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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-31-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 1,382
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Posted By bpb
Super impressed with all these tanks still after...

Super impressed with all these tanks still after all these years. I tried the low tech method for years on several tanks and always had crashes and full out plant deaths at about the 6 month mark...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By bpb
Help with some math please

Questions like "why" aside. Need some help with a calculation.

Details:

100 gallon total water volume tank
GLA dry ferts
KNO3
KH2PO4

Mixed each at one teaspoon per 500 ml rodi water. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-08-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,285
Posted By bpb
Thanks for the replies. What's your bubble...

Thanks for the replies. What's your bubble count?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,285
Posted By bpb
I believe the op stated it was a BuildMyLED Dutch...

I believe the op stated it was a BuildMyLED Dutch spec strip. Was it two strips you were running or just the 1? Do you have it on a dimmer or just run at 100%. I've got a BML strip ordered to run...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,285
Posted By bpb
I didn't notice if this had changed, but are you...

I didn't notice if this had changed, but are you still using the 5lb co2 tank? If so, how long is it lasting in between refills? Are you doing any dosing? I skimmed through each page so sorry if...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By bpb
Tank looks awesome I need to get me some CO2...

Tank looks awesome I need to get me some CO2 also. Can you believe that I'm still working on that GH booster from all those months ago?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By bpb
picture messup

picture messup
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By bpb
and here are some gear shots and one of the...

and here are some gear shots and one of the planted tank
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 999
Posted By bpb
1.5 year update

Yeah Yea I know this is a planted tank forum. But...being as I've been a member on here for several years and have posted quite a bit, and have put my planted tank journals on here as well, I thought...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By bpb
Dude that co2 has really taken your tank to the...

Dude that co2 has really taken your tank to the next level. I need to get me some co2
Forum: Plants 07-18-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By bpb
Honestly I had alot of trouble with java fern...

Honestly I had alot of trouble with java fern until I really kicked up my lighting and changed my water quality. I see you're in B/CS. Java fern barely survived for me for years but when I doubled...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By bpb
I personally own both a Coralife and an...

I personally own both a Coralife and an Aquaticlife fixture. The coralife is over the planted tank, the aquaticlife is over the sps reef. That alone should tell you which light kicks out more...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-04-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By bpb
Seen the tank in person, it is indeed impressive....

Seen the tank in person, it is indeed impressive. His throw away scraps filled my entire 75 gallon when I planted it if that helps put the plant mass in that beast into perspective.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-02-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By bpb
What substrate, what light, do you dose, how do...

What substrate, what light, do you dose, how do you get rid of algae, what fish, what plants, how is the water so clear. Lol
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 670,411
Posted By bpb
So far that is the most high tech looking low...

So far that is the most high tech looking low tech tank on this thread I think. Well done. Hopefully mine turns out that nice in the next year
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By bpb
Pm'd Wish I'd have found your thread a week...

Pm'd

Wish I'd have found your thread a week ago. I literally just tossed a 3 gallon bucket FULL of plants out in the back yard that no one wanted lol
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By bpb
Nice start man. I like the petrified wood. ...

Nice start man. I like the petrified wood. You've done a marvelous job correcting our horrible tap water. I have an ROdi filter but with my large water changes weekly I can't imagine making...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-21-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By bpb
I ran two 13 watt cfl bulbs in the standard 10...

I ran two 13 watt cfl bulbs in the standard 10 gallon hood horizontal mount. Mineralized topsoil and gravel. No co2. After 2-3 months of horrible green spot algae, it subsided and growth...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-15-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By bpb
I had the opposite experience. When I was...

I had the opposite experience. When I was running 2T5NO bulbs on my 75 gallon I couldn't get anything to grow. Not even java fern.

I upgraded to 2T5HO on the tank with no co2 and suddenly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By bpb
Definitely your lack of substrate ferts. I've...

Definitely your lack of substrate ferts. I've never tried amazon swords for years until just a couple months ago. My tank uses turface (like light colored Eco complete). It's just an inert fire...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-06-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 670,411
Posted By bpb
I have no luck with Val's. I got some from a...

I have no luck with Val's. I got some from a friend locally who had almost identical tank parameters. Both dirt tanks, bout the same light, and same tap water. They were overrunning his tank,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-30-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 670,411
Posted By bpb
Really like this tank

Very well done low tech. There are many many great looking low tech tanks on here but it's good to see a few that really get filled out like this. I'm going for kind of the same style. Some...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,160
Posted By bpb
They're not the WORST bulbs you can get and they...

They're not the WORST bulbs you can get and they certainly won't cause any harm. The GE bulbs just put out more par and cost alot less and the giesemann bulbs, while are fairly expensive are great...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,160
Posted By bpb
Man I have a feeling this tank is gonna end up...

Man I have a feeling this tank is gonna end up killer looking. +1 on giesemann bulbs they're great. You also can't go wrong with the GE starcoat 6500k bulbs. For the price they're unbeatable. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-19-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By bpb
I'm having the same issue. My tank is dirted...

I'm having the same issue. My tank is dirted for about 2 months now and the water is so cloudy and stained. I didn't have this issue with my last dirt tank so I don't know what's up. Maybe the...
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