The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 80
Search took 0.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: david meyers
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By david meyers
Ntrates

Over 50 years of being a serious hobbyist I never worried about nitrates. After testing for them a few months ago; I've been trying to lower them without much luck. Levels in my 150 gal discus tank...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By david meyers
I have an AC110 & a Fluval & don't like either...

I have an AC110 & a Fluval & don't like either one. They both have too much by-pass of water. The filtering design of the AC's is ass backwards. Forcing the water up through the filter media doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,325
Posted By david meyers
I wouldn't go with Hydor since I find their...

I wouldn't go with Hydor since I find their heaters to be garbage. Why would their filters be any different?
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By david meyers
Throw that Fluval in the garbage: they filter...

Throw that Fluval in the garbage: they filter very poorly. Buy a good canister filter & see the difference!
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By david meyers
Just got a Filstar & am not happy with the...

Just got a Filstar & am not happy with the outflow nozzle.
where do I get one of those rainbars? You didn't say.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By david meyers
I have the ac 110 & fluval c4. Although I've...

I have the ac 110 & fluval c4. Although I've never had any major problems with them; I won't buy any more. There is simply too much water bypass. With the aqua clears that coarse sponge is a joke....
Forum: Substrate 04-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By david meyers
Thanks for your advice. I'll try the root tabs...

Thanks for your advice. I'll try the root tabs first. Maybe will set up a smaller tank and try the Safe t Sorb. I might as well discontinue the dosing with liquid ferts as I see no effect. Since...
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By david meyers
What are the names of what's available? Soiless...

What are the names of what's available? Soiless mixes are usually composed of mostly peat moss with some vermiculite & perlite. In my opinion this would probably make your water too acid.
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By david meyers
Gravel vs. Safe t Sorb

I've had my 140g tank set up for 2 yrs. now and have had poor results with plants no matter what I do. Barely can keep crypts, swords, sag alive let alone grow & reproduce. Tank lighting is 4-33" ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By david meyers
Dry ferts

Am going to try dry ferts from the Planted Aquarium Fertilizer Co. Their macro mix contains equal parts of KNO3 ( 13.5-0-46.2 ) K2SO4 ( 0-0-50 ) MgSO4 & CSM+B. That adds up to 13.5-0-96.2. That seems...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By david meyers
Sun-Sun filters

What's the purpose of the quartz sleeves that they sell to go over the UV lamp?
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By david meyers
Sun-Sun filters

Do the filters have an on/off switch for the uv bulb?
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By david meyers
Filters

Go with the canister filter. They don 't bypass as much water as the ones you mentioned. I bought a fluval after having an aqua clear. The aqua clear bypasses too much water and the filter sponge is...
Forum: Fish 05-25-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By david meyers
Corys lose whiskers

My 20 panda corys I raised from eggs are in a community 150 gal. tank. Over a period of time they have all lost their whiskers. I have heard that gravel with sharp edges can cause this but my gravel...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By david meyers
Flouride

Does anyone know what if any effect flouride has on fish? Am considering buying an RO/DI unit & I see that some of them remove flouride. Just wondering if my discus would be happier without flouride....
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 165,715
Posted By david meyers
Odyssea lights for the money can't be beat!

Odyssea lights for the money can't be beat!
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By david meyers
I have used many of the newer type HOB filters...

I have used many of the newer type HOB filters including the AQ's & don't like the way they are designed or their filtering quality. Filtering the water by forcing it up through the media allows for...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By david meyers
Yes; I watched the female lay eggs followed by...

Yes; I watched the female lay eggs followed by the male fertilizing them.
Forum: Fish 12-08-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By david meyers
Eggs are an amber color.

Eggs are an amber color.
Forum: Fish 12-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By david meyers
Discus eggs not hatching

Two of my Red Scribblet paired off in my 150g discus tank & spawned. They took care of the eggs but they fungused which I attributed to my hard water. I removed the pair & placed them in a 29g tank....
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By david meyers
You don't need any chemical remover if you age &...

You don't need any chemical remover if you age & filter the water for a week.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By david meyers
$1.00 per gal. sale

Does anyone know when Petco will be having the tank sale?
Forum: Fish 09-02-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By david meyers
Discus foods

I recently started keeping discus & have 15 in a 150g. I like to feed them 4-5 times a day to keep their growth rate going. They like the large Spiratula flakes, fd blackworms, tubifex, bloodworms,...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By david meyers
kinda depends on how much experience you have....

kinda depends on how much experience you have. Both are my #1 & 2 favorites. Just started keeping discus with a 150g devoted to 15 of them. Have kept & bred angels for 50 yrs.
Forum: Fish 08-11-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By david meyers
Agree that meth. blue @10 drops per gallon...

Agree that meth. blue @10 drops per gallon shouldn't impair vision. Unfertilized eggs will turn white within 24 hrs. They probably won't hatch but if you can see that they are still clear; raise...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 80

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012