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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-02-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By Daximus
^^^ :biggrin:

^^^ :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Daximus
With a dirt tank, you will have...

With a dirt tank, you will have disasters/blowouts...etc. It happens. Like Diana said, water changes and clean up what you can. After a few months the dirt will settle in and become more "marsh...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By Daximus
Step one, leave the People's Republic of...

Step one, leave the People's Republic of California and bail out of the insane taxes.

But seriously (do that if you can) the best thing is to plan the meals out, as stated, weekly meal plan....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Daximus
The Iron and Phosphate react and combine into...

The Iron and Phosphate react and combine into something plants can't use. That's all I remember, lol.
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Daximus
It's fine, just wash it.

It's fine, just wash it.
Forum: Substrate 11-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Daximus
In my opinion no. I've read the book twice, and...

In my opinion no. I've read the book twice, and had more than a few tanks set up her way.

Here is the issue, the Walstad "method" requires the breakdown of the soil as part of it's design....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Daximus
x2!

x2!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,068
Posted By Daximus
I'm not sure exactly, but I can tell you that...

I'm not sure exactly, but I can tell you that every Subaru engine after 1997 is whats called an interference engine. This means that if you lose a timing chain/belt, the pistons can smack the...
Forum: Plants 10-31-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Daximus
Agreed. I just set up a new low tech dirt...

Agreed.

I just set up a new low tech dirt (MGOPS) tank. I have co2 laying around, so even though my tanks are low tech, once in a while I'll juice them up with co2 to get things rolling along.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,549
Posted By Daximus
Man that sucks. Amazon always treats me right,...

Man that sucks. Amazon always treats me right, you need to call them. They will take care of it.



That's really strange about the sump malfunction, I never had that issue. I have since...
Forum: Substrate 10-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Daximus
I cant remember, I had other uses for the excess,...

I cant remember, I had other uses for the excess, so I didn't pay attention. Thanks for the compliment, but honestly, I barely know what I'm doing...dirt has been covering up my many shortcomings....
Forum: Lighting 10-24-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Daximus
A 24 watt T5 might be a little much for true low...

A 24 watt T5 might be a little much for true low light on a 20 long, but totally manageable. You might have to raise it up an inch or get some floater plants to block a little light until your...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By Daximus
Depends on the light, and it's height above the...

Depends on the light, and it's height above the subtrate, that rule really only works with basic T8 setups. As a very general rule, to answer your question, 1.2 wpg.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Daximus
The Petco 3.7 and 6.25 gallon "Arc" tanks are...

The Petco 3.7 and 6.25 gallon "Arc" tanks are really nice for the money. It is rimless, with a built in filter.
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Daximus
Like I said, all 3 options will work...I prefer...

Like I said, all 3 options will work...I prefer 6500ish range. 10k is normally something saltwater tanks run, and 5k just looks like a regular light bulb to me.

I'm sure others will chime in with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,343
Posted By Daximus
Opinion to follow, you have been warned: All...

Opinion to follow, you have been warned: All substrates, including dirt and overpriced perfect, non-dirty dirt have a useful lifespan. Dont over think this, there is only so much stuff in whatever...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Daximus
Root tabs might be a little redundant. I'd save...

Root tabs might be a little redundant. I'd save them for 6 months then use them as needed under heavy root growers...swords, etc.

Adding fish to a brand new dirt tank can be a challenge. There is...
Forum: Fish 10-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Daximus
Thank you so much, good info! I'm a big fan...

Thank you so much, good info!

I'm a big fan of this fish...its always busy being helpful, unlike some of my other fish lol. I had some like it when I was younger. ..just never seen one like this.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Daximus
They don't really change when swapping co2...

They don't really change when swapping co2 tanks...but trust me, you will be fiddling with it some. Co2 adjustments are fairly common.

As for better ones, sure, how much you willing to spend? :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Daximus
Hardly anyone does...or if they do, they would...

Hardly anyone does...or if they do, they would rather simply do a water change, lol
Forum: Fish 10-23-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Daximus
Sorry, I have nothing to add to this...

Sorry, I have nothing to add to this conversation....but I just shot beer out of my nose laughing at that!

:hihi:
Forum: Substrate 10-23-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Daximus
Just found this old thread of my dirt tank 90,...

Just found this old thread of my dirt tank 90, thought I would share. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=169185
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Daximus
Loaches can make a mess. On a larger tank (55 and...

Loaches can make a mess. On a larger tank (55 and up), once the plants are going and the soil has settled in I don't think one or two would be the end of the world.

That said, in my humble...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Daximus
Not an issue. If there are gnats, they will be...

Not an issue. If there are gnats, they will be killed when you flood the tank. If you are really really nervous, freeze the soil before using it.

Also, dirt tanks can (and will) be a little...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Daximus
When you start dosing fertilization (Ei method)...

When you start dosing fertilization (Ei method) you do water changes on a schedule to "reset" the dose. The system of EI (estimated index) is to provide easily as much stuff as the pants need...by...
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