ive never heard...

im probably just ignorant here as ive never heard of an electric check valve...do you mean a solenoid?

if so...there are plenty of high-end and low end quality ones endorsed by various members...
Forum: DIY   04-03-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By killacross
are you talking about the bubbles on the water...

are you talking about the bubbles on the water surface? if so, they are completely harmless...your fish will be absolutely fine
Forum: DIY   04-03-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Posted By killacross
Hi-C bottle (1 gallon I think) -10 gallon...

Hi-C bottle (1 gallon I think)

-10 gallon Shrimp Tank
- 1 day before CO2 production, 5-6 days before peak production

Recipe:
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 tsp Yeast
-Warm Water to the bend in the neck
Forum: Plants   04-03-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By killacross
glosso is so aggressive once its established that...

glosso is so aggressive once its established that you could basically just plant the whole thing...grid and all just below the surface of your substrate and wait

in a week youll have new growth...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-02-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,204
Posted By killacross
if it IS a ramshorn snail...there arent any real...

if it IS a ramshorn snail...there arent any real disadvantages of it...but just throw in an extra pinch of food every feeding for a week

then 1 becomes--> 5-->15-->123453241-->13535156346351
...
Forum: DIY   04-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By killacross
wouldnt need bioballs unless you wanted to use...

wouldnt need bioballs unless you wanted to use them as the filter...and other than that...probably really inefficient way to heat the tank

youre reactor would probably be the proper temp while the...
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