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Forum: DIY   11-26-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By gudgeon_42
Help wanted modifying tank brace to fit hob filter

I've got a 17 gallon 2 foot 15' tall that i can't fit my aquaclear 30 on. I initially set the tank up with an internal filter but the noise is driving me so i purchased the aquaclear for both less...
Forum: Fish   11-20-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By gudgeon_42
Thanks for all the replies, the cherries weren't...

Thanks for all the replies, the cherries weren't store bought or i would have quarantined them, they are from a friends tank who bred them himself who's tank has no diseases and has been running for...
Forum: Fish   11-19-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By gudgeon_42
Tank was moved close to 3 weeks ago, ammonia has...

Tank was moved close to 3 weeks ago, ammonia has stayed 0 the whole time, all gravel and filter media was moved across with extra added as needed to suit bigger filter etc. I agree on overstocking, i...
Forum: Fish   11-19-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By gudgeon_42
New cherry barbs not eating? BN pleco not hungry either.

Needing a little help here, i have recently moved my 5 gallon into my new 17 gallon after the 5 gallon unintentionally become very overstocked to to fish breeding and unintentionally acquiring a baby...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gudgeon_42
haha to be honest with you in the past with tanks...

haha to be honest with you in the past with tanks i have tipped water in them and if they didn't leak i used them and that was it. Then i stumbled across some horror stories when trying to figure out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gudgeon_42
Defiantly sold as an aquarium, I've seen bigger...

Defiantly sold as an aquarium, I've seen bigger older tanks using glass just as thin before but they were all braced. Haven't put water in it yet, its just been sitting on the floor in the spare...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By gudgeon_42
Is the glass on my new tank to thin?

I just picked up a 17g 2ft for real cheap from an pet store near me that was discontinuing selling aquarium products. I'm planning to move my 5g planted into this thing, however i would have expected...
Forum: Lighting   10-22-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By gudgeon_42
Help Lighting my new tank

I've got a 5g that has been running most of my life now, its seen many changes over the time I've had it from tetras as a 4 year old, goldfish as an evil fish killing 10 year old and for the last 6...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-28-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By gudgeon_42
I'm not sure yet what i will do. I'm thinking of...

I'm not sure yet what i will do. I'm thinking of removing the cup and replacing it with a small piece of driftwood or a nice river stone. The cup was only really there for something for the catfish...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-27-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By gudgeon_42
Thanks for the comments. I am really surprised at...

Thanks for the comments. I am really surprised at the speed of the growth, It's like a weed on steroids! I need to learn how to take better photos of my tank. It looks so much better in real life.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-24-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By gudgeon_42
5 gallon planted journal

I've had this 5 gal set up for close to 2 years now and decided to plant it out for the second time after a temporary resident ate all my plants close to a year ago. 1 photo per day for 7 days...
Forum: Plants   02-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gudgeon_42
I know when i used to have the plants healthy i...

I know when i used to have the plants healthy i would only do small water changes every few weeks or they would get upset. I bought some dechlorinator yesterday and did a water change using my...
Forum: Plants   02-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gudgeon_42
I remember back when the tank had healthy plants...

I remember back when the tank had healthy plants i tried a 18w cfl in it because the 14w is worn out and 18w was all i could get. I had to switch back to the 14w because the 18w would make all the...
Forum: Plants   02-10-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gudgeon_42
When i look at the deficiency chart it makes me...

When i look at the deficiency chart it makes me think nitrogen deficiency. Which could make sense because the one goldfish would have produced heaps of waste which would mean more nitrates....
Forum: Plants   02-10-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gudgeon_42
Here are some photos of the sick wisteria and a...

Here are some photos of the sick wisteria and a photo of how the tank used to be. Also my lighting is a Philips Daylight 14W cfl.
Forum: Plants   02-10-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By gudgeon_42
Need help getting my planted tank to thrive again

A year ago i planted out my 5 gal tank with Ambulia, At first it had a hard time but then after a few weeks it set in and grew like a weed, my tank looked nice. I rescued a goldfish at some point and...
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By gudgeon_42
Yes! finally a answer that makes sense. I was...

Yes! finally a answer that makes sense. I was starting to think along the lines of that after watching a video on a how laser diodes works. And to everyone saying stuff about purple haze and...
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gudgeon_42
This is for a 5 gal so it has to be internal. I...

This is for a 5 gal so it has to be internal. I have jager in mind. The heater in the tank at the moment is a aqua one 25w cheapo. It has worked flawlessly for the last 16 months but it started doing...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By gudgeon_42
Microchip vs Thermostat controlled heater?

I need to buy a new heater. I'm not sure whether to go with a thermostat or microchip controlled. My understanding is that thermostats are prone to sticking and boiling your fish while microchips are...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By gudgeon_42
A heater is a yes for most plants. Id suggest a...

A heater is a yes for most plants. Id suggest a Jager heater as they are well built German heaters.
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,098
Posted By gudgeon_42
You should also take into consideration that if...

You should also take into consideration that if the three tanks are connected and a disease or parasite outbreak happens in one tank now your other two tanks are going to get it as well.
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By gudgeon_42
I could stick it at the top of my tank out of the...

I could stick it at the top of my tank out of the water and turn it on. Still probably shouldn't because they heat up in a matter of seconds out of the water.
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By gudgeon_42
You can point the flash light at the floor and it...

You can point the flash light at the floor and it stops flickering. I think what it means is heater is dead.
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By gudgeon_42
I'm afraid the message is to horrifying to tell...

I'm afraid the message is to horrifying to tell you all!
Forum: Equipment   05-31-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By gudgeon_42
Yeah i find it really confuseing what it's doing,...

Yeah i find it really confuseing what it's doing, it just makes no sense. I don't think it has a led for a light either It has a small orange neon globe in it. I'm going to buy a new heater, this one...
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