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Forum: Lighting 04-14-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Blown 346
The marineland Double bright system will not be...

The marineland Double bright system will not be enough. For a 10 gallon tank yes. but for anything with depth and also considering the plants you choose it wil not work.

It even states on the...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Blown 346
Enough light depends on what type of plants you...

Enough light depends on what type of plants you want to keep.

Typically, a compact Flourescent will be fine.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blown 346
^^^^ I was also thinking possibly bacteria bloom...

^^^^ I was also thinking possibly bacteria bloom from the left over food.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blown 346
I would do 1 large water change. Remove 20...

I would do 1 large water change. Remove 20 gallons of water and all will be good.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By Blown 346
I myself would probably only do one large water...

I myself would probably only do one large water change. unless the tank is fishless. Otherwise if you have fish, that can become too stressful having to adjust to temperature and pH etc all over...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
Just tested the tap and the tanks GH. Tap is...

Just tested the tap and the tanks GH.

Tap is 40
Tanks is 180

The taps GH is differnt than it was. The first time I tested it I used the faucet up stairs. This time I used the one downstairs.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
Im using a Hagen master test kit. I also...

Im using a Hagen master test kit.

I also agree that the ammonia and nitrite are the cause of my fish loss currently.

I will just have monitor the tank and test daily, and do water changes as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
I tested the pH after almost 24 hours before it...

I tested the pH after almost 24 hours before it went into the tank. The water has been sitting in a bucket. The PH after sitting went from 7.6 to 8.6. Its not the tank that is making it go up.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
Yes. I took the pH reading right from the tap...

Yes. I took the pH reading right from the tap which was 6.7. and then waited almost 24 hours to see what the difference was. The pH was 8.4 to 8.6 after 24 hours.


My big issue is losing my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
I just tested the tanks ammonia and Nitrite. they...

I just tested the tanks ammonia and Nitrite. they are both undectable as of now.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
I tested the tap water, All water is directly...

I tested the tap water, All water is directly from the tap.



PH....7.6

Ammonia...0

Nitrite...0
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
Wink 0.1 is the second lowest my ammonia test goes to,...

0.1 is the second lowest my ammonia test goes to, as well as Nitrite.

No coral, no crushed coral, just 4 small rocks. I pulled water 14 hours ago from the tap. It is at 8.4. Right out of the tap...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
The thing is my other 3 tanks all have the same...

The thing is my other 3 tanks all have the same reading with PH. I have corys in all my other tanks and have never had one fish loss. I just tested them, maybe the PH isnt an issue.

I do have some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-28-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
I am not injecting C02.

I am not injecting C02.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Blown 346
PH problems, need help.

I have had my 125 gallon tank running for a few months now. All I have in the tank is Red flint gravel, male guppies, cory's and 4 otto's.

I have had an issue with my PH since day one, I figured...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Blown 346
Basically they can go where ever you want them to...

Basically they can go where ever you want them to go. With placing one way below the water level will cause a back siphon which will allow that bulkhead to drain until there is no water left. Unless...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,688
Posted By Blown 346
We think alike. When I first set this tank up I...

We think alike. When I first set this tank up I used the tank I had as a fuge for my reef with the FW. I am growing some small stem plants as Anubias, Swords, vals.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,688
Posted By Blown 346
Thanks for the feedback. The tank dis use to be a...

Thanks for the feedback. The tank dis use to be a reeftank, which is why I continued to use the sump.

As for overflowing the sump and flooding, I have a check valve inline and 2 anti siphon...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,688
Posted By Blown 346
Canister filter or sump?

The question of the day is, canister filter or sump?

I have always run my tanks with sumps as It hides all your equipment, gives more water volume, allows alot of oxygen, is easy to care for as...
Forum: Fish 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Blown 346
What type of tetras would be suited to go with...

What type of tetras would be suited to go with the Gouramis? Its been along time since I had Gouramis, I know they can get somewhat aggressive.

Yes that would leave just the gouramis in the 125.
Forum: Fish 01-03-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Blown 346
Fish

I have just setup my 125 gallon with a 45 gallon sump a few weeks back.

This guy has 2 bala Sharks one at 6 inches and the other at almost 9, one Irredescent shark at 8 inches and two blue...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By Blown 346
You will have issues with algae growing inside...

You will have issues with algae growing inside and slowing down the flow rate. Unless you dont mid cleaning it out once a week.
Forum: Lighting 11-25-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Blown 346
Gravel is about 3 inches deep. The plants I have...

Gravel is about 3 inches deep. The plants I have were given to me as I was told they were easy and would do great on a low tech tank.
Forum: Lighting 11-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Blown 346
Wouldnt dosing Excel melt some of my plants? I...

Wouldnt dosing Excel melt some of my plants? I have heard Excel melts certain plants.

What could I do, to not have to dose anything and be low tech? I have seen alot of tanks that just feed the...
Forum: Lighting 11-24-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Blown 346
Im not going to go Pressurized as the tabnk is...

Im not going to go Pressurized as the tabnk is sumped and I dont want to hassle of it gassing off.
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