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Forum: Equipment 08-01-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By NJPlantFan
The 18 inch tank width for the 40g breeder is the...

The 18 inch tank width for the 40g breeder is the advantage there. But I personally don't care for the height of the 40g breeder, but many people like them. I opted for a
50g breeder which has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By NJPlantFan
I like the idea. I use refugiums on my saltwater...

I like the idea. I use refugiums on my saltwater tanks and use fast growing plants to to use up excess nutrients, prevent algae, oxygenate the tank and help stabilize PH. I think the concept would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By NJPlantFan
I have had aquariums (both freshwater and...

I have had aquariums (both freshwater and saltwater) for over 13 years and I have gone through periods where I got frustrated and was tempted to get out of the hobby. It usually happened after an...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,069
Posted By NJPlantFan
I just wanted to give my input regarding the...

I just wanted to give my input regarding the Eheim classic 2217. This was my first canister filter purchase and I am very happy I went with this model. I had it narrowed down to the 2217 and the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By NJPlantFan
Thank you for all the input everyone. I think I...

Thank you for all the input everyone. I think I will just leave things alone and just focus on optimizing my CO2 levels.
I was over thinking this.

Sent from my Droid Incredible.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By NJPlantFan
Tetras were the fish I was primarily concerned...

Tetras were the fish I was primarily concerned about.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By NJPlantFan
I was under the impression that my high PH would...

I was under the impression that my high PH would make it difficult to keep certain fish that prefer PH closer to 6.5-7. Maybe this is not the case? It not then that would be great and I would not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By NJPlantFan
Thank you for the suggestions everyone.

Thank you for the suggestions everyone.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By NJPlantFan
Suggestions for low/med light foreground plants

Hi, I am running low/medium light over my 50 gallon tank and would like suggestions on a low maintenance plant for ground cover.

Most of the plants I see listed require high light. Also, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By NJPlantFan
Thanks for the input. I will consider the peat...

Thanks for the input. I will consider the peat and the best way to implement it.

Oh btw i meant to say my GH and KH are both about 10.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By NJPlantFan
Some questions on PH, hardness

Hi, my tank water PH runs about 7.8 in the A.M. which is consistent with my PH out of the tap. My General Hardness is high (about 10 dkh). I am injecting pressurized CO2 (during lighting hours...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By NJPlantFan
ah, ok thanks

ah, ok thanks
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By NJPlantFan
What are the advantages of the Lily pipes?

What are the advantages of the Lily pipes?
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,913
Posted By NJPlantFan
I think that would be a great idea. As someone...

I think that would be a great idea. As someone who is new to pressurized CO2 I am interested in finding out the difference between quality components and lower end equipment. I think people like me...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By NJPlantFan
I would suggest a small power head rather than...

I would suggest a small power head rather than another filter. Sounds like you just need some water movement.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,228
Posted By NJPlantFan
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By NJPlantFan
Thank you for all the responses. I have been...

Thank you for all the responses. I have been busy in the swap n shop and powersellers/sponsor forums over the weekend getting some great deals on plants and equipment. I will look into some of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By NJPlantFan
That makes sense since the Ehfi Mech is a...

That makes sense since the Ehfi Mech is a mechanical media.

Thanks for the input guys.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By NJPlantFan
Any problem using media bag for Eheim classic?

I am setting up my first Eheim filter (2217) and was thinking that placing the supplied media in large, empty mesh media bags would make maintenance easier. Do you think this would cause any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By NJPlantFan
Just outside of Philly. Are you asking...

Just outside of Philly.
Are you asking because you have some plants for me? :smile:

PM me if you do. Thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By NJPlantFan
Thanks for the responses. When I posted this I...

Thanks for the responses. When I posted this I didn't realize the swap n shop existed.
I will think about my plant choices more and see what the swap n shop has to offer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By NJPlantFan
Opinion on Plant Starter Packages

Hi, I am getting ready to setup my 50 gallon tank and have been reading that it is a good idea to plant heavily from the very beginning.
I have been looking at various online plant suppliers that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By NJPlantFan
I will look around a little more to see if I find...

I will look around a little more to see if I find a place that will do exchanges with larger tanks.

If you didn't need to leave your tank for refill I would probably just buy a 10 lb tank and use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By NJPlantFan
From my understanding they will not fill tanks...

From my understanding they will not fill tanks while you wait. They make you leave it and pick up the next day. So I will likely buy the 5lb tank from them and do the exchange program especially...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By NJPlantFan
Is this a good deal for CO2 gas?

Hi,
I do not currently use CO2 and am considering it for my tank. I have been looking in my area for sources of CO2 gas and found a welding supply in my area with the following prices:

$68.00...
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