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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 06:50 PM
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Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
I will! Thanks for all your help!

I will! Thanks for all your help!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Maybe. In your opinion what plants would you...

Maybe. In your opinion what plants would you consider to be 'sensitive' to high temperatures (or temperature fluctuations)? I might have to avoid them :/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
I haven't noticed the temperature have any...

I haven't noticed the temperature have any negative effect my plants at all. In fact, I think it might be helping them (temperature speeds up chemical reactions). Ever since I upped the temp my...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Well it's enough CO2 to crash my pH from 8.4 to...

Well it's enough CO2 to crash my pH from 8.4 to 6.5, so DIY or not it's certainly having a great effect on my tank.
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Wow. So I checked out the low-tech forum and holy...

Wow. So I checked out the low-tech forum and holy moly!!! Some of those tanks are absolutely breath-taking and dare I say, some even more so than some high-tech tanks that I've seen. Definitely makes...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Thanks, I'm aware. My tank does have CO2...

Thanks, I'm aware. My tank does have CO2 injection and ferts. What's missing is the lighting.
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Hey thanks! My tank is high tech, so would...

Hey thanks!

My tank is high tech, so would they work?

The link you posted tanks me to a dead end?
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Question I Need New Lights ASAP! Would this work?

Hey Everyone!

I'm in desperate need of new lighting for my 55-gallon freshwater (I'm currently running only 1, 32-watt florescent which is obviously not cutting it) , but I am on a very strict...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Hey someone just started a thread who experienced...

Hey someone just started a thread who experienced the same pH drop:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=227074

I hope it helps.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Really? I don't think I ever came across...

Really? I don't think I ever came across temperature effecting plants, but I suppose you have a good point. My thought has been that if it's okay for the fish it's okay for the plants... obviously...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Thanks a BUNCH! I will do that.

Thanks a BUNCH! I will do that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
I don't know what my KH is or how much CO2 I have...

I don't know what my KH is or how much CO2 I have just yet (I have invested in a test kit), but the tank I'm talking about is a 55-gallon with 3, DIY 2-liter CO2 systems. My fish appear to be doing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
This is true, but there are also UNFATHOMABLE...

This is true, but there are also UNFATHOMABLE amounts of inaccurate misinformation online. The best route is to reference a college textbook. They are expense and hard to navigate at times, but they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
I agree. Having plants in a cycling aquarium can...

I agree. Having plants in a cycling aquarium can make your tank experience a 'silent' cycle where the plants use the excess ammonia and nitrite. It can appear as if your tank is going through a mini...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
7.7??? I wish I could get my pH down that low. My...

7.7??? I wish I could get my pH down that low. My water is 8.4-8.9 straight out of the tap.

Add CO2, you're pH will crash within hours. When I first added CO2 my tank went from 8.4 to 6.8...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
HOLY MOLY! And I thought I was bad... ...

HOLY MOLY! And I thought I was bad...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4yui4jsOQ1qhlgxlo1_500.gif

Is that really necessary? I'm assuming so since you mentioned you have great discus ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
WOW! I just had a huge brain-fart/paradigm shift!...

WOW! I just had a huge brain-fart/paradigm shift! :eek: Thank you!

This really helped me visualize the nutrient balance in my tank and now I'm going to start re-thinking my tank maintenance...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Lol that's exactly why I don't do big water...

Lol that's exactly why I don't do big water changes.

Plus I would argue that it's better for the fish because smaller water changes are not as abrupt as larger ones. Systematically speaking, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
How do you figure that? With frequent water...

How do you figure that? With frequent water changes there's never an excess of anything.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Yes, it is that high, according to 3 separate...

Yes, it is that high, according to 3 separate thermometers.

To keep the fish immune systems high and also because all the fish in my tank are very young and I would like to see them mature faster...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
WOW. Thank you. This is exactly what...

WOW. Thank you.



This is exactly what I'm looking for, where do I get these and where can I learn how to dose them?



I like to do smaller, more frequent water changes instead of weekly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Awesome! Thank you! As for lighting, would...

Awesome! Thank you!

As for lighting, would this be okay? :...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Thanks for the quick replies guys! I appreciate...

Thanks for the quick replies guys! I appreciate your advice!!!



Too late :/ Already purchased these.



I totally agree that the sunlight is not helping my algae problems. As for the temp,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,565
Posted By GiveIt2MeNerdy
Exclamation HELP! I'm A NOOB In Over My Head!

Hey Everyone!

Iíve been browsing these boards for awhile now, but this is my first post so go easy on me :)

Below are some pictures of my 55-gallon freshwater aquarium (sorry, I know...
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