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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Michiba54
Can't say for sure if an RO unit will fix your...

Can't say for sure if an RO unit will fix your woes or make new ones, but...

- How much water do you need to make a week? Under 5 or 10 gallons at the most I'd probably just buy it if the store...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-26-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By Michiba54
Pre soaking can help, but most Mopani I have has...

Pre soaking can help, but most Mopani I have has been leeching for years. After awhile though it slows down enough to where weekly water changes keep the tinting in check.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By Michiba54
I like manzanita the best or malaysian... Mopani...

I like manzanita the best or malaysian... Mopani is ok looking, but it leeches like crazy.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Michiba54
I like Eheim classic the most, but I don't think...

I like Eheim classic the most, but I don't think the 2213 would have enough flow for a 55 gallon tank. Fluval are ok, but mine always tend to break after a few years, nothing major but its still a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-26-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Michiba54
If you don't need the filter right this minute I...

If you don't need the filter right this minute I would do whatever it takes to increase your filter budget to a 2217. Even a smaller fluval would be better then the two filters you listed.

Just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Michiba54
According to wet's fert calculator if you over...

According to wet's fert calculator if you over dose Plantex CSM+B you can have too much copper for "some sensitive fish and inverts"... You have to really screw up to add that much though.

I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By Michiba54
I always use cold water to do water changes,...

I always use cold water to do water changes, 7-10oF difference from my tank... never had a problem.

One time I used hot water(90+) by mistake and I had babies every where 3 days later :cool:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Michiba54
I have not, but Eheim makes a peat pellet that...

I have not, but Eheim makes a peat pellet that goes in your filter. They could very well be the same thing.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Michiba54
I've read its just repacked instant ocean salt...

I've read its just repacked instant ocean salt mix.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Michiba54
Yes, people use indian almond leaves. I...

Yes, people use indian almond leaves.

I don't know how well it works, but you can buy them by the hundreds online dirt cheap.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,836
Posted By Michiba54
It sounds like you could have a water softener?...

It sounds like you could have a water softener? An I could be wrong, but I think 12KH is the high end of the workable side.

Also, if your not keeping high end shrimp or a reef tank DI isn't...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Michiba54
That plant is called Hygrophila difformis a.k.a....

That plant is called Hygrophila difformis a.k.a. Water Wisteria... pretty impressive what you have done there to, lol. :eek:

The stems are thick, at least mine are, so I'd grab a pair of scissors...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Michiba54
A few things i'd like to toss out there... -...

A few things i'd like to toss out there...

- ro/di units should be hooked up after the water softener, not before.

- Never hook your ro/di to the hot water supply, always use the cold. Hot...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,604
Posted By Michiba54
Hey Borkiuan looks good. I really like those...

Hey Borkiuan looks good. I really like those lamps too... so shiny :)

Did your Black Diamond have 1/4" glass sticks in it?
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 132,605
Posted By Michiba54
PAR values are subject to change and based on the...

PAR values are subject to change and based on the posters (Hoppy) experience... in this case Hoppy has a lot.

Another thing to consider is the PAR values are at the substrate, so if you have 50...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,192
Posted By Michiba54
The stones seem too far apart. I would try...

The stones seem too far apart.

I would try moving them closer together or if you have some smaller stones you can use them to tie it all in.

Just my 2 cents :)
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 132,605
Posted By Michiba54
Based on the threads I've read here the 8.5 dome...

Based on the threads I've read here the 8.5 dome lamp seems to be much more popular then samller one.

Is that because the 8.5 inch dome will give you a wider light spread then a 5 inch at the...
Forum: Green Leaf Aquariums Archive 07-22-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,778
Posted By Michiba54
Can you supply CO2 to more then one aquarium with...

Can you supply CO2 to more then one aquarium with the V2/3 style of regulator?
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Michiba54
Can you put a lower watt bulb in there? ...

Can you put a lower watt bulb in there?

Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Watt-Spectrum-Daylight-Warranty-48909-65/dp/B003YNWPWG
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,288
Posted By Michiba54
huh, I've stopped mondo grass to death a few...

huh, I've stopped mondo grass to death a few times at work... never knew that's what it was though :3
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Michiba54
I got two of these...

I got two of these (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40078030/) things the other day while at Ikea, its says they hold 11lbs, but I think if you screwed them into a stud in the sealing you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Michiba54
I wouldn't poke it if you have fish in the...

I wouldn't poke it if you have fish in the aquarium.
Forum: Fish 07-15-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Michiba54
Every time you do a water change add the salt to...

Every time you do a water change add the salt to the new water. So if you change 10 gallons of water add back 20tsp of salt.

I said tbs before, I meant TEASPOON sorry....
Forum: Fish 07-15-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Michiba54
I have never treated popeye, but I've seen people...

I have never treated popeye, but I've seen people suggest around 2tbs per gal.

And water changes every day... those along might even be enough.
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Michiba54
Cool, thanks Hoppy.

Cool, thanks Hoppy.
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