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Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Patriot
Your tank is looking nice. I wish my water was...

Your tank is looking nice. I wish my water was that clear. I still have debris floating around the water that never seem to get removed. That jungle val is going to go crazy.

Can't wait to see...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
I adding another way to move water is a good...

I adding another way to move water is a good ideal. I found out that the sponge in the reactor was slowing to flow. Now my plants are doing better due to increased co2 delivery. The shrimp are happy...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
As for dosing I just pour maybe 1/8 cup of liquid...

As for dosing I just pour maybe 1/8 cup of liquid ferts. I use a macro/micro mixture. I just put new root tabs in the substrate about five days ago. I made my own osmocote tabs.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
I make sure the light are only on got 6 hours. I...

I make sure the light are only on got 6 hours. I have seen too much algae since the light was added. I think the co2 keep it down.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
2016-02-04 ...

2016-02-04
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-02-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By Patriot
Putting a sponge in my reactor reactor to better...

Putting a sponge in my reactor reactor to better dissolve the co2. The sponge clogged cutting flow of the filter to a trickle. This lead to ammonia rising and many shrimp dying. I was also doing...
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Patriot
Excellent. Thank you.

Excellent. Thank you.
Forum: Lighting   01-29-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Patriot
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Lighting   01-29-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Patriot
T5ho bulb combo

I know many people are posting about led light setups so I'm a bit late to the party haha.

I have a Catalina 4 bulb system with three switches on the way. I want bulbs that bring out the colors...
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Patriot
I also have a 80 gallon tank. I tried the finnex...

I also have a 80 gallon tank. I tried the finnex planted plus led lights. They are nice, but I like the T5ho lights for my personal taste. The fact that I can mix bulbs for the spectrum I want is...
Forum: DIY   01-19-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 245,026
Posted By Patriot
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5aa2ea53d...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160119/5aa2ea53d43ddfb3fbc670edcf50a6d1.jpg

This is the flow I get using a 20 inch housing with a Sunsun 404b "525" GPH.

Looking into upgrading to a Fx6.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-18-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
2016/01/18 I added some guppies last month....

2016/01/18

I added some guppies last month. They are still alive and doing well. I also added some shrimp who ended up dying 3 days later. I believe the ammonia was rinsing due to the melting...
Forum: Algae   01-18-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Patriot
I could be wrong, but BBA seems to pop up with...

I could be wrong, but BBA seems to pop up with poor circulation.
Forum: Plants   01-15-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Patriot
Also plants use the substrate to stay put....

Also plants use the substrate to stay put. Imagine plants in fast moving bodies of water
Forum: Plants   01-15-2016, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Patriot
Some plants roots react with the ions in the...

Some plants roots react with the ions in the substrate. I think all do actually that aren't adapted to floating.
Forum: Plants   01-14-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,182
Posted By Patriot
Is water hardness of 8 good enough to grow...

Is water hardness of 8 good enough to grow cryptocoryne usteriana x walkeri? I can't find a reading of the ideal water hardness for this species.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-13-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,972
Posted By Patriot
I should have got a good filter instead of the...

I should have got a good filter instead of the SUNSUN for my 80 gallon. It's a good filter, but the flow dies down leaving die spots. This problem can be fixed however.

I probably used too much...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Patriot
Petco near me has Amano shrimp marked as Ghost...

Petco near me has Amano shrimp marked as Ghost shrimp for 49 cent. About to buy every single one.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-21-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Patriot
I wish my petco had them.

I wish my petco had them.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,946
Posted By Patriot
2015/12/18 ...

2015/12/18

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/10b6975d6841fac2cee4ce624323a90e.jpg

My algae problem is starting to become under control after I started giving my tank some more...
Forum: Plants   12-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Patriot
Not full red. Just expected some more red from...

Not full red. Just expected some more red from them. The undersides hasn't turned yet. I will look into some lights than had a better red spectrum.
Forum: Plants   12-09-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Patriot
I mean the reddish tint that I seen in other...

I mean the reddish tint that I seen in other aquariums. All the plants I have now are bright green except for C. Bronze.

I suppose I could add another light, but I didn't want to add too muh as...
Forum: Plants   12-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Patriot
How to get red cryptocorynes?

I have many red crypts that aren't red. My tiger lotus are turning red, but not the crypts. How do I get my crypts to show their lovely colors?

I have a dirted tank with clay and osmocote mixed...
Forum: Plants   11-18-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,182
Posted By Patriot
Are they hard water crypts in soft water?

Are they hard water crypts in soft water?
Forum: Plants   11-11-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,182
Posted By Patriot
Thank you for the information. I have both...

Thank you for the information. I have both cryptocoryne usteriana and usteriana x walkeri. I will have to add that stuff then.
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