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Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By benjaminleebates
azoo regulator

So I got an azoo regulator kit from fosters and smith for Christmas! So I need to get a co2 tank. Is there anything special that a should know when getting one? Please tell me it works with...
Forum: Algae 12-19-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By benjaminleebates
Seachem Clarity

Should this ever be used to clear green cloudy water? Like what are the pros and cons of ever using it?
Forum: Algae 12-12-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By benjaminleebates
My tanks was great for the first year... ...

My tanks was great for the first year...
Plants, yes.
DIY Co2
Ferts, yes
10 hours of light
My tank started to go to heck last may.
Shortly after I stopped replacing the filter every month.
I...
Forum: Algae 12-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By benjaminleebates
algae bloom and light sensitivity

I just redid my tank, lasted about two weeks before algae bloom, green water. Which nutrients (if any) do I need to reduce?
One of my T8 bulbs, just reached 6 months. How likely is it that algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By benjaminleebates
I cycled my aquarium a couple years ago I used...

I cycled my aquarium a couple years ago I used straight ammonia and seeding with regular tank enzyme from the lfs. I had water sprite, moss, and moneywort. All survived the fishless cycle just fine.
Forum: Plants 12-06-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By benjaminleebates
Post a pick. Sometimes seeing what you got, will...

Post a pick. Sometimes seeing what you got, will help others in guiding what would be a nice aesthetic addition...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By benjaminleebates
Remember, mirror is not a good reflector, it...

Remember, mirror is not a good reflector, it needs to be a highly polished metal. Angles in the reflector are important, too. Otherwise, white is a better reflector that a mirror.
What plants were...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By benjaminleebates
Other issues... What plants did you try? What...

Other issues...
What plants did you try?
What is your substrate?
What is the distance from your light to surface and surface to substrate?
Do you use reflectors?
Never heard of not doing water...
Forum: Plants 12-05-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By benjaminleebates
Bacopa australis...

Bacopa australis (http://www.flowgrow.de/db/aquaticplants/bacopa-australis) does this wonderfully. I've weighted down stems or pushed them into substrate and shoots grow off.
Forum: Plants 12-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By benjaminleebates
I've always had great luck with water sprite, a...

I've always had great luck with water sprite, a little excel in the water and they go nuts.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By benjaminleebates
Salte

Slate is great at lowes. My local store has 6x6 inch ones for $.87 a piece, but the 12x12 tiles are $15 for a box (they make you buy the whole box). Use a putty knife and a mallet, then you can...
Forum: Substrate 12-03-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By benjaminleebates
Yeah. I was just really nervous. I read all...

Yeah. I was just really nervous. I read all sorts of horror stories, and so I wasn't certain as to how complex it all was. Some people were insistent that you needed to keep your old substrate for...
Forum: Substrate 12-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By benjaminleebates
Substrate Swapping, complete success!

I don't know if I was just lucky or all the research paid off (perhaps both?)
I just finished my swapping of gravel to Black Diamond sand. Here's what I have learned.
1. Rinse! I rinsed all my...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-02-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By benjaminleebates
Thanks for the tips... If the background plants...

Thanks for the tips...
If the background plants don't get as tall as I would like I will add/change. I like fuzzy plants, they share the light better than broadleafed ones...
Yeah I wish my wood...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-02-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By benjaminleebates
First Tank redux, now with Black Diamond Sand!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9414&pictureid=45081I reworked my tank with Black diamond sand, plenty of carpeting plants, once everything really gets going, I'll add or...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By benjaminleebates
I have two SAE, and I would say that you...

I have two SAE, and I would say that you shouldn't get just one. These two pretty much ignore all the other tankmates, and spend the whole day chasing each other around like cats. It's not really...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-25-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By benjaminleebates
I have tons of clear Polyester 2 mil thick at my...

I have tons of clear Polyester 2 mil thick at my disposal. It's really thin so it's easy to manage... I can't see any issue there, can you? I would be using it to help keep my substrate terraced...
Forum: Algae 11-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By benjaminleebates
My SAE's stripped my java moss. Those buggers...

My SAE's stripped my java moss. Those buggers eat everything. but they are more way for fun to watch then ottos IMO. And they will get rid of the fuzz stuff. I have never had either get rid of...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By benjaminleebates
Simple terracing...

I was thinking of a little terracing in my tank. I have found many examples of people going to amazing lengths for this effect. Could anyone tell me if there is anything wrong with a simple line of...
Forum: Fish 11-21-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By benjaminleebates
poor little yoyos... not really.

So I got a few yoyos for my tank to tank care of a really bad (IMO) snail problem. The snails are gone...completely. So now I just feed flakes and occasionally bottom feeder tablets and/or frozen...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,261
Posted By benjaminleebates
I haven't any CASO4 nor MgsO4. What would be the...

I haven't any CASO4 nor MgsO4. What would be the issue if I don't include these? Is there something locally that I can add in their place?
How about plaster of paris and epsom salt? OR is wiki...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,261
Posted By benjaminleebates
I'm curious too. I use gelcaps and osmocote, the...

I'm curious too. I use gelcaps and osmocote, the gelcaps were cheap from G nutrition center. But the balls can work their way up during rescaping and such. I was wondering if anyone has ground up...
Forum: Substrate 11-20-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By benjaminleebates
Would there be any issues with grinding up...

Would there be any issues with grinding up osmocote and working it into the clay vs using up my dry ferts?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By benjaminleebates
So I was thinking of rolling my osmocote into...

So I was thinking of rolling my osmocote into clay balls. But then when the clay breaks down, I would think that I would be in the same boat as with the 00 gelcaps? Little balls working to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-20-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By benjaminleebates
I am moving to black sand, therefore I am not...

I am moving to black sand, therefore I am not wanting to use the osmocote in gelcaps. I hear that they can work to the surface.
So I was thinking of rolling them into clay balls instead of wasting...
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