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Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By Octantis
Finnex PX 360 on a Rimless

Quick question. I just picked up a Finnex PX 360 canister for my Fluval Chi Rimless. I was wondering. Can I hang this guy off the tank or do I need to set it on a desktop?

I'm wondering if the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Octantis
It's possible that your plants are soaking up...

It's possible that your plants are soaking up enough nitrate to keep your number at zero. If these are all new plants then it is doubtful that is the case.

What did you use as an ammonia source...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Octantis
While it is underpowered it is possible if you...

While it is underpowered it is possible if you don't fully stock. Also I would recommend an additional power head or Fluval U2 for some extra flow.
Forum: Plants 01-30-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Octantis
Using http://deficiencyfinder.com/ it looks like...

Using http://deficiencyfinder.com/ it looks like either Nitrogen or Potassium.

You can test nitrogen pretty easy using an API test. Aim for 10 - 20 ppm in Nitrate. For potassium you can add that...
Forum: Algae 01-29-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Octantis
Doesn't look like the diatoms I have in my tank. ...

Doesn't look like the diatoms I have in my tank. That looks hairy, diatoms are more like a light coating of slime.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 587
Posted By Octantis
I had a custom size mirror made from a glass shop...

I had a custom size mirror made from a glass shop for a bathroom and it cost me less than $20. Make sure to get the edges beveled or ground down otherwise you'll cut yourself.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Octantis
$1 Per Gallon at PetSmart

Just got an email and PetSmart is selling 10 and 20 gallon tanks for $1 a gallon. Not sure if this is a St. Louis thing or global.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 01-11-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,239
Posted By Octantis
If it is in container before Chinese New Year. ...

If it is in container before Chinese New Year. That's a few weeks for the boat. Then a few to get it unloaded as the longshoremen on the West coast are still in a tizzy. Then customs. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Octantis
I would guess with the ribbed tubing you would...

I would guess with the ribbed tubing you would have problems with getting it sealed. Perhaps if you replace your ribbed tubes with clear you would have success?

I'm getting a 106 and looking to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Octantis
I don't have a shrimp tank so I can't help you on...

I don't have a shrimp tank so I can't help you on whether or not you can use Equilibrium. But I would say that using that is better than using straight tap water. Maybe get some $.39 ghost shrimp...
Forum: Plants 12-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Octantis
I have an anubias nana from PetSmart in my...

I have an anubias nana from PetSmart in my daughters Betta tank. It's a Fluval View 4 gallon. I have the lights on maybe 2-4 hours a day and the LEDs are wimpy at that. It is perfectly happy and...
Forum: Plants 12-17-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Octantis
If you don't want to mess with thread Seachem...

If you don't want to mess with thread Seachem makes a plant safe super glue that makes it easy to attach Anubias to anything.

I find that if the roots are too long it is best to just cut them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Octantis
I had something like that on my anubias after I...

I had something like that on my anubias after I sprayed some hydrogen peroxide on it while it was out of the water.

If no specific cause like that then I would say deficiency.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Octantis
Mr. Aqua 11.4 Rectangle or 12 Long

I got the ok from the wife to start up a new tank next year. So far I've dabbled in 3 - 5 gallon tanks with low light and low light plants. So I'm looking to do something more interesting.

The...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,864
Posted By Octantis
Here's an odd question. Do you have rocks in...

Here's an odd question. Do you have rocks in your tank and if so where did you source them from? Or do you know what kind of rock they are?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,405
Posted By Octantis
Yep you did. In the Quick Trip parking lot off...

Yep you did. In the Quick Trip parking lot off Craig's List.

Tank is still going strong. The plants have maybe doubled or tripled in size. Fought some GSA but have it under control now.

How...
Forum: Fish 11-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Octantis
They do make weekend feeders you drop in the tank...

They do make weekend feeders you drop in the tank that slowly disolve releasing food. That being said for just 4 days you'll be fine. Just change his water and feed him before you leave.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Octantis
Good point. One item that makes this stuff...

Good point. One item that makes this stuff different than any super glue I've used is that comes out in gel like consistency. I'd liken it more to hot glue. The super glues I've used are more...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Octantis
Flourish Glue

Two weeks ago I was at an aquarium event up in Chicago. Seachem was in attendance and on their table was a product I had not seen "Flourish Glue...
Forum: Plants 09-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,535
Posted By Octantis
I just pulled a bunch of S Repens out of a tank. ...

I just pulled a bunch of S Repens out of a tank. They were away from direct light for two days. Within that time all the leaves fell off each stem.

So for what it's worth it may be light. But...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Octantis
I have no clue. What I from experience with a...

I have no clue. What I from experience with a Spec 3 is that it can grow low and some medium light plants.

I've had success with
Anubias
Java Fern (grew slowly but was a juvenile)
Staurogyne...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,814
Posted By Octantis
Why do you dislike the spec's sponge? I have a...

Why do you dislike the spec's sponge? I have a spec and have been happy with it (1st tank). Wondering if I'm missing something.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Octantis
I have a Mignon 60 so I don't have a 100%...

I have a Mignon 60 so I don't have a 100% identical item. I actually have 3 of them. But from what I found is that they were noisy for about two weeks. Really more of a vibration noise than grind...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Octantis
I'm not an expert on water but I'll throw in a...

I'm not an expert on water but I'll throw in a few pennies. What is the hardness of your water? If the KH and GH are high (I'm guessing they are) any amount of controlling the ph via chemistry will...
Forum: Plants 07-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Octantis
PetSmart is a great place for aquatic plants. ...

PetSmart is a great place for aquatic plants. Nothing too fancy but enough to get you started.

PetCo has some as well but at least in St. Louis their selection is worse and the plants in worse...
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