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Forum: Algae 04-06-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By prp427
You must find the root of the issue in order to...

You must find the root of the issue in order to eliminate it. Otherwise it will keep coming back as conditions seem to be just right for it to proliferate.

Look at your light intensity. For me...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By prp427
Use doughnut shaped magnets. Worked for me in...

Use doughnut shaped magnets. Worked for me in the past.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-16-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By prp427
What about softeners that use Potassium pellets...

What about softeners that use Potassium pellets instead of Sodium, is that considered bad water for planted tanks too?
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
Nooooo! That is one I ordered. What issues did...

Nooooo! That is one I ordered. What issues did you have?
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
[QUOTE=FishStix;7556626]Hi, Just wondering if...

[QUOTE=FishStix;7556626]Hi,
Just wondering if you were able to sort out the problem you were having? I have a 180 gallon, with the same problem. CO2 goes into needle wheel pump, then into 10"...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
It is a constant stream of microbubbles. They...

It is a constant stream of microbubbles. They have no chance fighting the current.

Rather than experiment, I have decided to run a bypass and get a 20"x2.5 narrow housing. It will have a dual...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
Yes it is the 10"x2.5" housing. Solcielo, do...

Yes it is the 10"x2.5" housing.
Solcielo, do you think a 20"x4.5" housing would dissolve the CO2 at that flow rate?
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By prp427
The apex is a great product! I would highly...

The apex is a great product! I would highly recommend it. I got the regular one with the 8 outlet box.
Yes it can be used as a ph controller and timer.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
Requiring regular access to the sump would make...

Requiring regular access to the sump would make this prohibitive (replacing filter socks, etc..). Also there a lot of wires and tubes coming in and out of it making it difficult to completely seal. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 575
Posted By prp427
Cerges and Flow-Install Bypass or Larger Housing?

I have a 10" Cerges reactor installed on my 225 gallon. The CO2 is directly injected into the pump in the sump. The bubbles get micro shredded very nicely but stream right through the reactor and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By prp427
Nature always finds a way. I used to have dozens...

Nature always finds a way. I used to have dozens of red platys surviving in my canister filter. No light, extreme turbulence, filthy conditions on the bottom chamber, and they still looked healthy...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,431
Posted By prp427
I had a male silver dollar that lived to a ripe...

I had a male silver dollar that lived to a ripe old age of 13. I could never have live plants due to his appetite for vegetation.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-03-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,421
Posted By prp427
What is your water change schedule? Without a...

What is your water change schedule? Without a circulation filter water changes are critical, once per week minimum.
I would hold back on the dosing until things stabilize.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By prp427
I plan to raise the pipe from the bulkhead just...

I plan to raise the pipe from the bulkhead just above the substrate and attach a strainer with perhaps a sponge filter on top to keep little larger particles from getting sucked up. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By prp427
Thanks for the advice but I failed to clarify a...

Thanks for the advice but I failed to clarify a few things.
This aquarium has been designed to have no equipment visible inside the water column, so HOBs, powerheads, and external overflows are...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By prp427
Plumbing Advice Needed for 6ft Tank

I'm in the process of setting up an aquarium that has (6) 2.5 inch holes drilled at the bottom. I plan on using 2 nu-clear canister filters and a small sump/refugium. The goal is to have filtration...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 04-03-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,937
Posted By prp427
What would you recommend to do if the...

What would you recommend to do if the fish/inverts are coming from hard water and going into soft water?
I've recently lost shrimp and snails using drip acclimation and am hesitant to try that again.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 786,378
Posted By prp427
My bad, lol. I'll make more of an effort and...

My bad, lol. I'll make more of an effort and post some detail shots soon. Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,514
Views: 786,378
Posted By prp427
55 gallon

Here is my 55 gallon.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LzO0QD26Tnc/URwF9-B9qAI/AAAAAAAAANs/yNfkK_H1JSE/w381-h286-n-k/20130210_215629.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-13-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By prp427
Not 100% sure. I got three of them from a fellow...

Not 100% sure. I got three of them from a fellow hobbyist along with some amanos. They maybe grass shrimp, but I don't know the difference. I caught this one cannibalizing his deceased buddy. A...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By prp427
Yikes! Ghost shrimp are very opportunistic...

Yikes! Ghost shrimp are very opportunistic predators. If they have pincers they will nip at anything they can reach. I caught one trying to hunt a cardinal tetra by descending from above. It...
Forum: DIY 02-10-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By prp427
Thanks Hoppy, it makes sense to place it...

Thanks Hoppy, it makes sense to place it parallel. The majority of plants will be toward the center of the aquarium. No need to shine intense light on a sand border. Here is a revised rough...
Forum: DIY 02-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By prp427
LED build 240 gallon

I've been reading up on all the great LED builds on this forum and want to give it a shot. My experience with electronics, other than tinkering with computer hardware, is minimal. Here we go:
...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-24-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,309
Posted By prp427
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o0VvVcT9iuk/UIh...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o0VvVcT9iuk/UIhyPmbtvOI/AAAAAAAAAME/DNMfeM0vT7g/s128/ArnoldChopper.jpg

Cool idea, I can't wait to see it all "jungled" up!
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Posted By prp427
I've got an eheim 2126 using 2 drains (main &...

I've got an eheim 2126 using 2 drains (main & surface skimmer) and a hydor korallia 1 for added circulation. No dead spots and plenty of surface movement. If you get the grayish/clear tubing they...
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