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Forum: Plants 10-12-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By lobsterbib
Plant ID?

2 plants
thanks!
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By lobsterbib
Thanks for all the great info Regarding the...

Thanks for all the great info
Regarding the solenoid Seattle Aquarist- do you just run it 24 hrs or manually on/off the flow?

Is it important enough to time the CO2 supply to the photosynthetic...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By lobsterbib
regulator build vs buy

After 2 yrs of DIY CO2 I have made the leap to pressurized CO2
I just got my 10lb tank in the mail the other day. Yes, it's gorgeous.

I have read the threads here and on Barr about regulator...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By lobsterbib
"Batch Mixing" ferts

I use seachem fertilizers- Comprehensive, Trace, and Fe.

Anyone know if it is OK to premix them into one solution, instead of drawing from each bottle to add one at a time?
I'd like to make one...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By lobsterbib
I've got a LFS that refills, not exchange as far...

I've got a LFS that refills, not exchange as far as I recall.

I'm glad the deal seems good. What I read here makes it sounds like I should put my $$ in the regulator.

Any regulator brand...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By lobsterbib
Buying the correct CO2 cylinder- "food grade"?

I am planning on buying a 5 or 10 lb cylinder to run to 2 tanks (55 and 10).

I had read that I need to buy the correct "type" and that there a "food/beverage" grade tanks? Can anyone tell me what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-04-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By lobsterbib
Thanks for the replies folks.

Thanks for the replies folks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By lobsterbib
2 tanks, 1 CO2 system?

I am looking to buy a CO2 system
I have an established 10 gal which I have used DIY CO2 for almost 2 yrs
I am establishing a 55gal and want to use a formal co2 setup

Can I Y-off the outflow...
Forum: Plants 09-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By lobsterbib
advise me on my dry start HC

looking for advice on my HC carpet attempt.
55 gal w/ flourite black substrate
lighting- 2x54 AH bright kit, 20" from substrate, 12 on/12 off (timer)

I put my HC in 2 mos ago, in ~2' plugs...
Forum: Lighting 06-13-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By lobsterbib
bump

bump
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By lobsterbib
AH 2x54 linears install- ideas?

My 55 gal w/canopy seen in this photo
Below the canopy are two old hoods with broken flip up doors.
I just got my 2x54s in the mail.
I was planning a framed install like 1x2s used here:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By lobsterbib
I boiled my wood twice, soaked it for a few days,...

I boiled my wood twice, soaked it for a few days, and still have had to do water changes for tannins. In a way it has a natural look to it, but not nice enough to keep it.....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,374
Posted By lobsterbib
High light require CO2 or algae will grow- WHY

I keep reading how if you have moderate to high light, you need steady/reliable (ie NOT DIY) CO2 or you get algal growth.

What is the reason behind this?

CO2 is supplying growth substrate to...
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2012, 02:39 AM
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Views: 203,144
Posted By lobsterbib
I've been reading that on several of the lighting...

I've been reading that on several of the lighting threads here. Does the higher CO2 concentration suppress algal growth? What's the mechanism?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By lobsterbib
For my own continuing education... if the AH...

For my own continuing education...
if the AH kit will suit any plant as you say- are you saying that there's never a place for a 55 gal tank to be in the high light range (as in your thread on PAR...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By lobsterbib
55 g, substrate, HC, lighting

I was initially looking at the AH PCs 54x2 bright kit for my 55. I like the look of HC and want to grow it as a ground cover. The sources say this is a high light plant.
With the PCs at ~20" from...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lobsterbib
to add to this... with the 12" width of a...

to add to this...

with the 12" width of a 55 g tank, is running these lights in a single row adequate (or do I need 2 rows, which would mean different power output)?

I'm guessing that's why...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lobsterbib
Thanks...

Thanks...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lobsterbib
bump

bump
Forum: Tank Journals 12-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,578
Posted By lobsterbib
I thought I had read that t5s need to be...

I thought I had read that t5s need to be suspended a bit above the water level due to heat. Is that only for HO t5s?
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lobsterbib
20" above. Yes the plan was in one row 44"...

20" above.
Yes the plan was in one row 44" long.
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By lobsterbib
55 gal lighting and HC

My 55 is fully cycled and ready. I like the look of HC and want to establish it as a ground cover. Substrate is flourite.

I've read the threads here re lighting. My tank has a 48" wood canopy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By lobsterbib
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By lobsterbib
Spots on plants and rock

Noticed these spots, first on plants, then on rock as well.
Water chemistry has been stable.
Only new addition to the tank was the jungle val pictured, a few weeks ago.
Any ideas? Not sure which...
Forum: Fish 11-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By lobsterbib
Honey Gourami Bubble Nest

The male has been hovering in the upper corner of the tank for a week now. I see the beginnings of a bubble nest, and then come back later to find it gone. The pair have been exhibiting mating...
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