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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-05-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ClayT101
Grant's Stump Remover

I add Grant's Stump Remover to add nitrates to my aquarium. I went to Home Depot today and they don't sell it anymore. I googled it, and it did not come up either. Looks like Spectracide« Stump...
Forum: Algae   06-25-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By ClayT101
Yes, I don't want to deal with juvie discus. ...

Yes, I don't want to deal with juvie discus. This tank used to be heavily planted. I changed the substrate and added more light. As for fast growing, you don't get much faster than sunset hygro,...
Forum: Algae   06-25-2014, 02:48 PM
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Views: 691
Posted By ClayT101
OK. Thanks for the info. This morning, I turned...

OK. Thanks for the info. This morning, I turned off half of the lights manually. That was all I could do at that point.
Forum: Algae   06-25-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By ClayT101
220 Gallon Aquarium with Huge Algae Problem

Please help......

I have a 220 gallon tank. I change 50% of the water a week. The lights are (8) 80 watt 6700k T5's. 4 are on for 2 hours, then 8 for 8 hours, then 4 for 2 hours. It has CO2...
Forum: Algae   03-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By ClayT101
Ok. I will do that this weekend. That...

Ok. I will do that this weekend.



That is correct, it was a typo.

Thanks
Forum: Algae   03-21-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By ClayT101
That was a very helpful link. My African...

That was a very helpful link.

My African cichlid tank also has diatoms, but I just lived with it.

Is there anything that removes phosphates from the water, or a method to test for it?

I will...
Forum: Algae   03-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By ClayT101
Diatoms? I thought diatoms just made a slime...

Diatoms? I thought diatoms just made a slime layer on surfaces. This is long brown filaments.
Forum: Algae   03-21-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By ClayT101
Tons of Algae

I redid my aquarium recently. I changed the substrate, drilled it and fixed the top. Anyhow, I have a ton of algae now. It is a 220 gallon, with 8 96 watt (I think 96 watt) 6700k T5 flourescents. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-30-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By ClayT101
http://www.selas.us/portal/images/Clay/220/220.jpg...

http://www.selas.us/portal/images/Clay/220/220.jpg

Ok, so it has been awhile since I posted. I decided to get a UV sterilizer for the green water...problem solved.

So then I had a problem with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ClayT101
So, can plants take a little bit of current? The...

So, can plants take a little bit of current? The vals are being bent a little bit. How about crypts?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ClayT101
Yes, this is what I want to do. I only worry that...

Yes, this is what I want to do. I only worry that the current from powerheads might be too much for the plants to take.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ClayT101
Technically, not weeds. I have green hygro, some...

Technically, not weeds. I have green hygro, some kind of val, crypt luceas, ludwigia repens x arculata, and pygmy chain sword.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ClayT101
Help Keeping Substrate Clean

I need help keeping my substrate clean. This is a 220 gallon aquarium, it is a planted tank, but I keep it for fish, not plants. I only try to grow water weeds (although it does have high lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By ClayT101
Added 10 pygmy chain swords, 7 crypt lutea. I...

Added 10 pygmy chain swords, 7 crypt lutea. I also pulled out several unknown crypts. I was going to hook up a better CO2 diffuser and silicone tubing, but I broke one of the diffusers, cutting my...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By ClayT101
Long story...I changed the substrate and then had...

Long story...I changed the substrate and then had lighting issues...killed most of my plants...got new plants, more lighting issues...killed plants. New light with 8 80 watt T5s should do the trick....
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By ClayT101
Like this: ...

Like this:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/2-Way-CO2-Distributor-for-Beer-Kegerators-Free-Shipping-/00/s/MzAwWDMwMA==/$(KGrHqZHJEEE-nbG5wqKBPt(W,Dg2!~~60_35.JPG
It says:
"Manifolds allow you to have one...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By ClayT101
The 220...

Before...
http://www.selas.us/portal/images/Clay/220/Green.jpg
+
http://www.selas.us/portal/images/Clay/220/Plants.jpg
=
TBD
(this was once a planted tank paradise of easy plants)
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By ClayT101
I am just looking to have CO2 released at both...

I am just looking to have CO2 released at both ends of the aquarium. It is a 220 gallon tank. I tried a T piece, but it only released gas on one side.
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By ClayT101
All I could find was this ($70): ...

All I could find was this ($70):
http://greenleafaquariums.com/co2-manifolds-splitters/co2-dual-manifold.html
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By ClayT101
Gang Valve and Pressurized CO2

Will this gang valve work on a pressurized CO2 system (CO2 tank, not DIY). I already bought it, but have not opened it yet...

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pPETS-9424925dt.jpg
Forum: Plants   05-28-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By ClayT101
It does kind of look like moneywort....does it...

It does kind of look like moneywort....does it grow under water (with CO2)?
Forum: Plants   05-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By ClayT101
No, it is much larger than glosso.

No, it is much larger than glosso.
Forum: Plants   05-28-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By ClayT101
What am I?

I grabbed these in the back yard of the guy in Pierre Part, Louisiana (swamp). Not sure if they will survive or not, but where they were, they would spend a lot of time underwater.

The first is a...
Forum: Algae   06-05-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By ClayT101
Aren't nerite snails saltwater? Is there a...

Aren't nerite snails saltwater? Is there a freshwater version and would they eat plants?
Forum: Algae   06-05-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By ClayT101
Its like pea soup.

Its like pea soup.
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