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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-13-2012, 12:02 AM
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Posted By generalpetres
when to add fish

I think im finished with my waterless cycle of my aquarium, my ph is around 7.6, ammonias at .25-.5, nitrites at 0, and nitrates are at 5ppm. should i wait for the ammonia to come all the way down or...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By generalpetres
if its just going to keep coming back and it can...

if its just going to keep coming back and it can be eaten by the ottos and plecos i want to get then i might as well let it grow so it will be a good amount of food for the fish to feed off. as long...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
should i start adding fish when the nitrites...

should i start adding fish when the nitrites start dropping off? also is it a good idea to do a water change before i add fish once the water parameters get to where i want them? and how will adding...
Forum: Algae 10-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By generalpetres
do you think steaming the wood would help kill...

do you think steaming the wood would help kill what ever it is?
Forum: Algae 10-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By generalpetres
its more of white grey. i will be adding ottos,...

its more of white grey. i will be adding ottos, plecos yes. when i rinse it off in the shower i dont need to scrub it, when i hit it with water it comes right off.
Forum: Algae 10-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By generalpetres
what is this?

I bought some manzanita wood online and now that i have it in my aquarium i keep getting this stuff growing all over it. what is it and how can i get ride of it. ive taken it out of the tank 3 times...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-02-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
its been a while since my last update, redid my...

its been a while since my last update, redid my filtration for the tank and did about a 95 percent wanter change went down as far as my 2 1/2-3" sand bed and filled the tank with 10 gallons ro water...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By generalpetres
i was already planning on having the filters ran...

i was already planning on having the filters ran criss cross, intakes opposite of outputs. ill keep the uv light off till i need it then and ill have to figure out a design for the diy spray bar,...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By generalpetres
the motors shouldn't be competing with each...

the motors shouldn't be competing with each other, both will have separate intakes and would only be combined on the outputs. and with water it will want to travel in the path of least resistance. as...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By generalpetres
plumbing rework

im planning on re working my pluming from the way i have it now, currently i have my eheim 2217 going into my cerges co2 reactor then up my diy spray bar.

im going to be making the spray bar a bit...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-18-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
my filter media should be coming in tomorrow...

my filter media should be coming in tomorrow hopefully so by wednesday ill start working on the water parameters again. im more than likely going to do a 100 percent water change as i need to level...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-17-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
i have my main lights off and am only running a...

i have my main lights off and am only running a single 39w no reflector power glo bulb during the day and my moon lights during the night.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 86,033
Posted By generalpetres
i have one 2217 running smooth and quiet on my 60...

i have one 2217 running smooth and quiet on my 60 gallon tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-17-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
i haven't done a water change as of yet as i want...

i haven't done a water change as of yet as i want to do some filter maintenance at the same time i do my water change, i have some filter media coming for my rena xp3 i just bought to go along with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-17-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
as far as ro water, i have my own ro unit so i...

as far as ro water, i have my own ro unit so i can make as much as i want, i am probably going to do a 80% or more water change. i put a bit of ammo lock into the tank to help with my ammonia...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
well after i finish cycling the tank ill turn on...

well after i finish cycling the tank ill turn on my 9w uv light which should help with algae or fungi. going to start doing a 50 percent water change on the tank right now and do some other little...
Forum: DIY 09-14-2012, 11:50 PM
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Views: 159,235
Posted By generalpetres
i have my cerges reactor all built but was...

i have my cerges reactor all built but was wanting to add either bio balls or foam to help make sure the co2 is fully mixed. which do you guys recommend?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-13-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
my ph was in the upper 7s to low 8s, last 2 water...

my ph was in the upper 7s to low 8s, last 2 water changes were with pure ro water with no added minerals which is why the ph is low 7s to high 6s. ill test my gh and kh a bit later today as i have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-13-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By generalpetres
water out of whack

I have been cycling my aquarium for almost 2 weeks now, ive been using colonize by dr foster and smith at the start and got a real bad bacteria bloom. so after posting on here and some members...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By generalpetres
yes i agree but with the addition of rena xp3 and...

yes i agree but with the addition of rena xp3 and both filters going thru the co2 reactor, uv light and up the diy spray bar flow should be good. like i said the eheim should be able to start flowing...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By generalpetres
i just bit the bullet and purchased a new rena...

i just bit the bullet and purchased a new rena xp3 off amazon. more filtration wont hurt my tank so its a win win, with the added flow from the rena i should be able to get the flow on the eheim as...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By generalpetres
im thinking about adding either a second eheim...

im thinking about adding either a second eheim 2217 or a rena xp3 filter. i am thinking about having it set up with 2 intakes an then the outputs tied together with a y adapter, just before the co2...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By generalpetres
not enough flow eheim 2217

I currently have an eheim 2217 on my 60 gallon aquarium and am not getting enough flow out of it, i currently have some diy mods inline after my filter affecting my flow, i can watch bits of food...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By generalpetres
well i added some ammonia but i think i added a...

well i added some ammonia but i think i added a bit to much, its readying at around 8ppm after waiting an hour, ill do a 10 gallon water change tomorrow and redo the testing till i get around 5ppm.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By generalpetres
no, i can only turn both on or off, ill keep the...

no, i can only turn both on or off, ill keep the lights off and just leave my moon light leds on their timer, the bottle of ammonia does have surfactants in it. so im guessing i need to shop around...
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