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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-15-2009, 02:34 PM
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Posted By tacoman1423
check out craigslist, some ppl sell tanks for...

check out craigslist, some ppl sell tanks for dirt cheap
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-09-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By tacoman1423
for co2 diffusion, a rex reactor style would be...

for co2 diffusion, a rex reactor style would be the most effective.

as for the diy co2 generation, what size bottle and what kind of recipe did you use?

And as you suggested, you should take...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By tacoman1423
I dont think thats not too much CO2 at all. As...

I dont think thats not too much CO2 at all. As for the bubbles at the top, its bad only if your wanting good co2 diffusion effectiveness. Those bubbles will just release into the air wasting co2.
Forum: Fish   10-07-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By tacoman1423
dont forget to mention it helps some fish get...

dont forget to mention it helps some fish get their mojos on:hihi:
Forum: Equipment   10-07-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By tacoman1423
Also got the Green Killing Machine 9w for the GW...

Also got the Green Killing Machine 9w for the GW issue I had, solved it in 4 days. 29 g tank.
Forum: DIY   09-30-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,689
Posted By tacoman1423
how long has that lasted, the first time I tried...

how long has that lasted, the first time I tried a glass diffuser with diy 2L bottle, the steady pressure only lasted a week, after that less and less bubbles, all in all it was inconsistent.

Then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By tacoman1423
what I do is add a pinch of food daily, my pinch...

what I do is add a pinch of food daily, my pinch of food = about a little less than the size of a dime. I also turn up the temp to about 80 degrees and clean the gravel every 2 weeks.

note that...
Forum: Equipment   09-21-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By tacoman1423
walmart should have a 24oz paintball tank at...

walmart should have a 24oz paintball tank at around $30.....24oz should be around 1.5 lbs
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-20-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By tacoman1423
i've had some mts nibble holes into my crypt when...

i've had some mts nibble holes into my crypt when there wasnt any food around. It was during a new tank setup cycle
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By tacoman1423
that 25 watt should be enough for what you need....

that 25 watt should be enough for what you need. it should clear greenwater in your 55 quick and will work for the 125.

as for the exposure time, I'd leave it on all the time until your issue...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-17-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By tacoman1423
those lights are for looks and maybe good for the...

those lights are for looks and maybe good for the fish in a way. Some fishes, like guppies, "panic" when I abruptly turn off the lights to complete darkness. I have had a hand full that jumped out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-17-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,025
Posted By tacoman1423
check this link, somewhat similar to your...

check this link, somewhat similar to your situation

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/general-aquarium-plants-discussions/58504-reoccurring-bacterial-bloom.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-17-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By tacoman1423
I've developed this MTS, actually added 3 tanks...

I've developed this MTS, actually added 3 tanks to the collection this month :) bringing my tank total to 6.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,025
Posted By tacoman1423
whats your method of diffusion?

whats your method of diffusion?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By tacoman1423
cant really be sure about the fixture until you...

cant really be sure about the fixture until you can get an exact measurement, but it looks to me that the bulb size might be a 24". again hard to give advice if not specifics on the fixture. but im...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By tacoman1423
for co2 depending on the size of your wallet at...

for co2 depending on the size of your wallet at the moment, you can either invest in a pressurize system or if you cant invest in one at the moment you can go the DIY CO2 route. If you want to...
Forum: DIY   09-15-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By tacoman1423
3/16 is smaller than 1/4. did you mean 3/8? if...

3/16 is smaller than 1/4. did you mean 3/8? if so, then yea a small tube or any attachments that has a small outlet would help. This for feeding the powerhead, right?
Forum: DIY   09-15-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By tacoman1423
yup, good ol' hot glue should work. Thats what...

yup, good ol' hot glue should work. Thats what use to make sure the contact area between airline and cap is airtight
Forum: DIY   09-14-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,689
Posted By tacoman1423
if you what to increase the pressure your going...

if you what to increase the pressure your going to have to use more bottles. I currently have 4 bottles w/ bubble counter bottle pushing co2 through a glass diffuser. Although it may seem better...
Forum: Equipment   09-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By tacoman1423
looks like a tom's rapid canister filter ...

looks like a tom's rapid canister filter
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=16742

Though you just missed their summer sale, if im not mistaken it was going for $20...
Forum: Equipment   09-14-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By tacoman1423
I'm in the same boat as you. My plan was to get...

I'm in the same boat as you. My plan was to get an inert gas regulator on ebay for cheap, which I did and still waiting for it in the mail. For some reason stating that a regulator is for CO2 seems...
Forum: Algae   09-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By tacoman1423
i think thats fungus, I had it for about 3-4...

i think thats fungus, I had it for about 3-4 weeks before it started to disappear. I was ugly and it covered the exposed part of the wood but i didnt bother any plants, moss on the wood or fish. I...
Forum: DIY   09-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By tacoman1423
I think with diy co2 it would be better to go...

I think with diy co2 it would be better to go with a reactor of some sort. I would shy away from any ceramic glass diffusers if you plan on using them with diy. The main reason is that they require...
Forum: Equipment   09-14-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By tacoman1423
you can make a reactor with pvc. Here's what i...

you can make a reactor with pvc. Here's what i did to a cheap sports waterbottle. I dont have a canister filter but I do have a powerhead at rated at 160 gph which runs the reactor. so far so good...
Forum: Lighting   09-14-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,687
Posted By tacoman1423
I'd go with retro fitting for some t5's

I'd go with retro fitting for some t5's
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