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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By W-Oz
I have considered using the Prop driven power...

I have considered using the Prop driven power heads and spent a great many hours trying to figure out how to adapt or revise the River Manifold system as laid down on Loaches online to use these in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By W-Oz
LOL that certainly does sound strange, though I...

LOL that certainly does sound strange, though I do admit that I love wasabi. She (we) were looking for more submerged plants, but I'll definitely keep that one in mind!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By W-Oz
River/Stream worthy plants

So here's the scoop. We're setting up a 55gal river manifold tank for Burmese Border Botias, amongst other things, and we're looking for what other plants would do well under constant, relatively...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By W-Oz
properly setup an overflow system is still a fine...

properly setup an overflow system is still a fine way to go for a planted tank. If you aren't injecting CO2 then there's no reason to worry about losing what you aren't putting in since the water...
Forum: Equipment   11-07-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By W-Oz
The same amount of NO3 and PO4. Though each...

The same amount of NO3 and PO4. Though each filter will have less stuff in it than if it's processing the entire tank solo.

What controls the amount of NO3 and PO4 in a system are the sources of...
Forum: Equipment   11-07-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By W-Oz
What SpeedEuphoria said. And I quote myself...

What SpeedEuphoria said.

And I quote myself

The "toxic nitrogen products" in question are NH3/NH4+ and NO2-, the "less toxic counterparts" is NO3-. The "particulate matter" in question is the...
Forum: Equipment   11-06-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By W-Oz
You're filter won't keep your NO3- and PO4^3-...

You're filter won't keep your NO3- and PO4^3- levels down, those are inorganic compounds that your filter won't remove.

From my personal experience, so long as you're paying attention to your...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-06-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,595
Posted By W-Oz
Did you even read the info from the link I...

Did you even read the info from the link I posted? No?

Did you even read the substrate being used in the tank?

Seriously.

Scroll up and read before you bash me.

There's more than one...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-03-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,595
Posted By W-Oz
I'm still not convinced you need ferts. Honestly....

I'm still not convinced you need ferts. Honestly. Are you saying that Chuck is wrong?

Seriously, consider the tanks that are immersion started. So far as I know, they don't dose anything except...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-02-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,595
Posted By W-Oz
Grow without CO2 and only use half of your...

Grow without CO2 and only use half of your lights. Put some medium/low light plants in your tank, like right now right now, and let them establish themselves.

The only things you need to establish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-02-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By W-Oz
Wasserpest and Over_Stocked - While I'm not going...

Wasserpest and Over_Stocked - While I'm not going to belabor the point of proper cycling of a tank. I will point out that this tank has been subjected to antibiotics which WILL kill the bacteria...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-31-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By W-Oz
Thanks again for the compliments. I hadn't really...

Thanks again for the compliments. I hadn't really considered smaller stones, I've been looking for something a little substantial to put in there but everything seems too big. Maybe on my next trip...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-30-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By W-Oz
Pretty much everyone in the tank eats the...

Pretty much everyone in the tank eats the Duckweed every now and again, just not fast enough to keep the stuff in check once it gets rolling.

The foreground is something that I've wrestled with,...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,814
Posted By W-Oz
I think it'll rebound just fine. My GF's Dwarf...

I think it'll rebound just fine. My GF's Dwarf Hair Grass suffered while it wasn't getting light for almost 3 weeks while we waited for a replacement Coralife fixture to come in. Looked pretty sad,...
Forum: Fish   10-22-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,819
Posted By W-Oz
Longest fish I've owned was a common comet (his...

Longest fish I've owned was a common comet (his name was Bob), won at a carnival. I owned that fish until it died, 15 years. The poor thing was massive by the time it met its end and I wasn't around...
Forum: Fish   10-21-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By W-Oz
I know my LFS carries these fish all the time....

I know my LFS carries these fish all the time. They're $19.85 a piece. Have you asked your local shops if they can get these for you?
Forum: Lighting   10-21-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By W-Oz
Watts is the number of Volts multiplied by the...

Watts is the number of Volts multiplied by the current draw (Amps) consumed by the device.

Volts x Amps = Watts

So a 100 Watt light bulb at 120V would use 0.83 Amp.

A 60 Watt bulb at 120V...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-21-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By W-Oz
Aluminum foil and white paint are diffusers....

Aluminum foil and white paint are diffusers. They're used to spread light around and don't have very good reflective properties. Mylar is reflective and behaves more like a mirror than the previous...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-21-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,044
Posted By W-Oz
Go to your local Hydroponics shop and buy a small...

Go to your local Hydroponics shop and buy a small roll of Mylar. Far better reflective characteristics and IMO easier to work with in the long run. Plus you'll have a lifetime supply of party...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,814
Posted By W-Oz
Rhizome is the name of the root bundle/stem...

Rhizome is the name of the root bundle/stem doohickey thing. Basically you just want to bury the roots of a Rhizome plant, anything above the roots (will be rather bulbous typically) should be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-18-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By W-Oz
My 55 - A work in bumbling

I've had this tank running since mid June. This represents my second attempt at a planted tank, though my first attempt in earnest to actually build such thing. Originally I had no real clear concept...
Forum: Plants   10-18-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By W-Oz
I've had some success with laying some java moss...

I've had some success with laying some java moss out semi-buried in the substrate, however it seems to work better (for me) if I tie a piece to a rock and bury the rock with the tuft sticking out. My...
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By W-Oz
20oz. will last, depending on a lot of things,...

20oz. will last, depending on a lot of things, around 5-6weeks but don't expect much more and more likely less.
Forum: Fish   10-15-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By W-Oz
Emmm... wow. Well, generally speaking you can...

Emmm... wow. Well, generally speaking you can expect to keep fish at higher concentrations if you do the following; Plant (and plant heavily), Filter (a lot!), and Change your water more frequently....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-15-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,942
Posted By W-Oz
I dunno... I'll have to tell you tomorrow... or...

I dunno... I'll have to tell you tomorrow... or something... -_^
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