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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By BonesCJ
I fill straight from the back yard hose spigot, I...

I fill straight from the back yard hose spigot, I flush the hose for a couple minutes into my pond to clear the lines, then add prime to the tank equal to twice the water going to be added, fish and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By BonesCJ
Giant Hygrophila

Giant Hygrophila
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 58,827
Posted By BonesCJ
I do not have my tank thread setup yet but I...

I do not have my tank thread setup yet but I might as well join the club, I will never do another planted tank again without dirt of some sort.

90 gallon
2 inches of MTS/organic TopSoil/Clay
1...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By BonesCJ
I do run carbon when the water gets too brown...

I do run carbon when the water gets too brown from tannins
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By BonesCJ
I have kept Pearl Gouramis in a similar setup and...

I have kept Pearl Gouramis in a similar setup and currently have one in my 90. They seem happy as long as they have some cover, can be skittish when first added, give them time and they will bolden...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By BonesCJ
A revision to my earlier review, the needle valve...

A revision to my earlier review, the needle valve works perfectly, its just hard to do the last tiny adjustments with your bare fingers. I broke out a pair of pliers and was able to easily dial it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By BonesCJ
Got my AquaTek rig yesterday, you are not kidding...

Got my AquaTek rig yesterday, you are not kidding how easy it is to setup. I will say I was impressed by the heft of the regulator and solenoid, very solid and easy to connect to the tank. My only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By BonesCJ
Well i am running virtually a twin of your system...

Well i am running virtually a twin of your system so if it works it should be fine.

and I do mean a twin, 90 gallon planted with 4 t8's and a dirt substrate, it is kinda funny.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By BonesCJ
Question about Co2 and Light schedule

Is there any reason I cannot run my Co2 Solenoid and my lights off the same timer? So Co2 would start flowing the same moment my lights kick on.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By BonesCJ
So from the looks of it that package would...

So from the looks of it that package would contain pretty much everything I need to get my system going, minus a diffuser and tubing. Am I seeing that right?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By BonesCJ
Where to buy Co2 Equipment?

I got a 5 lb Co2 tank for christmas but lack the next three parts, Regulator, Needle valve and Bubble counter, where would be a good place to get these parts? Either as a all in one or separetly. I...
Forum: DIY 12-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By BonesCJ
I use a maxijet 1200 and built an adapter from...

I use a maxijet 1200 and built an adapter from spare hose and parts from homedepot so it threads onto my garden hose, makes water changes a cinch
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-27-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By BonesCJ
I have left it for over 3 days with no bubbles...

I have left it for over 3 days with no bubbles low, I will recheck my seals and caps
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-27-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,696
Posted By BonesCJ
I will second this one, first book I ever good on...

I will second this one, first book I ever good on planted tanks and it has helped a bunch
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By BonesCJ
problems with DIY Co2

I am running 2 3liter bottles hooked up to a manifold and then going down a single tube to a airstone in my 90. The issue I am running into is that if the airstone is more than 6 inches below the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By BonesCJ
Question about Lights and Fans

Question, when I was running my 210 it originally had a pair of cooling fans for the t5 units, when I changed out to T8 NO bulbs I left the fans which blew across the bulbs and kept them cool enough...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By BonesCJ
Not True!!! I built a DIY auto top off for...

Not True!!!

I built a DIY auto top off for my 210 using these components
1 statuary pump from HD, 14$
Float valve, 10$
appliance timer, 7$

What i did was place the statuary pump in a 20...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By BonesCJ
How important is the Cap depth on a dirt tank?

I setup my 90 yesterday with apx 1.5-2 inches of dirt/mts then capped it with sand, looking in from the side it looks like there may be some spots that are only an inch deep in regards to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By BonesCJ
LED moonlights, I prefer the moon white vs the...

LED moonlights, I prefer the moon white vs the blue, seems such more natural. I never have a tank without moonlights
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By BonesCJ
Thanks for everyones thoughts, I really did not...

Thanks for everyones thoughts, I really did not have any particular or pointed questions. More I just wanted to throw the setup info out there and see if anyone had any suggestion, wild ideas or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By BonesCJ
No other suggestions or comments? Looks like i'm...

No other suggestions or comments? Looks like i'm good then.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By BonesCJ
I was doing it on my 210 and it did make a...

I was doing it on my 210 and it did make a noticable difference
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By BonesCJ
Proposed setup -- any suggestions?

I sold my humungo 210 gallon drilled setup in favor of something far more managable and picked up a sweet deal on a 90 (48 * 18 * 25) with stand on black friday.

Here is the proposed setup...
Forum: Substrate 11-29-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By BonesCJ
I dislike slopes, rather go flat and never have...

I dislike slopes, rather go flat and never have to worry about them settling
Forum: Substrate 11-29-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By BonesCJ
it is for the 90, I am planning on running 4...

it is for the 90, I am planning on running 4 32watt T8 bulbs so it is not going to be much beyond low/medium light with lots of root feeders. Crypts, swords, vals and the such
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