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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 06:06 PM
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Posted By jbig
I have very hard water as well. ...

I have very hard water as well.

Unfortunately I'm not sure how water hardness affects macro and micro nutrients. I have come to my conclusions based on process of elimination/guess and check. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By jbig
i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long...

i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long so those PAR charts from guitarfish are pretty exact for me.

I had mine set for full spectrum, got a crazy amount of staghorn, dropped it to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,335
Posted By jbig
This is a truly beautiful setup!

This is a truly beautiful setup!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By jbig
awesome looking tank!

awesome looking tank!
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By jbig
i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my...

i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my tanks. in both cases it went through a melting period (some melted, some didn't) and then bounced back. it grows tall in my 12g long so i keep it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By jbig
i lost all of my cherries over the course of a...

i lost all of my cherries over the course of a week or two about 4 months ago. my tds count was between 800 and 900.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By jbig
I have the exact same set up as you. and by the...

I have the exact same set up as you. and by the exact same set up, i mean the tank, light, co2, and stand. looks great though! good luck with the HC carpets, i'm currently working on a micro sword...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 407
Posted By jbig
i feed mine flake food, freeze dried blood worms,...

i feed mine flake food, freeze dried blood worms, and freeze dried brine shrimp. i normally alter the days i feed them the blood worms/shrimp while keeping the flake food a constant.
Forum: Algae 06-19-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By jbig
you need some form of nitrates. 0ppm of nitrates...

you need some form of nitrates. 0ppm of nitrates isn't really a good thing
Forum: Algae 06-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By jbig
I'm going to try increasing no3 levels actually. ...

I'm going to try increasing no3 levels actually. I ran a nitrate test yesterday and it came up at 10ppm. I've be dosing po4 normally and no no3 at all because the no3 levels in my tap water are...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2014, 10:44 PM
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Views: 234,846
Posted By jbig
My most recent tank shot. Has been set up for...

My most recent tank shot. Has been set up for about a month now

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/16/yjeja9yj.jpg

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Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jbig
you need at least some flow or movement, just...

you need at least some flow or movement, just don't leave your filter media in. i've used a net to agitate the water and keep it constantly moving. If you have a canister filter (like i do), turn it...
Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jbig
the link greaser84 provided is the thread that...

the link greaser84 provided is the thread that will give step by step instructions on how to do the one-two punch method.
Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By jbig
try the one-two punch method. just don't overdose...

try the one-two punch method. just don't overdose your tank with hydrogen peroxide or you'll lose your fish and bacteria.

Or just spot treat with hydrogen peroxide. I'm not 100% if it works on...
Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By jbig
I'm pretty much doing all of these things except...

I'm pretty much doing all of these things except raising the light. I would prefer to do that as a last resort, many people seem to have these lights at the surface with no issues. I do 50% WC every...
Forum: Algae 06-11-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By jbig
Any suggestions on getting rid of it? I'm going...

Any suggestions on getting rid of it? I'm going to keep my eye on it but I don't want it to get out of hand. I started doing small doses of excel daily in an attempt to keep other algae at bay until...
Forum: Algae 06-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By jbig
it doesn't seem to be growing quickly in my tank...

it doesn't seem to be growing quickly in my tank either. i had an algae explosion though when I stayed out one night and forgot to turn the light off. did the one two punch to get rid of all the...
Forum: Algae 06-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By jbig
What is this algae on my glass?

Hey everyone. I don't recall ever having this algae appear in my aquariums before. I've had green dot algae but not this. Can anyone identify? Help appreciated.
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Forum: Algae 06-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By jbig
It looks like staghorn in the second picture ....

It looks like staghorn in the second picture . You could also try increasing flow if there are any dead spots.
Forum: Algae 05-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By jbig
yeah, your lights are definitely on way too long,...

yeah, your lights are definitely on way too long, especially if you're only dosing flourish.

+1 on the 6-8 hour light cycle.
Forum: Algae 05-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By jbig
you need a different test kit for phosphates and...

you need a different test kit for phosphates and i am actually unsure of how to test potassium levels...

Some people may say your nitrates are a little high. If you're not dosing phosphates or...
Forum: Algae 05-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By jbig
you won't be covering all nutrients with seachem...

you won't be covering all nutrients with seachem flourish. it will help a little, but you need to ensure your plants are getting all the macro ferts they need (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium).
...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By jbig
I'll check this out when i get home from work,...

I'll check this out when i get home from work, thanks! it does make some sense, when i unscrew the tank from the regulator, it takes a couple of times plugging/unplugging the solenoid before it...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By jbig
regulator or co2 tank issue?

I'm using an aquatek mini on my 12 gallon long. After troubleshooting, I can't figure out whats wrong. The regulator seems to pick and choose when it wants to click on or off.

At first I...
Forum: Algae 05-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By jbig
I used to have staghorn all over my wisteria in...

I used to have staghorn all over my wisteria in my 20 long with two HOB filters.

I bumped up my co2 slightly, decided to be more consistent with my fert dosing, and added a powerhead right next...
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