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Forum: Equipment 05-20-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By thegasman
I use an overflow and sump. My second choice...

I use an overflow and sump. My second choice would be a canister.
Forum: Lighting 05-17-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 47,173
Posted By thegasman
So I picked up this light today. It's cool for...

So I picked up this light today. It's cool for the price. It has no where near the output of my Marineland Planted Tank LED's (130 PAR at 18" deep), but that's not why I bought it. I wanted more...
Forum: Lighting 05-16-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 47,173
Posted By thegasman
Light drives co2 demand and that drives fert...

Light drives co2 demand and that drives fert demand, but back to the Satellite LED light. I run 2 Marineland Planted tank LEDs on my 20" 34 gallon cube tank along with an Aquaticlife 2X 18 watt T5...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By thegasman
I use Swagelok SS-2C2-1/3 (male threaded check...

I use Swagelok SS-2C2-1/3 (male threaded check valve). It has 1/3 PSI cracking pressure. Not a bargin by any stretch and it is made to order so you have to wait a couple of weeks to get them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By thegasman
Just be sure that they haven't been exposed to...

Just be sure that they haven't been exposed to pesticides.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-13-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By thegasman
Less water changes are better for these types of...

Less water changes are better for these types of tanks since the co2 level will be more consistent. Here is a good read...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-13-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,496
Posted By thegasman
Man, that is one sweet list of equipment. You do...

Man, that is one sweet list of equipment. You do know there are starving children in Africa and you could have fed an entire village or three with what you've spent on this set up?....LOL! I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 838
Posted By thegasman
Depends on the tank. Some can get away with very...

Depends on the tank. Some can get away with very little filter cleaning and some may need to do it more often. I used to do it about every two months. I now use a sump and clean the pre filter weekly...
Forum: Algae 05-12-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By thegasman
Looks like you may have a combination of algae...

Looks like you may have a combination of algae there. Your photoperiod is way too long. I would cut back NOW to no more than 8 hours, maybe less until you get the algae under control. Are you using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By thegasman
I use Eco complete and it works well for me. ADA...

I use Eco complete and it works well for me. ADA Aquasoil is better, but it can be a bit messy when you need to up root stem plants. The stuff you've seen being sprinkled down before adding the...
Forum: DIY 05-11-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By thegasman
I'd take the tank back if you can or just buy a...

I'd take the tank back if you can or just buy a new one for $10.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By thegasman
Very cool.

Very cool.
Forum: Lighting 05-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By thegasman
You will need to buy new stuff. A two bulb T5...

You will need to buy new stuff. A two bulb T5 fixture should work well. It may be hard to find a 30" fixture though.
Forum: Aquascaping 05-09-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By thegasman
Nice rocks. What type are they?

Nice rocks. What type are they?
Forum: Substrate 05-09-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By thegasman
That tank is way too small for discus. They need...

That tank is way too small for discus. They need at least 10 gallons each and do best in groups of 7 or more. I made this mistake already. 90+ gallons is needed. As far as the HC goes, high light and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By thegasman
Silicone is cheap. I'd pony up for what is known...

Silicone is cheap. I'd pony up for what is known to be safe, but that's just me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By thegasman
Why not just get a quarantine/ hospital tank?

Why not just get a quarantine/ hospital tank?
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