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Forum: Tank Journals   02-23-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,530
Posted By leelee
can you post some specs of the tank? its looks...

can you post some specs of the tank? its looks great!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By leelee
Cryptocoryne

I've never seen crypts this color green before. It looks like they are really flourishing in there. I wonder what is causing this, you said the lights are 6500K? My crypts grow mostly brown, dark...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,845
Posted By leelee
you most likely can get away with the lighting...

you most likely can get away with the lighting you have. It's better to have moderate light versus too much! Trust me on this, you dont want to deal with algae! the general rule is 2wpg with stock...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-24-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By leelee
I’m just going to throw some ideas out there. The...

I’m just going to throw some ideas out there. The stream is opens upwards like a V. in the picture you are trying to recreate. In your actual scape you have some of the stones opposite, this creates...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By leelee
Do snails eat oily surface film?

I was happily observing my aquarium today and I noticed a snail attached upside down to the water surface like it was a solid (matrix style) and I couldn't help but wonder if he was trying to eat the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2007, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By leelee
I wish I had a LFS with planted tanks like this!

I wish I had a LFS with planted tanks like this!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2007, 09:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,312
Posted By leelee
I think you can really make something out of...

I think you can really make something out of this. I would recommend a triangle layout with all the sticks going in one direction, to the left for example. Have the sticks come out of the plants off...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,201
Posted By leelee
I like how the driftwood goes down into the...

I like how the driftwood goes down into the gravel and then you have pieces contrasting outwards into the open space. I think you should turn the main piece around, that looks like the back. Also...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By leelee
I love this brackish look. It's a freshwater...

I love this brackish look. It's a freshwater reef! The fish compliment also. Well done.
Forum: Lighting   02-13-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By leelee
Actinic lights don't do much for photosynthesis....

Actinic lights don't do much for photosynthesis. That leaves you with 65 watts left. Thats 1.18 WPG. Honestly, with a good reflector you need 1.5 WPG or better. 2 WPG with CO2. But, maybe I'm wrong....
Forum: Plants   02-13-2007, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By leelee
I don't know why the plants pearl directly after...

I don't know why the plants pearl directly after a water change. Tom Barr
advocates a higher concentration of CO2 directly on the leaves via micro bubbles creates extreme pearling. Personally I...
Forum: Equipment   02-13-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,810
Posted By leelee
I had the same problem. I turned the reactor...

I had the same problem. I turned the reactor upside down to eliminate the air build up and I still receive the same CO2 diffusion.
Forum: Equipment   02-13-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By leelee
I would buy a canister filter not because of the...

I would buy a canister filter not because of the co2 issue but because of the clean look, ease of maintenance, and quieter operation. I recommend Eheim classic or ecco. You can get it at Petsmart for...
Forum: Algae   01-30-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By leelee
Anthony, I recommend to not use the second bulb...

Anthony, I recommend to not use the second bulb at all. Do you have a powerful reflector? If you do shoot for 2 wpg.
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By leelee
Make sure to print out the online price and bring...

Make sure to print out the online price and bring it in store. They will honor the price, or at least they did for me!
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By leelee
johnson, I'm almost certain its not the...

johnson,

I'm almost certain its not the needle valve, it's the solenoid. Something about adjusting the needle valve with pressure and then removing and the adding pressure via solenoid can leave...
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2007, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By leelee
Ok, after giving it much thought, I'm going to...

Ok, after giving it much thought, I'm going to leave it on 24/7. I hope my reactor doesn't fill up with air and the fish are alive tomorrow! Thanks again.
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By leelee
maintain consistent co2 level with manual setup

I'm having trouble keeping my co2 consistent at 30ppm throughout the daytime hours. I have a manual pressurized system and I turn the co2 off at night via solenoid. My co2 levels are ranging from a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2007, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By leelee
I love this tank, it looks a lot like what I'm...

I love this tank, it looks a lot like what I'm trying to go for. I also use eco-complete but here the water is naturally 13 dKH.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-18-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By leelee
I like this tank. It looks a lot like mine. Keep...

I like this tank. It looks a lot like mine. Keep us updated.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,201
Posted By leelee
Great start. Keep us updated.

Great start. Keep us updated.
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