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Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By THE V
Just be patient, although slow at first it will...

Just be patient, although slow at first it will speed up. Give it a few months of good conditions and ferts.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By THE V
It's like a game of telephone on this thread......

It's like a game of telephone on this thread... pretty funny. Thanks for the laughs.
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By THE V
Any small size schooling fish will reduce the...

Any small size schooling fish will reduce the bioload. Neons etc. really don't get that big.

With the many small schooling fish you can add in shrimp and some nerite snails. This will keep...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By THE V
Never...

Never...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By THE V
LOL pretty funny you guys. I've been doing this...

LOL pretty funny you guys. I've been doing this routine of 6 month filter cleaning for years now. This black smoke is the first time this has ever happened. Even when I kept goldfish and had to do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By THE V
My 15 gallon for some reason can grow just about...

My 15 gallon for some reason can grow just about anything with very little algae. It's my favorite little tank for this reason.

The 125 of course my favorite big tank and my biggest pain. It...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By THE V
Actually, I've got two filters running so if I...

Actually, I've got two filters running so if I wanted too I could bleach sterilize one filter when I clean it out without issue. Major reason why two filters on large tanks are better than one. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By THE V
Everything else is fine for a low-tech beginner...

Everything else is fine for a low-tech beginner tank but stick with the 10w lights. High light over a small tank without CO2 is a mess. Dosing with excel is a good idea at the beginning to get the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By THE V
And the picture

And the picture
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-13-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By THE V
Well had the normal brown algae explosion but the...

Well had the normal brown algae explosion but the baby BN took care of that.

Here is the little tank today. Little bit of hair algae coming but it's mostly under control.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By THE V
How to know when your canister filter needs cleaning.

I did a water change today after being on business travel for 3 weeks.

Turned back on my C-360 and got a massive cloud of black gunk out of it. Looked like black smoke bubbling out. I normally...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By THE V
Given how big they are you probably have some...

Given how big they are you probably have some eggs in the tank already.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By THE V
Just a quick correction. Increased gas exchange...

Just a quick correction. Increased gas exchange due to surface agitation is due to mostly the ripples. The ripples dramatically increase the surface area of the water in contact with the air. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By THE V
In an CO2 injected tank, agitation causes...

In an CO2 injected tank, agitation causes offgassing and lowers levels.

In a low tech setup, agitation increases CO2 levels.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By THE V
Just wait it out. As the food source diminishes...

Just wait it out. As the food source diminishes so will the population.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 881
Posted By THE V
I got a fair goldfish as a child and kept goldies...

I got a fair goldfish as a child and kept goldies off and on for 20 years. In too small of tanks for a good part of it. Then we rented a house and the 125 quickly appeared.

Started trying to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,500
Posted By THE V
Having two boys myself tanks are great for kids. ...

Having two boys myself tanks are great for kids. I had a little 15 gallon in an apartment when my first was born. I attached the stand to the wall. Took about 10 minutes and solved all the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By THE V
Nitrifying bacteria can survive for up to a year...

Nitrifying bacteria can survive for up to a year or longer starving. A good colony can go 4 months without any depreciation in numbers.

These aren't delicate little things. Their natural...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By THE V
Ther are many option to choose from in that range...

Ther are many option to choose from in that range for a 10g. One of the cone work lights with a 23W cfl is on the cheaper end. You can also pick up some higher end LED lights as well. There's tons...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By THE V
It all depends upon what your goals are. If you...

It all depends upon what your goals are. If you want to put the time and money into a hightech lush setup then it will be worth it.

I've successfully used DIY CO2 with a chopstick diffuser to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 149
Posted By THE V
For drinking water not for plants. Had a well at...

For drinking water not for plants. Had a well at work over 1500tds. Had to get a RO system installed to bring it down to around 250-350.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By THE V
I like topless. My wife insist the top must stay...

I like topless. My wife insist the top must stay on....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 812
Posted By THE V
I'm playing with this stuff now. Just got some...

I'm playing with this stuff now. Just got some that was grown emmersed. It's taking some time to adapt and start to grow. On almost all of the lower nodes it started sending out roots. I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 149
Posted By THE V
360 is pretty good water quality. When it starts...

360 is pretty good water quality. When it starts breaking 1000 you have a problem.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By THE V
Drain the tank as far as you can. I'd try for at...

Drain the tank as far as you can. I'd try for at least 90%. Catch the the larger fish.

It's a three person job. One to move the stand and two to move the tank. Carry it over and set fill it...
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