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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By flutterbug
I picked up a National Geographic canister filter...

I picked up a National Geographic canister filter that was on clearance at Petsmart. I only tried it because I read that it was basically a rebranded Eheim Ecco. When I got it home the impeller shaft...
Forum: Home Page News   09-10-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By flutterbug
Should I post this somewhere else? I would really...

Should I post this somewhere else? I would really like to know how to fix it.
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
I had mine set up from the day it arrived until 2...

I had mine set up from the day it arrived until 2 days ago. I don't know what happened, I forgot to even bother checking a drop checker with it. I had my ph controller running but it was right above...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-05-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,897
Posted By flutterbug
Update: For the last week my tank was seeming...

Update: For the last week my tank was seeming like it was on the verge of being fully cycled. So yesterday morning when the 2 ppm of Ammonia I had added 24 hours before, was not registering as...
Forum: Substrate   09-05-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By flutterbug
Right now it is diatoms but in the tank before I...

Right now it is diatoms but in the tank before I had to start over the sand was 2.5 years old. There were no diatoms but the green algae dies and turns brown. It stains the sand, Cories wouldn't get...
Forum: Home Page News   09-05-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By flutterbug
Signature Control Will Not Update New Entry

I went into my user control panel and changed my signature picture from my old 55 gallon to my 120 gallon and added a link to my journal. I checked it out that day and it was right. Ever since I...
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By flutterbug
Thank you, I will try this way the next time. I...

Thank you, I will try this way the next time. I was thinking that I could try to fix the one I already have. I still have the solution that you mix 50 ml w/ 450 ml distilled water . Almost a full 2...
Forum: Substrate   09-05-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By flutterbug
Different shots of my tank with black background...

Different shots of my tank with black background and pool filter sand.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd73/flutterbug79/Planted%20Tank/2014-07-27014.jpg...
Forum: Equipment   09-05-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By flutterbug
Thank you! So the one I tried to make is way off!

Thank you! So the one I tried to make is way off!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-01-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,336
Posted By flutterbug
I am surprised no one asked about your temp. and...

I am surprised no one asked about your temp. and ph. Certain plants do not tolerate certain temps and ph. Also large shifts in the water will cause problems like in your picture. I have had it happen...
Forum: Substrate   08-31-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By flutterbug
I like it except mine always gets a darker layer...

I like it except mine always gets a darker layer on top and when I gravel vac it mixes together. It makes it look better for a little while but after a long time it gets a slight salt and pepper look...
Forum: Equipment   08-27-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 213,114
Posted By flutterbug
I ordered a HW-404B off e bay. When I ordered my...

I ordered a HW-404B off e bay. When I ordered my previous 304B I made sure to order from Tech n Toy. I am thinking of ordering the smaller version and a few minutes again I was looking over the Tech...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-26-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By flutterbug
If your tank is 6' long you can just get 2 - 36"...

If your tank is 6' long you can just get 2 - 36" lights. That's what I was thinking of doing for my 5' tank, except I would need 2- 30" I have searched a lot and there are not many options for 60"...
Forum: Equipment   08-26-2016, 02:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
Sure! I will update here once I get it going and...

Sure! I will update here once I get it going and my new filter is hooked up.
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By flutterbug
So regardless of whether they are inaccurate, if...

So regardless of whether they are inaccurate, if my 4dkh is reading 30 ppm and the other is reading 120 ppm something is wrong. BTW I am using high quality pool test strips my husband uses at work...
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By flutterbug
4 dkh Solution from ebay

I tried making my own 4 dkh while waiting for some I had ordered from ebay with a drop checker. I figured the ebay solution would be better than my own since it was the first time I had tried making...
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
I think I am going to try one of these! Thanks...

I think I am going to try one of these! Thanks for the help!
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
Thumbs down I tried to measure the flow with the reactor and...

I tried to measure the flow with the reactor and I got in the 200s. I wrote it down some where but don't have it in front of me. I had measured it back when I first got it and I am pretty sure it was...
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
Yes 3 bps doesn't get much of a ph drop and it...

Yes 3 bps doesn't get much of a ph drop and it was only turning my drop checker blue green, however If I looked at the various charts with my low Kh I don't need a huge drop for the plants I have. ...
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
Is it also a myth that CO2 ruins impellers? In my...

Is it also a myth that CO2 ruins impellers? In my mind I am thinking the CO2 being sucked into the intake and ran through the filter would cause filter problems? Or is it only a problem when the CO2...
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
I am only going by the majority of advice I found...

I am only going by the majority of advice I found that was given to others when they were asking for best CO2 diffusing into large tanks.
Yesterday I tried feeding the CO2 tube into my Aquaclear...
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,071
Posted By flutterbug
Getting CO2 into 120 gallon

I tried adding pressurized CO2 about 4 weeks ago. I tried reading every thread I could find that talked about getting CO2 dissolved in a planted tank so I know I need a reactor because the tank is...
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By flutterbug
I am wondering what their retrofit entails as...

I am wondering what their retrofit entails as well. It ups the price from an average of $85 to $130. I know part of it is the lava rock but I would rather just buy Matrix or similar myself.
If the...
Forum: Plants   08-23-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By flutterbug
Hi, I have had a Red Nymphaea in my low tech tank...

Hi, I have had a Red Nymphaea in my low tech tank for over 2 years. And it was in my other smaller tank before that for a long time. I have 2 Wavepoint 54 watt High Output bulbs, one with 6000k and...
Forum: Equipment   08-23-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By flutterbug
That is a good theory! I am not sure if you have...

That is a good theory! I am not sure if you have ever happened across this sight but this is where I ordered my impeller and o-ring from. Something I read there reminded me of your theory. I would...
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