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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Any suggestions on a good mid ground plant?

Any suggestions on a good mid ground plant?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Update

We'll, it's been quite a while. Been busy with school and what not. So on that note, it's time for an update.

Been keeping fert dosing very basic, CO2 around 30 ppm, and 14 hour photoperiod. I...
Forum: Plants 05-09-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Elocharis who?

Ok, so I have bought "Dwarf Hairgrass" from three different sources. The first source was nice, short (1-2"), uniform light green grass. The second was long (4-5"), slightly darker grass. The third...
Forum: Algae 05-01-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Well it looks like a lot of information I am...

Well it looks like a lot of information I am looking for is in the dosing sticky in the fert section.
Forum: Algae 04-30-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
I am beginning to develop hair algae (in my hair...

I am beginning to develop hair algae (in my hair grass) and typical algae (on the substrate). It is not yet a problem, but growing fast enough that I know it will become one.

My tank is very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Perfect! Thanks Tom!

Perfect!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Water chemistry and balancing your water column 101

SO, can someone direct me to a source that discusses the concept and breakdown of a water column.

I understand basic parameters, but I would like a better idea of the entire concept and processes....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,297
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
...yeah, I think the philosophy on not to add up...

...yeah, I think the philosophy on not to add up is a good one.

Around 900.00 retail on my 29 g.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-25-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
The current step up. All after breaking Rotala...

The current step up. All after breaking Rotala bunches, additional substrate, and upgraded lighting. I cannot wait to see the results. Like I said though, I still have a few more plants to add....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Well after much debate, I decided to go with TWO...

Well after much debate, I decided to go with TWO Coralife T-5 double linear strips.

Each fixture holds a Colormax full spec and a 6700 K plant bulb. Each bulb is 18 watts, making the combined two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Sorry for all the questions, but I have the...

Sorry for all the questions, but I have the chance to buy a nice used ph controller. Would this be a wise choice? It is a nice used Milwaukee for 40.00
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Also, should I plug my solenoid in with my light...

Also, should I plug my solenoid in with my light timer? Will the co2 setup be safe to sit all night with all the valves open and just the solenoid not on?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Thanks for the input on the range I need. We were...

Thanks for the input on the range I need. We were thinking 10k would be fine, so this is good to know.

I am already adding some basic Flourish to the tank. I also plan to use other ferts,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
I will be buying lighting tomorrow. What would...

I will be buying lighting tomorrow. What would you consider ideal for this system? I'm thinking two T5 fixtures?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Thanks a lot for the input. I will definitely...

Thanks a lot for the input. I will definitely consider a lighting upgrade. I just prefer the classic hood to a canopy, at least for this tank/location.

I was just thinking about breaking those up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Lol, thank you very much! And, please excuse...

Lol, thank you very much!

And, please excuse the water spots on the back of the tank. I haven't had time to clean under the background. :hihi:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Thanks, there seems to be some great people on...

Thanks, there seems to be some great people on this forum!


That is actually three smaller pieces of driftwood (I believe it is ghost wood), I hand selected right out of a mature local shop...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By Zachary J. Valois
Another opinion piece

Well finally broke down and began a planted tank. Been doing fish since I was a kid, but never started a real planted tank. Planted tanks are a totally different story, the process is already...
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