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Forum: Fish   06-15-2017, 10:46 PM
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gas bubble disease?

I have 3-4 cardinal tetras showing signs of what looks like gas bubble disease. I have never heard of this before but google searches have provided me with info that perfectly aligns with what I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-13-2017, 11:37 PM
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Views: 134
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This is about my level of understanding as well...

This is about my level of understanding as well but was wondering if the surface agitation & CO2 loss was minimal compared to the benefits the fish may get. Running the airstone at night sounds like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-13-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By notsogreenthumb
bubbler in planted tank

Is it over-kill to have an air stone? It doesn't look like most people have airstones in their tanks on this site from the various journals and photos I look at, so I was wondering if this was...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By notsogreenthumb
I saw this as well, but probably incorrectly...

I saw this as well, but probably incorrectly assumed the more expensive one was better. The amazon reviews are good on this too, maybe this is the way to go.
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By notsogreenthumb
That Fluval is gone, I'm pretty sure the pin in...

That Fluval is gone, I'm pretty sure the pin in the regulator was busted because towards the end it was burning through the CO2 tanks, I could never get the bubble counter to stabilize. So I am...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By notsogreenthumb
starting CO2 - Need rec's

Per another thread I think the only answer to my algae issues are including pressurized CO2. I gave up on CO2 a while back, and my algae problems have never quite been solved since I did that. I...
Forum: Algae   06-05-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By notsogreenthumb
I can simply shut down one of the hoods which...

I can simply shut down one of the hoods which will elimate 2 of the bulbs - I have a variety of spectrum in there across the 4 bulbs though, any particular that I should keep on?
Forum: Algae   06-05-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By notsogreenthumb
I dose with flourish excel with small amounts...

I dose with flourish excel with small amounts almost daily. Also Use flourish Iron supplement and have several root tabs in the substrate (added during the overhaul 3-4 weeks ago). Still think I...
Forum: Algae   06-05-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By notsogreenthumb
What is going on here? (pics)

I did a full overhaul and moved a bunch of plants about a month ago. So I expected some melting from my crypts, but I am experiencing this black algae on the surface of everything, and that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By notsogreenthumb
drift wood treatment

I have a relatively large piece of driftwood that has been in my tank for 4 years or so. I noticed particularly during the last few months that it has black algae spore like things all over it, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-20-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Is there anything I can do to chemically treat...

Is there anything I can do to chemically treat the tank rather than have a separate setup to treat my water?

I will have to research what an RO unit does or where it would go, I am totally...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-20-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Hardness GH/KH

I decided to test the hardness levels in my tank and purchased a new API GH/KH test kit.

The GH is off the charts, it took nearly 30 drops to convert to green. The tap water here takes roughly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Roseline wrecking crew

So I decided to revamp my tank and plant some micro grass in a patch to attempt a small carpet. I painstakingly plant a bunch of grass in the area. I wake up today and everything looks great so I'm...
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Fluval 88 CO2

So I've been using this CO2 rig for a while and it worked great for a period of time but now there seems to be a hole the size of a pin head in the right side of the cylinder that keeps the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-25-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Understood about the flakes, how about the...

Understood about the flakes, how about the cleaning solutions you mentioned, mostly thinking of lemon juice or vinegar - how deadly would these be if they fell into the water? Obviously not a lot,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Tank Grime/Cleaning question

Is there anything I can do to get this grime off my tank? It just keeps getting worse, must be something in the water. This has been building up for around a year and I am afraid to scrape it for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Pest snails will continue to multiply and just...

Pest snails will continue to multiply and just overwhelm your tank. I'm not sure if they could truly crowd out the otos from getting enough food but they will just be what they are ...a pest. My...
Forum: Equipment   04-22-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Thanks for all the replys guys, I ordered that...

Thanks for all the replys guys, I ordered that Eheim classic off amazon today, looking forward to setting it up this weekend!
Forum: Equipment   04-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By notsogreenthumb
seeking filter recommendations

I've been running the HOB filter that came with my tank's package for 2 years now and it's time for an upgrade. I have a 36g BF community planted tank. So far I've been recommended the Fluval 306,...
Forum: Algae   04-28-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By notsogreenthumb
I have 2x 18W T5 HO as well as 2x 18w T5 SO above...

I have 2x 18W T5 HO as well as 2x 18w T5 SO above the tank which I run about 6 hours a day (ever since I moved, my programmable power strip timer seems to not work, and I can't figure the damn thing...
Forum: Algae   04-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By notsogreenthumb
How do I kill this?

This film-like green algae is persistently growing on my driftwood, and now spreading onto the substrate.

I am sure that it is because this side of the tank, and that particular spot in...
Forum: Fish   03-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Tetra feeding question

I have a pack of 13 neons as well as some other tetra types, a GBR, bristlenose, and 6 ottos in my 35g bowfront, and I have noticed that when I feed them (using standard tropical flakes) that even...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By notsogreenthumb
Treating algae with H2O2

I have heard that h2o2 is an effective treatment for algae covered plants. Is this true? I want to move a couple mid ground plants from my old 10g to my new 36 but they have black/brown algae on...
Forum: Algae   02-07-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By notsogreenthumb
I am not against otos but already have some panda...

I am not against otos but already have some panda garras, will they eat it?
Forum: Algae   02-07-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By notsogreenthumb
This is a new tank, substrate is flora max, i...

This is a new tank, substrate is flora max, i have burried some root tabs in there as well.
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