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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By chinaboy1021
Eheim skimmer's intake self-adjusts with the...

Eheim skimmer's intake self-adjusts with the water level. It's an amazing product. I recently bought several.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-17-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By chinaboy1021
Okay thanks guys. In terms of what I'm...

Okay thanks guys.

In terms of what I'm trying to accomplish, I just want to see if extra o2 injection will have any effect on plant growth.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-16-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By chinaboy1021
Calling all scientists - Re: dissolving air in co2 reactor

Hi guys,

Excuse my use of a layman term: Scientists.

I have a question: I have a Cerges co2 reactor that I want to use to dissolve some air (source: air pump) with during the night. I will...
Forum: Plants 07-15-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By chinaboy1021
Try Ludwigia Repens or Echinodorus 'Kleiner...

Try Ludwigia Repens or Echinodorus 'Kleiner Prinz' or Rotala mini butterfly
Forum: Plants 07-08-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By chinaboy1021
Oh wow that's quite interesting. I can understand...

Oh wow that's quite interesting. I can understand if the plant was blown by water current, then there would be many off-shoots since the stem is horizontal. But I don't think your plant is being blow...
Forum: DIY 05-11-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By chinaboy1021
Guys, Sorry I couldn't be more clear in the...

Guys,

Sorry I couldn't be more clear in the original post. The problem is that the stand is not leveled. The problem is that the top frame has a bit of twist - it's not perfectly flat.
Forum: DIY 05-11-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By chinaboy1021
How to level DIY aquarium stand? *Photo

Hey guys,

I just built an aquarium stand but the frame is not perfectly flat. I'm not talking about the stand not being leveled, it's more that the top frame has a bit of twist. The frame that the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By chinaboy1021
What is a planted aquarium to you?

I would like to interview you all. Please describe what a planted aquarium is to you - in 200 words or less.

If response is good, I will ask other questions.

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,852
Posted By chinaboy1021
fricking awesome tank!

fricking awesome tank!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By chinaboy1021
Anybody keep their tank at eye level?

Hi guys,

Anybody keep their tank at eye level (ie. 4 foot stand)? I'm not so much concerned about going up a ladder to do maintenance. Is there any issues with light leakage from a hanging light...
Forum: Fish 05-03-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By chinaboy1021
That's totally fine for rams, but it's important...

That's totally fine for rams, but it's important to make sure the swing is gradual. For example, how many hours does it take to drop from mid 7 to mid 6? Try extending that through several hours. I...
Forum: Plants 04-30-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By chinaboy1021
Mine grows (emersed) just as it does submersed. ...

Mine grows (emersed) just as it does submersed.

This video will show you a lot I guess...from one of the members here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bK_kfbLN3M
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,796
Posted By chinaboy1021
Alright thanks! Really digging your tank's...

Alright thanks!

Really digging your tank's contrast.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,796
Posted By chinaboy1021
I love that black back panel and that black sand....

I love that black back panel and that black sand. What kind of sand is that? Is it readily available?

Also root tabs, is it okay if you uproot them when replanting?

Btw, the one Altinic bulb...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By chinaboy1021
I have a 2217 on my 50 gallon (36"). It's not...

I have a 2217 on my 50 gallon (36"). It's not enough mechanical filtration for me with 30+ fish and very heavily planted. I supplement flow with 2 x Hydor Evolution 425s but I'm still finding more...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By chinaboy1021
That looks amazing. What kind of gravel is that?

That looks amazing. What kind of gravel is that?
Forum: Plants 04-16-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By chinaboy1021
Question regarding emersed setups

Hi guys,

I've looked around, question:

What is the purpose of multiple pots into the container which is then filled with free standing water? Why not just put soil into the tank/bin and plant...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By chinaboy1021
Perfect timing - I had the same question.

Perfect timing - I had the same question.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By chinaboy1021
Most aesthetically pleasing powerhead?

Hey guys,

Looking for the most aesthetically pleasing wave maker/power head for my 50 gallon. I've considered Ecotech MP10s, it's nice other than price. I don't need the fancy stuff, just the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By chinaboy1021
I think I remember seeing your username 10 years...

I think I remember seeing your username 10 years ago when I first signed up, then I took a 10 year break.

Btw your hardscape, I think the right side island is a bit too square. Left side looks...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By chinaboy1021
That Rotala sp. Bonsai melting, I've had that...

That Rotala sp. Bonsai melting, I've had that same issue. When I throw it back into an emersed setup, it grows fine. When it's inside my aquarium, I find that the bottom portion would melt but the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,276
Posted By chinaboy1021
How do you keep your humidity so high? Is it that...

How do you keep your humidity so high? Is it that you have a lot of water in your tank and an airstone? Really nice growth.

I have an emersed setup with plastic bins and just potting soil....
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By chinaboy1021
Why can't sand deliver excellent growth?

Hey guys,

I'm curious about one thing. It's been mentioned that plants absorb nutrients through the water column (aside from heavy root feeders like crypts and swords). So why is there so much...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By chinaboy1021
Growout/propagation tank - immersed or emmersed?

Hey guys,

I'm looking to setup a two 160 gallon tanks (180x60x60cm) in about 3 to 4 months. I currently have couple emmersed grow-out tubs lit by dual 48" T5HO bulbs.

Here's the thing - I know...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By chinaboy1021
Can you post some photos of growth progress for...

Can you post some photos of growth progress for your rig?

Thanks
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