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Forum: Algae 01-10-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,717
Posted By penpal
I'm gonna give phosguard a try. I've been...

I'm gonna give phosguard a try. I've been battling BBA in one of my old tank for 3 years now. Whilst all my other tanks are spotless. I tried upping/lowering co2, ferts, light. Apart from completely...
Forum: Algae 02-27-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By penpal
Does excess organics attribute to that? I have...

Does excess organics attribute to that? I have bba as well in my tank, nothing extreme just on the wood rocks. ive re somewhere that organics in the older tank causes bba as well. My tank has been...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,153
Posted By penpal
I've had good results with Algaefix even with...

I've had good results with Algaefix even with higher dosage. I had some bushy clado for a long long time in my tank that I could never get rid of it so I finally gave in and used it. I dosed the...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-24-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By penpal
You can just run hot water over it. Itll turn red...

You can just run hot water over it. Itll turn red and die off after a few days
Forum: Lighting 12-23-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By penpal
Yes. Im growing crypts and pygmy swords in my 20...

Yes. Im growing crypts and pygmy swords in my 20 long with a single t8 and no ferts/co2.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By penpal
Sunblasters from a hydroponics store is pretty...

Sunblasters from a hydroponics store is pretty cheap.
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By penpal
Has anyone else find that plants grow better with...

Has anyone else find that plants grow better with co2 misting? I started with misting before moving to a reactor. As efficient as a reactor is at dissolving co2 I didnt find that it necessarily grew...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-04-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By penpal
O nice I actually didnt know what the submerged...

O nice I actually didnt know what the submerged leaves looked like. Never had a kleiner sword before.

If thats the case, Im gonna let it fill in before adding anymore plants
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-04-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By penpal
Shrimp Id

Found this little guy in my cherry shrimp tank, he's is visibly larger then the other males, can anyone tell me if this is a Neocaridina or not?.

Sorry for the cell phone pics.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-04-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By penpal
Looking for suggestions for my 36G

So I'm looking for some plant suggestions. This tank wasn't scaped in any way, just random stuff I found locally thrown together. The foreground is pygmy chain swords waiting to fill in.

I'm...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By penpal
Didn't even know they made measuring spoons that...

Didn't even know they made measuring spoons that small, I use my fingers for anything less then 1/4 tsp.

1/8 I use my thumbs and first two fingers.
1/16 I use my thumbs and index finger.
Forum: Plants 11-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By penpal
Making Dwarf Sag grow short.

So I have couple bunches of dwarf sag from the Florida Nurseries. They seem to be doing well and sending runners but they are growing quite tall for a "foreground" plant. I've been plucking the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By penpal
So I got a response from him finally, from what...

So I got a response from him finally, from what he tells me is that some how his email and password was changed and he wasnt informed. Anyways he says he is working overtime to sort everything out. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By penpal
Far enough, I don't mind waiting. A little...

Far enough, I don't mind waiting. A little communication would be nice though, it's just kinda frustrating not knowing whats going on.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-11-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,065
Posted By penpal
So whats with rootmedic

Not sure where to post this, but I placed an order two weeks ago, got the message the payment went through and since then nothing. I've tried emailing and pm'ing him and no response. Not sure where...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By penpal
that doesn't sound like a bad idea!

that doesn't sound like a bad idea!
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By penpal
ya i guess there isn't a way to tell if it's...

ya i guess there isn't a way to tell if it's cranked. i wanted to know because i'm trying to figure out approximately how much bps of co2 i need to reach a certain ppm in my tank.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By penpal
counting co2 bps

how do you ladies and germs count co2 bps? my co2 is directly connected to my inline reactor, and its hard to judge by the bubble counter on my regulator since i have it cranked. i also tried putting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,285
Posted By penpal
Does kh effect the ph drop and reading?

Does kh effect the ph drop and reading?
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By penpal
Here is what I made with ABS piping everything...

Here is what I made with ABS piping everything cost less then 20 dollars. Diffusion must be 100% since I don't see any bubbles coming back out.
...
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By penpal
I have two of these over my 36G, one thing is...

I have two of these over my 36G, one thing is that you cant adjust the legs to lower or raise the fixture. I made my own legs with coat hangers to raise the fixture up.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By penpal
MOPS has pretty good prices on stuff, I order...

MOPS has pretty good prices on stuff, I order from them all the time. Even with taxes and shipping it's still cheaper then US sites and Big Als.

http://www.aquariumsupplies.ca/index.php
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By penpal
There are tons of "black" heaters out there. Not...

There are tons of "black" heaters out there. Not sure what repercussions you're talking about. Can't get much more stealth then a Rena smartheater, but if you really want stealth why not get an...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By penpal
are the baskets seated properly? sometimes even...

are the baskets seated properly? sometimes even when the baskets aren't seated properly you can still lock it in, causing a bad seal. Have you tried running the filter without the baskets and see if...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,189
Posted By penpal
just the wood alone makes the tank stunning. :3...

just the wood alone makes the tank stunning. :3 makes me wish I had big tank.
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