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Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Steelwolve
Thanks for the input I will try direct spritz...

Thanks for the input I will try direct spritz with h202, leave on for 45 sec then rinse in clean tepid tapwater, then put into clean tote unitl im ready to plant. Whats the max you would keep the...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Steelwolve
The 1st two pics looks like BBA (black brush...

The 1st two pics looks like BBA (black brush algae) Im pretty sure even though yours is brown, its BBA. Common cure is to spot treat with excel or H2O2, and then increase CO2 or excel dosing. But.....
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Steelwolve
Safest way to H2O2 dip plants?

I have a tote full of plants from my 90g that I just tore down. Some have traces of BGA still on them, I want to save as much as I can and need some advise. My bronze crpyt wendittis took the hardest...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Steelwolve
How to clean a tank? (empty)

I am rescaping my first sad attempt at a planted tank and need some advice on cleaning/sterilizing the equipment and tank. Since I am now running multiple tanks I share a waterchange hose. I have...
Forum: Substrate 01-19-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Steelwolve
Hi first of all, awesome name and avatar! Jeremy...

Hi first of all, awesome name and avatar! Jeremy Wade = My hero! And the Goonch episode is the best fishing trip ever filmed! Is that you holding a Goonch??
Welcome to the forum, Im fairly new...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By Steelwolve
Yep, I had the same thing. I had made a post...

Yep, I had the same thing. I had made a post about it and was told not to worry, it will go away, and has no ill effects on the aquarium. Just clean its ugliness away with your water changes and...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Steelwolve
Thank you for this info I did in fact test. I...

Thank you for this info I did in fact test. I found that it took 70 seconds to fill a 5 g bucket that came out to 257GPH less than half of the advertised flow rate and thats with no media besides the...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Steelwolve
I figured that out after 2 months of water...

I figured that out after 2 months of water changes not helping, also tried blackout for 3 days, still there, and algae fix for 3 doses, No sunlight on tanks cut back light to 2 32wt8s, decreased...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Steelwolve
Best way to reduce flow on Sun Sun canister filter

I need to reduce the flow rate on my new Sun Sun 565Gph filter to increase contact time with the built in 9W UV sterilizer. Im thinking from the chart I just read I should aim for about 125GPH for...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Steelwolve
That makes sense! Thanks House!

That makes sense! Thanks House!
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Steelwolve
Im unaware of "flow guidelines" or what you mean?...

Im unaware of "flow guidelines" or what you mean? Could you elaborate? If your refering to something in the manual that came with the filter it did not say anything like that I needed to slow the...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By Steelwolve
UV sterilizer

I have had bad green water issues in 2 of my tanks now for almost 2 months, I finally broke down and bought a new Sun sun 565gph 4 stage canister filter with a built in 9W UV Sterilizer bulb. It...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Steelwolve
General Usage Dry Ferts

Hi all Ive been on here for a few months now and feel confident enough to try some dry ferts. I had been using Flourish Comp (intermitantly due to algae isssues) but the bottle is almost gone and I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,156
Posted By Steelwolve
Now thats what I would like to do. Very nice...

Now thats what I would like to do. Very nice looking work, Im thinking the sharpie is for size reference or do you use it to shade the peice? How did you get the color, and shading so perfect?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,156
Posted By Steelwolve
Very neat. I like the earlier one you did very...

Very neat. I like the earlier one you did very much, it has a cool drifwood look to it. I remeber working with clay in school a couple of times, but dont really remember any specifics about the types...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-06-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,187
Posted By Steelwolve
Hi Nalu, very cool setup you have there. I was...

Hi Nalu, very cool setup you have there. I was wondering how much those "IBC" tubs run you? And also, I would guess the difference between Hydroponics and Aquaponics is the fish in the system? LOL I...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Steelwolve
Update.. I have been reducing light cycles, shut...

Update.. I have been reducing light cycles, shut off 1 lamp, and I tried API algaefix. Still green... So I broke down and ordered a UV steralizer. Just dont tell my wife:) I ordered a Sun sun/perfect...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Steelwolve
I put mine in sand and I only had issues with it...

I put mine in sand and I only had issues with it floating up when I get too close with a siphon hose. With that ecoC I wouldnt expect it to float as long as it was flooded slowly, and heck if it did...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Steelwolve
BTW the HC looks incredible cant wait to see the...

BTW the HC looks incredible cant wait to see the flooded version! Nice work!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Steelwolve
Ok I am not an expert and am very new to the...

Ok I am not an expert and am very new to the hobby myself, but I will offer my experience with DHG. I bought some from my LFS as kind of a "not sure if it will grow or not experiment" After planting...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-06-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Steelwolve
Pond snail?

After reading about pond snails from a few internet sources Im a bit confused/skeptical about what Ive read. First, I did learn that my snail population is part of my bio load. It seems obvious but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steelwolve
Ok so from what I just read Chloramine is used in...

Ok so from what I just read Chloramine is used in drinking water sanitization as an alternative to chlorine, and since my citys water report does not contain that word, and it does have chlorine, am...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steelwolve
Wow thanks guys for the quick replys. I have...

Wow thanks guys for the quick replys. I have never heard of Chloramines, I checked my citys water report but it does not list that. Im gonna do some more google searches on it but for the price of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Steelwolve
What Dechlorination porduct?

Hello all I just wanted to see what everyone uses for dechlorination, Im putting in an order online and since my 1st 8$ 100ml bottle of Prime has run out, (I just realized how much I overpaid at...
Forum: Algae 12-02-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Steelwolve
Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I have...

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I have been dealing with it in a couple of different ways. First I cut my photo period to 8 hrs, then I have turned up CO2 on both tanks and now running 24...
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