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Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By flight50
A true reason why the bean is considered the best...

A true reason why the bean is considered the best by many. A true set it and forget it system once tuned in. It does involve the most plumbing and is redundant for some, but its the safest overflow...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By flight50
It really depends on what's in the tank. Both...

It really depends on what's in the tank. Both plants and fish. They can tolerate both or one or the other. What I shoot for is a slight sway in the plant leaves. If the sway is gental here, there is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By flight50
True that in some cases stickies do not cover...

True that in some cases stickies do not cover everthing. They are for guidelines. Which is why I recommend the search feature and the statement behind the search feature. They are based on hobbyist...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By flight50
Ditto. I use to run (2) AC300s on a 55g back in...

Ditto. I use to run (2) AC300s on a 55g back in the day. I too ran dual sponges and I also rotated them at water changes. I started with dual sponges at tank setup in 2001. I ended with the same...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By flight50
Yes they do but they can grow to be quite large....

Yes they do but they can grow to be quite large. Can be trouble if you have a small tank. Assassin Snails do a great job eliminating pest snails. No extra fish to get when deploy a team of AS.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By flight50
I brought up the ripple as advice to minimizing /...

I brought up the ripple as advice to minimizing / eliminating surface scum. No one likes it, no one wants it. Without some type of surface movement / skimming / ripple or what ever we want to refer...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By flight50
Welcome to the forum first off. Not to be mean...

Welcome to the forum first off.
Not to be mean or anything but between the search feature and the stickies (typically the first 1-4 post at the top of every category) they cover a lot of basic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 681
Posted By flight50
Plants are the number one cause of hitch hiking...

Plants are the number one cause of hitch hiking snails. They can be unsightly and some of us don't want them. Once their numbers get out of control, there will be some effort involved to get rid of...
Forum: Substrate 12-23-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By flight50
There is nothing organic in Flourite so ammonia...

There is nothing organic in Flourite so ammonia leeching is non existent. EC and Flourite might cost the same but the difference is the price per lb. Flourite is sold dry for the most part in 15.4 lb...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By flight50
People that flip it, usually have issues. Create...

People that flip it, usually have issues. Create it like Craigthor wrote up. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=110100&highlight=cerges+reactor. Flow in goes into the in and flow out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By flight50
I removed the spraybar on my 2213 and I the...

I removed the spraybar on my 2213 and I the output is adjacent to my powerhead. Together they push out into the tank. Surface agitation is good but if the surface is broken and not a ripple, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By flight50
I posted a link to what I found yesterday here:...

I posted a link to what I found yesterday here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=781362. Look at my post 13.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By flight50
Pretty much the activity of overall tank will be...

Pretty much the activity of overall tank will be higher. Fish, plants and BB (beneficial bacteria). The metabolism is higher.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By flight50
+1. Another thing to consider is the...

+1.
Another thing to consider is the possibility of the life span cut short. Typically your fine with providing temperatures within the range of a particular species. In a community tank, it's best...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By flight50
Look up the temp. range for both species and do...

Look up the temp. range for both species and do the average of them. This is what I typically do. Most of the fish in our hobby do very well at 75-78 which is usually the middle of their overall...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-22-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By flight50
Well there's the problem, you order from GLA...

Well there's the problem, you order from GLA instead of Nilocg. Just teasing. I just got my fertilizers from Nilocg yesterday. Great prices with shipping included. Also, I wouldn't say it has a sweet...
Forum: Substrate 12-22-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By flight50
Yes EC is lighter. That is one of the cons of it...

Yes EC is lighter. That is one of the cons of it vs other substrates. As mentioned above, its can be difficult for some plants to stay put in EC.
Forum: Substrate 12-22-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By flight50
Sweet. Talk about something that was meant to be,...

Sweet. Talk about something that was meant to be, lol What are the odds of a friend carring something such as plant soil in his car in which is about to get trashed. We just never know when things...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By flight50
Funny. I was just there yesterday morning and I...

Funny. I was just there yesterday morning and I saw those. I was looking for containers for dry fertilizers though. I ended up buying several 2qt containers they had which was way to large for me....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-22-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By flight50
For those that may be interested, I found some...

For those that may be interested, I found some nice little 6oz plastic containers for the .5-1lb packages. I picked them up this morning at Michael's while shopping for paint. I wish they were a tad...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-21-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By flight50
Thanks for the link on the concept. But actually...

Thanks for the link on the concept. But actually I read that a couple of days prior to ordering from Nilocg. Your post is what actually got me to take the plunge. I got a very good understanding on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-20-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By flight50
Well I got my package from Niloco today. I will...

Well I got my package from Niloco today. I will use the resealable bags for the time being until I can find my fancy containers. I have been reading up on EI dosing and there are some that...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By flight50
Hmmm, that has me wondering. I guess I learn a...

Hmmm, that has me wondering. I guess I learn a little something everyday around here. Flourite is a clay and majority of clay substrates have good cec. Its always been stated that Flourite is a high...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By flight50
I have heard great success stories with Active...

I have heard great success stories with Active Flora as well. The problem is getting your hands on it.

That chart looks flawed in my opinion. Looks like a typo for Flourite for sure. There is no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By flight50
I bought 2 tetras last year to break down and use...

I bought 2 tetras last year to break down and use as scrap to make 8 sets of weirs for my 8 40g breeders. It didn't turn out so well as the glass cutter I was using at the time, made crappy cuts. I...
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