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Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By mrchach
Updates. So we are quite a ways in to this...

Updates.

So we are quite a ways in to this whole project.

I have been running without co2 for a couple months now.

The light is 1 39w 6500k.

I only run the eheim filter.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,580
Posted By mrchach
Nice layout. In another thread you said you...

Nice layout.

In another thread you said you were hitting algae issues.

In my experience algae in tanks is usually light (like you said), but I think it has more to do with intensity than...
Forum: DIY 10-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By mrchach
What is the thickness of the acrylic you bought? ...

What is the thickness of the acrylic you bought?
IMHO the rib is most likely unnecessary. I have put a 6 " x 10" x.08" piece under 1/4" of tension across the 10" span at 115F temps for several days...
Forum: DIY 12-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,838
Posted By mrchach
Ever sit in traffic? :icon_frow

Ever sit in traffic? :icon_frow
Forum: Algae 11-10-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,931
Posted By mrchach
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/Ch_rubilar/...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j170/Ch_rubilar/bba3.jpg


man i don't have this anymore but used to have it...

This is the be all end all worst algae i have encountered
i had it growing on...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,135
Posted By mrchach
His current status on root tabs should take no...

His current status on root tabs should take no affect into what his substrate is.

First figure out the plants you want, then you will know what substrate options are available to help maximize...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-27-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By mrchach
I use it. Works wonderful. My Grandma...

I use it.

Works wonderful.

My Grandma said she used to use it when she was younger.

:proud:
Forum: Aquascaping 10-26-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By mrchach
3d or 1d

3d or 1d
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By mrchach
I did... for about 3 months... Twas some blob of...

I did... for about 3 months... Twas some blob of hair algae and weeping moss that was large and a 7 foot long (with multiple branches) hornswort
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By mrchach
disturbing the MTS, moving such a large crypt...

disturbing the MTS, moving such a large crypt could have released some things built up under their

possibly causing a ph crash

strictly speculation
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By mrchach
Exclamation Negator. Dog excrement will not work. You should...

Negator. Dog excrement will not work. You should NOT make compost from any meat eating creatures feces. :fish:
Forum: Aquascaping 10-26-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By mrchach
Doing a fall twist with the Scape

I was wanting to spice the tank up for the upcoming season with leaf litter.

I live in Texas and have pecan and oak trees that I could use. Which would you suggest?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By mrchach
They will attract iron in the substrate for sure...

They will attract iron in the substrate for sure but the magnets you would need to use aren't very strong. However, alot of aquarium products are made with magnets in them. The only thing I would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By mrchach
That page does not give the information he...

That page does not give the information he requested.:thumbsdow
Forum: Plants 10-24-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By mrchach
i believe that iron and potassium bond togethor...

i believe that iron and potassium bond togethor to create a salt that cannot be absorbed by the plants

unless you have special preservatives or chelators (ie chelated iron is available)

try...
Forum: Plants 10-24-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By mrchach
you didn't mention if the tops were turning...

you didn't mention if the tops were turning yellow or not (pottasium deficiency will have yellowing of green leaves) in my experience tends to spread out yellow from the holes and edges though i have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By mrchach
in my experience in buying glass pipes you...

in my experience in buying glass pipes

you get what you pay for...

cheap glass breaks easily, has imperfections more commonly
Forum: Plants 10-23-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By mrchach
My first guess is Iron behind that Magnesium

My first guess is Iron
behind that Magnesium
Forum: Substrate 10-23-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By mrchach
Moroccan Red Clay Its supposed to have more...

Moroccan Red Clay
Its supposed to have more iron content than typical red clay and it comes powdered
after adding this to my MTS it smelled like pure Hog pen (country people will know the smell i...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By mrchach
hands a spatula a puddy knife a aquascaping...

hands
a spatula
a puddy knife
a aquascaping tool design specificly for that purpose
a credit card
a small piece of glass
rocks with straight edges
rolling pins
pencils
pens
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By mrchach
i use the brinks grounded timers from walmart...

i use the brinks grounded timers from walmart they are 6.97 (store pricing may vary *info from walmart website*)

i have 4 of them and they all work like a dream some are a couple years old and...
Forum: Substrate 10-22-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrchach
speaking from my [personal experience with eco...

speaking from my [personal experience with eco complete (black) is that its just high priced gravel with bacteria supposedly seeded already it even comes with little green rocks sometimes just to...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By mrchach
with kribs youll want to go with something coarse...

with kribs youll want to go with something coarse so they cant uproot plants as easily

i had some with mts/ fluval shrimp stratum and they could go as deep as they wanted
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By mrchach
i believe they could cause issue with very fine...

i believe they could cause issue with very fine root structure that doesnt develop much


immature dwarf hair grass is an example that comes to mind

though something like a vallisineria that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By mrchach
rocks.... have you tried creating a terrace...

rocks....

have you tried creating a terrace and building the slope up to that, it may make it easier to fix the slopes every couple of months
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