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Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,674
Posted By Redtail84
Thanks for the info! Do you have any pictures of...

Thanks for the info! Do you have any pictures of your setup? Also, where did you get your foam?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-24-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,421
Posted By Redtail84
the one on the bottom left looks like it might be...

the one on the bottom left looks like it might be dwarf sag. I like your setup!
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-24-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,674
Posted By Redtail84
I'm really interested in this idea, and would...

I'm really interested in this idea, and would love to set up a system with this. A few questions:

What is the gph rating your pump/powerhead?
What did you use to run the outlet to the other side...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Redtail84
Agreed on the background. I added a black...

Agreed on the background. I added a black background to my tank, it made a huge difference in the whole look of it. I'm not sure quite now to put it, but the two tall pieces of driftwood are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-03-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Redtail84
October awareness

I've never posted here in the lounge, but this is near to my heart, and I wanted to get word out to others. We all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. I am no way...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-17-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,905
Posted By Redtail84
I like the look! If I may give you one piece of...

I like the look! If I may give you one piece of advice, it looks like you might have the rhizome (thick root like part where the leaves shoot off) buried on the anubias plants in the front corners. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-17-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,961
Posted By Redtail84
It works for nanos. I have a 2.5 gallon with...

It works for nanos. I have a 2.5 gallon with that potting soil capped with sand, and it is doing pretty well. One thing I can say is that whether it's 1 gallon or 100 gallons, rescaping is messy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-15-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Redtail84
The guppies, mollys, platys, and swordtails are...

The guppies, mollys, platys, and swordtails are the most common livebearers. Keep in mind that guppies can cross breed with Endlers and mollys, and platys and swordtails can cross breed with each...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-06-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Redtail84
Don't change filter cartridges. If you're using...

Don't change filter cartridges. If you're using a HOB (hang on back) filter put in floss and Bio media (or just floss) and rinse it occasionally in tank water when doing a water change.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Redtail84
Supplementing with excel

I have a 20 oz paintball co2 setup on my 20 gallon, and I always forget to monitor the gauge. I only realize the tank is empty when there are no bubbles coming out of the diffuser. It usually takes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Redtail84
if you feel like the single T5 HO is too much...

if you feel like the single T5 HO is too much light, you could always try raising it higher. the higher the light, the lower the PAR. I've also heard of people putting layers of mesh under or...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-21-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,157
Posted By Redtail84
Pictus cats are great. They like to be in...

Pictus cats are great. They like to be in groups, and they have a lot of personality.
Forum: Equipment   06-20-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By Redtail84
I use an airstone at night with my DIY CO2 to off...

I use an airstone at night with my DIY CO2 to off gas so the concentration does not build up too high.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,605
Posted By Redtail84
My Ludwigia had this problem too. I'm not 100%...

My Ludwigia had this problem too. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was due to a lack of light getting to the lower portions of the plants. I trimmed and thinned out some of my stems, and now the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-16-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
Posted By Redtail84
you could use rocks that keep your pH and...

you could use rocks that keep your pH and hardness up, and set up a shell dweller tank. i had a set up with a trio of multis, and they were great fish.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-28-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Redtail84
The best way to seal any potential leaks is with...

The best way to seal any potential leaks is with silicone. That will usually take 24 hours to fully cure. I used a wooden air stone for my DIY CO2, and it worked well, but make sure you keep it...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Redtail84
Deep Blue Heat Stiks

Has anyone used these? I've seen mixed reviews, and I can't tell if they stay on all the time, or if they turn on and off, and are just preset on temperature. I'm looking at the 7.5 watt for my 2.5...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-09-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By Redtail84
I didn't realize the airstone was your CO2...

I didn't realize the airstone was your CO2 diffusion method. That can be pretty inefficient because the bubbles are so much larger than they should be. You would probably have better luck running...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-09-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By Redtail84
+1 on the flourish. It always seems to help my...

+1 on the flourish. It always seems to help my plants perk up. Also, if you haven't yet, you migh want to look into a way to measure your CO2 levels. I use a drop checker to show me what my CO2...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,833
Posted By Redtail84
I disagree. Over the years, I've found that many...

I disagree. Over the years, I've found that many of the fish I've kept seem to enjoy the water movement. The tetras and livebearers I've kept all seem to thrive with 10 x hour turnover.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,957
Posted By Redtail84
CO2 liquids won't change your drop checker in my...

CO2 liquids won't change your drop checker in my experience. only actual CO2 injection (bubbles) will effect the drop checker. Good call on the 5# tank. I can only use a paintball due to space...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-29-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,056
Posted By Redtail84
I was going to ask the same thing. I'm having...

I was going to ask the same thing. I'm having the hardest time with that. My glosso grows like crazy, but it won't stay low like that.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,026
Posted By Redtail84
I love the big bunches of anubias in there.

I love the big bunches of anubias in there.
Forum: DIY   04-13-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By Redtail84
I've never tried them, but I've heard great...

I've never tried them, but I've heard great things about using a chopstick or a clean cigarette filter as a DIY CO2 diffuser
Forum: DIY   04-11-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 429,348
Posted By Redtail84
I assume you mean the needle valve. I do have...

I assume you mean the needle valve. I do have some issues with it. Fortunately, it seems to be kind of stuck on the setting that is about 1-2 bps which keeps my drop checker lime green to yellow. ...
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