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Forum: Substrate 12-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By RampageRunner
Here's one algae grower to another, if it's just...

Here's one algae grower to another, if it's just play sand then it's most likely quite inert and will do little to affect your water chemistry. But it also won't do much for your plants either if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-01-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By RampageRunner
Brittany, Such a rise in pH can cause pH...

Brittany,

Such a rise in pH can cause pH shock to your fish. Since acidity is measured on a logarithmic scale, small changes in pH can have drastic effects on your fish; for example, a change from...
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By RampageRunner
Hi there. I recently bought a Hagen T5 HO 2x54w...

Hi there. I recently bought a Hagen T5 HO 2x54w setup and bought one power glo and one life glo bulb. The life Glo helps with plant photosynthesis using a wavelength optimal for plants and the power...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2008, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By RampageRunner
Just to let everyone know who posted to this...

Just to let everyone know who posted to this thread, I went ahead and totally removed the substrate that had been in contact with the peat. I think Laura was right about the additives because lots of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By RampageRunner
If that is true, it doesn't surprise me. I guess...

If that is true, it doesn't surprise me. I guess I've got some peat to remove. Can anyone else support the notion about mulm activating the peat?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By RampageRunner
I followed the SMS article on the articles page...

I followed the SMS article on the articles page of this forum. I followed what the author had described (but without the mulm, I did not have that) I used only a sprinkle of the peat and was still...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By RampageRunner
I just used peat from Home Depot (I'm a newb,...

I just used peat from Home Depot (I'm a newb, what can I say), I also had DIY CO2 going in and when it's going, the pH goes down from 7.2 to 6.7 whereabouts; but right now, I don't any CO2 going in....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By RampageRunner
water smell

Hey everybody, I've got a quick question.

I recently set up a 55 gallon fresh about a month and a half ago. For the past couple of weeks my water has had a bit of an odor to it. Now, I did my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By RampageRunner
A wealth of information in a few hours; this...

A wealth of information in a few hours; this place is great! Thanks everybody:thumbsup:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By RampageRunner
Water Change en Mass

Hello everyone, I have a question about water changes. I've looked at pictures in the gallery with these large, beautifully planted tanks and the owners say that they change 50% of the water every...
Forum: Lighting 05-04-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By RampageRunner
Their cycle is independent of our photo period....

Their cycle is independent of our photo period. As long as they have ample time to respire and take up light, your plants will do well despite what time of night or day you set the photo period at.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By RampageRunner
Jvalasek1, thanks for the info! I've got a...

Jvalasek1, thanks for the info! I've got a biowheel on my 20 and just started DIY CO2, I heard biowheels kill CO2 and now I know why.
Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 27,180
Posted By RampageRunner
What are you going to put in that there tank? Any...

What are you going to put in that there tank? Any ideas?
Forum: Substrate 04-13-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By RampageRunner
Thanks Paul, I really don't want to spend a ton...

Thanks Paul, I really don't want to spend a ton on substrate for a 55 tank, but I want some growth. I'll look into SMS
Forum: Substrate 04-13-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By RampageRunner
Aquariumplants.com bucket update

Hello everyone, I've looked up some old threads about the red, 5 gallon bucket that Aquariumplants.com is selling. But I can't find any posts about updates on the substrate, the best thread I could...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-11-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,267
Posted By RampageRunner
Well Lauraleel, I know the noise with ballast...

Well Lauraleel, I know the noise with ballast fans can be fixed. I've pulled them off the housing and then they're silent, they only make noise when I screw them back into the housing.
And I'll take...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-10-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By RampageRunner
A competitive contact sport without the...

A competitive contact sport without the obligations...hmmm, those are few and hard to comeby. What about Rugby? Lots of contact and many scrimages?
Everything else can yield the same results but...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-10-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,267
Posted By RampageRunner
Well it appears that my unit could use some work...

Well it appears that my unit could use some work then. Don't get my wrong, I don't like crapping on anything, it's just given me much frustrations and I merely wanted to vent. I'll see what can I can...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-10-2008, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,267
Posted By RampageRunner
Just say NO!!....To BioCubes

I bought an 8 gallon Biocube in January because I wanted to do a marine nano tank...it was the worst waste of money I believe

The ballast fans make a ton of noise, and the pump is also noisy. It's...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2008, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By RampageRunner
Another canister question....

Hey everybody, I just upgraded to a 55 gallon tank and am thinking about getting canister filter. I've done some research but would put more stock into what my fellow hobbyists would say. I've seen...
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