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Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Mark Allred
I have had great success with Rio pumps, myself. ...

I have had great success with Rio pumps, myself.
Pretty inexpensive compared to most others.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Congrats on the baby! I haven't kept Discus in...

Congrats on the baby!
I haven't kept Discus in years now, but I had my own Beefheart recipe.
Ingredients included beefheart, green shrimp, spinach, garlic, spirulina flake,
paprika, cocoa, and...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Good for you! Miller High Life is "the manly...

Good for you! Miller High Life is "the manly man's beer" :)

My tank is being a bit neglected, as I have been working a bunch of overtime.
So here is a crappy photo to show the major pruning I...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,006
Posted By Mark Allred
A syringe full of Hydrogen peroxide really does a...

A syringe full of Hydrogen peroxide really does a number on the Cladophora!

http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd330/mdallred/030_zps4f5a8b6a.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,006
Posted By Mark Allred
Tank is REALLY doing well, Drew! Congratulations!...

Tank is REALLY doing well, Drew! Congratulations! :)
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Mark Allred
Smart lady! :)

Smart lady! :)
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Mark Allred
I TOTALLY disagree. 45 year aquarist here. In the...

I TOTALLY disagree. 45 year aquarist here. In the 1960s Eheim ran some flashy ads in TFH, and other publications, and the "Canister is best" myth was born.
Now, with the internet and "parroting",...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By Mark Allred
K.I.S.S. ..... Aquaclear, no cartridge, rinse a...

K.I.S.S. ..... Aquaclear, no cartridge, rinse a sponge once in a while.;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,065
Posted By Mark Allred
Run without glass tops on my 3 biggest tanks I...

Run without glass tops on my 3 biggest tanks
I have canopies with egg crate to deter jumpers or Apple snails from escaping.
I have setup continuous water changes, so evaporation is not an...
Forum: Lighting 04-06-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Mark Allred
I use these on a couple of tanks. The 12,000K...

I use these on a couple of tanks. The 12,000K actually look like moonlight,
whereas Actinic Blue do NOT. :smile:

http://current-usa.com/aquarium-led-lights/lunar-lights/
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
thank you, J-Pond!

thank you, J-Pond!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Thanks! This looks to be fairly common for EB...

Thanks!
This looks to be fairly common for EB Rams. https://www.google.com/search?q=electric+blue+ram&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=7lc-U7q4AqKTyQHXl4DgDA&ved=0CC8Q7Ak&biw=1110&bih=578
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Three (or more) would be fine. Great fish, I have...

Three (or more) would be fine. Great fish, I have four L183s in my 29, two Albinos in my 65, and a trio in my 125, hoping for a successful spawn soon!

L183 Starlight (White Seam) Bristlenose.......
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
I saw your pictures and was HORRIFIED at the...

I saw your pictures and was HORRIFIED at the BBA!:eek:
Yes, the Excel will turn it reddish brown, and in a day or two it will disappear.
Do the SAEs eat just the dying red stuff, or the thriving...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Mark Allred
I did a ton of internet "research" on this last...

I did a ton of internet "research" on this last August, as we were setting up a planted Angelfish tank for a friend with a water softener.

The consensus ended up being using softened water for an...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Mark Allred
Chimney effect! Thinking out of the box! This...

Chimney effect! Thinking out of the box! This might be worth doing some research on :) Making the stack "attractive" enough for the little dove, may be an issue...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Yes, I do! It is fast and easy (I am a good...

Yes, I do! It is fast and easy (I am a good counter :icon_roll)!
It allows me to spread the solution throughout the tank better....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
Nice Bolivians!

Nice Bolivians!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,966
Posted By Mark Allred
It seems simpler to me to use one of these, and...

It seems simpler to me to use one of these, and count one drop per gallon, than to measure mls? :smile:
You can get these in 30 ml (probably bigger), the one I use is probably 120ML or so. Something...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mark Allred
Definitely do not use lenses on your cyan red and...

Definitely do not use lenses on your cyan red and royal blue.
If tank ends are dark, you can remove lenses on some of the whites.
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mark Allred
Smoq, I like it! :)

Smoq,
I like it! :)
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By Mark Allred
I have experience with the Ray 2. We put one on a...

I have experience with the Ray 2. We put one on a friends 75.
It grows plants OK, but the Leds are a little stark.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,964
Posted By Mark Allred
The Red Tiger Lotus looks very nice! I will have...

The Red Tiger Lotus looks very nice! I will have to look into those.
Do the leaves grow to the top like a water lily?
Your gourami looks to be a Dwarf Gourami color morph, never seen one deep blue...
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mark Allred
It wouldn't hurt to add some more cool...

It wouldn't hurt to add some more cool whites...........and some cyans! :icon_lol:
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 235
Posted By Mark Allred
All kidding aside, I run 6 15 watt Bridgelux LEDs...

All kidding aside, I run 6 15 watt Bridgelux LEDs on my 65H, and the shimmer is a bit excessive. I have my continuous WC dripping into the tank, causing it.
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