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Forum: Algae 01-09-2011, 11:40 PM
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Posted By andrewjwatson
Yes, I just did a spot treatment with excel...

Yes, I just did a spot treatment with excel yesterday and some is turning red. I also know this stuff turns red when dying because i exposed some to air for a while to see what color it would turn,...
Forum: Algae 01-06-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,706
Posted By andrewjwatson
I'm using 2 54w t-5 ho bulbs, i got rid of the...

I'm using 2 54w t-5 ho bulbs, i got rid of the rosate bulb and have a 6k and 6700k. This is on a 50 gallon.
Forum: Algae 01-06-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,706
Posted By andrewjwatson
How do I kill this algae? Its ruined my planted tank.

UGH! Its been half a year I've battled with this stuff. It started small, but now has taken over everything. In the past I have even gone so far as to pull out and replace all my plants, new plants...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By andrewjwatson
The leaf will most likely fall off (in most...

The leaf will most likely fall off (in most cases) so if I see a leaf like that I just pluck or cut it off, I like aesthetics. And a little algae here and there is no biggy, but if you get green...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By andrewjwatson
Ok thank you, I took the 1 bulb out and it seems...

Ok thank you, I took the 1 bulb out and it seems to be running ok... lets just hope :icon_smil
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By andrewjwatson
Can you run 1 T-5 HO bulb in a 2 bulb T-5 HO fixture?

I have quite the green water problem, so I think I'm going to cut down on light to just around 1 watt per gallon (54watts) rather than 108 watts that normally run in it, can I do this without hurting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By andrewjwatson
I have no problem with that :D thanks

I have no problem with that :D thanks
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-28-2010, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By andrewjwatson
Cats love fish :}

Cats love fish :}
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By andrewjwatson
Well, luckily none of those are harmful... But...

Well, luckily none of those are harmful... But other than water changes, is there a way to speed up getting rid of it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By andrewjwatson
NO!!! I hate algae bloom...

NO!!! I hate algae bloom...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By andrewjwatson
Exclamation Cloudy water, Is it algae? Or something else?

Well after recently upgrading lighting to 2 54 watt T-5's 1 is a 6000k I think and the other is a roseate, the water has not cleared up... I did put in new fluorite a few weeks ago, but that should...
Forum: Algae 06-28-2010, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By andrewjwatson
Are your filter cartridges dirty? If they are...

Are your filter cartridges dirty? If they are full of junk they will just let the dirty water bypass because it can't filter it.
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2010, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By andrewjwatson
Well... are you running 96 watts total in the...

Well... are you running 96 watts total in the tank? If so that is 2.08 Watts/Gallon which is pretty good for a planted tank. If you are running only 30 watts you will need very low light plants for...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By andrewjwatson
Seems good so far, the tank hasn't changed color...

Seems good so far, the tank hasn't changed color at all... Just gotta make sure there are no strange bacteria on the wood so I boiled it a bit.
Forum: Lighting 06-23-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By andrewjwatson
Well I have decided to not go this route... NO...

Well I have decided to not go this route... NO bulbs/ fixtures are starting to become a thing of the past. Besides... I spent 74.00 for the 2 fixtures alone, I could get a dual HO T-5 fixture w/ the...
Forum: DIY 06-23-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By andrewjwatson
Well I boiled it for a bit, no color changes in...

Well I boiled it for a bit, no color changes in water... could that mean its good to go?
Forum: DIY 06-23-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By andrewjwatson
Smile Is it safe to use FW beach driftwood in an aquarium?

Just like the title says, I know it is probably not safe to just drop it in, probably wanna pour boiling water on it... any suggestions? :icon_smil
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By andrewjwatson
They do not have any reflectors... I have heard...

They do not have any reflectors... I have heard they are very very important... so on the fixture I made I made a front and back to direct the light downwards. Today I will be painting the inside...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By andrewjwatson
They were about 30.00 a piece, came with 2 bulbs...

They were about 30.00 a piece, came with 2 bulbs too... Idk if they are the right spectrum but they are a good temp. hold over.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By andrewjwatson
Have you thought about doing a DIY CO2 system? It...

Have you thought about doing a DIY CO2 system? It would be much cheaper than buying the canisters/cartridges for the system...
Forum: Lighting 06-22-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By andrewjwatson
Arrow T-5 Normal Output Question

So I recently went to Home Depot to try to build a less expensive light hood for my 50 gallon aquarium. I picked up 2 fixtures w/ 2 T-5 NO ballasts running 2 - 28Watt bulbs each and made a hood and...
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