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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Antonio2090
Using two filters - one for mech, one for bio

My tank is 29G, fully stocked, and my canister is the SunSun HW-402B.

I am thinking of using my current canister filter for biological filtration only - making it almost maintenance free. And...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Antonio2090
Checked nitrates with API master test kit. 0...

Checked nitrates with API master test kit. 0 Nitrates. Upped my NO3 dosing since yesterday.

Using cidex/excel to kill this stuff...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2012, 06:03 AM
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Views: 329
Posted By Antonio2090
Help IDing Algae

This stuff is covering my whole tank.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/antonio2090/SAM_2342-1.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
Anyways, here it is. Day 1. Just finished...

Anyways, here it is. Day 1. Just finished planting so there's a bunch of stuff floating around.

Waiting for the java moss to come through the mail so I can attach it to the driftwood.

Will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
I'll plant hairgrass on one side and microsword...

I'll plant hairgrass on one side and microsword on the other. I wasn't sure if any of them are going to do well. So I will throw out or move to another tank whatever doesnt grow well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-08-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
I guess I could supplement with DIY CO2. Got 2 2L...

I guess I could supplement with DIY CO2. Got 2 2L bottles and 2 nutrafin bottles+ladder lying around.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-08-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,333
Posted By Antonio2090
I thought angelfish ate neons for snacks

I thought angelfish ate neons for snacks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-08-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
I decided to go with hairgrass and microsword for...

I decided to go with hairgrass and microsword for carpet and rotala indica for my background.

Do you guys think this will work with excel? Did a brief research and didn't find any negatives.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
Ughhh. Any talls plants like anacharis that I can...

Ughhh. Any talls plants like anacharis that I can use for the background and that tolerates excel 100%?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By Antonio2090
Lol

Lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Antonio2090
Tons of anacharis for background and dwarf sag for carpet. Good?

So I am thinking of just having tons of anacharis in the background. In the middle and foreground just cover/carpet the tank with tons of dwarf sag.


29G Tank
T5HO running one bulb 24W, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
I just saw a youtube video of a guy using these...

I just saw a youtube video of a guy using these outside his/her tank. Comments from poster verify this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4ZyQEEHKc8&feature=related
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
Oh. I found that picture somewhere in this forum....

Oh. I found that picture somewhere in this forum. I just put it up just to state that the Sera Flore reactor is compatible with the SunSun's hoses with no adapter/reducer.

Anyhow, to clarify...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
Does the atomizer work with DIY CO2?

Does the atomizer work with DIY CO2?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
I spent around 45 bucks for the 302 model...

I spent around 45 bucks for the 302 model (264gph). It is decent. A lot of people like them. There is a long thread about the SunSun filters.

Personally, I think it's okay. It gets the job done...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
I have a SunSun canister. Right now I am using a...

I have a SunSun canister. Right now I am using a powerhead and a water bottle as the reactor.

It is an eye sore and takes up space.

Is Rex still selling these reactors? Will I need to find...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
They are two different reactors. The top pictures...

They are two different reactors. The top pictures only use bioballs and it runs for about $10. The second picture is another reactor. It runs for $20 and apparently it creates a vortex/hurricane...
Forum: Equipment   08-18-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 47,561
Posted By Antonio2090
Does this reactor work with DIY CO2? I am...

Does this reactor work with DIY CO2?

I am worried about the pressure that needs to be exerted. And with DIY, high pressures = guarantee leaks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Antonio2090
Comments on Ebay internal reactor

Searched in this forum and google and couldn't find any reviews on these reactors.

I'm using a DIY reactor with DIY CO2 using a water bottle but is ugly as hell. These reactors go for about 10...
Forum: Equipment   08-15-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,520
Posted By Antonio2090
Interesting. I stopped doing water changes...

Interesting. I stopped doing water changes straight out from the tap a few years ago due to some forum/website saying fluctuating temperatures were bad for the fish.

I guess I can now stop filling...
Forum: Equipment   08-15-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 62,626
Posted By Antonio2090
How do you guys get the baskets in/out of the...

How do you guys get the baskets in/out of the canister? It takes me about 5 minutes or so to take out the bottom tray since they are made or rather thin plastic and I don't want to break it.

Also,...
Forum: Equipment   08-15-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,520
Posted By Antonio2090
How do you guys deal with the temperature...

How do you guys deal with the temperature difference?

During the winter, the water comes out the faucet around 50-60F. And with EI dosing calling for 50% water change, I see a huge fluctuation in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-10-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By Antonio2090
Confused about kH and PH relation

The other day I added a cup or so of crushed coral (http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=7322) to my tank to increase gH and kH since my water is super soft. (Don't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Antonio2090
RootMedic Liquid Ferts Dosage Question

I was thinking of buying the package deal that is being offered by RootMedic. At first I just wanted root tabs and buy dry fertilizers somewhere else, but the package deal changed my mind, especially...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-31-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Antonio2090
What happen one time was that I really lowered...

What happen one time was that I really lowered the spray bar - about 2 or 3 inches below the water level so there was zero agitation, in order to keep all the CO2 from degassing. Long story short, it...
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