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Forum: DIY 11-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By the4x4hoss
All water pumps push more efficiently than they...

All water pumps push more efficiently than they pull.
Forum: Plants 11-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By the4x4hoss
Vals tend to melt when they are transplanted to a...

Vals tend to melt when they are transplanted to a new tank due to the different water parameters but come back with a vengeance once they acclimate. Just be sure to remove the melted leaves. It...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,063
Posted By the4x4hoss
If you have an extra sump hiding in your basement...

If you have an extra sump hiding in your basement they work very well in planted aquariums. I run a 40 gallon sump on my 135 gallon tank and have had no issues with it in over two years.

Pros:
...
Forum: Plants 11-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,178
Posted By the4x4hoss
Looks like rhizoclonium to me. Overdosing excel...

Looks like rhizoclonium to me. Overdosing excel OR a dose of AlgaeFix will clear it up. If you go the AlgaeFix route make sure you don't have any inverts in the tank because that stuff will kill...
Forum: Plants 11-04-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By the4x4hoss
Plant ID Please

Got this a while back and forgot what it was called. Don't mind the BBA on the DW.
Forum: Plants 11-04-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By the4x4hoss
I got a couple lilly bulbs and a pack of...

I got a couple lilly bulbs and a pack of aponogeton bulbs about 4 weeks ago.

One lily bulb went mushy after a couple weeks so it got trashed and the other lily bulb finally sprouted a few days...
Forum: Plants 10-30-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By the4x4hoss
I have some java ferns roughly the same distance...

I have some java ferns roughly the same distance from my T5HOs and get a new leaf every week or so...
Forum: DIY 10-29-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By the4x4hoss
I would configure all your standpipes like the...

I would configure all your standpipes like the one on the left in the pictures. Your water line will be at the midline of the "tee" so cut longer sections of PVC for in between the bulkhead and the...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By the4x4hoss
Snuffy is correct. The MIX is the one with the...

Snuffy is correct. The MIX is the one with the chicken manure but it is still the one you want to use.

There will be an ammonia spike as with any new new setup but that is what cycling is for. ...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By the4x4hoss
Yes there is a difference between the two. I...

Yes there is a difference between the two. I would avoid the SOIL and opt for the MIX. The chicken manure in the SOIL will play hell on your parameters and I have noticed there is a significant...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By the4x4hoss
If your entire substrate is sand it can be as...

If your entire substrate is sand it can be as deep as you want it to achieve the desired scape but you will need to invest in a bunch of root tabs for the set up and add more periodically after the...
Forum: DIY 10-28-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By the4x4hoss
In that case I would just use the cracked tank as...

In that case I would just use the cracked tank as part of an immersed grow setup.
Forum: DIY 10-28-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By the4x4hoss
I would wait for Petsmart to have another $1 a...

I would wait for Petsmart to have another $1 a gallon sale and just get a new one.
Forum: Algae 10-26-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By the4x4hoss
Excel has a tendency to melt vals...

Excel has a tendency to melt vals...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-22-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By the4x4hoss
If the tank has been properly cycled and you have...

If the tank has been properly cycled and you have virtually no fauna and you are not dumping loads of food into the tank for your one snail you should have a relatively low ammonia. No ammonia = no...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By the4x4hoss
Koralia Nano 425, Evolution 550, or Evolution 750?

Here is the deal... I am pretty sure I have a flow problem as my CO2 is cranked to 11, water parameters are good as I have ever seen them and I am still dealing with BBA and Rhizoclonium on my DW.
...
Forum: Algae 10-07-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By the4x4hoss
It looks like the fungus that grows on new...

It looks like the fungus that grows on new driftwood...
Forum: Algae 09-29-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By the4x4hoss
I know I am under planted and have been trying to...

I know I am under planted and have been trying to get my hands on some more plants.

The fauna includes:

11 Neons
13 Harlequin Rasboras
4 Ghost Catfish
7 Corys
4 Otos
8 Nerites
Forum: Algae 09-29-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By the4x4hoss
135gal with 40 gallon sump powered by a mag 9.5,...

135gal with 40 gallon sump powered by a mag 9.5, pressurized CO2

Lighting is 320W T5HO (approximately 2.4wpg)on for 3 hours, off for an hour, and then on for 3 hours.

As far as the mineral...
Forum: Algae 09-27-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By the4x4hoss
Algaefix... Could it be the answer?

I have had a hair algae outbreak for the last couple weeks on a newly planted tank. I remove the majority of the the algae daily by vacuuming and mechanical means followed by approximately 80 gallon...
Forum: Fish 09-22-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By the4x4hoss
Need a fish ID please

This little guy hitched a ride home in a bag of Harlequin Rasboras and I have no idea what he is. Kind of a cool looking little guy so I want to get some more if I can find out what he is.
Forum: Algae 09-19-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By the4x4hoss
Algae ID please

This stuff wasn't in the tank when I left for work this morning... Any ideas?
Forum: Fish 09-13-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By the4x4hoss
I run a reef setup and if I feed flakes on the...

I run a reef setup and if I feed flakes on the top it goes directly to the overflows and into the sump. I have found that you can crumble the flakes below the water line and my neons prefer to feed...
Forum: Substrate 09-06-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By the4x4hoss
The fish are all still in another tank until the...

The fish are all still in another tank until the ammonia level straightens out. I left my sump pretty dirty so it should be loaded with bacteria and I hope to have fish back in the tank in less than...
Forum: Substrate 09-05-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By the4x4hoss
I have had an itch to rescape my 135 so over the...

I have had an itch to rescape my 135 so over the weekend I moved all my fish and most of my plants to another aquarium, removed all my old substrate, and cleaned the tank well. I went to Home Depot...
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