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Forum: Lighting   07-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By vvDO
Nice build!! I can definitely tell the...

Nice build!!

I can definitely tell the difference between A and the rest. B and C have less shadows and substrate is better illuminated.

Where did you purchase the 15W PAR 20 bulb?
Forum: Plants   06-30-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By vvDO
Looks like hygrophila polysperma and possibly...

Looks like hygrophila polysperma and possibly sunset variety.


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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-01-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 17,383
Posted By vvDO
I agree, burying it about 1/3-1/2 may look good...

I agree, burying it about 1/3-1/2 may look good unless it's blocking something nice to look at.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-31-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By vvDO
I think it depends on what you're looking for... ...

I think it depends on what you're looking for...
I have multiple tanks because I can't keep shrimp and nano fish with my angels.

Second...square footage of tanks is slightly larger with 2x 20g...
Forum: Equipment   05-30-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By vvDO
You will need to attach a valve and open it up. ...

You will need to attach a valve and open it up. Something like an asa valve. But usually if you don't hear a "pssssst" when you screw it into your reg, it's most likely empty. Make sure O-ring is...
Forum: Equipment   05-30-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By vvDO
Co2 regulator broken or tank empty? (Co2 Noob Help)

No... Don't touch the paintball tank, that little brass knob is a safety valve. If you do unscrew it, please make sure the tank is empty first.


When you screw the tank to the regulator, make...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-21-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,391
Posted By vvDO
Thanks to you I've ordered 3 of those lights for...

Thanks to you I've ordered 3 of those lights for a 180g (72x34x24) build.


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Forum: Equipment   04-15-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By vvDO
So I don't vacuum a planted tank?

I deep vacuum my planted tank, I've found it can revive sluggish growing plants. I believe it gives roots much needed space and reduces anaerobic areas within substrate. I dig right in as far as I...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-29-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,391
Posted By vvDO
Does the basic/slave unit come with both lenses? ...

Does the basic/slave unit come with both lenses?


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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-08-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By vvDO
Petco carries tetra safestart which has the right...

Petco carries tetra safestart which has the right bacteria.


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Forum: Tank Journals   03-06-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,753
Posted By vvDO
Yes, the way to combat those uninterested spurts...

Yes, the way to combat those uninterested spurts is MTS...
Lose interest... Get another tank!!!


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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-06-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By vvDO
How are your fish behaving? Have you tested...

How are your fish behaving?
Have you tested your water source, in this case either tap or RO just to make sure you get 0 readings from either?


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-28-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By vvDO
Make sure you've let all the gas out of your...

Make sure you've let all the gas out of your regulator, plug in your solenoid and keep it on, if it still reads pressure after your certain you've let all gas out then you may have a problem with...
Forum: Plants   02-23-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By vvDO
what is this

Looks like crypt lutea. If your talking about the plant behind your staurogyne repens carpet?


OP, I think you got crypt lutea, grows a bit larger than parva.

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Forum: Lighting   02-21-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,317
Posted By vvDO
Mine are scheduled to arrive 2/26!! Thanks for...

Mine are scheduled to arrive 2/26!!
Thanks for posting the sale!!!
Forum: Tank Journals   02-18-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 49,911
Posted By vvDO
With your middle tank, I think it may look better...

With your middle tank, I think it may look better if you extend the sand to the foreground as well.

Overall I like them all, wood has awesome character. Do you have smaller pieces to give more of...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-18-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,079
Posted By vvDO
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2016, 03:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,781
Posted By vvDO
I have a 2232, unknowingly dropped a rubber...

I have a 2232, unknowingly dropped a rubber bushing which keeps impeller in place, would rattle loudly. First I thought it was air, but was much louder than what air usually sounded like. Took it...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,961
Posted By vvDO
Looks like Monte Carlo if we're looking at the...

Looks like Monte Carlo if we're looking at the same section.

Can't wait to see the build, I like shallow tanks.


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Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-12-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By vvDO
Looks nice so far. Nature aquarium in Santa...

Looks nice so far. Nature aquarium in Santa Monica may have dwarf corys, you should be able to keep 6-8 Cory habrosus or pygmaeus if you can find them. If your ever in Goleta near Santa Barbara you...
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By vvDO
You can adjust flow on these filters so I think...

You can adjust flow on these filters so I think you'll be fine with an AC 30. I had a 20 on a 10 gallon and wished I had more flow. Ran 2 sponges and bio media.


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Forum: Equipment   12-10-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By vvDO
Here's a link to Amazon... Their larger 30 is...

Here's a link to Amazon... Their larger 30 is only a few cents more expensive, so I'd go with a 30 instead...

AquaClear 20 Power Filter - 110 V, UL Listed (Includes AquaClear 20 Carbon, AquaClear...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By vvDO
Edit your first post in advanced edit mode you...

Edit your first post in advanced edit mode you should see your title and make changes there. I had to request desktop site as I could not exit enchanted mobile view.


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Forum: Plants   11-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By vvDO
I dipped my buces in an h2o2 + water dip, leaves...

I dipped my buces in an h2o2 + water dip, leaves did melt somewhat, however, stem was healthy and the plant grew back very well. I originally had them in my high light/CO2 tank after treatment moved...
Forum: Plants   11-23-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By vvDO
Are there any fish or shrimp in the tank? If...

Are there any fish or shrimp in the tank? If not, I would suggest using an Algecide or peroxide to kill off the algae. At the same time try reducing light, I think 9 hours is way too much... Try...
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