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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,389
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Only issues I have ever had with an UGF were...

Only issues I have ever had with an UGF were roots gettign tangled in them. if your converting a tank then its not the ned of the world to leave a ugf in there. however if starting a new one i...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By CrimsonKeel
well your degassing all your co2 with that bubble...

well your degassing all your co2 with that bubble filter. also it looks like most of your plants are of the slower growing variety so your probably putting a bit too much light into the tank. if it...
Forum: Substrate 10-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Ive had the SMS stuff for a little over a year in...

Ive had the SMS stuff for a little over a year in my tank.
it is light stuff but i grow crypts just fine in it. only thing is when vacummining you do tend to suck up a little of it.
so id rate it a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By CrimsonKeel
i would put a air bubbler on a timer for the...

i would put a air bubbler on a timer for the nigth time. other than that a couple days of no ferts with everything running wont hurt too bad.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By CrimsonKeel
well your acitinic bulbs are useless for growing...

well your acitinic bulbs are useless for growing plants so that cuts them right out.
you cna get by with no co2 at 1.5 but most likely get algae blooms. if your growing easy plants you will be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By CrimsonKeel
A week will be fine with no dosing. I often go...

A week will be fine with no dosing.
I often go a week or so. you will get some algae but it shouldnt be too bad after a week.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By CrimsonKeel
I use glass under a canopy It works for me and...

I use glass under a canopy
It works for me and its not really a pain. just use prop rod to hold up canopy and lift up glass to get into tank. Helps alot with evaporation since i added the glass
Forum: Substrate 09-30-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By CrimsonKeel
yeah your estimate on sms is off by a bag. I...

yeah your estimate on sms is off by a bag. I used 1.5 bags in my 110 gallon and i have 3-5 inches of substrate. I also bought 3 bags for 27 dollars so maybe shop around for a better price.
as far...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By CrimsonKeel
WOW out of curiosity i tried to ship a 10 gallon...

WOW out of curiosity i tried to ship a 10 gallon tank ot you via ups and it was 325 bucks just in shipping.

USPS though for a 10 pound box is only 52 dollars shipped ot ireland
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By CrimsonKeel
I still believe that using a tank that has been...

I still believe that using a tank that has been used as a medication tank is a bad idea.
a new 10 gallon tank is maybe 15 bucks. for all the time and effort your putting in 15 bucks would be a nice...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By CrimsonKeel
set up your other filter on your current tank...

set up your other filter on your current tank before tearing it down. this will help "seed" it with the bacteria it will need.
Personally I wouldnt pull out and boil the flourite. i would just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,924
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Could you have used your 3 gallon in the past for...

Could you have used your 3 gallon in the past for a treatment tank? it could be left over chemicals in the tank.
Also it would seem to me that you would want to set up the saltwater tank far in ...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
thanks if i could get them to hold still they...

thanks if i could get them to hold still they have really nice tails.
I got them at a local auction from a breeder. If your interested in a few months i should have some that are of age to sell...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Right now it is set up through a cheap ceramic...

Right now it is set up through a cheap ceramic bubbler that is bubbling into my canister intake. it blows out the other side of tank from my checker but i have a power head mixing the water in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By CrimsonKeel
I would say Apontogen also because you said it...

I would say Apontogen also because you said it came from a bulb.
Crypts dont grow out of bulbs.
One more note your big chunks of rocks for substrate will be hard to grow any plants in. i may be...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
HEHE actually its not so much saving I have the...

HEHE actually its not so much saving I have the money its sliding it past the wife that concerns me :D

OH and i ordered Some new bulbs last night to replace my two broken ones so i can get back to...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Yeah IM using EI method with some rex grigg...

Yeah IM using EI method with some rex grigg ferts. just checekd and im at about a bubble per second. seems low for such a big tank but my drop checker is green
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
So I need more filtration But I really don't have...

So I need more filtration But I really don't have a ton to spend right now.
Options are:
Eheim ECCO 2236 (already one on it now which i like alot) $94
Eheim Classic 2217 (~$115)
Eheim Pro II...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Kinda figured it was something like that but...

Kinda figured it was something like that but wasnt sure.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
So far my favorite picture of the tank ...

So far my favorite picture of the tank
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3451.jpg
Anyone Know why my cobomba fold its leaves up like this Usually happens at end of the day....
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Thanks its a work in progress right now but its...

Thanks its a work in progress right now but its shaping up nicely
Fish are
1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 leopard Pleco, ~7 LyreTail GoldWag Swordtail, ~6 otocinclus, 15 or so Fancy Guppies (males only),...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
8/23/08 Algae Slowly going away here ...

8/23/08 Algae Slowly going away here
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3420.jpg
8/28/28
Finally some pictures I dont mind Showing :D Still lots of algae but its Fading fast now that...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Couple Pictures from 8/13/08 Fighting massive...

Couple Pictures from 8/13/08
Fighting massive algae here. Hair algae, some sort of brown Dust algae, Green spot algae, and lots of Staghorn
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3384.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Crypt (not sure exact name on this one) ...

Crypt (not sure exact name on this one)
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3208.jpg
Half full planted a few things in foreground...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By CrimsonKeel
Initial setup 7/26/08 Empty tank+stand ...

Initial setup 7/26/08
Empty tank+stand
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3182.jpg
SMS in
http://www.aww-kittah-aww.com/up/files/1012/IMG_3184.jpg
SMS closeup dry ...
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