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Forum: Equipment   09-13-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By meppitech
The only other suggestion I have is to make sure...

The only other suggestion I have is to make sure the heater is installed with the flow going in the right direction. With all the inline stuff, could it be from the motor of the filter? We shall see...
Forum: Equipment   09-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By meppitech
Thank you all for the responses. The gas company...

Thank you all for the responses. The gas company that fills my tank sells new tanks, and does send them out to be tested. This takes 3 weeks. In calling a scuba shop, I was trying to minimize this...
Forum: Equipment   09-11-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By meppitech
Co2 tank recertification

This recertification consists of what? A hydro test? I found a scuba place in my area that does hydro tests but they have never done a co2 tank. I'm confused and they are too. I have a specialty gas...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By meppitech
I would say bacterial bloom also. Hopefully you...

I would say bacterial bloom also. Hopefully you rinsed the filter floss in the tank water you took out. If so, I wouldn't worry much. Keep monitoring your levels. Looks good
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By meppitech
That pushed air moves water. Put the air line...

That pushed air moves water. Put the air line down the middle tube of the sponge filter to the bottom. When the bubbles travel upwards, it moves the water enough to create a flow of water in a...
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By meppitech
Thanks folks. Sounds like both are a little too...

Thanks folks. Sounds like both are a little too much.
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By meppitech
I have 2 fugeray-r fixtures over it now. Maybe I...

I have 2 fugeray-r fixtures over it now. Maybe I will just stick with them.
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By meppitech
I dose a high tech tank so dosing the 20L and...

I dose a high tech tank so dosing the 20L and liquid carbon will be done. I'm not as experienced with the low tech. Planning on planting fairly heavy. Critters to include orange Mexican crayfish and...
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By meppitech
finnex planted+ or fugeray

From your experience which is better for a no co2 20L?
Forum: Plants   09-30-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By meppitech
I cant speak on the nutrients you are dosing,...

I cant speak on the nutrients you are dosing, except to say that if I were you, i would ditch those ferts and switch to dry ferts. More people have experience with them, they are cheaper, and info...
Forum: Equipment   09-27-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By meppitech
I could only guess. Check for leaks using soapy...

I could only guess. Check for leaks using soapy water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By meppitech
Your tank is cycling. Just keep doing what you...

Your tank is cycling. Just keep doing what you were doing. What were your nitrate levels? It just yakes time.
Forum: Fish   09-13-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By meppitech
Cardinals. The females are stunning. They get...

Cardinals. The females are stunning. They get bigger than neons and the color is better imo.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By meppitech
A new substrate. Your aquasoil Amazonia buffers...

A new substrate. Your aquasoil Amazonia buffers the water that way.
Forum: Algae   09-10-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By meppitech
If this was my tank, i would order a fugeray-r...

If this was my tank, i would order a fugeray-r for lighting. I have 2two of them on 5.5 gallon tanks and love them. It is geared toward growing plants. You want light around 6700K, not so much...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By meppitech
As long as your tap waterfor does not contain...

As long as your tap waterfor does not contain ammonia, doing water changes will decrease ammonia. I would just do water changes to keep the ammonia under 5ppm .
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-05-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By meppitech
Blyxa japonica

Blyxa japonica
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-05-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By meppitech
Are you going to be using aquasoil amazonia for...

Are you going to be using aquasoil amazonia for this tank? If so, a lot of this advice changes. It will pull any Kh out of the water, so adding any would be redundant. With aquasoil, you shouldnt...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-04-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By meppitech
Drip new water in?

Drip new water in?
Forum: DIY   09-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By meppitech
Any hardware store will have the adapter. Tell...

Any hardware store will have the adapter. Tell them you want the sink adapter for filling a waterbed.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-31-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By meppitech
I will say that the Aquasoil Amazonia is going to...

I will say that the Aquasoil Amazonia is going to buffer your ph to between 5.8-6.5 from what research I have done. This soil will pull any kh out of the water column. It is also packed full of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-30-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By meppitech
What are your kh and gh levels?

What are your kh and gh levels?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-29-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,091
Posted By meppitech
Bump. A better authority than I will respond. If...

Bump. A better authority than I will respond. If it was my tank, I would work on lowering kh to a level between 0-1. I would also raise the gh to about 5.
Forum: Lighting   08-29-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By meppitech
Fugeray -r as mentioned, would be good. It is...

Fugeray -r as mentioned, would be good. It is just about $40 shipped amazon. I have two. They work well.
Forum: Equipment   08-28-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By meppitech
GE I is safe! I used it on my shrimp tank and no...

GE I is safe! I used it on my shrimp tank and no problems.
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