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Forum: Algae 03-14-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By mpb
I still wipe it out every week. The only...

I still wipe it out every week. The only difference now it is difficult to notice that it needs to be cleaned and would be perfectly ok not to clean every week. Before the UV I would also wipe only...
Forum: Algae 03-12-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By mpb
For me UV was the only thing that solved the GDA...

For me UV was the only thing that solved the GDA issue.

I had tried the “leave it alone” method and blackout method. Both without success. That is why I decided to buy the UV. Since then my tank...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By mpb
I think I will try wiht the UV on.

I think I will try wiht the UV on.
Forum: Algae 03-10-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By mpb
Do you add NO3 to your tank? Potassium...

Do you add NO3 to your tank?
Potassium Nitrate(KNO3) is generally used as NO3 supplement but it also supplies enough K.
Forum: Algae 03-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 808
Posted By mpb
Maracyn and UV

I have a BGA problem and decided to use Maracyn.

Do I need to turn off the UV sterilizer?
The instructions does not say anything about UV but I know that it affects some medicines. Is Maracyn in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mpb
Blacksunshine: I also live in Bellevue. Sorry...

Blacksunshine:
I also live in Bellevue. Sorry for the fish loss.

soh15:
That is a great idea. THX.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By mpb
Struggle with power outage

My power went out on Thursday (12/14/2006) at night and the power hasn’t yet been restored.
I have 4 tanks (50, 25, 18, 3) and a beta tank. Until now the only loss was the beta that had a swim...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-11-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,460
Posted By mpb
I am fighting with GDA also. I am trying the...

I am fighting with GDA also. I am trying the life-cycle method for 2 weeks now but I did change water. I am almost giving it up and cleaning it. I will reduce the photo period first.
I do not know...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-09-2006, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By mpb
I used the aqualight legs. First I used a dremel...

I used the aqualight legs. First I used a dremel to flatten the sides of the legs. Then I drilled a hole on the sided of the aqualight and on the legs itself. I used the same screw that came with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-25-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By mpb
chinaboy1021: I am trying to reply you pm but you...

chinaboy1021: I am trying to reply you pm but you need to delete some messages
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-19-2006, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By mpb
Fresh_newby: Current it has only 4 cherry...

Fresh_newby: Current it has only 4 cherry shrimps. I am not sure about the fish yet. Maybe a few galaxy rasbora if I can find them.

Cambyses:I am not sure if it was worth after seeing this:Finnex...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-18-2006, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,968
Posted By mpb
I have just finished assembling one. The light is...

I have just finished assembling one. The light is not strong enough and comes with 50/50 bulb.
I replaced it with the aqualight mini.

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Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,576
Posted By mpb
Here is an update after a while. The tank now...

Here is an update after a while.
The tank now has pressurized CO2. I also changed the lights. It is running 2 6500 K instead of the GE 9325K. I had the female angel they were fighting a lot.
...
Forum: Lighting 09-07-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,264
Posted By mpb
You should not use one of each. Otherwise the...

You should not use one of each. Otherwise the tank will have different colors on each side.
There are some dual colors bulbs:
65 Watt Dual 6700K Daylight/10000K White SunPaq PowerCompact Bulb -...
Forum: Lighting 09-06-2006, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By mpb
Is there any problem using 65W PC bulbs on a 55W ballast?

I need to buy a new PC bulb. I am using 2 55W. One of them burnt out. I will replace both as I want to change the color temperature.
It seems that it is cheaper if I buy a 66W one.
Do I get the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-31-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 82,514
Posted By mpb
Whitepine I will definetly have a beer on...

Whitepine

I will definetly have a beer on this bar. You can tell the owner that I am only going there because of the tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By mpb
I had the same problem. I was using a bag of...

I had the same problem. I was using a bag of aragonite inside the canister. It is realy difficult to control.
Today I am using Kent Liquid calcium.

One thing that I notice is that I am dosing...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-20-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By mpb
The AC500 is a lot. It will dissipate all your...

The AC500 is a lot. It will dissipate all your CO2. Planted tanks don’t need big filters. I use a AC200 on a 25 galons tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By mpb
My advice is to do the changes slowly. Use the...

My advice is to do the changes slowly. Use the CO2 charts only as a reference.
Decrease the PH 0.2 points and verify the behavior of the fishes. If they seems to be ok with no signs of CO2 poising,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-06-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By mpb
What is the power of the light?

What is the power of the light?
Forum: Plants 07-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By mpb
Did you bury the entire bulb?

Did you bury the entire bulb?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,396
Posted By mpb
This photo you can see 3 of my tanks. In fact...

This photo you can see 3 of my tanks. In fact there is fourth thank behind the monitor that is holding the angel fry. But it is a temporary tank....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-05-2006, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,579
Posted By mpb
Nice tank. What about the specifications? Fauna...

Nice tank.
What about the specifications? Fauna and Flora?
Forum: Fish 07-04-2006, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By mpb
I had bad experience with neon dwarf gouramis....

I had bad experience with neon dwarf gouramis. They are aggressive. A large angel will help tame the gourami. Also dwarf gouramis become will with dropsy very frequent.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,219
Posted By mpb
I initially did not remove the eggs. The parents...

I initially did not remove the eggs. The parents took good care of the eggs and removed any bad/white eggs. I moved the leaf to the breeder when they were almost free swimmers. The parents were in a...
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