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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By jmsaltfish797
ewww, clown puke!:eek5:

ewww, clown puke!:eek5:
Forum: Fish 10-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By jmsaltfish797
research. and when you think you know everything...

research. and when you think you know everything you need to know, do more research. when you've done that, repeat step 1. ive had a few saltwater tanks, they can be tricky if its your first. my...
Forum: Plants 10-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By jmsaltfish797
its really hard to say. there are so many factors...

its really hard to say. there are so many factors that determine growth rates of plants. you can have the same plant in two different tanks and they wont grow the same, even with the exact same set...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By jmsaltfish797
i love both types of tanks. when it comes down to...

i love both types of tanks. when it comes down to it, its not about the money or the work involved to maintain the tank, its about your passion for the hobby. i have done several planted and SW...
Forum: Algae 08-23-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By jmsaltfish797
try bumping up the co2 a bit. with as much light...

try bumping up the co2 a bit. with as much light as you have you should be runing more then 2 bbm. to much light and not enough co2 will cause algae to bloom.
Forum: Fish 08-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By jmsaltfish797
feed a variety of foods. a high quality flake...

feed a variety of foods. a high quality flake will work best for your staple. pellets will pollute your water if they are not totally consumed by the fish. bloodworms are good for all fish. get some...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By jmsaltfish797
i second that. always thought piranhas are neat,...

i second that. always thought piranhas are neat, just cant afford the feeding.
Forum: Fish 08-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By jmsaltfish797
i think it would be a pretty sweet tank. i would...

i think it would be a pretty sweet tank. i would do a single species though. otherwise you would probably end up with one species taking out aggression on the others.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By jmsaltfish797
agreed. im a full time student myself. its a pain...

agreed. im a full time student myself. its a pain to keep up with a high tech and study too.:icon_eek:

beautiful tanks BTW. always a fan of the nano tank, especially because i have one myself. its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By jmsaltfish797
more then likely its an ammonia burn. what are...

more then likely its an ammonia burn. what are the levels in your tank? you want to wait until the ammonia levels start to drop before adding any fish. if you don't have a test kit, get one. the only...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By jmsaltfish797
always a work in progress. ive done two rescapes...

always a work in progress. ive done two rescapes in as many weeks just recently. didnt like the first so i changed it. second was worse, so it got squashed too. finally found one i like so im gonna...
Forum: Algae 08-08-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By jmsaltfish797
being new to the whole high tech bit i got the...

being new to the whole high tech bit i got the pps pro and ei confused. thought they were the same:icon_lol: i am using the ei method of fertilizing. but yes i do believe it is a shortage in nitrogen...
Forum: Plants 08-07-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By jmsaltfish797
just a heck of a lot cheaper. you can get a few...

just a heck of a lot cheaper. you can get a few lbs for about what a bottle of excel goes for. a few lbs will make gallons when mixed in solution.
Forum: Plants 08-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By jmsaltfish797
it can be done though. i found this out the hard...

it can be done though. i found this out the hard way unfortunately. gassed an angel and a yoyo loach with a freshly mixed batch.:icon_cry:
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By jmsaltfish797
its a 29 gallon cube. i have some larger crypts...

its a 29 gallon cube. i have some larger crypts in there, its just the tank is so tall its hard to find something to fill in vertically. i cant seem to keep stems alive for some reason. thats why i...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By jmsaltfish797
in my experience, no. nerites are just to big for...

in my experience, no. nerites are just to big for the yoyos to eat. they will grub down on pond snails though. and just about any other small invert that they can get their mouth around.
Forum: Plants 08-07-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By jmsaltfish797
the thing is with co2 and plants, the plants need...

the thing is with co2 and plants, the plants need consistent levels of co2. thats why people use a pressurized system, because it provides a constant steady flow of co2. with a DIY setup, the flow of...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By jmsaltfish797
bump. all you looky loos and nobody has anything...

bump. all you looky loos and nobody has anything to say? and dont pay attention to the date in the corner. i forgot to reset my camera after adding new batt.s
Forum: Fish 08-07-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By jmsaltfish797
[QUOTE=ErtyJr;6468945] For my reef tank I used...

[QUOTE=ErtyJr;6468945] For my reef tank I used something called egg crate from home depot. It is super easy to cut and size, and very easy to handle, and easy to add exact size holes for hoses ect. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By jmsaltfish797
nerites are supposed to be notoriously hard to...

nerites are supposed to be notoriously hard to breed, like amano shrimp. they will lay eggs in freshwater but they never hatch. from what ive heard they breed in saltwater normally then migrate into...
Forum: Algae 08-07-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By jmsaltfish797
i think i have everything pretty much dialed in...

i think i have everything pretty much dialed in with the co2. but i did just add a s@#$ load of new plants, mostly column feeders. so i may have to bump it up just a hair. thanks for the info though.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By jmsaltfish797
new scape today. opinions?

so most of this stuff was existing in the tank. im in the process of tearing down my 20 long so i can do another reef tank (miss my saltwater). just wanted some thoughts on the new scape.
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By jmsaltfish797
how old is the valve? if you have ever cranked it...

how old is the valve? if you have ever cranked it down super tight you might have damaged the valve seat. pull it off the regulator and pull the valve apart. it should just unscrew. make sure theres...
Forum: Algae 08-06-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By jmsaltfish797
thanks for the advice tom, i was hoping one of...

thanks for the advice tom, i was hoping one of the gurus would chime in on my thread. i will up the water changes from once a week. tanks not exactly "new", just the co2 system, and my experience...
Forum: Algae 08-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By jmsaltfish797
so i tested my tank this morning and here are the...

so i tested my tank this morning and here are the water parameters. this is before lights and co2 come on for the day.

ph: 6.4
nitrate: 5.0
nitrate: 0
ammonia: 0
phos: 10.0

drop checker is...
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