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Forum: Substrate 07-15-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By MichaelMcG
How thick is your gravel cap? This happened to me...

How thick is your gravel cap? This happened to me once before with an Eco Complete cap. After doing many large water changes, I figured it was because my cap was too thin. Drained it and added more...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
Moved most of the dwarf sag over to the right...

Moved most of the dwarf sag over to the right side. Also took out alot of the Salvinia Minima.

Oh and I forgot to mention I ran out of co2 about 2 weeks ago but everything seemed to keep growing...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
First trim time! and a little overdue.. ...

First trim time! and a little overdue..

Glosso didn't quite make it. Dwarf sag took off, completely ivaded the Lilaeposis Chinensis.

The L red isn't red at all.. repens is bright green, gets...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
I'm not even really sure if it is limestone, I...

I'm not even really sure if it is limestone, I just figured it was. It has been 2 weeks since my last water change and PH is at the 7.2 color on my API test kit, tested after the co2 has been running...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
Ok.. I had problems with cloudy water. Since...

Ok.. I had problems with cloudy water.

Since it was a new tank and high light and not heavily planted yet, for almost a month I thought I was fighting green water algea. I was doing large water...
Forum: Plants 05-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By MichaelMcG
stem ID found by pond

So 5 feet off my back yard is a pond and it the back corner of my yard I found clumps of stems. Any idea what they may be or if they are aquatic? I live around Chicago if that helps any.

I dug a...
Forum: Plants 04-28-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By MichaelMcG
Dwarf sag dies off a little after being shipped...

Dwarf sag dies off a little after being shipped and planted.
Forum: Plants 04-28-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By MichaelMcG
In my experience I had some dwarf sag melting...

In my experience I had some dwarf sag melting because I was dumping my dry fert mixed with water right on top of them, atleast that is what I think. I have also had this happen with m. minuta. Try...
Forum: Lighting 04-08-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By MichaelMcG
So I stopped at Menards to check it out, luckily...

So I stopped at Menards to check it out, luckily they had one on display. I ended up not getting it because the arms are actually kind of short, too short for any decent spread and still have the...
Forum: Lighting 04-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By MichaelMcG
I strongly suggest you check this out. I believe...

I strongly suggest you check this out. I believe Hoppy has par values for this in his lighting thread. Very good chrome reflectors.
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Forum: Lighting 04-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By MichaelMcG
hahaha My problem is I am trying to use up a...

hahaha

My problem is I am trying to use up a Menards gift card for the lighting. I actually have $100 and was going to put together a shop light fixture and make it look nice but this spider light...
Forum: Lighting 04-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By MichaelMcG
5 bulb adjustable floor lamp

What do you guys think about this floor lamp? You can adjust each bulb so dialing in the height should be easy.

I stumbled on this looking for lighting for my new 20L. I think 3 cfl bulbs would...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,177
Posted By MichaelMcG
Great looking tank! DHG looks amazing! I...

Great looking tank! DHG looks amazing!

I will always keep a BN pleco. They do help with the glass, but they are also one of my favorite fish. There is Animal Island in Midlothian, about 143rd and...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
So I got rid of the DIY tickle tower. Too much...

So I got rid of the DIY tickle tower. Too much oxygen in the water and it was pretty noisy..

Instead I am using an 8 gallon heavy duty waste basket to act as the sump and my fFluval 306 connected...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
Before the flood ...

Before the flood

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By MichaelMcG
McG's 54g corner high tech (pic heavy)

Planted 5/17/14

7/11/14
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Tank - 54 gallon corner with overflow. I have heard...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By MichaelMcG
Seeing how the blue gravel and the sand are both...

Seeing how the blue gravel and the sand are both inert, the only real difference you will have is the sand is going to be a lot more dense, meaning less water flow through the sand. That could be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By MichaelMcG
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-29-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By MichaelMcG
Seachem Flourish experation?

I have had a bottle of flourish in my refrigerator for about a year now, maybe even longer. Should I use it or toss it?
Forum: Plants 05-14-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By MichaelMcG
ya i got some from a seller on here too and i...

ya i got some from a seller on here too and i thought they were baby plants. they have been in my tank for about 2 weeks with good medium light, co2, and EI and all the leaves melted off. the bare...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By MichaelMcG
i went to my local petsmart today while my wife...

i went to my local petsmart today while my wife went in the store next door. they had double red apistos for 12 bucks with a big NEW sign on the tank. they might become regular there now too.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MichaelMcG
Fluval 305 hook up to UGF help!

Id = inside diameter
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By MichaelMcG
i use 3/4in i.d. on my 306 and 405. then you can...

i use 3/4in i.d. on my 306 and 405. then you can use 3/4in hose fitting to pvc
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By MichaelMcG
was the current too strong or too weak? tank...

was the current too strong or too weak? tank looks good!
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By MichaelMcG
would you be willing to send me some when you do...

would you be willing to send me some when you do your next trim? ill pay for shipping of course :)
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