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Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By dcdttu
12G Update - carpeting plants be damned

Flora:

glossostigma elatinoides - it's not carpeting like it should
lobelia cardinalis 'small form' - emersed leaves dropped, looking great
marsilea hirsuta - not as awesome as I expected, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
I've tried that, and it doesn't seem to be...

I've tried that, and it doesn't seem to be enough. I'll give it another adjustment, thanks.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
Thanks! I looked up monte carlo, it's gorgeous! ...

Thanks! I looked up monte carlo, it's gorgeous! For now, the glosso that I added in place of the baby tears seems to be growing quickly, with none of the algae problems even at a pretty high light...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-04-2015, 09:36 PM
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Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
12G Update - Baby Tears Fail, Replaced with Glosso / Marsilea Update to tank. It's

12G Update - Baby Tears Fail, Replaced with Glosso / Marsilea

Update to tank. It's been running for a while now, but I just couldn't get the baby tears to work out. They were growing fine, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2015, 04:28 PM
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Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
That helps a LOT. Thanks for the quick reply! I...

That helps a LOT. Thanks for the quick reply! I think I'll set Memory 1 at full output for when I have people over, and then set M2 for 75%, M3 for 50%... I'll have to find out how many presses of...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
Talking My 12L High Tech

I've done the initial setup of my 12L, waited a week and added some fauna after verifying the water had stabilized. Using my other tank's filter and Tetra Safestart helped immensely.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
You boosted my confidence. I ordered the 200w...

You boosted my confidence. I ordered the 200w with 1/2" tubing to attach to my Eheim canister. I'm so excited! I REALLY didn't want a heater in the tank, and your experience with them, along with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
Thanks for the reply! How long have you had this...

Thanks for the reply! How long have you had this heater running on your tank? I found a Finnex heater controller that isn't too expensive that might do the job. I'm just still apprehensive about...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 330,076
Posted By dcdttu
New 12G Incoming

Hello all - I am about to join the 12G club.

I bought the following so far:

12G low iron Mr. Aqua from Marine Depot
Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus
Eheim 2213
Fluval Plant and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By dcdttu
I adjusted the big knob and the needle valve...

I adjusted the big knob and the needle valve until the second gauge read 30 PSI and had about 1 bubble every 6 seconds, which seemed to work great. I let the system turn itself on the next day and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By dcdttu
Would leaving it on 24/7 be ok? I've always...

Would leaving it on 24/7 be ok? I've always worried about CO2 at night, but if it doesn't negatively affect the plants/fish, I would be fine with it.

I know plants don't need CO2 and actually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By dcdttu
Thanks for your replies! I am actually only...

Thanks for your replies!

I am actually only using the big knob on the regulator because Milwaukee said only use the needle valve if I absolutely had to in their instructions. Perhaps I need to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By dcdttu
CO2 Won't Come Out of Diffuser Without Turning It Up, Then Back to Desired Level

I have a small 5 gallon Spec V tank, and have a 5lb CO2 tank and a Milwaukee regulator. I have a Fluval diffuser attached to the set-up via CO2-proof tubing with a check valve.

My issue is that,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By dcdttu
Yea, I have my Spec III running stock at my work...

Yea, I have my Spec III running stock at my work because I have java fern and Christmas moss in there right now. If I used my 10" Finnex LED on them I'd have an algae explosion.

I replaced the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-22-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By dcdttu
Here's my Spec III at work. Great little tanks.

Here's my Spec III at work. Great little tanks.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,499
Posted By dcdttu
Did the shrimp die? When they molt, they turn...

Did the shrimp die? When they molt, they turn milky white and don't eat for a day while their shell hardens. Then it's back to business for them.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-22-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By dcdttu
Yea, the intake grate is at the water's surface,...

Yea, the intake grate is at the water's surface, and there is a little pool of water about a 3/4" above the sponge that the fish swim around in. There's really nowhere they can go in there but back...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By dcdttu
That's a gorgeous Spec V. I just set up a system...

That's a gorgeous Spec V. I just set up a system that's very similar to yours. I'm really loving it so far!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=6550434#post6550434
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,357
Posted By dcdttu
New Spec V with Finnex LED / CO2

It's been running for a few weeks now.

Tank:
Fluval Spec V
Finnex Fugeray Planted + 20"
CO2 injection with diffuser
Small Tetra heater
Seachem Flourite Dark gravel
Bit of driftwood
Seachem...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By dcdttu
I LOVE my Spec III. I've got a betta in it at my...

I LOVE my Spec III. I've got a betta in it at my work with some moss and java fern. He loves it. I also like how I can hide all of the equipment in the filter area rather than the presentation...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By dcdttu
I have the 10" FugeRay on my Spec III and the...

I have the 10" FugeRay on my Spec III and the algae went crazy. I went back to stock lighting until I can inject CO2 into the tank. The Fugeray is definitely high lighting on a Spec III.

PS -...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dcdttu
Thanks! I've enjoyed getting it started. Great...

Thanks! I've enjoyed getting it started. Great little stress reliever for work. With a small water drain, I can get to the bottom of the tank fairly easily, but its compactness does cause the...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dcdttu
Thanks guys! You made me feel a lot better. I...

Thanks guys! You made me feel a lot better. I love this guy, he's ridiculously active and loves it when people are around. I didn't want to lose him!

I think I'll just let him be and not...
Forum: Fish 07-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dcdttu
Question Torn fin on betta - cause?

I got him a week ago for my Spec III nano tank. There are no other fish in there and I never noticed any tearing until after the weekend (it's at my office).

Does this look like tearing, or fin...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 127,827
Posted By dcdttu
I just added a Finnex FugeRay 10" light to my...

I just added a Finnex FugeRay 10" light to my Spec III. Fits perfectly and at least doubled if not tripled the light in my tank compared to the stock one. I was worried the 7000k lights would be...
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