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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By Alec
I would like to know this as well! I live in...

I would like to know this as well! I live in Baltimore, thus i guarantee the power will go out :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Alec
My pleco ate the eggs twice!

My pleco ate the eggs twice!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Alec
Nothing they cant handle. They should be fine

Nothing they cant handle. They should be fine
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Alec
The slight green tint is probably green water ==>...

The slight green tint is probably green water ==> algae bloom, which should die off with a black out, a UV sterilizer, or should eventually go away on its own (nutrient imbalance at the moment)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Alec
Cool! Mine actually laid eggs on my glass...

Cool! Mine actually laid eggs on my glass yesterday! All my fish are in the opposite corner of the tank. Mr. Big Shot doesn't want anyone coming near his eggs, not even the mother lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Alec
Could diatoms be related to too much light (2x...

Could diatoms be related to too much light (2x 54W T5HO) or not enough CO2? Perhaps because my tank isnt heavily planted yet?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Alec
I can wipe it off the plants. The tank isn't new...

I can wipe it off the plants. The tank isn't new -- its been up for over a year, but i recently got back into pressurized CO2. I do a 50% water change weekly
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Alec
Dosing Nitrates Necessary, brown algae?

Sorry for the double post, but i needed to fix the title.

Is dosing nitrates necessary if you have a moderately stocked tank? I have some brown algae starting to appear on my plants and i fear...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Alec
Dosing Nitrates Necessary

Is dosing nitrates necessary if you have a moderately stocked tank? I have some brown algae starting to appear on my plants and i fear that dosing nitrates + all the fish + overfeeding (possible)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Alec
I have an 8 hour lighting period. It also sounds...

I have an 8 hour lighting period. It also sounds like it could be a potassium deficiency?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Alec
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I usually run 2X 55W T5HO with a burst of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Alec
I can either run 2X 55W, 1X55W or 3X55W (based on...

I can either run 2X 55W, 1X55W or 3X55W (based on the light setup). I was dosing 2X dosing metricide. The plants were recently planted ~3 weeks ago.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Alec
Nutrient Deficiency or Plants Eaten?

55G, Pressurized CO2. EI dosing, 2X 55W, 1X55W T5HO.

Drop checker: Green ---> Yellow lime green by night

1/2tsp KNO3
1/8 K2PO4
1/8 tsp KH2SO4

1/8 CSM+B
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Alec
Adjustment period for new plants

Is there usually an adjustment period for plants when you get them off Swap and Shop? I feel like some of my plants aren't growing too well (been in my tank less than a week). The one plant which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Alec
Why is GH booster necessary?

Why is this necessary in a planted tank? What if your water is already hard?

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Alec
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/22296-rex-re...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/22296-rex-reactor.html

Rexs' design has 3 right angles. I want to redesign it such that my PVC pipe is 1) more narrow 2) has a straight input for the 'inlet',...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Alec
i can put it completely vertical, but, as i said,...

i can put it completely vertical, but, as i said, it doesn't make a difference
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Alec
This reactor has been running in-line for awhile,...

This reactor has been running in-line for awhile, but it was only recently that i decided to add CO2 back (didn't have time to prune/observe parameters). The sloshing sound only occurs when CO2 is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Alec
Water sloshing sound with rex reactor?

I have a 15 inch long rex reactor, which i angled at 20 degrees, makes a a sloshing sound when i run CO2 (no matter the BPS). Additionally, it seems that it takes a long time for CO2 levels in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Alec
Best method to remove CO2 @ night?

55G with canister filters. I turn the CO2 off at night, however, it appears as though my airstone isn't removing very much CO2. According to my drop checker, which stays green, from night to morning....
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By Alec
Love your Roselines (expensive little buggers). I...

Love your Roselines (expensive little buggers). I have 7 of them and they are the centerpiece of my tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-04-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By Alec
Where to purchase rocks?

Are there any websites that sell large natural rocks for aquariums? Like rocks used in nanos, but perhaps larger?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,161
Posted By Alec
GLA Atomic CO2 diffuser thoughts?

Has anyone used the atomic CO2 inline diffuser offered by GLA?
http://www.greenleafaquariums.com/co2-diffusers/atomic-inline-diffuser-12.html

Is it good? Does it release a fine mist into the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By Alec
Hanging brackets for Catalina light fixtures?

Hey guys,

I bought a 48'' 3X 55W T5HO light fixture from Catalina aquariums and want to hang it from my ceiling in order to reduce the amount of light hitting my 55G. I've looked on their website,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-15-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,762
Posted By Alec
Love the Roselines!!

Love the Roselines!!
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