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Forum: Equipment   06-12-2016, 07:33 PM
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Posted By livingword26
Or you could just get a 2215 now, and another one...

Or you could just get a 2215 now, and another one when you get a larger tank. Then you could alternate cleaning times, and not have to worry about your bacteria. Of course you could also just get the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By livingword26
Having an 80 degree tank is one of those...

Having an 80 degree tank is one of those petco/persmart myths that their employees tell everyone, I do believe that this is the top edge of the acceptable range, personally. I have a low tech tank...
Forum: Algae   06-06-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By livingword26
I've wondered about organic matter. I do have a...

I've wondered about organic matter. I do have a lot of wood in this little tank. The purigen keeps the tannins at bay, but I am using only coarse filter pads. I have been thinking about finding...
Forum: Algae   06-06-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By livingword26
My light period is at 7 hours a day. Finnex...

My light period is at 7 hours a day. Finnex Stingray at 20" above substrate. I keep my NPK at around 5-1-5, and dose Flourish for micros weekly. I am also dosing Excel. I am feeding my critters very...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-05-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By livingword26
I was wondering about that. I only have 1 bag for...

I was wondering about that. I only have 1 bag for my 10 gallon. I thought about getting another one to switch out, when regeneration was needed, but I was afraid that in long term storage (3 to 4...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-05-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By livingword26
Sounds like a good process. I would hope Seachem...

Sounds like a good process. I would hope Seachem would, perhaps, add a little more info to their instructions.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-05-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By livingword26
Purigen Regeneration Observation

Ok. First time renewing my Purigen, It was very dark brown. I put it in the 50/50 bleach water solution and set it on the porch with a loose lid on it. I checked on it every few hours, and after...
Forum: Algae   06-05-2016, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By livingword26
Its a shortened form of the scientific name of...

Its a shortened form of the scientific name of Red Cherry Shrimp and their close relatives, (Neocaridina Davidi). Mine are a blue form called Blue Diamond Shrimp
Forum: Algae   06-04-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By livingword26
Thank you roadmaster for your input. Well I...

Thank you roadmaster for your input.

Well I do not appear to have suffered any losses. In fact I found 5 baby neo's in the cannister, so I actually came out +5. Could I, or should I do a follow up...
Forum: Algae   06-04-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By livingword26
Clean Out, and BBA Kill

Tomorrow I am going to do a large water change, remove my driftwood with Chrismas moss and Anubias, pull up my hygro stems and spray them all down with standard 3% H2O2, then rinse them off, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-03-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By livingword26
Its good that you are compassionate for your...

Its good that you are compassionate for your pets. No one likes to loose one. All you can do is try to learn from your mistakes. Don't listen to what they tell you at the pet stores, ask your...
Forum: Equipment   05-24-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By livingword26
Just in case you don't have one of these, this...

Just in case you don't have one of these, this has quite a bit of information:

http://www.aquaone.co.uk/documents/Aquis500-1200_instructions_lowres_new.pdf
Forum: Algae   05-21-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By livingword26
Ok thanks.

Ok thanks.
Forum: Finnex   05-20-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By livingword26
Why hasn't this been answered. Theres no way you...

Why hasn't this been answered. Theres no way you guys haven't done any par research on these units. There is so much conflicting and contradictory information on the internet about it, there is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-20-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By livingword26
Water temperature changes pretty slowly compared...

Water temperature changes pretty slowly compared to air. If your just talking about opening the door momentarily, and your basement is heated, then I wouldn't think there would be a problem.
Forum: Algae   05-20-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By livingword26
I have an HOB and a Cannister, in a 10 gallon...

I have an HOB and a Cannister, in a 10 gallon tank. And all most all of the algae is in high flow areas.
Forum: Algae   05-20-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By livingword26
Always the Same Algae Problems

My tank specs are listed in my signature. I have had this set up for about 3 months. I have 1 piece of Mopani and 2 pieces of Malaysian Driftwood, and 100 mg of purgen to keep the tannins down. I...
Forum: Plants   05-19-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By livingword26
Though you might find this interesting: Iron...

Though you might find this interesting:

Iron Deficiency in Ludwigia sp. « Deficiency Finder (http://deficiencyfinder.com/?page_id=686)


It looks to me like your plants are showing signs of...
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By livingword26
Depending on how fine the pre-filter sponge is,...

Depending on how fine the pre-filter sponge is, those can clog pretty quick, they also cut down of the surface area of the inlet. It would be better if you could put the plastic inlet piece and put...
Forum: Plants   05-16-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By livingword26
According to the "Fertilator" at Aquatic Plant...

According to the "Fertilator" at Aquatic Plant Central,

Aquatic Plant Central (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/fertilator.php)


These are the recommended dosage levels:

Nitrate...
Forum: Plants   05-16-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By livingword26
Well, I'll be the first to admit that I don't...

Well, I'll be the first to admit that I don't know everything, but I do not believe anything needs a 100 par to grow. You have had your tank up for 4 months, and not run into any algae problems, that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-14-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By livingword26
Pure CO2. I used it for years. Rex Grigg used to...

Pure CO2. I used it for years. Rex Grigg used to have a chart of where you could get refills in the U.S. but I cant seem to find it. If you go to a fire extinguisher shop and ask for a CO2 refill,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-14-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By livingword26
I always got mine refilled at a fire extinguisher...

I always got mine refilled at a fire extinguisher shop.
Forum: Plants   05-13-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By livingword26
According to this chart: ...

According to this chart:

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss176/Hoppycalif/PARvsDistT5VariousLights.jpg

From this thread:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By livingword26
I would cut my photoperiod, raise the lights,...

I would cut my photoperiod, raise the lights, turn the co2 down a bit, and cut down on the food. Try to low tech it. I'm not sure what kind of plants you have, if you have some demanding ones, that...
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