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Forum: Algae   01-17-2015, 05:46 AM
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I haven't really added anything to the tank in a...

I haven't really added anything to the tank in a long time besides root tabs since it's a dirted low-tech tank. I've done some more searching it seems to like phosphorous and light.
I'm going to...
Forum: Algae   01-16-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By dusted
Cladophora?

I've had this algae for quite some time now and mostly just pulling clumps out with gravel every week. It only grows on my anubias roots,gravel and java moss.


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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-22-2014, 03:31 AM
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Posted By dusted
I just rescaped the tank added some plants and I...

I just rescaped the tank added some plants and I may change out the dwarf sag down the road. I think its crypt mioya and tropica in the back.

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Forum: Aquascaping   04-07-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By dusted
I picked up some willow hygro a few weeks ago and...

I picked up some willow hygro a few weeks ago and still waiting for it to adjust being under water. I agree the sword would look better at the end of the tank.
Forum: Aquascaping   04-05-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By dusted
40b redoing

The last few month's the right side of my tank has been bothering me. What do you think of removing the rock and sword from the ride side and having a dwarf sag carpet? If you have any other...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-02-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By dusted
Where to order

I'm going to setup a 5g tank in the next few months and was wondering if anyone ever tried theshrimpfarm.com?

I haven't decided on the shrimp I want and they seem to have a decent selection.
Forum: DIY   02-09-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By dusted
After working on the top plastic trim for a hour...

After working on the top plastic trim for a hour I broke it and gave it the bird. I didn't think they were put on that well.
Forum: DIY   02-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By dusted
remaking a 10g

The 10g outside has seen better days with silicone falling apart. Normally I would just buy a new 10g if that's what I wanted. I was going to break the tank down and reuse the glass and frame but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-07-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By dusted
Thanks for the info. I'm kinda pumped about...

Thanks for the info. I'm kinda pumped about trying something new on my tank. I'll have to look up some methods of adding it to my tank and how much. I seen some awhile back but forgot what it said.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-07-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By dusted
Switching to dry fertilizer

The last few days I have been browsing the greenleafaquarium.com website. I was wondering is the green fert pack all I need? I was thinking it would make it easier to make my own root tabs and would...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-04-2013, 06:15 PM
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Views: 978,459
Posted By dusted
This is my 40g breeder, I'm so tempted to remove...

This is my 40g breeder, I'm so tempted to remove the right amazon sword but I know it will cause a giant dirt cloud.

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Forum: Substrate   02-04-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By dusted
Thank's for the info. I'm mostly just doing 1...

Thank's for the info. I'm mostly just doing 1 cap of seachem iron/comp once a week sometimes skipping a week. This is a low-tech 40 breeder with mostly root feeding plants. I keep cutting the...
Forum: Substrate   02-03-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By dusted
I guess the dirt has been there for a long time...

I guess the dirt has been there for a long time since it's in the back yard. I used a post hole digger for the clay about 3-4 feet under that. The dirt is capped with pea gravel so any liquid ferts...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-02-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By dusted
I went the super cheap route and taped a black...

I went the super cheap route and taped a black garbage bag to the back. When I change it maybe a dark brownish green would look good.
Forum: Substrate   02-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By dusted
How long does dirt last?

I've had a few leaves with yellow/clear spots on them but I have a Bristlenose pleco and pond snails. The plant seems to be growing fine with 2 leaves popping up at a time and sending off a runner. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-02-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,004
Posted By dusted
I'm not sure if this is a common issue capping...

I'm not sure if this is a common issue capping with sand but when I did it my amazon swords root system started to rot. This all happened about 4-6 months after setting it up and then all my root...
Forum: Lighting   03-23-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By dusted
My brother had 2 14w over his 20g tall "different...

My brother had 2 14w over his 20g tall "different 20g" for 6 hours a day and that gave him quite a bit of algae. The lights sat about 4-5 inches above the tank as well. I have my lights hanging...
Forum: Lighting   03-23-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By dusted
very nice. I guess you don't run co2 you just...

very nice. I guess you don't run co2 you just have duckweed tone down the lights for ya some.
Forum: Lighting   03-22-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By dusted
Are you running co2 with 3 of them? I wanted to...

Are you running co2 with 3 of them? I wanted to try three but didn't want a giant outbreak of algae. I did see them in the cfl thread a few days ago they look great.

I just got them hung up now....
Forum: Lighting   03-15-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By dusted
Changing to cfls on my 40b

I have been trying out some new cfls on my 40 breeder. I have 2 x 36" t8s over it right now. The top picture is 2 14w cfls and the bottom is the t8s, both are 5000-5500k.

clamp light :...
Forum: Lighting   03-13-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By dusted
We did a little test on his 20g tall with these...

We did a little test on his 20g tall with these lights before we setup the 37g. The algae went WOOOOOSHH!!!!! everywhere with a 5-6 hr photoperiod don't want that to happen again.

Here are the...
Forum: Lighting   03-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By dusted
The reflectors are pretty good on the fixture...

The reflectors are pretty good on the fixture since the fixture is aluminum. I'm guessing since their so close together the overlap from bulbs happen pretty quick that he could get away with the 19w.
Forum: Lighting   03-13-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By dusted
37g cube low light help please

Hello, I am looking for low light for a 37g cube right now. It has 2 8 1/2" dome shop lights 2 inches above it with 14w bulbs. Should I have my brother kick it up to 19 or 23W bulbs?
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By dusted
20g long emersed

I have had this tank going for about two months now, I'm running a stock hood with 24" gro-lux bulb. The plants seem to be growing fine, would it be a good idea to toss another bulb in? I have the...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By dusted
Ok guess I should worry then since 1 of the...

Ok guess I should worry then since 1 of the corners doesn't touch
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