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Forum: Algae 09-09-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By VAtanks
14 hours is quite long of a photo period without...

14 hours is quite long of a photo period without injected CO2, excel probably isn't enough

Color temp of your bulbs could be helping your algea grow....

Im a fan of alot lower alkalinity around...
Forum: Algae 06-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By VAtanks
School has put my tank on the back burner but i...

School has put my tank on the back burner but i did cut the CO2 kept ferts and light schedule the same, and BBA is back I will snap some shots and post them tomorrow night, then I will refill my CO2...
Forum: DIY 05-14-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,765
Posted By VAtanks
This looks great, quick question for you for the...

This looks great, quick question for you for the board power. What did you use for wall power? Those usb wall adapter power plugs for cellphones would you think that would work?
Forum: Algae 05-13-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By VAtanks
I kinda figured the rubber background didnt...

I kinda figured the rubber background didnt provide a home for a root system for the BBA, because that crap bores into the anubis leaf, and it did have to be removed manually. SO what would you...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By VAtanks
Yeah 10g wasn't my first choice, but I got a...

Yeah 10g wasn't my first choice, but I got a bunch of them from a some random person who set a few out side the road, so this is just a trial run see what comes out good what sucks you know the cheap...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By VAtanks
You can try cleaning it up with a little alcohol...

You can try cleaning it up with a little alcohol but let me tell you just keep it working and save your bucks for a dual stage, and I don't think if glycerin gets inside it can be flushed out of the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By VAtanks
Paludarium question

Im building a 10g mess, basically just experimenting with a Paludarium (sp?) so I layed out the egg crate, got coconut fiber and some slate, and I finally decided on my back ground lay out. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By VAtanks
I missed the first part about Godsmack in the OP,...

I missed the first part about Godsmack in the OP, I had their first album and the rest was just meh...for me. I'm on a Volbeat, thousand foot crutch kick lately, but as far as As I lay dying, they'll...
Forum: Algae 05-11-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By VAtanks
Once the CO2 was back and stable and circulation...

Once the CO2 was back and stable and circulation was back it died right off. I had very unstable CO2 for a while since my reg was terrible, after lots of reading and advice about cheap regs, I paid...
Forum: Algae 05-09-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By VAtanks
BBA Experiment

I had BBA and battled it for a month, and one day it turned whitish and poof disappeared. I had read hundreds of articles saying phosphates bad circulation, CO2 fluctuations etc etc. What to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-09-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,051
Posted By VAtanks
Its sad that the world is going to a manners...

Its sad that the world is going to a manners being optional existence, and common courtesy isn't so common. For what its worth though Thank you TPT. This forum has provided me countless hours of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-09-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By VAtanks
No he is talking about As I lay dying's front man...

No he is talking about As I lay dying's front man Tim Lambesis being arrested for murder for hire....he tried to have his wife kill who served him the big D papers in 2012.....No one does anything...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-08-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By VAtanks
Washburn WD 20s, 300 dollar range I paid 260 for...

Washburn WD 20s, 300 dollar range I paid 260 for mine I have seen them as much as 350 though, good sound all the way through the 14th fret no buzz slim neck, Im a fan of ernie ball strings too
Forum: Algae 05-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By VAtanks
I had the white fungus on my driftwood, it...

I had the white fungus on my driftwood, it developed during a presoak before it went into the tank. I just added a cup of bleach to the presoak and let it soak for a few days then I changed the...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By VAtanks
I just run as much bio media and some fine filter...

I just run as much bio media and some fine filter floss pad with a small bag of purigen less than 100 ml of purigen, my fx5 is filled 2 trays of biomax and one tray has filter floss and the 205 has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By VAtanks
take one piece of scrap lumber and a 2 foot 1/4'...

take one piece of scrap lumber and a 2 foot 1/4' dowel cut the rod into 16 equal pieces drill 1/4" holes in lumber stuff dowel into holes viola' test tube rack drys your tubes when not in use and u...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,624
Posted By VAtanks
I run my FX5 with filter floss on the outside of...

I run my FX5 with filter floss on the outside of all three rings, top ring has a coarse filter pad and pre filter media under it, 2nd ring I have it packed full of biomax, 3rd ring has 200ml of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-20-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By VAtanks
So far so good, one of my loaches uncovered one...

So far so good, one of my loaches uncovered one though and I had to vac that whole corner they go mushy quite fast, so make sure you bury them well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By VAtanks
Good idea GraphicGr8s....African river...

Good idea GraphicGr8s....African river tank....mumbles to self as he heads of to research...
Forum: Fish 04-19-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By VAtanks
Those angels of yours are beautiful. ...

Those angels of yours are beautiful. My angels wont eat flake either, Have you had any problems with bloating feeding freeze dried food? I do the frozen cubes by hikari...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 966
Posted By VAtanks
29g community, 55g salt reef, 20g hospital/fry...

29g community, 55g salt reef, 20g hospital/fry tank, 100g planted....all because my parents bought my children a 10 gallon for Christmas many years ago......I'm obsessed, constantly monitor "craigs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By VAtanks
yeah 1/2" acrylic can make some large...

yeah 1/2" acrylic can make some large aquariums....1$ a pound for cut off acrylic is a steal especially if its like OptiPlex. 24x24x16" is a size I like. I like the deep square, gives a lot of depth...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By VAtanks
Cryptocoryne Bullosa serawak? Looks a little like...

Cryptocoryne Bullosa serawak? Looks a little like water trumpet though
Forum: Lighting 04-19-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By VAtanks
+1 Discuspaul or KyleT are the Discus gurus. ...

+1 Discuspaul or KyleT are the Discus gurus. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=152359&highlight=Discus This is the link to KyleT's beginners guide to discus
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By VAtanks
128929 My Royal Pleco 128937 Loach heading...

128929 My Royal Pleco

128937 Loach heading down for a snack.

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128953 Blushing tetra

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