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Forum: Tank Journals 07-09-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,761
Posted By chocological
Well, I'm back after a long time away. I moved...

Well, I'm back after a long time away. I moved shortly after this last post and.. had to start over. I've got it set up now, but it's in no way ready for show.
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By chocological
Venturi CO2 reactors (powered by a powerhead)

So, I'm planning an external Barr style venturi reactor powered by a powerhead. Not running inline with the canister filter. Does anyone else have a setup similar? I'd love to see your notes or a...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By chocological
No. That only provides around 20par.. if you see...

No. That only provides around 20par.. if you see it in person, it's pretty dim.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Just a small update here.. I realized I've been...

Just a small update here.. I realized I've been testing wrong. Nitrates atm show 5ppm in the 20gallon, and nearly 40ppm in the 5gallon.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Thanks for the help. I'll update in a week's time.

Thanks for the help. I'll update in a week's time.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By chocological
Eheim 2215, if you can afford to get one. Run...

Eheim 2215, if you can afford to get one. Run everything inline too.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Well, I added the hydro Japan nearly 3 weeks ago,...

Well, I added the hydro Japan nearly 3 weeks ago, and the p. erectus 2 or so weeks ago. It was all lush and green prior to being in the tank.

I added another 1/4 tsp to the 20 gallon, which is now...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Tap water, conditioned with prime. The ludwigia...

Tap water, conditioned with prime.
The ludwigia in the 20 gallon appear to be okay. I'll post a pic later.

Just a question.. how long should I wait after dosing KNO3 before I test?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Anyone have any ideas? I'm losing more and more...

Anyone have any ideas? I'm losing more and more plants.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Using CSM+B for traces. Also, level spoons. The...

Using CSM+B for traces. Also, level spoons. The lights are 11.5 inches from the HC.

This week I just upped my traces. I was only dosing 1/64 tsp traces.
Also, in my 20 gallon tank, I'm having...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
It was DSM for awhile.. and it was lush and green...

It was DSM for awhile.. and it was lush and green for two weeks or so. Here's the best I can do with a strand of HC.
http://i.imgur.com/3ZBLECW.jpg

It's not the best, but basically it's yellowing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By chocological
Something is deficient.. need help.

My HC, once so green and lush is browning and yellowing and looks bad.
I planted some e.parvula that's slowly dying and turning brown. I don't really know what's going on.

This is in a 5gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By chocological
Put water in the tank until it's just under the...

Put water in the tank until it's just under the substrate. Mist the plants daily after the dry period, but do not soak them. That should be good.

I've had success with DSM in my journal down there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,079
Posted By chocological
I live in the big city and do not have a yard. My...

I live in the big city and do not have a yard. My "lawn" and "garden" are in my tanks. I also have a bit of a green thumb, and I simply have a love of things that grow.
Forum: Plants 04-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By chocological
You might not even need a light, just stick it on...

You might not even need a light, just stick it on the windowsill.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By chocological
I'm jealous. :fish:

I'm jealous. :fish:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-04-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By chocological
I get charged 39.99 from monster. :P

I get charged 39.99 from monster. :P
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,761
Posted By chocological
Woke up today to see a fresh amano molt among the...

Woke up today to see a fresh amano molt among the grass. Scared me at first, lol.
I guess that means things are going well.
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By chocological
It could be because it's a fish...?

It could be because it's a fish...?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By chocological
Not many plants in there.. you're feeding algae...

Not many plants in there.. you're feeding algae at this point doing the full EI doses..
Forum: Plants 04-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By chocological
Hehe.. a lot of plants we buy in the hobby are...

Hehe.. a lot of plants we buy in the hobby are sourced from nurseries in FL. Nice find. Time to get the ankles wet I assume?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By chocological
Add some hardscape. Like stones, etc.

Add some hardscape. Like stones, etc.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By chocological
Just have to ask -- where did you source them?...

Just have to ask -- where did you source them? Trying to get my hands on some.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By chocological
Looks nice! Great progress.

Looks nice! Great progress.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By chocological
Exposed to air the algae should die.

Exposed to air the algae should die.
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