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Forum: Fish   02-02-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,374
Posted By Tillerjockey
I don't find my discus to be any more or less...

I don't find my discus to be any more or less challenging than any other fish. I was afraid to try them but finally decided to go ahead. I've got 6 in a heavily planted 55 gallon tank with some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
Aquaripure update

Life is still good with the Aquaripure.. Plants are thriving, fish are great and nitrates are less than 10 ppm. I haven't done a water change since I don't know when... months.. If I use too much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
Still good

getting into 6 months with the Aquaripure.. I now feed vodka once a week to it and it keeps my nitrates in the 5-10 ppm range. I recently got some hair algae. I added flourish excel and it cleared...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
4 months in works great

I've had the aquaripure in operation for more than 4 months. Works great, plants grow well and nitrates are in the 5-10 ppm range. Now doing water changes 10% every 3 months. At first I put some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-16-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Tillerjockey
aquaipure update

It's now Dec 15. Nitrates are less than 5 plants are flourishing fish are happy. no water changes for the last 2 months.. all water parameters are perfect. the aquaripure has made the hobby easier...
Forum: Equipment   10-31-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Tillerjockey
aquaripure 2 months in

Hi

I've had one in for more than 2 months now and I couldn't be happier. it knocked my nitrates down to about 10 ppm and my plants are doing great. I keep a lot of fish ( they keep breeding )...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-13-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By Tillerjockey
aquaripure nitrate filter update

I bought an aquaripure nitrate filter about 2 months ago. I have a heavily planted tank with a pH of about 7.6. I could not keep my nitrates below 100 without frequent water changes. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-01-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
well I went and bought the small aquaripure. it...

well I went and bought the small aquaripure. it brought my nitrates down to 5-10 in the first 10 days... aquaripure says it's ok for the planted tank... we'll see... I'll keep y'all posted on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
thanks

My tank is heavily planted with a lot of fish.. my nitrates are still 60-80 freshwater... plant's grow well... I'm worried about my shrimp and fish... just trying to get down to 10-20 ppm or so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,832
Posted By Tillerjockey
Nitrate Filters

I'm thinking about getting an aquapure nitrate filter. Anyone have any experience on how this would affect the plants in the aquarium ?
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Tillerjockey
no algae

One more thing I forgot to add.. the LED's point straight down. I've had zero algae buildup on the glass. I think that the glass doesn't get enough light to support algae growth. This might not be...
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Tillerjockey
new lights

I also got an aqueon 55 gallon tank

I got the MarineLand double bright LED lights as I also thought there wasn't enough light in the tank with the flourescents. I got 2 of the 18-24" lights and...
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