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Forum: Tank Journals 09-03-2014, 02:20 AM
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Posted By MB2
Thanks DBridges for the nice comments. ...

Thanks DBridges for the nice comments.


You're welcome.


Yes, tiny bubble do shoot out from the outlet, since the reactor does not dissolve CO2 100%. My reactor is also 2" in diameter and I...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By MB2
Thanks, Whiskey. The tank KH is ~11. When...

Thanks, Whiskey.

The tank KH is ~11. When the light just turns on, the pH is ~7.1 and get down to pH 6.8 an hour or two later and stays at 6.8 until the CO2 is off. I program the Apex to shut...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 12:21 AM
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Posted By MB2
Thanks Hobby and rustbucket. Raekwon, I tied...

Thanks Hobby and rustbucket.

Raekwon, I tied them here and there to DW and they grow like that over time.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thanks everyone for checking commenting on the...

Thanks everyone for checking commenting on the tank.

Dewalltheway,
I wish I know the secret. Somehow, anubias grow well in my tank. I am not entirely sure, but I think a combination of high P...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
zetvi, Thanks for the comments. It is...

zetvi,

Thanks for the comments.

It is KCl, or Potassium Chloride. It is available at many gardening stores, may be sold under the name muriate of potash. I got mine from a lab I used to work...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thanks misthumarc and tithra. ikuzo, ...

Thanks misthumarc and tithra.

ikuzo,
Thanks for the comments. I am glad you mentioned KCl. I used to use KCl for potassium dosing too until I ran out. Guess I will have to get my hand on KCl...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you, ChemGuyEthan. Emplanted, thanks...

Thank you, ChemGuyEthan.

Emplanted, thanks for the comments. Anubias was tied to DW using normal sewing thread. Since setup, I have not done any real trimming of the anubias. So, I would say it...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
L Soprano and AnotherHobb, thanks so much for the...

L Soprano and AnotherHobb, thanks so much for the kind words.

Primed88, thanks for looking. There are two species of crypt in the tank. C. wendtii, and C. undulata. The purple looking one is C....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-09-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you Aplomado and kwheeler for the comments....

Thank you Aplomado and kwheeler for the comments.

jfynyson, Scape-wise, not much changes since last set of pictures. The tank has been running a year now. It has transitioned into a mature...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you, sepehr! I received this comments more...

Thank you, sepehr! I received this comments more than once. Not very sure how it happens, but I believe relatively high PO4 is one of the important factor to keep anubias healthy and happy. My...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Klibs, thanks for the kind words. And sorry if...

Klibs, thanks for the kind words. And sorry if this reply is too late. I use the Rex Griggs reactor to dissolve the CO2. The return line from the submerged pump in the sump is hooked to the inlet...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By MB2
Thank you both for the kind words. ...

Thank you both for the kind words.



Yes, I pulled all HC out from my 125G and used some for this nano setup.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By MB2
JBJ 6G cube

Tank just set up one day. It will be DSM. There are just HC and anubias in there, for now. HC are laid on to the rocks. Hopefully they will root over time.

Tank: JBJ nano 6G cube
Substrate:...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,418
Posted By MB2
Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both...

Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both tanks displaying side by side. Thank you. Very nice.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,368
Posted By MB2
Very beautiful and colorful tank, ua hua. Are...

Very beautiful and colorful tank, ua hua. Are those DW? They have a unique look!

Regarding filter leaks, if it was me, I would go for a bigger sump and don't have to touch the canister filter...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Yeah, it has not been trimmed yet. I set up the...

Yeah, it has not been trimmed yet. I set up the tank with many large clumps of anubias to begin with.


I dose dry ferts NPK and plantex CSM/B for micro nutrients but very light. However, I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you, lamiskool.

Thank you, lamiskool.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thanks ua hua. Agree with you, HC is gone. L....

Thanks ua hua. Agree with you, HC is gone. L. brevipes is ready for a trim this wkend.



Me too! And it is behind the larger anubias clump in front of it. A direct FTS won't show it. That...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Pictures update: HC carpet is gone

Spent time past few weekends removing all HC. It is a beautiful carpet plant, but takes too much time to maintain to stay nice for a large tank. The ground cover plants are now just marselia minuta...
Forum: Algae 03-10-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By MB2
Algae ID? It is only on DW

Could some one please help identify this algae?

Judging from plants growth, I would say the tank environment is very healthy, with lush plant growth and happy active fish. The water is crystal...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By MB2
I don't have the XB series but I do have the...

I don't have the XB series but I do have the regular version of BML light. My tank is also 20" tall, but 24" width so I use two BML fixtures to get more even coverage front to back of my tank. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,823
Posted By MB2
Beautiful tank. So much growth in only a short...

Beautiful tank. So much growth in only a short time. More pictures, please.
Forum: Substrate 03-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By MB2
The nutrients do leach out into the water column....

The nutrients do leach out into the water column.

My tank also use MGOCPM as subtracted and capped by sand. I dose very lightly.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-19-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you Jeff9922 and dewalltheway for the kind...

Thank you Jeff9922 and dewalltheway for the kind words.

Thank you, Joshua and I couldn't agree with you more about the light, ferts, CO2 you said. I dose only once or twice a week using the 1/8...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,012
Posted By MB2
Thank you Miso44. Thank you so much for...

Thank you Miso44.

Thank you so much for the compliment, angelsword. With knowledge and persistence, we all get to where we wanted to.
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