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Forum: Equipment   10-28-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Jason K
U should try to get a free replacement if u r the...

U should try to get a free replacement if u r the original owner. contact the retailer. Worked for me.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By Jason K
Tank looks great...where is the algae exactly? ...

Tank looks great...where is the algae exactly?

I'm going with the Loch Ness monster.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Thanks lam...yea, if your ferts and co2 are in...

Thanks lam...yea, if your ferts and co2 are in order, it's the thing to do...hopefully you won't have to go as low as me.

Flash, for sure a dimmer would've come in handy. I'm too cheap to swap...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Hey parrot, about 12-15 little guys. The guys at...

Hey parrot, about 12-15 little guys. The guys at the LFS took them for their home tanks.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-14-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
One year update! So I essentially shut down...

One year update!

So I essentially shut down these tanks last summer, a month or so after my last post...algae maintenance and frustration was taking up too much of my time. I gave away all my...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-22-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,006
Posted By Jason K
Beautiful...did you remove the petrified wood?

Beautiful...did you remove the petrified wood?
Forum: Tank Journals   03-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,228
Posted By Jason K
stand and light stand look really nice. ...

stand and light stand look really nice.

question...how long of a move was it? any issues with tank or plants based on your method?
Forum: Algae   03-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Jason K
If you've got ferts and co2 in good supply (which...

If you've got ferts and co2 in good supply (which you should verify first of all), the third lever you can play with is lighting. Either lower the photoperiod and/or intensity of your light until...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-26-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By Jason K
What's your ferts regime? What's your...

What's your ferts regime? What's your photoperiod? 26w of cf should be plenty of light.

Hc color looks good in the pics. You should def trim the naughty bits that are growing vertically tho.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-19-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jason K
Get a Red Sea Deco Art Nano Filter, chop off a...

Get a Red Sea Deco Art Nano Filter, chop off a good chunk of the impeller blades down with a pair of scissors, and you can get a real low flow your betta will be comfortable with while providing some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,832
Posted By Jason K
curious, how much time do you spend on...

curious, how much time do you spend on maintenance in a week or a month?
Forum: Equipment   01-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Jason K
agree, I have 2213s on my 45s, works great,...

agree, I have 2213s on my 45s, works great, especially with the option to dial down the flow a bit with the connector thingies.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By Jason K
looks nice. 15w over 2.5 gals sounds about...

looks nice. 15w over 2.5 gals sounds about perfect, don't change that. some excel, and your plants should grow nicely.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-27-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,243
Posted By Jason K
my experience with aquasky + aquasoil...crazy...

my experience with aquasky + aquasoil...crazy algae. I would plant heavy and flood right away, and keep the photoperiod really low to start.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Yeah, I think that's the right approach. Good...

Yeah, I think that's the right approach. Good luck to you.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Thanks guys. Each tanks started with just a pair...

Thanks guys. Each tanks started with just a pair of otos. I think the fact there were no other fish, and plenty of algae, led to the breeding. Will do updates on the survival rate, etc. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jason K
Pearling without CO2? Really? I've used excel...

Pearling without CO2? Really? I've used excel in many setups, and have never seen that.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-19-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Week 8 update: Still battling algae in both...

Week 8 update:

Still battling algae in both tanks, but I can tell it's gotten significantly better over the last few weeks...hopefully the tanks will be algae 'free' in a few more weeks. Both...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Jason K
I wouldn't recommend glosso without co2...I've...

I wouldn't recommend glosso without co2...I've tried and failed several times. Dwarf hairgrass and E. tellenus are the only foreground plants I've personally had success with in creating a carpet...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-25-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Jason K
about 5 degrees for each. smaller water changes...

about 5 degrees for each. smaller water changes would mean my GH/KH would continue to climb, I'd imagine.

In my other set up, where I have no stones, KH and GH are stable, and stay right where I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-23-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Jason K
You want to reduce the amount of water @ wc to...

You want to reduce the amount of water @ wc to prevent KH/GH swings?

I have some stones in one setup that is increasing the KH & GH by about 5 degrees each throughout the week, before I bring it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-20-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Jason K
I recently started two setups with AS. It took...

I recently started two setups with AS. It took about 3-4 wks for nitrites to consistently stay at 0 ppm in both tanks and presumably be fully 'cycled', with weekly 50% water changes. I threw in a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-19-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Jason K
never mind...i tested the water again...

never mind...i tested the water again tonight...i'm showing ~10ppm now. that seems sensible.



hmm...that seems highly unlikely as well.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-19-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
SAEs in a ten gallon tank doesn't seem...

SAEs in a ten gallon tank doesn't seem appropriate. I'd love to 'borrow' a few for a few weeks tho.

Maybe a few amanos.

I did add two Otos in each tank the other day...they are not really...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jason K
Yup, i had ludwigida arcuata growing like...

Yup, i had ludwigida arcuata growing like gangbusters for about two weeks. I trimmed, got slammed with algae, and it's dying off. Hoping it will recover.
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