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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By chris_ranger
Mine do this when they need new root tabs, they...

Mine do this when they need new root tabs, they eventually go away when new tabs are placed.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By chris_ranger
Advantage, no fancy measuring, scooping weighing...

Advantage, no fancy measuring, scooping weighing dry ferts, simple and pretty much impossible to mess up.
Disadvantage, expensive.

I personally stay away from dry ferts cause it's too confusing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By chris_ranger
Just trash picked a 55 gallon tank. Want to reseal it. Black auto RTV safe?

Found a nice 55 gallon at the curb the other day, looks like it possibly housed rats, or other rodent as the silicone is shredded on the bottom 8 inches.
I really want to seal this with black...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By chris_ranger
If I've read correctly in researching how they...

If I've read correctly in researching how they get co2 into those bottles, we actually help a tiny bit by giving companies a reason to filter co2 from emissions and compress it. We just slowly...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By chris_ranger
The cheapest filter like that on amazon is around...

The cheapest filter like that on amazon is around $28.
Fittings would be about $1 each
I'm not sure what the power cord? is for is there a pump inside?
If so then lets factor in a marineland...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By chris_ranger
30 1/4" x 12 1/2" Measured my 29 which is the...

30 1/4" x 12 1/2"
Measured my 29 which is the same as a 20 just taller.
Forum: Photography 09-20-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By chris_ranger
I was shooting in raw for some of them, but with...

I was shooting in raw for some of them, but with a class 4 sd card i can just about shoot one picture before i get the busy message.
I did use photoshop to adjust the levels as the greens were...
Forum: Photography 09-20-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By chris_ranger
Bought a new Canon Rebel t3 with macro lens. Tested it out on my tanks.

http://imgur.com/a/wCSk2?gallery
Still working out the kinks, so there a lot of noise in the images. Photoshop can only help so much.:icon_cool
Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By chris_ranger
I just built a cerges last night. I'm using the...

I just built a cerges last night.
I'm using the co2 diffuser right under my maxijet to maximizes bubble shreddage.
I'm still getting some bubbles out of the output. My reactor is filled with...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By chris_ranger
Not worth it. girlfriend cut a big one in half....

Not worth it. girlfriend cut a big one in half. now has two flat pan cakes. it's been months since we cut it and we move it a lot.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By chris_ranger
Just overdose excel by 2-3x every day for a...

Just overdose excel by 2-3x every day for a couple weeks.
I have been doing in my betta tanks to beat staghorn and thread algae and no loses at all.
At the added benefit of greener growth.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By chris_ranger
It doesn't swing. I just cant really tell the...

It doesn't swing. I just cant really tell the difference of the colors so it's somewhere in that range.

I don't have a TDS meter or test kit that does gh or kh.
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By chris_ranger
Hang on back CO2 reactor, super simple and cheap

Parts
2x 1 1/4" PVC elbows
2x 1/ 1/4" - 1/2" PVC bushing
2x 1/2'' MPT x 1/2" FPT PVC elbow
3x irrigation 1/2" mpt x riser pipe barb elbow
1x 24" irrigation riser tube
1x T12 fluorescent bulb...
Forum: Plants 09-07-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By chris_ranger
Hmm, dwarf lilly if pruned. or red crypts,...

Hmm, dwarf lilly if pruned. or red crypts, although they vary. Mine are carpeting right now which is very odd and are at most 4". But my other tanks they have grown over 7"
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By chris_ranger
Yeah, 0-0-with little nitrates. I don't have a...

Yeah, 0-0-with little nitrates.
I don't have a test for the other stuff. PH is 6.5-7.

Deaths are random. Water changes are 30% weekly. It's heavily planted and over filtered.
One other thing is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By chris_ranger
Cherry shrimp dropping like flies!

I don't know whats going on, they seem to be dropping dead every couple days/week. I have lost 7 so far out of around 20.
Tank is a 3.5g, it's plenty old enough, water params are stable. I can't...
Forum: Plants 09-07-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By chris_ranger
An anubias not thriving? What type of anubias? ...

An anubias not thriving? What type of anubias?
That's foreign to me. I've bought most types and both immersed, tube, submersed and all thrive with little care.
Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By chris_ranger
Vals will easily engulf that tank. I'm seriously...

Vals will easily engulf that tank. I'm seriously thinking of getting rid of mine since they spread so fast and are getting into the roots of other plants.
Also they grow over 2' tall.
Try dwarf...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By chris_ranger
I've always told people to stay away from those...

I've always told people to stay away from those type of shelves.
Sure they could support a car, but would you really trust putting a car on it?
Also they sometimes lie about the rating and put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By chris_ranger
Throw an air stone in the corner, crank it up for...

Throw an air stone in the corner, crank it up for a few minutes whenever you see a film start to build.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By chris_ranger
Five buck says we never see him again.

Five buck says we never see him again.
Forum: DIY 08-31-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By chris_ranger
Put the filter on the output and co2 on the...

Put the filter on the output and co2 on the input. I did this once on a small tank for growing dwarf sag and the water was saturated with co2 and everything pearled like crazy.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By chris_ranger
Am I dosing enough?

YI have crypts, vals, amazon compacta, amazon sword, java fern, balansae, and dwarf lilly all doing just fine with my current dosing of seachem ferts.

I have an anubias minima and ludwigia...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By chris_ranger
I own two of the 501s. I was able to use 3/8(9mm...

I own two of the 501s. I was able to use 3/8(9mm equiv) id hose on them with no problems. I think when I was looking at the bigger models they had close to 1/2(13mm equiv)id hose.
You could layer...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By chris_ranger
100% positive it's a SAE? I expected my SAE to...

100% positive it's a SAE?
I expected my SAE to start eating my mosses, but hasn't damaged them in any way yet.
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