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Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Tayjay76
Up aqua inline atomizer not working

It seems a lot of people are having this issue with this this thing. I just got it a couple of days ago and it worked fine after I first set it up. However, the next day when the co2 came on again it...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Tayjay76
Thats what I thought, thanks guys.

Thats what I thought, thanks guys.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Tayjay76
Up aqua inline atomizer question

I always see people have these things attached to the outflow of the filter, but would having in on the inflow to filter increase diffusion or would this create a problem.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-05-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Tayjay76
co2 issue

I have a 29 gallon planted aquarium hooked up to my split pressurized system. I decided to move the filter-my diffuser-to the middle versus the left hand side where it used to be. Trouble is some of...
Forum: Algae 01-15-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Tayjay76
Will API Algeafix hurt plants

I have a 15 gallon aquarium will glosso, blyxa japonica, pogostemon helferi, and riccia fluitans. I have a lot of diffuse green and brown hair algea. I have heard that this product works well for...
Forum: Algae 12-30-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Tayjay76
so algeafix wont hurt plants or flora, does it...

so algeafix wont hurt plants or flora, does it work? Does it work on other types of algea?
Forum: Substrate 12-29-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Tayjay76
would putting some ammonia zorb in my filter help?

would putting some ammonia zorb in my filter help?
Forum: Substrate 12-29-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Tayjay76
Aquasoil leaching ammonia

I added some aquasoil to one of my aquariums and noticed that ammonia is starting to build up. The tank was due for a 50% water change anyway so that should resolve it for now, however is there a...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Tayjay76
Its not aluminum, I know that much. I'll have to...

Its not aluminum, I know that much. I'll have to look at it to see if i see double images.
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Tayjay76
using mylar to improve odyssea reflectors

I know that the reflectors suck on the odyssea light fixtures. I was thinking about getting some giesemann aquaflora and miday bulbs to increase the intensity on my 29 gallon. Would covering the...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Tayjay76
Green hair algea on my hc

I have been having trouble with this algea on my hc, I have three questions.

1: What causes this algea to grow?

2: What are the best ways to get rid of this algea when it does grow?

3: Will...
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Tayjay76
Question about lighting

I have been hearing that the giesemann aquaflora and miday combination is working really well for people lately. I have a odyssea t5 dual 24 inch fixture that I was wanting to put the combo in. Only...
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By Tayjay76
Anyone tried t5 Envirogro lights?

I always see people use these type of lights in there planted aquariums and they seem to have very compact growth with them. This one seems to have great reflectors on it so a double on a 15 gallon...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-03-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Tayjay76
So what you are saying, is that this only becomes...

So what you are saying, is that this only becomes an issue if I were to mix the iron with the phosphates in the same bottle? I as just more concerned about them mixing in the water column. I know for...
Forum: Lighting 12-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
It did come with 10000k I switched them out for...

It did come with 10000k I switched them out for 6500k, is 6700k better for them?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Tayjay76
Question regarding EI and phosphates

I have read that when phosphates mix with iron that they become unusable by the plants. I know that with EI you dose macros and micros on opposite days. However, I noticed that with every dose you...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
Ok thanks Hoppy, I appreciate your time on this.

Ok thanks Hoppy, I appreciate your time on this.
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
I just use straight tap water when I do my water...

I just use straight tap water when I do my water changes. I was also wandering if it would be ok if I mix my ferts in tank water to dissolve them before I add them to the aquarium?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Tayjay76
Ei dosing questions

I have moderately hard water. I notice that a lot of people use RO water when they do the 50% reset water changes. With my tap water at a gh of 16, will this throw anything off when I do the 'reset'?...
Forum: Lighting 11-28-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
Ok it sounds like I should join the EI bandwagon...

Ok it sounds like I should join the EI bandwagon like everyone else. I plan to just mix it in with a little of my tank water then dose. I bought some teaspoons for the measurements. I was also...
Forum: Lighting 11-28-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
Ya the only bad thing is that you are essentially...

Ya the only bad thing is that you are essentially guessing by putting more than what you need in the tank. You are way more likely to kill everything and cause serious algea problems. But then again...
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
I do dose micros and macros. I'm sure that you...

I do dose micros and macros. I'm sure that you are familiar with pps-pro. I use their recipe to make up the mixes. I recently started dosing more iron because that tends to cause rotala to grow like...
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
I am not using pressurized co2, just diy co2. My...

I am not using pressurized co2, just diy co2. My drop checker is always light yellow to green. I will invest in one when i get some spare money though.
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
Alex G, I am indeed talking about that fixture,...

Alex G, I am indeed talking about that fixture, but not the one with the timer.

DarkBlade48, I am not sure about the iron and phosphorus in my tank, but my nitrates are around 30-40 ppm. But...
Forum: Lighting 11-26-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By Tayjay76
I dose a macro mix of potassium, phosphorus, and...

I dose a macro mix of potassium, phosphorus, and nitrogen. Not sure if you familiar with pps-pro, but i use their recipe for the macros and micros. And for my micros i dose plantex. I also dose a...
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