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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-02-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By MacTech
Restarted my semi-low-tech 20 Long

After a period of disinterest and serious work and car related stress, I've decided to restart my heavily planted 20 Long

I let it run down unattended, planning to eventually shut it down and...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By MacTech
I'm considering switching to a canister filter

I have a heavily planted 20 Long, currently filtered by an AquaClear 300, the AC is stuffed full of sponges, all three levels are sponges, and I have a fourth one stuck on the uplift tube as a...
Forum: DIY 11-05-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By MacTech
The Hagen CO2 PowerLadder....

last night i tried another experiment, but it didn't seem to work well, still needs some fine tuning....

on the right hand side of the tank, right next to the Hagen ladder, i have a Penguin 550...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2005, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By MacTech
Well, the planted cup is currently in the beta...

Well, the planted cup is currently in the beta stage right now, i realize stem plants weren't the best choice, but it's all i had at the time (and i have plenty of spares ;)

right now i have a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By MacTech
yes, but not for long, i'm waiting for all the...

yes, but not for long, i'm waiting for all the errant duckweed to float out of the cuttings, then i'm getting rid of it
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-12-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By MacTech
In the spirit of the planted petri dish, i present...

the planted Betta death-cup (Deli-cup size)

http://homepage.mac.com/mactechg4/.Pictures/Pico7.gif
http://homepage.mac.com/mactechg4/.Pictures/Pico6.gif...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By MacTech
Hmm, is this a possibility for better plant growth?

long story short, i remember reading somewhere online (it's on the web so it *must* be true, right? ;) ) that negative ion generators (and ionic air cleaners) in addition to removing smoking odors,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By MacTech
Powerhead or HOB

i have a heavily planted 20 Long that's currently filtered by an AquaClear 70 with 2 sponges, and the BioMax media, i have an AC Mini sponge on the intake tube acting as a prefilter, the tank's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By MacTech
Heh, i knew it was too good to be true, oh well,...

Heh, i knew it was too good to be true, oh well, guess my houseplants will get a treat instead ;)

i figure it's best to run my crazy ideas past the plant gurus here

thanks :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By MacTech
Nitrate deficiency, easiest way to raise it?

i have a heavily planted 20 Long, and when i was doing my water tests last night, i noticed that my Nitrate levels were 5 PPM according to my AP nitrate test kit (it's fresh, not expired)

5 PPM...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2004, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By MacTech
nope, no injection, it is dosed with 3 Ml of...

nope, no injection, it is dosed with 3 Ml of Excel at every water change though, however for the purpose of this experiment, i'm only using Flourish
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2004, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By MacTech
The Overfertilization experimnent

i have some Water Lettuce in my 20 Long Dwarf Puffer tank, and it constantly amazes me at how much of a nutrient sponge it is, i typically dose Flourish with every water change (.5 Ml) and noticed a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2004, 02:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By MacTech
What states is it illegal to ship Water Lettuce (Pistia Stratiotes) to?

I have an overabundance of Water Lettuce in my 3 Betta tanks and my 20 Long puffer tank, the stuff grows exponentially, and i'd be willing to trade for some more interesting plants, however, i know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2004, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,961
Posted By MacTech
Rex, let me add my voice in support of you and...

Rex, let me add my voice in support of you and your site, i *like* the fact that you're blunt and to the point, no sugar coating neccecary, heck, i'm pretty blunt with my customers at work and no one...
Forum: DIY 10-09-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,344
Posted By MacTech
True, Rex, but part of the fun of DIY is to get...

True, Rex, but part of the fun of DIY is to get similar results on the cheap ;)

i *could* spend $12 for the ladder, or $4 for a bubblewand that feeds CO2 into the filter, and from what i...
Forum: DIY 10-09-2004, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,344
Posted By MacTech
rather than start another thread on the same...

rather than start another thread on the same subject....

a while back i tried piping CO2 into my AC70, but the grindy noise as it shredded the CO2 bubbles was annoying at night, so i put the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2004, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By MacTech
Well, the WL is in the puffer tank just to get...

Well, the WL is in the puffer tank just to get established, i'm going to use it as a replacement for the duckweed, it'll be easier to control and the bettas will have more fun playing in the roots....
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2004, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By MacTech
New Aquascape in the puffer tank

http://homepage.mac.com/mactechg4/.Pictures/Pufftank.jpg

Thanks to Gnatster for the Jungle Val and Bacopa, the Bacopa is in the center of the tank, behind the sword, next to the Rotala

i also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By MacTech
no, just bad for your wallet ;)

no, just bad for your wallet ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2004, 01:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By MacTech
How would Kuhlis react to Amanos and Cherry...

How would Kuhlis react to Amanos and Cherry shrimp, tankmates or snacks?
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2004, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By MacTech
Turns out i may have judged the lighting system...

Turns out i may have judged the lighting system too quickly, when i initially set it up, i pushed it to the back part of the Versa-Top, hence the fall-off in light towards the front, when i centered...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2004, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By MacTech
It's this one...

It's this one (http://www.all-glass.com/products/hoods/hostriplites.shtml), it says it's a Compact Flourescent right on the box
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2004, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By MacTech
This was a big dissapointment....(maybe??)

Tonight i stopped off at my LFS to pick up a 30" AGA CF striplight for my 20 Long, i figured that i could retire my 2 standard 20 watt striplights and get better lighting from the CF fixture in one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,848
Posted By MacTech
Crazy idea for a planted Betta tank...

while i was doing my weekly water change, a crazy idea came to me....

bettas like heavily planted tanks like mine, and bettas come from rice paddies, so why not try...

creating a "rice paddy"...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2004, 04:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,782
Posted By MacTech
I'm actually *trying* to train my Amanos to take...

I'm actually *trying* to train my Amanos to take food directly from my hand, if a shrimp climbs onto a finger and starts cleaning, it's given a Hikari sinking wafer as a reward

slowly but surely,...
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