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Forum: Algae 03-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By captaincrash32
Thank you, I will look into the loaches once I...

Thank you, I will look into the loaches once I get my water in a decent place. :)
Right now it seems to be hovering around 80 ppm Nitrates.

0 ammonia

0 Nitrites

7.4 PH

I know it's not...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By captaincrash32
Thank you so much for the input. I will be...

Thank you so much for the input. I will be following the advice to the letter. I did a nitrate test before the water change and it was at 140 ppm. About 3 hours after a 40% water change it was down...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By captaincrash32
Hi and thanks again for following up on this...

Hi and thanks again for following up on this thread. I really appreciate the help and advice your offering.

I have removed all the dead plant matter I can see and will remove the dead snails, yes...
Forum: Algae 02-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By captaincrash32
thank you for the reply. My feeding schedule is...

thank you for the reply. My feeding schedule is one time daily around 11pm est. Enough that they eat for about 3 mins with non to the bottom.
I actually have not used ANY ferts in my tank for over 4...
Forum: Algae 02-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By captaincrash32
Help with Identification and correction please

I have a 36 gallon Bow front, with anubis and a similar but unknown plant. Approx 5 neon tetras, 1 Albino rainbow shark, 3 black tetras and 3 red tailed tetras. And the snail population just boomed,...
Forum: Substrate 05-20-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By captaincrash32
Thanks for the tips guys/gals. I have scrubbed...

Thanks for the tips guys/gals. I have scrubbed rinsed, scrubbed boiled and rinsed some more. Now I am letting it soak for a bit to get it to sink as I don't have anything to attach it to to keep it...
Forum: Substrate 05-18-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By captaincrash32
Yes nice to know :D, any long term effects I...

Yes nice to know :D, any long term effects I should worry about?
Forum: Substrate 05-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By captaincrash32
Brown and sticky (Pic included)

So I bought some driftwood from the lfs today and the guy told me I could boil it or not, it wouldn't matter. Well I decided to boil it today to kill anything I might introduce into my tank. Well...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-25-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 20,149
Posted By captaincrash32
Adele. Wife got it for Christmas. I think this...

Adele. Wife got it for Christmas. I think this will be the beginning of my own personal hell.

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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
yeah I have decided to just leave it alone for...

yeah I have decided to just leave it alone for now and enjoy my tank for a while. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By captaincrash32
Amazing, ty so much for sharing!

Amazing, ty so much for sharing!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-23-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Update

Well I wanted to update this thread and let everyone know I carefully followed advice given but I did a 30-40% water change and I had a spike somehwhere and lost all but one fish and my watersprite...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-23-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Miko64, I certainly wouldn't give up on the...

Miko64,

I certainly wouldn't give up on the tank! These folks here really know their stuff and have helped me quite a bit.

That's a considerable size bigger than my tank (I wish I had space for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-22-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
I am adding a new pic but it really doesn't show...

I am adding a new pic but it really doesn't show how much more clear it is. But it is definitely looking a lot better. Thanks for all the help and through reading all the forums I am learning more...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-20-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,979
Posted By captaincrash32
I send my 6 year old to bed at 8.30 and my 10...

I send my 6 year old to bed at 8.30 and my 10 year old to bed at 8pm. I have 13 and 15 year old girls and they go to bed between 10 and 10.30.

My 10 year old was diagnosed with ADHD and we found...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Just a heads up. I started with the least...

Just a heads up. I started with the least exspensive method first and performed a 40% water change and the following day the water is already more clear. A picture from my phone probably won"t do it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-20-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Ty you again all I will follow the advice given...

Ty you again all I will follow the advice given and post new pics soon!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By captaincrash32
Beautiful! I hope to get mine looking as well in...

Beautiful! I hope to get mine looking as well in time :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
yes :D Ty again for all the tips and advice....

yes :D

Ty again for all the tips and advice. It's nice to see so many helpful ppl!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Noted about the distilled water, ty :) I...

Noted about the distilled water, ty :)

I changed my filter yesterday, but the tank has looked like this since it was filled. I thought it would clear up thru the filter after a few days and it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
I will be trying the Seachem Purigen in my...

I will be trying the Seachem Purigen in my filter, and if that doesn't work I am probably going to be doing some water changes and using distilled water from the grocery store and see how that works....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
The tank was set-up about 6-7 weeks ago. The...

The tank was set-up about 6-7 weeks ago. The substrate is gravel purchased from pet-smart (Thoroughly rinsed) the filter is Quiet Flow 30 Power Filter. (Aqueon, came with the tank as a full kit).
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-16-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By captaincrash32
Water clarity

Hi, first post here. I hope it is in the right spot. I am very new to planted aquariums and wanted to stay in the low light low tech side of things as budget is very important.
My light is:
24in...
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