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Forum: Substrate 10-13-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hmt321
Well, lets be real clear. Vacuuming the junk out...

Well, lets be real clear. Vacuuming the junk out of the substrate is very important, to maintain good water quality. But the nitrates, and other toxic chemicals that are to small to be captured by...
Forum: Substrate 10-10-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By Hmt321
Commercial MTS Alt

I am sure this has been posted but my search fu is not strong.

I am impresses with the results i am getting from MTS in my 40 gal breeder. I have a 125 gal tank at my office and I am thinking...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 11 Update

Tank at set up

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-19-13.jpg


Tank today

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS-10-5-13.jpg

Growth Overview:
Forum: Tank Journals 09-27-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 9 Update

Tank at set up

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-19-13.jpg


Tank today

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS9-27-13.jpg

Growth Overview:
Forum: Algae 09-21-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Hmt321
I vaced the sand and the tank looks a lot better....

I vaced the sand and the tank looks a lot better.

If anyone has any info on the dosing amount for Erthromycin, i would be interested.

I am unsure if i would need the full dose to kill the BGA
Forum: Algae 09-21-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Hmt321
OK i dosed H2O2 into the tank. I would say...

OK i dosed H2O2 into the tank.

I would say that i applied approx 35 ml, directly to the BGA with an eye dropper.

in about 5 min tons of bubbles were coming up from the sand.

the fish do not...
Forum: Algae 09-19-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Hmt321
I can add a power head, i am unsure if water...

I can add a power head, i am unsure if water movement is the problem.

I dump danphia and frozen bloodworms in front of my filter outflow and it blows them across this area. Can't see that it...
Forum: Algae 09-19-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Hmt321
Is the algea in the tank BGA? I think it is but...

Is the algea in the tank BGA? I think it is but i want a positive ID.

I have read about Erthromycin:
- How will it effect my bacteria colony in my filter?
- What about snails, and shrimp that...
Forum: Algae 09-19-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Hmt321
Possible Blue-Green algea in MTS tank, help please

Over the last week I have had what I think is a Blue-green algea bloom in my MTS tank.

pictures:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/2013-09-19082715.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 8

Tank at set up

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-19-13.jpg (http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-19-13.jpg)


Tank today
...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-07-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 7

Tank at set up

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-19-13.jpg

Tank today
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS9-6-13.jpg

Growth Overview:
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 6 Update

Tank at set up:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-20-13.jpg

Tank as of week 6

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS8-30-13.jpg

Growth...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 5 Update

Tank at set up:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-20-13.jpg

Tank as of week 5

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS8-23-13.jpg

Growth...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 4 Update

Tank at set up:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-20-13.jpg

Tank at week 4:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/2013-08-16180258.jpg

Growth...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 3 Update

Picture of tank 7/20

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-20-13.jpg

Tank as of today:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS8-9-13week3.jpg

...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-02-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
Week 2 Update

A day early on my weekly update. I am going out of town tomorrow.

Picture of tank at set up 7/20
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS7-20-13.jpg

Picture of tank today...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-27-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
1 week update

tank has been running for 1 week

I have seen growth on everything but the Corckscrew Vals, they did look very rough when they came in.

The mosquito fish are eating flake food. They are also...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
The Swamp Darter decided to pose for a picture ...

The Swamp Darter decided to pose for a picture

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c162/hmt321/MTS%20Tank/MTS-7-24-13SwampDarter.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
7/24/13

The boy and I made a trip to a small bass pond on some property I have fishing rights to. We netted up some fauna for the tank:

2 dozen +/- Ghost shrimp Palaemonetes paludosus
4 Mosquito Fish...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
7/23/13

I bought a test kit and I have changed my bulbs out to 6700k, 18 watt T5.

water test results

ph 7.0-7.2
Ammonia 0.0
Nitrite 0.0
Nitrate 5 ppm

KH 1
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Hmt321
I moved this to Tank Journals (where is should...

I moved this to Tank Journals (where is should have been all along)

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=390281
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By Hmt321
40 gal Breeder MTS tank

I started this thread in the wrong place, and moved it here.

I set up my 40 gal, Mineralized Top Soil Tanks last night.

I am starting this thread to log my procedure, so I can get help if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Hmt321
I have a 28" long, dual fixture. it is a: ...

I have a 28" long, dual fixture.

it is a:

Coralife T5 dual - 1 lamp is ACTINIC, 1 is 10,000k

I will be replacing the bulbs in the near future with 6500k or 6700k bulbs.

the light fixture...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Hmt321
40 Gal MTS Planted set up

I set up my 40 gal, Mineralized Top Soil Tanks last night.

I am starting this thread to log my procedure, so I can get help if needed and so others can learn if they choose to emulate me. I am...
Forum: Substrate 06-23-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 169,424
Posted By Hmt321
I have a question. My kh is less than 1, gh...

I have a question.

My kh is less than 1, gh is 4, ph is 6.9

I am in the process of mineralizing 20 lbs of top soil. I plan on capping it with sand.

Should I worry about he low kh and gh?...
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