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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-30-2007, 11:17 PM
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Posted By west9491
oh, ok, i didn't know about the light, cuz one...

oh, ok, i didn't know about the light, cuz one light alone looks pretty dim.....

still think a 3 day blackout would be a good idea, and should you still follow the fert. schedule during those 3...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-30-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By west9491
i can't find my test but the last time i checked,...

i can't find my test but the last time i checked, co2 was just right, only bad thing is, that performance is pretty incosistent using yeast method, right?

and you might be right about the seachem...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-29-2007, 05:35 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By west9491
about 7 hrs i think I normally use one light...

about 7 hrs i think

I normally use one light (92 watts) but since the lights are older than a year old i though i'd double em to get enough light....

i've been very consistent with supplying...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-29-2007, 03:47 PM
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Views: 696
Posted By west9491
algae battles

i am still having some algae problems in my 46 gallon bowfront. i am following seachems dosing chart...20 pct water changes weekly a half-capful of both nitrogen and phosphorus 2x a week....plus the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By west9491
if you stay inside you'll just stay sick, and...

if you stay inside you'll just stay sick, and then with that weakened immune system cancer will kill you even faster, lol
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By west9491
i'm doing 50 pct weekly, would that be...

i'm doing 50 pct weekly, would that be sufficient?

the light i'm using is a coralife 292 watt compact flourescent (2 - 92 watt bulbs)
Forum: Lighting 01-13-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By west9491
canopy questions

i have been seeing pics of people planted tanks w/ no canopies on them. Their light fixtures are on stands instead of resting on top of the tank.

on the other hand, i AM using a glass canopy over...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By west9491
are the nitrate test readings precise or kinda...

are the nitrate test readings precise or kinda general like those 5 in 1 quick dip strips.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2007, 09:37 PM
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Views: 723
Posted By west9491
any more suggestions, affordable ones? lol

any more suggestions, affordable ones? lol
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By west9491
wow prices look a lot better than the seachem...

wow prices look a lot better than the seachem products i'm using. but, they wouldn't be too convenient, especially with a 16 month old child to hide stuff from.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,053
Posted By west9491
you mean 1 bag that contains everything??

you mean 1 bag that contains everything??
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2007, 07:58 PM
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Views: 2,053
Posted By west9491
I don't have snails, but excel never has bothered...

I don't have snails, but excel never has bothered them, i started back up with my ferts and excel (cuz i haven't had a chance to buy any for the longest time) and i am noticing a super quick recovery...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By west9491
what about putting...i think it's natural peat...

what about putting...i think it's natural peat moss in a nylon, rinsing it out, and hanging it in your filter outflow, i always heard that would buffer your pH.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By west9491
holy cow!! lol, well, that's like $1600 bucks out...

holy cow!! lol, well, that's like $1600 bucks out of my price range, i was talking about something more simple, thanks for that suggestion though..
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By west9491
anyone there?

anyone there?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By west9491
best test

i need a test kit that test for everything all i have is quick dip strips, and phospate test kit...

what do you recommend??
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By west9491
flourite tank life

i'm sure that the iron properties in flourite substrate doesn't last forever, but how long should it be before is should be replaced???
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-05-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By west9491
so nitrates being too low are my problem, i have...

so nitrates being too low are my problem, i have seachem nitrogen, which i don't really use, should i use it more?

if you are correct about my nitrates being too low, maybe it's because I do 75...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 01-04-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 44,546
Posted By west9491
you don't have to convert, skip the degrees part....

you don't have to convert, skip the degrees part. Type in your pH, then skip the degrees box, type in your KH reading ppm in the box to the right. Then when you click on the degrees box, your reading...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By west9491
seachem phosphate test kit

i have this test kit and need to know some questions cuz once again i'm having algae probs.

the phospate color chart, used to match the color of the water sample to determine the amount of...
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