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Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,696
Posted By Wheely34
Go for it! Although I don't know how mixing the...

Go for it! Although I don't know how mixing the peat into the substrate will work since peat is very light and flows right to the top. You really should be capping the peat, but whatever, I'd try it...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Wheely34
Eh, cost is not a HUGE concern, but I can't go...

Eh, cost is not a HUGE concern, but I can't go that high for a buildmyled. I think for a smaller tank like this, the FugeRay Planted+ is a go. From the reviews on Amazon, it seems people are having...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Wheely34
The FugeRay Planted series seems to be a better...

The FugeRay Planted series seems to be a better choice over the Monster. It has many more LEDs than the Monster. They are both advertised as having "high output LED bulbs." The Planted though goes...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Wheely34
20G Long LED High Tech Build

I'm breaking down 2 tanks and consolidating them into one 20G Long tank (just moved and space has become an issue). I've only ever used T5s and have grown two very nice tanks with them, however, I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Wheely34
I am currently carpetting a 4 gallon with dwarf...

I am currently carpetting a 4 gallon with dwarf baby tears. This is a difficult plant...period. There are people on youtube that make it look simple. They grow beautful carpets in a month's time, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Wheely34
Question Fluval 20g Diffuser Effectiveness

For anyone that has used this kit, more specifically the diffuser, how did it work out for you? Yes, the diffuser is big, bulky, and ugly, but how effective is the diffuser? I have yet to install my...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By Wheely34
That's going to look really good. I have a 4gal...

That's going to look really good. I have a 4gal Finnex myself, growing the same setup you have here. How many BPS will you/are you running in this tank?

You should post some updated pictures....
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Wheely34
Got it. Thanks guys

Got it. Thanks guys
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Wheely34
I also think a new tank is the better choice....

I also think a new tank is the better choice. However, does a new tank need to be tested? AP claims the DOT stamps on their tanks are usually only a few days or weeks old, so I'm guessing this means...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Wheely34
Hydrostatic Testing..?

I'm going to be upgrading to a pressurized system and I'm stuck between buying a new 10lb and a used 10lb. I can save about 20 or so bucks with the used, but it was last hydro tested in late 2009 so...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By Wheely34
Replacing 2 HOBs with 1 Canister...

I have two AquaClear 50s, rated at 200gph each, on my 45gal. I am upgrading to pressurized CO2 and was considering a canister filter so I could run an inline reactor and then an inline heater while...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Wheely34
Well I don't have any free floating algae...

Well I don't have any free floating algae problems. Any algae I have is in the form of very thin layers either on the glass or plants, which is quickly eaten by the pleco.

No matter what I put in...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Wheely34
Type of algae UV Sterilization deals with...

I'm looking to incorporate UV sterilization into my 45 gallon, but I wanted to know exactly what kinds of algae it kills. I don't have too much of an algae problem other than just needing to scrub a...
Forum: Plants 07-17-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Wheely34
I never dry started mine. Like others have said,...

I never dry started mine. Like others have said, Co2 is extremely important. In my experience, these plants just take a lot of everything to get them to carpet (Light, Co2, Fertz).

What I have...
Forum: Plants 07-17-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Wheely34
Hygrophila (Giant Hygro) granted you have the...

Hygrophila (Giant Hygro) granted you have the room. They grow pretty quickly and get quite large.
Forum: Plants 07-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By Wheely34
Seems I may have gotten the name wrong? Bacopa...

Seems I may have gotten the name wrong? Bacopa Caroliniana (instead of "Carolina").

Yeah, seems people have been getting anywhere between 20-30 inches.
Forum: Plants 07-14-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By Wheely34
Question Bacopa Carolina height?

I can't seem to find the max height this plant will grow to. I'm looking to get some plants in the background of my 45gal that will grow to at least 16-17in.
Forum: Algae 05-31-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wheely34
Yes, i have already realized the error of my ways...

Yes, i have already realized the error of my ways in regards to choosing the Hygrophila corymbosa... I guess the word "Giant" in Giant Hygro should have set off a light bulb. Either way, it's...
Forum: Algae 05-30-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wheely34
Yes, it is the Hemianthus callitrichoides I am...

Yes, it is the Hemianthus callitrichoides I am referring too.

Well, it seems it's just too much light for my application. My other plants consist of Cryptocoryne parva, Heteranthera zosterifolia...
Forum: Algae 05-30-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wheely34
Yes, it is a 6500K screw-in CFL bulb with dome...

Yes, it is a 6500K screw-in CFL bulb with dome reflector:

http://www.finnex.net/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&category_id=4&product_id=176&Itemid=61...
Forum: Algae 05-30-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Wheely34
Question Algae Problem in Newly Established Tank

Some information about my tank before I continue:

-4 Gallons (is holding exactly 3 gallons of water
-26 Watt 6500K
-Flourite Black Sand Clay Substrate
-Weekly water changes, about 20%
-At...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Wheely34
brainwavepc.com, when you say half dosage, you do...

brainwavepc.com, when you say half dosage, you do mean half the dosage the bottle recommends you put in correct? Because I have heard this half-dosage from someone else too I think.
Forum: Fish 04-09-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Wheely34
Well I tried the salt bath with raising the temp...

Well I tried the salt bath with raising the temp and 2 of the four fish no longer have the cysts. 1 has died and the other is still swimming and acting normal, but still has cysts (although they are...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Wheely34
I'm going to try the salt/heat method since I've...

I'm going to try the salt/heat method since I've already begun to add salt. I have the powerhead going and I'll put about 1 tablespoon per 5 gal of salt in there. I'll try heating the water to...
Forum: Fish 04-03-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By Wheely34
Question Treating Ick without killing plants...?

Is it possible?

I have a few green tigers that are infected with the little white dots for a few days now, but are otherwise acting normal. I was going to try an Ick medication such as...
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