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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-30-2013, 12:37 PM
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Posted By T3Knical5urg3
They are wendtii "green" crypts. Thanks...

They are wendtii "green" crypts.

Thanks everyone for the positive comments!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-29-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Fluval Flora Small History Before I Move!

I have been playing with planted tanks on and off for the last couple of years with few tanks I could call successes. I have finally created a tank that I truly am proud of. Now this is no experts...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-01-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
The moss is refereed to as 'willow moss'. I...

The moss is refereed to as 'willow moss'.

I really like the idea of a black background. As for the taller plants in back, I agree, but I really want this to be a low maintenance tank and I am not...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-27-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
95730 Just a small update. The picture...

95730

Just a small update. The picture doesn't do justice but with my new FugeRay light the tank is MUCH brighter. It went from cave like dark to vibrant. I have put 5 white clouds in the tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-01-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Thanks that is really helpful. If not for...

Thanks that is really helpful. If not for anything just knowing that this isn't something I am doing wrong that is causing the diatomes. Everything is cycled so here's to hoping those ottos like to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Yes I understand the general ecology of a tank...

Yes I understand the general ecology of a tank being an ecologist and all.... The whole point is finding the right balance so that you are encouraging plant growth while not creating an environment...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Too much CO2?

I seem to ALWAYS get a bad outbreak of diatomes whenever I start up a new tank. My new fluval ebi is no exception. I did other day 50% water changes for the first week and a half followed by weekly...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,272
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
I actually moved on from hammock camping to bring...

I actually moved on from hammock camping to bring my weight down further. I've actually been making a lot of my gear lately as I just picked up a sowing machine for the first time.

I am pretty...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
I'm actually an invasive species ecologist. I...

I'm actually an invasive species ecologist. I presented in the Invasion Modeling section for my first year there (this year). It was quite an experience being at such a large conference!

As for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,272
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
I am pretty excited to hear there is another...

I am pretty excited to hear there is another aquarium hobbyist that is into ultralight backpacking/camping! Ultralight backpacking is my first passion with aquariums being my second. I find that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-18-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
So I have been busy at conferences (ESA woo!) but...

So I have been busy at conferences (ESA woo!) but have finally came back to my tank. Placed the shrimp (thanks xenxes!) in it before I left for all the conferences. It is looking pretty good. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-27-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
The wood did sink it was pretty dense to begin...

The wood did sink it was pretty dense to begin with and once it was water-logged it sank no problem.

My plans for the flora are pretty modest. Just some anubias, java fern, and some willow...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-26-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
I got a great piece of driftwood from a local FS...

I got a great piece of driftwood from a local FS and did some trimming to make it fit perfect for the tank. Leached out tannins for about a week and a half in hot water in a greenhouse and finally...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-23-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
My first attempt at a shrimp nano!

So I have decided to get serious about aquariums and have started to go real plants. I tried a hightech tank and have had less then average results. I don't want to make a fool of myself posting...
Forum: Algae 06-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Thanks for the recommendation. Honestly I have...

Thanks for the recommendation. Honestly I have been avoiding dosing purely do to lack of knowledge. That was a great source and I want to do dry dosing, but I can't seem to find any threads that...
Forum: Algae 06-21-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
The progress of my HC hindered

This is my first time really ever trying a planted tank and I think I went in a little head first and have run into some problems.

Specs:
5.5 Gallons
DIY Injected CO2 with drop checker...
Forum: Lighting 06-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
More light = poorer plants?

So I was thinking about the balance between light, nutrients, and CO2 and have been wondering if based on the the balance (or lack there of) could more light actually be a bad thing?

As example,...
Forum: Fish 06-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
It is definitely the light. The second I take...

It is definitely the light. The second I take the lights of the tank they act like normal fish swimming in the mid-range of the tank. The second the lights come back they lose color and cower at...
Forum: Fish 06-05-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Too much light for my neons?

I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a 9w and a 13w CF light over it. Seems to be a good amount of light for my plants, but whenever the lights turn on, the neon cower down to the bottom of the tank and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
I was unaware of that (as you can see by my post...

I was unaware of that (as you can see by my post number). I will have to look into that next time. For now hopefully this stuff is legit!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Let me know about your experience with it. I...

Let me know about your experience with it. I just bought a dk4 solution from a seller who points out these knockoff products that tell you to add aquarium water.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-03-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,046
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
A simple way to turn the filter pressure down is...

A simple way to turn the filter pressure down is to cut some slits in the rubber hosing running to the outflow. This also creates more water movement in that chamber, which is often used for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Thanks guys, what you are saying is what I...

Thanks guys, what you are saying is what I expected. In the end I got the glass component of the drop checker so it isn't a big deal. I'll look into the diy stuff.

Interestingly I found a video...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
CO2 Drop Checker Setup

I purchased a no name CO2 drop checker from [Ebay Link Removed] It comes with what it refers to as "CO2 Indicator" that is an orange/red color.

The instructions say to add three drops of solution...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,298
Views: 334,031
Posted By T3Knical5urg3
Wanted to give the update I promised about the...

Wanted to give the update I promised about the regulator.

It appears it worked! I have had a consistent bubble rate for 3 days now!
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