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Forum: Plants 10-15-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By genEus
Echinodorus Angustifolia "vesuvius" melting

I really love this plant and got about 6 or seven beautiful shoots from a forum member, but I'm down to two, which are barely hanging on and melting... I'm dosing excel and have pressurized co2. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,749
Posted By genEus
Gotta say, was rooting for you hanging onto the...

Gotta say, was rooting for you hanging onto the dirt, as I'm thinking of going the mgops route myself. Sad to have read that you tore it all up. Hmmmm... Tank looks great though!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By genEus
Wow, so glad I started this thread. So far I'm...

Wow, so glad I started this thread. So far I'm thinking of an NPT with a setup for hydroponics on the top...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By genEus
Sorry... I must have jumped over a couple...

Sorry... I must have jumped over a couple thoughts that I didn't type out in my last reply... My line of thinking was "no CO2 => low light => limited number of plants, or lots of algae"

HOWEVER......
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By genEus
Great idea! Probably no need for a heater if...

Great idea!

Probably no need for a heater if plants only... but without CO2, I don't understand how anything but Swords/anubias/crypts will survive?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By genEus
Looking for ideas for an "extra" 55 gal

I upgraded to a 75 gallon and now have an empty 55 gal with a stand, a t5ho fixture, and a heater.

Unlike my main 75gal tank, which is in the living room, the 55gal one will be in the basement,...
Forum: Plants 02-22-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
Here are some pics. The wild bushes of Rotala sp....

Here are some pics. The wild bushes of Rotala sp. green (the bright green ones)
came from my other tank - also a 55 gal, with 108W of T5HO lighting that sits 3 inches from the surface, with DIY...
Forum: Plants 02-17-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
I don't know what it is. This tank is frustrating...

I don't know what it is. This tank is frustrating beyond belief. Plants are all growing great, but everything looks brown from the algae on the leaves.

My thought a couple weeks ago was to...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
I'm transplanting the juvie angels to the other...

I'm transplanting the juvie angels to the other 55 gal at my parents' house this weekend. There are a lot more plants there for them to munch on, much to my chagrin. That tank was supposed to be the...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
So, I dropped the light cycle to 4 hours a day...

So, I dropped the light cycle to 4 hours a day for a few days and started seeing drastic algae die off - the algae on the back glass started dying off in circles (kinda cool!). Then I raised the...
Forum: Plants 12-27-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
I installed the Koralia 425 yesterday and like...

I installed the Koralia 425 yesterday and like you said, see a slight movement in most of the long stems now. I positioned it on the left side of the tank in front of the spray bar blowing toward the...
Forum: Plants 12-19-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
Ordered a Koralia Nano 425.

Ordered a Koralia Nano 425.
Forum: Plants 12-19-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
I guess after thinking a bit more, I don't...

I guess after thinking a bit more, I don't understand how circulation would have much to do with it. Since I run my CO2 through a reactor, I don't rely on the mechanical delivery of the CO2 as I...
Forum: Plants 12-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
Same time, 3x/ week

Same time, 3x/ week
Forum: Plants 12-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
OK, so far I heard "circulation" might be an...

OK, so far I heard "circulation" might be an issue.

I forgot to mention some details:

1) Eheim 2213 is the filter I am using (I am using a 2217 on my other 55gal, which is quite more powerful...
Forum: Plants 12-19-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,014
Posted By genEus
Unhappy Very frustrated with my progress, need some expert advice!

I am pretty frustrated by my tank progress, and I'm really not sure what I am doing wrong.

Here are the basics:

- 55gal tank, started 3 months ago or so

- Turface substrate

- Nova...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By genEus
brand new light... 2 months old bulbs. I only...

brand new light... 2 months old bulbs. I only have MTS (at least those are all i can see). And yes, it definitely does look to me like those in the first picture are being eaten. Still, I'd like to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By genEus
I did consider that my clown pleco could be...

I did consider that my clown pleco could be munching on the leaves but it would still not explain the weird stunted growth...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By genEus
What's going on with my plants!?! Help!

55 gallon, (#2)

I started it a couple months ago. Here are the basics:

Turface MVP
Nova Extreme 54Wx2 light for 7 hours a day
Pressurized CO2 at max point (any slight adjustment and fish are...
Forum: Lighting 12-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By genEus
It's not great and it's not cheap (I believe it's...

It's not great and it's not cheap (I believe it's roughly $75 or so). It doesn't have reflectors or mounting legs. You will be better off with a Nova Extreme which you can typically get for around...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By genEus
Different fish sensitive to different CO2 levels?

This is true based on my observations of my own fish...

My Bolivian Rams are the most sensitive to increased levels of CO2. I have lost several of the ones I raised from breeding an adult pair in...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By genEus
So I took the filter apart, vaselined the heck...

So I took the filter apart, vaselined the heck out of the o-ring and put it back together. At first it appeared to have made no difference, but after the filter stood for a minute no leakage was...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By genEus
Thanks. That was going to be my next step...

Thanks. That was going to be my next step tonight. The throughput of the GE water filter is something like 700+ GPH, while the throughput of the Eheim is only about 116 gph, so I highly doubt it's...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By genEus
Unhappy Cerges reactor and leaking Eheim 2213. Help?

So I was really excited about how easy this reactor was to build. I used the GE
"Opaq Whole House System...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By genEus
Well... I'm struggling with finding meaning for...

Well... I'm struggling with finding meaning for this tank... but here are a few shots while I meander that are just a work in progress... I will be starting to follow the suggestions from the thread...
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