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Forum: Lighting   02-08-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By IUnknown
Plasma light

So I decided to give plasma light a try even though there is very little information on people using them on a planted tank. The technology is still very expensive and might not go down with LED's...
Forum: Algae   02-08-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By IUnknown
purigen/charcoal to deal with diatoms

I've setup a new tank and I've always had a diatom bloom when using new substrate, from the silicate. This time around I used purigen and charcoal and have not had any issues with diatoms. I was...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-08-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By IUnknown
Watch out for bga, which in my case was resistant...

Watch out for bga, which in my case was resistant to antibiotics. Planted tanks can get away with not being seeded as the plants do the work.
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By IUnknown
Matt, Ada tanks are designed so that the micro...

Matt,
Ada tanks are designed so that the micro bubbles fall under the leafs for absorption. So it might actually be growing the plants better.
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By IUnknown
I got the up diffuser, but they all break. Have...

I got the up diffuser, but they all break. Have one ordered from green leaf aquarium, don't know if its going to be any better.
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By IUnknown
Check out these pendant lights, red led for red...

Check out these pendant lights, red led for red plants;
HALO LED Light Fixtures | Aquatic Life (http://www.aquaticlife.com/light-fixtures/halo-led-light-fixtures)
Forum: Substrate   01-12-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By IUnknown
The new version fixes those issues.

The new version fixes those issues.
Forum: Equipment   01-06-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By IUnknown
In the past there was talk that the microbubbles...

In the past there was talk that the microbubbles are actually a benefit to the plants. Increased rate of growth getting atmospheric co2 rather than in solution. I don't think it was ever tested,...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By IUnknown
Great job! How many lights are you running and...

Great job! How many lights are you running and for how long? What the the name of the otto's you have, they look great.
Forum: Green Leaf Aquariums   12-21-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By IUnknown
Marco, Any plans on bringing them back in the...

Marco,
Any plans on bringing them back in the future? You had the best shipping options.
Forum: Lighting   12-21-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By IUnknown
MH still the gold standard for growing plants?

I've recently got back into the hobby and wanted to give LED light a try. Besides not being able to grow red plants well or light strips that have a disco effect that looks unnatural, can LED...
Forum: Lighting   12-04-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By IUnknown
mattsoccer20, Check out the Kessil tuna sun's. ...

mattsoccer20,
Check out the Kessil tuna sun's. The thing that is nice about them is that they are similar to metal halides. The strip lights create a disco effect and don't look natural in the...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-02-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By IUnknown
Great job!

Great job!
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By IUnknown
Aquaforest can special order it: Garden...

Aquaforest can special order it:
Garden Stand-60 (Platform 60x30cm) Silver [108-5021] - $409.99 : Aqua Forest Aquarium, ADA USA, Aqua Design Amano...
Forum: Aquascaping   10-10-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By IUnknown
Sign up for The aquatic journal. They reprint...

Sign up for The aquatic journal. They reprint articles that are from the ada magazine that always include some incredible tips.
The Aquatic Gardener: Journal of the Aquatic Gardeners Association...
Forum: Lighting   09-22-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By IUnknown
Duce, Any reason you are going with MH? The...

Duce,
Any reason you are going with MH? The cost of LED is significantly less and you can get fixtures with the same intensity.
Forum: Algae   09-08-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By IUnknown
Cyanobacteria help!

I've been trying to get rid of this for weeks with no luck. Using all the recommended anti bacterial products but nothing is working (Chemi-Clean). Could it be a strain that is resistant to the...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-04-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,058
Posted By IUnknown
treyLcham, Have you considered using ultrasonic...

treyLcham,
Have you considered using ultrasonic misters? The airpump should pump all the O2 the setup would need (I'd think). You wouldn't have to fill up the mister you have....
Forum: Equipment   06-05-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By IUnknown
Give it time, good co2 will make the tank crystal...

Give it time, good co2 will make the tank crystal clear with micro bubbles. The micro bubbles are good as they rest on the underside of the plants where they are absorbed better than co2 in the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-05-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,058
Posted By IUnknown
Thanks for all the tips. Converted my setup to...

Thanks for all the tips. Converted my setup to your example, today it was at 97 humidy and 87 degrees. I turned off the heater worried about melting the plants, but looks like its fine with your...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,058
Posted By IUnknown
treyLcham, Couple questions, on your humidifier...

treyLcham,
Couple questions, on your humidifier on the video it sounds like you need an exhaust hole to keep the humidity at 100%? Do you run it 24/7 and if it has settings do you run it at full...
Forum: DIY   04-18-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By IUnknown
Those are the biscuits from the biscuit joiner. ...

Those are the biscuits from the biscuit joiner. The trim bit I think only goes 1/8" down on the router so that it doesn't burn the formica on the front. And I think I would sand it down more to get...
Forum: DIY   04-18-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By IUnknown
Had a bit of a learning curve with the formica. ...

Had a bit of a learning curve with the formica. Took a bit to figure out the finishing laminate bit. And I have cuts all over the place.
...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By IUnknown
If you don't want to build it then: ...

If you don't want to build it then:
http://www.aquavasaquarium.com/aquavas-90cm/
Forum: Lighting   03-25-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By IUnknown
read the directions. You need to turn the rgb...

read the directions. You need to turn the rgb all the way down and hold the moonlight button for five seconds. It will make the moonlight phase 0%.
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