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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2014, 03:05 AM
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After dosing PPS without any extra Iron, I've...

After dosing PPS without any extra Iron, I've noticed very green and healthy growth on all my plants. I'm going to hold off on dosing extra Fe for now, but how can I tell if my plants have an Fe...
Forum: Equipment   03-11-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By AName
In case anyone was following, I got the...

In case anyone was following, I got the replacement in the mail, set it up and it ran with no problems at all. I guess it was just a faulty unit.
Forum: Equipment   03-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Alright, thanks for the tip. I just sent it back...

Alright, thanks for the tip. I just sent it back for a replacement, it's a little ridiculous for it to leak like that out of box. If the replacement one does the same, I'll try Vaseline or some...
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By AName
Which gasket did you put the Vaseline on? ...

Which gasket did you put the Vaseline on?

Also, I found if I press down on the lid a little, it doesn't leak anymore. I think it's a problem of the lid not latching down fully, but can't figure...
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By AName
Magnum HOT Air Leak?

I just got a Magnum HOT (250) for water polishing. I set the filter up, but when I run it, you can hear a hissing noise like air escaping. When you turn it off after it runs a bit, it hisses for a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
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Low Tech Light for 20 Long

I posted this in lighting a few days ago, but didn't get any help, so I figure I may have better luck here.

So, I'm converting my 20 Long to low tech. It currently has a dual T5HO fixture. What...
Forum: Lighting   03-02-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By AName
Nothing fancy, just some low light stuff. I'm...

Nothing fancy, just some low light stuff. I'm leading towards a Current Freshwater LED, but wish they had a true 30" fixture instead of a 24"-36" fixture
Forum: Lighting   03-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By AName
Low Tech Light for 20 Long

So, I'm converting my 20 Long to low tech. It currently has a dual T5HO fixture. What would be a good low tech light? I'd love to go LED if I could, but any fixture would work. Any suggestions? Tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By AName
100% sure. I'm going to test again here and see...

100% sure. I'm going to test again here and see if it changes.

Edit: After retesting... I'm 100% sure I did it backwards... this is why you shouldn't test before morning coffee!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By AName
Confused by Test Results

So I just tested my water with API freshwater master kit. I'm confused by the pH results. The normal range pH shows it on the low end (~6.0) while the high end pH test shows it, well, high. Why are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
Oh, I'm not using EI, using PPS (more...

Oh, I'm not using EI, using PPS (more specifically, this one: http://blog.greenleafaquariums.com/2013/02/28/our-new-pps-pro-fertilizer-pack-just-mix-dose/)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
Which came up with: Now, how do I convert...

Which came up with:

Now, how do I convert that into something I can dose from a bottle? I use 500ml bottles, so how do I figure out how much to add, then how much liquid to dose per day?



I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
Okay, I got (from GLA) Iron Chelate 11% DPTA....

Okay, I got (from GLA) Iron Chelate 11% DPTA. However, they don't have guidelines on how to dose it in addition to their PPS method.

How should I go about using the extra Iron?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
I'll try to get a better picture of it tomorrow....

I'll try to get a better picture of it tomorrow. How would I go about getting rid of the algae, if that's what it is?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
Okay, thanks for the help. Now, this might...

Okay, thanks for the help.

Now, this might be a dumb question, but when I start using the new ferts, will I only see improvement in new growth? Or will the old leafs turn greener too?



Would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
Thanks for the detailed reply. I ended up...

Thanks for the detailed reply. I ended up ordering the PPS-pro package from GLA (http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-fertilizers-supplements/pps-pro-fertilizer-package.html) Does that have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
I'll get some pictures up tomorrow. ...

I'll get some pictures up tomorrow.


That's what I kinda figured. I did read through it, but got more and more lost the more I read. Part of the sticky says:

But then I read somewhere that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
About 6 months now. The main filter and wood and...

About 6 months now. The main filter and wood and some plants came straight from the 55 gal it replaced. The plants seem to grow fine and all, they just aren't very, well, green...heh :icon_frow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By AName
What Am I Doing Wrong?

Hi,

So, I have a 72 gal bow tank. I have two linked Auquatic Life Dual Lamp T5-HO fixtures (for 4 bulbs total) and a 36 inch current dual LED fixture on the front, curved part. I'm running...
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