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Forum: Equipment Today, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Hardstuff
Roadmaster: I live in az, so heat is an issue. I...

Roadmaster: I live in az, so heat is an issue. I do not run any heaters from October to April! I know powerheads do add heat to the tank. It is only slight but slight makes all the difference. I...
Forum: Equipment Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Hardstuff
having trouble with too much flow from 2217 on 55 gallon

Ok , I had low flow issues with the ehiem 2215 on my plated tank. So some suggested run 2 of them . I figured more flow is better plus I can cut the flow using the taps on the outlet. So I purchased...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
I actually would not mind having them in a crazy...

I actually would not mind having them in a crazy natural small pond like tank . Where the strongest survives. Watching them move their tentacles an grabbing pray or food is an interesting thing to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
I really did not want to go with the fish eating...

I really did not want to go with the fish eating hydra method. From my experience in most cases they come up short when you depend on fish to fix problems , an the problem ends up persisting....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
I mixed the 2 up like others as well. They are...

I mixed the 2 up like others as well. They are confusing compounds. However it seems hard on snails & shrimp. What I have found out so far. It nuked all hydra in all tanks dosed. I should have taken...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
So the prazi seems a poor choice at killing the...

So the prazi seems a poor choice at killing the hydra. I resorted to purchasing safe-guard (Fenbenddazole) from pets mart. I dosed this morning .1 grams from the 1 gram packet. Results so far 11...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Ok, just so I do not report false info again! I...

Ok, just so I do not report false info again! I double dosed Prazi today in one tank & single dosed the other tank. Results after 4 hours, I know I am impatient. After examining a hydra sample...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks for the input. I checked out the thread...

Thanks for the input. I checked out the thread but the chems used seem way to hard on a planted tank. Yes it sounds like you used too much Flubendazole! It does work but it seems it could damage...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
For what its worth? I just took a specimen out...

For what its worth? I just took a specimen out of a tank an placed it on a slide. About 100X power. I then dosed an undermined amount of prazi , but highly dilute mixed with r/o water, an it appears...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Sounds like detritus worms. Lots of water changes...

Sounds like detritus worms. Lots of water changes & gravel cleaning as well as keeping canister filters very clean should keep the numbers down low. My SAE algae eaters love eating them.

I just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Are you sure you were dealing with Planaria? I...

Are you sure you were dealing with Planaria? I thought I had them myself & they turned out to be detritus worms which in small numbers are good for aquariums. In large numbers they are an eye sore....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
I am not an expert on microscopes. But I do know...

I am not an expert on microscopes. But I do know a lot more about telescopes than microscopes. That being said, I got lucky, well sorta . I bought my microscope from a doctor my wife works for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Believe me, they are indeed hydra. They are...

Believe me, they are indeed hydra. They are common in fresh water systems. I have the common green type. I was not sure what it was myself until I looked at it at 200X. Definitely Hydra! They can be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Hardstuff
If you limit PO4 you will get algae. Your TDS is...

If you limit PO4 you will get algae. Your TDS is very low. Not sure if it can be found at all that low in nature. Your NO3 is a little high especially out of the tap. You did not mention you Gh ,but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 445
Posted By Hardstuff
Is panacur the best option to eradicate Hydra?

I am wondering from the experienced folks on the best way to eradicate Hydra. From my own research it sounds like Panacur works the best. Is that the same as Flubendazole? Where can I buy this stuff?...
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Hardstuff
I run the 48 inch planted plus on my 55 gallon....

I run the 48 inch planted plus on my 55 gallon. My plants are growing like weeds except plants that are still in shock or adjusting to being in a bucket for 4 weeks hardly getting any light. Plus my...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks taloatsiawd for the detailed description....

Thanks taloatsiawd for the detailed description. Thats what I was looking for but are these medium big tanks & or big tanks? And how fast can they drop ph in these bigger tanks, not really important...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Hardstuff
I need CO2 enrichment soon for my 55 gallon. I...

I need CO2 enrichment soon for my 55 gallon. I run internal DIY ventura rectors on all my small tanks with good consistent results . They are low upkeep & are tanks with little need for adjusting...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Hardstuff
I know you have to give something up to get...

I know you have to give something up to get something else. Meaning , I know they do stick out, but some driftwood or dense plant growth can do a good job at making it less visible. I run them in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Hardstuff
I enjoy & care too much to give them away. ( No...

I enjoy & care too much to give them away. ( No way) they are my pets. I do not care if they stop eating algae. Why? because if you have bad algae, than your tank is out of balance, something is...
Forum: Fish 07-04-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By Hardstuff
Sounds like a lot of folks are not QT ing their...

Sounds like a lot of folks are not QT ing their fish. Its like bad pet ownership. Never seems to stop. ICK SHOULD never make it past a good QT tank. Stop it in its tracks. Same goes for LFS's.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Hardstuff
I have read posts of canisters locking up. As far...

I have read posts of canisters locking up. As far as evidence I will not go into that. Just look up on how nitrosomonas & Nitrobacter function in converting ammonia , nitrites from ammonia, ammonium...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Hardstuff
I love my SAE's. I have 3 (3.5) inch ones. They...

I love my SAE's. I have 3 (3.5) inch ones. They are my favorite at this point. I love their personalities. Right now my SAE's are cramped up in my 10 waiting for my 55 to cycle since my old 55...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Hardstuff
Supergreeneye, I think thats a bad idea to run...

Supergreeneye, I think thats a bad idea to run the CO2 into the intake. The filter bacteria do not like all that acid. I know some folks may chime in & say they do it all the time but believe me its...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Hardstuff
zoo med is not strong enough

No comment on the fittings but back to the build. IMOP that looks like a Zoomed & from my experience that filter cannot even carry a 10 itself. So your flow is really low & slow for the pipes you...
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