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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By peccavi
boiling the wood kills the stuff on it but...

boiling the wood kills the stuff on it but doesn't always get rid of it. You should put it in a tank by its self, and keep checking the ammonia and change the water once a day until it gets down to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By peccavi
or brine shrimp... I've never tried this, but...

or brine shrimp... I've never tried this, but its a cheap idea...

If you use fresh water salt you may have enough for the brine shrimp to survive long enough to eat some of the algae and then get...
Forum: DIY 06-28-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By peccavi
+1 DO NOT USE TREATED WOOD INDOORS! I'm not sure...

+1 DO NOT USE TREATED WOOD INDOORS! I'm not sure if they still do but it used to be treated with asbestos as well as some other serious anti-fungal and anti-bug chemicals.
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 06-18-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 54,412
Posted By peccavi
You missed a method. An Algae Refugium. I have...

You missed a method. An Algae Refugium. I have a 10G tank under my 75G tank full of algae, and the light is on 24/7 to maximize algae growth. Why? Because if the algae grows well in my refugium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By peccavi
This seems like a no brainer... You need more...

This seems like a no brainer... You need more light. Or more intense light.

As an experiment you can try mounting a couple of lights to one side and see if the plants on that side get more color...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-16-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By peccavi
The simple answer... More light. More air...

The simple answer... More light. More air movement. Less humidity.

Simply moving the dish to a place that gets sunlight is usually enough.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By peccavi
Reverse Osmosis (RO) is one method of creating...

Reverse Osmosis (RO) is one method of creating De-Ionized (DI) water.

Distilling is another method.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-09-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By peccavi
Cable (in my experience) is even worse. ADSL has...

Cable (in my experience) is even worse. ADSL has been good to me, cable has not.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By peccavi
If you can, try this... First go out to the...

If you can, try this... First go out to the phone box outside your house (or in your basement like me) and plug in a long cable, long enough to reach your computer. Put a Y on it and plug your DSL...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By peccavi
Drill small holes and use the stick weights from...

Drill small holes and use the stick weights from pine-wood derby cars?

Just my .02
Forum: Aquascaping 05-25-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,900
Posted By peccavi
Super Glue was invented as a medical tool to use...

Super Glue was invented as a medical tool to use instead of stitches... Its VERY safe... but then so is Vitamin C... which is also toxic if you eat too much....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By peccavi
Did you do a water change just after your...

Did you do a water change just after your trimming?? I would guess then when you cut a plant you a releasing into the water all the nutrients that would normally travel through that area until it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By peccavi
+1 algae it looks like what I call string...

+1 algae

it looks like what I call string algae, but I'm not sure if thats the right name. I've got it in my reef tank too which has almost no ferts (just fish waste)... My guess is your just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By peccavi
the BEST way IMHO is to use a hospital tank. ...

the BEST way IMHO is to use a hospital tank. There is no risk to the inverts and if the fish dies it doesn't pollute the display tank. Even a 5 gallon bucket can be a hospital tank if you clean it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By peccavi
My guess would be too much light. Not the...

My guess would be too much light. Not the brightness of the light but the length of time the lights are on. Most plants turn colors in the fall when the sun starts to go down sooner and come up...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By peccavi
Its a shame we don't live closer, I would enjoy...

Its a shame we don't live closer, I would enjoy shooting a few of the same shots with my camera and yours just to see the diference. I used to shoot canon when I shot film. I like canon, but when I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-18-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By peccavi
What distance are you using your 100 from? I...

What distance are you using your 100 from? I would have thought that would have given you a real nice picture at about 10 aperture.

I will pull out my 105 tonight and take a couple test shots and...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By peccavi
Vinegar is your friend! But be careful to rinse...

Vinegar is your friend! But be careful to rinse it well. I found some orange paint remover, it even smells like oranges. I've used it to remove the paint from my aquarium stand and my Assault...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-17-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By peccavi
Tell me about what lens you are using, I may be...

Tell me about what lens you are using, I may be able to help.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By peccavi
And too much food... Rotting food makes nitrates...

And too much food... Rotting food makes nitrates and nitrites, algae loves it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-05-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By peccavi
+1 on copper. Just guessing.

+1 on copper. Just guessing.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-05-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,090
Posted By peccavi
I use both. Most of the time I use chrome...

I use both. Most of the time I use chrome because it opens each tab in a new thread allowing you to recover the memory when you close a tab unlike Firefox, but then firefox is a little more mature...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By peccavi
They work for both, but a protein skimmer is for...

They work for both, but a protein skimmer is for removing organics, which could be your fertilizer. I drilled a small hole in the return at water level for my tank to cause more surface agitation. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-05-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
Posted By peccavi
The first rule of UNIX (and linux too). Make...

The first rule of UNIX (and linux too). Make yourself a NON-ROOT account so you don't do something you will regret. :-)
Forum: Photography 05-05-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By peccavi
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