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Forum: Lighting 01-29-2014, 05:23 PM
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Posted By isu712
1. The PC will be great for low light plants ...

1. The PC will be great for low light plants
2. Not many others, I would stick with the low light plants
3. Get the 6500K daylight. That 50/50 is half actinic and won't contribute to plant...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By isu712
Some pictures and water parameters would be a...

Some pictures and water parameters would be a huge help in diagnosing your problems.
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By isu712
pH and CO2 level are related, but I can't give...

pH and CO2 level are related, but I can't give you any specific values for the pH of your tank water. There are too many variables and other compounds in the water that could buffer the pH. This is...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By isu712
Agitate the water to get more gas exchange. If it...

Agitate the water to get more gas exchange. If it doesn't drop after that then either your 4dkh solution or indicator is bad.

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Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By isu712
A yellow reading on the drop checker means that...

A yellow reading on the drop checker means that your CO2 is too high, so like xmas_one said, it's doing what it's supposed to.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By isu712
Wisteria perhaps?

Wisteria perhaps?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,287
Posted By isu712
Cut down on your feeding. If you're feeding...

Cut down on your feeding. If you're feeding twice a day, cut it back to once, or if you're feeding daily cut it back to every other day. Pond snail populations generally explode if you're...
Forum: Fish 03-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By isu712
How big are the tadpoles? I think that most fish...

How big are the tadpoles? I think that most fish will eat anything that they can fit in their mouths, unless it can fight back.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By isu712
You're not going to be able to do medium-high...

You're not going to be able to do medium-high light level plants and not run CO2. You will just end up with an algae farm on your hands.

As far as the bulbs you're looking at; one of each in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By isu712
I had something like that happen a while back in...

I had something like that happen a while back in a 5.5 gallon dwarf cray tank. As best I could figure a mineral had precipitated out of the water. I'm not sure on this, but I did lose my crays...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By isu712
How long has the tank been set up for? Is it...

How long has the tank been set up for? Is it possible that the HC is converting from an emmersed form to a submerged form?
Forum: Lighting 02-29-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By isu712
Why not just shift the hours so that the lights...

Why not just shift the hours so that the lights turn on when you're home?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-22-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,961
Posted By isu712
Why not get rid of the tees all together and...

Why not get rid of the tees all together and replace them with elbows so all the flow goes through the sterilizer?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By isu712
I don't have experience with wet/dry sumps, but...

I don't have experience with wet/dry sumps, but my guess is that your problem is contact time between the CO2 bubbles and the water. Do you see bubbles coming out of your return? This would be...
Forum: Plants 02-22-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By isu712
The fuzz on the roots are probably just root...

The fuzz on the roots are probably just root hairs. They are common on a lot of plants. They help increase the surface area of roots so they can absorb more nutrients. Shouldn't be anything to...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,431
Posted By isu712
I've used Novaqua plus and it works fine.

I've used Novaqua plus and it works fine.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-15-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By isu712
I've used zip ties to attach anubias to driftwood...

I've used zip ties to attach anubias to driftwood before. They make them in a green color so they blend in better, plus they are made of plastic so rusting is not a concern. I then cut them off...
Forum: Algae 02-14-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By isu712
Use a syringe. Search hydrogen peroxide dosing...

Use a syringe. Search hydrogen peroxide dosing for how much.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,431
Posted By isu712
It does a great job of removing stuff, but if you...

It does a great job of removing stuff, but if you use it you may need to add more nitrates than if you weren't using, but it's not going to remove all of the nitrates, so it still works well. I use...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,431
Posted By isu712
I think some people recommend not using it in...

I think some people recommend not using it in saltwater tanks because it has been treated with bleach, but if the directions are followed, and a suitable dechlorinator is used that shouldn't be a...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,431
Posted By isu712
You must use "The Bag." Other media holders will...

You must use "The Bag." Other media holders will not have a fine enough mesh and you will lose your purigen.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By isu712
^+1. I did a similar changeover a while back. ...

^+1. I did a similar changeover a while back. Mostly you just need to replace your substrate to a more plant friendly one. Keep an eye on your ammonia levels for a while because they can creep up...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By isu712
I'd recommend that you research the parts you...

I'd recommend that you research the parts you need, then ask.
Forum: DIY 01-18-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By isu712
Why not get one of these: surface skimmer...

Why not get one of these:

surface skimmer (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=12703)

I have one in my tank and it works great hooked up to either a powerhead or the...
Forum: Plants 01-12-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By isu712
Ordered plants for this tank. I'll be setting it...

Ordered plants for this tank. I'll be setting it up soon and starting a build thread.
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