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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By The Big Buddha
If it's just the look that bothers you, and...

If it's just the look that bothers you, and depending on the water level, maybe try a couple of waterproof led strips mounted under the brace. It might cancel out the shading, or make it less...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By The Big Buddha
I now use the nutrafin kit, and I'm happy with...

I now use the nutrafin kit, and I'm happy with it. When I used it after signs of defiency it was barely on the charts, after dosing PPS Pro before the lights came on, it reads 20-30.
I figure it's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By The Big Buddha
deleted, double post

deleted, double post
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By The Big Buddha
Calibrate the test kit before stopping kno3, I...

Calibrate the test kit before stopping kno3, I made that mistake and ended up with N defiency. My API test kit was so out of whack I just threw it out and got a different brand test kit. If both test...
Forum: Algae 08-30-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 219
Posted By The Big Buddha
I was battling hair algae for a while. After...

I was battling hair algae for a while. After going pressurized co2 it was completely gone in less than a week. It would grow alarmingly fast in my tank.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 44,929
Posted By The Big Buddha
I just cut a piece of filter foam the same length...

I just cut a piece of filter foam the same length and width of the stock foam at about 2" high, to fill the remaining void above the stock foam. Just stuff it in there on top of the stock one and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-18-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By The Big Buddha
KCl - which table salt sub do you use?

Just wondering what people prefer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By The Big Buddha
Same here I refill once a week.

Same here I refill once a week.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By The Big Buddha
Which water are you using in the drop checker?

Which water are you using in the drop checker?
Forum: Algae 08-12-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 104,449
Posted By The Big Buddha
I gave this a try on my 40B, 8 tablespoons. 15...

I gave this a try on my 40B, 8 tablespoons. 15 mins with tons of flow, 60% WC, then 8 ml of metricide.
The BBA looked a little lighter in color, not grey, white or red though. On day three I lost 2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-03-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By The Big Buddha
Is there a calculation to mix it up to flourish...

Is there a calculation to mix it up to flourish iron concentration?
Not trying to hijack the thread....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-03-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By The Big Buddha
I tried http://yanc.rotalabutterfly.com today for...

I tried http://yanc.rotalabutterfly.com today for mixing iron 10% DTPA pps pro.
When I put 40 gallon tank, 500ml, dose 4 ml it gives me 152 mg to the aquarium. ( should it not be to the dosing...
Forum: Substrate 08-02-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By The Big Buddha
Black diamond blasting sand from tractor supply.

Black diamond blasting sand from tractor supply.
Forum: Plants 07-30-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By The Big Buddha
I have found that in my tanks, the anubias seems...

I have found that in my tanks, the anubias seems to grow faster in the tanks with higher nitrates. Not sure if it's a coincidence or another factor.
Anyone had experience with that?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By The Big Buddha
Do you have a part number for that?

Do you have a part number for that?
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By The Big Buddha
Thanks, I had mounted the bubble counter on the...

Thanks, I had mounted the bubble counter on the outside of the stand for the reason of always being able to see if it was functioning. My plan is to convert to a reactor, where on or off would be...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By The Big Buddha
Solenoid help

I get home today and no co2 coming out of the diffuser.
I check the co2 tank, it's showing full. Bubble counter wasn't bubbling.
It's on a timer, I also have a night light on the timer as a visual...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By The Big Buddha
I use a syringe with the end cut completely off,...

I use a syringe with the end cut completely off, I then load my osmocote capsule in the syringe and inject it deep into the substrate with minimal disturbance.
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By The Big Buddha
I run a 304b with 2 koralia 425's on my 40b.

I run a 304b with 2 koralia 425's on my 40b.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-21-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By The Big Buddha
If you decide to go pressurized co2, be sure to...

If you decide to go pressurized co2, be sure to check out global in lachine for your fill ups.
I went pressurized a few months back, and regret not doing it sooner.
Forum: DIY 07-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By The Big Buddha
Are you not worried about all the soap and...

Are you not worried about all the soap and chemicals that most likely contaminated a garage sponge?
Forum: Lighting 07-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By The Big Buddha
Very expensive to run the fluval kit. Look at...

Very expensive to run the fluval kit. Look at paintball options, or a 5lb tank.
Google how much the fluval co2 cartridges cost, and how long they last.
It will cost you a lot more to go the fluval...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By The Big Buddha
Sunsun 304, 1 in back left side 2 inches below...

Sunsun 304, 1 in back left side 2 inches below surface shooting straight across back of tank, 2nd one is front right side, 2 inches below surface pointed at front left bottom corner.
Rasabora,...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By The Big Buddha
Hey Phil, I have 2 koralia 425 in my 40 breeder...

Hey Phil,
I have 2 koralia 425 in my 40 breeder and find the flow just right. I think 2 240 koralia may not be enough in the 75.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By The Big Buddha
Some details?

Some details?
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