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Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By Raymond S.
If you are using the GE or Phillips from Loew's...

If you are using the GE or Phillips from Loew's or Home Depot you can't beat the price on them. I get the True Lumen "Flora" 6700K from Doctors Foster & Smith's on-line
and @ $10 they are a good...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Raymond S.
I have that very 650nm bulb and one True Lumen...

I have that very 650nm bulb and one True Lumen "Flora" bulb which is 6700K.
I believe that is a slightly brighter combo.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Raymond S.
You need to find out if your light is enough for...

You need to find out if your light is enough for that tank so what kind is it ?
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Raymond S.
Check out the LED chart on here. Obviously on the...

Check out the LED chart on here. Obviously on the ends it will be less.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Raymond S.
Far from anything you would call expert on this...

Far from anything you would call expert on this but what about the sodium ?
If you can't by-pass it you may want to purchase an RO unit.
And the water fom that re-configured with Equalibrium.
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Raymond S.
Rather difficult to answer that without your...

Rather difficult to answer that without your telling us which bulbs came/w it.
But if it's the 6000K ones I use the True Lumen "Flora" from Doctors Foster & Smith's.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Raymond S.
If the Duckweed is covering more than 25-30% of...

If the Duckweed is covering more than 25-30% of the surface it is the reason for the algae and when gone the algae will clear up.
The dead spots on the bottom are from lack of circulation there. A...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By Raymond S.
While I'm sure the companies who built them are...

While I'm sure the companies who built them are aware of their liabilities and have
taken this into consideration when they built those stands, I would not have a stand which the aquarium overhangs...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By Raymond S.
That sub will never need to be replaced as dirt...

That sub will never need to be replaced as dirt would eventually.
So when are the pictures going to start ?
That Eco has a good cec level. It absorbs nutrients when they are high and releases them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Raymond S.
That piece of wood is small enough. I use a very...

That piece of wood is small enough. I use a very small diameter drill bit to drill holes in wood which won't sink. The farther in the better. It is not uncommon for wood to have holes in it so it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By Raymond S.
If you are going to keep the old tank I guess you...

If you are going to keep the old tank I guess you don't want to just pull out the moss.
I can get a few each time by using a favorite food of theirs in the net.
I just sit it on the bottom with the...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By Raymond S.
As long as it's not on any regular basis you...

As long as it's not on any regular basis you won't hurt anything to leave the light off for 5 days. When I did a blackout I put a black garbage bag over the tank to keep out ALL light.
You know...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Raymond S.
I'd stay away from the ammonia.

I'd stay away from the ammonia.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 930
Posted By Raymond S.
Great probably needed it for more light then. ...

Great probably needed it for more light then.
That is duckweed but the giant kind. So I have dozens of plants reproducing each day instead of hundreds. Your right the regular kind(and to some extent...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Raymond S.
The people who use algae scrappers say they work...

The people who use algae scrappers say they work great. The point is that you provide a place that is excelent growing conditions for the algae and there are no nutrients left for it to grow else...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 369
Posted By Raymond S.
I have the Odyssea 20" fixture(2bulbs) and it has...

I have the Odyssea 20" fixture(2bulbs) and it has a clear lense for a guard.
Is the one you have white ? If they are calling it an aquarium light, they usually have clear plastic for the guard.
If...
Forum: DIY 07-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Raymond S.
Half hr drive from my house. I have seen one...

Half hr drive from my house. I have seen one bear/many dear but dear live in town
where I live.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=14289&pictureid=61970
One of my "collecting...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Raymond S.
These are commonly built in sumps when not just...

These are commonly built in sumps when not just in the tank. It may be a great
idea to make a refugium/Paladium type thingie next to a tank.
In fact we have one built by nature in the National Park...
Forum: Algae 07-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Raymond S.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrate_reduction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrate_reduction
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By Raymond S.
I saw a quote on here: not exactly true to the...

I saw a quote on here: not exactly true to the actual quote though.
I tried for years unsuccessfully, to have plants in my fish tank.
When I tried having a planted tank/w fish in it I was...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Raymond S.
Great to hear these things. Means I was correct...

Great to hear these things. Means I was correct in just using the beads as they come out of that bottle they come in. They do not loat so I use a tweezers to push then into the sub around any plant...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Raymond S.
The bulb combination that I mentioned(I would use...

The bulb combination that I mentioned(I would use one 650nm, 2 True Lumen Flora and one True Lumen 460nm to get that same effect) hgreat natural color...except for the 650nm bulb. It gave my tank a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Raymond S.
What is your stocking level and did you do...

What is your stocking level and did you do anything else at the time you put in the caps?
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Raymond S.
Any closer than 24" from the sub and even/w...

Any closer than 24" from the sub and even/w injected CO2 you will have an algae farm on your hands unless this tank is full of 100% fast growing plants. Full as in you can't
see the back wall at all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 930
Posted By Raymond S.
Correct, a sump is normally under the tank. Air...

Correct, a sump is normally under the tank. Air would not work for that.
If you have an idea of how a under gravel filter works, you know how mine works.
When tank originally set up....
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