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Forum: Lighting   10-17-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By sunfire99
I can't claim to be a lighting expert but I have...

I can't claim to be a lighting expert but I have a 20 gallon, 24" tank with that same stock 15watt fixture running 12 hours per day with NO issues growing low light plants, and even have had success...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-12-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,186
Posted By sunfire99
Congrats on the grow outs Mike. Looking good!!

Congrats on the grow outs Mike. Looking good!!
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,186
Posted By sunfire99
Looks like those horny Angels finally raised a...

Looks like those horny Angels finally raised a new batch of babes for you to sell, or trade, or ship to your friends. ;) Looking good Mike!!
Forum: Algae   08-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By sunfire99
You're very welcome. I responded to your PM with...

You're very welcome. I responded to your PM with details. The blackout can be whatever it takes to completely remove all light from getting into the tank. Turn off the lights, and cover it up...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-16-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,725
Posted By sunfire99
You may never "need" it, but unless you want to...

You may never "need" it, but unless you want to test your gh, then go ahead and use it as recommended in one of the dosing regimes. Water changes will probably add all the magnesium and calcium you...
Forum: Algae   08-16-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By sunfire99
Looks like spyrogyra algae. Do a search and see...

Looks like spyrogyra algae. Do a search and see if it matches up with what you have there. Good luck if that's what it is. It is nasty..
Forum: Tank Journals   08-16-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,719
Posted By sunfire99
Updated photos: This tank is still getting over...

Updated photos: This tank is still getting over new tank issues, but algae is nearly nonexistent and the plants and fish all doing very well.
Full tank shot:...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-16-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,127
Posted By sunfire99
Thanks for the nice comments. I've been very busy...

Thanks for the nice comments. I've been very busy and haven't been on much lately. I finally got the new SLR camera and took some new photos to post. Still have some residual GSA on the substrate,...
Forum: Fish   07-17-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,495
Posted By sunfire99
The bruising around the anal fin is something I...

The bruising around the anal fin is something I had a few months back. I had fish with that symptom along with saddles around the dorsal fin, some dark and some light. It was Columnaris and it took...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-15-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,186
Posted By sunfire99
Looking great Mike!! Now, where do I buy the...

Looking great Mike!! Now, where do I buy the Angel Viagra? :icon_lol: I think Tim has an idea there if you really want to grow them out. Of course once grown out you have to find them homes. ;)
Forum: Tank Journals   07-15-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,719
Posted By sunfire99
Added some more fish and did some rescaping. I...

Added some more fish and did some rescaping. I found some Albino Longfinned BushyNose Plecos from my local supplier and some Harleguin Raspboras as well. I also found some Giant African Blue Wood...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-15-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,127
Posted By sunfire99
Thanks guys. I got anxious and moved the Angels...

Thanks guys. I got anxious and moved the Angels into the main tank this past weekend along with 3 Panda Cory's. Still having a small bout with GSA on the substrate, but not on the glass any more....
Forum: Algae   07-13-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,671
Posted By sunfire99
In my experience it takes a day or two to see the...

In my experience it takes a day or two to see the BBA change color. Once it did, Oto's ate it readily. It sounds like you have a good approach, and I was worried about the affect of H202 on...
Forum: Algae   07-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By sunfire99
Three day blackout combined with heavy H202 and...

Three day blackout combined with heavy H202 and Excel wiped mine out.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-08-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,127
Posted By sunfire99
Thanks for the nice comments.:thumbsup:

Thanks for the nice comments.:thumbsup:
Forum: DIY   07-01-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,976
Posted By sunfire99
I have used lights over a sump for macro algae...

I have used lights over a sump for macro algae nitrate filters on salt tanks and the cabinet on this tank was built to house a light also but not using it. With no regular light being used on this...
Forum: DIY   06-30-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,976
Posted By sunfire99
Mine is in the sump. Here's a picture of it. You...

Mine is in the sump. Here's a picture of it. You can see it in the back there at the inflow to the sump. I have a bulkhead fitting there, and the pipe in the sump that the filter is tied to extends...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-29-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,186
Posted By sunfire99
40 or 50 swimmers with no Loaches to graze on...

40 or 50 swimmers with no Loaches to graze on them. Looks like you need more tanks soon Mike.:icon_eek: Cool pictures, and looking great. Thanks for the updates.:thumbsup:
Forum: DIY   06-29-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,976
Posted By sunfire99
Now that's the truth.:thumbsup: I don't...

Now that's the truth.:thumbsup:

I don't "defend" sumps, but would argue the claims that they are "not good for planted tanks". As for CO2 offgassing, my 5lb cylinder is approaching 3 months...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,719
Posted By sunfire99
Nitrites finally zeroed out and I added 3 Oto's...

Nitrites finally zeroed out and I added 3 Oto's yesterday and they think they've gone to fish heaven munching nonstop on the diatoms. The diatoms and hair algae seem to be receding some, and the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,127
Posted By sunfire99
Angels have arrived

The tank is doing great, and the Cardinals are doing really well. I've learned I have to trim often to keep it the way I want it and we finally got the Angels for this tank which is why this project...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-27-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 55,186
Posted By sunfire99
Mike, glad to hear you have wigglers again. Is...

Mike, glad to hear you have wigglers again. Is PPS not getting it done for you, or just an adjustment phase?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 20,886
Posted By sunfire99
Good advice on Phosphate testing. Phosphate's...

Good advice on Phosphate testing. Phosphate's the devil in a reef tank. Zero tolerance or you grow algae. The only other method I ever found was huge amounts of macros in a refugium used up the...
Forum: DIY   06-24-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,348
Posted By sunfire99
I think Hoppy's onto something with the threads...

I think Hoppy's onto something with the threads being different. That said, if they screw together at all, silicone should make it water tight. I've had poor results with teflon tape on large pvc...
Forum: DIY   06-24-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,779
Posted By sunfire99
Good design and saving and reusing even a small...

Good design and saving and reusing even a small amount of heat in the winter is worth the small extra effort imo. I use 2 WH7's on my 100 gallon tank as well. I didn't think they were all that hot...
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