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Forum: Plants 09-21-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By cheaman
I throw out handfuls every month or so if you...

I throw out handfuls every month or so if you want to try again.

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By cheaman
I see them in my shrimp tank all the time. I...

I see them in my shrimp tank all the time. I assume they came in with the plants or as eggs in the Aquasoil.
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By cheaman
I'd run 3 and 3. Height depends on a few things....

I'd run 3 and 3. Height depends on a few things. How many hours are you wanting to run? Open top or glass? Pressurized CO2? Fertilizer?

With optimum CO2 and an EI or EI-Light fert @8-9hrs of...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By cheaman
I've used swc 10000k mixed with 6500k on my...

I've used swc 10000k mixed with 6500k on my planted tank with good results. Personally I would not use the 12000k/10000k mix.
I'd say if you can get it for a good price, go for it. 6500k bulbs can...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By cheaman
Is it the one that has all 6 lights on one...

Is it the one that has all 6 lights on one circuit? If so that's an issue if you want to run just 2 or 4 bulbs instead of all 6 at once.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By cheaman
I use a Milwaukee sms122. They're around $100....

I use a Milwaukee sms122. They're around $100. Works fantastic. No issues over the last 2 years. I recalibrate it about every 6 months, but it's never really needed it.

I also use a drop checker...
Forum: Lighting 10-30-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By cheaman
I run 6700k and 10000k mix on my tanks and like...

I run 6700k and 10000k mix on my tanks and like the way it looks.
Forum: Fish 06-28-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,780
Posted By cheaman
I just left the in with the adults and the...

I just left the in with the adults and the puffer. I'm sure I lost a few, but managed to get several clutches of 10-20 survivors each over a couple of years.

I've heard of using walnut shells for...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,780
Posted By cheaman
I kept and bred them several years ago in 1-2...

I kept and bred them several years ago in 1-2 tablespoons of salt/10gal. I also kept them with a figure 8 puffer. The puffer wouldn't go after them. From what I understand it has something to do with...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By cheaman
Glass half empty....glass half full....who cares...

Glass half empty....glass half full....who cares as long as it's whiskey! :icon_mrgr

No sense over doing it. You'll just waste CO2. Better to aim for a nice consistent amount along with...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By cheaman
when you fire up the reactor for the first time,...

when you fire up the reactor for the first time, use the bleed valve on the top to let the extra air out. Once running it "should" not fill up with CO2 again unless the amount of CO2 you're pushing...
Forum: Algae 06-07-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By cheaman
Look at some of the algae identifications on this...

Look at some of the algae identifications on this site and others. There are a few around that idintify the algae and list a root cause.

Green/brown/blue/red slime is generally caused by low...
Forum: Algae 06-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By cheaman
What type of algae? How much CO2 do you have...

What type of algae?
How much CO2 do you have in the tank (do you have a drop checker?)?
What are you dosing and how much?

My guess is that you don't have enough fertilizer or CO2 for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,303
Posted By cheaman
looks good, +1 on the vinyl. I've bought it...

looks good, +1 on the vinyl. I've bought it before at sign shops. It is easy to apply. Trick is to go slow and use a credit card to push out any air bubbles. Also note that your tank will probably...
Forum: Algae 05-20-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,369
Posted By cheaman
Lots of CO2 and big time circulation. I upped my...

Lots of CO2 and big time circulation. I upped my CO2, changed my return to a full lngth spray bar and added 2 Hydor nano power heads and it went away. Hasn't been back since.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By cheaman
+1 I've stopped using them for this exact...

+1
I've stopped using them for this exact reason...about 10 years ago.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By cheaman
I like the look of it, but it is a PITA to get it...

I like the look of it, but it is a PITA to get it out of your tank (filters, gravel, EVERYWHERE!).
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,972
Posted By cheaman
I have 2 on my 125gal. Each fed with an Eheim...

I have 2 on my 125gal. Each fed with an Eheim 2080 Pro II. I really like them. They look good IMO and are very well made. They're made for 1/2" line, so they do restrict the 5/8" flow of my Eheim's a...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By cheaman
The first one looks like rotala macrandra (red...

The first one looks like rotala macrandra (red one on the right) and limnophila aromatica (on the left)
The second one is hard to tell alternanthera sp?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By cheaman
I could see that working. Kind of like shade...

I could see that working. Kind of like shade cloth that greenhouses use. Small piece of window tint might work as well and would be easy to stick to/remove from the glass.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By cheaman
Been there with the mosses before! Riccia I have...

Been there with the mosses before! Riccia I have a love/hate relationship with and as a result have eradicated it several times by just picking it out. It's much easier to remove that a bunch of...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By cheaman
They will work, but something 5000K and over...

They will work, but something 5000K and over would look more appealing. I run 6500K's on mine.
Forum: Fish 04-13-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By cheaman
They're not too bad for digging, but they are a...

They're not too bad for digging, but they are a cichlid. Mine pulled out all my HC as i was trying to plant small pieces of it. Once plants are established, they tend to leave things alone.
Forum: DIY 04-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By cheaman
I've done this with SunBlaster T-5's...

I've done this with SunBlaster T-5's (http://sunblasterlighting.com/fixture-only.php) from the local hydroponic store. I add aluminum tape to the inside as a reflector. They work great!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-07-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By cheaman
Disable the bloat: format c:\ install linux ...

Disable the bloat:
format c:\
install linux
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