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Forum: Algae 01-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Chlorophile
Anybody ever look into a correlation between Salt levels and BBA?

Just wondering.
Seems like my new tap water is harder and may have some sodium and BBA is going mad since moving houses.
edit: Doesnt dechlorinator turn chlorine into sodium in some form? Herm..
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Chlorophile
Its clear - not cyano - not growing in the tank. ...

Its clear - not cyano - not growing in the tank.

Only thing I can think of is that I have too much leaf litter in the tank.

It coats the walls of the filter and smothers the bio media...
...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Chlorophile
Filters clogging every 2-3 days!

My filters on my 20 gal have been cloggine very two or three days with a weird slime, it coats the filter hoses, the bio media, the sponges - everything.
I can only barely remove it and then it...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By Chlorophile
Eh, probably rotala rotundifolia

Eh, probably rotala rotundifolia
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,331
Posted By Chlorophile
I hope msjinkzd doesnt go anywhere..

I hope msjinkzd doesnt go anywhere..
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 15,331
Posted By Chlorophile
I'm very mixed on this - one the one hand it is...

I'm very mixed on this - one the one hand it is better for us, for mods, etc.


On the other hand I could see it really hurting sales.

Anyway, hope everything turns out great!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Chlorophile
Except for in all the situations where you need...

Except for in all the situations where you need them...
Forum: Algae 07-06-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By Chlorophile
While I value your opinion, I disagree. ...

While I value your opinion, I disagree.

What makes something unnecessary?
Is co2 unnecessary?
Is more light unnecessary?
Is more o2 unnecessary?
Is more filtration unnecessary?

Excel...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-06-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Chlorophile
Anyone else have a layout preference? Page 1

Anyone else have a layout preference? Page 1
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Chlorophile
I have a fan that runs 24/7 over my tiger shrimp...

I have a fan that runs 24/7 over my tiger shrimp tank, and a heater set to 70 so in the event the water gets that cold the heater will kick on and warm it back up a bit.

I also use heaters when I...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Chlorophile
Happened on my old single stage.. something got...

Happened on my old single stage.. something got clogged in there or something.
Pressure would keep rising unless I had the bubble rate really really high.

Are you sure its a dual stage and not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,005
Posted By Chlorophile
Siphons are dangerous.. Sumps still boggle my...

Siphons are dangerous..
Sumps still boggle my mind sometimes - I see people with no fail safe and they are running a full siphon and praying that their pump never fails or the power goes out. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Chlorophile
Try some strong paper clips.

Try some strong paper clips.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-05-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 74,760
Posted By Chlorophile
Tank looks great but IMO needs a thicker fuller...

Tank looks great but IMO needs a thicker fuller background stand of plants.
Looks like a lot of foreground plants could be moved into the midground as well, thicken that out and create some texture...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-05-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Chlorophile
I do like #5 a lot, I might try some sort of...

I do like #5 a lot, I might try some sort of combination between that and the first one.
Mainly because I think for this size tank its best to push the wood off to one side, and my solar mini light...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-04-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chlorophile
If you do a bucket test, keep in mind that...

If you do a bucket test, keep in mind that typically the water in your bucket isnt as acidic as the water in your tank will be once you have aquasoil and co2.

If you wont be using co2 or aquasoil...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-04-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 64,135
Posted By Chlorophile
Just popped in to this thread and havent read any...

Just popped in to this thread and havent read any of the past posts but, does this tank have co2?
I'm impressed by your UG growth if it doesnt.. I might have to try it in my low-tech tanks..
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By Chlorophile
Your water from the tap can change randomly too,...

Your water from the tap can change randomly too, especially in the summer, they will raise the KH and add more chlorine to prevent nasties which like the warmer water.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Chlorophile
Dim or raise the lights, cut the photo period to...

Dim or raise the lights, cut the photo period to maybe 5 or 6 hours.
Do a water change and dose before you leave.
Do a trim before you leave too and leave any stem plants that you cut floating at...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By Chlorophile
I think I will go with the sand because if I have...

I think I will go with the sand because if I have aquasoil in the front I'm going to want a carpet.

Which isn't a bad thing, but I don't know what kind of carpet I'd use..
Glosso maybe, I've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-04-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,776
Posted By Chlorophile
Yea, there was a thread a while back about this -...

Yea, there was a thread a while back about this - i think copper was actually the least of our worries, there were 5 or 6 chemicals that were all unsafe for shrimp.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chlorophile
The rocks are probably limestone or dolostone,...

The rocks are probably limestone or dolostone, which are mostly carbonate sedimentary rocks. They aren't inert if that is what they are.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chlorophile
KH is your carbonate hardness, these rocks will...

KH is your carbonate hardness, these rocks will almost definitely raise your KH, which many plants and fish hate.

The result of high KH is that your pH will be pretty high and it will be harder...
Forum: Plants 07-04-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Chlorophile
If it is smooth and velvety and not rough...

If it is smooth and velvety and not rough (christmass moss is rough) then it is a taxyphyllum species.
Forum: Plants 07-04-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Chlorophile
I still vote peacock moss

I still vote peacock moss
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