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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-12-2016, 04:31 AM
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Posted By merk1_99
looking to rebuild finnex 4 seeking light advice

I have a finnex 4 gallon tank (dims 12.2 x 7.5 x 10.2) that I am looking to build into a simple low/moderate light plant tank. Thinking some simple anubias, and crypts, I have tossed the compact...
Forum: Fish   12-25-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,000
Posted By merk1_99
Thanks for the help. I don't doubt there are...

Thanks for the help. I don't doubt there are many fish that can be kept in the 60-65 range but let me tell you finding info is not easy.
Forum: Fish   12-24-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,000
Posted By merk1_99
temperate water fish guide

Wondering if someone can help me find a site I can search through for temperate water species. My tanks are in my basement and are unheated. So water temps range in the summer in the low 70s, to...
Forum: Fish   10-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By merk1_99
Hmm.... shrimp or borasas it is. It is natually...

Hmm.... shrimp or borasas it is. It is natually planted with no filter and just a 15 watt flourescent. Plant growth is decent.
Forum: Fish   10-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By merk1_99
new fish for a 4 gallon tank

I have a four gallon tank I would like to stock with a fish preferably more than one but a single betta can work. I have done the betta route, and the white cloud minnow route(IMO WC minnows need a...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-26-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By merk1_99
When I want to get to the roots in my newer...

When I want to get to the roots in my newer planted tanks I use rigid tubing attached to regular airline tubing. Definitely can aim the siphon much easier.
Forum: Equipment   08-12-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By merk1_99
airline check valves-manifolds

Looking for help on air line check valves. These are to be used on primarily lines leading off of air pumps. I have had crappy luck with plastic. I am wondering if I need to go to brass or if...
Forum: Fish   08-09-2009, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By merk1_99
Have you tried baby brine shrimp....Never had a...

Have you tried baby brine shrimp....Never had a fish refuse BBS...
Forum: Fish   08-09-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,145
Posted By merk1_99
The bloated look imo is a female ready to breed. ...

The bloated look imo is a female ready to breed. Do you have any sexual mature males? My 3 females were ready much before my lone male was. They were ready to breed 3-4 months before the male was...
Forum: Plants   07-10-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By merk1_99
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Plants   07-09-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By merk1_99
plant database

Hi,
Looking for a database where I can look for plants ranging in the 15-18C range and low-low/med light. I am going to be running tanks in the upper 50's mid 60's. All I can really find is...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-01-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By merk1_99
I am using Eco complete, and I use 1/2'' of peat...

I am using Eco complete, and I use 1/2'' of peat moss under it. I can't figure out where the potassium and phosphate are coming from either. I will have to look into the fish food and see if that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-31-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By merk1_99
Do you fert? I haven't yet...

I don't add any ferts to my 4 gallon tank except a double dose of excel, and a double dose of iron every 2-3 days been setup since 12/08. I stopped adding ferts when my tank went green water. ...
Forum: Plants   03-17-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By merk1_99
When I trim I cut right above the banana. The...

When I trim I cut right above the banana. The grow real fast in new uncycled tanks.
Forum: DIY   03-15-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 121,382
Posted By merk1_99
My 4 gallon build has cost me about $300. I am...

My 4 gallon build has cost me about $300. I am going with 12 3 watt Crees. The buckpucks that are running the LEDs will be able to be dimmed. I am going with 12 so they don't give off a spot light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By merk1_99
10 gallons per gold fish

10 gallons per gold fish
Forum: Fish   03-13-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By merk1_99
White Cloud Mountain Minnow --Tanichthys albonubes

Not to crowd the other white cloud thread. Will WC eat daphnia? I am suffering a green water epidemic. This has gone on for 3-4 weeks. I am thinking of releasing daphnia in the tank to eat it up....
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By merk1_99
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: DIY   03-13-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,500
Posted By merk1_99
Even better to go to heatsinkusa.com. Buy it cut...

Even better to go to heatsinkusa.com. Buy it cut to lenght and in 5+'' or 8+'' wide. I can't remember the exact widths. Heavy duty alumin in one pc. Then buy a 120mm fan or two and use them to...
Forum: Equipment   03-13-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By merk1_99
decoding regulator guages

Ok this may seem silly but what does each CO2 guage mean. Which one tells me how much gas is left in the tank?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-12-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By merk1_99
I can't wait I have an eheim 2213...

I can't wait I have an eheim 2213 en-route....Maybe that will help with more water volume.
Forum: DIY   03-12-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By merk1_99
I am using neutral white cree xr-e's in my led...

I am using neutral white cree xr-e's in my led build. After Evil66 pointed out they contain a fair amount of red in them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By merk1_99
What size are you looking for?

What size are you looking for?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-11-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 85,439
Posted By merk1_99
I like you got the pressurized CO2 on it. So...

I like you got the pressurized CO2 on it. So much easier than dosing excel if you got the $. My friends think I am crazy that I have pressurized on a 4 gal but the proof is in the pudding. If I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-11-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By merk1_99
Yes I am. I have seen others here doing that so...

Yes I am. I have seen others here doing that so I am too.
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