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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2014, 11:54 PM
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Posted By saguaro48
Thanks

Thanks for the great suggestions. I'll utilize what I can and watch my numbers closely.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By saguaro48
Nitrite High

Restarted 36 gal bowfront; eheim 2217 for filtration. This setup worked well for over a year and was down only for about 3 months while traveling. Now, upon resetting, my NitrItes show .5, down to...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By saguaro48
Does filter media need to be replaced?

I have a 36 gal bow-front aquarium and use an Eheim 2217 filter. The setup is about 15 months old and water has been crystal clear, with fairly good plant success, and only two casualties in the fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By saguaro48
Rescape question

Hi, and thanks for any help...
If I replace the existing substrate in a tank with Black Beauty will I be losing my good bacteria? This tank is nicely balanced, numbers are good, but I'd like to try...
Forum: Substrate 10-18-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,285
Posted By saguaro48
WALMART Kitty Litter

I have actually used it so this is first hand. I have about 1-1/2 bags of Walmart UNSCENTED Kitty Litter in my 36 bowfront that has been set up about 3 months. I rinsed it in a bucket, stirring it...
Forum: Plants 09-21-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By saguaro48
Good to know that. Nice indicator.

Good to know that. Nice indicator.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-18-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By saguaro48
Very high GH does what???

While I see that GH is good, mine reads over 600 at the outside tap. By doing 50/50 tap and undersink R/O I've now gotten to around 360. Well, what effect does too low or too high GH have on the...
Forum: Fish 09-03-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By saguaro48
Nah, I could never get my wife to go to all that...

Nah, I could never get my wife to go to all that trouble ;-) I can barely get her to heat up a hot dog for MY dinner.
Forum: Plants 07-19-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By saguaro48
As a novice, I foolishly ordered plants that took...

As a novice, I foolishly ordered plants that took extra days to arrive and about half were so stressed they failed in a few days (thought they were coming from CA, but they were shipped from San...
Forum: Lighting 07-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By saguaro48
Thanks. I've purchased an Aqueon Coralife 30"...

Thanks. I've purchased an Aqueon Coralife 30" T5NO fixture with tubes from my local store. It is returnable if it does not suit my tank. In addition I am using a Marineland DoubleBright LED unit. I...
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By saguaro48
Thanks for the photo. I might give these a look...

Thanks for the photo. I might give these a look but I think that the location of the aquarium in my living room precludes using such a setup. And although the primary view is the aquarium itself, I'm...
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By saguaro48
Hoppy, I'm only familiar with the standard...

Hoppy, I'm only familiar with the standard fixture that holds fluorescent bulbs. I'm looking at the Zoo Med AquaSun 30" t5 ho combination. What would that do on my tank? Thanks
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By saguaro48
KISS approach to my tank, need light help

First, thanks to the many members who have taken time to post helpful replies to questions over the years. Your effort makes this a great site.

I want to Keep It Somewhat Simple with my 36gal...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By saguaro48
Thanks to both replies. Yes, I don't need the...

Thanks to both replies. Yes, I don't need the scientific explanations :icon_cool
I have a low light setup with a 36 gal. bowfront aquarium and am not interested in co2, etc. I do use root tabs and...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By saguaro48
Great for taking out nutrients???

In reading descriptions of some floating plants, I see the statement ",,,great for taking out nutrients." I'm confused. Don't I want to have nutrients in the water for plants?
Also, do rooted plants...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-14-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,796
Posted By saguaro48
Didn't think of doing something like that. So...

Didn't think of doing something like that. So simple yet sort of foolproof (just what I need :))
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-14-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,796
Posted By saguaro48
It appears that Osmocote PLUS is difficult to...

It appears that Osmocote PLUS is difficult to locate in many parts of the country. I ordered on line/mail order and spent an extra $9.00 for shipping. Afterwards, I discovered that the product is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By saguaro48
Do you add anything since you are using 70% RO...

Do you add anything since you are using 70% RO water?

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By saguaro48
Flourish Comprehensive and filtration

I am just starting up a 36g using an Eheim canister filter and wonder if the carbon pad will filter out the Flourish Comprehensive I want to use for the plants? I know that after two weeks I remove...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,640
Posted By saguaro48
Thanks for the comments. Just getting things...

Thanks for the comments. Just getting things together to re-enter the hobby and wanted to know what to call myself ;-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,640
Posted By saguaro48
When is it a "Planted Aquarium"

When does an aquarium with some/several plants turn into a "Planted Aquarium"? Is it an arbitrary amount of plants, the amount of equipment, the time spent? Last time I was in the hobby, over 35...
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