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Forum: Algae 11-03-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By johndimo
On the leaves, not that I'm aware of. I do...

On the leaves, not that I'm aware of. I do however have a piece of drift wood that looks like it may have BBA on it. I been meaning to pull it to clean it but I have been slacking.
Forum: Algae 11-02-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By johndimo
All over. Every plant will turn to this given...

All over. Every plant will turn to this given enough time. New leaves come out nice and green. Then they are coated with this stuff within 2 months. Starts off looking like hair algae then changes to...
Forum: Algae 11-02-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By johndimo
It feels slimy/slippery when run my finger on it,...

It feels slimy/slippery when run my finger on it, yes. But extremely difficult to remove. I thought it was cyano at first but all my readings say its a slimy soft algae that forms a mat that can be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,227
Posted By johndimo
Here's how big I was able to grow 2 swords with...

Here's how big I was able to grow 2 swords with no c02. Right before a major algae outbreak hit and turned the leaves black.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10626977715_406c472cc5_c.jpg...
Forum: Algae 11-02-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By johndimo
Help to ID this algae.

Not really sure what kind this is exactly. Happens to every leaf on every plant in my tank given enough time.

The tops of all my rocks also get this way. It's very hard stuff. On these photos I...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-01-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By johndimo
Almost forgot about this thread, so now would...

Almost forgot about this thread, so now would seem like a good time for an updates
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/a2avytu7.jpg

And another one during filter cleaning day for fun
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-14-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 628,157
Posted By johndimo
Here's my 55. Been setup since for around 8...

Here's my 55. Been setup since for around 8 months. No CO2, only some Flourish Comp Flourish Potassium 2-3 times per month.

This pic was after I hacked away at my amazon swords and pruned them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By johndimo
I dose excel daily with vals as well. At first...

I dose excel daily with vals as well. At first they started to die back and took a while to acclimate. But a few months later they were growing big and healthy.

The only plant I lost to excel was...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By johndimo
I run the aquaticlife fixture on my 55g. It sits...

I run the aquaticlife fixture on my 55g. It sits 21" from the substrate and I daily dose excel and still needed to run 1 layer of window screen to cut down the brightness due to BBA outbreak.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By johndimo
Also, is your tank near a window? I've heard lots...

Also, is your tank near a window? I've heard lots of algae stories from people who's tanks are opposite a window that sends in lots of sun light. Lots of sun + high lighting can cause algae blooms.
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Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,529
Posted By johndimo
I've been eyeing this model as well. I've got no...

I've been eyeing this model as well. I've got no co2 experience though. Is 50-70psi high or normal for running co2? Just curious considering it's preset and not changeable.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By johndimo
The hydor heaters come in 2 hose sizes I believe....

The hydor heaters come in 2 hose sizes I believe. So make sure you get one that matches the hose size.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By johndimo
How tall is the 180?

How tall is the 180?
Forum: Aquascaping 02-26-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By johndimo
Yes, they are pots. At some point I will...

Yes, they are pots. At some point I will probably move them and look for hollow pieces of driftwood to replace them with. My fish do enjoy going in there to hide or hang out from time to time.

...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-26-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By johndimo
Thinking of adding more plants or changing it up.

My 55 gallon aquarium has been setup since late last year and decided to start putting plants in earlier this year. Looking for some opinions on where to take this tank. I'm attempting to do vals...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By johndimo
Try without the vinegar first. You'll probably be...

Try without the vinegar first. You'll probably be able to clean it without the help of chemicals.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 789
Posted By johndimo
I've had film like that on one of my tanks...

I've had film like that on one of my tanks before. Also you get similar film on coffee pots when the coffee stains the glass pot. I've always taken a dry piece of paper towel and scrubbed it and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By johndimo
As far as KNO3, looks like you're adding 10ppm...

As far as KNO3, looks like you're adding 10ppm per dose.

If you're nitrates stay that high, I would think it would be safe to cut the KNO3 in half and monitor the levels. If you start bottoming...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-30-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By johndimo
How much and what were you dosing before? ...

How much and what were you dosing before?

Try dosing only potassium and trace. Once or twice a week. Prolly need to cut down the amount as well.

No need for the other stuff if you have good...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-30-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By johndimo
Are you low tech meaning no CO2 and low light? ...

Are you low tech meaning no CO2 and low light?

Is EI dosing even required for low tech tanks? I figured that fish food would be enough. Maybe just small dosing of trace minerals and maybe some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By johndimo
I think most schooling fish (tetra, danio,...

I think most schooling fish (tetra, danio, rasbora. barbs) would work fine as long as they are top or middle swimmers.

With that said, should should seriously consider getting a bigger tank.
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By johndimo
I agree that 10G is small for a breeding pair of...

I agree that 10G is small for a breeding pair of kribs. The male grows larger than the female, so I wouldn't be worried about that. I think the recommended minimum is 29G. I have a pair in a 55G...
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