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Forum: Plants 12-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Beakman
I have this same problem but for me it only...

I have this same problem but for me it only happened once the carpet got really thick.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Beakman
How many gallons per hour are all of your...

How many gallons per hour are all of your filters, powerheads, and circulation pumps pushing combined?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-29-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By Beakman
Probably just normal plant melt from moving to a...

Probably just normal plant melt from moving to a new tank. I keep blyxa japonica with trumpet snails and I barely ever see them near it. They were most likely eating the dying leaves.

When I...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Beakman
I am not claiming that for certain the hydrogen...

I am not claiming that for certain the hydrogen peroxide did not kill any nitrifying bacteria, however, neither tank that I dosed it in (including the saltwater tank with no plants and therefore no...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Beakman
I had a terrible case of both green and red slime...

I had a terrible case of both green and red slime algae in my saltwater tank, and has some pretty nasty cladophora (at least I think that was it) algae in my high tech planted tank.

I dosed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Beakman
Yes, you can keep plants without fish. Fish...

Yes, you can keep plants without fish.

Fish and fish food do add certain nutrients to the water (mainly nitrogen and phosphorous) but in any proper planted tank you would be dosing these two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Beakman
Yeah, I'll have to start doing this. Does anyone...

Yeah, I'll have to start doing this. Does anyone have any recommendations on a cheap pair of curved or wave scissors? I'm not paying the absurd $150 price tag that some places ask for a pair of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Beakman
Does anyone else have advice or experience with...

Does anyone else have advice or experience with this?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Beakman
Carpet plants forming a thick thatch and not attaching to substrate

Hey everyone!

So I've had this tank running for about 1.5 years now and have a fairly nice carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula).

I've noticed that eventually the roots of the...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By Beakman
How do you know they sell hormone fed rams?

How do you know they sell hormone fed rams?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By Beakman
"Cleaner" alternatives to dirt?

So I've been extremely successful using MGOCPM in various tanks over the years and am about to set up a new low tech tank.

In this tank, I want to use a lighter colored sand so I'm looking to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-02-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Beakman
In my experience, water tight does not even...

In my experience, water tight does not even remotely equal air tight.

Especially considering that your air is going to be very pressurized.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Beakman
Personally I'm a fan of the 20 gallon long tank. ...

Personally I'm a fan of the 20 gallon long tank.

They're short enough that most aquascaping materials you find (rocks, wood, etc) will appropriately fill the vertical space and they're long enough...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Beakman
Everyone is going to tell you to use a drop...

Everyone is going to tell you to use a drop counter and a check valve and all that, but in my experience all that does is add more points of failure.

I have been perfectly successful with a 2...
Forum: DIY 10-28-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By Beakman
I used a fluval ceramic disk diffuser with...

I used a fluval ceramic disk diffuser with various yeast CO2 setups for years and it has always worked perfectly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Beakman
Thick lush background plant that spreads by runners?

In my 20 long I have a nice carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula) and about 3/4ths of the way back I have wall to wall rocks. Behind the rocks there is a 3-4 inch area where I currently...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Beakman
Co2 diffuser placed under canister filter intake?

Over the past couple of months I've been experimenting with the placement of my ceramic co2 diffuser.

I have 2 two liter bottles of DIY co2 on a 20 gallon tank and I'm trying to place the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Beakman
You shouldn't need to treat your water...

You shouldn't need to treat your water beforehand.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think chlorine is actually one of the elements plants use to grow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Beakman
I did this in the middle of my dry start for...

I did this in the middle of my dry start for about 8 days and everything was fine. I saw some pretty good growth when I got back as well.

All I did was mist the tank a little extra before I left,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Beakman
After a little more research (and looking at a...

After a little more research (and looking at a ton of AGA aquascaping contest entries) it seems to be consistent that the type of hairgrass I'm looking for is Eleocharis Vivipara.

It's the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By Beakman
Tall hairgrass?

I have a carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula) in my tank. I put in a substrate divider so that I can have a background of a taller hairgrass.

I initially thought this would be a very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Beakman
Creating a slope in an established, carpeted tank?

So I have a 20 gallon long that has a full carpet of dwarf hairgrass. The slope towards the back of the tank isn't nearly steep enough for my liking.

I have plenty of substrate left that I can...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-30-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Beakman
First attempt at iwagumi esque scape. Feedback/criticism please!

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/4895/iza6.jpg

The biggest problem I have with it is that I didn't make the slope towards the back tall enough. If you look at the tank from a sitting position it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Beakman
About to flood my first DSM, what do I need to know? (pics!)

This is a 20 long with MGOCPM capped with black floramax. I planted Dwarf Hairgrass (eleocharis parvula from petsmart) about 2 months ago.

1 week after planting. top down view:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Beakman
What kind of wood is in this blackwater tank?

I used to run a blackwater tank with just locally found driftwood and I've been planning on setting up another one using manzanita, but I just came across this video and absolutely love the wood in...
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