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Forum: DIY 01-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By themainer
Another thing to consider when using one filter...

Another thing to consider when using one filter for multiple tanks is that if you have an Ich breakout (or any other disease) in one tank, the chance of it ending up in the other two tanks is very...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By themainer
My only thought (assuming your readings are...

My only thought (assuming your readings are correct) is that you are injecting CO2 into the tank at the bottom and it is not being circulated well causing a difference in pH.

How are your fish...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By themainer
Neat tool. Thanks for sharing. I like that you...

Neat tool. Thanks for sharing. I like that you give the ranges on the result page for the different types of dosing.

Two suggestions:
1. It would be nice if everything wasn't spanning the entire...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-15-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By themainer
Have you ever heard of Lulu.com? It is one of...

Have you ever heard of Lulu.com? It is one of many self publishing websites. You can publish your own work, make a few bucks off it, and it may be a good way to get your work out there and see what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By themainer
You do not want to leave the rubber bands on the...

You do not want to leave the rubber bands on the plants. Leaving them on would most likely cause the stems to melt and die.

When planting, you just need to stick them in far enough so they stay...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By themainer
You definitely don't want to be using products...

You definitely don't want to be using products like tilex on the disc since they contain lots of chemicals you don't want in your fish tank. I would suggest you rinse it very well before putting...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,424
Posted By themainer
Unfortunately taking water from a cycled tank and...

Unfortunately taking water from a cycled tank and putting in a new tank doesn't make the new tank "cycled". Cycled implies that the tank (filter media, gravel, stones, wood, etc) contains enough...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By themainer
For those that respond, it might be helpful to...

For those that respond, it might be helpful to Nirad if you include how many bubbles per second (bps) you are using.
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By themainer
The leaky power cord is a known issue. What I...

The leaky power cord is a known issue. What I did was take the top off my XP3, unscrew the two pieces that are basically "pinching" the power cord in place. Then I added some silicone along the...
Forum: Substrate 02-11-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By themainer
Here is a great thread on minerialized top soil...

Here is a great thread on minerialized top soil (sticky on the top of the substrate forum):

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/substrate/72382-mineralized-top-soil-substrate.html
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By themainer
If you pick up 4ft fixtures, you will most likely...

If you pick up 4ft fixtures, you will most likely have some fixture hanging over the edge on each side of the tank. Have you looked into any 5ft fixtures (?x80w)? Not sure price wise how they...
Forum: Lighting 02-07-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By themainer
I would suggest starting out with 2x54w. If you...

I would suggest starting out with 2x54w. If you are buying a fixture and not a retrofit kit, a lot of people will suggest getting 4x54w so you can start out with just 2 and if you decide you want...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-04-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By themainer
I would suggest removing your picture or making...

I would suggest removing your picture or making it smaller. As you can tell, it is taking up 4 1/2 lines worth of space.

Either that or embed an html table in your signature (can you do this?) so...
Forum: Algae 01-29-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By themainer
Since you are doing the EI method, does that mean...

Since you are doing the EI method, does that mean you have been doing 50% water changes once a week? If not, you should probably start doing that. Might have too much nutrients floating around in...
Forum: Plants 01-12-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By themainer
Are you dosing any macro nutrients?

Are you dosing any macro nutrients?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By themainer
Looks great, and no CO2 eh? Wow. How much light...

Looks great, and no CO2 eh? Wow. How much light do you have over the tank? Any algae issues?

Well done. Look forward to seeing where you take it.
Forum: DIY 11-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By themainer
What is the size of the tank? If you don't...

What is the size of the tank? If you don't really feel like fixing it, you could always set it somewhere with water for a few weeks to see how it does.

If it works, that may be a good sign, but...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By themainer
I have always had my solenoid plugged into a...

I have always had my solenoid plugged into a surge protector and never had a problem.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By themainer
Not much better, but... ...

Not much better, but...

http://www.adana-usa.com/images/gallery0/11.jpg
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By themainer
You would be fine with just the 2x54 setup and...

You would be fine with just the 2x54 setup and could grow pretty much whatever you wanted to, but as many people say, it's always nice to have those extra 2 to play around with. You may decide later...
Forum: Plants 10-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By themainer
Searching is your friend: ...

Searching is your friend:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/plants/9898-how-do-i-prune-val.html...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By themainer
Is it possible that you have put the check valve...

Is it possible that you have put the check valve on backwards? I would turn everything off, and test out which direction stops the flow of water.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By themainer
Keep in mind a lot of places, like bigals and...

Keep in mind a lot of places, like bigals and F&S, will price match. Couldn't find the link for F&S, but I bet they do.

So if you find a good price on a filter at petsmart, and better prices for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By themainer
Sounds to me like you are doing a great job of...

Sounds to me like you are doing a great job of taking care of your fish. One thing to consider is where you are obtaining your fish (Walmart, Petsmart, Petco, etc..). Often times, the quality of...
Forum: Lighting 06-04-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By themainer
Have you considered using 36" T5 bulbs instead? ...

Have you considered using 36" T5 bulbs instead? This would allow coverage across the entire tank.
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