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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2007, 04:15 AM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
Also, I was wrong to assume the snails would...

Also, I was wrong to assume the snails would leave the wisteria alone. He's doing a good job so far.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
finally got some pictures. been doing more...

finally got some pictures.

been doing more gravel siphon cleaning, and more regular water changes (5 gallons every 3-4 days).

The co2 indicator is just a bit more in the green zone.

I also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2007, 07:13 PM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
Thanks, I'll give those a good read tonight and...

Thanks, I'll give those a good read tonight and get started on proper dosing.

I PMed blacksunshine (lol I spent a while looking for an online store called blacksunshine!) about getting some of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2007, 09:49 PM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
" You need way more quick growing stems." ...

" You need way more quick growing stems."

What exactly are quick growing stems? Any plant suggestions? As soon as I trim my hornwort to ~4" below the water level, the very next day the stems will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2007, 05:53 AM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
I got my redsea co2 indicator. it told me to...

I got my redsea co2 indicator.

it told me to mix 1ml of aquarium water, but instead I used distilled water, and added sodium bicarbonate to achieve a kDH of as close to 4.0 as possible (or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 09:37 PM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
haha ok you got me, it was petsmart. not my LFS...

haha ok you got me, it was petsmart. not my LFS of choice, but the LFS I like (Fish World NC) is a bit of a drive, so sometimes i get supplies and stuff at petsmart :P
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
Oh and I received the strangest piece of advice...

Oh and I received the strangest piece of advice from my LFS yesterday.

He said to switch to an alternating light schedule... 4 hours on, 4 hours off, 4 hours on, 4 hours off etc. He said that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By RyanBrucks
pics 6-9 since max of 5

pics 6-9 since max of 5
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 05:29 PM
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Posted By RyanBrucks
MORE PICS: 1. amazon swords. The algae is...

MORE PICS:

1. amazon swords. The algae is worst on these for some reason (maybe because I scrape the algae with my fingers, 'pruning' it for thicker growth?)
Notice discoloration. More evident...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
Ok... I turned off actinics, left daylight at 6...

Ok...
I turned off actinics, left daylight at 6 hours, removed the biowheel (actually dropped it into my newly refilled QT floating in the water haha).

I ordered some purigen and a redsea drop...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
wow thanks for the detailed info. Tonight when...

wow thanks for the detailed info.
Tonight when i get some free time I will eagerly scour the threads you linked.

But for clarification, you suggested replacing carbon with "Purigrn"
Is that a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
thanks for the comments and suggestions. ...

thanks for the comments and suggestions.

I'll post some more closeup pics of the plants and fish later tonight!

Do you think I should just remove the biowheel from the filter? It still has 1...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2007, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By RyanBrucks
New Pics! - of my 20 gallon PlantedTank... slight algae problems

Hello,
I started a planted tank about a month ago. I cycled it about a week with plants only and then started adding fish. So far the fish and plants are healthy (aside from the 1 gourami I lost),...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2007, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By RyanBrucks
doh, I am an idiot, never mind!

doh, I am an idiot, never mind!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By RyanBrucks
help uploading a picture - nevermind -

Hello,
I am trying to upload a picture of my tank to start a new thread... but the photo gallery is not letting me upload. I suspect I might not be doing it right, or doing it from the right place,...
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