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Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
It has been awhile since I've updated. Not much...

It has been awhile since I've updated. Not much has changed besides just letting it grow out. I'm currently fighting hair algae and hope the addition of some Amano shrimp that should arrive shortly...
Forum: Algae   09-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By DetMich
Looks identical to the BGA I had over my carpet....

Looks identical to the BGA I had over my carpet. Hopefully the Maracyn will work wonders like it did for me. :bounce:

Old BGA infestation...
Forum: Algae   09-12-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By DetMich
Here is another picture of it on Blyxa. Hopefully...

Here is another picture of it on Blyxa. Hopefully it is better shown here as hair/clado/green beard have been brought up.

The algae only seems to show up on the wood & UG. There is none on the...
Forum: Algae   09-10-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
  ID Help
Views: 445
Posted By DetMich
ID Help

Can anyone confirm this type of algae? I think it may be hair algae, but would like a second opinion. Thanks :)

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x328/HockeyAlex91/1-2.jpg
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-31-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,259
Posted By DetMich
You can use pure ammonia. (ex. Ace Janitorial...

You can use pure ammonia. (ex. Ace Janitorial Strength Ammonia)
Forum: Tank Journals   08-11-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
Update 8/11 Diatoms have been a complete...

Update 8/11

Diatoms have been a complete PITA to me. The UG is still pretty much covered and I still haven't found a way to manually remove them from the UG without
it uprooting it. The wood...
Forum: Algae   08-06-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,189
Posted By DetMich
If you haven't yet, take a quick look over this...

If you haven't yet, take a quick look over this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/algae/140915-cyanobacteria-aka-blue-green-algea-aka.html

I personally had amazing luck following the 5 day...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-01-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,446
Posted By DetMich
Senior Shrimpo, For all the lines (mainly...

Senior Shrimpo,

For all the lines (mainly the outline) I used the Paths Tool in GIMP. Since I can't draw to save my life using a mouse, Paths are amazing.

I created nodes at key part of the...
Forum: Algae   08-01-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,269
Posted By DetMich
+1 To Maracyn. In 5 days my BGA was completely...

+1 To Maracyn. In 5 days my BGA was completely gone and I highly doubt most people had as much as I did. :biggrin:

Before
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x328/HockeyAlex91/dfgh.jpg

After...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,446
Posted By DetMich
GIMP ...

GIMP
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Those are looking HOTT Nikki! :thumbsup:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,446
Posted By DetMich
Several hours and a 6pack later, I believe it is...

Several hours and a 6pack later, I believe it is done. :biggrin:

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7308/64972194.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-30-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,446
Posted By DetMich
Here's a half completed shrimp I started, it's...

Here's a half completed shrimp I started, it's getting to late to complete it. :icon_frow

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4585/83660468.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
I believe I have the thank the Cal Aqua diffuser...

I believe I have the thank the Cal Aqua diffuser for that. :P

The walls seems to always "pearl" to. :(
Forum: Tank Journals   07-27-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
I believe I am winning the battle of the GBA...

I believe I am winning the battle of the GBA invasion. It seems to have halted in the exponential growth over the last 4 days. In the last few days Diatoms have started to make their home along the...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
Thanks for reminding me, I've been meaning to get...

Thanks for reminding me, I've been meaning to get back with you on that. It has $15 for a 5lb tank.

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Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
THE FLOOD Today was a wonderful day! After...

THE FLOOD

Today was a wonderful day! After approximately 3.5 months since I first began collecting parts / DSM waiting, I finally have the tank full! :bounce:

When I was filling the tank there...
Forum: Other Websites   07-18-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By DetMich
It appears your website has been defaced?

It appears your website has been defaced?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,734
Posted By DetMich
I have been using Elos PH/GH/KH test kits...

I have been using Elos PH/GH/KH test kits recently as I find them much easier to read/accurate than API's PH/GH/KH.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,721
Posted By DetMich
The most common plants used that come to mind are...

The most common plants used that come to mind are HC, UG, DHG, Staurogyne Repens.

You can also look at plantfinder by selecting "Can be grown emersed: Yes"....
Forum: Equipment   07-15-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,970
Posted By DetMich
0.5 psi working pressure? Depending on the type...

0.5 psi working pressure? Depending on the type of diffuser,ect. you are using, I believe most use 10-30 psi.
Forum: Substrate   07-14-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By DetMich
Not to digress from the topic, but it's always a...

Not to digress from the topic, but it's always a pleasant surprise to stumble upon a member from Kzoo. :icon_smil
Forum: Tank Journals   07-14-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
Thanks. :icon_smil I finally got enough courage...

Thanks. :icon_smil I finally got enough courage to add up the total cost and I about feinted. :eek5:



Thanks, I think I will try out blyxa and see how it works out. As for moss, I don't think...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,229
Posted By DetMich
I have been thinking about Blyxa Japonica.

I have been thinking about Blyxa Japonica.
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By DetMich
I had a 24oz. tank running 2bps (Only during...

I had a 24oz. tank running 2bps (Only during lights on) that never ran out for the ~3 months I used it.

My guess is you might have a leak.
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By DetMich
I'll try and take a stab at this. I'm not an...

I'll try and take a stab at this. I'm not an expert, so feel free to correct me.

CO2 is measured by weight, not PSI. I believe a full 20oz tank will be ~3lbs. To find out how much CO2 is left in a...
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