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Forum: DIY   06-26-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Do you have a rough sketch of what you are...

Do you have a rough sketch of what you are thinking of building? This would help a lot...
Forum: Equipment   06-26-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,295
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I don't think using a canister for a return is a...

I don't think using a canister for a return is a good idea, the flow into most canister filters is based on the siphon from the main tank. You are not going to get much of a siphon with the canister...
Forum: Algae   06-24-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,679
Posted By Cichlid Freq
That is what I was worried about Hoppy... I am...

That is what I was worried about Hoppy... I am thinking I am just going to leave well enough alone until this stuff starts falling off the glass on it's own and see how things look then. This is a...
Forum: Equipment   06-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I do the same thing as Eds and have no problems...

I do the same thing as Eds and have no problems with mess, the only thing to keep in mind is that if you turn the Vortex off for any reason, put the hoses back in the pitcher before you turn it back...
Forum: Equipment   06-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,295
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Great article, it finally puts to bed some of the...

Great article, it finally puts to bed some of the concerns with running a sump with CO2. I am currently running a trickle filter with CO2 injection on my 55 gal and have no problems with maintaining...
Forum: Equipment   06-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I have used 3 cups with mine with no problems at...

I have used 3 cups with mine with no problems at all. Mine did not even come with the scoop so I never had to wonder..
Forum: Algae   06-23-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,679
Posted By Cichlid Freq
So is the time I spent trimming my plants back...

So is the time I spent trimming my plants back going to mess with the timetable on this? I had to trim there was almost no swimming space left in the tank from my ludwiga..:( ..:icon_cry: I can't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-21-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Cichlid Freq
It should work great, if you want to dip it use a...

It should work great, if you want to dip it use a 20:1 bleach solution for about 3-4 minutes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I paint the backs of all of my tanks black..

I paint the backs of all of my tanks black..
Forum: Algae   06-20-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Thanks for weighing in Tom. If GDA only grows on...

Thanks for weighing in Tom. If GDA only grows on glass though what is the green algae growing on my Ludwiga and Anubias? And will waiting the 3 weeks without messing with it help it also?
Forum: Algae   06-20-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I guess I will just let things go and see what...

I guess I will just let things go and see what happens. I am having a hard time with this treatment as I am an impatient person by nature.. Those are the only algaes I am having a hard time with,...
Forum: Algae   06-20-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Cichlid Freq
My concern is that the sudden algae bloom is...

My concern is that the sudden algae bloom is related to the fact that my substrate is essentially inert and is a limiting factor for the plant growth. If this is the case things are not going to...
Forum: Algae   06-20-2006, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Should I nuke it??

My tank specs are as listed in my signature (too lazy to re-type them..). I am having serious issues with GDA:icon_evil:, it is on the glass and on my Ludwiga, and Anubias. I have recently upgraded...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Cichlid Freq
On my 55 gal I built a hood to life the lights up...

On my 55 gal I built a hood to life the lights up a bit, they are not about 4 inches from the water surface. In the back of the hood I have 2 computer fans built in; one blowing in, one sucking out....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-18-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I dose on the entire tank volume because Prime is...

I dose on the entire tank volume because Prime is cheap.. My fish are not. My local water has chloramines in it and I would much rather be safe than sorry when it comes to this issue. I have killed...
Forum: Algae   06-18-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,679
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I am glad to hear that this is working for you. I...

I am glad to hear that this is working for you. I am keeping my finger crossed that it works out for me also. This is driving me nuts just doing nothing with the algae growing in the tank.....
Forum: Algae   06-18-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,679
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Is this going to be effective on the algae...

Is this going to be effective on the algae growing on my plants also (believe it is GDA also)? I am about a week into this and the algae seems to be keeping up with the new growth on my plants pretty...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2006, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I do the same, I just add directly to the tank...

I do the same, I just add directly to the tank when filling. I dose for the entire tank volume also, for example I have a 55 gal tank, even if I do a 10% water change I dose for 55 gallons when I...
Forum: Algae   06-12-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,679
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Question on this treatment, I am assuming that I...

Question on this treatment, I am assuming that I need to leave everything in the tank alone while I am doing this treatment. No trimming plants no re-arranging, nothing. Just thinking that I don't...
Forum: DIY   06-09-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Cichlid Freq
If you don't have the tools to work with aluminum...

If you don't have the tools to work with aluminum you can get heavier mylar from hydroponics supply houses, they may hold up better that the lightweight stuff on blankets and balloons.
Forum: DIY   06-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Cichlid Freq
You can find strains of yeast that will survive...

You can find strains of yeast that will survive up to about 22% alcohol in solution. The only one I can think of right offhand is Turbo yeast, I think www.midwestsupplies.com carries it. It is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-09-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Cichlid Freq
That has the potential to be incredible when...

That has the potential to be incredible when done... wow...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2006, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By Cichlid Freq
Turbo, where do you get your tanks filled in San...

Turbo, where do you get your tanks filled in San Diego?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-30-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Cichlid Freq
I am going to try changing the way I dose this...

I am going to try changing the way I dose this tank, I have been reading that dosing the CSM and the other nutrients at the same time can cause the iron to precipitate out before the plants have a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-30-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Cichlid Freq
It is showing up on 2 of my anubias and a Java...

It is showing up on 2 of my anubias and a Java Fern. I am dosing that high based on a fertilization calculator on another site, I tend to dose on the high side due to the amount of light on the tank.
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