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Forum: Aquascaping   Today, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Axelrodi202
The 30mm should be fine if your tank isn't too...

The 30mm should be fine if your tank isn't too large. The 52mm is already extremely sturdy.
Forum: Aquascaping   Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Axelrodi202
I describe the usage of these in my journal...

I describe the usage of these in my journal (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/1051073-forest-bend-120-gallon-journal.html). I got mine here...
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Axelrodi202
Regular observation for functioning of tank...

Regular observation for functioning of tank components and ecosystem. It's much better to nip problems in the bud then let them fester (even if only fora few days) - this saves one many hours of...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Axelrodi202
Interesting - how could one do this? As far as I...

Interesting - how could one do this? As far as I can see one unit could control multiple heaters, but all would be responding to the same probe.
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Axelrodi202
Great pictures. I really wish they'd have a unit...

Great pictures. I really wish they'd have a unit that can control multiple tanks (with multiple probes) at once. Though from my correspondence with them it seems this may be in the works...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
I think LED is definitely better than T5. You...

I think LED is definitely better than T5. You have more options in terms of programming (sunrise/sunset, color balance, etc.). And no need to replace bulbs every year, giving a bit of a shock to the...
Forum: Fish   07-21-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Axelrodi202
Thanks for the suggestions. I do have a Penguin...

Thanks for the suggestions. I do have a Penguin 100 I could throw on there for good measure.

Where do you generally get the drugs? Do they expire? Since I don't have many tanks I don't anticipate...
Forum: Fish   07-21-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Axelrodi202
Quarantine questions

What quarantine procedures are people using? After realizing the critical importance of quarantining plants with my latest display tank (saved myself lots of potential headache), I've come to realize...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-21-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
Lately I've seen lots of people using Kessil LEDs...

Lately I've seen lots of people using Kessil LEDs on large tanks. Not sure on their European availability but thought it was worth mentioning.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
I don't have too much experience with pumps...

I don't have too much experience with pumps myself but can tell you the Mag Drive pumps aren't particularly quiet. The Iwaki pumps are held in high regard but I have no idea as to noise level.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
I haven't looked into it myself but I know auto...

I haven't looked into it myself but I know auto top-off using RO water is very common amongst reefers. If you're just looking to compensate for evaporation you'd want to use RO water or the hardness...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
For a planted tank a drip system would be...

For a planted tank a drip system would be counterproductive - it'd be hard to maintain consistent CO2 and nutrient levels.
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Axelrodi202
Digital thermometers

Are there any digital thermometers that aren't terrible? Had a ZooMed one that corroded internally after a few months...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Axelrodi202
Good, well-thought questions. A lot of this...

Good, well-thought questions. A lot of this depends on your substrate. Are you using Aquasoil or something inert like sand? The latter means dosing is much much more important. If you have Aquasoil...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Axelrodi202
Following this. What you're doing here is more or...

Following this. What you're doing here is more or less my dream setup for when I"m settled down after my education (college, medical school, etc.).

I've definitely seen automatic water changes...
Forum: Algae   07-19-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Axelrodi202
If your Aquasoil isn't too old (more than half a...

If your Aquasoil isn't too old (more than half a year or so) it should still be providing plenty of nutrients and you shouldn't have to dose full EI. At most dose leaner levels of potassium and...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   07-19-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Axelrodi202
Been wondering about this again lately. Would...

Been wondering about this again lately. Would love to see pics if people have done this sort of thing.
Forum: Algae   07-19-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Axelrodi202
Unfortunately the Adobe link doesn't work for me....

Unfortunately the Adobe link doesn't work for me.

To judge your filtration's adequacy, have a look at the tank. Does mulm/detritus accumulate quickly/easily? Do you have a noticeable surface film?...
Forum: Substrate   07-17-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Axelrodi202
Inert sand is a terrible substrate for plants....

Inert sand is a terrible substrate for plants. Amano often wrote how he'd intentionally place inert sand where he wanted to keep an area clear of plants. One of the core principles of a planted tank...
Forum: Algae   07-16-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Axelrodi202
Another tip - make sure to remove algae during...

Another tip - make sure to remove algae during treatment and remove all algae when done. If left in the tank an ammonia spike could lead to issues. I'd also make sure all new plants are clean of...
Forum: Algae   07-16-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Axelrodi202
I have usually had BGA (and most other algaes...

I have usually had BGA (and most other algaes appear) after circumstances that cause the plants not to do well or high organics (the latter usually results from the former in the form of shed leaves,...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-14-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,840
Posted By Axelrodi202
Day 33 (June 19, 2016): ...

Day 33 (June 19, 2016):

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu20/DinoLord/120%20month%202/1AFDB75C-4277-4DEA-9375-CAA2F19F3DDC.jpg

After the start of the second month the first real signs of...
Forum: Fish   07-14-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By Axelrodi202
Big colony of rainbowfish. I had a small group of...

Big colony of rainbowfish. I had a small group of Pseudomugil luminatus in a tank like this once and they were absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the tank cracked and I lost them before they had a...
Forum: Fish   07-13-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 822
Posted By Axelrodi202
I haven't in the past (haven't had livestock...

I haven't in the past (haven't had livestock besides otos and shrimp in a while), but will definitely do so for future acquisitions. Now that I think back there have been many instances where I...
Forum: Finnex   07-11-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Axelrodi202
Thanks for that information. Hopefully I can get...

Thanks for that information. Hopefully I can get a good deal on Amazon tomorrow with Prime Day.
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