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Forum: Fish 07-08-2005, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,190
Posted By falcon
I've tried the beef heart mixes before, but...

I've tried the beef heart mixes before, but without gelatine, and they did pollute the water. Perhaps I should re-visit with a new recipe.

But what I do is this. Buy beef heart, de-vain, and cut...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-30-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 54,145
Posted By falcon
Skyfish, I have an exact setup for the reactor. ...

Skyfish, I have an exact setup for the reactor. No worries about debris getting into it. I have been running it for over 2 years now and the reactor is pretty clean inside. From the look of it, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By falcon
Also, I would watch the heater very carelly...

Also, I would watch the heater very carelly throughout the day to see if in fact it doesn't come on. I had my heaters set at 80 and the tank temperature reached 87 few weeks ago according to my...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2005, 07:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 54,145
Posted By falcon
Thanks PJAN.

Thanks PJAN.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 54,145
Posted By falcon
PJAN, I find your reasoning behind lights and...

PJAN, I find your reasoning behind lights and fertilizing pretty interesting. Expanding on Skyfish' post, could you post your dosing regimen for the whole week? Currently, I am having a bit of...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By falcon
The most annoying thing. Just typed a lenghty...

The most annoying thing. Just typed a lenghty reply and it didn't post.

Well, here it goes. I have pretty much standard setup as suggested in the manual. In the bottom baket, I have the ceramic...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2004, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,160
Posted By falcon
no flow on eheim ecco comfort 2236

Ok, I bought the ecco 2236 about 3 months ago. At first, excellent flow and I was really happy with the filter. About a month or a bit over into its operations, the flow pretty much stopped. Had to...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,543
Posted By falcon
I had a similar experience with Millwaukee...

I had a similar experience with Millwaukee controller. I try to keep my pH at 6.7-6.8. With Millwaukee, I have to keep it at 6.4-6.5 and after 3 weeks at 6.3 as pearling stopped. For some reason,...
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2004, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By falcon
I have corralife lights on my two tanks and I...

I have corralife lights on my two tanks and I like them. As you said, replace the bulb to 6700k. See which place is cheaper, factor in shipping, if any. I have purchased the 'optional' mounting...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By falcon
I have the same reactor and filter. You won't...

I have the same reactor and filter. You won't need any teflon tape. I'm not sure what connectors you have, but I have used 2 sided barbed connectors and have secured the hose with 1" or 1/2" steel...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2004, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By falcon
I'm not sure what 3 sets of 55w means. If it's...

I'm not sure what 3 sets of 55w means. If it's 3x55w then you're getting just over 1wpg and that's too low for most plants. If you mean 3x2x55 then it's not bad, you should be fine. I have 260w on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By falcon
Rots away - are the roots burried? With Java...

Rots away - are the roots burried? With Java Fern, you attach it to wood or rocks with fishing line, etc. until it 'attaches' itself to that piece. By burrying it, you will promote rot and it won't...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By falcon
Sorry guys, maybe I didn't make it clear. The...

Sorry guys, maybe I didn't make it clear. The underlying question is whether you really need prefilter on canister and planted tanks as I found them a little problematic in a planted setup.

Thank...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2004, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By falcon
Here is the link to the ones I use...

Here is the link to the ones I use http://www.mops.ca/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/cshop/FSAT-FM1930.html?L+scstore+twps4251ffe3a6e3+1086721229
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2004, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By falcon
who uses prefilters?

Ok, I have installed some prefilters on my tank. I bought the pre-filter MaxIII. Looked good and works good for the most part. The problem is that the darn thing is not too secure attaching to...
Forum: Algae 06-06-2004, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By falcon
Thank you for your help Wasserpest. Yes, it's a...

Thank you for your help Wasserpest. Yes, it's a nice tank but can't fully enjoy 'cause of algea.

I have added 4 more amano shrimp to the original 5 I had. The original five are pretty big now. ...
Forum: Algae 06-05-2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By falcon
Zapus, you're funny... :icon_bigg

Zapus, you're funny... :icon_bigg
Forum: Algae 06-05-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By falcon
Thanks for your replies guys. I change 50% of...

Thanks for your replies guys. I change 50% of water on a weekly basis. In the 260w pc those are 6700k, 80w additional some sort of growth bulbs I think in the 4-5000k range.

I have been...
Forum: Algae 06-05-2004, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By falcon
The tank has been up for 6 months now. I'd say...

The tank has been up for 6 months now. I'd say the tank is fairly densely planted - will try and post a pic tomorrow. Before, I was getting BBA, the one that is hard to pull off. Now, I have the...
Forum: Lighting 06-05-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By falcon
Thanks for your reply Jason. Yes, I am injecting...

Thanks for your reply Jason. Yes, I am injecting CO2. I try to keep my pH around 6.7-6.8. My kH is 5.5-6, gH 6, nitrates I am trying to keep at 10pmm(recently by adding NO3), Phosphates are around...
Forum: Lighting 06-04-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By falcon
How much lilght for 120g?

I have a 120g, 60x18x26(LxDxH). I upgraded to 260w pc. Is it enough? I am having problems with algea and am trying to play with ferts a bit. I have added as a temporary measure 80w more watts of...
Forum: Algae 06-04-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By falcon
dosing dry ferts

I am thinking of dosing dry ferts. I have a 120g, 260w pc light - added 80 NO light temporarily. Pressurized co2 maintained at 6.7-6.8pH. kH 5.5-6, gH 6. Phosphates 0.5-1ppm(hard to tell from the...
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