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Forum: Lighting 07-19-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks, Hoppy. It's an 18" tank, there are 2" of...

Thanks, Hoppy. It's an 18" tank, there are 2" of substrate and the Catalina legs are 2", so the light would be 18", judging from your chart it looks like that's about 60 PAR, -10% for the glass cover...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
From looking at your recent answers in the main...

From looking at your recent answers in the main thread, it looks like 18" above substrate through a glass top would get me in the ~50-55 PAR range at the substrate, is that correct?
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Okay, with the club's PAR meter, I am only...

Okay, with the club's PAR meter, I am only getting 12-16 PAR at the substrate with the FishNeedIt light on the legs it came with. If I take it off the legs, I get 25-30, but I am concerned about heat...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-03-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intellige...

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intelligence3/29g_2012_07_03.jpg

Still not getting the bacteria to eat Nitrites. So much for seeding media. Man, this is annoying.

Getting some growth,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
No visible changes. Added Ammonia gets eaten...

No visible changes. Added Ammonia gets eaten overnight so those bacteria are established, but my Nitrites were very high. I changed 20 gallons of water tonight and the Nitrites are STILL over 5ppm,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,521
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Breathtaking.

Breathtaking.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks, I hope it grows in, there is some...

Thanks, I hope it grows in, there is some browning on some leaves.

Added a ton of plants from the SFBAAPS plant swap today. I couldn't identify them at gunpoint.
...
Forum: Plants 06-24-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Problem with mini pellia

I tied some mini pellia to a piece of driftwood (and put some in a crevice) in my new 29g tank (still cycling). A couple other places in the tank the same mini pellia is doing fine, but on this log,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-21-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,943
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
I'm very sad, one of my female CPDs died, and I...

I'm very sad, one of my female CPDs died, and I have no idea why. I moved the tank upstairs last week, which involved draining it a great deal, moving it, and then refilling it. I was pretty sure I...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
No visible differences really since the last...

No visible differences really since the last update. Got home last night and Ammonia had apparently risen a touch from 3-4 (?, maybe inaccurate reading?), Nitrites were at about .5ppm, and Nitrates...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Broke up the micro swords more and messed with...

Broke up the micro swords more and messed with the gravel a bit.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intelligence3/29g_2012_06_19.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks! Wasn't sure, definitely planted.

Thanks! Wasn't sure, definitely planted.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Day 2: This morning, Ammonia had fallen from...

Day 2: This morning, Ammonia had fallen from ~6ppm to 3, zero Nitrites, ~30 Nitrates. I dosed Macros last night, not sure if that's where the Nitrates are coming from or if it's just cycling through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Fishless Cycling Question

Do I fertilize while fishless cycling? Anything to avoid when fertilizing?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,068
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
29g: "Wood Age"

DAY 1:
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intelligence3/29g_2012_06_17.jpg

Current:
http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intelligence3/29g_2012_07_03.jpg

Yes, I like naming scapes,...
Forum: Lighting 06-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,268
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Still reading this for sure. Not sure why that...

Still reading this for sure. Not sure why that would be a problem, though...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-08-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
There's a Hole

I got a nice piece of malaysian driftwood with a hole in it from a knot. Part of me wants to leave it open because I like seeing fish swim through things (simple pleasures...), but part of me wants...
Forum: Plants 06-06-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Mossy Logs

I see all these photos of moss-covered wood in tanks, does it eventually spread over the entire length in a piece of wood from just a few spots, or was that all tied on once upon a time? What are the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,943
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Eight weeks in, and the tank is doing relatively...

Eight weeks in, and the tank is doing relatively well. One of the plants I got at the SFBAAPS swap meet melted (don't recall the plant name), but in general it all seems to be going well. I wish I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,943
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Yeah, it can be startling when i am not expecting...

Yeah, it can be startling when i am not expecting to see him, almost like finding a spider in the tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,943
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
I've got more snails than a French restaurant...

I've got more snails than a French restaurant these days.

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l529/Intelligence3/snails.jpg

And the Water Sprite is trying to put down some roots:
...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 31,404
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Thanks! One more question, how long did you have...

Thanks! One more question, how long did you have the mesh in there for the mini-pellia? It is hard to tell from the photos, but it looks like about three months. I just got some, and am looking for...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 31,404
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Wow, this tank is really coming along...

Wow, this tank is really coming along beautifully! Did you ever figure out why your shrimp were dying?
Forum: Green Leaf Aquariums Archive 05-31-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
How's it going so far? Considering one of these...

How's it going so far? Considering one of these for future purchase.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 24,898
Posted By ArchimedesTheDog
Mine has started to be more active, though just...

Mine has started to be more active, though just in the morning at first light. Maybe nocturnal? Definitely a skillful hider.
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