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Forum: Equipment   03-14-2017, 12:33 AM
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Posted By bartak
Just to add my experience. I've been running a 2"...

Just to add my experience. I've been running a 2" x 20" grigg reactor on my 58 gallon for 7 years. I cleaned it for the first time this weekend and there was almost no build up after 7 years. also I...
Forum: Equipment   06-17-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By bartak
search elite mini

search elite mini
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-17-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 578
Posted By bartak
we need more photo contests

hey whats up? why dont we have more photo contests. the other planted forums do. what gives?
Forum: Tank Journals   06-17-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,294
Posted By bartak
that s@#t is taking of. awesome

that s@#t is taking of. awesome
Forum: Tank Journals   06-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,725
Posted By bartak
I dont recommend trying to bury the anubias...

I dont recommend trying to bury the anubias roots. I tie the anubias to small rocks. then you can just push the rock into the gravel. I found that to be the easiest way to keep them down, plus it...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-15-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,725
Posted By bartak
stop putting poison in your tank. when you get it...

stop putting poison in your tank. when you get it planted put a few fish in and do a normal cycle.
Forum: Plants   06-10-2009, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By bartak
I wouldnt put any of those in a pico. perhaps the...

I wouldnt put any of those in a pico. perhaps the Mayaca Fluviatis, it grows really fast but is small and the Ludwigia Cuba is very nice. I had the Rotala in a small tank and it was nice, but needed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By bartak
I agree with wass. but I also think you need more...

I agree with wass. but I also think you need more light and I would go back to the diy co2. whenever I have an algae issue with my tank I go HERE (http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm) first....
Forum: Equipment   06-04-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By bartak
the xp1 smokes those other filters. I highly...

the xp1 smokes those other filters. I highly recommend it.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By bartak
just wondering, have you done the airstone mod...

just wondering, have you done the airstone mod (http://indiboi.com/journal/images/2009/04/dsc_3385.jpg) on the mini? it makes a huge difference. also I would lose the sponge on the mini and put it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
thats normal

thats normal
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-04-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,003
Posted By bartak
skip the 2x4's, its not a house. I have never...

skip the 2x4's, its not a house. I have never seen a commercial cabinet made out of 2x4's and they're not as strong as you think. the pre glued up solid pine panels would be better for your project. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
I cut the leaves off. and your plants should do...

I cut the leaves off. and your plants should do fine, they are weeds after all. if the 403 works I would give it a try. and canisters are way easier to deal with. I havent cleaned my xp1 in almost a...
Forum: DIY   06-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 163,348
Posted By bartak
You just gave me an interesting idea for a stand....

You just gave me an interesting idea for a stand. If I build it I'll post pic's
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By bartak
have you ever owned a snake? when they crap its a...

have you ever owned a snake? when they crap its a huge mess. and you have to keep the tank very clean. you dont want to use a grass or moss like substrate because you will be throwing in away. when I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
I was assuming you had bba. the most evil algae....

I was assuming you had bba. the most evil algae. hell, other algaes never even bothered me. the dip is mostly for bba. so just clean as much algae out as you can. and if you want to be a little lazy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
I still think co2 is the problem. and what are u...

I still think co2 is the problem. and what are u dosing and how much? I would use the canister they're not that loud, mine are dead quiet. and they dont use much more juice than a hob. if it were my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
your problem is co2. I had the same exact set up...

your problem is co2. I had the same exact set up for 3 years. a 20 high, 65 watt pc, dosing EI and diy co2 and always had algae problems. I could keep it under control for the most part, so I never...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
I would skip the excel, its expensive and people...

I would skip the excel, its expensive and people are getting the same results with h2o2, search to find out how to use it, and search blackouts also, thats how i figured it out. last time I had a bad...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By bartak
No. I had a bba outbreak when I tried the mini....

No. I had a bba outbreak when I tried the mini. still trying to get rid of it. but it's not too bad, only a little on the rocks and wood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
  Ich!!!!
Views: 2,768
Posted By bartak
I would just use Quick Cure or Rid Ich. cheap and...

I would just use Quick Cure or Rid Ich. cheap and works
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,339
Posted By bartak
I would try a blackout first. and while you're...

I would try a blackout first. and while you're doing that try and find out what you are doing wrong. cuz you are definitely doing something wrong.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,214
Posted By bartak
FYI. if you would just do a little research you...

FYI. if you would just do a little research you wouldn't have any of these questions.
Forum: Lighting   06-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By bartak
I shouldnt be answering a hijack but I have 1...

I shouldnt be answering a hijack but I have 1 96watt over the front and a t8 over the back and it makes a huge difference. its imposable to get full coverage with just one fixture.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By bartak
sorry to here that. but thanks for the tip. I...

sorry to here that. but thanks for the tip. I started spot treating the last remaining bba from my elite mini fiasico yesterday.
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