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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-26-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,362
Posted By roadmaster
Stones "Sympathy for the devil" Harold Melvin...

Stones "Sympathy for the devil"
Harold Melvin and the blue notes "If you don't know me by now"
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By roadmaster
Used to shut my filter's off when feeding but...

Used to shut my filter's off when feeding but have a disturbing habit of forgetting to turn them back on.
Old timer's disease I guess.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 428
Posted By roadmaster
+one^ OP Better served seeking way's to...

+one^
OP Better served seeking way's to increase CO2.
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By roadmaster
Beat's walkin.

Beat's walkin.
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By roadmaster
Look under my threads for 300 litre low tech. ...

Look under my threads for 300 litre low tech.
Lighting was two 65 watt 6700K CFL coralife bulbs .
Bright light is not what grows plants.
Plenty of light in the desert.
Would go so far as to say...
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By roadmaster
If I were going to be up all night to view the...

If I were going to be up all night to view the tank maybe I could see using moonlight phase.
Otherwise,there is no benefit to the plants after 12-14 hours .
Fishes seem to enjoy the dark period,...
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By roadmaster
Good enough to grow plant's. Have used both the...

Good enough to grow plant's.
Have used both the Coralife T5's and their CFL bulbs.
As to which bulbs might last longer,or render a bit more PAR than another,it becomes little more than...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-24-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,362
Posted By roadmaster
+one ^ for me.:hihi:Missouri to Galveston...

+one ^ for me.:hihi:Missouri to Galveston listening to the album.

Bump: Temptations "Wish it would rain"
Four Tops "Standing in the shadows of love"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 528
Posted By roadmaster
I think I shall rely on drop checker with...

I think I shall rely on drop checker with distilled water inside and known KH.
In this way,the pH of the tank will have no bearing, and I can see the color change only as a result of the CO2 present...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 528
Posted By roadmaster
I have read much about the topic in preparation...

I have read much about the topic in preparation for trying the gas and to become educated as to possible problems BEFORE they present themselves.
As I understand it.pH controller regulates CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 528
Posted By roadmaster
Might google "pH controller vs drop checker in...

Might google "pH controller vs drop checker in the aquarium for some enlightenment.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,362
Posted By roadmaster
Doors "roadhouse blues" Elvis "In the...

Doors "roadhouse blues"
Elvis "In the Ghetto"
Forum: Plants 03-20-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By roadmaster
Have read through original poster's thread(s) all...

Have read through original poster's thread(s) all of it.
OP expressed no desire for CO2 injection so this leaves low tech method and it's fine.
Need to select (search out) plant's that do well with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By roadmaster
Would take some expierimenting. With tannin...

Would take some expierimenting.
With tannin stained water,one could maybe use a bit more light than one could in clear water but too much light and not enough CO2 to compensate ,would eventually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By roadmaster
pH controllers are affected by anything that...

pH controllers are affected by anything that affect's the pH in the tank(buffer's/acids)
There are often other acids that affect the pH in many aquariums so it's not that much more accurate than...
Forum: Algae 03-19-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By roadmaster
+one^ Would decrease light intensity and...

+one^
Would decrease light intensity and duration and place CO2 on timer to come on two hours before light's.
You want CO2 content to be at it's optimum level before light's come on so that plant's...
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By roadmaster
For interesting read on the topic of spectrum...

For interesting read on the topic of spectrum google,,Spectrum doesn't matter does it?at www.ukaps.org.
Could have saved me considerable wasted time/effort had the info in the thread been available...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-19-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By roadmaster
With displacement of water from...

With displacement of water from background,substrate,decor, you will have roughly a gallon and a half of water in 2.5 gal tank.
Small shrimps would be only life I would attempt in such a small...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By roadmaster
Well,in my view many fishes would love the black...

Well,in my view many fishes would love the black water look.
Depending on plant's you wish to grow, the lighting being used, the plant's could perform fairly well.
Plant's like crypt's,anubia,java...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,362
Posted By roadmaster
Allman Brother's "One way out" Marshall Tucker...

Allman Brother's "One way out"
Marshall Tucker band "Can't you See"
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By roadmaster
If temps remain tropical in your country for the...

If temps remain tropical in your country for the year,then maybe could get by without a heater.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By roadmaster
Second hand construction supply store if you have...

Second hand construction supply store if you have one near by could maybe come up with some old storm windows which you could have cut??
Just spitballin.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By roadmaster
Anubia's,water sprite,vallisneria, Crinium ,sword...

Anubia's,water sprite,vallisneria, Crinium ,sword plants, are a few plant's that are tough and grow fast enough to maybe still perform with occasional/possible damage from the cichlids.
African...
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By roadmaster
Dirted all the way for me. Plant's been growin...

Dirted all the way for me.
Plant's been growin in dirt since ???
Been using black diamond for a few year's now 20/40 grit holds plant's better than 30/60 (too fine).
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 831
Posted By roadmaster
Best bulb for bringing red to the tank and or...

Best bulb for bringing red to the tank and or highlighting red fishes such as red serpae,cardinal tetra's,red wag platy's for me was the 3200K/8000K combo.
I wasted a lot of time while searching for...
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