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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-19-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 54,072
Posted By jmhart
Without more information about the tank, it's...

Without more information about the tank, it's hard to say for sure. My completely uneducated case is an imbalance of light to co2. Too much light, too little co2.
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By jmhart
Breath. Take a deep breath. Why are you...

Breath. Take a deep breath.

Why are you waiting for you tank to clear? What is clearing? Was it cloudy from you filling it up? If so, the HC floating in that cloudiness won't kill it. It'll be...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By jmhart
I bought E. parvula (DHG), P. helferi (Downoi),...

I bought E. parvula (DHG), P. helferi (Downoi), Lobelia Cardinalis, and A. reineckii and they've all been great.

I was really pleased to get E. parvula from them. I've ordered "it" a few times...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By jmhart
You stay in this hobby long enough, you figure...

You stay in this hobby long enough, you figure out the tricks :icon_cool
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,182
Posted By jmhart
Looks like a lot of fun!

Looks like a lot of fun!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By jmhart
Looks great! Love the stand. If this is...

Looks great! Love the stand.

If this is your "learned a lot" stand, can't imagine how good a "next one" would be. This is really great!!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,423
Posted By jmhart
Well Well Well.... My how time flies as you...

Well Well Well....

My how time flies as you get a little older. Since my last update, I've changed jobs, my wife and I have had ANOTHER baby, and this tank has continued to putter along. It feels...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By jmhart
Personally, what I do/did is find the cheapest...

Personally, what I do/did is find the cheapest tank possible (usually craiglist for $50 or less, actually got a 20 lb for $20 once). Then fill/exchange at the cheapest place possible. We have a place...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 165,963
Posted By jmhart
It case it's not obvious, :icon_redf, I'm seeking...

It case it's not obvious, :icon_redf, I'm seeking inspiration for my 120g.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,118
Posted By jmhart
Update?

Update?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By jmhart
Update?

Update?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 165,963
Posted By jmhart
Update plzzzzzzzz

Update plzzzzzzzz
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By jmhart
What's in there as your foregound? E. tennelus or...

What's in there as your foregound? E. tennelus or something?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 43,721
Posted By jmhart
It can be done, but a closed system will work...

It can be done, but a closed system will work better.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 43,721
Posted By jmhart
Question for you, obviously the peacock moss...

Question for you, obviously the peacock moss really started to take over there at the end before you pulled it all out, but prior to that, how much maintenance was it? It really looked stunning. Did...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 43,721
Posted By jmhart
Sumps and injected co2 don't really go. The...

Sumps and injected co2 don't really go. The overflow to the sump cause so much turbulence it drives off your co2.
Forum: DIY 04-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,639
Posted By jmhart
I have a ~24" spray bar at the bottom of my 120...

I have a ~24" spray bar at the bottom of my 120 gallon in the back. It shoots water up the back of my tank, which then curves around at the surface words the front my tank. It works great at keep...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By jmhart
They probably had it drilled so they could run it...

They probably had it drilled so they could run it through a central filtration system.

If it were me, I'd just cap it. You can buy a regular threaded pvc cap from Home Depot to screw on to it....
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By jmhart
I've used a number of filters over the years....

I've used a number of filters over the years. Eheim's, Rena's, Fluval, Marineland...after all of it, the only filters I have in my house are Eheim classics. They are simply and robust. That's why...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 28,973
Posted By jmhart
Good to hear. I built mine in early 2010, and...

Good to hear. I built mine in early 2010, and it's still working great. I've had to change the 9V once. I built it like Jens (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=661138&postcount=31)...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By jmhart
Cheap Filter Housing? (no pump)

Thinking of changing up the filtration on my 120g. I like the Ocean Clear/Nu Clear filters, but the price tag is a little higher than I'd like.

I plan to use an Iwaki or Little Giant pump. Anybody...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By jmhart
Ray 2 for a 20 High would probably be pretty...

Ray 2 for a 20 High would probably be pretty good, given you're pumping pressurized co2. It has good spread (you can check out the PAR data in the Finnex subforum). I have had a FugeRay on my 60-P...
Forum: Substrate 01-02-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By jmhart
Yes, bleach is pefectly safe. Clean the tank...

Yes, bleach is pefectly safe. Clean the tank well, triple rinse, let it air dry. Then you'll be good to go.
Forum: Substrate 01-02-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By jmhart
When I moved across the country years ago (had to...

When I moved across the country years ago (had to move multiple tanks with flourite and eco complete), I drained the tanks, scooped all the substrate into buckets, drained the substrate best I could...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By jmhart
I'm sure Lowe will chime in soon about the...

I'm sure Lowe will chime in soon about the extender length. However, I think I read that it's designed so that the 24" fixture can be put on 30" tanks. (Edit: I see that above posted says the answer...
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