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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-17-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By greenseeker
Just got the new test and have found the same. ...

Just got the new test and have found the same. In my head I figured 10-20ppm are practically the same thing and keeping a nitrate level less than 10ppm seems sorta pointless. And in all that I...
Forum: DIY 11-09-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,184
Posted By greenseeker
The 2 liter pop bottle is tried and true. And if...

The 2 liter pop bottle is tried and true. And if you don't want leaks do a search on ebay for DIY co2 cap...should only get one result. I'm doing 20psi with them for an inline diffuser!
Forum: DIY 11-08-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By greenseeker
Two liter bottle for sure. Do an ebay search for...

Two liter bottle for sure. Do an ebay search for CO2 bottle cap. There's only one search result and it works awesome. I use it and im running an inline atomizer with DIY co2 :red_mouth
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
Started with the dry start method 6/1, flooded on...

Started with the dry start method 6/1, flooded on 8/12. I've trimmed it 3 times. It's incredibly thick (nearly an inch in some spots), I may have to do a MAJOR trim soon here...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
Dwarf HC and yes very nice. Grows like a weed if...

Dwarf HC and yes very nice. Grows like a weed if you let it!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
Update...

Weekly water changes, testing testing testing, no guess work, and NO overreactions. This is a labor of love I guess?
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By greenseeker
Just an update. Cleaned out in-line atomizer...

Just an update. Cleaned out in-line atomizer since the bubbles seemed to be getting bigger and bigger. I filled it with some kosher salt and a little water and shook vigorously. Dislodged some...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By greenseeker
How do I clean an in-line atomizer?

Would it be a bleach or H2O2 soultion like I have done for my ceramic diffuser?
Anyone clean one out there? Thanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,130
Posted By greenseeker
Yeah, that deserves a weird look :icon_roll Haha

Yeah, that deserves a weird look :icon_roll Haha
Forum: Plants 10-18-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By greenseeker
I have a completely carpeted aquarium with dwarf...

I have a completely carpeted aquarium with dwarf HC. It is beautiful but yes, fast growing with high light and the right parameters. I am now dealing with the unexpected woes of trimming it down to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,130
Posted By greenseeker
When you are more nervous to introduce your new...

When you are more nervous to introduce your new girlfriend to your tank, than to your family. Also, when things are intimate, you ask her if it's ok if your tetras watch.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-16-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By greenseeker
Yeah, I'm seeing that there is no exact science...

Yeah, I'm seeing that there is no exact science to these tests. I guess it's a little bit of "ballpark", and it works ok for me. Thanks for the insight...and hope you caught my Dances with Wolves...
Forum: Algae 10-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By greenseeker
Haha I think I'm getting to that point. First...

Haha I think I'm getting to that point. First time growing it, is there a point where it is so think that it will start dying from the substrate up? With my light it is growing thick and LOW, so I...
Forum: Algae 10-14-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By greenseeker
Yeah I don't doubt that my return to full ferts...

Yeah I don't doubt that my return to full ferts and nitrates were the solution, now that I really think about it. I guess the higher lighting was indirectly involved in letting my HC grow quick...
Forum: Algae 10-14-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By greenseeker
Brown diatom algae

Just thought I would share my experience. Recently cut my lighting and ferts in half since my tank was fully carpeted with HC and was trying to slow its growth. Almost immediately brown algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-14-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By greenseeker
API nitrate test?

I test...a lot! I'm not having a problem per say...but does anyone know how to definitively read an API test? Meaning, do you put the vial right up AGAINST the white part of the card or do you put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
Got in touch with Zid. With any luck I will have...

Got in touch with Zid. With any luck I will have 10 amanos in a week or so...Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-22-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,078
Posted By greenseeker
Nice job brother!

Nice job brother!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-22-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By greenseeker
I have no idea if the residual salt content left...

I have no idea if the residual salt content left behind can be harmful to a tank, but what I do know is that softeners will NOT remove sulphur, and high sulfur doesn't seem to be a good thing for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
Ok good to know, I didn't think it would be an...

Ok good to know, I didn't think it would be an issue. I'm guessing I will still have to DIY something to heighten the back so they have no access to the filter chambers. I've had neons in the past....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
I'm hoping to get 4 or 5 amanos. I will first...

I'm hoping to get 4 or 5 amanos. I will first have to figure out how to make the filter inlets safe for them. My biggest problem is I have no option to purchase them at a LFS. Is there an online...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By greenseeker
My planted tank progression

My tank progression from DSM to now. I have plans to diversify with other plants but so far the GREEN is very rewarding and so calming...thanks to anyone who has offered advice, this is an awesome...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By greenseeker
As far as your problem it could only be one of...

As far as your problem it could only be one of three things: a "bad" diffuser (in theory doesn't seem likely), a check valve installed backwards, or a leak in the system that is so small that the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By greenseeker
I've done chlorine on one occasion and tablet...

I've done chlorine on one occasion and tablet calcium hypochlorite (nasty, wicked, caustic stuff) on another. The optimist in me says "it's the sulfur reducing bacteria, it can be controlled". The...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By greenseeker
DIY is ok for a ceramic diffuser, in fact I am...

DIY is ok for a ceramic diffuser, in fact I am using it on an INLINE ATOMIZER!!! The yeast/sugar CO2 production is not limited by pressure so if you make it and it is sealed, you will get the...
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