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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rk923
Re: high nitrates and dosing

Yes i would agree

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Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,866
Posted By rk923
Re: 265 gal plant tank build has begun.

Amazing looking setup! Great job on the tank my friend! It looks like the discus tank i dream of having someday!

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By rk923
Re: high nitrates and dosing

From what i have experienced and read/learned. Nitrates that come from potassium nitrate are almost harmless at higher levels, even up to 100-150ppm. Nitrates that are a result of the break down if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By rk923
Re: EI Dosing schedulde vs water change

The way i do the ei regime is by dosing only six days and then doing my wc on the off day. My schedule is this;

MWF: Micro nutrients
Tu.Th. Sun.: Macro nutrients
WC on Sat.

But you could put...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-01-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By rk923
Re: Someone please help- Nitrate levels crazy high, dead fish..

You said you are dosing the EI method, are you dry dosing? I'm guessing if you are you're dosing potassium nitrates and monopotassium phosphates. Those both have nitrates in them; try backing off on...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

Hunter, you should be able to have 2 pair in a 40 breeder without any issues. As long as you have some plants and hardscape to breakup the line of sight. I had 4 pairs in a standard 55g without...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

Well the first GBR spawn went as expected, the father ate the eggs yesterday i believe. Maybe they will start greeting the hang of things next time around. Still planning on getting some more amano...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

Last night two of my GBR's decided it was time to make some babies and now we have some hopefully fertile eggs! This is the first time that i have seen anyways, so we will see if they last. Its a...
Forum: Fish 04-01-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

Finally! My first successful spawning with two of my GBR's! Just laid some eggs about an hour ago right after lights out. we will see how long they make it... Since this is there first time that i...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

Good news! I moved my tank into my new home and low and behold all three amano shrimp are alive and fat! Once almost all the water was out i found them freaking it in the corner! I had not seen them...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

Yeah the amanos did disappear and i never found any bodies... Looks like i might have to get a nano shrimp tank. The GBR's have been in there for a little over a 2 months i think... And i lost two,...
Forum: Fish 03-18-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

In my tank my gh is around 11, and the kh is around 8 usually.

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

Thanks mitchfish! Yes those are the ones i got from matt13. Took them a couple weeks to start getting there color, probably a month to grow and really start to get the blue.

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,411
Posted By rk923
Re: Ryan's 55g

So i got the amano shrimp the other day and they have all disappeared... I haven't found any bodies so I'm guessing someone had a feast... Now u am left no choice but to get another tank for a shrimp...
Forum: Fish 03-12-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

I use a 48" power compact with 2 96w bulbs, each 50/50, 420nm/10k

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Forum: Fish 03-12-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

Hello everyone,
I have some bad news, i have lost 1gbr to some sort of internal parasite... Now, another female has the "hole in head disease" which i believe is cause by the parasite killing tissue...
Forum: DIY 03-07-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By rk923
Re: Acrylic brackets

I made some out of 1/4" acrtlic for my 48" CFL fixture over my 55g for the same reason. Here are some pictures, i kept it simple but effective.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/07/yzuhadyb.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 160,797
Posted By rk923
I have had one of these since 2008ish. It has...

I have had one of these since 2008ish. It has been working great! Haven't had to do anything to it except for normal maintenance. Runs quiet as ever. The only gripe I have with them is that the...
Forum: DIY 03-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By rk923
Re: DIY Co2 Pressurized Kit

Would you mind posting the link for that kit our sending me a PM. I would be very interested in one!

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Forum: Fish 03-04-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
Re: GBRs Fans Unite!

I am curious to know what everyone is feeding their GBR's and how often or how much?

I am currently feeding them mostly New Life Spectrum and sometimes i will throw in some frozen krill pieces....
Forum: Fish 02-28-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,684
Posted By rk923
I am pretty new to the GBR world as well but I...

I am pretty new to the GBR world as well but I have had 8 of them in my 55g for just over one month. Mine are all doing very well and are starting to get great color! From what I have been reading,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By rk923
I thought the Fluval Ebi Nano Shrimp Aquarium Kit...

I thought the Fluval Ebi Nano Shrimp Aquarium Kit - 7.9 gal was a pretty good deal. I got one for the inlaws for christmas and it has worked out great! $100 for everything you need, the only thing...
Forum: Fish 02-27-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By rk923
I managed to snap a few updated pictures since I...

I managed to snap a few updated pictures since I noticed the issue. Hopefully these will help. Seems to be mostly just bulging of the eyes and some bloating now. The white spots seem to have gone...
Forum: Fish 02-27-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By rk923
Re: GBR in distress...

Thank you lb79! The spot on her looked like ich at first but it became more "3D", if you will. That's what kind of threw me of that tail...

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Forum: Fish 02-27-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 505
Posted By rk923
Re: GBR in distress...

Thank you to everyone for the input! It has been greatly appreciated! I am going to keep a close eye on this one for the next day or two and see how the fish does. I called the lfs and they seem to...
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