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Forum: Algae 12-07-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
This worked! Thank you so much for the...

This worked! Thank you so much for the suggestion. I moved most of my fish over to a hospital tank while I did the algaefix dosing and I didn't lose any of them, even the ones that stayed in the...
Forum: Algae 11-18-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
A lot of the reviews I'm seeing talked about...

A lot of the reviews I'm seeing talked about losing fish, which might be a result of the ammonia spike due to a lot of dying algae. I'll give this a shot and be prepared to oxygenate the water and do...
Forum: Algae 11-18-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
How does it work? Does it kill the existing...

How does it work? Does it kill the existing algae, and I just pull it out?
Forum: Algae 11-18-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I did one better, I went back to the single T5...

I did one better, I went back to the single T5 that I had before. I still have the algae though, and no matter how much I remove it comes right back.
Forum: Algae 11-18-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
Algae Explosion (Spirogyra)

I recently made the mistake of switching from a single T5 light over my 8 gallon planted tank to a bright LED, and was greeted with an absolute explosion of some kind of thread-like algae. Looking...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
Water Sprite Dropping Leaves

My tank seems to be thriving, but my water sprite started to drop leaves all of a sudden and I'd like to figure out why. I'm wondering if the java fern next to it might be crowding it, or if there's...
Forum: Algae 01-25-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
You should actually read my post. The algae...

You should actually read my post. The algae cleared up quite dramatically, and is only getting better. I was posting an update to say that I took the advice people gave and it worked.

A lot of...
Forum: Algae 01-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I always hate it when people don't update threads...

I always hate it when people don't update threads to say what happened, so.... it worked!

I left the CO2 high, reduced light to 1 T5 bulb (which slowed, but didn't stop the algae), and then I...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I cranked the CO2 back up and reduced the light...

I cranked the CO2 back up and reduced the light to one bulb. We'll see how it goes.

In the meantime, I'll see if I can find a fertilization scheme I like.
Forum: Algae 01-07-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I have the lights and the CO2 on the same timer,...

I have the lights and the CO2 on the same timer, to avoid PH drops at night when plants aren't photosynthesizing. It's easy to change though. That's why I said light/co2 cycle, it's the same thing...
Forum: Algae 01-06-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I was watching the tank pretty closely...

I was watching the tank pretty closely immediately before and after adding CO2, there's no doubt in my mind that before I added CO2 there was little to no algae, and a huge bloom immediately after....
Forum: Algae 01-05-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
Creekbottom: They're 24", 24W bulbs. I believe...

Creekbottom: They're 24", 24W bulbs. I believe that's HO. I can't run a single bulb.



That doesn't seem right to me. Light isn't something like a nutrient in the water that a plant can use some...
Forum: Algae 01-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
No I'm not. I'm using aquasoil as a substrate,...

No I'm not. I'm using aquasoil as a substrate, but beyond that I'm doing doing any fertilization.
Forum: Algae 01-05-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
That's right. It's a new tank, but it ran for...

That's right. It's a new tank, but it ran for about a month with those lights and without the CO2, with very little algae. Adding the co2 was definitely the catalyst for the algae bloom.
Forum: Algae 01-05-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
CO2 sparks thread/string algae explosion

I recently installed a CO2 injection setup on my tank, and immediately (as in, within a day or two) had a massive explosion of thread or string algae. Aside from the algae, the plants are doing...
Forum: DIY 12-31-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
That's probably the difference. I can't get much...

That's probably the difference. I can't get much lower than 10psi with the regulator I'm using.



You're right, they're not designed to completely close. I didn't know they could be modified...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
I put it in front of the solenoid because it was...

I put it in front of the solenoid because it was convenient with the parts I had. I don't think it it makes a difference.

I read the Swagelok writeup on these valves, they have a stop to keep them...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
Needle Valve - Swagelok S Series not cutting it!

I put together a DIY CO2 regulator setup that I'm having trouble with. I'm using a Victor regulator, and a Swagelok S series (SS-SS2-A to be exact) valve to meter the CO2 flow.

With the regulator...
Forum: Plants 12-15-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
Is there an easy way for me to tell what roots...

Is there an easy way for me to tell what roots are ok to bury in the substrate? I know some are used for respiration/gas exchange and I want to avoid suffocating a plant if I can help it!
Forum: Plants 12-15-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
What do "spurs" going downward on a plant mean?

I'm setting up a new tank and I noticed that the first plants I added are developing "spurs" where the leaves hit the stem that go down vertically. I've circled a couple in the picture. Are these...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By DeadlyMuffin
What substrate are you using?

What substrate are you using?
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