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Forum: DIY   12-14-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By fred1163
I thought that much sugar/yeast would keep...

I thought that much sugar/yeast would keep producing gas for a lot longer than 2 weeks.

I don't think I would want to have to buy all that sugar and stuff every couple of weeks, let alone the...
Forum: DIY   12-13-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By fred1163
DIY CO2 for a 90 gallon??

Since I cannot afford to buy a pressurized CO2 system for my planted 90 gallon, I thought I might try the DIY method.

I don't think the conventional 2L coke bottle method would work to get enough...
Forum: Equipment   06-14-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By fred1163
I assume from right to left in the pic, Ammonia,...

I assume from right to left in the pic, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, PH? If not....back to the drawing board.:red_mouth
Forum: DIY   06-02-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By fred1163
What's the water volume? That's what...

What's the water volume? That's what counts...building a 3 gallon tank is different than a 300 gallon tank.

...also depends on the animals. Concrete exposed to the tank water will raise your water...
Forum: Substrate   06-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By fred1163
How much sand are we talking about?

How much sand are we talking about?
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By fred1163
Nothing wrong with your 'scaping skills...looks...

Nothing wrong with your 'scaping skills...looks really nice!

The worst thing you could do right now is muck it up with some sort of rescape.

It seems to be very clear, the plants look...
Forum: Equipment   06-02-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By fred1163
Spare parts are hard to find.... even the blue...

Spare parts are hard to find.... even the blue coarse filter pads! Here's a tip: The Sunsun 304 series and the Aquatop 500 series use the same parts, and are, as far as I know the same filter, but...
Forum: Equipment   06-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By fred1163
I bought the 304Aa little over a month ago, which...

I bought the 304Aa little over a month ago, which is the same filter, but without UV. So far it seems to be doing it's job and is very quiet.

I measured the outflow packed full of media (Eheim...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-01-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By fred1163
:iamwithst Move along people....nothing to...

:iamwithst

Move along people....nothing to see here!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-17-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By fred1163
I'm a man. I've been on this planet for 50 years....

I'm a man. I've been on this planet for 50 years. I'm smart, but not intellectual. I love seafood, but don't eat fish. I work to live, not live to work. I appreciate a good value, but I'm not a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-17-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By fred1163
haha! tpt is gtd and I got my lfs to help with my...

haha! tpt is gtd and I got my lfs to help with my bba! but if its not bba it could be gha, or bga, or rga! I don't know cause i'm 2 slow!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-17-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,472
Posted By fred1163
Are we getting more and more lazy by generation?

I surf the forums looking for various info, and I'm astounded by all the acronyms! It's Silly/Stupid!

"I got a ADA tank with CRS and i'm looking for lighting maybe CFL?"

What about fish?...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-13-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By fred1163
I started with four 32 W 48" T8 bulbs in shop...

I started with four 32 W 48" T8 bulbs in shop light fixtures on top of the tank set to 10 hours on a timer, but starting growing long, stringy green algae all over everything, so a week ago I cut way...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-13-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By fred1163
Whoaa!...Nitrates shot up to about 100ppm...

Whoaa!...Nitrates shot up to about 100ppm today....why, I do not know. Water has shown stable readings as per above for the last few days, until today.

Good news is the Ammonia and Nitrites are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-12-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By fred1163
Are these healthy water parameters to start adding fish?

I've been cycling my tank with bottled bacteria for about 3 weeks (Dr. Tim's One and Only), and the included ammonia solution. Plants have been in also.

About 130 various plants went in on April...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By fred1163
Same dilemma I had! I was trying to fix some...

Same dilemma I had! I was trying to fix some large pieces of wood to granite. Went to the Home Depot to buy some silicone, but every 10 oz caulk gun style tube they had said "do not use below the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-02-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,013
Posted By fred1163
Evaporation is one thing...but more importantly...

Evaporation is one thing...but more importantly things jump out of, and fall into, uncovered tanks.

Topless can be beautiful, but due to four young grandkids ages 2-9 my preference is to keep a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By fred1163
My guess is we make it too complicated sometimes....

My guess is we make it too complicated sometimes.

No background, No heater, No filter, No water changes - No matter...breeding Neons and Plecos. LOL :icon_excl

Nice job! If it ain't broke,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-22-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fred1163
Well, thank you puog, Diana, and B for your...

Well, thank you puog, Diana, and B for your advice. This is a great place with great people! :thumbsup:

Added about 2/3 the recommended dose of the Flourish tabs (most of my plants are rooted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fred1163
What about root tabs? Should I hold off on those...

What about root tabs? Should I hold off on those for a bit? BTW.. No fish in the tank yet.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-19-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fred1163
I hear you puopg , but again, I'm starting a...

I hear you puopg , but again, I'm starting a Brand New tank that has not been cycled yet....

I've got about 200 plants to put in now...gonna go light with root tabs for now...Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-19-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fred1163
No CO2, probably will add it eventually. Can I...

No CO2, probably will add it eventually. Can I add these nutrients right away without causing an algae bloom?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-19-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By fred1163
New tank- Should I add ferts right away?

Just received a shipment of plants for my 90 gallon, low light (32W T8 x4).

Substrate is all Flourite. I have on hand Seachem Excel, Seachem Flourish liquid, and Seachem Flourish Tabs.
...
Forum: Substrate   04-09-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By fred1163
Thanks roadmaster! I might try that sword on one...

Thanks roadmaster! I might try that sword on one of the rear slopes. Not sure if I have enough light to grow it though...
Forum: Substrate   04-09-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By fred1163
Thanks Wasserpest! The only organic is just a...

Thanks Wasserpest! The only organic is just a dusting of sifted MGOPM under the top 1.5 inches of Flourite.

I stacked some flat pieces of slate and granite in the rear corners to help hold the...
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