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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By crcarlsontech
low tech = low headaches. Turn that tank into a...

low tech = low headaches. Turn that tank into a riparium and sell your Co2 rig

:-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
Just to get back on-topic, I found some links...

Just to get back on-topic, I found some links regarding this ;

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=27441
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
Which leads me right back to this ;I think...

Which leads me right back to this ;I think Tahitian Moon Sand is Coal Slag soaked in treated water and marketed as "Instant Aquarium". The treated water keeps the coal dust under control for the end...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By crcarlsontech
Sounds like the plant soaked up the fish waste as...

Sounds like the plant soaked up the fish waste as fertilizer and kept your water nice and clean :-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
This thread just made Sunday complete. Thanks for...

This thread just made Sunday complete. Thanks for your input Sake!

Edit : Sorry CarribSea. Money doesn't flow like it used to.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
Just a thought about my original post and the...

Just a thought about my original post and the fluid that Tahitian moon sand is shipped in...

I wonder if they do this so that there is no coal dust for the end user / purchaser? Would also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
I live in florida, Florida Sand and Silica...

I live in florida, Florida Sand and Silica readily sells Black Beauty. Gives you black lung if you don't wear a proper respirator.

Ive just always thought that coal wouldnt be good for aquarium...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By crcarlsontech
I have screwed every tank i own because of this...

I have screwed every tank i own because of this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
Is black beauty silica sand or coal? I used to...

Is black beauty silica sand or coal? I used to work in blasting media and I could have swore black beauty was coal?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By crcarlsontech
"I need to do a water change. Meh, ill do it...

"I need to do a water change. Meh, ill do it tomorrow" = Yea right.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By crcarlsontech
Tahitian Moon Sand = Black Silica Sand?

Ok so whats the truth behind Tahitian Moon Sand?

I *think* its just black silica sand similar to pool filter sand which is beige/white silica sand. Tahitian Moon Sand markets that their product as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By crcarlsontech
+1 eheim skim350 buying one now!

+1 eheim skim350 buying one now!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By crcarlsontech
Do not get melamine wet. Its total garbage on the...

Do not get melamine wet. Its total garbage on the scale of "engineered wood"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By crcarlsontech
These satellite set ups are shockingly...

These satellite set ups are shockingly affordable. Total T5 replacement?

Is this the product you're using?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=26107
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By crcarlsontech
My "walstad" "dirt-tank" whatever you want to...

My "walstad" "dirt-tank" whatever you want to call it substrate recipe :

50 Pound Bag of Pool Filter Sand (bought at home depot for $7.99)
Large bag of Miracle Gro Organic Choice.

Step One :...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By crcarlsontech
Manzanita is the only driftwood I have ever used,...

Manzanita is the only driftwood I have ever used, mainly because it was the first I bought, and I liked who I bought it from. I also like the fact that the Manzanita I buy comes from California(US...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By crcarlsontech
The LEDs I have used before seemed to be great...

The LEDs I have used before seemed to be great for growing beard/hair algae...which totally ruined some of my mosses. what type of LED set up are you using?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By crcarlsontech
Ok this sounds cool but I am confused. My...

Ok this sounds cool but I am confused.

My experience with plant life is this (lets say im growing "tomatoes")

Veg cycle (the process where the plant grows, produces no fruit or flower)
Flower...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By crcarlsontech
Enjoying Your Tank - And Keeping A Light Cycle

So I have two tanks in my home office. I have learned the hard way about unwanted algae and leaving the lights on too long.

My question is, how can I maintain a light cycle, but still have enough...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-07-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,372
Posted By crcarlsontech
Here my comments ; Im friggin so jealous...

Here my comments ;

Im friggin so jealous that I cant do that right now!

I work from home and have two tanks in my home office, a 40g breeder and 20L riparium / planted (the differences become...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By crcarlsontech
Manzanita.com I routinely order my...

Manzanita.com


I routinely order my driftwood from here. He has stumps and also sells packages for different sized aquariums. The assorted packages make for some really nice aquascapes when you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By crcarlsontech
One thing I have noticed about duckweed is...

One thing I have noticed about duckweed is interesting;

I had a 20G Long sitting dry for months. There were some "dead" dried up duck weeds stuck to the glass, and I figured since they were mostly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By crcarlsontech
Get a bigger tank lol. Thats alot of fish...

Get a bigger tank lol.

Thats alot of fish for a 5 gallon. A couple things to consider --

Gouramis are usually active and sometimes territorial

Danios like current and swimability in their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-05-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By crcarlsontech
My girlriend and I decided to renew the lease and...

My girlriend and I decided to renew the lease and wont be needing to move after all.

Which gives me free reign to set up another aquarium. I wil be doing a tank journal on this next build.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By crcarlsontech
Thanks for the info! I think that what I had...

Thanks for the info!

I think that what I had in mind is essentially what you guys are saying. This will give me a good opportunity to correct the things I did wrong setting these two tanks up...
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