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Forum: Equipment 02-14-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By el Caspar
what is that exactly?

what is that exactly?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By el Caspar
Regulator to co2 tank fitting

I just got a regulator from Taiwan...I guess I should have checked it out a bit better. The fitting on my co2 tank is CGA320 and this regulator, although the nut does thread onto the tank, the inside...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By el Caspar
Ive seen uglier algae than that green marimo...

Ive seen uglier algae than that green marimo stuff. Kinda cool looking, Ive seen the ball form at pet smart for sale.
Forum: Algae 01-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By el Caspar
water changes. pretty sure all new tanks get the...

water changes. pretty sure all new tanks get the brown algae in the first few months. It can be gently rubbed off with your fingers or a toothbrush, then do a water change to grab whatever debris you...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By el Caspar
I find if the roots aren't trimmed back sometimes...

I find if the roots aren't trimmed back sometimes they can rot and cause problems...
Forum: Fish 12-05-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By el Caspar
Well your water sounds good, ph is a bit higher...

Well your water sounds good, ph is a bit higher than your tetra would like as they prefer acidic water(6.8) and yours is alkaline. Most fish are usually pretty hardy with ph ranges though. I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By el Caspar
I just tie a bit of ripped shirt to some fishing...

I just tie a bit of ripped shirt to some fishing line, tie the other end to a weight so it can be dropped through the slimy tubing, and pull through. rinse after obv. The bleach and pump thing sounds...
Forum: Fish 12-05-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By el Caspar
What are your water parameters? ammonia, nitrite...

What are your water parameters? ammonia, nitrite and nitrate? ph? They do best in soft neutral to slightly acidic water. Could be your water. I'd be careful with water treatments until you're certain...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By el Caspar
I can almost promise that if you haven't cleaned...

I can almost promise that if you haven't cleaned your tubing, thats one of the main culprits. Also you take apart the impeller housing and clean the snot out of that. I had the same issue and you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By el Caspar
Water dechlorinates overa 24 hour period. Just...

Water dechlorinates overa 24 hour period. Just pump air into the water to oxygenize it. Then it's free, although that is a lot of water
Forum: Fish 12-05-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By el Caspar
looks like a silver dollar or something. Hope he...

looks like a silver dollar or something. Hope he gets red for you
Forum: Fish 12-05-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By el Caspar
Other fish are doing well?

Other fish are doing well?
Forum: Plants 12-05-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By el Caspar
I would say yes. I wouldn't really worry about it...

I would say yes. I wouldn't really worry about it if it's doing well. I couldn't kill mine if I tried lol It does encourage new growth
Forum: Plants 12-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By el Caspar
looks a bit like moneywort i think

looks a bit like moneywort i think
Forum: Plants 12-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By el Caspar
I agree, normally it's very difficult to replant...

I agree, normally it's very difficult to replant without crushing or just knotting up the long roots
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By el Caspar
I would go with the 4x14 sinc it's got two...

I would go with the 4x14 sinc it's got two switches. At 28 watts (two bulbs on), you have enough light for low light plants. While at 56watts, all on, you are just under 3 watts per gallon, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-28-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By el Caspar
I heard it was only lacking in macro nutrients....

I heard it was only lacking in macro nutrients. Could be wrong but it works really well in my tank. I use flourish root tabs also. Not trying to steer anyone in the wrong direction but eco comes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-28-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By el Caspar
If you want easy, go with eco-complete. It's...

If you want easy, go with eco-complete. It's loaded with nutrients and is better than gravel or epoxy. It's easier than making mineralized soil, but it's gonna be expensive for a 120 :) You sound...
Forum: Lighting 11-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By el Caspar
I would try leaving my lights off for longer...

I would try leaving my lights off for longer first. You could pull a bulb or drop your 10ws for something less. A lot of ppl have their lights on 12hrs a day. Usually it's way too much. Dropping to...
Forum: Algae 11-25-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By el Caspar
Only change your water temp by 2 degrees per day...

Only change your water temp by 2 degrees per day to not stress your livestock. It can be too much of a shock for some less resilient varieties of fish and plants. At least that's what I've heard :)...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By el Caspar
Ya definitely get it some more light. if it's...

Ya definitely get it some more light. if it's looking bad, i'm sure you already know, but take your cutting from where you can see the newest growth happening. You sound like you know what you're...
Forum: Algae 11-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By el Caspar
If your tank is new, brown algae is likely to be...

If your tank is new, brown algae is likely to be your first encounter. Water changes and scraping your glass, rinsing your decor with tank water, feeding fish less, will all help. Either way,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By el Caspar
My ottos don't eat my plants...I've got three....

My ottos don't eat my plants...I've got three. Manganese deffeciency will sometimes cause holes between the veins if the leaves. Sounds like you have enough ferts if your ei dosing though... If your...
Forum: Lighting 11-20-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By el Caspar
Maybe it's your fish food? Certain varieties...

Maybe it's your fish food? Certain varieties boost your fishes colors.
I think the shrimp flakes in my tetramin are a color booster. And as previously stated, if they're still getting used to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By el Caspar
Gases contract when they get cold. If you are...

Gases contract when they get cold. If you are doing a yeast diy or one of the ractors from the store with the packets for charges, the CO2 production will be slowed but will probably last a bit...
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