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Forum: Substrate   Yesterday, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By greaser84
I would say yes. Even if you kicked up nutrients...

I would say yes. Even if you kicked up nutrients from the substrate you did a 90% water change probably removing the majority of nutrients from the water column. Testing would give u a definite...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By greaser84
Failed molt. Sounds like a GH problem. GH of 3 is...

Failed molt. Sounds like a GH problem. GH of 3 is low. Have you inspected every dead shrimp for cracked shells?
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By greaser84
I always put the input and output on opposite...

I always put the input and output on opposite corners on the back glass. 2213 on a 75 gallon is pretty small. Also, when you have inline sterilizer, heater, and CO2 its going to slow the gph even...
Forum: Plants   12-31-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By greaser84
I've had many plant roots look like that, I...

I've had many plant roots look like that, I suspect the roots were restricted in the foam and unable to grown properly so some of them may of died off. That certainly doesn't mean the whole plant is...
Forum: Algae   12-28-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By greaser84
Agree with sohankpatel copper and inverts is bad....

Agree with sohankpatel copper and inverts is bad. I have serious doubts that a penny could kill algae. If you want to kill algae really fast dip it in bleach 20 parts water one part bleach for 30...
Forum: Plants   12-28-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By greaser84
I've used a 20:1 ratio for killing algae, if the...

I've used a 20:1 ratio for killing algae, if the plant is sensitive I'll use anywhere from 30-40:1 ratio. I have seen pest withstand a bleach dip though. I tried sometime ago to set up a shrimp tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-19-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By greaser84
Its probably the substrate. Onyx sand will change...

Its probably the substrate. Onyx sand will change water parameters (according to seachem website). You didn't say what kind of rock you bought from petco? That may also play a part in the water...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-01-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By greaser84
I feed my 5 shrimp tanks twice a week, I always...

I feed my 5 shrimp tanks twice a week, I always keep the food in for 24 hours. I use to follow the 2 hour rule but found that a lot of shrimp don't get to the food within 2 hours especially when its...
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By greaser84
I don't know anything about the canister your...

I don't know anything about the canister your talking about. You should look at the eheim canister's. For a small tank the 2211 or 2213 are good canisters. If the flow is too strong you can always...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-03-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By greaser84
I've used metricide for a long while, it works...

I've used metricide for a long while, it works great for killing algae. I've never added the activator, it appears to contain inorganic phosphates. Its going to mostly raise the PO4 in your tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-02-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By greaser84
http://www.metrex.com/sites/default/files/content/...

http://www.metrex.com/sites/default/files/content/education-file/education-file-upload/msds-us-en-metricide-powder-activator.pdf ...
Forum: Algae   09-26-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By greaser84
You don't necessarily need to add CO2, although...

You don't necessarily need to add CO2, although pumping in loads of gas would help, you need to cut the photo period, raise the light or block some of it with screen or light diffuser. If you can't...
Forum: Lighting   09-26-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By greaser84
The marineland hidden led is an accent light, no...

The marineland hidden led is an accent light, no benefit to plants. Finnex planted plus is a good choice. I think Nat Geo and the whole "don't put over open water" is more a liability issue than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By greaser84
My guess since this is a new tank that it is...

My guess since this is a new tank that it is diatoms that's on the glass. The surface of the water has a bio film growing on it from a lack of surface agitation. More flow will help rid the tank of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-29-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By greaser84
Red Cherry shrimp can live in almost any PH, so...

Red Cherry shrimp can live in almost any PH, so there is no comfortable PH. Too answer your second question a PH 6 or lower isn't a problem. I have some yellow shrimp (basically the same as cherry...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-16-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By greaser84
I have a gallon bowel on my dining room table...

I have a gallon bowel on my dining room table with sand, moss, yellow shrimp, no filter or heater. The light above the table has 5 13 watt CFL bulbs it sits about 3 feet above the table and is only...
Forum: Algae   08-08-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By greaser84
We can't answer the question without more info on...

We can't answer the question without more info on the tank: light CO2 nutrients parameters so on and so forth.
Forum: Fish   08-06-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
  Eggs!
Views: 537
Posted By greaser84
Those are cory catfish eggs. If you want to save...

Those are cory catfish eggs. If you want to save them the best thing to do it put them in a breeder basket in the same tank, they hatch rather quickly. To remove them from the glass scrape them off...
Forum: Equipment   08-06-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By greaser84
Won't be a problem, mine smells the same way....

Won't be a problem, mine smells the same way. This is the way I recharge its overkill but I don't care, half water half bleach for 24 hours, rinse the purigen and container out several times with tap...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,107
Posted By greaser84
I heard that as well. That's terrible. He was...

I heard that as well. That's terrible. He was probably the best aquascaper in the world. RIP
Forum: Photography   08-01-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,336
Posted By greaser84
Very cool! Everything filled in nicely.

Very cool! Everything filled in nicely.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-30-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By greaser84
Couple times a day. 12 display tanks plus QT's....

Couple times a day. 12 display tanks plus QT's. Left hand freshwater right hand saltwater.
Forum: Algae   07-28-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By greaser84
Man I hate that algae. Your photo period isn't...

Man I hate that algae. Your photo period isn't long so I'm going to rule that out. What kind of light do you have? I suspect light intensity and CO2 (or lack there of) may be the issue. Had the same...
Forum: Algae   07-28-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By greaser84
Tell us about your light and photo period. You...

Tell us about your light and photo period. You need to make sure that the plants never run out of fertilizer when they do algae wins every time.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-28-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By greaser84
+10 cardinal sin on here but reef tank has my...

+10 cardinal sin on here but reef tank has my vote.
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