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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By RyUGuy
I used this exact method this weekend with great...

I used this exact method this weekend with great results! Black acrylic paint with a typical wall/ceiling roller.

Did 3 1/2coats, 1st went left to right, 2nd top to bottom, 3rd left to right,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By RyUGuy
I would think it would be fine, just use tank...

I would think it would be fine, just use tank water and an air stone. People do ship fish in bags so I would think that would be fine for a night. I have transported fish in a cooler with a...
Forum: Substrate 02-15-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By RyUGuy
I rinsed all of mine with a strainer to get a lot...

I rinsed all of mine with a strainer to get a lot of the really small particles and dust out. Supposedly it will always cloud a little when disturbed. Mine is currently in a preparation tank,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By RyUGuy
Some driftwood will grow fuzzy mold, the general...

Some driftwood will grow fuzzy mold, the general consensus seams to be that it is safe. My fish devoured the stuff on a stick I got from my back yard. As far as getting it in the DSM I am not sure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By RyUGuy
That sounds perfect! Thank you.

That sounds perfect! Thank you.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By RyUGuy
Intake/outflow paint

I am re setting up my tank this weekend and I want to paint the eheim pipes black.

I will be doing everything in one day to get it back up and running as fast as possible and not redo the filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By RyUGuy
I saw a video on YouTube where a guy used acrylic...

I saw a video on YouTube where a guy used acrylic paint and rollers with good results. I don't really have the option of taking my tank outside long enough for spray paint, so that's what I'm trying.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By RyUGuy
Storing quarantine tank in hot attic.

The only place in my house I have available to store my quarantine tank when not in use is in the attic. During the summer it easily gets 150 +/- degrees. Will this damage the silicone?
Forum: Substrate 02-12-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By RyUGuy
Agreed, I am switching out my gravel for STS this...

Agreed, I am switching out my gravel for STS this weekend. Although I don't have any prior experience with it a lot of people on here say it works great. I have been precycling/ prefertilizing it...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By RyUGuy
I use a coralife inline one on the same timer as...

I use a coralife inline one on the same timer as my co2. I have not noticed any difference in performance from having it on 24/7. The bulb went out a few months ago and within a few days I had a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By RyUGuy
I had this problem with my 125, I put a planted...

I had this problem with my 125, I put a planted picture background on before I knew any better. I used that SeaView stuff to make it stick, it was cut perfectly and squeegeed out well. Within a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By RyUGuy
Give it a month or so, 125 won't feel huge...

Give it a month or so, 125 won't feel huge anymore! :red_mouth
Forum: Substrate 02-03-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
Maybe I just did not have enough STS to water...

Maybe I just did not have enough STS to water ratio. I will add more and see what happens.
Forum: Substrate 02-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
125g I tried to make the ratio of water to...

125g I tried to make the ratio of water to substrate about what it would be in the tank just on visual basis so it could be off based on that. The fact that it didint really do anything after a week...
Forum: Substrate 02-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
Safe T Sorb lowered GH but not KH?

So I am in preparation for switching out my substrate with Safe T Sorb.

I tested my water today to compare Tap, STS & Tank.

I thought from previous post about STS that it will lower the KH but...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
I ended up getting 4 bags so I can have extra if...

I ended up getting 4 bags so I can have extra if I need to replace any or just in case. Right now I have 2 of the bags sitting in fertilized / bacteria water so it can pre-obsorb nutrients and be...
Forum: Substrate 01-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
Thanks! I am probably going to do a little tank...

Thanks! I am probably going to do a little tank journal for it since I could never seam to find many pictures or anything, just people talking on forums saying it does well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By RyUGuy
API AlgaeFix wiped out 100% of my snail...

API AlgaeFix wiped out 100% of my snail infestation, never had a single one since been 2 years. It was also unintentional :red_mouth.
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
Alright thanks for the info guys, I am probably...

Alright thanks for the info guys, I am probably going to go ahead and get a couple extra bags just in case this gets discontinued like several of the other "substrates" since it is so cheap.
Forum: Substrate 01-22-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By RyUGuy
Are you planning on using just gravel? I am...

Are you planning on using just gravel? I am about to remove all my gravel because it is just not working for me, the roots on my plants just don't get what they need. As far as how much, I don't...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,788
Posted By RyUGuy
You would happen to be from Central Texas...

You would happen to be from Central Texas wouldn't you :hihi: j/k!
Forum: Substrate 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By RyUGuy
How much STS for 125g?

I am replacing my gravel with Safe T Sorb and I am trying to figure out how much I need to buy for a 125 (72x18x3 +/-) What would be the closest material to use for the substrate calculator,...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By RyUGuy
Ah sorry, I missed that about the wood.

Ah sorry, I missed that about the wood.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-04-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By RyUGuy
I agree, maybe a piece of wood or a nice rock off...

I agree, maybe a piece of wood or a nice rock off centered to about 1/3 of the tank to either side.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By RyUGuy
I have a 125 Gallon and used the stock single...

I have a 125 Gallon and used the stock single bulb t8x2, which I am assuming what you are using. I put 'grow' bulbs in them and it didn't matter it was not enough to grow anything for me. I...
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