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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By qitguy
I have 2 Watts per gallon lighting, my pH is 6.8...

I have 2 Watts per gallon lighting, my pH is 6.8 and my dKH is 6.7 so according to the formula I have almost 32ppm CO2 which seems appropriate from what I have read here. I will test in the days to...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By qitguy
Ok. so no answers eh? Alright. I solved the...

Ok. so no answers eh? Alright. I solved the overflow problem with a second empty bottle in between the reactor and the diffuser but I still need to know how many bubbles per second is appropriate...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By qitguy
Yeast Reactor

I have a 30Gal tank with a 2 into 1 yeast reactor which is simply a Nutrifin CO2 kit with diffuser ladder and an extra 500ml soda bottle patched in for added CO2. I just refreshed both bottles with...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By qitguy
Thanks guys. Here are the specifics of the tank:...

Thanks guys. Here are the specifics of the tank:

Tank - 30gal
Lighting - dual 36" flourescent (1 7000k daylight and 1 Color Intensifier)
Substrate - 1-3mm pea gravel with laterite mixed in...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2005, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By qitguy
I can see 176 people have viewed this post and...

I can see 176 people have viewed this post and nobody (with the exception if Momotaro) has any advice or comments for me? Come on people, it's important to help out those of us new to the hobby. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-05-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By qitguy
Thanks, I am going to try adding some red since...

Thanks, I am going to try adding some red since things are going so well. I think I have suffucient light for any high light plants. I stayed away from any red plants in the beginning based on...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-05-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By qitguy
My tank at 5 weeks

Here's a couple of pics of my tank at 5 weeks. The second pic is of my Cabomba as an example of the shoots which almost all plants in my tank are producing (except for the sword and crypt. of...
Forum: Lighting 06-03-2005, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By qitguy
I picked up a GE plant and aquarium bulb today...

I picked up a GE plant and aquarium bulb today but for my Tanganyikan tank. I was looking for a low lumen flourescent to give a subdued daylight since my fish in their natural habitat live between...
Forum: Fish 06-01-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By qitguy
tiny white worm

The same day I noticed my loaches had ich I spotted a very tiny white worm wriggling through the water. It was approximately 0.060" long x 0.015" in diameter...I have good eyes. What do you think...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By qitguy
Ok, so it's ok that I left my shrimp in my...

Ok, so it's ok that I left my shrimp in my planted tank while I quarantined the fish for ich meds? Should I keep my temperature in the planted tank higher for a while. If so, how high and for how...
Forum: Fish 06-01-2005, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By qitguy
Well, emergency over...clown loaches are dead. ...

Well, emergency over...clown loaches are dead. They didn't take well to the meds even at less then half dose. I will keep the planted tank low to mid 80's for couple of weeks I guess. What would...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By qitguy
Can cherry shrimp get ich?

Yesterday I noticed my two clown loaches had ich. They live in my 30 gallon planted tank so I removed them to a quarantine tank for treatment. I have left the two cherry shrimp in the planted tank...
Forum: Fish 05-31-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By qitguy
In response to my own question, I have read that...

In response to my own question, I have read that Malachite green will kill my plants so I have set up a small hospital tank for the two loaches, guppy, 2 small tetras, and medicated it (half dose...
Forum: Fish 05-30-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By qitguy
Will Ich meds harm plants?

I noticed my 2 clown loaches have ich today and would like to begin treating with "Quick Cure" which contains Malachite Green. Will this harm my plants? I have a fantail guppy and two small tetras...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By qitguy
That's an interesting question about the loaches...

That's an interesting question about the loaches actually. I only added them yesterday but they are playing hide and seek with me. I take it they like to have a dark place to hang out? I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2005, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By qitguy
My first planted tank

Hi guys, here's a few pic of my first planted tank. It's 3 weeks old now and things are going well. I am running a Penguin 170 Bio-wheel, 100W heater (79F), Hagen CO2 reactor with an extra 500ml...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By qitguy
I say put a #$@*LOAD of plants in there and you...

I say put a #$@*LOAD of plants in there and you won't even see the rocks! :tongue:

Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By qitguy
I added 2 clown loaches to the tank today so...

I added 2 clown loaches to the tank today so we'll see how that goes.

Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2005, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By qitguy
Does anyone have an answer to my question about...

Does anyone have an answer to my question about the loache's compatiability with the shrimp?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By qitguy
Thanks everyone for your advice. I have added a...

Thanks everyone for your advice. I have added a 500ml pop bottle as a second reactor in-line with the Hagen system so we'll see how that goes. I had posted a question about adding a second bottle...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By qitguy
Yes I have done the "crush" method and the shrimp...

Yes I have done the "crush" method and the shrimp cleanup crew come right along and eat up the remains. The guppy doesn't seem interested though. I have often looked at the guppy as a future treat...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2005, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By qitguy
Yes, I actually had built a DIY 2L pop bottle...

Yes, I actually had built a DIY 2L pop bottle system with a smaller bottle for a gas separator prior to buting the Hagen system. Coincidentally, I have found the tiny snails I was getting ready to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By qitguy
I will try a couple of the smaller species of...

I will try a couple of the smaller species of loaches then. I also added 3 red shrimp and 3 bumblebee shrimp a couple of days ago to help with algae control (along with manual removal). The only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2005, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By qitguy
Snail control

I recently (2 weeks ago) set up my first planted tank (30 gal) and now notice I had some snail hitchhikers, or at least eggs at the time judging by the size of them now. I don't want to treat with...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By qitguy
No, I was very careful not to shake it at all and...

No, I was very careful not to shake it at all and didn't connect the air line until the canister was hung on the back of the tank. I am using the packets that came with the kit but I will probably...
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