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Forum: Fish   03-22-2011, 07:32 AM
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Posted By TheRac25
just bware there is a super ich strain out there...

just bware there is a super ich strain out there that can suvive the higher temp, just something to be aware of incase you dont see it going away after a week at 85++
Forum: Equipment   03-22-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,078
Posted By TheRac25
75 seems small for a happy discus, just imo

75 seems small for a happy discus, just imo
Forum: Equipment   04-13-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By TheRac25
diatoms typically comes with new tanks dirty...

diatoms typically comes with new tanks dirty tanks or tanks where the bacteria recently had a problem, are you sure its not one of these before you go off making things complicated for yourself?
Forum: Equipment   04-12-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By TheRac25
the black pad is carbon you're supposed to remove...

the black pad is carbon you're supposed to remove after the filter has been established or it can leech stuff back into the water
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By TheRac25
Red Nesea is probly the slowest growing plant you...

Red Nesea is probly the slowest growing plant you will ever find
Forum: Fish   03-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,246
Posted By TheRac25
thats ich! thats untreated ich! ...

thats ich!



thats untreated ich!


take care, there is a "super ich" that survives heat, not trying to scare you!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-30-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By TheRac25
helps if you look at the top of the tube looking...

helps if you look at the top of the tube looking down through it with a piece of paper under it
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-30-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By TheRac25
216w t5ho on a 55, plants are probably...

216w t5ho on a 55, plants are probably compensating by producing less chlorophyll. "bleaching"

"At constant temperature, the rate of carbon assimilation varies with irradiance, initially...
Forum: Lighting   03-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By TheRac25
yep blue light promotes vegetative growth and...

yep blue light promotes vegetative growth and shorter inter-node spacing and penetrates deeper into the tank, i dunno where this rumor got started about them being no use for planted tanks, and the...
Forum: Lighting   03-30-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By TheRac25
no you want circulation 10x+ turnover, 55G this...

no you want circulation 10x+ turnover, 55G this means 550 gph
Forum: Lighting   03-30-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By TheRac25
i wouldn't waste my time with obsolete t12, 4x...

i wouldn't waste my time with obsolete t12, 4x 39w t5's maybe 6x
Forum: Lighting   03-29-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By TheRac25
you really need a drop checker, the kh/ph formula...

you really need a drop checker, the kh/ph formula is not accurate MOST of the time.
low o2 -> plants take long a time to pearl/low pearling, air stone/hob/powerhead surface agitation overnight when...
Forum: Lighting   03-29-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By TheRac25
youre gonna have to clean the top glass weekly to...

youre gonna have to clean the top glass weekly to prevent the buildup from etching the glass permanantly. also you already have high light.

no pearling could mean alot of things, from low o2 to...
Forum: Algae   03-29-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By TheRac25
Just fyi, as far as the hygros go, "Narrow Leaf...

Just fyi, as far as the hygros go, "Narrow Leaf Giant Hygro" is not one of the very fast ones. some fast growers I've had experience with, Blyxa jp, Rotala rotundifolia and Bacopa monnieri not in any...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-27-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By TheRac25
The stuff collecting in your reactor that comes...

The stuff collecting in your reactor that comes later in the day is mostly oxygen. You can venturi it or dont worry about it.
Forum: Lighting   03-26-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By TheRac25
yeah you might be able to fit about 3 of the...

yeah you might be able to fit about 3 of the fully grown amazon swords in there (large type)
Forum: Lighting   03-26-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By TheRac25
the bubbles are only bad if yorue injecting co2,...

the bubbles are only bad if yorue injecting co2, otherwise they actualy help replenish co2, are you fertilizing? are you sure its not diatoms on the moss?
Forum: Lighting   03-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By TheRac25
i think a 150 MH over a 45 would be great if...

i think a 150 MH over a 45 would be great if youre trying to mass produce algea pellets for your plecos in other tanks, otherwise i want to say ~4x t5no with good reflectors.
Forum: Lighting   03-26-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,100
Posted By TheRac25
im running 3x t5ho over a 75 raised 28 inches off...

im running 3x t5ho over a 75 raised 28 inches off the bottom and acording to this im right in the middle of high light! be careful with a 4 light fixture!...
Forum: Algae   03-24-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,861
Posted By TheRac25
yeah that seems like alot of light on a 55

yeah that seems like alot of light on a 55
Forum: Plants   03-22-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By TheRac25
trim all the roots off or they will just rot in...

trim all the roots off or they will just rot in your substrate
Forum: Lighting   03-22-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By TheRac25
I think half that light would still be high light.

I think half that light would still be high light.
Forum: Lighting   03-19-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,633
Posted By TheRac25
I realy like this, lower the light -> plants...

I realy like this, lower the light -> plants compensate with more chlorophyll -> plants look greener therefore look better. and less algea less power consumed less worry
Forum: Fish   03-17-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By TheRac25
I have heard of tempreture resistant strains...

I have heard of tempreture resistant strains popping up recently, take care! maybe just hearsay, i have only one experiance with ich.
Forum: Plants   03-17-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By TheRac25
watch out for the surface leaves too, if you se...

watch out for the surface leaves too, if you se one clip it before the plant finds out where the surface is
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