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Forum: Algae 11-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By zan1132
GH is 5 or 6. Like it has always been. I...

GH is 5 or 6. Like it has always been.

I reduced my dosing from EI levels, some time back. My levels were a little high, and with the removal of the HC, I really don't require as much.

I'm...
Forum: Algae 11-18-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
Yes, yes I did. In my tap water. Not in the tank...

Yes, yes I did. In my tap water. Not in the tank water.
Forum: Algae 11-17-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
It is EI dosed. (see 1st post )

It is EI dosed. (see 1st post )
Forum: Algae 11-16-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
Update: Switched to 14w CFL's. Lights are...

Update:

Switched to 14w CFL's.
Lights are approximately 4-6 inches above top of tank.

Green hair algae appears completely dead.
GDA is not thick, but is present. I'm trying the wait-n-scrape...
Forum: Algae 10-22-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
The GDA is thicker on the glass from about the...

The GDA is thicker on the glass from about the middle down to the bottom.

The hair algae is primarily stuck to the substrate next to the glass walls.
Forum: Algae 10-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By zan1132
It's been a week since the algae cleanup. GDA is...

It's been a week since the algae cleanup. GDA is coming back. Green hair algae is spreading on the substrate again. Lights have been raised to 8 inches from the top, (18 in from substrate ).

Ugh.
Forum: Algae 10-13-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
Substrate is eco-complete. I have measured (...

Substrate is eco-complete.

I have measured ( for what it's worth ) the nitrate and phosphate of my tap water using API tests. No measurable levels. If the tests are correct, that's not it.

I'm...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
Actually, I've seen a chart on CFLs. That's sort...

Actually, I've seen a chart on CFLs. That's sort of what I'm basing my lights on.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/85667-par-data-spiral-power-saver-bulbs.html

My fixture(s) are home...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
I used to have: 1 large Java Fern ...

I used to have:


1 large Java Fern
HC carpet, covering over half the substrate.


Despite my best efforts, the HC became overrun with some sort of hair algae, that became so entangled,...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By zan1132
GDA & Green Hair Algae

Specs:
10 Gallon
Pressurized Co2 @ approx 30 ppm ( drop checker w/ 4dkh )
Aquaclear 20
2 x 20watt CFL ( in vertical position, individual reflectors ), 6" above top
8 hour photoperiod
EI Dosing...
Forum: Lighting 07-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 109,296
Posted By zan1132
Sweet. I was hoping for something like that. ...

Sweet. I was hoping for something like that.

Thanks Hoppy.
Forum: Lighting 07-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 109,296
Posted By zan1132
Does anybody know where to get a hanging fixture...

Does anybody know where to get a hanging fixture similar to the one posted earlier in this thread?

http://www.jeremysquires.com/img/aquarium/Diagram5.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Actually, I do have a separator bottle/counter,...

Actually, I do have a separator bottle/counter, and always have. The benefit of doing my homework first.

However, I did clean and re-do my DIY C02 system, just in case.

But thanks for the tip.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
** 1st Day Post Blackout ** Ph is back to...

** 1st Day Post Blackout **

Ph is back to normal, 6.8
Water is still perfectly clear

The only level that appears off is ammonia, which is .25 ppm, even after my 50% water change. That is what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Degrees, yes. I think the ppm conversion is...

Degrees, yes.
I think the ppm conversion is something like 17.9 x the degrees.

I only have a previous kh, it was 6, pre-drywall.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Update-- Blackout is over. Weekly water...

Update--

Blackout is over.
Weekly water change performed
Filter given a good clean out

Everything is crystal clear right now.

Hopefully it still is in the morning.
Then I'll check into my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Gh: 12 kh: 6

Gh: 12
kh: 6
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
I am currently doing the blackout, as suggested. ...

I am currently doing the blackout, as suggested.

Before I started I did the white cup test with some tank water: Light green tint. I was rather shocked.

So, my current plan is, continue the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Thanks, I'll give the blackout a try.

Thanks, I'll give the blackout a try.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By zan1132
Cloudy Water in Established Tank

I've got a problem, hopefully someone can help.

Specs first:
10 Gal with full hood / light
Aquaclear HOB filter
DIY C02
EI Dosing ( less than recommended )
Tank has been set up since Dec 2009...
Forum: Plants 12-10-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By zan1132
ID'ing plants

I'm planning to start a planted aquarium in the early spring and I'm gathering ideas for aquascapes. I was hoping some knowledged people could help me ID the major plants in this picture.

The...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By zan1132
Craigslist...

Never thought to check craigslist... that's a good suggestion. Saving shipping costs doesn't hurt either. In my mind I was expecting to pay for a New tank/stand, but surely I can find some decent...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By zan1132
Upfront & Monthly Expenses

I've been looking for an article or post on the internet that gives an estimate of the upfront & monthly upkeep costs of a planted aquarium. Haven't been able to find any yet.

I'm looking into a...
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