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Forum: Algae 09-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By debdp
Update: Well I still had that beard algae up...

Update: Well I still had that beard algae up until yesterday. Saturday I picked up a used Pinpoint pH controller from a saltwater club member to use on this planted tank (I also have 4 SW tanks). ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By debdp
Uh-oh Ich

I set up a 12 Nanocube for a second tank. I bought a betta and 9 cardinal tetras. The betta was picking on one of the tetras so I took it and tossed it into my 29g planted. HUGE MISTAKE. And...
Forum: Algae 11-28-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,581
Posted By debdp
Yeah, I fought it but it is a win. :D

Yeah, I fought it but it is a win. :D
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By debdp
Filete, thank you. I wasn't sure about how much...

Filete, thank you. I wasn't sure about how much to open the low pressure. The box instructions seem a bit off, stating to open to 10# or less but only use the needle valve if you can't get exact...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By debdp
So what should the reading be on the right...

So what should the reading be on the right pressure gauge? The box said 10# or less. But I made an adjustment based on what you said and opened it up more and used the brass knob to adjust it down....
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By debdp
Tank is a 29 gallon. I haven't used the smaller...

Tank is a 29 gallon. I haven't used the smaller brass valve on the bubble counter to adjust the bubbles, only the large black knob as that's what the directions state... to only use the small brass...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By debdp
New at pressurized CO2

I added a pressure CO2 set up with a Milwaukee regulator on a 5# tank. I just set it up yesterday afternoon (11/21). I keep having to adjust the bubble counter because it keeps backing off. I...
Forum: Algae 11-22-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,581
Posted By debdp
Just to update. I did end up stripping the tank,...

Just to update. I did end up stripping the tank, moving and dipping the plants and QT them for 3 months. During that time I had two very low light LED fixtures over the tank and black felt over the...
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By debdp
Cool thanks. Nice tank!! Very nice.

Cool thanks. Nice tank!! Very nice.
Forum: Lighting 10-31-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By debdp
Which light for 29g Tall 28W PC or 65W PC

This is my third try with plants and battling beard algae. Right now plants have been pulled, dipped in mild bleach, old leaves cut off... some down to bare stems with roots and set in a separate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By debdp
Phosphate I don't need to add... the Brightwell...

Phosphate I don't need to add... the Brightwell mix is multinutrient with iron and iodine and states does not supply phosphorus or nitrogen. So I just wanted to dose the NO3 along with the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-13-2010, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By debdp
Mixing ferts for auto dosing

I use Brightwell FlorinMulti and was wondering if it was okay to mix NO3 with it in a container of water for auto dosing. Are there any liquid fertilizers that should not be mixed with another...
Forum: Algae 10-12-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,373
Posted By debdp
I've had that stuff for awhile and after tons of...

I've had that stuff for awhile and after tons of reading I'm pretty sure it's the lack of N03 dosing and too much phosphate. When I was dosing it started getting under control. I added a DIY Co2...
Forum: DIY 09-28-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By debdp
Nice info. I don't add bicarb to the mix as...

Nice info. I don't add bicarb to the mix as currently my dkH is 3 and pH is 6.8. I'm not sure about the addition of the gelatin... is it to extend the life of the CO2 production?
Forum: DIY 09-28-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By debdp
I've changed lighting several times but now I...

I've changed lighting several times but now I have 2x24W T5HO, 1@10k, 1@67K I was using 1@10k and a Geisman Aquaflora but I didn't like the red look in the tank so I switched it out for the 67K.
Forum: DIY 09-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By debdp
DIY Yeast for 29g

After failing at a low tech tank I opted to try the DIY yeast. I did test mixes to see how long it took to get some bubbles and found that by using about 92 degree tap water it resulted in the...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By debdp
There are forums dedicated to saltwater... I have...

There are forums dedicated to saltwater... I have 4 SW tanks... I can recommend Reef Central. I belong to a club in Dallas, but it's an off shoot of the Marine Aquarium Society. You'll find tons of...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-01-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 119,963
Posted By debdp
Thank you for this thread!!! Besides cost,...

Thank you for this thread!!! Besides cost, looking at the different choices, pieces involved was also intimidating. Haven't read through this yet, but it's bookmarked for later.
Forum: DIY 09-01-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,641
Posted By debdp
If you can afford a pressurized system by all...

If you can afford a pressurized system by all means get one. I would love to get one but my $$ is split between 4 SW tanks and 1 FW planted. I tried lo-tech with low light plants Excel and no CO2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By debdp
Mixing KNO3

I just received my potassium nitrate from aquariumfertilizer.com. Does it matter if you use regular tap water, should it be dechlorinated or use RO water to mix? Or is the dosage small enough where...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By debdp
Actually I don't need to dose phosphate since...

Actually I don't need to dose phosphate since it's normally too high. But by everyone's input that they do need to dose regularly lets me know I need to also watch how much the plants use......
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By debdp
Thanks. I don't believe that the high phosphate...

Thanks. I don't believe that the high phosphate was the whole problem but just part of a combination of things. The tank is 29g tall. Before I had 130W PC, used RedSea CO2 with only a few plants. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By debdp
Thanks. I just did a water change a week ago so...

Thanks. I just did a water change a week ago so it's about due now... I usually do them weekly. I just reset the tank up. Did a 5 week no lights, but left my fish in. Cleaned all the rocks of algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By debdp
How high should phosphates be?

I just tested my water the other day and my phosphates were through the roof. I know plants need phosphates but what should the test read for a low tech tank? I did find a site that said the...
Forum: Algae 03-28-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By debdp
I had huge algae issues including beard, and I...

I had huge algae issues including beard, and I pulled most of plants, treated and moved them to a QT tank... left the tank no lights, room light only for 5 weeks. The thread and beard algae at that...
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