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Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By Aquaman55g
What diffuser to use

I concur with houseofcards and most of the other responders as it really does come down to whether you like seeing the tiny CO2 bubbles whirling around your tank or prefer them to be totally...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Aquaman55g
Members thoughts on new Hydor canister filters

At some point in the near future I hope to be setting up my 55 gallon for cichlids. For filters I am planning to use an AquaClear 110 HOB and either an Eheim Ultra G160 (Model 2075) or the largest...
Forum: Algae 06-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By Aquaman55g
Thanks to all who responded to my self induced...

Thanks to all who responded to my self induced disaster posting / thread. The tank is recovering as most of the algae is gone or going away as I continue to add small amounts of Excel. Based upon...
Forum: Algae 06-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Aquaman55g
Quick light question regarding hair algae

My 125 gallon planted tank is slowly recovering from a bout with hair algae. For filters I currently have a Fluval FX6, an Aquatop CF500UV and just recently added a powerhead for better flow and...
Forum: Algae 06-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By Aquaman55g
Disaster after 1 - 2 punch method to treat hair algae

Hi all,
I recently tried to get rid of most of my hair algae in my 125 planted tank using the hydrogen peroxide followed by Excel method.
Here's what I did - I took off and emptied my Fluval FX6...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best Bio Media 4 Filter

I have used a number of these listed bio media products over time but I am becoming a convert of CerMedia Marine Pure 1 1/2 inch balls. They have an absolutely huge surface area and appear to have...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Aquaman55g
Filter selection for upcoming spring project

Now that I am down to the final tweaking as I complete the set up of my 125 gallon planted tank I am beginning the plan for my 55 gallon african cichlid tank - I am a complete newbie to this species...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Aquaman55g
CO2 issue seeking second opinion

Thanks roadmaster.
I did have that setup in the 55 gal with the CO2 going directly into the intake of my Aquaclear 110 - had no bubbles and even distribution of CO2. I was going to actually do that...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Aquaman55g
CO2 issue seeking second opinion

I have a 125 gallon planted aquarium that has been running for several weeks after combining a 55 gallon planted tank and a 40 gallon breeder planted tank. The set up is as follows: almost all of...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Aquaman55g
Just a quick Light / LED question

Since the actual spaces between the braces on my 125 gal planted aquarium measure 33.5 inches would I be better off buying 2 - 30 inch LED light fixture instead of 2 - 36 inch or one 72 inch fixture?...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best LED option

Thanks wrm130 for your input. I have also emailed BML just to see if they have ever done anything like what I am suggesting. I know that they sell manual dimmer switches so maybe being able to...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best LED option

I have nearly completed my winter project of consolidating my 55 gal and 40 gal breeder planted tanks into my used 125 gal aquarium. Almost all of the plants have been planted and some of the fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Aquaman55g
When to Begin EI Dosing of Ferts

About a week ago I set up my used 125 gallon tank having consolidated plants and some fish from my established 40 gal breeder and 55 gallon planted tanks. I also added nearly all of the Ecocomplete...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By Aquaman55g
Best source for Dragon stone

I am in the process of setting up a 125 gallon planted tank and saw a You tube unboxing video of Dragon stone purchased from ADU / daveguitarfish. Are these the same type stones as LFS lava rock? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Aquaman55g
Consolidation and tank set up question

I am planning to consolidate my 2 planted aquariums, a 55 gallon and a 40 gallon breeder into a 125 gallon tank I will be picking up at the end of the month. I am planning to use all of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Aquaman55g
Quick canister filter question

I am planning to have one big planted tank (somewhere between 120 and 150 gallons) filtered by both a Fluval FX6 and an Aquatop CF500UV. The Aquatop's output flow apparently should not be adjusted...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Aquaman55g
Aquatop flow question

I currently have an Aquatop CF-500UV canister filter running on my planted 55 gallon along with an AquaClear 110 HOB filter to get the canister filter cycled for use on a larger tank. The canister...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By Aquaman55g
Use of air stones in planted tanks

I am in the process of consolidating my 40 gal breeder and my 55 gal planted aquariums into a 125 gal to 150 gal large planted tank. My 40 gal has no CO2 just flourish and liquid micro nutrients...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Aquaman55g
Second Canister update

Thanks to responding members. I believe that I have been convinced by other input and additional research to get either the Fluval FX5 or FX6. I happened to go to a new aquarium store in my area...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Aquaman55g
Second canister filter recommendation

My next projects will be to consolidate my 40 gal breeder and 55 gal into either a 135 gal to 150 gal large planted tank on a DIY stand and to make the 55 gal my first Cichlid tank with rocks only to...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Aquaman55g
United States source of Media

I am looking for a United States source for the filter media known as BioHome which is sintered glass - purported to be the best media for growing useful bacteria! The UK source is great except that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Aquaman55g
Trying to get dosing right with Metracide

Thanks to the three members who responded. Yes I used the Glut calculator which for me mixing in a 2L bottle calls for 1154 ml of Glut (Metracide 2.6%) together with 846ml of either RO or DI so I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Aquaman55g
Trying to get dose right using Metracide 14 insteasd of Excel

I recently read that the basic carbon ingredient in Metracide 14 was better and cheaper than dosing a non CO2 planted tank with Seachem Flourish Excel. I was nearly out of Excel so I purchased a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-20-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Aquaman55g
Fert question mixed tanl

Thanks for responding Hoppy. The light fixture I have over this 40 gallon tank is a 36" inch 2 X 39 watt Deep Blue Solarmax T5HO with 6 blue LED moonlights. By the way I have one daylight and one...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Aquaman55g
Ferts question on mixed tank

I have what I term a mixed 40 gallon breeder planted tank in that it is dirt based / gravel covered and I use Flourish Excel instead of CO2 but have strong T5HO lights some 10" above the tank. I...
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