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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By Waters
There is actually a huge thread related to this...

There is actually a huge thread related to this called BioFilm or something along those lines. I was able to totally remedy it by purchasing and installing a surface skimmer. The only problem that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,007
Posted By Waters
The price tag is the sole reason I am not doing...

The price tag is the sole reason I am not doing another saltwater reef tank. Anytime I go to the LFS and see $2.00 freshwater fish next to tanks of saltwater fish, some of them costing over $100 a...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,475
Posted By Waters
I would continue what you have done on the right...

I would continue what you have done on the right side all the way across the tanks and remove (or greatly reduce) the rocks on the left.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Waters
I just have a custom canopy over my 26g bowfront....

I just have a custom canopy over my 26g bowfront. I don't have any issues with fish jumping or excessive evaporation. I do weekly water changes anyways so the little that is lost each week is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,842
Posted By Waters
I bought the spray bar kit to reduce flow. I...

I bought the spray bar kit to reduce flow. I have the Filstar XL-S on a 26 gallon tank and the attachments that came with it were too strong. The spray bar (with valve flow control) allowed me to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Waters
There is actually a large thread dedicated to...

There is actually a large thread dedicated to this in Fertilizers and Water parameters called biofilm problems (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=210506).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Waters
Don't know if it is possible with your setup, but...

Don't know if it is possible with your setup, but I use a flourescent light that I plug into a seperate outlet and just lay it across the top of the tank while I am doing any maintenance.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Waters
I have never done a water change without shutting...

I have never done a water change without shutting the filter down....regardless of how small or how big.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Waters
Actually all the fish in there can be aggressive....

Actually all the fish in there can be aggressive. The Tiger barbs are known fin nippers and the Rainbow sharks can get aggressive as they mature.....unfortunately you already know about the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-08-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Waters
I personally would add some type of hardscape and...

I personally would add some type of hardscape and a lot more plants. I am sure eventually yours will grow and fill in buy I am too impatient :smile:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Waters
Yes, it is true that some species of plants will...

Yes, it is true that some species of plants will go into transplant shock and shed leaves. It takes time for them to adjust to the new water conditions. As long as the plant isn't melting leave it...
Forum: Fish 02-06-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,062
Posted By Waters
They actually have a whole inventory of local...

They actually have a whole inventory of local cold water fish (Walleye, smallmouth, largemouth, perch, musky, pike, etc.)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,504
Posted By Waters
Yes, the skimmer is connected to an external...

Yes, the skimmer is connected to an external filter. The effiency is outstanding....I have zero film on the surface since installing (several weeks now). I don't believe there are any freshwater...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,504
Posted By Waters
Here you go.......

Here you go.......
Forum: Aquascaping 01-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
No, it is unfortunately manufactured (bought at...

No, it is unfortunately manufactured (bought at Petsmart). Every once in a while it gets covered in green algae but between my Bristlenose and my (somewhat) good balance of nutrients/lighting to...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-31-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
Actually I am on the fence regarding the...

Actually I am on the fence regarding the bowfront. I custom built the canopy which ended up being more difficult then it should have been due to the curve. It is also much harder to fit multiple...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-28-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
Again, thanks for the compliments and...

Again, thanks for the compliments and suggestions. I will look into the Dwarf Tiger Lotus.....I haven't seen them at my LFS so I may have to purchase online.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-28-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
I would like to but I don't think my lighting is...

I would like to but I don't think my lighting is strong enough to sustain one. The plants in the front (Lobelia cardinalis) were actually partially red when I planted them....due to the lack of...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-22-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
Thanks guys.....it is hard to believe there are 9...

Thanks guys.....it is hard to believe there are 9 fish in there...everybody is hiding lol.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By Waters
My planted 26g bowfront

Please post suggestions or comments...always looking to improve.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,504
Posted By Waters
I re-installed the Tom's Surface skimmer that I...

I re-installed the Tom's Surface skimmer that I had previously installed (and removed due to it being so large and unsightly in a 26g). I modified it by removing the ugly black hose and replacing it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,504
Posted By Waters
The film in my tank actually has nothing to do...

The film in my tank actually has nothing to do with the fish food. It seems anytime I add new live plants to the tank the film gets bad for several weeks. It was almost completely gone until I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Waters
I have never taken off the hoses in the 6 months...

I have never taken off the hoses in the 6 months that it has been running.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By Waters
I am running the same filter on a 26 and actually...

I am running the same filter on a 26 and actually had to install a valve regulator with a spray bar to slow down the flow. You may just have a defective filter. I am running 4 pads plus the bio...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By Waters
They sell a few that are listed as aquatic but...

They sell a few that are listed as aquatic but aren't.....the Peacock Fern being one of them. You just have to be careful and know the species you are buying.
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