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Forum: Lighting 08-15-2011, 07:54 PM
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Posted By davesnothere
2 x 18W surely makes it a lot cheaper. But that...

2 x 18W surely makes it a lot cheaper. But that gives me a little over 1W per gallon. That is enough ?
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By davesnothere
Is 4 x 18 W enough ? Comes to about 2.5W /...

Is 4 x 18 W enough ? Comes to about 2.5W / gallon.
...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By davesnothere
Light for 30 gallon cube

I have a 20L x 18W x 18H tank, roughly 30 gallons. I am looking for a new light. Most of the lights I see are 2 x 24W T5 HO. Is that enough ? There are also a few LED light fixtures for around $120....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By davesnothere
Nutrafin Cycle anyone ??

Last night I started cycling a spare 10g tank. One of my female show guppy is getting close to drop. I should have started cycling a while ago, but figured what the heck. I have other females that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By davesnothere
Some of the plants in my tank are ludwigia...

Some of the plants in my tank are ludwigia ovalis, Alternanthera reineckii v. 'roseafolia' , rotala macrandra, lagarosiphon-madagascariensis, tonina-fluviatilis, syngonanthus 'madeira' , hygro....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By davesnothere
I do have plants in the tank. What I said was...

I do have plants in the tank. What I said was it's not heavily planted, by the end of the week it will be heavily planted. Without CO2, half the plants won't survive.

I almost have a feeling I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By davesnothere
I do have a drop checker. Early during the day it...

I do have a drop checker. Early during the day it is blue, by mid afternoon PH is around 6.4. I have confirmed this by testing the water too.

Yes, I do have plants, it's not heavily planted right...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By davesnothere
There is no copper in the tank that I know of. I...

There is no copper in the tank that I know of. I have flourite and tahitian moon as substrate.

One more thing, I started dosing EI and iron around the same time too. Before that I was using PMDD...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By davesnothere
My cherries are dying :(

My tank is about 3 months old. About 2 months ago I dropped 20 odd cherries, there were no other fish in the tank. They used to be all over the place, eating very well. Then a month ago I bought lots...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By davesnothere
I can surely live with saving money :D My plants...

I can surely live with saving money :D My plants are growing nicely, doesn't seem to be CO2 deprived.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By davesnothere
Am I wasting CO2 ??

My CO2 is attached to inline automizer. On the other end is my spray bar which is pointed upwards for a decent surface agitation. My question is even if there is supposed 100% CO2 dissolution, am I...
Forum: Algae 04-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By davesnothere
I had a small algae issue on my tank, bought 2...

I had a small algae issue on my tank, bought 2 Otos on Sunday, now my tank is clean. I am surprised how fast they cleaned up. Whatever little is left on leaves, they are working diligently cleaning...
Forum: Algae 04-03-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By davesnothere
Are my nitrates too high at 40 ? I was thinking...

Are my nitrates too high at 40 ? I was thinking of adding Purigen, Would that would help bring nitrates down?

I don't think I have a whole lot of light. Currently my light and CO2 are on the same...
Forum: Algae 04-02-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By davesnothere
The threads are moving.

The threads are moving.
Forum: Algae 04-01-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By davesnothere
Algae ID please ?

29 gallon cube.
2 x 40 watt Dual Daylight 6,700k/10,000k
Pressurized CO2
EI dosing.

Mostly Seachem Flourite, some Tahitian Moon on top.

Used to run 8 hrs light & CO2, since I saw the algae...
Forum: Plants 03-16-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By davesnothere
Yeah, Petco sells them- active ingredient IS ...

Yeah, Petco sells them- active ingredient IS potassium permanganate. I see light. Time to raid a few till I find one that still has them in stock.

Mucho thanks !

- Dave
Forum: Plants 03-16-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By davesnothere
anything readily available to kill snail

A month ago I bought some plants on Aquabid and now my tank has pond snails, which I am really trying hard to manually clean. I washed the plants really well before they went into the tank.

I am...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 721
Posted By davesnothere
Eheim 2217 - Should I take out carbon filter ?

I have started dosing macros and micros this week. The canister filter is a month old. Does the carbon filter need to go ? I read a lot of people use Purigen. Do you just put one of those bags in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 156,112
Posted By davesnothere
I just got my fertz today. Time to get ready to...

I just got my fertz today. Time to get ready to start dosing tomorrow.

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20~40gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x aweek
1/2 Tsp-GH booster once...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By davesnothere
Maybe that is my case too

Maybe that is my case too
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By davesnothere
I am not. After a little bit of searching I...

I am not. After a little bit of searching I bought some 4dkh solution on ebay, I already have ph reagent.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By davesnothere
Question about drop checker reagent

I bought a drop checker on ebay from the other side of the world. Since I am still waiting onshipment of all the parts to build a pressurized CO2 system, I went ahead and started DIY CO2 on my tank....
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By davesnothere
Anyone looking for Burkert 6011's Cable Plug to DIN 43650 LED No Varist

Since the one with Varistor is out of stock everywhere, I found a source who apparently has a few of the non varistor ones. I am waiting for phone call conformation in a bit. Let me know and I will...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,908
Posted By davesnothere
Solder and electrical tape till adapter is...

Solder and electrical tape till adapter is available :D
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,908
Posted By davesnothere
I'll take your word for it :)

I'll take your word for it :)
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