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Forum: Substrate 05-25-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Silock
It's not PF sand... it's black blasting "sand." ...

It's not PF sand... it's black blasting "sand." I use Purigen. It's not that the water isn't clear. It's the particulate that's floating around. The water itself is clear.
Forum: Substrate 05-23-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Silock
Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try the MTS. If...

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try the MTS. If not, I'll add another powerhead.
Forum: Substrate 05-22-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Silock
Just can't seem to get my water clear/clean

So, I have sand. And it's working great. The plants are growing like crazy and spreading and budding and all that good stuff. The problem is that the decomposing plant matter just sits on top of...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Silock
Need a silent powerhead for co2 reactor

Tried it out with a Maxi Jet 400, and holy cow is that thing loud. Would a Rio 800 or 600 be quiet? Reviews say they're silent, but I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with one. Or...
Forum: Lighting 06-03-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Silock
I use the 1w reef model for my 5g. Provides great...

I use the 1w reef model for my 5g. Provides great light and grows plants extremely well.
Forum: Lighting 05-27-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By Silock
Honestly, I couldn't care less about power...

Honestly, I couldn't care less about power consumption as long as they work. And AHSupply kits work better than any other light I've ever had, not even figuring in the low cost.

I just wish I...
Forum: Lighting 05-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Silock
36" suggestions

I can't seem to get this right. I have an AH supply retro 55w kit on my 30 long and it just won't quit throwing up gda on the glass. Co2 is high enough to nearly gas the fish (drop checker is nearly...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Silock
Diffusing water from end of water changer?

Anyone have a solution for something to put on the end of a water changer hose that will spread out the flow of water so it doesn't kick up my substrate? I've been turning the faucet pressure down,...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Silock
About a year

About a year
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Silock
Works great for me. Holds a reasonably large...

Works great for me. Holds a reasonably large amount of food, adjustable doses, accurate scheduling.
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Silock
Anyone? If I were going with a premade fixture, I...

Anyone? If I were going with a premade fixture, I would need two 36" units, as I have a center brace. I've ruled out the AH Supply lights, I think. Just too expensive for what little benefit there...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Silock
Easy stocking for a 125

My idea was to get a few swordtails and a few guppies (probably some red lyre tail swords and some kind of blue guppy) and just let them populate the tank, as they are wont to do as livebearers. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Silock
So, am I to take from this that one canister...

So, am I to take from this that one canister filter (350 gph) and 1 lily pipe should be sufficient?
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Silock
Is there another way that doesn't require a sump,...

Is there another way that doesn't require a sump, and will deal with surface scum without using a surface skimmer?
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Silock
I'm trying to stay away from a sump. I have a...

I'm trying to stay away from a sump. I have a Cascade 1500 for it (350 gph). If possible, I'd rather just add a powerhead than another filter.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Silock
That's pretty fantastic. It looks like there is...

That's pretty fantastic. It looks like there is Inout and output at both ends. Are they using two filters for that, or did they fabricate some kind of T to split the outflow? Seems like it would be...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By Silock
Lily pipe on a 125g?

Good idea or bad? Seems like it wouldn't have enough flow, but I don't have any experience with them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By Silock
Why would feeding the guppies be killing the...

Why would feeding the guppies be killing the shrimp? There is no amm/tri/trate. The plants eat it all. But yes, there's a sponge filter and an AQ20 on the 5g tank. It is very over filtered.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By Silock
It must be the guppies then. I have twenty...

It must be the guppies then. I have twenty shrimp in there, and there are male and female. None are berried or saddled. They get fed twice a day, once spirulina flakes, once freeze dried shrimp.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,640
Posted By Silock
Why won't my cherry shrimp breed?

I must be the only person in the world that can't breed them. No luck in my 1 year 30g planted tank, so I thought I'd start a 5g tank to breed some. It's been 4 months and no luck.

The only fish...
Forum: DIY 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 172,048
Posted By Silock
Never mind. Figured it out. My housing has a...

Never mind. Figured it out. My housing has a pressure relief valve, so I just pushed it with the filter on. Lots of trapped air came out, so I just kept holding until it was just water. I guess the...
Forum: DIY 03-13-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 172,048
Posted By Silock
I made one myself and have had it running for a...

I made one myself and have had it running for a good two months now. It used to be silent, but now it sounds like there's running water inside it. That can't be good, but it's not leaking and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Silock
The real question I have, then, is how WELL do...

The real question I have, then, is how WELL do these plants grow with just nutrients in the water?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Silock
Not exactly. Of course I could DO it, but what...

Not exactly. Of course I could DO it, but what I'm wondering about is its efficacy.

I don't see a big difference in my high tech tank when I dose EI or not, so I'm wondering if it works the other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Silock
I suppose I mislabeled the title. I'm just...

I suppose I mislabeled the title. I'm just looking for a convincing argument for dirt in the presence of EI dosing. I do EI dose my dirted tanks, but I'm not really sure why, honestly.

My...
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