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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,814
Posted By jbig
definitely do not drink it unless you're going to...

definitely do not drink it unless you're going to treat it or you're dying (you'll die a little quicker)

ever seen the show naked and afraid? just about every single person who says f**k it and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By jbig
how big is the tank/why do you find it easier to...

how big is the tank/why do you find it easier to dose daily? pressurized co2 maintenance is fairly easy.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,290
Posted By jbig
super awesome set up.

super awesome set up.
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,249
Posted By jbig
Also, for anyone using this light on a mr aqua...

Also, for anyone using this light on a mr aqua 12g:

http://www.guitarfish.org/2013/05/30/satellite-freshwater-led-review-part-2-par-readings

according to guitarfish, these are the PAR readings...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,249
Posted By jbig
As requested! My Mr aqua 12g long: Current...

As requested! My Mr aqua 12g long:
Current sat. +
Eheim 2213
Pressurized co2 (inline)
EI dosing + excel

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/25/5896d452d1f37e9ccdd0a9fc3eb997e4.jpg
Forum: Lighting 09-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,249
Posted By jbig
these lights are fantastic on my mr aqua 12g...

these lights are fantastic on my mr aqua 12g long. i'm 110% loving the ability to move my par from anywhere around 90/80 all the way down to 30/40. It makes trouble shooting algae issues a piece of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By jbig
do you know your tds count? i have an...

do you know your tds count? i have an outrageously high tds reading from my tap water (800-900) and i believe that successfully eliminates all my shrimp over time.
Forum: Algae 08-27-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By jbig
some of that looks like staghorn algae to me. not...

some of that looks like staghorn algae to me. not hair algae.
Forum: Algae 08-25-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By jbig
I eventually added some oto cats and i believe...

I eventually added some oto cats and i believe they decimated the problem. Still not sure if it was diatoms or not (i've never seen diatoms look like that) but it went away after the addition of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By jbig
I have very hard water as well. ...

I have very hard water as well.

Unfortunately I'm not sure how water hardness affects macro and micro nutrients. I have come to my conclusions based on process of elimination/guess and check. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 833
Posted By jbig
i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long...

i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long so those PAR charts from guitarfish are pretty exact for me.

I had mine set for full spectrum, got a crazy amount of staghorn, dropped it to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,629
Posted By jbig
This is a truly beautiful setup!

This is a truly beautiful setup!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,200
Posted By jbig
awesome looking tank!

awesome looking tank!
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By jbig
i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my...

i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my tanks. in both cases it went through a melting period (some melted, some didn't) and then bounced back. it grows tall in my 12g long so i keep it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By jbig
i lost all of my cherries over the course of a...

i lost all of my cherries over the course of a week or two about 4 months ago. my tds count was between 800 and 900.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,822
Posted By jbig
I have the exact same set up as you. and by the...

I have the exact same set up as you. and by the exact same set up, i mean the tank, light, co2, and stand. looks great though! good luck with the HC carpets, i'm currently working on a micro sword...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By jbig
i feed mine flake food, freeze dried blood worms,...

i feed mine flake food, freeze dried blood worms, and freeze dried brine shrimp. i normally alter the days i feed them the blood worms/shrimp while keeping the flake food a constant.
Forum: Algae 06-19-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By jbig
you need some form of nitrates. 0ppm of nitrates...

you need some form of nitrates. 0ppm of nitrates isn't really a good thing
Forum: Algae 06-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By jbig
I'm going to try increasing no3 levels actually. ...

I'm going to try increasing no3 levels actually. I ran a nitrate test yesterday and it came up at 10ppm. I've be dosing po4 normally and no no3 at all because the no3 levels in my tap water are...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 274,135
Posted By jbig
My most recent tank shot. Has been set up for...

My most recent tank shot. Has been set up for about a month now

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/16/yjeja9yj.jpg

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Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By jbig
you need at least some flow or movement, just...

you need at least some flow or movement, just don't leave your filter media in. i've used a net to agitate the water and keep it constantly moving. If you have a canister filter (like i do), turn it...
Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By jbig
the link greaser84 provided is the thread that...

the link greaser84 provided is the thread that will give step by step instructions on how to do the one-two punch method.
Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By jbig
try the one-two punch method. just don't overdose...

try the one-two punch method. just don't overdose your tank with hydrogen peroxide or you'll lose your fish and bacteria.

Or just spot treat with hydrogen peroxide. I'm not 100% if it works on...
Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By jbig
I'm pretty much doing all of these things except...

I'm pretty much doing all of these things except raising the light. I would prefer to do that as a last resort, many people seem to have these lights at the surface with no issues. I do 50% WC every...
Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By jbig
Any suggestions on getting rid of it? I'm going...

Any suggestions on getting rid of it? I'm going to keep my eye on it but I don't want it to get out of hand. I started doing small doses of excel daily in an attempt to keep other algae at bay until...
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