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Forum: DIY 04-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,471
Posted By darthmilmo
At the time, I was following the formula......

At the time, I was following the formula... switch the bottle every 4-5 days. Now I do it once a week. I'm too lazy to get 3 two litter bottles.

I'm going to be setting a 20L next. I'm also using...
Forum: DIY 04-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,471
Posted By darthmilmo
It's a 45G long.

It's a 45G long.
Forum: Plants 03-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By darthmilmo
That's exactly how I got two swords from the one...

That's exactly how I got two swords from the one I bought. Use a sharp knife, scissor to cut the root/crown in half. Plant and add root tabs. Good luck.
Forum: Plants 02-10-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 617
Posted By darthmilmo
Holly @$!#. No wonder mine keeps on growing like...

Holly @$!#. No wonder mine keeps on growing like weeds. I got 3 stems from a local planted tank keeper two weeks ago. I just did a trim and did a local RAOK because it is overtaking my tank. Mind...
Forum: Plants 02-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By darthmilmo
Thanks! I removed thay one plant that was flooded...

Thanks! I removed thay one plant that was flooded and left 2 holes for the water to drain to. Eventually, I'll fill the with sand. I'll keep on using the spray to myst and the turkey baster or...
Forum: Plants 02-09-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By darthmilmo
Help - I havr puddles of water on dry start method

I'm in day 2... everything is going great, except I'm noticing a buildup of puddles on the lowest part of the subtrate. I started draining with a paper towel, but I uprooted some plants. I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By darthmilmo
I use a python for all my water changes. I even...

I use a python for all my water changes. I even use it on my shrimp tank. Just have the prime handy for when you are done. Dose the tank to the tank capacity. It's a bit of overkill, but a good piece...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By darthmilmo
Sorry, I ran out of bioballs on my newest setup...

Sorry, I ran out of bioballs on my newest setup and subbed the lava rocks. Works like a charm.
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By darthmilmo
I have bio balls, lava rock, and sponges.

I have bio balls, lava rock, and sponges.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-08-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By darthmilmo
This is a cool piece of wood. Have you consider...

This is a cool piece of wood. Have you consider covering it with moss?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By darthmilmo
Genius Elf! I just left Petsmart. They have a...

Genius Elf! I just left Petsmart. They have a sale of Topfin submergible heaters. Time to make my own stable thermal diy co2 ... excelent tip. . Thanks
Forum: Plants 02-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By darthmilmo
Hornwort will do the trick

Hornwort will do the trick
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By darthmilmo
Tek mentions a lot of good things you can do. I...

Tek mentions a lot of good things you can do. I wanted to chip in with a couple things I learned:

1- Brewing yeast (or yeast to ferment wine) is the best ad it last longer and is more tolerant to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,488
Posted By darthmilmo
Why don't you order them online??? There are even...

Why don't you order them online??? There are even sellers in this forrum.

Anyway, plants need potassium, more so then calcium. It's like saying I don't have fresh water, I only have salt water....
Forum: Fish 02-05-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By darthmilmo
You can build a massive colony of red cherry...

You can build a massive colony of red cherry shrimp and then add some fish. Make sure you feed the fish so they don't snack on the sheimp. Neons usually stay clear of adult shrimp.
Forum: Plants 02-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,613
Posted By darthmilmo
Do you dose with excel or similar products? If...

Do you dose with excel or similar products? If so, they've been known to melt those plants. Another good example is the vals, which ended up melting on my tank. I dont have downoi, but all these...
Forum: Substrate 02-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By darthmilmo
Another way is to empty the water into a plate or...

Another way is to empty the water into a plate or bowl. This will stop the flow and prevent from dust/sand getting everywhere.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-31-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By darthmilmo
Be very careful, I tried this technique and lost...

Be very careful, I tried this technique and lost a fish that got stuck there. I wouldn't try this again, unless it's a shrimp only tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By darthmilmo
I add osmocote+ in 00 sized gel caps. Spread 4-7...

I add osmocote+ in 00 sized gel caps. Spread 4-7 inches apart. Replace every 3 months.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By darthmilmo
Google PPR pro method. It only required 20% water...

Google PPR pro method. It only required 20% water changes and daily dosage.

Here is a good thread on ferts http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1577421&postcount=37
Forum: Aquascaping 01-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By darthmilmo
Thanks for the tip Dark. I ended up using...

Thanks for the tip Dark. I ended up using silicone as I didnt read your comment ahead of time. Here is my 3 inch wall (still curing).

http://imgur.com/L4sF8HU

I'll use super glue gel to attach...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-29-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By darthmilmo
Why not get two tanks... one with just shrimo....

Why not get two tanks... one with just shrimo. The other with the mix. Once in a while, move shrimps from the shrimp tank to replenish the population
Forum: Aquascaping 01-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By darthmilmo
Will aquarium silicone work too? I'm building a...

Will aquarium silicone work too? I'm building a wall to do a terracing effect. I'm already attaching the rocks with solicone. Can I do the same with moss... just a spot of silicone here and there......
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By darthmilmo
Yikes. Those Chinese Algae Eaters start out nice,...

Yikes. Those Chinese Algae Eaters start out nice, but sometime after they reach 3 inches they become flesh eatinf demons. One of mine killed a Gourami, 2 Mystery Snails, and even a bristlenose pleco.
Forum: Fish 01-26-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By darthmilmo
I do have some yellow labs in my 45G long. There...

I do have some yellow labs in my 45G long. There is a mix of sand and flourite (sp). I have some caves for them and they also like hiding below my two giant amazon swords. I do a diy co2 and ferts. ...
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