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Forum: Algae 06-12-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
Posted By tremendotron
There's a reason I chose my avatar carefully ;)

There's a reason I chose my avatar carefully ;)
Forum: Algae 06-12-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,714
Posted By tremendotron
I second using a wad of filter floss. It'll take...

I second using a wad of filter floss. It'll take off any loose algae in one swipe, and green-spot algae comes off if you press and rub with your finger. However, make sure that there aren't any...
Forum: DIY 03-19-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 39,223
Posted By tremendotron
Vacuuming? Hell, I need a rake.

Vacuuming? Hell, I need a rake.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
Heh, thanks! I guess all of the tiny plants make...

Heh, thanks! I guess all of the tiny plants make it work :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
The Eclipse 3 is doing well. The plants started...

The Eclipse 3 is doing well. The plants started to get cranky, but I added some SeaChem root tabs and the plants have perked up again. The plants are doing so well that, aside from some green spot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By tremendotron
There was no algae bloom, just a long year of...

There was no algae bloom, just a long year of plants doing poorly.

Yeah, I made sure that there's still a *little* phosphorous in the tank, and I still bury SeaChem root tabs every few months.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By tremendotron
Followup: On a whim I bought a phosphate test kit...

Followup: On a whim I bought a phosphate test kit and learned that the phosphate levels were through the roof -- so far above 10.0 ppm that the test tube color was black. I added some PhosZorb to my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
(cross-post) Followup: I had three tanks...

(cross-post)

Followup: I had three tanks with recurring high-pH problems (like, pH 8.5 or above). The tanks had petrified wood, some kind of grey rock, and white-pink-striped rock, respectively. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By tremendotron
Followup: Still no trouble after sealing the...

Followup: Still no trouble after sealing the lights with silicone. It's been nine months.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By tremendotron
Followup: I had three tanks with recurring...

Followup: I had three tanks with recurring high-pH problems (like, pH 8.5 or above). The tanks had petrified wood, some kind of grey rock, and white-pink-striped rock, respectively. I took the rocks...
Forum: Plants 02-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 72,070
Posted By tremendotron
So, 1.5 years later... any updates?

So, 1.5 years later... any updates?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
(When redoing the tank I kept the main filter,...

(When redoing the tank I kept the main filter, prefilter sponge, bio-wheel and 1.5 gallons of old tank water.)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
That pH meter is old, yes, but fresh test strips...

That pH meter is old, yes, but fresh test strips confirm it. The pH is... well, was... somewhere above 8.5.

The tank has been redone, and the one Ultra Shrimp was slowly accumulated in over two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By tremendotron
Well, this isn't good. (the trouble with rocks?)

Check this out:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2qMxFUQ1cVg/SsJvU9hq8TI/AAAAAAAAB_E/ZBlYsiiG-ow/s1152/2009-09-29%2013.30.53.jpg

This tank is so alkaline that it's off the chart.

The tank is a...
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By tremendotron
Whoa -- it sucks that nobody has ever replied....

Whoa -- it sucks that nobody has ever replied. What did you end up doing?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By tremendotron
Ping. Any chance the culprit was the petrified...

Ping. Any chance the culprit was the petrified wood?

I also have three pieces of petrified wood in my high-light 12 gal, and the pH is an astounding 8.4-ish. I'm going to try taking the rocks out...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By tremendotron
With the Eclipse filtration and lack of an air...

With the Eclipse filtration and lack of an air stone, there's not much risk of getting water in the lights other than condensation. If there was lots of splashing in this tank I'd think differently.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By tremendotron
Oh yeah.. Don't forget to seal the bulb with...

Oh yeah.. Don't forget to seal the bulb with silicone. Otherwise you'll have this happen:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3468/3349911193_7dd185bcbc.jpg?v=0
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By tremendotron
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_MZCzgk0WQ0k/ShbL90OWfDI/AAAAAAAAAL0/7sZb2TLGnGU/s640/2009-05-22%2008.55.01.jpg

The ballast is pretty heavy I've been meaning to bolt it to the back of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-13-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By tremendotron
Rusty bulb update here...

Rusty bulb update here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/84093-rusty-bulb-sockets-ooops.html#post806457)!
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 637
Posted By tremendotron
Rusty bulb sockets. Ooops!

Background: I documented retrofitting an Eclipse Six with the Hellolights.com 28W kit here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/75018-eclipse-six-light-retrofit-co2-56k.html
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Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-15-2008, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By tremendotron
I might go with a few rocks instead of the...

I might go with a few rocks instead of the driftwood. I think the wood would block what little available light you have going into the tank, especially with the ground cover. I could be nuts,...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,754
Posted By tremendotron
I like the last picture with the shrimp :-)

I like the last picture with the shrimp :-)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-02-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 23,652
Posted By tremendotron
Really nice! How are sales?

Really nice!

How are sales?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-30-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By tremendotron
Pretty! I've always enjoyed a multicolor discus...

Pretty! I've always enjoyed a multicolor discus mix.

Everyone loves an algae ball. :)
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