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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Cryptocoryne
You should probably cycle the tank again.

You should probably cycle the tank again.
Forum: Lighting 02-01-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Thanks Hop... You are the ninja of lighting =)

Thanks Hop... You are the ninja of lighting =)
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Lighting height...

How high should a 4x39w T5HO fixture be above a 55 gallon? Light has x2 10k daylights, and x2 10k actinics... I currently have it 24'' from the substrate, and 6'' above the tank. Or should I just run...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,973
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Looks like some type of narrow leaf crypto not...

Looks like some type of narrow leaf crypto not sure of the specific name...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Seachem's Prime

Is there a cheaper and equally effective chlorine remover out there than Seachem's prime? I found Some Fritz that is pretty cheap, but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for... Anyone use...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 17,974
Posted By Cryptocoryne
What lighting fixture it that?

What lighting fixture it that?
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
If the MTS starts an ammonia cycle, dont the...

If the MTS starts an ammonia cycle, dont the plants do a pretty good job of absorbing ammonia?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Starting 125G

I am in the process of making a big batch of MTS for a 125g setup, and am on the 2nd of the 4 cycles of soaking and drying the topsoil. While waiting for this extremely painful process of hurry up...
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
I forgot to mention I have two penguin 350's from...

I forgot to mention I have two penguin 350's from an established tank that will be running on the 125g, and the FX5 was running on that same existing tank and still has all the water and media in...
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Ok... Here is a question then, I have 2 other 55...

Ok... Here is a question then, I have 2 other 55 gallons one of which the livestock for the 125g are temporarily in. Once I have created an odorless batch of MTS, if I added 55g of cycled source...
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
My T5's came in the mail today, so I put all the...

My T5's came in the mail today, so I put all the plants in a cooler with some sand and dosed the water and mounted the light above... So I'm assuming the plants will hold out for the MTS to finish....
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
When you go through a second cycle do you...

When you go through a second cycle do you completely re submerge the soil again? Or do you simply wet it and let it re dry?
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Cryptocoryne
How many cycles?

How many cycles of drying the topsoil does it take to produce some decent MTS? I have buckets full of plants that are waiting for the dirt to dry before I can fill the tank and plant them in... I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Forum: Tank Journals 01-22-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 80,095
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Wow! I'm impressed... I made a background the...

Wow! I'm impressed... I made a background the same way, and it looked nothing close to how great yours looks. Nice work!
Forum: Substrate 01-21-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cryptocoryne
From everything I have heard, I am digging a hole...

From everything I have heard, I am digging a hole in my back yard! =)
Forum: Substrate 01-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Definately... I will be making a elaborate...

Definately... I will be making a elaborate journal of this tank setup. I pick up the 125g tank on saturday. Ordering 2x36'' 2x39w T5HO fixtures on friday to mount into the canopy. I went and hand...
Forum: Substrate 01-20-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Thanks bro... Anyone know if theres a decent...

Thanks bro... Anyone know if theres a decent brand of topsoil at the local home depot? And do I buy the dolomite powder?
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Cryptocoryne
The only 24'' Odyssea fixtures I can find are...

The only 24'' Odyssea fixtures I can find are CF... That was actually the fixture I wanted was the 24'' black one with lunar LED's.
Forum: Plants 01-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Cryptocoryne
I have 2 large rocks around 80lb that have to be...

I have 2 large rocks around 80lb that have to be very carefully placed into the tank is why I asked. It would be very hard to place them if they were all ready covered in moss. But I suppose I could...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Anyone know where I can find a 24'' T5 fixture...

Anyone know where I can find a 24'' T5 fixture for around $60-$80? Seems all the 24'' fixtures I find come with CF bulbs.
Forum: Plants 01-19-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Cryptocoryne
what it the tank is all ready setup, and the rock...

what it the tank is all ready setup, and the rock submerged?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Yes that was after the water change... I should...

Yes that was after the water change... I should have tested it first, I used my 6 in one strips immediately, and my ammonia strips are separate. Lets assume that was the case, what would have caused...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Cryptocoryne
I just did a 30% and added prime, have 2...

I just did a 30% and added prime, have 2 casualties =( I quarantined the others in another tank for now... I always add prime, I pour it into the stream of water from the hose when I am refilling the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Cryptocoryne
Help!

My Angels are on their sides on the substrate gasping, my nitrate spiked to 40 and my PH went to 6.2 I just did a 50% WC as I do every sunday, I'm going to do a %30 right now in hopes to lower my...
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