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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By beaucon
Here is my recipe for DIY CO2. I have a 37 gallon...

Here is my recipe for DIY CO2. I have a 37 gallon tall tank and this recipe make so much CO2 that I have to run a canister filter at night to dissipate the excess CO2 or the fish will suffocate. Get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,834
Posted By beaucon
It looks like your plants are starved for...

It looks like your plants are starved for nutrients. If you have a filter under your sink it is most likely RO. So you don't have much if anything in the way of trace elements in your water. If you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,236
Posted By beaucon
Here is an idea. Let me know what you think. The...

Here is an idea. Let me know what you think. The cheapest solution is to move the light. Since light falls off logarithmically, you can make a big difference by moving it back some. If you know you...
Forum: Plants 03-11-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By beaucon
I think in general red plants do best if you keep...

I think in general red plants do best if you keep the nitrate level on the low site.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By beaucon
One other option you may want to think about. You...

One other option you may want to think about. You don't need to haul the untreated water from the basement. You should be able to trow the bypass valve on the treatment tank and let the hard water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By beaucon
I am no expert, but I have read that there are...

I am no expert, but I have read that there are two types of hardness one is general hardness (GH) and the other is carbonate hardness (KH0. I had the same problem as you only in reverse, we have very...
Forum: Ponds 03-17-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,291
Posted By beaucon
Where the Red Fern Grows

How do I stop this koi bandit![/QUOTE]

In the book "Where the Red Fern Grows" there is a reference to a technique for catching coons. The old timers would put a piese of bait in a hollow stump....
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,419
Posted By beaucon
This is just a thought. Lots of things hold their...

This is just a thought. Lots of things hold their setting when the are adjusted in one direction and not in the other. For instance guitar tuners are like that. If you tune up to the note they will...
Forum: Plants 03-13-2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Posted By beaucon
I really like this plant, it is much tougher than...

I really like this plant, it is much tougher than it appears. It keeps it's "feathers" better than any of the similar plant's I've tried. I've grown it in 1.5 wpg's and in 3.3 wpg's. Grows fast.
Forum: DIY 03-11-2006, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By beaucon
Also you may want to add some interior triangle...

Also you may want to add some interior triangle corner gussets. That would fight the tendence of the stand to twist. Also, do you plan on edgebanding the "legs" and the doors so you don't have any...
Forum: DIY 03-11-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By beaucon
Have you given any thought to adding levelers to...

Have you given any thought to adding levelers to the design. I live in an old house and none of my floors are actually level.
Forum: DIY 03-11-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By beaucon
Putting a bad idea to a good use.

I've been running a DIY setup for a few years now. Until recently, I just ran the supply tube into the suction line of a power filter. However, I recently added more light (3watts /gallon), and the...
Forum: Fish 03-11-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By beaucon
Rocketing Rainbows

Greener

I know what you mean about rainbows. They are amazingly fast. I have three in my tank and nothing can even compare in speed. They are actually among my favorite fish. The three of them...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By beaucon
My new fish trap.

Thanks to the tips from Lil Boy Blue, I decided to make a fish trap. The plans for the same follow.

Material:
1. Clear plastic Baby Bottle. Cost $1 at the dollar store. I comes with a silicone...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2006, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By beaucon
Thank you

There are a whole bunch of good ideas there. I think I am going to try the fish trap. I had been thinking about something along that line. The soda bottle idea is great.

Thanks for the link
Forum: Fish 03-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,652
Posted By beaucon
Catching fish in a planted tank.

I recently bought what was supposed to be a Siamese Algae Eater. It was very small and I could not really judge it well. It turns out, as I feared, that it is a Flying Fox and not the true SAE.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By beaucon
Things are looking up.

Yesterday, I sprang for the Eheim 2213 canister. I comes with a spray bar. I believe this is normally mounted at or above the surface of the tank. Al least that's what the diagram shows. Instead, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By beaucon
Can't get CO2 concentration high enough

I have been using a DIY CO2 system for quite a while now with very good luck. However, I recently changed from a 25 to a 37 gallon tank. I also went from 2 watts per gallon to 3 watts per gallon and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By beaucon
Advice from a lazy man.

RachPreach,

You have made several points that caught my attention.

1. You want the advice to be simple.
2. You have low light.
3. You have no CO2.
4. You have algae.

Here is the simple...
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