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Forum: Substrate 04-11-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By kk
Thanks for the great ideas Rex and...

Thanks for the great ideas Rex and Georgiadawgger!

Should I assume the bacteria will live in the tote just as long as the filtration is going?

Also, should I take the time to "enhance" the...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By kk
Moving Flourite

I'm moving to a new home in a few months. What precautions should I take when moving the substrate from my 75 gallon tank? It has a 3 to 4 inch base of flourite that has been there for about 3 years...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-03-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By kk
I test for nitrites/nitrates, phosphates and iron...

I test for nitrites/nitrates, phosphates and iron once a week. Since I don't use CO2 injection, tests for changing PH, KH or GH would be frivolous on my very hard unchanging Chicago water, IMHO....
Forum: Plants 01-20-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By kk
Any suggestions for what I might use? I like the...

Any suggestions for what I might use? I like the idea of the 8" saucer.
Forum: Plants 01-19-2006, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By kk
Aponogetons in clay pot question

I just purchased several aponogeton bulbs for my tank. Would it be okay to first plant the bulbs in clay pots and then bury the pots into the substrate of my aquarium? My thinking is to make it...
Forum: Lighting 08-04-2005, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By kk
I hadn't thought about that...replacing only one...

I hadn't thought about that...replacing only one bulb at a time. For some reason I thought it best to replace both at the same time. I do that around the house for the ceiling fans, porch lights,...
Forum: Lighting 08-03-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By kk
Smile I think that's what I'll do. Just wait until one...

I think that's what I'll do. Just wait until one of the VHO bulbs burn out then replace both.

Thanks, everybody.

Kerry
Forum: Lighting 08-02-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By kk
Smile How often do you change your bulbs?

I have fixture with two 110 watt bulbs over a 75 gallon tank. I've had this setup for over a year now, and I'm wondering when I should change the bulbs.

I assume the bulbs degrade over time, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2005, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By kk
I just tested the tank again. The nitrates are...

I just tested the tank again. The nitrates are around 30, nitrites 0, and phospate at .25. No traces of iron.

I did notice that the c. pontederiifolia leaves are slightly yellow in comparison to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By kk
I'm not really dosing anything. I do a 25% water...

I'm not really dosing anything. I do a 25% water change every two weeks. I use a product called "Bullet" which is an iron supplement. I add about 1/8 teaspoon with the water change. After dosing the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By kk
It's a 75 gallon tank. Approximately 150 watts of...

It's a 75 gallon tank. Approximately 150 watts of light. Nitrates around 20, Nitrites 0. I'm using a Hagen PO4 test kit. The reading I;m getting is about .50

The crypt is the only plant that has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By kk
Holes in my crypt!

I have a low light tank with various crypts, swords and anubias. Just recently, my c. pontederiifolia started getting very neat holes in them. Nothing has changed in the tank for about 2 years. My...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By kk
I have a similar question. I have 220 watts of...

I have a similar question. I have 220 watts of light over a 75 gallon tank (appr. 3 watts per gallon). I used electrical tape to tape off half the light shield in a grid pattern over the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By kk
I like the idea of an "algae crew". I had been...

I like the idea of an "algae crew". I had been considering the purchase of either SAE's or Oto's or Shrimp. I guess I can do all.

Any specific advise on keeping the Shrimp? I have rainbows in my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2004, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By kk
How many Red Cherry Shrimp?

I am about to try Red Cherry Shrimp. How many would you recommend for a 75 gallon tank, nitrates typically 2 to 5 ppm with very little in the way of algae (although, I am seeing some "black" filament...
Forum: Fish 10-06-2004, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By kk
kinda off target

This is kinda off target, but I was curious. Pineapple and Vinio, how many cherry shrimp do you keep in your Rainbow setups? I was about to post a thread about this very topic and there it was!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2004, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By kk
Planted Tank inhabitants

I have a 75 gallon tank planted with crypts and swords. Fish inhabitants include Boesmani, Parkinsoni, Yellow and Red Rainbow fish. Are there any good loaches or small catfish that would be good...
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