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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By thornomad
Thanks for that input - yea, unfortunately it's...

Thanks for that input - yea, unfortunately it's going into a storage unit ... luckily the tank was pretty cheap. One of the cheapest pieces of equipment there. Smile. I'll try a little bleach,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By thornomad
Question Teardown, Cleanup, Storage - Recommendations from the pros?

I have to move and put everything in storage for a few months while we move around and then get a new place; fish and plants are gone. Do folks have any recommendation for clean-up prior to storage?...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By thornomad
So I've upped my CO2 a few bpm and I've turned...

So I've upped my CO2 a few bpm and I've turned down the photo period a little. But still it seems to keep creeping back. Especially on my anubias. I've been trimming away other plants that have...
Forum: Algae 02-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By thornomad
Now that i have a name for it you are right: that...

Now that i have a name for it you are right: that looks to be the thing.

Spent some time reading on here and it seems often caused by low CO2 and high ammonia (or spikes in ammonia). When I test...
Forum: Algae 02-19-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By thornomad
Fine white/translucent stringy algae w/pics

Hi there - about a week ago I started to get some kind of algae ... not quite sure what kind. It's getting worse, not better. I cut down my light by a couple hours and added a water change. Take a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
You have no idea the amount of paranoia I now...

You have no idea the amount of paranoia I now possess about adding Prime. Holy wow. I'm not sure how much I should be adding ... so I am doing almost a capful (5 ml) each water change. Heh.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By thornomad
That is a great suggestion for a red plant. Does...

That is a great suggestion for a red plant. Does look great on Google images. Am going to jot that down and check see if it is around here (Bay Area, CA).

Thanks for the ideas about the fish too...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Wanted folks who had followed this so carefully...

Wanted folks who had followed this so carefully to know things are going great!

I've put pictures up in the tank journal and will continue to post updates and photos there (since I think my...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By thornomad
Hey everyone - came back from holiday to a...

Hey everyone - came back from holiday to a pleasant surprise. Stuff is really growing. I finally put some fish in there (ten neon tetras, to start).

Am going to get more fish ... maybe another...
Forum: Lighting 01-11-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By thornomad
I spent the extra money on the dimmer but ended...

I spent the extra money on the dimmer but ended up not using it. It does work fine but I am running it at full power now. Was nice when I was keeping it a little darker in the beginning. I think is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
To me this feels right. The only other...

To me this feels right. The only other difference, that I can see, is that I filled the tank very quickly this last time. Usually, I add prime to the tank and then start filling at a leisurely pace...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
All right. I looked online but it appears the...

All right. I looked online but it appears the detailed report is not available because I could only find chloride ...

Is a "safe" amount of Prime only based on the amount of chemical in the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
As the day has worn on I'm pretty sure this is...

As the day has worn on I'm pretty sure this is exactly what I went through last time when I forgot to dose prime during a water change ...

However, this time: I did dose prime. 2ml for 20 gallons...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Hey again - so, a little perplexed (back on...

Hey again - so, a little perplexed (back on anti-depressants) ... had a sudden set back that happened quite literally overnight. Yesterday I changed the water (50%) and added prime. This morning,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Well, it was flowering when I got it ... not sure...

Well, it was flowering when I got it ... not sure how long it had been below the water at that point. That could explain it though.



Hmm. I wish I had written down what I bought. It's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Thanks for that tip ... but maybe I am reading it...

Thanks for that tip ... but maybe I am reading it wrong: you said "stick the top part down into the substrate" ... do you mean stick the trimming back into the substrate? Not to invert the plant, am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
I'm only dosing 2ml of Flourish Iron at this...

I'm only dosing 2ml of Flourish Iron at this point. Haven't ventured into any more dosing ... heh. Not sure if I need to or not. It's hard for me to tell and I know it's hard for folks to tell...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By thornomad
The spray bar is pointed down about 25 degrees...

The spray bar is pointed down about 25 degrees into the tank and the powerhead is pointed up at the surface ... I don't think it's ideal but am not sure how else to position it ... I can't get the...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By thornomad
That is a Hydor Koralia Nano 425 ... Seems to do...

That is a Hydor Koralia Nano 425 ... Seems to do a real nice job. Don't have fish in there yet but when I get them in the next couple weeks am hoping it keeps the oxygen exchange on the positive...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Ok! I've been wanting to take some nice shots...

Ok! I've been wanting to take some nice shots with a real camera and tripod but that's just not happening. So, rather than come up empty handed were back with some more cell phone shots.
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Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By thornomad
Had a lot going on but here is a FTS update. ...

Had a lot going on but here is a FTS update. Need more time to post more details. But here's a pic.

http://i.damontimm.com.s3.amazonaws.com/img/aquarium/IMG_0375.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
And! There's more from My Tank Of Excess: was...

And! There's more from My Tank Of Excess: was running the CO2 too high as well.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=487289

I've come a long way in a short time. Smile.
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By thornomad
That is the perfect summary of my problem. Back...

That is the perfect summary of my problem. Back on track now I believe. I think one of my kids tweaked it. At least that's who I like to blame for all my problems ...

Thanks everyone!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,036
Posted By thornomad
Things have been quiet on my end mostly because...

Things have been quiet on my end mostly because they are going better! I keep meaning to put together a good series of photos, but because I haven't had the time to do it never got around to posting....
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By thornomad
It's on the output. Okay - sounds...

It's on the output.



Okay - sounds like a good plan. I think I have way too much going right now. It was well over 2 BPS that's for sure. I actually emptied my tank, it looks like, so...
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