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Forum: Substrate   01-13-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By C Campbell
I pick up 4 bags last week when and am going to...

I pick up 4 bags last week when and am going to give it a try soon. Been using Turface in a tank and it does pretty well other than the have the issue of being lighter in weight like Safe-T-Sorb....
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By C Campbell
Yes the low PPI will be the largest holes and the...

Yes the low PPI will be the largest holes and the highest flow rate. Stephen the owner of Swiss Tropicals is a friend of mine and great to work with! Just tell him your needs and he will be able to...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   12-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By C Campbell
I built a platform for our turtle out of pvc pipe...

I built a platform for our turtle out of pvc pipe with eggcrate covering the ramp and platform to allow the turtle to easily climp out of the water. Funny thing is that the turtle is a Musk turtle...
Forum: Substrate   01-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By C Campbell
The reason I am looking for varied grain size is...

The reason I am looking for varied grain size is that I want it to look more natural. I setting up a 40gB tank that will house Apistogramma/ Hatchet Fish/??? Substrate will be shallow and will likely...
Forum: Substrate   01-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By C Campbell
Where can I buy cheap sand that will not alter PH?

Hello,

I am need of some cheap sand that will not raise the PH level of my tanks.

Looking for something in a natural med-dark color and preferably with a varied grain size.

If you have...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,142
Posted By C Campbell
I will say that all of the 'fire issues' I have...

I will say that all of the 'fire issues' I have heard about were from at least 5 years ago, because I was researching Odyssea lights before I made my purchase. I have been running 4 2x39w T5HO...
Forum: Equipment   01-02-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By C Campbell
I started off using racks with the original...

I started off using racks with the original fiberboard shelves and never had any issues. I recomend putting foam under all the tanks you place on the rack to compensate for the slight sag you will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-21-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By C Campbell
I believe they are just considered Aquatic...

I believe they are just considered Aquatic Earthworms and I occassionally find them in my tank and almost always around the plant roots. Most likely they are feeding off of any dead/dying roots and...
Forum: Equipment   09-16-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By C Campbell
Here is how I learned. •Look up YouTube videos...

Here is how I learned.
•Look up YouTube videos on cutting glass.
•Get some scrap glass to practice on.
•Make sure you are using plent of oil on the wheel of your glass cutter.
•Keep practicing...
Forum: Fish   02-05-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By C Campbell
Mine get mostly flake foods, with frozen cyclops...

Mine get mostly flake foods, with frozen cyclops here and there and on occassion some grindel worms. Then does the same as your spitting out 1/2 the cyclops. Mine are always nice and plump, although...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,475
Posted By C Campbell
These are just comments from my own experiences...

These are just comments from my own experiences and should not be considered to be an expert opinion.

My preffered algae eater is the Otocinclus and are what I use to control algae Dust type...
Forum: Fish   02-05-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By C Campbell
Do you have any option for breaking down the fish...

Do you have any option for breaking down the fish food in smaller packs once you receive it? I have Ken's Beef Heart and Shrimp Sticks, I just put what I will need for a month or 2 in small...
Forum: Plants   02-01-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By C Campbell
I am no expert, but have had the same problem...

I am no expert, but have had the same problem with this plant.
It is growing really well at the moment after redoing my tank with a very nutrient rich layer under the substrate.
You may try adding...
Forum: Plants   01-10-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By C Campbell
Can anyone that has been growing this well please...

Can anyone that has been growing this well please PM me with their tank specs? I have 4 of these I have had for over a year, but they only grow about 7" tall and never seem to have more than 3...
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By C Campbell
Thanks for the links and I will be looking over...

Thanks for the links and I will be looking over the info in them as I get time. Broke the tank about 90% of the way down yesterday and will slowly be working on prepping the new underlayer over the...
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By C Campbell
I know the worms you are refering to and the are...

I know the worms you are refering to and the are harmless and you rarely see any of them unless you are disturbing the substrate. I would consider them them to be like earthworms.

-Cory
Forum: Substrate   12-18-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By C Campbell
Substrate underlayer build using Worm Castings, Peat Moss, Clay and Dolomite?

Since it looks like I am going to tear down my 40g breeder to give the Eco-Complete and big cleaning to fight some nasty BBA that has decided to start growing in it, I have decided to go ahead and...
Forum: Substrate   12-12-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,493
Posted By C Campbell
Most plants don't really get any algae on them...

Most plants don't really get any algae on them other than a little diatom type that get on some slow growers and it doesn't ever get bad, the ones the. The glass on the sides and back have diatom...
Forum: Substrate   12-11-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,493
Posted By C Campbell
This tank has been running for years with the...

This tank has been running for years with the Eco-Complete and is normally covered about 90% in plants. After hearing out what everyone has said, I am wondering if the substrate has just become...
Forum: Substrate   12-10-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,493
Posted By C Campbell
Prepping Safe-t-sorb/Turface for substrate replacement?

I have a 40g breeder that has had Eco-Complete in it for 3 years and I think is has ran it's course and a am getting a lot of BBA growth in the open areas where there are no many plants growing and...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   10-12-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,344
Posted By C Campbell
I have a friend who breeds dart frogs and his...

I have a friend who breeds dart frogs and his online store is http://www.brianstropicals.com/. He seems to have pretty fair prices.
You may email him and see if he has anything that might not be...
Forum: Plants   05-26-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By C Campbell
It looks like it is probably Hygrophila sp...

It looks like it is probably Hygrophila sp 'Tiger'.

How deep is your gravel? If it is less than 2" deep, then that is probably the reason it is not staying planted or you just have fish who are...
Forum: Equipment   04-20-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By C Campbell
I used to us the mechanical ones and always got...

I used to us the mechanical ones and always got annoyed whenever there were small power outages, ect. I now use the digital ones only and they have a battery in them so that they keep you settings...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-19-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By C Campbell
The shrimp have turned back to yellow.. How...

The shrimp have turned back to yellow.. How disappointing. :icon_frow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-12-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By C Campbell
Large tanks> I usually just drain about 25%, add...

Large tanks> I usually just drain about 25%, add Prime and refill straight from the cold water tap with a hose. Just make sure to flush the tap for a minute or so to clear any bad water out.
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