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Forum: Lighting 11-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By fish878
Certainly enough light. Maybe too much if you do...

Certainly enough light. Maybe too much if you do not have CO2.....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By fish878
How much space is between your light and the...

How much space is between your light and the water level? I use a current t5HO with 2 bulbs and with just the legs seperating it between the water line (around 4-5") I would get BBA on the plants...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 11-17-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
Posted By fish878
You can buy neutral density filter sheets. They...

You can buy neutral density filter sheets. They are cheap and the .5 nd sheet will reduce your light about 30%. www.bhphotovideo.com is where I bought mine for my 48" T5 HO. I just didn't have the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By fish878
General rule is 10 times the volume. In your...

General rule is 10 times the volume. In your case you want at least 750gph. More flow usually helps combat some algae types.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,365
Posted By fish878
My XP3 has greater outflow than that. Very...

My XP3 has greater outflow than that. Very powerful. Check for obstructions with the inlet pipes and media baskets, kinks in hoses. Also, make sure the canister is filled up completely.
Forum: Fish 09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By fish878
Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a whirl.

Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a whirl.
Forum: Fish 09-04-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By fish878
Help with fish recovery.

I recently had my ph probe in my reactor become heavily inaccurate. I noticed the problem as my fish (peacock gudgeons and roseline sharks) all went into hiding amongst the plants. It was reading...
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By fish878
I've noticed the exact same problem with mine...

I've noticed the exact same problem with mine (48" T5 HO, Current). I turn it upside down when I take it off. I've noticed I have to toggle the switch despite it being plugged into a timer to get...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By fish878
The usual recommendation is 10x's the filteration...

The usual recommendation is 10x's the filteration as compared with the volume of your tank. Some recommend 95% biological filtration and 5% mechanical. So with a 79 gallon you would want 790 gallons...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By fish878
I think it would not hurt to off the lights for a...

I think it would not hurt to off the lights for a day while you resupplied CO2. I have a 75 gallon with 2 X T5HO (high lighting per Hoppy's chart) and do turn them off with days I have to refill my...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By fish878
If its a trickle sound if may be the filter is...

If its a trickle sound if may be the filter is not completely full of water.
Forum: Algae 08-12-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,334
Posted By fish878
cynobacteria decrease

I've had a problem with cynobacteria in my dwarf hair grass (feels funny saying that). It is really difficult to remove from this plant. However, using the multi-pronged approach suggested earlier...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-10-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By fish878
I recently had a very similar experience. I have...

I recently had a very similar experience. I have seryu stones in mine. 2 months in I had a diatom outbreak with the brown sludge on my anubias mostly but also some rocks. I used a diatom filter...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By fish878
cynobacteria

Lately I've been fighting some serious algae. Particularly cynobacteria and diatoms. I had a diatom filter I fired up which took quick care of the white fibrous looking things floating in my tank...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By fish878
I'm using a filstar medium with a hydro power...

I'm using a filstar medium with a hydro power head. Definately gonna get another filstar when I get the cash. In the meantime I'm going to run a diatom filter with my cannister.
Forum: Algae 08-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By fish878
I would say it is more hair like. I did ...

I would say it is more hair like. I did fishless cycling with plants until my ammonia and nitrites =0 (about 1 month). Readings still indicate tank is cycled. I was wondering though if it is some...
Forum: Algae 08-03-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By fish878
White fibrous strands

So I have these white fibrous strands in my water column. They measure about 1/4 centimeter long. They decreased when I did a fifty percent water change but were back again in heavy numbers in...
Forum: Fish 08-03-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By fish878
I've kept Bolivian Rams with Cardinal Tetras,...

I've kept Bolivian Rams with Cardinal Tetras, Plecos, and SAE's with no problem. They differ greatly in behavior depending on the individual and can display aggression towards eachother.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By fish878
My equipment specs are as follows: tank...

My equipment specs are as follows:

tank size-75 gallons
filtration-Rena XP 2(M) and Rena XP 3(L), Hydor powerhead at 550 gph, 1- 9 watt coralife turbo twist uv sterilizer(no longer being used)...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By fish878
My documented struggles with a 75 gallon....

I wanted to start a journal considering the incredible amount of time I spend on this wonderful site. It has certainly not been easy going since I started this tank about 2 months ago. Hopefully,...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By fish878
New filter plumbing question.

Well, my Eheim Ecco decided to burn out on me so I am headed to the pet store to buy a new filter first thing in the morning. The only two avaiable in my area are the Marineland c-360 and API Rena...
Forum: Plants 07-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By fish878
I just covered a large portion(3/4) of my 75...

I just covered a large portion(3/4) of my 75 gallon with 9 of the potted versions commonly sold. I imagine you probably want at least 20. I do not recommend the mat versions of this plant as I have...
Forum: Plants 07-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By fish878
Another java fern question..with pictures!

So I have not seen a question regarding java fern like this. Is it even worth saving? Just got these from a "big online superstore" and they arrived completely brown. My tank is new and I've had...
Forum: Plants 06-27-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By fish878
Ok, thanks all for the advice. I'll crank up my...

Ok, thanks all for the advice. I'll crank up my co2 and see how that works.
Forum: Plants 06-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By fish878
Yes, I do. It's the aquariumplants.com...

Yes, I do. It's the aquariumplants.com auto-system.
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