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Forum: Lighting 04-04-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Streptomycin
Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone! I...

Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone! I will try some of those!
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Streptomycin
Replacement for my beloved GE Aqua Rays 9325K

Does anyone have some suggestions for replacements for these wonderful bulbs, that seem to have been discontinued? I loved their light, plants grew great, fish looked beautiful. Everything else I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Streptomycin
I'm certainly no expert, but the plants look like...

I'm certainly no expert, but the plants look like what my plants looked like when adjusting to life in the tank. Since you say they are only two weeks old, I'd assume that is the case.

In my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By Streptomycin
Can you just turn off some of the lights?

Can you just turn off some of the lights?
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,869
Posted By Streptomycin
I just bought one of these as well and love it!

I just bought one of these as well and love it!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By Streptomycin
Really beautiful. Love it!

Really beautiful. Love it!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Streptomycin
I've never heard of something as hardy as...

I've never heard of something as hardy as bacteria being killed by a temperature fluctuation, especially to a lower temperature. I think the worst that would happen is their metabolism may slow a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Streptomycin
I didn't know there were two different ways of...

I didn't know there were two different ways of expressing the nitrate. I was just going off of my city's water report that reports the nitrogen in nitrate with the 10ppm limit. I guess you've got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Streptomycin
That's a pretty high nitrate! Fertilizing with...

That's a pretty high nitrate! Fertilizing with your tap a little. :)

The EPA MCLG (Maximum Contaminant Level Goal) limit is only 10mg/L.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Streptomycin
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Streptomycin
Thanks for that and everyone's responses! That...

Thanks for that and everyone's responses! That thread and dapellegrini (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/dapellegrini.html)'s awesome carpet is what made me want to buy some in the first...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By Streptomycin
Must I shear my four leaf clover?

I just got in some beautiful Marsilea quadrifolia from aquariumplants.com yesterday. Included in the shipment was a piece of paper advising me to cut the plants off entirely 1/4" above the pot. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Streptomycin
Sorry for your loss. You could always clean your...

Sorry for your loss. You could always clean your own house.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-13-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Streptomycin
That's the same thing I thought when I read that...

That's the same thing I thought when I read that article.

Just don't breathe the fibers!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=carbon-nanotube-danger
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By Streptomycin
I don't know if I am reading your post wrong, but...

I don't know if I am reading your post wrong, but baking soda doesn't have calcium, please don't feed it to your goats! :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Streptomycin
Looks like a cool idea! Those pendants will look...

Looks like a cool idea! Those pendants will look really nice as opposed to the mad scientist look most of us rock over our aquariums. I don't understand what the problem is with the light. If he...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Streptomycin
I found this thing and it's actually got a lot of...

I found this thing and it's actually got a lot of cool info.

http://tellus.ssec.wisc.edu/outreach/teach/ideas/kotoski/Minifact_Sheets/Minifact6_Carbon_Dioxide.pdf

Average Carbon Dioxide Amounts...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Streptomycin
What's your TDS?

I just got in my sweet Hanna Primo TDS meter that I bought on ebay to test my DI water and I was wondering if some of you that own TDS meters would chime in with what your TDS is in your planted...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By Streptomycin
It's possible the two bettas dying was just a...

It's possible the two bettas dying was just a coincidence. Or the first one dying in the 5 gallon fouled the water and then you put the other betta in this fouled water. The other deaths could just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Streptomycin
Love it, Fish Dork!

Love it, Fish Dork!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Streptomycin
I come from a saltwater background and have an...

I come from a saltwater background and have an RO/DI system as well. Using tap water feels like the ultimate heresy, but it is what I have been doing because I couldn't find this locally-
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Streptomycin
The plants are telling you which setup they...

The plants are telling you which setup they prefer. :) Don't let your human ideas and internet obtained "rules" get in the way.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Streptomycin
http://www.aquariumplants.com/AquariumPlants_com_s...

http://www.aquariumplants.com/AquariumPlants_com_s_own_SUBSTRATE_VITALIZATION_p/fert.htm

I bought the "Total Substrate Pellets" from AquariumPlants.com.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Streptomycin
Is it even possible to harm your fish with diy CO2?

I had a diy yeast CO2 bottle going and it seemed to be going fine. I was getting bubbles, but then I had some new fish die and, worried it may have been the CO2, I took it out.

Fast forward a few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-09-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,025
Posted By Streptomycin
By scientific testing, I simply mean two tanks...

By scientific testing, I simply mean two tanks with the same lighting and same plants, one with excel, one without. You should get an aquatic version of this-
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