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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-26-2016, 04:39 PM
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Posted By rlswaney73
Texas, San Antonio PH- 7.6-7.8 TDS- 220-250 ...

Texas, San Antonio
PH- 7.6-7.8
TDS- 220-250
GH- very High
Kh- very high

water comes from a limestone aquifer, Calcium and Magnesium content is pretty high...

Great for Africans but...
Forum: Plants   04-25-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By rlswaney73
Is there a Pleco in this tank, some of this looks...

Is there a Pleco in this tank, some of this looks like Pleco damage.
Forum: Plants   03-01-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By rlswaney73
my AR mini has never been green, light?

my AR mini has never been green, light?
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By rlswaney73
generally I think most reuse them once or twice...

generally I think most reuse them once or twice and then replace... if reusing them, I would double check for leaks... also if your co2 system can take a perma-seal might be better option
Forum: Plants   06-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By rlswaney73
sodium based water softener?

sodium based water softener?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By rlswaney73
Swords are heavy root feeders, any root tabs...

Swords are heavy root feeders, any root tabs under them? maybe a non-issue with the Eco complete...
Forum: Equipment   07-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By rlswaney73
I use a ISTA Max Mix CO2 Reactor (Large) on one...

I use a ISTA Max Mix CO2 Reactor (Large) on one of my 55's and it works exceptional well...
Forum: Plants   07-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By rlswaney73
Yep, runners were buried Sent from my...

Yep, runners were buried

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Forum: Plants   07-04-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By rlswaney73
For me, i separated the nodes of R inundatus and...

For me, i separated the nodes of R inundatus and planted below the runners... new runners wiil form and my existing nodes didnt suffer from being planted a little deeper

Sent from my SM-N900T...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By rlswaney73
+1 for 20, that was my first tank as a kid.

+1 for 20, that was my first tank as a kid.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By rlswaney73
I have to agree the scape is always evolving but...

I have to agree the scape is always evolving but it's more about my collectivitis now... after learning how to balance things and that didn't happen over night... I tend to pickup the hard to grow or...
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,542
Posted By rlswaney73
The chart doesn't really say where they have...

The chart doesn't really say where they have taken the PAR reading from... surface, substrate, reaching the plants etc... unless I've missed it somewhere...
Forum: Lighting   04-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,003
Posted By rlswaney73
If you have a canopy, Aquarium hobbyist Supply...

If you have a canopy, Aquarium hobbyist Supply AHS T5HO kits are good... with awesome reflectors & workhorse ballasts... I have 3x54 over a 55 with co2. Would be within your budget


Sent from my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,997
Posted By rlswaney73
Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk

Sent from my SM-N900T using Tapatalk
Forum: Algae   05-29-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,192
Posted By rlswaney73
A better CO2 injecting method would be a reactor,...

A better CO2 injecting method would be a reactor, (ista max mix), I know there are lots of DIY reactors out there but its around 10 bucks... and if your co2 is on 24x7 then you could reduce the flow...
Forum: Algae   05-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,192
Posted By rlswaney73
my drop checker is yellow almost the entire...

my drop checker is yellow almost the entire lighting period

How are you injecting the CO2? Does the CO2 turn on before the lighting period begins? two weeks per co2 fill sounds inefficient...
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By rlswaney73
Hey I just noticed your in Texas, I spent about...

Hey I just noticed your in Texas, I spent about 12 years in San Antonio... liquid rock for tap water... horrible, they held our tap water in a limestone basin... if you really have your heart set on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By rlswaney73
any access to RO or distilled water to mix and...

any access to RO or distilled water to mix and bring that PH down some? Those are some nice crypts, I too would hate to see them die for you...

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Forum: Plants   05-15-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By rlswaney73
maybe willow hygro

maybe willow hygro
Forum: Fish   12-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By rlswaney73
Welcome :-) after many years of keeping...

Welcome :-)
after many years of keeping cichlids, I took a 55 and set it up planted with ember tetras and celestial pearl danios... Its one of my favorite tanks also btw I was able to pick them up...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-06-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,242
Posted By rlswaney73
P 1-2ppm target CA/MG its a ratio but seen it...

P 1-2ppm target
CA/MG its a ratio but seen it debated

Texas water is like liquid rock, (San Antonio)... u adding back to RO/DI water?
Forum: Lighting   12-01-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By rlswaney73
Hoppy has a thread around here for using window...

Hoppy has a thread around here for using window screen to reduce intensity or if hanging the fixture 6 to 12 inches above the rim is an option that would help too...

any ammonia issues? green...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-01-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By rlswaney73
mine shifts from green to pale blue in the...

mine shifts from green to pale blue in the morning then back to green.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-30-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By rlswaney73
50% would be better to get that nitrite reading...

50% would be better to get that nitrite reading down...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By rlswaney73
Nitrite - 3.0 ppm, sounds like the tank is still...

Nitrite - 3.0 ppm, sounds like the tank is still cycling. This is a dangerous level of nitrite, you want it to be zero.

I'd cut back on feeding and do more water changes, keep the nitrites below 1...
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