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Forum: Algae 04-23-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By pitmindy
Thanks for your advice. I did take off all the...

Thanks for your advice. I did take off all the parts of the Water Sprite that had BBA on it. I also cleaned all my equipment. However, I cant get it off the black gravel. There is just too much...
Forum: Algae 04-21-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By pitmindy
BBA algae treatment

HI, I have been battling BBA algae for over a year. It keeps getting worse. I have a 120 gallon heavily stocked community tank with clown loaches, glass catfish, neons and discus. My substrate is...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,125
Posted By pitmindy
so I use 120 mg for my 120 gallon tank??? Can I...

so I use 120 mg for my 120 gallon tank??? Can I use a syringe to squirt it undiluted (strait out of the bottle )directly on the BBA that is on my dwarf sag? Also since I am taking the equipment out...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,125
Posted By pitmindy
1 ml per gal OR 1 ml per 10 gallons???? I am...

1 ml per gal OR 1 ml per 10 gallons???? I am confused.
Forum: Algae 04-18-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By pitmindy
Desperately Need BBA help with 125 Gal Discus Tank

Hi, I have been battling BBA for over a year in my 125 gallon planted tank (or used to be planted). A while back, for many months I was dosing fert and using CO2 and the BBA just exploded. I dont...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
My CO2 is an oxygen tank with a bubble counter. ...

My CO2 is an oxygen tank with a bubble counter. I was running it a 1bps (bubble per second). I do have a ph controller on it. My ph is now 6.7 but when the fish died it had dropped to 6.3 (my set...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
should I put the circulation pump on the side...

should I put the circulation pump on the side away from the plants so it flows lengthwise towards the plants or place it on the other side and aim it lengthwise where I have my co2 disuser or put it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
ok I will add a circulation pump, increase the...

ok I will add a circulation pump, increase the co2 slowly and put my on time for after lights go off. I just increase my lighting this month by adding a 3 bulb unit for the plant side of the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
Thanks everyone. I have 9 ottos and my bulbs are...

Thanks everyone. I have 9 ottos and my bulbs are new. They are all plant bulbs, either 6500K or 10000K. I am a little worried about increasing the CO2 since last time I tried that for about 5 days...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
Hi, thanks for your comments. the tank has been...

Hi, thanks for your comments. the tank has been set up for 3 years, thought the plants were never great, they weren't this bad until about 2 months ago when I switched from rainbowfish to discus and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By pitmindy
Question ?? Please Help..I'm Ready to Give Up

I am almost ready to give up and turn my tank into a saltwater tank!! I have a 6 foot 125 gallon planted tank with dwarf sagittaria, sword plants, and water sprite. I have posted pictures. My...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By pitmindy
I just ordered a drop checker. Would an airstone...

I just ordered a drop checker. Would an airstone remove all the co2, even though I have it on one end of my 6' tank and the CO2 distributor on the other end. How should I get oxygen into the tank...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By pitmindy
Hi, I have a 120 gallon 6' freshwater planted...

Hi, I have a 120 gallon 6' freshwater planted tank and a 90 gallon reef tank. The planted tank is much easier to maintain because to do a weekly water change of about 40% and I just use a python. I...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By pitmindy
Please explain CO2 - airstone - ph

Hi, I have a 125 gallon freshwater community tank with dozens of neons, plus some platies, bosemoni rainbowfish, clownfish, glass catfish, etc. I have aquariumplants.com black substrate. My plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By pitmindy
Will someone please explain CO2 and ph and their relation to each other

Hi. Hi am very confused. I dont have a scientific background and I am "scientifically challenged". Can someone please explain co2 and ph and their relation to each other and the fish and the...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By pitmindy
Question confused about co2... is ph regulator needed?

Hi, I am very confused about co2 and how it relates to ph. I am adding a co2 injector tank and I am trying to understand how to set it up. I dont have a science background and my understanding of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-09-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By pitmindy
Question Ph over 214, Kh 35, nitrates 20..good or bad??

Hi I am trying to have a planted fish tank. My normal parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 20 nitrate, 7.6 ph. Today I tested Gh and Kh for the first time. My GH was 13 drops, which the chart...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,135
Posted By pitmindy
ok what brand liquid ferts should I get and...

ok what brand liquid ferts should I get and should I order the aquariamplants.com ones for under the substance also? Is it possible to use too much and harm plants that way?
Forum: Plants 08-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,135
Posted By pitmindy
Thank you for your help. I unplugged the...

Thank you for your help. I unplugged the airstone. I was using it to provide more oxigen for the fish. I have a sponge filter there so some sort of bubbles are still coming up but not nearly as...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,135
Posted By pitmindy
Question Please help newbe with planted tank - java ferns

Hi, I started my 125 gal freshwater tank in Oct of 2008. I am still learning and having many problems. Within the last 2 months I took out all my plastic plants and am trying to have a planted...
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