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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By breakaway
We do have home & contents insurance, but I don't...

We do have home & contents insurance, but I don't think we'll be needing it considering we caught the leak fairly quickly on, and were able to bucket water out.

I immediately began ripping plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By breakaway
Unhappy Catastrophic Failure - 50Gal Heavily Planted

Watching some videos on my computer, I hear what sounds like a deep fryer. My gf runs to our room to check the tanks, and yells out my name. I honestly thought she was kidding me.... The 'deep fryer'...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 09-11-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,275
Posted By breakaway
Does the planted tank forum db store passwords in...

Does the planted tank forum db store passwords in plaintext or are they hashed?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By breakaway
Actually, I take that back, I'm getting fantastic...

Actually, I take that back, I'm getting fantastic growth now. Must have been because the plants have been establishing themselves. Tank's been running for just over 2 months now.

Also worth...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By breakaway
Bump, any ideas anyone?

Bump, any ideas anyone?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-22-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By breakaway
Question Okay, will procure a drop checker at my earliest...

Okay, will procure a drop checker at my earliest convenience, but I'm pretty sure there's a good amount of COČ in the water - my plants pearl all day everyday.



Exactly - I'm very keen to give...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-20-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By breakaway
Exclamation E.I. fertilized high light, high CO2 tank, no growth?

As in title.

Every week, I dose

30 mL Flourish Nitrogen
22 mL Flourish Phosphorous
30 mL Flourish Potassium

into my 200L (50Gal) aquarium. This puts water parameters at:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By breakaway
1. Ah ok. Is there a specific ppm I should be...

1. Ah ok. Is there a specific ppm I should be aiming for?
2. Okay, will do!
3. I already have a 3 power heads (2 x 189GPH and 1 x 100GPH )+ fluval 205 on the tank - is this insufficient flow? It's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-02-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By breakaway
Red face Critique my Dosing Regime

I've got a 200L (50Gal) aquarium that I just tore down and set up again due to a bad hair algae outbreak. It's been running about a week. I haven't put any fertilizers in just yet. Here's how densely...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
Exclamation Howmuch ever it said on the bottle: ...

Howmuch ever it said on the bottle:

http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/FlourishNitrogen.html
http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/FlourishPhosphorus.html

So that would be...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,382
Posted By breakaway
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6943/1021484.jp...

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6943/1021484.jpg

Is that a suzuki genuine oil filter? :p
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By breakaway
I've just re-started my planted tank after a...

I've just re-started my planted tank after a massive hair algae outbreak caused due to me mainly being a newbie. I look forward to some experienced aquarists chiming in.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,133
Posted By breakaway
Exclamation That still doesn't answer my question :red_mouth...

That still doesn't answer my question :red_mouth My point was, once the bio film / scum is removed from the surface, it's mixed into the water. A conventional filter system has no way to extract oils...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By breakaway
Why did you exceed the prescribed dosage on the...

Why did you exceed the prescribed dosage on the bottle?
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,133
Posted By breakaway
Is it okay to use these 'faux skimmers' in your...

Is it okay to use these 'faux skimmers' in your tanks? At least with a marine setup, the skimmate (protiens, filth, whatever) is filtered out of the water into the collection cup, but with...
Forum: Algae 07-05-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
I've just torn apart the whole tank recently, and...

I've just torn apart the whole tank recently, and ran chlorinated water through the whole loop (i.e. tap water w/o dechlorinator). Moved my puffers to a smaller tank for the time being. I've got...
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By breakaway
What sort of driver are you using?

What sort of driver are you using?
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By breakaway
I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but it's a...

I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but it's a 3 gal bow front aquarium, so 6 LEDs should be more than enough. This, or a powercompact. LEDs are a fancier project though!

LEDs im planning to use...
Forum: Algae 06-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By breakaway
I have the same problem. I've tried everything...

I have the same problem. I've tried everything from reducing photoperiod, changing dosing regimes to upping COČ, and everything inbetween. After almost 3 months of this I've given up, and will be...
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By breakaway
Exclamation Correct light temperature for plants w/ LEDs?

Just bought a nano to set up as a planted tank, and I'm wondering what sort of color temps I need.

The LEDs I'm looking at buying come in 3 colors:

1. 6500K (Cool White)
2. 4300K (Warm White)...
Forum: Algae 06-14-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
Red face The reason I want to do H2O2 is because it'll...

The reason I want to do H2O2 is because it'll kill all the algae, I'll drain out 75% of the water and replace it with new water, and that way it'll be kind of like starting anew, and I won't have to...
Forum: Algae 06-14-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
Not at all, the only 'dosing' done to the tank is...

Not at all, the only 'dosing' done to the tank is NPK and Flourish Comprehensive, and COČ
Forum: Algae 06-14-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
It is a very heavily planted tank: ...

It is a very heavily planted tank:

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5624/p1040777.jpg



I have a single Aqua One 400L/H (100GPH) power head on the far end of the tank to circulate the...
Forum: Algae 06-14-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
I started dosing flourish comprehensive so that...

I started dosing flourish comprehensive so that the plants grow well, and then the algae problem would 'correct itself'? Is this not the way it works?
Forum: Algae 06-14-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,293
Posted By breakaway
Unhappy 1 month on with serious hair algae problem + Macro/Micro and COČ

I've got a 50Gal (200L) tank, with pressurized COČ and a Rhinox 5000 diffuser. It is lit by Two Twin 39W Glo T5HO Fixtures (156W total). Filtration is a Fluval 205 Canister.

I'm dosing Flourish...
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