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Forum: Equipment   05-20-2015, 10:02 PM
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Posted By kelsier25
No problem. I have a 5lb on my 125g and have...

No problem. I have a 5lb on my 125g and have never regretted it. I use a cerges reactor to get 100% efficiency and turn my co2 off at night. I see a lot of people feed into their canister. Some...
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By kelsier25
10lbs seems like overkill on a 6gallon tank. ...

10lbs seems like overkill on a 6gallon tank. You'll probably get well over a year per fill from a 5lbs if you have a decent efficiency rate (6 gallon may limit your reactor options) and a solenoid. ...
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By kelsier25
I have the same one and mine did that too. I put...

I have the same one and mine did that too. I put a cheap check valve on the end of each line and it's worked perfectly since then.
Forum: Plants   05-18-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By kelsier25
Rock from everything I've heard. I just got a...

Rock from everything I've heard. I just got a bunch in and tied them all to pieces of slate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-14-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By kelsier25
I have a 125g and do a 30% every month or so. I...

I have a 125g and do a 30% every month or so. I have a smaller bioload in this tank. It is heavily planted and I dose PPS Pro to avoid fert build-up.
Forum: Substrate   05-14-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By kelsier25
Once mulm starts to settle into the sand,...

Once mulm starts to settle into the sand, anaerobic pockets are possible in sand. The two solutions are to either get a trumpet snail colony going in the sand (my preferred method) or just poke the...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By kelsier25
With that lighting setup, dosing and co2 just...

With that lighting setup, dosing and co2 just about any foreground plant should be easy to grow. I have a very similar setup and dwarf baby tears and dwarf hairgrass both filled in very quickly. If...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By kelsier25
Buce would be gorgeous in a tank that size. Very...

Buce would be gorgeous in a tank that size. Very low maintenance and slow growing, awesome colors, and they put out flowers submerged. Don't even need substrate if you don't want it because they...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By kelsier25
I'll take a stab at a few of these questions from...

I'll take a stab at a few of these questions from my experience (125g heavily planted high tech tank).

First - Out of those two, I'd go with the Finnex. I have Finnex and love the quality, and...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By kelsier25
I think you'd be fine with every 6 months. Just...

I think you'd be fine with every 6 months. Just remember to not rinse your biological filtration with tap water - it will kill your good bacteria. I clean my sponges with tap water, wring them out,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-13-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By kelsier25
Yep - looks like Osmocote eggs to me :)

Yep - looks like Osmocote eggs to me :)
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By kelsier25
I have a combination of Finnex Ray2 and...

I have a combination of Finnex Ray2 and MonsterRay (MonsterRay was just added for color as the Ray2 looked a bit washed out on its own) over my 125g. I have a full carpet - half the tank is dwarf...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-11-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By kelsier25
Yep - I've looked into this too. The dosing...

Yep - I've looked into this too. The dosing guide I was reading when I ordered my ferts didn't include it, so I never ordered any. Like Matt said, a lot of people think you're getting enough K in...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-08-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By kelsier25
I don't think the wood is overdone - I think it...

I don't think the wood is overdone - I think it looks great in there. Bigger fish may feel cramped, but small fish will love that!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By kelsier25
I still wouldn't worry about it. With shrimp...

I still wouldn't worry about it. With shrimp substrate, it will basically just break down into plant fertilizer. If you have dead spots in your carpet, I would first look into a water flow dead...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-08-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By kelsier25
First, for feeding - when you're just starting...

First, for feeding - when you're just starting out an only have a few shrimp you probably don't have to feed at all. They'll get enough from picking at biofilm. If you really do want to feed, make...
Forum: Equipment   05-08-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By kelsier25
I do coarse pads > fine filter floss > Matrix >...

I do coarse pads > fine filter floss > Matrix > Purigen. I still have pretty good flow with the filter floss. You're doubling up with the matrix and bioballs/rings. (not that that's a bad thing -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By kelsier25
I get those tiny white worms on the glass in...

I get those tiny white worms on the glass in every tank I start up. They always show up during the initial cycle and I stop seeing them as the tank gets established. Never cause harm to anything. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By kelsier25
Leave it. If you have sand, you may have...

Leave it. If you have sand, you may have anaerobic gas pockets. You can either poke the sand periodically, or introduce malaysian trumpet snails to your tank.
Forum: Plants   05-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By kelsier25
Should work just fine. I grow out dwarf baby...

Should work just fine. I grow out dwarf baby tears and dwarf hairgrass like that in my garage and have had very good luck. I even just use cheap gardening soil and rinse them well before putting it...
Forum: Substrate   05-07-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By kelsier25
Yep - this is what I do. No problems here!

Yep - this is what I do. No problems here!
Forum: Substrate   05-06-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By kelsier25
Just want to throw it out there that mulm settles...

Just want to throw it out there that mulm settles downwards in sand just like any other substrate. I've got a really nice view of it's progress down to the soil layer through the glass. Most people...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By kelsier25
I wouldn't count on anything eating nerite eggs. ...

I wouldn't count on anything eating nerite eggs. They're like hard little calcium deposits. I also wouldn't count on them disolving. I've got a tank set up in my garage as a shrimp cull tank. It...
Forum: Substrate   05-06-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By kelsier25
Absolutely - just like any substrate.

Absolutely - just like any substrate.
Forum: Substrate   05-06-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By kelsier25
I dose ferts for the water column, but nothing in...

I dose ferts for the water column, but nothing in the substrate. I liked the black sand look, so I went with Black Diamond from tractor supply. I have used PFS in the past with the same experience.
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