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Forum: Equipment 07-31-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By chrisuf2000
I looked/am looking at that system too but I...

I looked/am looking at that system too but I think it mainly comes down to what size tank you have and how often you want to be filling it. I'm looking at a larger paint ball tank or possibly trying...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,045
Posted By chrisuf2000
on your suggestion for getting some fast growing...

on your suggestion for getting some fast growing "clean up" plants, what might those be? Is that like anacharis and/or hornwort?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By chrisuf2000
is dosing with Excel a substitute to CO2? I have...

is dosing with Excel a substitute to CO2? I have purchased Excel and have been using it for the last three weeks the new tank has been set up with the fancier substrate (eco complete) and I don't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By chrisuf2000
I have a 29 gallon biocube tank (the newest...

I have a 29 gallon biocube tank (the newest iteration) that has the back chamber that's filled with bio balls in it right now for biological filtration. At the top of that chamber is the filter...
Forum: DIY 07-30-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By chrisuf2000
Do you think a 20oz tank is large enough? Or...

Do you think a 20oz tank is large enough? Or should I be trying to get a larger cylinder? The tank is 29 gallons.
Forum: DIY 07-30-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By chrisuf2000
Neat pic. Now how much does that regulator and...

Neat pic. Now how much does that regulator and pressure gauge cost? that's an electronic solenoid too, right? that system seems pretty simple. Tank looks big.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-30-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By chrisuf2000
what shrimp are you using as cleaners? RCS or...

what shrimp are you using as cleaners? RCS or Amanos or just any of them in general?
Forum: Fish 07-30-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By chrisuf2000
LOL!! that's pretty funny if that's really what...

LOL!! that's pretty funny if that's really what it is. my wife and mother-in-law will find that amusing. Since we just added the three larger guppies (my son wanted them because of their bright...
Forum: Fish 07-30-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By chrisuf2000
[QUOTE=Indychus;3933378]If you're doing a pair of...

[QUOTE=Indychus;3933378]If you're doing a pair of dwarf gourami, be careful because a pair of males can be really aggressive towards one another. Give them plenty of plants to break line of sight...
Forum: DIY 07-29-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By chrisuf2000
Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking the same...

Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking the same thing about DIY. I like the idea and cost factor of it but I can also see how messing with the mix may get old among other things I have to do. would a...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By chrisuf2000
my vote would be two Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami. I...

my vote would be two Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami. I think their coloring looks great and they're peaceful with everyone. I think that's what I'm going with for my 29 gallon tank I just set up once I...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By chrisuf2000
Endler's Livebearer picking on yellow tux guppies??

does anyone know if it would be normal for an Endler's Livebearer to chase around/pick on a larger yellow tux (or something similar) guppy? I have five Endler's in a 29 gallon tank and added three...
Forum: Algae 07-29-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By chrisuf2000
Thanks Dan. I bought one additional oto today...

Thanks Dan. I bought one additional oto today and the LFS is getting more in on Weds. Plus, I have 10 nerite snails coming later in the week. Sounds like even before that though I'm going to have...
Forum: Algae 07-28-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By chrisuf2000
Will the blackout kill the brown and hair algae??...

Will the blackout kill the brown and hair algae??

And does anyone think running a few small lunar blue LEDs at night on the tank has any negative effect?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By chrisuf2000
Is that okay though for the fish? That's on the...

Is that okay though for the fish? That's on the higher side and I know that can be bad. Although my Otto seems to be going fine as are the other fish. I just get nervous that u need to get it down...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By chrisuf2000
Thanks I just noticed that!

Thanks I just noticed that!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By chrisuf2000
you have good success on a planted tank without...

you have good success on a planted tank without CO2 though? If so, do you mind giving some of your parameters? I'm not trying to grow plants at lightning speed or raise them to sell them? I just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-28-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chrisuf2000
It was definitely covered. It was an Eclipse...

It was definitely covered. It was an Eclipse little bowfront tank; 6 gallon I believe. And even if they did I checked behind the dresser it was on and there were no casualties dried up behind it. ...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By chrisuf2000
Thanks for the input. I was looking at the...

Thanks for the input. I was looking at the pressurized systems but I can't afford these couple/few hundred dollar systems anytime soon. I also looked at the sub $100 ones for a tank like my size...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-28-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chrisuf2000
I would certainly do that but I'm thinking it...

I would certainly do that but I'm thinking it would need to be someone local to me since it's not worth shipping cost for the little guy. The LFS gave a few of them to me free for our little tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By chrisuf2000
different types of rocks and affect on ph

is there somewhere that you can figure out if rocks that you have in an aquarium are having an effect on your ph? I have eco complete substrate, some driftwood, and plants in the tank and my ph...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-28-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By chrisuf2000
right now I have brown algae that's getting on...

right now I have brown algae that's getting on the plants, glass, substrate, etc. Plus now I've added some hair algae. I'm going to dial back the lights some for the hair algae but I was hoping to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By chrisuf2000
do you think it's something thought that in a low...

do you think it's something thought that in a low tech tank with moderate lighting and eco complete substrate can be substituted for CO2 injection? Or no matter what it's only a supplement to the...
Forum: Algae 07-28-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By chrisuf2000
so the brown algae is still there and coming back...

so the brown algae is still there and coming back but now I've started to add hair algae on the plants. I've done little water changes after cleaning the glass and I've lightly gravel vac'd the...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By chrisuf2000
DIY CO2 kit online

has anyone bought the DIY kits that are sold on fleabay that have those screw on caps with the pressure gauge piped and the line for it too? It looks like they're under $30.
If you're new to CO2...
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