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Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By aquarist
You cannot keep a well stocked cichlid tank...

You cannot keep a well stocked cichlid tank without doing water changes unless you have an enormous filter, talking about a 55 gallon sump for a 30 gallon tank.

As stated above floating plants...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By aquarist
Is your tank cycled? Looks like it is some form...

Is your tank cycled? Looks like it is some form of chemical damage. I've read reports from other that excessive ammonia can cause problems like this, but I cannot remember.

Sorta looks like what...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By aquarist
Nice find! I wish I lived near awesome native...

Nice find! I wish I lived near awesome native plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By aquarist
Hmm, last time I saw a bio ball in person I want...

Hmm, last time I saw a bio ball in person I want to saw it was about an inch around, I highly doubt you'll fit anywhere near 400 in your filter.

If all you are after is more beneficial bacteria...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By aquarist
Pretty much. Stem plants are usually...

Pretty much.

Stem plants are usually extremely hardy, when I get in damaged plants on a buy or trade if the leaves are too far gone I will remove all the leaves and float the stem and it'll come...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By aquarist
This is an awesome thread! Don't know how I...

This is an awesome thread! Don't know how I missed it. I have been wanting to do a Wabi Kusa for a while now. I am I. The designing process. I see you did kinda an emersed setup, did you try to make...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By aquarist
Baby tears planting

Plant it like a stem plant, remove the leaves from the stem that will be below the substrate and plant accordingly.

If you want it to spread quickly you will want to plant it in small portions,...
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By aquarist
If you really want to separate the large pieces...

If you really want to separate the large pieces from the small, they best and most efficient way would be to build a screen or shaker box. Similar to what is used in mining. You could build one from...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By aquarist
I second this! I used to have a very large red...

I second this! I used to have a very large red devil cichlid but he passed away recently and I miss my have an apex predator.
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By aquarist
Got glosso growing in my 2.5 gallon shrimp tank...

Got glosso growing in my 2.5 gallon shrimp tank without any co2 I just give it 2ml of excel daily.

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Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By aquarist
Budget Pressurized CO2 Suggestions?

Lots if good advice here, the Aquatek and Milwaukee regulators are probably your best bet. This will be a regular size regulator and it'll be easy to upgrade as you save. I've just upgraded part of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By aquarist
SMC AS-2200 needle valve

So far the cheapest and best I've used are the Fabco NV 55-18, they are around $34 each but you may fine some second hand for cheaper.

When I google that brand not a lot comes up except shopping...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By aquarist
Water passing through check 2 check valves!

The setup is fine, you just cannot use cheap plastic check valves for co2. You really should get one of the steel check valves, they cost about $5 each.
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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By aquarist
Need help with first co2 build on a budget

If you want to do it quick and easy with no extra parts you will need a 1/8 x 1.5in MIP pipe, this pipe will connect your solenoid to your needle valve, then you may need a compression fitting to...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By aquarist
The fittings I just bought to build two co2...

The fittings I just bought to build two co2 splitters was around $55, let me look at the receipt and I can give you a better idea of what your fittings will cost.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 996
Posted By aquarist
Need help with first co2 build on a budget

Just keep in mind you will need to replace a few things and add a few things to make any of those regulators work.

You will need at least a needle valve and a new stem and nut to connect it to...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 665
Posted By aquarist
I put together my splitters yesterday and they...

I put together my splitters yesterday and they are both working well so far. After cleaning up the stock Milwaukee needle valves they work much better now. Here is a link to the build and the...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By aquarist
Co2 regulator post body upgrade.

I thought of making it that way, I just wasn't sure if I would be able to get them tightened down enough. I looked around for T valves that where MIP but they only had FIP there. I am looking into...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By aquarist
Getting ready to order need help.

I personally love T5HO lighting. I also use standard CFL bulbs on smaller tanks. One of the main reason I like T5Ho fixtures is at any point I can change it around to whatever I want by just swapping...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By aquarist
I've read a lot more reports of people having...

I've read a lot more reports of people having problems with Finnex LEDs lately, and most seen to be having problems after the short warranty is over. If you want to go led I would look I to perhaps...
Forum: Plants 08-14-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By aquarist
Plant ID (Pic attached)

Perhaps it is Rotala Wallichi?
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By aquarist
Yeah they can be a bit bulky, I wasn't able to...

Yeah they can be a bit bulky, I wasn't able to buy the size pipes I wanted to use because they didn't have any. When I rework it with the correct pipes it'll be far less bulky. But right now it works...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By aquarist
Co2 regulator post body upgrade.

For a while now I have been wanting to run multiple tanks off a single co2 regulator. So after doing a but of research and asking a good amount of questions I have started upgrading the post bodies...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 665
Posted By aquarist
Got the Fabco needle valve in today from UPS...

Got the Fabco needle valve in today from UPS going to go see if I can buy fitting to put it together today. I didn't think about getting the fitting for the co2 tubing to connect or the bubble...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By aquarist
Wow, he was one of my favorite actors.

Wow, he was one of my favorite actors.
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