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Forum: Tank Journals   02-20-2014, 12:30 AM
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Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Yeah I tried repens before and it didn't really...

Yeah I tried repens before and it didn't really seem to take. We'll... And I also gave it away constantly because you couldn't find it locally. I'll have to see if I can find some again.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-19-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Water is cloudy. Just tore out about 1/3 of the...

Water is cloudy. Just tore out about 1/3 of the plants and cleaned the sump. CO2 has been empty for months, everything grew out at the top of the tank and choked out the foreground. Looks a little...
Forum: Equipment   04-27-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By jcgd
Since I've been running my tank for a good long...

Since I've been running my tank for a good long while, just a few observations...

The water level in the overflow is very stable, however two variable effect the water level in the overflow.

1)...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-27-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 31,730
Posted By jcgd
I haven't read back far enough to know exactly...

I haven't read back far enough to know exactly what you have set up, but if you have a gate valve on your drain pipe you can close it until it runs completely full and sucks no air. You will want a...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-09-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Yeah, most of the stems are long gone. I've been...

Yeah, most of the stems are long gone. I've been neglecting the tank for a few months (or more). It's pretty low maintenance so even though I've only been doing water changes things are going...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-09-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 83,786
Posted By jcgd
GDominy, excellent thread. Always a pleasure to...

GDominy, excellent thread. Always a pleasure to read your threads and I haven't seen you around much in years.

You were one of the members who's tank (the six footer you posted a few pages back)...
Forum: Fish   02-01-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,470
Posted By jcgd
You guys are right, I'm not saying you have to...

You guys are right, I'm not saying you have to get rid of the substrate, or go bare bottom, but treatment is easy with bare bottom and hard with substrate. It depends on the degree of the outbreak as...
Forum: Fish   01-31-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,470
Posted By jcgd
Exactly. So you don't kill them with the...

Exactly. So you don't kill them with the Levamisole. Instead you have to manually remove the worms/ larvae/ eggs so it's very difficult with substrate in the tank. Better off moving the fish to a...
Forum: Equipment   01-31-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,855
Posted By jcgd
Matrix is just pumice stone. Get some bulk pumice...

Matrix is just pumice stone. Get some bulk pumice and your laughing if you want Matrix without the price tag.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-10-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Thanks Aaron. That's funny because I'm leaning...

Thanks Aaron. That's funny because I'm leaning towards a new scape similar to yours.

Here's an updated shot of the tank. Sorry, just an iPhone pic.
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Forum: DIY   10-19-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By jcgd
Kathy is right, you want some dwell time as the...

Kathy is right, you want some dwell time as the water flows through the media. People keep saying 10x flow through the sump, this is pretty exaggerated. You would need a very large sump to slow down...
Forum: Plants   10-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,992
Posted By jcgd
All the pics I see in this thread are Hygro...

All the pics I see in this thread are Hygro pinnatifida. No bulbitis, they are all just emersed growth specimens.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-01-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,611
Posted By jcgd
I would measure from the basement floor to the...

I would measure from the basement floor to the joists and remeasure once you fill the tank. If the ceiling comes down at all you can add a jack on the corner that is away from the walls. I'm sure a...
Forum: Algae   09-23-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By jcgd
Now often do you clean your filters? I got it in...

Now often do you clean your filters? I got it in my tank when I set it up. I had a lot of die off the first two weeks and got a bad case of BGA. I beat it back and now it starts to reappear every...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-17-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By jcgd
Just go to a bunch of people for quotes. You...

Just go to a bunch of people for quotes. You don't want to get ripped off.

My Step Dad's Grandmother had a drawing she recieved (from her mother?) from either E. H. Shepard or A.A. Milne. Just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-16-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By jcgd
160 watts is only 2.9 WPG. Better yet when...

160 watts is only 2.9 WPG. Better yet when measured at the substrate its only 40 par. That puts me on the upper end of MED light. So IMO that light is about right. At least I'm not having an algae...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
So the tank was hurting after my vacation. Put...

So the tank was hurting after my vacation. Put off working on if for another week and finally went at it yesterday. I pulled most of the plants that weren't doing well as I have clippings in my other...
Forum: Algae   09-13-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By jcgd
I control algae by having lots of everything...

I control algae by having lots of everything except light. Works like a charm. I used to run around 1ppm PO4, but now I run higher, 4-5ppm.
Forum: Lighting   09-12-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,538
Posted By jcgd
Way more power than you need. I have 28xml with...

Way more power than you need. I have 28xml with 40 degree optics @ 800mA (under 3watts) and I get around 180umol at 40".

I'm finding the colour improves drastically by adding red spectrum LEDs. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Mine's not technically coast to coast. It's a...

Mine's not technically coast to coast. It's a peninsula style (as my builder informed me). I say whatever, haha.

Coast to coast is literally that... the overflow runs the entire length of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
GE SCS1200 series. IMO you use that or an...

GE SCS1200 series. IMO you use that or an equivalent. Nothing else.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Why thank you. It's been a long build but it's...

Why thank you. It's been a long build but it's getting there.

I would think structurally it would be fine to eurobrace inside the rim, but I would ask a builder to confirm.

I see what you are...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-06-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By jcgd
Ebai. Cheap but they work fine. And check out...

Ebai. Cheap but they work fine. And check out sewing scissors. That's where the nude curved style come from. We just re purposed them.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,703
Posted By jcgd
Hehe, I'm not going anywhere. This is my passion....

Hehe, I'm not going anywhere. This is my passion.

Just got back from a ten day vacation. Somebody in that tank decided they like fine leaved plants and mowed the arcuata, brevipes, Tonina 'belem',...
Forum: Lighting   09-01-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By jcgd
My fixture maxes at 200 watts, 40" off the soil,...

My fixture maxes at 200 watts, 40" off the soil, 20" off the water. Gives me around 330umol at the surface and 180umol at the soil with 40 degree optics with Cree xmls. I have to dim it way down.
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