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Forum: Algae 06-14-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By akos
As others have said, steady and maybe a bit more...

As others have said, steady and maybe a bit more CO2 would help. Also you have to trim , trim and trim to get rid of this algae. I had good luck with dosing Flourish Excel, it made my BBA disappear...
Forum: Ponds 06-08-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,350
Posted By akos
WOW your place sounds awesome , especially for...

WOW your place sounds awesome , especially for Manhattan.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By akos
Yes, this will change the driftwood that you have...

Yes, this will change the driftwood that you have in your tank. :icon_eek:

But seriously, as long as the other driftwood is appropriate for tank use it should not make a difference. I guess it...
Forum: Substrate 05-26-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,803
Posted By akos
I have very soft water so raising the KH & GH was...

I have very soft water so raising the KH & GH was a good thing for me, but as others have said its only temporary. I changed from pea gravel to eco and I really like it. Here is a picture as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-25-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By akos
I just started doing that since I have a garden...

I just started doing that since I have a garden now. I figured it cannot be bad, plus I don't waste more water than I have to. So far I have not noticed increased growth though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By akos
Really cool. I'm sure his wife appreciates all...

Really cool. I'm sure his wife appreciates all those hours spent on it :)

I wish I could build something like that myself, too bad I don't have half the skills required to pull it off.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By akos
Can't you just get some blue tarp or other...

Can't you just get some blue tarp or other plastic sheeting used to cover floor/furniture during painting and cover the tanks while leaving the equipment plugged in? Why do you have to turn off your...
Forum: Algae 05-23-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By akos
Hey, There is already a thread on BBA &...

Hey,

There is already a thread on BBA & Excel. I can tell you from personal experience it worked really well for me, I put in the recommended starting dose and overdosed the tank for a few days....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 49,690
Posted By akos
Nice journal and a cool project. Good luck.

Nice journal and a cool project. Good luck.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By akos
If you are growing lots of algae you can prob....

If you are growing lots of algae you can prob. reduce your lighting period to say 10hrs. Also , K is essential for plant growth so make sure you add some.

What substrate are you using? I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By akos
You didn't mention what kind of substrate you are...

You didn't mention what kind of substrate you are using. If you could post a picture of your setup it would probably be helpful.

Not sure about needing more ferts, if your data on the water...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2006, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By akos
Talking Never used a diatom filter so i cannot comment on...

Never used a diatom filter so i cannot comment on that. I do have a 9W turbo twist that I ordered after my greenwater outbreak and I love it. It cleaned up the greenwater in a few days and the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-10-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By akos
I have the 10" foreceps, I like them and the...

I have the 10" foreceps, I like them and the price is right. YMMV
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-19-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,198
Posted By akos
SUNY Binghamton '96 BS. Biology Not at all...

SUNY Binghamton '96 BS. Biology

Not at all using my degree, unless aquariums count, employed in IT.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-19-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By akos
Great article! Has anyone on this board ever...

Great article! Has anyone on this board ever gotten sick from their fish tank, or perhaps we wouldn't even realize the cause if we did. I guess I'll take it with a grain of salt, but I'll make sure...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-17-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 264,271
Posted By akos
Pretty large pupils you got there mr.

Pretty large pupils you got there mr.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,562
Posted By akos
Not sure about the lights, but I would definitely...

Not sure about the lights, but I would definitely rinse that flourite, otherwise everytime you re-arrange you will get that cloudy mess. IMO.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By akos
According to Eheim, it is not possible for the...

According to Eheim, it is not possible for the filters to have reduced flow due to a mechanical problem , its either moving water at the same rate or not at all. I would double check to make sure the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By akos
No personal experience with it, but I heard/read...

No personal experience with it, but I heard/read that you should not remove the brace b/c it is needed for structural support.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By akos
When I used my Eheim 2215 with DIY CO2, my...

When I used my Eheim 2215 with DIY CO2, my canister did make a lot more noise than usual. Though this could be because the bubbles weren't small enough before they entered the filter. After I...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 92,703
Posted By akos
Pimp #180 Ok, so I've already had a 2215 on...

Pimp #180

Ok, so I've already had a 2215 on my 46g bf tank, which powers my AM1000 and it has been working great, though flow could have been a bit stronger. My dad gave me the tank about 4yrs ago...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,356
Posted By akos
You would have to convert from ppm to german...

You would have to convert from ppm to german degrees. That is done by multiplying ppm X 0.056. It is actually on the instruction booklet for the test kit.

In your case 70*.056 = 3.92

3.92 being...
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,239
Posted By akos
Very cool, thank you for posting this.

Very cool, thank you for posting this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By akos
I'm in NYC my KH out of the tap is 10ppm , very...

I'm in NYC my KH out of the tap is 10ppm , very low. I used to add baking soda to up the KH, but since I switched to Eco Complet my KH has been around 80ppm without adding baking soda.
Forum: DIY 01-03-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By akos
Cool DIY Canopy for 46G Bow Front

Hello,

Does anyone have any good plans for a DIY project to build a canopy to a bow front aquarium? I thought I saw a really good plan on this board, maybe it wasn't for a bow front , but it did...
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