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Forum: Fish 08-09-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By AJ12
I decided to try them out. I need fish that are...

I decided to try them out. I need fish that are a little larger then cherry barbs and the roseys add great color. The only other tank mates at this time are a zebra pleco and a 6" electric blue...
Forum: Fish 08-08-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By AJ12
Rosey Barbs with Babys Tears?

I have a very healthy carpet of dwarf babys tears, Hemianthias cuba. I want to add a school of roseys barbs but really dont want them to eat my carpet. Will it work?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By AJ12
GH help please

I cant seem to get my GH to go up. I added three times the recommended dose of the green leaf aquatics super GH buffer and my tank tested out to 0. I waited two days and did this again and still my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-19-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By AJ12
GH of zero, problem?

I use only RODI water in the tank and add green leaf aquatics super GH buffer along with a KH buffer to the buckets before the water goes into the tank. I have been using two tablespoons per 40...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By AJ12
Ok, so I think I'm going to keep to my regiment. ...

Ok, so I think I'm going to keep to my regiment. It doesn't seem like adding in the K2SO4 will give me too much more. Thanks for the responses guys
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By AJ12
I do use a good GH buffer, and a KH buffer. I...

I do use a good GH buffer, and a KH buffer. I only use RODI water in the tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-17-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By AJ12
Well my plants are growing fine, not...

Well my plants are growing fine, not exceptionally fast, if I start adding the K2SO4 will it potentially increase my growth rate on the plants?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-17-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By AJ12
Adding K2SO4

I've been following an EI regiment for about five months now with some bumps in the road, but my tank is finally settling down. When I got my dry ferts I picked up a pound of K2SO4 and haven't used...
Forum: Plants 05-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By AJ12
I am using a CO2 diffuser, and i have a CO2...

I am using a CO2 diffuser, and i have a CO2 indicator that always reads high. The tank is very tall but i think i have too much light on it. When the lights were resting on the frame of the tank...
Forum: Plants 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By AJ12
What am i doing wrong?

Im not sure what im doing wrong with my 150 gallon planted tank. I feel like im doing every thing as suggested and my plants just dont do as well as i think they shpuld be doing. My baby tears (HC)...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-14-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By AJ12
Good Iron Levels?

Im adding iron every other day to try and bring out the red in my Rotala sp. "mini butterfly" and after testing the tank with my new iron test kit (i have the sera FE test) i read levels of 1.0 mg/...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By AJ12
I use 100% RO/DI water in my tank. You have to...

I use 100% RO/DI water in my tank. You have to add a KH buffer and a GH buffer. I do two teaspoons of each in every 40 gallons of water (i have a 150 gallon so my water changes are done in barrels)...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By AJ12
Im using the super GH buffer from Green Leaf...

Im using the super GH buffer from Green Leaf Aquatics. I was told to switch over from the seachem equilibrium. My GH test is really old, so that could be it. Will open a new one today
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-08-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By AJ12
about four months old

about four months old
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By AJ12
My tank has a PH of 6.8 and a KH of 5 but im not...

My tank has a PH of 6.8 and a KH of 5 but im not getting a reading of anything on my GH and my tank has a hazy look to it. Is it possible that this could be causing my hazy water? I also started...
Forum: Algae 04-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 54,194
Posted By AJ12
Just tried this in my 150 gallon to combat the...

Just tried this in my 150 gallon to combat the start of a hair algae outbreak. Tank has everything from shrimp and micro crabs to zebra plecos and nerite snails and nothing seemed to be even slighty...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By AJ12
The Fluval plant LEDs throw off a pretty yellow...

The Fluval plant LEDs throw off a pretty yellow hue, i would say comparable to 6500k. But with lots of colored LEDs spread throughout.
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By AJ12
I am running CO2. The lights are sitting about...

I am running CO2. The lights are sitting about three inches from the tank, may try to suspend them to. Will try the screen idea
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By AJ12
I follow a strict EI regiment. monday,...

I follow a strict EI regiment. monday, wednesday, friday are my macro days. On macro days i add 2 teaspoons of KNo3 and 3/4 teaspoon of KH3PO4. On tuesday, thursday, sunday i do micros. Micro...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By AJ12
Fluval LEDs

Im running four of the 36" Fluval plant spectrum LED's over my 150 gallon tank. Im wondering if anyone else is using these lights and could chime in on theyre experience with them.


That being...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By AJ12
I added a group of 16 of them to my 150 gallon...

I added a group of 16 of them to my 150 gallon tank. For the first two weeks i saw maybe 3 at a time. The next few weeks they began digging up some of my less rooted plants. After that problem was...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By AJ12
Weitzmanni Tetras

Does any one have any experience with these guys in a planted tank? I added sixteen of them to my 150 gallon tank and they dig under the HC i have constantly. They're great looking fish but they're...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-09-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By AJ12
Ok so im turning the co2 and the lights off for...

Ok so im turning the co2 and the lights off for the next few days and im suspending the fert dosing. As far as the amounts of fertilizers doe that sound like it may be too much? Im sure after...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-08-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By AJ12
I'm using a full co2 injection system, I'm just...

I'm using a full co2 injection system, I'm just adding excel on top of it to help with the algae. I do have a gh buffer I'm just using up the equilibrium first. Today out of frustration I shut off...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-08-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By AJ12
I also started dosing Microlifts TheraP about...

I also started dosing Microlifts TheraP about three weeks ago, could this be whats causing such a green tank?
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