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Forum: Equipment   02-25-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By killswitch
I run both the fluval 305 and ehiem 2217 on my...

I run both the fluval 305 and ehiem 2217 on my 90g. I also have a spare 2217 but i cant use it because the pins for the locking clips kept falling out and i lost them.

While Eheim is king at...
Forum: Algae   11-26-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,384
Posted By killswitch
Green spot is usually from too much light and/or...

Green spot is usually from too much light and/or low phosphate levels.

Whats your lighting and photoperiod?.
Forum: Equipment   11-26-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,897
Posted By killswitch
I have a 90g with a Eheim 2217 on one corner and...

I have a 90g with a Eheim 2217 on one corner and a Fluval 305 on the other. Eheim is king for bio filtration but Fluval much easier for maintenance and setting up.

You might be able to get away...
Forum: Photography   11-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,364
Posted By killswitch
The Nikon 18-55mm kit lens is a cheap plastic...

The Nikon 18-55mm kit lens is a cheap plastic mount. I would personally skip it unless thats all my budget allows.

I suggest the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (Non-VC). Its about $300 brand new though. It...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-25-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,973
Posted By killswitch
o2 is quite hard to dissolve in a reactor. There...

o2 is quite hard to dissolve in a reactor. There was some air stuck on my reactor after i cleaned it out and it took hours to disappear.

I use a small airstone to gas out my tank at night. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-25-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By killswitch
According to this...

According to this (http://www.oscarfish.com/article-home/healthdisease/122-worms-in-tank.html), there are a ton of different nematode species, some can grow up to 2cm and they swim in a snake-like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-25-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By killswitch
#1 are a Nematodes, #2 is Daphnia (aka water...

#1 are a Nematodes, #2 is Daphnia (aka water fleas). They both make great live food.

They attach their eggs to pretty much anything, from driftwood to plants.
Forum: Algae   11-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By killswitch
BN plecos is a nice adidition but they can be...

BN plecos is a nice adidition but they can be messy. I find mine just rasp on driftwood most of the time and make a mountain of crapped out driftwood. Ive only ever seen them clean up diatoms.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-20-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By killswitch
The blue drops is the reagent, did it also come...

The blue drops is the reagent, did it also come with 4dkh reference solution?

You need to use the reference liquid and not tank water otherwise it wont be accurate.
Forum: Equipment   11-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By killswitch
I noticed a few reviews reporting reduced flow...

I noticed a few reviews reporting reduced flow when using the Sera 500 reactor, due to its design.
Forum: Equipment   11-19-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By killswitch
Reducing the intake flow is bad because it can...

Reducing the intake flow is bad because it can reduce the amount of water reaching the impeller. The impeller should always be run in water, never dry. If you run it dry or lacking in water, there...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By killswitch
Low maintenance fertilizing?

Hi

I have a 90g flat hex tank in my office at the moment, which i want to add more lush plants too but using the least amount of fert maintenance as possible.

I was thinking of using Osmocote...
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