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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 08:52 AM
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Posted By lad1
thanks, that was kind of stupid of me not read...

thanks, that was kind of stupid of me not read the label LOL
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By lad1
Nice tank and plant arrangement

Nice tank and plant arrangement
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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Views: 6,086
Posted By lad1
Yep the tank is still empty, I am going to wait a...

Yep the tank is still empty, I am going to wait a few weeks before getting any fish
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By lad1
Dosing Flourish Excel

dosing flourish excel for 5.5g tank

How much of a capful of flourish excel should I dose and how often?

My 5 day old tank currently has a sword, few strands of dwarf hairgrass, hygrophila,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By lad1
wow I inadvertently started a debate

wow I inadvertently started a debate
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,161
Posted By lad1
I adjusted my filter to cause a more agitation on...

I adjusted my filter to cause a more agitation on the surface now only the left side is filmy but I can live with it. And I think doing a water change might get rid of some of the oil
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-03-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,161
Posted By lad1
Oily surface

My 5.5g planted tank has a oily surface layer, and was wondering if I put an air stone in the tank will this get rid of the oil?

I was thinking of getting a surface skimmer but I cant find one...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-02-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By lad1
Fertilizing question for 5.5g tank

I read the Seachem Excel chart that was posted on here and I was wondering do I need to dose all that stuff mentioned on the chart for a 5.5 gallon tank. The tank will be pretty moderately planted...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-02-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By lad1
i just threw out the carbon and will continue...

i just threw out the carbon and will continue using the bio bag

thanks
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-02-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,086
Posted By lad1
Im lucky, I found an old master test kit and...

Im lucky, I found an old master test kit and tested the ammonia.

Right now the ammonia level is at .6
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-02-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,086
Posted By lad1
yes and no. It is my 3rd freshwater tank but...

yes and no. It is my 3rd freshwater tank but first planted tank. So its all kinda of new to me.

btw all my equipment is brand new, and I don't have any more FW setups to get some bacteria "seeds"...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-02-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,086
Posted By lad1
Adding neon tetras

I want to keep 4-5 neon tetras in my 5.5g planted tank, it has been running 4 days with plants. Is it ok for me to add some neon tetras or will they die because the tank is not cycled yet?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-02-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By lad1
Nano filter question

I have a 4 day old planted 5.5g tank and I just took out the carbon filtration and was wondering should I take out the bio bag too or should I leave it?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-30-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By lad1
good to know thanks

good to know
thanks
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By lad1
Do you use activated carbon????

I read that using activated carbon in the filter can remove some of the liquid fertilzers and add phospates to the tank, which can cause algae blooms. Is this true?

Right now I have activated...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-30-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By lad1
Sloping subtrate

today I put a bunch of plants in my 5.5g tank, and now I have decided to slope the gravel, can I move the substrate around or will this disrupt the plants growth?
Forum: Substrate   12-29-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By lad1
Ecocomplete

I put down Eco complete black substrate with a 3 inch depth is that too much for a 5.5gallon tank??
Forum: DIY   12-29-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By lad1
Egg crate instead of glass top??

I am a newbie to planted tanks and just today setup a 5.5g planted tank.

So I have the 9 inche coral life light fixture that is unmountable, and my tank has no glass top so I cant put the light on...
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