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Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2012, 05:26 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Thanks. I am really glad I chose Cardinal Tetras...

Thanks. I am really glad I chose Cardinal Tetras over my other choice of Harelquin Rasboras.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2012, 01:40 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Latest Update: I bought the API Master test kit...

Latest Update: I bought the API Master test kit last weekend. I had been using the test strips, but always questioned the results. I will test the waters every Saturday and post the results. Here is...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2012, 05:08 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
No, I am not running CO2. I am using the Walstad...

No, I am not running CO2. I am using the Walstad Method. I have low light, lots of plants, the decomposition of leftover food, and potting soil sub-substrate gives me all the CO2 I need.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2012, 06:20 PM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Ok, so the changing the light pattern kind of...

Ok, so the changing the light pattern kind of helped. The green hair algae is still there, but it has not grown any more hairs. The plants are doing great and so are the animals. I have not added any...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2012, 06:06 PM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Here is the pic of the powerhead muffler. I got...

Here is the pic of the powerhead muffler. I got it from a coworker, but he doesn't remember where he got it. It is simply a tube with a plastic capsule at the end of it where you can put a piece of...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2012, 02:30 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Here is my latest update: I added a tube...

Here is my latest update:

I added a tube with muffler to my power head. It got rid of the protein film on the top of the water.
Water readings:
pH 7.5
Alkalinity 180 ppm
Hardness 150 ppm...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2012, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
Thanks for all your kind words. Here is my...

Thanks for all your kind words.

Here is my latest update:

Animals added:
4 - Sterbai Cory
2 - Assassin Snails

Plants:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2012, 05:08 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
I hope all goes well. I'll update every Friday.

I hope all goes well. I'll update every Friday.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2012, 12:20 AM
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Posted By kingmonroe
My first tank - 20g Long

Here is my first planted tank. I am using the Walstad Method. Here is a list of the particulars:

Equipment:
20 gallon long tank
2 - 13 watt spiral cfls in 8.5" domed clamp lights
127 gph power...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-20-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By kingmonroe
Thanks Hoppy. You are definitely a Planted Tank...

Thanks Hoppy. You are definitely a Planted Tank Guru. I will order a 24".
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-20-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By kingmonroe
Can I use LED's with the Walstad Method?

I am a new to planted tanks. Heck, I am new to fish. The last fish I had was a goldfish in a bowl that I won at a carnival when I was nine. But this time I want to do things right. I have been doing...
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