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Forum: Algae 06-23-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By greaser84
We need more info and pictures. What your...

We need more info and pictures. What your describing is vague and fits the profile of several algaes. Upload pictures if you can and tell us about your tank.... light? photo period? dosing? CO2? so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By greaser84
Yes if the bacteria can covert the ammonia and...

Yes if the bacteria can covert the ammonia and nitrite in 24 hours your good to go. The reason for less ammonia is because bacteria actually grows better when the ammonia level is a little lower than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By greaser84
I'm assuming money is the issue with your...

I'm assuming money is the issue with your husband? Can't imagine why he wouldn't want a generator even without aquariums? For me having a generator reduced stress tenfold. I also have 12 aquarium...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By greaser84
Sounds right. The plants you bought seeded the...

Sounds right. The plants you bought seeded the tank with bacteria. You don't need to add that much ammonia though, 2-3ppm will do. Take your time and let the bacteria spread.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-22-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By greaser84
I wouldn't use an internal filter its going to...

I wouldn't use an internal filter its going to take up a lot of real estate.
Forum: Plants 06-22-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By greaser84
Sounds like potassium deficiency to me. Are they...

Sounds like potassium deficiency to me. Are they pinholes? Old or new leaves?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By greaser84
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83545&highlight=calibration

You can probably get away with dosing a 3rd of what your doing, especially if your water source has 20ppm nitrate....
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By greaser84
For a 20 gallon the 2213 or 2215 will work fine....

For a 20 gallon the 2213 or 2215 will work fine. I'd go for the 2215 you can always close the ball valve if its too much flow. When you see the gph its usually been tested without any media,...
Forum: Substrate 06-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By greaser84
My amazonia did the same thing, nothing to worry...

My amazonia did the same thing, nothing to worry about. Just your standard oxygen bubble. I've never done anything in particular to get rid of them.
Forum: Plants 06-14-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By greaser84
Tell us a little bit more about your...

Tell us a little bit more about your tank....light? dosing? current parameters? how old is the tank/ plants? Deficiencies in older leaves suggest a possible problem with a mobile nutrient.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By greaser84
Hmmm seems like its not a tank issue but more of...

Hmmm seems like its not a tank issue but more of a fish issue. Do you have a quarantine tank? If not it might be worth it to set up a temporary one and isolate any sick fish.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By greaser84
If I had to guess your KH is probably 1-2....

If I had to guess your KH is probably 1-2. Driftwood releases tannin which can soften water. How much it will release is hard to say, probably depends on the type and size of driftwood. Boiling the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By greaser84
I don't know exactly what in the amazonia removes...

I don't know exactly what in the amazonia removes the general hardness but it does. I have 4 tanks with amazonia, I'd say the first 5 or 6 weeks I have trouble maintaining the hardness. I try to keep...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By greaser84
I'm not sure the OP is using the skimmer? Using a...

I'm not sure the OP is using the skimmer? Using a protein skimmer in fresh water is some what pointless unless you had a really heavy bio load. In freshwater you'll have a tough time producing the...
Forum: Algae 06-14-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By greaser84
Diatoms. Keep up on your water changes/cleanings...

Diatoms. Keep up on your water changes/cleanings and wait it out
Forum: Lighting 06-14-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By greaser84
Start with one light, 2 and you'll have an algae...

Start with one light, 2 and you'll have an algae farm
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By greaser84
That's pretty much the way I have it set up in my...

That's pretty much the way I have it set up in my tanks. Diffuser under a power head. I always keep that powerhead pointed down in effort to keep the bubbles in the water for as long as possible.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-13-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By greaser84
Do you dose or inject any form of CO2?

Do you dose or inject any form of CO2?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By greaser84
My dentist didn't actually say that, thanks for...

My dentist didn't actually say that, thanks for the explanation though. I imagine 24 hours in coke wouldn't do anything, seems like a very very short amount of time.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By greaser84
Dang! I'm going to make a banner for our...

Dang! I'm going to make a banner for our signatures " Fish in a drop checker club"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By greaser84
According to my dentist coke will dissolve your...

According to my dentist coke will dissolve your teeth.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,365
Posted By greaser84
Quick update: The fish is still in there and...

Quick update: The fish is still in there and he/she is bloated and about 3 times the size he/she was originally. I like fatherlands idea of using coke, not to keen on drano, though I'm sure it would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By greaser84
The amazonia is softening your water, that's why...

The amazonia is softening your water, that's why your seeing the GH drop. It will eventually level out. How old is the tank? Amazonia will leech ammonia for a couple weeks. Cracked shells is a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-11-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By greaser84
Yup the temps are fine for those shrimp. I don't...

Yup the temps are fine for those shrimp. I don't have a heater in any of my shrimp tanks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-11-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By greaser84
+10 I have about 10 billion of these in my shrimp...

+10 I have about 10 billion of these in my shrimp tanks. I enjoy sucking them up with my vacuum on water change days!
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