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Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By TECKSPEED
You can leave them floating as long as all your...

You can leave them floating as long as all your equipment is still functioning. They wont die, maybe just start to curl towards the light.

The pleco is completely up to you if you want to put it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
I appreciate everything guys, Ive been a member...

I appreciate everything guys, Ive been a member here for a while and i know the knowledge of Planted tanks on here is very very good, but i wasnt so sure about the saltwater aspect, but once again I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
Well see I have no clue as to what equipment to...

Well see I have no clue as to what equipment to get at all so I am a complete beginner at this.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
Just joined there lol I am waiting to make a post...

Just joined there lol I am waiting to make a post for when I can type faster on my desktop instead of my phone

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
The closest place I would trust would be that pet...

The closest place I would trust would be that pet place that fish place about 45 minutes away.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
I will enjoy it for sure but I want to know what...

I will enjoy it for sure but I want to know what equipment I should purchase and also specific brands that are decent for a beginner

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
So there is a lot more equipment needed in...

So there is a lot more equipment needed in saltwater then freshwater?

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
Well Id like to salvage as much equipment as...

Well Id like to salvage as much equipment as possible from freshwater, i already have an AC50 on the 20 gallon I was hoping to use that for the saltwater tank and to go from there. Also, I do realize...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 350
Posted By TECKSPEED
Freshwater tear down to Saltwater

Hi all,

Been doing some thinking lately, Ive got a ten gallon and 20 gallon tank recently my pops has been itching me to tear down the 20 gallon tank and put up a reef tank that him and I can work...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By TECKSPEED
How's that Rotala coming from Jacob by the way? ...

How's that Rotala coming from Jacob by the way?

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Forum: Substrate 03-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
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I use dirt and love it stuff just grows Sent...

I use dirt and love it stuff just grows

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Forum: Substrate 03-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By TECKSPEED
Do you wash the fluorite, if you do its not...

Do you wash the fluorite, if you do its not messy?

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Forum: Substrate 03-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By TECKSPEED
If you are worried about moving plants go with...

If you are worried about moving plants go with the fluorite it is rich in iron which will help produce the reds in your plants. If you want a low tech way go for dirt you can pretty much just let it...
Forum: Lighting 03-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By TECKSPEED
If I were to do this tank again I'd go with maybe...

If I were to do this tank again I'd go with maybe the clip on finnex light or a plain old fugeray. I'm more of a low tech kinda guy though. I will update on Sunday when I do my water change

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Forum: Plants 03-11-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By TECKSPEED
I just picked some of this up... It's floating...

I just picked some of this up... It's floating now recovering from being clipped. How long does this take to really take hold in a dirted tank running low tech ei dosing and generic excel? Just a...
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By TECKSPEED
Planted plus over a 10g

Well the title says it all, I have a 20 inch planted plus over a ten gallon. I dose macros on Monday and micros on Tuesday then water change on Sunday. This is a low tech setup so I dose a low tech...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 617
Posted By TECKSPEED
You have to start slow, if you have good...

You have to start slow, if you have good filtration and keep a tidy tank then you should be able to fit at least 6 maybe 8 filtration, flow and maintenance are key

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
Thanks, you summed up what I was about to type,...

Thanks, you summed up what I was about to type, based of of the "just want to put them in and watch them grow" I would go with a dirted substrate and the planted+, now if you really want to research...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
Are you familiar with the basics as far as...

Are you familiar with the basics as far as lighting with nutrients with co2 basically it comes down to balance all of these need to have a certain role in your tank to get the best out of your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
First off let me ask how much you know about...

First off let me ask how much you know about balance and light with fertilizer with co2? Are you relatively familiar with these things? Just to get a basis of where we should start.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
You will be able to grow MOST plants with the...

You will be able to grow MOST plants with the planted plus and dirted substrate. Now some plants need co2 to flourish I run generic excel which is 35 dollars for a gallon and you dilute that to make...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
Well for dwarf hair grass co2 is strongly...

Well for dwarf hair grass co2 is strongly encouraged for it to properly root and such, yes I do have pictures for you!

My 10 gallon with the planted plus...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 718
Posted By TECKSPEED
Welcome to TPT As far as substrate if you...

Welcome to TPT

As far as substrate if you plan on moving plants a lot don't go with dirt it will get messy for you, been there done that lol. If you like to rescape things I'd suggest going with...
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By TECKSPEED
You should be fine with that light it will give...

You should be fine with that light it will give you a nice medium-ish light. I have a planted plus over my 20 high and that sits 14 inches from substrate and it works fine, make sure you plant...
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By TECKSPEED
Yes you do t want to underestimate the power of...

Yes you do t want to underestimate the power of natural sunlight, are you battling any algae?

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