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Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By Mark Allred
I just bought an AC 70 two days ago from my local...

I just bought an AC 70 two days ago from my local Petco. I paid $55.$35 is a smoking deal! The 70 is much more robust than the 50 it replaced. Hard to beat the ease of maintenance of an Aquaclear!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Mark Allred
Once you get your CO2 level up, you should see a...

Once you get your CO2 level up, you should see a difference in a week or two, Take pH readings to see where your CO2 level is.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By Mark Allred
I usually buy mine from Ace hardware. They...

I usually buy mine from Ace hardware.
They mostly sell their vinyl tubing in two different wall thicknesses.
Sounds like you got the thinner stuff...
Home Depot has a horrible assortment of...
Forum: Plants 12-09-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Mark Allred
OK, I looked these up and the color is close, but...

OK, I looked these up and the color is close, but the leaf shape is not?
http://plantsrescue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Ammannia-gracilis.jpg
Forum: Plants 12-09-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Mark Allred
Need an ID on this plant

I picked this plant up at the new local Petco. It wasn't tagged, and I have no idea what is is... some sort of Ludwigia? :confused1:...
Forum: DIY 12-08-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By Mark Allred
I kept mine simple. Water heater is in a closet...

I kept mine simple. Water heater is in a closet next to the fish room.
I teed into the WH cold water inlet to a large needle valve, poly tubing tubing to then smaller valves into the sump on one...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mark Allred
Your CO2 reactor is not Rena. It is a Sera Flore...

Your CO2 reactor is not Rena. It is a Sera Flore 1000. I have been running one on my 125 gallon for 2 years, with an unsealed 1100 gph wet/dry filter. I really like it.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Mark Allred
I am running a Sera 1000 on my 125, and love it....

I am running a Sera 1000 on my 125, and love it. Has to work hard, as I also run a large wet/dry. I use a Rex Griggs style on my 65H, and am not very impressed with it. Worked O.K. for a year or...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Mark Allred
Most of the AC filters have a cam on the bottom...

Most of the AC filters have a cam on the bottom of the filter reservoir allowing you to adjust the angle it hangs at. If the filter is somewhat plugged, and the top is not tipped in towards the tank...
Forum: DIY 10-05-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Mark Allred
I set up a continuous water change system for my...

I set up a continuous water change system for my two bigger tanks 14 months ago, and couldn't be more pleased!
My tanks are drilled and sumped, so this was cheap and easy to do.
I filter...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Mark Allred
Aponogeton madagascariensis question

Several months ago I received a very small bulb with two 1 inch long leaves.
The leaves disappeared in a few days, and I never pulled the bulb out of the substrate.
A couple of days ago I see the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Mark Allred
Need to reconstitute softened water

We need to reconstitute my friend's softened tap water for her 75 gallon aquarium.
Bypassing the system is probably not an option. I know Gh can be reconstituted with CaSO4.
My concern here is...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By Mark Allred
Currently running 3 planted aquariums. ...

Currently running 3 planted aquariums.

Photo-period: 11.5 hours (1/2 hour each end, ramping sunrise/sunset)
Tank type: Medium tech
Tank Size: 125g (72X18X22)
Light Fixture: 56 LED Cree 6...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Mark Allred
Hi Jennifer Check my journal also. Lots of...

Hi Jennifer
Check my journal also. Lots of different ways to go on a big tank 😃
Forum: Plants 07-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Mark Allred
There are very many species of Cladophora. Rest...

There are very many species of Cladophora. Rest assured the algae pictured is not a torn apart "marimo ball". It can become invasive. I removed as much of mine as I could manually, and killed the...
Forum: Plants 07-12-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Mark Allred
That looks to me like Cladophora, this is not...

That looks to me like Cladophora, this is not something you probably want in an aquarium. Rub it between your fingers, if it leaves a pungent smell, it is Cladophora.
Forum: Algae 07-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Mark Allred
Test strips are possibly not very accurate. Do...

Test strips are possibly not very accurate. Do you have access to a liquid reagent test kit?
Forum: Algae 07-08-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Mark Allred
Do you know what specs are on your hard water? ...

Do you know what specs are on your hard water?
Looking up one of your other posts, I see GH - 0, kH 300 (16.75), and 8.4 pH on your softened water? Those are a little disturbing.

My water is...
Forum: Algae 07-08-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Mark Allred
OK, bear with me :) I have never used DIY CO2,...

OK, bear with me :)
I have never used DIY CO2, I have a tank, but I remember reading a post sometime ago, where someone had an imbalance in their DIY setup, and were dumping yeast? or whatever into...
Forum: Algae 07-07-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By Mark Allred
I am suspecting it is coming from your DIY CO2...

I am suspecting it is coming from your DIY CO2...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Mark Allred
I kept the sump for my 125 fairly simple. I built...

I kept the sump for my 125 fairly simple. I built this using a 20 gallon long.
The lower compartment is filled with bio balls, the top tray uses a 11" X 17" washable filter pad....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By Mark Allred
My 40" tall home built tank stand with 24" tall...

My 40" tall home built tank stand with 24" tall aquarium. Frame is built with 2X2 and 1X2 steel square tube.
I made the footprint a bit larger for better stability. It is very stable. :)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Mark Allred
Here is a photo, roughly 36" X 18" X 25" tall. :)...

Here is a photo, roughly 36" X 18" X 25" tall. :)
http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd330/mdallred/021_zps433524b6.jpg (http://s528.photobucket.com/user/mdallred/media/021_zps433524b6.jpg.html)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By Mark Allred
Love my 65 High! same footprint as a 40 B.

Love my 65 High!
same footprint as a 40 B.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Mark Allred
I have had great success with Rio pumps, myself. ...

I have had great success with Rio pumps, myself.
Pretty inexpensive compared to most others.
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