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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Sackwack
General Noob Question on Plant Life

This may be a noob question but here goes. How long should an aquarium plant live? If you do everthing right should they live a long time? Do some plants have a shorter life span than others? Is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2005, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Sackwack
Siamensis Algae Eaters (SAE) are great algae...

Siamensis Algae Eaters (SAE) are great algae eaters but may get a little too big for the 20g. Maybe try an otto. My platys also do good work on the algae. I bought some albino feeder shrimp for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2005, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Sackwack
For a quick fix to your GW borrow a UV sterilizer...

For a quick fix to your GW borrow a UV sterilizer from your LFS. 48-72 hours of runtime will be good (obviously depending on the UV sterilizer). In the long run you gotta get your ferts right or GW...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2005, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Sackwack
I just went through the same thing as well. Your...

I just went through the same thing as well. Your green water will most likely get worse and not better. Mine took a few weeks to look like pea soup but it made it there.
The cheapest most...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Sackwack
Thanks will try it all. Sounds like Troy Mcclure...

Thanks will try it all. Sounds like Troy Mcclure has the same thing
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2005, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By Sackwack
Rio 600...really noisy

I have a rio 600 and it is really noisy. It sounds like a really loud grinding sound. I have the peice where you can regulate the water flow on it and it just makes it worse. Adjusting the flow so...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Sackwack
Does everyone re-calibrate their controller every...

Does everyone re-calibrate their controller every month? I guess I need some instructions on maintenance of my controller. Is there anything else that I need to do?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2005, 01:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Sackwack
I just use a PH controller and run co2 24/7. I'm...

I just use a PH controller and run co2 24/7. I'm probably wasting a little of CO2 throughout the night but at least I am not getting large ph swings :icon_bigg. I also have a lid on a tank that is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-14-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Sackwack
If anybody is wondering heres what I got from my...

If anybody is wondering heres what I got from my test kit.

PH 8.0
Kh 6
Gh ?
Ammonia ?
Nitrite ?
Nitrate ~5.0
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Sackwack
San Diego Water

Can anybody tell me the water parameters of San Diego? Iv'e asked the LFS of San Diego and they all say its extremly hard.

THe reason I ask is because I am using R/O water and am having a problem...
Forum: DIY 04-05-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Sackwack
Thanks for the replies. In reading through the...

Thanks for the replies. In reading through the forums I found that many people angle their reactors. So I tried a 20 degree angle and viola no more trickle sound. Whether it was a problem with the...
Forum: DIY 04-04-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Sackwack
I can just cap the place where I have the check...

I can just cap the place where I have the check valve and use the same reactor right? I am a little confused about the check valve. I understand what you are saying about putting the co2 line...
Forum: DIY 04-04-2005, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Sackwack
DIY reactor not working??

I made a DIY reactor (for pressurized co2) recently and I think that its not working. PH levels are staying about the same. I dont think that it is dissolving the bubbles (1.5bps) properly. What...
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