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Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Yankee
AirGas refills mine for $1 per pound.

AirGas refills mine for $1 per pound.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By Yankee
I agree. If you've already put up the money for a...

I agree. If you've already put up the money for a pressurized system you may as well spend just a tiny bit more and get a solenoid. They really can help you (especially if you're gone on weekends).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Yankee
This is exactly why I went back into the store....

This is exactly why I went back into the store. They were pretty apologetic and scared to death when I walked back into the store with an empty (frozen) tank about 5 minutes after they filled it. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Yankee
That's what I thought as well - so I was confused...

That's what I thought as well - so I was confused at first. I marched back in and they admitted that they're not used to filling 5 lb tanks and were using guesswork when it came to filling it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Yankee
CO2 tank off gassed in car

Funny story. Got my tank filled today and took it home in the car - while driving home the thing off gased due to the increase in temp (translates to pressure) and fills the entire cabin of the car...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Yankee
Thanks all for the responses. I enjoy how diverse...

Thanks all for the responses. I enjoy how diverse the suggestions are. I just reduced the photoperiod to a few hours and will have the tank up and running tonight after a water change.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Yankee
Yeah I basically just dosed gloc and cut it back...

Yeah I basically just dosed gloc and cut it back to a 4 hour period. BBA is showing on the substrate (slightly) so I'm guessing the swing in CO2 is being noticed. I was able to get out today and am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Yankee
CO2 tank ran out - can't get to LFS

Hey everyone,

I have a high tech extremely dense-planted tank that runs CO2. Unfortunately my tank just ran out and a massive snow storm smacked the Pacific Northwest and I can't get out of my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Yankee
It's not going to do anything horrible as long as...

It's not going to do anything horrible as long as your plants aren't sensitive to liquid CO2. I'd give it a shot as I usually do that on dirt tanks anyway. Seachem is the typical brand most people...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Yankee
If you're running simple DIY CO2 then you can...

If you're running simple DIY CO2 then you can either follow some of things said above, or get a ladder diffuser - they tend to work well with DIY, however they can be an eyesore.
Forum: Lighting 02-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Yankee
If it's lowtech then a fugeray will work well.

If it's lowtech then a fugeray will work well.
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Yankee
I'd go with a finnex planted +. The reason some...

I'd go with a finnex planted +. The reason some LEDs wash out plants is because of the lack of spectrum. You can get RGB LEDs and it will compete with different colored T5 bulbs. If you don't want to...
Forum: Algae 01-30-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Yankee
I'm seeing a few types of alage in there. Which...

I'm seeing a few types of alage in there. Which one are you referring to? The dark spots, the fuzz on the leaves, or the brown mass at the root of your marsilea?
Forum: Substrate 01-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Yankee
Probably not H2S. This happens all the time to a...

Probably not H2S. This happens all the time to a lot of aquarists. It's just CO2 releasing from the substrate and floating back to the surface. Don't worry unless you smell rotten eggs or your tank...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Yankee
I got all my stuff from auction sites like Ebay....

I got all my stuff from auction sites like Ebay. Basically a regulator and tank is all you need (I'd suggest getting a regulator w/ a solenoid so it shuts off - most come with one these days). The...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By Yankee
Switching lights for color?

Hey everyone,

When I was first starting out in the hobby I purchased an aquaticlife T5 fixture for my 10 gallon. I became a little bit of a gear head and decided to buy a Finnex Ray II as well and...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Yankee
Yes. Usually when you first set up a dirted tank...

Yes. Usually when you first set up a dirted tank it's suggested to do several water changes the day you set it up. Helps remove debris and reduces the tannins a bit. If you're not too long into your...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Yankee
MM doesn't require as much upkeep or care as...

MM doesn't require as much upkeep or care as glosso. You've only had it in your tank a week. I've had a new batch in a 10 gallon for 3 weeks and didn't start seeing growth until week 2 when the roots...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Yankee
If you're not going with CO2 then a fugeray will...

If you're not going with CO2 then a fugeray will work well. I'd suggest getting a hood that fits your tank that can accommodate CFLs to start. That's usually a good, low cost, startup for people...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Yankee
For that size tank, either will work. For iwagumi...

For that size tank, either will work. For iwagumi you can go with HC or DHG.
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Yankee
Do you have co2? I wouldn't think about upgrading...

Do you have co2? I wouldn't think about upgrading light unless you figure out your carbon source.
Forum: Plants 01-28-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Yankee
Do you have a picture? I haven't seen Val flower.

Do you have a picture? I haven't seen Val flower.
Forum: Plants 01-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Yankee
Bows tend to be pretty deep. If you want...

Bows tend to be pretty deep. If you want something that resembles glosso but is a little easier - marsilea minuta is great. You can grow quite a bit of carpet plants with your setup, it just depends...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Yankee
Take a look at this article: ...

Take a look at this article:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=517945

This introduces you to the ei method which is one of the most used methods for fertilizing your tank. I'd...
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Yankee
If you're too worried about it - just do it over...

If you're too worried about it - just do it over again (shouldn't be that expensive). Otherwise I don't think it's such a big deal. I've taken soil from my garden and used it before.
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