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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By Gtdad2
I got a large order from them about 3 months ago,...

I got a large order from them about 3 months ago, when I set up my 55g. Shipping was quick, packing was great, and the plants were beautiful. I will definitely be ordering from them again.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Gtdad2
Very nice set-up. I have been considering a Spec...

Very nice set-up. I have been considering a Spec V myself. Does your betta have any difficulty with the water flow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Gtdad2
Sorry, I wasn't aware that you weren't willing to...

Sorry, I wasn't aware that you weren't willing to upgrade your filter. Impractical?...more like impossible with the AC 50. I guess I've never considered a hob on co2 injected tanks due to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Gtdad2
I use a Rex Grigg style reactor on my 55g. tank....

I use a Rex Grigg style reactor on my 55g. tank. I only need 1 2 ltr. (producing 5-15 bubbles per minute) to keep my drop checker green to yellow. I've heard that the Cerges reactor works quite well...
Forum: Lighting 05-27-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By Gtdad2
+1 for the AH Supply kits. I have a 4 ft. 6500K...

+1 for the AH Supply kits. I have a 4 ft. 6500K T5HO kit, that I installed into a diy raingutter housing, over my 55g.. I love the look of it. It grows plants very well. The quality of the ballast...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-27-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Gtdad2
Welcome to the forum Theos!

Welcome to the forum Theos!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-24-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Gtdad2
Hello and welcome to you both.

Hello and welcome to you both.
Forum: Fish 05-20-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Gtdad2
Two words...quarentine tank! When I get neons,...

Two words...quarentine tank! When I get neons, and other delicate fish, I treat for external and internal parasites from day one, even before signs present themselves.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Gtdad2
Hello and welcome to the addiction!

Hello and welcome to the addiction!
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Gtdad2
Add the 4DKH solution until the drop checker is...

Add the 4DKH solution until the drop checker is 2/3 full. Then add 2-3 drops of the pH test solution.
Forum: Fish 05-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Gtdad2
Hmmm...how long does it take for the sand to kill...

Hmmm...how long does it take for the sand to kill the impeller? I've had an AquaClear hob on my 20L, with pool filter sand, running for 3yrs. now. I think the key is don't let the sand enter your...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Gtdad2
Should be plenty. What is your intended stocking?

Should be plenty. What is your intended stocking?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-09-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,121
Posted By Gtdad2
Well I would like to take this opportunity to say...

Well I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the helpful people at TPT!!!
Forum: Substrate 05-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Gtdad2
Dilution is the solution to pollution!

Dilution is the solution to pollution!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Gtdad2
I just use headphones.

I just use headphones.
Forum: Algae 05-08-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Gtdad2
Do a search for "one two punch algae treatment"....

Do a search for "one two punch algae treatment". It involves using excel and hydrogen peroxide to knock out tough algae. It goes into some detail as well. You might consider raising your light or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-08-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,561
Posted By Gtdad2
I treat my replacement tap water with prime in a...

I treat my replacement tap water with prime in a bucket. The bucket is then elevated above the tank. I use an air line to trickle the water back in. Since my heaters are placed horizontally and near...
Forum: DIY 05-08-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Gtdad2
They work great. Hide your trap in the plants and...

They work great. Hide your trap in the plants and heard them in with the net, if your like me and impatient. Otherwise, put some food in there and wait.
Forum: Substrate 05-08-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Gtdad2
How deep is it? Looks like the sand is a little...

How deep is it? Looks like the sand is a little deep from the pic. If the sand is no more than 1.5", and total substrate is no more than 3-4", you should be fine. I don't think your light will be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Gtdad2
Perhaps you could run your intended filters on...

Perhaps you could run your intended filters on established tanks ahead of time. If not on established tanks, then you could set them up on a bare tank and use ammonia to fishless cycle.
Forum: Plants 05-07-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Gtdad2
Plantedaquariumscentral. I just received a large...

Plantedaquariumscentral. I just received a large order from them. Beautiful stuff and shipped very fast. Other than that, I get them here.
Forum: DIY 05-06-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Gtdad2
Correct, tank was manufactured without a center...

Correct, tank was manufactured without a center brace. But, as much as I really needed another tank (not), I decided to let this one go to a friend that really wanted it. Thanks for all the great...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Gtdad2
^^ This...lol!

^^ This...lol!
Forum: Substrate 05-05-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Gtdad2
It is normal for newly dirted tanks to release...

It is normal for newly dirted tanks to release excess nitrates in the beginning. Large 80-90% water changes should be performed until the tank begins to stabilize. Also, use something to poke around...
Forum: Photography 05-02-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Gtdad2
Very nice!

Very nice!
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