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Forum: Plants 01-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By scoupland
They aren't holes, but the spots look like that...

They aren't holes, but the spots look like that are thin, almost translucent like you can see through them.
Forum: Plants 01-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By scoupland
Spots on plants

What are these spots on my plants? It is not detritus or soil--they can't be blow off. They are on the broad leaf plants like Nesaea pedicellata 'Golden', Ludwigia sphaerocarpa, Tonina lotus blossom,...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By scoupland
Reducing pump flow

I have a Octopus Bubble Blaster 1000s pump that I use for CO2 diffusion in a planted tank. CO2 is fed into the venturi of the 1000s needle wheel pump. The output goes to a 20” cerges reactor and then...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By scoupland
E.I. and Purigen

I am using the E.I. method to fertilize. I am also have a bag of Purigen in my W/D filter and am wondering if it removes nutrients from the water column.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By scoupland
CO2 and UV sterilizer

I have my CO2 fed into a venturi intake of a needlewheel pump which pumps into a 20"x2" filter housing (for diffusion) and back to the inlet of my return pump. Would it be okay to run the CO2 rich...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By scoupland
Filter housing size for verge reactor

I have a 80 gal tank with a W/D filter. I will run CO2 into a venturi intake of a NW pump (Reef Octopus Bubble Blaster HY-1000s) with a water flow rate of 150gph. I want to add a reactor after the...
Forum: Algae 08-21-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By scoupland
Great advice!. About how long do I need to leave...

Great advice!. About how long do I need to leave the peroxide on the BBA--1 min, 30 mi-- before it does its killing thing?
Forum: Algae 08-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By scoupland
I am using pressurized CO2. I misspoke and I...

I am using pressurized CO2. I misspoke and I understand higher levels of CO2 resulting in lower pH will help prevent BBA. I am tinkering with the CO2 system and think I have corrected the problem.
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Forum: Algae 08-21-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By scoupland
That's helpful. I do inject CO2 but I don't think...

That's helpful. I do inject CO2 but I don't think my external reactor is functioning properly so the relationship between BBA and low CO2 levels makes sense. Do you know if the CO2 is lowered, will...
Forum: Algae 08-20-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By scoupland
What is this algae?

Can someone tell me what type of algae this is, and how to get rid of it? It is really hard to physically remove from the wood. See the photo "algae on driftwood at this photobucket link. Thanks for...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By scoupland
Then what is the best test for kH? I have been...

Then what is the best test for kH? I have been using a Sera kit but it doesn't seem to be that accurate.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By scoupland
Alkalinity checker

Has anyone used the Hanna Instruments 775 alkalinity checker for freshwater measurement of kH?
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By scoupland
Helpful reply--thanks. I will get some...

Helpful reply--thanks. I will get some clarification on what I am doing with my CO2 from Tom Barr.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By scoupland
Measuring CO2

What is the best way to measure CO2 in ppm?
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By scoupland
Enough light?

My planted tank is 48"L x 24"D. I have 2, 48" TrueLumen Pro LED 8000K lights on the tank. They are 17" from the soil surface. I started the tank with the DSM and the plants grew very well. The...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By scoupland
Danio erythromicron

I have read that the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora, Danio erythromicron does not like acidic water (the pH in my planted tank is 6.7). They purportedly prefer a pH of 7.0-8.0. Any experience with this fish...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By scoupland
Bad analogy for me because pizza is my favorite...

Bad analogy for me because pizza is my favorite food, but I get your point. Any particular brand/type of flake or pellet foods that are your favorites?
Forum: Fish 07-15-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By scoupland
Adding tetras

I have an 85 gallon planted tank with CO2. My filtration is a W/D filter and a UV sterilizer. I started it as a DSM tank and it has been filled with water and plants for about 2 months. I am going to...
Forum: Fish 07-14-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By scoupland
Feeding tetras

I am new to planted tanks and getting ready to add fish to my tank. I plan to add tetras (e.g., cardinals, red, green). What do you feed them and how often (once, twice/day)? I saw on LA's website...
Forum: Algae 06-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By scoupland
How about the dosage level?

How about the dosage level?
Forum: Algae 06-29-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By scoupland
In Florida erythromycin is free at Publix.

In Florida erythromycin is free at Publix.
Forum: Algae 06-29-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By scoupland
Erythromycin for humans and BGA

Can I use erythromycin prescribed for humans to treat BGA, or is a product like Aquarium Pharmaceuticals EM Erythromycin which has other ingredients in it more effective? If using erythromycin from...
Forum: Plants 04-04-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By scoupland
Mosses: Are they just weeds?

Someone recently told me that he avoids using mosses in his tanks because they become weeds or pests. They frag easily and have the potential to take over a tank, and that once this happens it is...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By scoupland
I got my manzanita from Tom Barr. Here is a link....

I got my manzanita from Tom Barr. Here is a link. He has other pieces beyond what you see posted. Just PM him.
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Forum: Lighting 03-01-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By scoupland
Steve001--I looked at the thread you noted and...

Steve001--I looked at the thread you noted and see that you put together an array of lights that allowed you to achieve a very high CRI. How much do the particular colors of the lights matter? For...
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