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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By jrflanagan
High nitrates out of the tap

My nitrates out of the tap consistently test between 10-20 ppm with the API drop tests. I realize they are not the most accurate tests out there, but I have tested water from other municipalities and...
Forum: Substrate 02-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jrflanagan
Thank you for your replies. I have a deep sand...

Thank you for your replies. I have a deep sand bed tank set up now with a substrate heater, but I do not believe it is effectively removing nitrates. I was thinking that maybe the circulation deep in...
Forum: Substrate 02-16-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By jrflanagan
Deep sand bed question

Would a substrate heater be counter productive in a deep sand bed?
Forum: Plants 02-07-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By jrflanagan
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Plants 02-06-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By jrflanagan
Melting crypts and rotala color

I've had a low tech tank up and running for several years. It's stable....slow growth and very little algae but I recently starting dosing once a week with dry ferts.

I've noticed that at first...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-14-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By jrflanagan
Thanks for all the feedback.

Thanks for all the feedback.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By jrflanagan
Premixing dry ferts versus dropping straight into tank

Is there any advantage or disadvantage to premixing dry ferts versus pouring them straight into the tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jrflanagan
Thanks for the advice

Thanks for the advice
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By jrflanagan
Diffuser suction cups

The suction cups on my atomic diffusers only stay stuck to the glass for about 2 minutes before coming loose. Any suggestions on getting them to stay? I may have to weigh them down if I can't get...
Forum: Algae 04-02-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By jrflanagan
hey everyone. sorry it's been a couple days...

hey everyone.

sorry it's been a couple days since I've been able to respond to all of your advice.

I think my gas exchange is good, and I don't believe I have any deadspots.

I'll try...
Forum: Algae 03-30-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By jrflanagan
Algae issues using Estimative Index dosing

I’ve been using the EI method for dosing dry ferts for a couple months now, and have developed some serious algae issues – both blue-green slime algae and green dust algae. They are coating the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By jrflanagan
it's a 29" deep tank. when i was looking at...

it's a 29" deep tank. when i was looking at fixtures, i was looking for a t5HO/MH combo with 150w bulbs, but this one came along at a good price I couldn't pass it by. I knew I wouldn't be running...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By jrflanagan
210 gallon planted tank help and advice

I set up my 210 about a year ago, but only purchased the lighting I needed to support a planted tank a few months ago. Over the last few months I've been slowing adding to the tank, but I haven't...
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By jrflanagan
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Lighting 07-13-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By jrflanagan
Yes, it is a 6' long tank and 29" deep. 210...

Yes, it is a 6' long tank and 29" deep. 210 gallons. Sorry for the confusion. I will be using the T5HO for primary lighting and only using the MHs for viewing. I was targeting a used MH fixture for...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By jrflanagan
Bulbs for 8x 39W T5HO

I recently purchased a 72" MH/T5HO combo fixture. It comes with 8 actinic 39W T5HO bulbs....4x 420nm and 4 x 460nm.

The T5HO's will be my primary lighting, but I need to replace the bulbs for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,303
Posted By jrflanagan
Best place to purchase aquatic plants online

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find any previous posts.

What are the best places to buy aquatic plants online? Variety? Quality? Price? Service?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By jrflanagan
thanks for the advice. I love the plantfinder...

thanks for the advice. I love the plantfinder site!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By jrflanagan
I didn't really even think about anubias...

I didn't really even think about anubias origins...I've always liked the look on driftwood but might reconsider it since it's not true to the biotope.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By jrflanagan
210 gallon Amazon theme suggestions

My 210g has been up and running since November, but I've only had enough lighting to barely support anubias until now. I just purchase a MH/T5HO fixture and am ready to put my planted tank plans into...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-07-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By jrflanagan
i like the look. great tank

i like the look. great tank
Forum: Lighting 07-07-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By jrflanagan
I think the CO2 will be the next investment. ...

I think the CO2 will be the next investment.

My plan is to use the T5 as the primary light source and just supplement mainly the viewing time with the MH.
Forum: Lighting 07-07-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By jrflanagan
thanks for all the advice

thanks for all the advice
Forum: Lighting 07-05-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By jrflanagan
The one I am looking at does have T5HO's. I...

The one I am looking at does have T5HO's. I agree, the plan was to just do the MH's for short viewing periods. I want to buy one used but all I've seen lately are the 250W versions.

I will...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By jrflanagan
210 gallon lighting question

I need some help with lighting options for a 210 gallon planted tank. I am planning on doing an amazon theme with mostly swords....some anubias and hairgrass. The tank is 29" deep.

I plan on...
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