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Forum: Algae   04-06-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Tacoshooter
Update

As I mentioned above, I did a teardown, peroxide and Excel dip, and actually moved the tank to a new location where there was less sunlight. I also vacuumed out the top layer of substrate, cleaned...
Forum: Algae   03-12-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Made the decision last night.

I'm going to tear down, peroxide dip the plants and spray a peroxide solution on the substrate, and then move the tank's location to somewhere that gets less sun.

I'm about at my wits end so it is...
Forum: Algae   03-11-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Yuck.

In mid-Feburary I had to turn the second light back on because I was starting to have a lot of die-off and general poor health of the plants. Lost most of my red plants. I don't think I can...
Forum: Algae   02-04-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Sounds like we are doing the same things. ...

Sounds like we are doing the same things.

My CO2 is also completely ripping with a 5dkh drop checker at yellow and at the edge of shrimp stress using a controller. I am using dry ferts for...
Forum: Lighting   01-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,725
Posted By Tacoshooter
Hate to declare victory too quickly, but going...

Hate to declare victory too quickly, but going down to one light for just a couple of days appears to have really brought things back into control (along with manual removal and Excel).

I'm not...
Forum: Lighting   01-26-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,725
Posted By Tacoshooter
Wanted to put in a quick update since there was...

Wanted to put in a quick update since there was some chatter on running two following my initial question.

I was/am running two Planted 24/7 on an ADA 60P with pressurized CO2 and a CO2...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Nice, I'll give a longer-bristled brush a try. ...

Nice, I'll give a longer-bristled brush a try.

Need it too, because just when I thought I was getting the upper hand, had a bit of a disaster and killed a lot of shrimp. I mentioned earlier that...
Forum: Algae   01-24-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
I'm using just tap water. It's from the surface...

I'm using just tap water. It's from the surface around here and runs 2.5-3kh so actually is pretty good. When I was here a few years ago I used the same water supply and it produced my best tank...
Forum: Algae   01-17-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
I think I'm making some headway.

So over the past week I've tried to painstakingly locate the clusters of strands and pull them out by hand, using a length of CO2 tubing to collect as many as possible and then use my tongs to free...
Forum: Algae   01-13-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Sounds like the same stuff.

Sounds very similar. With the lights dimmed, I can't really see it. It is most visible under full daylight and is very difficult to remove manually unless I can actually catch one of the longer...
Forum: Algae   01-12-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Another microscope shot

Instead of doing quick and dirty, I managed to pull enough to prep a slide and got a better image out of the microscope. Based on this I'm thinking rhizo possibly?

http://i.imgur.com/rx2tvHyh.jpg
Forum: Algae   01-12-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tacoshooter
Tiny, long threads (with microscope photo). What is it?

Hey guys.

Have a new type of algae that I haven't run into before and was wondering if anyone could give me an ID. Am dosing EI and have been doing pretty well from an algae standpoint over the...
Forum: Lighting   12-13-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,725
Posted By Tacoshooter
Just a quick note, I'm up and running with dual...

Just a quick note, I'm up and running with dual 24/7 over a 60P. Running with pressurized CO2 ... my old controller broke so I'm just winging it until the new one gets here -- but I'm at around a kH...
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,725
Posted By Tacoshooter
Geez, why didn't I think of that? An hour offset...

Geez, why didn't I think of that? An hour offset would be perfect and would smooth out the peak. Duh.

That's what I'll try. Figured there had to be a better way than just doing a burst -- which is...
Forum: Lighting   12-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 30,725
Posted By Tacoshooter
Hey guys, checking in here and seeing if anyone...

Hey guys, checking in here and seeing if anyone has any ideas since I'm a little torn on what to do. I have an ADA 60P that I'm getting ready to go live with. Will be CO2 injected and have some...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-17-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,527
Posted By Tacoshooter
Growth seems to be good and strong, but it...

Growth seems to be good and strong, but it honestly doesn't seem as fast as I'm used to under 6x54 using EI. It's completely anecdotal and there are tons of variables but my thought is that the 500w...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,527
Posted By Tacoshooter
Smile TS's High-Tech, High-Light In-Wall 75 gallon MTS Substrate Tank

Thought I'd start this thread because with this aquarium I pretty much went against all of my instincts and the results have turned out good. Maybe someone else can use this for inspiration for a...
Forum: Fish   11-15-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Tacoshooter
German Blue Ram Breeders?

I've been out of the aquarium game for a bit as I've moved a few times in the past couple of years, but got my planted 75 back up and running a few months ago.

I'm looking to add 5-6 german blue...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
I don't really have plans right now for a...

I don't really have plans right now for a foreground plant. I am doing a small area of HC but I'm thinking about putting sand in the foreground.

The HC carpet began to get "nasty" after a period...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2008, 12:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
Long Strange Trip

It's been a while since I last updated, so I thought I'd throw up the progression since my last rescape, which is in the posts above. Apologize for the quality on a few of these, I was learning a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-13-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
1/13/08 Update

Well, the vals finally got the best of me. I tried getting in there and trimming things out but couldn't get it clearcut to my satisfaction ... so everyone in the bucket!
...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-26-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
Vals out of control!

Today's photo (12/26/2007):

http://sheldse.zenfolio.com/img/v0/p772199551-4.jpg

The vals have gone completely insane and are posing a problem since they're so tangled with the other plants that...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-09-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
December 8 Update

Today's pic:

http://sheldse.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p898568172-4.jpg

I'm slowly thinning out the stem plants and am almost to the density, though not the shape that I want them. HC is pretty close...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-05-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,794
Posted By Tacoshooter
Updates.

I've neglected this thread for a while, eh?

Since that time the tank went through a period of inattention due to travel and real life things. When I got less busy, I decided to just start over...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Tacoshooter
It is Amazonia. We're on city water here and it...

It is Amazonia. We're on city water here and it is very very soft (0-1 kh out of the tap) so I did not opt for the Amazonia II.

I have heard that the newer version has less cloudiness issues,...
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