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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By DefStatic
I am not saying DO IT, but I would stray away....

I am not saying DO IT, but I would stray away. There is no reason they cannot accept a cashiers check or money order. I wouldn't buy from anyone online that refused to take paypal, or would not take...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By DefStatic
I think the first thing most people used to say...

I think the first thing most people used to say was figure out how to stop getting algae, not how to get something to eat it.

I ended up getting some snails from a LFS on accident. Little tiny...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,362
Posted By DefStatic
Tank is 30 gallons. Probably about 2.5 inches of...

Tank is 30 gallons. Probably about 2.5 inches of substrate. Light is a Finnex Fugeray 36". They are on from 12PM to 4PM, then off for two hours, then back on from 6PM to 10 PM. I have been thinking...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,362
Posted By DefStatic
SO I am digging up this thread again LOL. I...

SO I am digging up this thread again LOL.

I stopped any and all dosing because it was becoming a pain to figure out. I switched to Flourish because it seemed easier. In my tanks with basically...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By DefStatic
Someday I hope to be able to do my water changes...

Someday I hope to be able to do my water changes this way, do you add before or after pumping water in?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By DefStatic
Looks fine. I change my other tanks without any...

Looks fine. I change my other tanks without any problem. I have been in this location for over a year now, never had an issue. My other 4 FW planted tanks look fine. I thought perhaps something had...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By DefStatic
I believe there is something like this for...

I believe there is something like this for Saltwater aquariums.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By DefStatic
I had a feeling the first time was because of me...

I had a feeling the first time was because of me stirring up the substrate so much. But this second time, I do not know why. All I did was a plain siphon water change and cleaned the sponge. There...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By DefStatic
Cloudy water after water changes

This is something new that has recently started on my 30 gallon planted. Tank is in my sig. Standard 30 gal, AC70, no major changes, been up and running for 2 years. I only dose with Flouish for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I...

Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I am not crazy for doing 30% to 50% water changes. If I go over my weekly change I usually do a 50% minimum. Otherwise it is between 30% and 50%.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,246
Posted By DefStatic
Just Curious: Water Changes

I was just curious what most others are doing these days. I have been doing at least 33% water changes once a week for the past year. But when I talk to people in person about this, they look at me...
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By DefStatic
Vac or No Vac

I was just curious, when doing a water change, do you vac your substrate or leave it alone?

I used to put the syphon down a little bit, but now I have so many plants. And I read somewhere you...
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By DefStatic
FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can...

FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can get locally. Its pretty black (and there are more colors), it holds the plants well, seems to hold nutrients well.
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in...

Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in each, and kept the filter media and rocks/driftwood soaking in that. Fish went in a little tank I have for emergencies with existing eater. One at a time...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By DefStatic
Tips for swapping substrate?

So I thought I would double check. I know you would do things different in a larger tank. I am swapping out the Petco sand in my 3 gallon filtered tanks for Floramax. Anythimg I should be aware of or...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By DefStatic
$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing...

$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing I ever did.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By DefStatic
I am going to take the pump off tomorrow and see....

I am going to take the pump off tomorrow and see. Worse comes to worse I will see if the place I purchased will swap pumps.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By DefStatic
I just watched the video too. Freaking blows my...

I just watched the video too. Freaking blows my mind.

The only thing I hate about watching those videos is I look at my tanks after and go "Uhg".
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,627
Posted By DefStatic
I got wood looking at that pic. Those are some...

I got wood looking at that pic. Those are some amazing pieces.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By DefStatic
Cant wait to see this. I have seen pics of such a...

Cant wait to see this. I have seen pics of such a amazing piece setup but never seen the process unfold. Well, online but still I think it will be amazing to watch. Hope you keep plenty of pics along...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-30-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By DefStatic
Looking better. I would be careful with the...

Looking better.

I would be careful with the betta as well. Keep a close eye on it. I have seen bettas do fine in community tanks, and seen it go bad as well.

That is a nice False Julii cory....
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By DefStatic
I wonder if they would just swap the pump in the...

I wonder if they would just swap the pump in the store? I dont want to have to rip the media out.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By DefStatic
I have a quietflow 20 on a 10 gallon. Only thing...

I have a quietflow 20 on a 10 gallon. Only thing I dont like is no speed adjustment. But ut was loud fir the first week and now it is quiet as any.

I also do mot use the cartridges. I cut some...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By DefStatic
Where are you located? Curious which Petsmart you...

Where are you located? Curious which Petsmart you went to.

I got mine from PetCo. They price matched PetSmart except the 10% discount, so basically $40. But I was fine with that because I had $5...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By DefStatic
It hasn't gotten any better or worse. I know with...

It hasn't gotten any better or worse. I know with my 50, I remember the first 5 or 6 water changes i did, the pump wouldn't start back up until I took the pump off and cleaned the impeller.

I will...
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