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Forum: Equipment   07-23-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By dswiese
Question CO2 newbie

Hoping I didn't screw up.
Got a two gauge UpAqua from the WetSpot here in Portland.
Adaptor for a paintball tank.

10g with Sat+ LED

I haven't done a full leak check yet, but i can say I...
Forum: Equipment   04-20-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dswiese
Yeah this def feels more like a leak than a temp...

Yeah this def feels more like a leak than a temp change. its in a part of the house that stays pretty even.

Just did a major escape and less plant mass will prob keep the CO off for a couple...
Forum: Equipment   04-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dswiese
PR- Thanks! If I do find a leak on a...

PR- Thanks!
If I do find a leak on a connection, is teflon tape the correct way to tighten these down?

or does it depend on which connection it might be?
Forum: Equipment   04-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dswiese
Question Rookie mistake and question

Well got my very first co2 tank hooked up (paintball, up aqua reg w/pb adapter), and getting it dialed in.

first impressions:
The needle valve seems to float all over the place, even when its...
Forum: Fish   04-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By dswiese
Thanks for the assistance! I am going to pull up...

Thanks for the assistance! I am going to pull up a chair and watch them bit tonight to make sure I can see what your talking about.

The hardest part about getting a good pic was that they jut...
Forum: Fish   04-06-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By dswiese
Question Fish sex? Bolivian Rams

First pair of rams I have had and I am hoping to get some help on the sex.
Took a bunch of photos and hoping at least one of them helps.
...
Forum: Algae   03-23-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 118,273
Posted By dswiese
Just trying this tonight. only had 6 tbls for a...

Just trying this tonight. only had 6 tbls for a 55g. will post results. also dosed excel at initial dose rate, post water change
Forum: Equipment   02-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By dswiese
That sounds like a great idea. I am not really on...

That sounds like a great idea. I am not really on a timeline for this.
I will get in touch and see what is recommended.
Forum: Equipment   02-27-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By dswiese
First timer with co2

This will be my first foray into real co2 (not just excel).

Its on a 10g, medium heavy planting, 18" current sat+ led
Currently have premixed dry ferts on a semi regular basis.

This is sort...
Forum: Equipment   01-12-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By dswiese
Yeah there is def something wrong with it :D ...

Yeah there is def something wrong with it :D
Though I am pretty sure it seals ok around the outside. No air in the outflow.

Pretty sure I have nailed it down to the latches just don't pull the...
Forum: Equipment   01-10-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By dswiese
Not too worried about flow I have a koraline nano...

Not too worried about flow I have a koraline nano in the tank as well as a bubble wall that runs after lights out. Helps move some water. Yeah I might add a second eheim of it feels like not enough. ...
Forum: Equipment   01-08-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By dswiese
new eheim, ditching the fluval 406

Would the 2215 be the equivalent?
Too many noise issues with the 406 over the last couple of years to really continue as the tank lives in my living room. Need something quieter

Got an classes...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By dswiese
Thanks for the response. After watching the tank...

Thanks for the response. After watching the tank for the last week or so. I am leaning towards agreeing with you. I think I will stick with the one light for now, get the co2 added and dialed in,...
Forum: Lighting   12-27-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By dswiese
dual Satellite Plus on 10 gallon

Anyone running two of these on a 10 gallon?
Not adding one yet, but will be getting myself a c02 system in the new year for this tank.
Its my first foray into higher tech tank from my low tech...
Forum: Fish   12-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By dswiese
My typical water change is only about 30% on my...

My typical water change is only about 30% on my 55g, so usually do a cool water change in it.
I think the piece i was missing was the high protein diet.
Will break out the bloodworms and test...
Forum: Fish   12-04-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By dswiese
It's prob pushing two years. I have two that are...

It's prob pushing two years. I have two that are about that size. Assume they are the females?? Would like to see them spawn :/


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Forum: Fish   12-04-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By dswiese
Big bronze Cory

This is one of two I have about this size. 398498
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-11-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By dswiese
Question Spec2, Planted+, no c02?

As the title states, this is the setup I am looking at on the shelf right now.
Is it possible without some form of CO2?

This is going to mainly be a moss/small crypt tank with shrimp.
I do...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-07-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By dswiese
Anyone using this on a Spec 2? Amazon.com :...

Anyone using this on a Spec 2? Amazon.com : Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights, Cliplight : Pet Supplies
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By dswiese
Looks like a good option. I am partial to LEDs...

Looks like a good option. I am partial to LEDs though and I think I remember reading that you have to mod that fixture in order to not use their bulbs?
Forum: Fish   11-07-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By dswiese
I am also thinking I could go down to a Sat+ and...

I am also thinking I could go down to a Sat+ and still have decent light, and a more natural look?
It would still give me some decent medium light and hopefully less of an algae factory.
Though I...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-07-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By dswiese
10g rock only scape

Well flooded now. Seems ok?!?!?t388226
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By dswiese
Question spec 2, upgraded light

restarting my spec 2 as a shrimp planted tank.
I would love to update the light to something that will grow low light crypts and such.
It currently has the fluvial shrimp stratum and not looking...
Forum: Equipment   11-06-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By dswiese
Will give that a shot. Though still wondering how...

Will give that a shot. Though still wondering how much curent these fish will enjoy.
Forum: Equipment   11-06-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By dswiese
I will give that a shot. This one doesn't have a...

I will give that a shot. This one doesn't have a valve on the canister itself. Just the ones on the quick disconnects.
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