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Forum: Fish 05-22-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,981
Posted By darkcrisis
Thank you for documenting your progress. All of...

Thank you for documenting your progress. All of them are healthy, large, and beautiful! I haven't seen quality guppies like this in years! I can't imagine the time and attention to detail it would...
Forum: Fish 02-11-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,981
Posted By darkcrisis
Nice work, those are beautiful guppies! I hope to...

Nice work, those are beautiful guppies! I hope to see more FS when it the weather warms up. I have a nearly empty 55 gallon and would like to get back into guppies. These would be perfect!
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By darkcrisis
My lights are on for 8 hours a day. CO2 turns on...

My lights are on for 8 hours a day. CO2 turns on an hour before the lights come on. It shuts off an hour before the lights go off. This has been working well for me.

You can start out there and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By darkcrisis
m8d, First off, welcome to TPT! Your...

m8d,

First off, welcome to TPT!

Your planned setup is similar to mine. I am a few years into this and have learned a lot. I'm not an expert, but I have learned a lot the hard way. Hopefully...
Forum: Substrate 01-11-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,461
Posted By darkcrisis
I second that!

I second that!
Forum: Plants 01-05-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By darkcrisis
It is in the back, but there are no plants near...

It is in the back, but there are no plants near it or blocking the light. I have the light raised a few inches off the top of the tank and the light is evenly distributed. I will try to put it...
Forum: Plants 01-05-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By darkcrisis
sunset hygro won't grow

I picked up a couple of stems of sunset hygro a couple years ago.

For some reason they have never grow well or fast in my tank. They stay small and don't look bright and healthy like all the...
Forum: Fish 01-03-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By darkcrisis
I have a 55 gallon with cardinals and guppies. ...

I have a 55 gallon with cardinals and guppies. Fry never survive more than a couple of days.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By darkcrisis
I will give it a bleach soak and see if that...

I will give it a bleach soak and see if that helps, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By darkcrisis
Up Aqua CO2 Atomizer dead?

I installed my new Up Aqua inline CO2 atomizer and it worked great right after the install. I was running it at about 30psi and there were TONS of tiny bubbles coming from the spray bar.

At night...
Forum: Plants 11-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By darkcrisis
It looks like watersprite to me.

It looks like watersprite to me.
Forum: Lighting 11-28-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By darkcrisis
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By darkcrisis
55 Gallon Lighting

I have a 55 Gallon aquarium with pressurized CO2 and dose using the EI method. I currently have a Coralife 48" T5NO fixture sitting directly on the top of the aquarium.

I want a new light and...
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,232
Posted By darkcrisis
Just wondering how the light and plants are...

Just wondering how the light and plants are doing? I am tempted to purchase one of their lights just because they are so cheap.
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,375
Posted By darkcrisis
I also have 2 of the Coralife 48" T5NO lights...

I also have 2 of the Coralife 48" T5NO lights sitting directly on top of my 55gal. No issue with heat on the center brace.

When I was not running CO2 I just had one and had success with this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By darkcrisis
I must have pearling roots too. When I have CO2...

I must have pearling roots too. When I have CO2 cranked up I frequently see large bubbles escaping from the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By darkcrisis
Check out the link to my 55gal Tank Journal in my...

Check out the link to my 55gal Tank Journal in my signature . I started off with a bunch of empty space in the background. I started with one Needle Leaf Hygro in the background and it went crazy....
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By darkcrisis
I found some black plastic mesh at home depot or...

I found some black plastic mesh at home depot or lowes in the lawn/garden section. The holes are much larger and from my limited experience allow the moss to grow through the mesh much faster since...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By darkcrisis
+1 for Purigen. Worth every cent and lasts a long...

+1 for Purigen. Worth every cent and lasts a long time. When it becomes less effective you can recharge it and it works like new.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
Thanks! I think I will keep it looking like a...

Thanks! I think I will keep it looking like a jungle. The baby guppies like it too. I haven't seen babies since getting the Bolivian Rams. I guess they have plenty of places to hide now.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
I did as Macclellan suggested, trimmed BBA...

I did as Macclellan suggested, trimmed BBA leaves, Excel OD, adjusted the lights where the 2nd fixture comes on for a 4 hour burst mid-day, and put an air stone in at night (which I had already been...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
Any suggestions on CO2 kits? I want something...

Any suggestions on CO2 kits? I want something that has everything I need (reg, solenoid, and needle valve) at a reasonable price. I don't want a piece of crap that will constantly cause me trouble. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
Macclellan, Thank you very much for you...

Macclellan,

Thank you very much for you input. I will give that a try and see how it turns it!
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
Thanks for the fast reply! I bought some plants...

Thanks for the fast reply! I bought some plants from you about 2 years ago. I was running low tech then and killed all the plants slowly :frown:

Both lights are on for 9 hours a day. Should I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-12-2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By darkcrisis
I am starting to get more growth out of my plants...

I am starting to get more growth out of my plants and things are filling in. I bought a plant package from the sns and they are adapting to my tank well and starting to grow.

I am having a bit of...
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