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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By hadog
NO3 is one of the big ones to have for your...

NO3 is one of the big ones to have for your plants.

How big is your tank...2X18 is only 36 watts....not much if it is a large tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2005, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By hadog
ok thanks guys.....I have lots of room so...

ok thanks guys.....I have lots of room so placement isn't a problem. I guess it will be determined now by my wallet :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By hadog
co2 tank

Well I am just about ready to get the final parts of my co2 system.

What size tank should I get...they range in size from 2.5 lbs and up.

What would be a suitable size...my aquarium is 75g
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2005, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By hadog
Hi I tried the Jobe's spikes...nothing but...

Hi
I tried the Jobe's spikes...nothing but grief....planted small pieces deep in the substrate near the roots...now I have a bad po4 problem and lots of algae.
I did use the Jobe's made for ferns...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By hadog
Hi Your NO3 is not high enough 10-20 ppm What...

Hi
Your NO3 is not high enough 10-20 ppm What is your lighting?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By hadog
Well, what I do.....I do a 20-30% change per week...

Well, what I do.....I do a 20-30% change per week
I empty out the 20-30%. The temp of the tank is about 77degrees
I then fill up my buckets from the tap (cold/hot mix) to approx. 77 degrees....5...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By hadog
on another note, and this could be just my way of...

on another note, and this could be just my way of reading....when and to what are you adding the Stress Coat? To the new water before you put it into the tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By hadog
A 15 degree drop is pretty drastic, however, I...

A 15 degree drop is pretty drastic, however, I can't see it killing fish unless they are weak to begin with. If you were mixing 65 degree water with what what left in the tank which was at 80 then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By hadog
Glass-Gardens.com

whats the point of having an area for commerical users when they don't answer your email?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By hadog
no more algae

I have finally solved everyones algae problems.....forever

We all would like our tanks to be alage free and have great plants....when we try to get the plants growing we get algae.

So I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By hadog
Yes I understand that, I am just trying to figure...

Yes I understand that, I am just trying to figure a few little things out.
If you had a tank with no3 at 10ppm, lets say with no plants or just root feeders....would not that promote alage?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By hadog
nitrate

lately I seem to be "thinking" must come with old age :)

Am I right is saying that there is no point in upping the nitrates (10 ppm or whatever) if you have just a few plants....that it will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2005, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By hadog
kno3

This may be a little off the wall...
how much of a supply of potassium nitrate do you need? Give that dosing would be average for a 75g. What would you expect to go through?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By hadog
oopps I meant diffuser

oopps

I meant diffuser
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By hadog
reactor

I now have a reactor for my DIY CO2.
Where should I place it? Near the surface or deep in the tank or does it matter?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2005, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By hadog
Hi J I understand what Teeitup is saying but...

Hi J

I understand what Teeitup is saying but I don't know what to do if my levels are actually low. My fish are old timers.
Reading your msg has posed another question for me...if I am low in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By hadog
ok ... so I check the kit and if it is ok can I...

ok ... so I check the kit and if it is ok can I raise the nitrate level quickly or over time?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2005, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By hadog
Nitrate

Lo all


Well I am waiting for my testing stuff to arrive....I happened to go to the hardware store today to get some things. I ended up in the "pond" section.
There on sale were nitrate/nitrite...
Forum: DIY 02-01-2005, 11:00 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 167,530
Posted By hadog
I have made a few 20g in the past ...all glass. ...

I have made a few 20g in the past ...all glass.

A few years back I decided I wanted a bigger tank, the cost to buy was way out, si I looked into builting all glass.....glass in this area is really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By hadog
Thanks, I will look into this.....we have a...

Thanks, I will look into this.....we have a Dollar store so I will check that first.

Thanks again
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By hadog
Are you fellows talking about using a regular...

Are you fellows talking about using a regular potting soil type spike??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By hadog
HaHaha... I am from the old old school that...

HaHaha...

I am from the old old school that always thought you needed carbon.
From my reading I agree with you ... you just confirmed it...thanks

I am doing a water change tomorrow so I will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By hadog
Thanks for the info...but if I toss the carbon...

Thanks for the info...but if I toss the carbon what about the fish?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By hadog
filter

Lo All

With a plant and fish tank....should I be using carbon in my canister filter?

I have been reading that carbon gets rid of some elements.

If carbon is a no-no what should I be using?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By hadog
i got a large one for my 75g....works like a...

i got a large one for my 75g....works like a charm....just move it slowly
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