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Forum: Equipment 08-06-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Axelrodi202
PlantedRich, that makes a lot of sense. I'll have...

PlantedRich, that makes a lot of sense. I'll have to give that valve a good check.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Axelrodi202
I have checked the various regulator connections,...

I have checked the various regulator connections, though I will check for leaks around the glass or back of the meter as PlantedRich mentioned.

By the tank-mounted shut off are you referring to...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Axelrodi202
Diffusion is through an Ista Mix Max reactor. It...

Diffusion is through an Ista Mix Max reactor. It seems to work pretty well. I do have a decent amount of surface agitation, but so does my aforementioned friend...

It wouldn't be a problem with...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Axelrodi202
CO2 cylinder short life

I seem to be having some problems with my CO2 running out early. I have a 120 gallon high tech tank, and run the CO2 as high as the fish will take it (no drop checker). I had started last year with a...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Axelrodi202
Thanks for all the input. Hopefully given the...

Thanks for all the input. Hopefully given the tank's size future ammonia spikes won't be much of an issue.

Also, the packaging is a bit vague. When it says to dose every three days, that means...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Axelrodi202
Luckily the tank has no invertebrates (not even...

Luckily the tank has no invertebrates (not even pond or ramshorn snails). Did you have any issues with the algae recurring afterwards?
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Axelrodi202
No one?

No one?
Forum: Algae 07-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Axelrodi202
Algaefix for Spirogyra

I have a spirogyra outbreak in my 4' 120 with the following specs

MTS substrate capped w/ quartz sand (similar to 3M)
2 Marineland Aquatic Plant LEDs + 1 Monster Ray (on for 7 hours)
Dosing...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Axelrodi202
I don't plan on doing much DIY - the pumps will...

I don't plan on doing much DIY - the pumps will be from Bulk Reef Supply. What specific models of timers from Amazon would you recommend?
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Axelrodi202
Digital timers

What are some good models of digital timers that can be programmed with short intervals (one minute) to be used with autodosing pumps?
Forum: Fish 07-06-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Axelrodi202
How'd you pull it off? I've always thought the...

How'd you pull it off? I've always thought the big cichlids are beautiful but the plant-killing reputation they have is off-putting.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By Axelrodi202
I ended a terrible two-month-long BGA outbreak...

I ended a terrible two-month-long BGA outbreak with erythromycin. I dosed as instructed for 5 days and did a blackout as well. Afterwards I did a water change and removed as much visible BGA as...
Forum: Plants 06-30-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By Axelrodi202
When I used to grow vals they did fine with...

When I used to grow vals they did fine with Excel. As long as the growing conditions are otherwise suitable (good light and hard water) they'll be fine.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Axelrodi202
As long as they get enough to eat and have stable...

As long as they get enough to eat and have stable water parameters they should be fine
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By Axelrodi202
The inclusion of dilophosaurs in a Lego set...

The inclusion of dilophosaurs in a Lego set (along with the boys in the gyrosphere) led many fans to believe they would be in a scene with the boys in the restricted area, especially since the other...
Forum: Fish 06-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Axelrodi202
I definitely recommend local clubs. They're great...

I definitely recommend local clubs. They're great places to get interesting species for better prices than what most commercial sellers charge.
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Axelrodi202
Nanjenshan?

Nanjenshan?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Axelrodi202
If you don't cut back your lights and ferts to...

If you don't cut back your lights and ferts to compensate you'll see all sorts of algae.
Forum: Plants 03-16-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By Axelrodi202
If your water has been through a water softener...

If your water has been through a water softener it's not a good idea to use it for fish tanks. Most tap water softeners simply replace calcium and magnesium with sodium, which is not a natural water...
Forum: Plants 03-16-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By Axelrodi202
Water hardness is important for vals. In hard...

Water hardness is important for vals. In hard water they are like aquatic herpes; in soft water they don't do very much.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Axelrodi202
Starting with healthy moss is important -...

Starting with healthy moss is important - oftentimes the stuff from the LFS is in really rough shape. But any fine filamentous plant like Cabomba, Myriophyllum, or Limnophila sessiliflora would serve...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By Axelrodi202
At most the small sponge provides for a bit of...

At most the small sponge provides for a bit of bio-filtration. The open design leaves it susceptible to trapping and getting clogged by debris (plant leaves, etc.), so there isn't really any...
Forum: Fish 03-15-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Axelrodi202
Some iwagumi setups do have taller background...

Some iwagumi setups do have taller background plants (usually hairgrass). In such setups I feel most schooling fish would feel comfortable.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-14-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Axelrodi202
Sounds like a good plan. Adding some moss would...

Sounds like a good plan. Adding some moss would be good for providing spawning sites.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By Axelrodi202
I like mine; I use it before each wc

I like mine; I use it before each wc
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