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Forum: Equipment 12-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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Posted By tommy jr.
Anyone use a Jehmco, HiBlow, Pondmaster etc. Air Pump?

So the fish room is almost done and I am looking at plumbing in a line that will do 20 or so tanks (40 gallon breeders).
I have heard mixed reviews about linear piston v.s. diaphram and am not sure...
Forum: Algae 06-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By tommy jr.
Okay, so I.............. turned off...

Okay, so I..............

turned off heaters, took them out, cleaned them with hot water and a scrub brush and put them back.

turned off filter, remover intake and outlet, soaked in bleach...
Forum: Algae 06-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By tommy jr.
[QUOTE=Hoppy;1886552]No, don't mix it with water,...

[QUOTE=Hoppy;1886552]No, don't mix it with water, the 2 ml per gallon refers to how much you can squirt into the aquarium - a ten gallon tank can get 20 ml (actually, that is for hydrogen peroxide....
Forum: Algae 06-02-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By tommy jr.
So I mix 2 ml to one gallon of water, suck it up...

So I mix 2 ml to one gallon of water, suck it up in a syringe and squirt it on the algae?
Does one application usually do it?
Is it a good idea to overdose the entire tank or just spot treatment?
...
Forum: Algae 06-02-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By tommy jr.
New to planted tanks, how do I treat it with...

New to planted tanks, how do I treat it with excel or h2o2 ?

If someone could explain I'd really appreciate it.
Right now it is on my heater filter and just 4 or 5 specks on the rear glass.
...
Forum: Algae 06-02-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By tommy jr.
Algae, Help Please

I found algae in one of my tanks that looks like small black barnacles. It is dark and round but only on the filter intake, out put and the heaters.
It looks similar to the picture (mine is a lot...
Forum: Substrate 04-15-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By tommy jr.
Flourite....what is in it?

I have looked around and find mixed opinions on flourite. Everyone agrees it is good but there is debate over if there are lots of nutrients actually in flourite or if it is just better at holding...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By tommy jr.
Help please...Flourish Question

It says on the Flourish Complete that it is best to refrigerate after opening but not required
HOWEVER the Flourish Excel does not?!?!?

Why does one say to and the other not?
Also what is the...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By tommy jr.
Hoppy, what should the par be at the bottom of a...

Hoppy, what should the par be at the bottom of a 24" tank and what is it's importance?
Sorry for the silly questions but this is all new to me and I am in the dark:confused:
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By tommy jr.
I have a 180 that is 24 inches. Out of the 6...

I have a 180 that is 24 inches.
Out of the 6 bulbs, how many should be 6500 and how many 10000?

Also any advice on how far off the top of the tank I should hang it?
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By tommy jr.
No it has switches for 2 at a time (so you can...

No it has switches for 2 at a time (so you can run 2 4 or all 6) and a switch for the moonlights.

It comes with 2 12000K and 4 10000K.
Are these bulbs usable in my freshwater planted aquarium or...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By tommy jr.
SWC (Saltwater Connection) T5 Light Fixtures

Does anyone have any review or comments about the SWC (Salt Water Connection) 48" T5 Light Fixtures?

I have a line on the 48" 6 lamp fixture with built in fans and 10 moonlights. Seems like a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By tommy jr.
Oxygen (O2) Questions.......

Oxygen (O2) Questions.......
I have read that air stones do not put alot of O2 into a tank because the bubbles do not diffuse and once they hit the surface it escapes (similar to Co2 I assume)....
Forum: Substrate 04-13-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tommy jr.
Thanks for posting that.....great idea!

Thanks for posting that.....great idea!
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tommy jr.
I am a little concerned about gas build up....

I am a little concerned about gas build up. People have said even in gravel (especially on a terrace where it is thick) that pockets of gas can build up.

Is this a concern and what is the best...
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tommy jr.
Here is a really odd gravel / substrate question.....

So I have been looking at a lot of set ups lately and noticed that many of them have the sand, gravel or other substrate flat across the bottom. I always use to slope my gravel so it was higher at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By tommy jr.
It does not matter what room it is from, it is...

It does not matter what room it is from, it is the circuit that is the issue. If all outlets upstairs are on the same circuit it is all the same regardless of what room it comes from. I wouldn't push...
Forum: Lighting 04-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,730
Posted By tommy jr.
Where is everyone ordering these from? I am in...

Where is everyone ordering these from?
I am in Canada and was looking at trying these fixtures but can't find much info on the company itself (just a few places on ebay that sell them).
My concern...
Forum: Lighting 04-06-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By tommy jr.
Thanks again for the info. Hoppy The reason...

Thanks again for the info. Hoppy

The reason I asked was a friend of mine has two of the Odyssea 48 inch fixtures with 4 x 54watt bulbs. He told me to use them both on the 180 gallon (6 by 2 by 2)...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By tommy jr.
I have looked at some 5 and 6 foot fixtures but...

I have looked at some 5 and 6 foot fixtures but the replacement bulbs where I am are hard to find and if you do find them they are really expensive.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By tommy jr.
Hoppy, How high should the lights be from the...

Hoppy,
How high should the lights be from the top of the tank?
Also do you think a 4 x 54watt 4 foot t5 fixture would be okay or is the 1 foot of "dead space" on each side too much?
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By tommy jr.
Best Lighting Fixture for 6 foot long tank???

So I built a custom light fixture for my first 180 gallon and it was A LOT more work than I had originally thought!!!!
Long story short........
I bought a second 180 gallon 6 foot long tank (24"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By tommy jr.
So 20Questions, I guess you're down to 19...

So 20Questions, I guess you're down to 19 now:hihi:.....lol

Welcome to the forum!!!
I'm sure there will be many replies to help answer your question. People here are very helpful.
I am new to...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By tommy jr.
I have heard the same thing. I am setting up a...

I have heard the same thing.
I am setting up a 180 gallon.
What diffuser should I use instead?
I found a few online but they are not available in Canada.

Any suggestions on a good diffuser?
Forum: Lighting 02-20-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By tommy jr.
Thanks for the info Hoppy! Would you say I...

Thanks for the info Hoppy!

Would you say I am better off with 8 or 12 T8 bulbs over the tank or should I go with a T5 HO fixture?

I am custom building it so I can do anything, just need to...
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