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Forum: Lighting 11-22-2013, 04:05 AM
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Posted By austinramirez
Question 6 Gallon Nano Cube LEDs: will they work?

I have a 6 gallon nano cube I used for a small reef tank but I want to go back to planted. The lighting is 6 cree LED Bulbs (3 blue, 3 white) for a total wattage of 7.8W. I just want to fill the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-13-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By austinramirez
I thought these don't kick in until August? ...

I thought these don't kick in until August?
http://explorernews.com/news/article_c9925782-755c-11e2-9124-001a4bcf887a.html

Good to know though, Thanks!
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By austinramirez
+1 and dwarf sag doesn't carpet like DHG or...

+1

and dwarf sag doesn't carpet like DHG or HC. It shoots out runners but is still more spaced out and taller than the others.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By austinramirez
jbrady33, you are a genius. I have been trying...

jbrady33, you are a genius. I have been trying to figure out how to mount anubias on my tank walls. So simple and cheap!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By austinramirez
It was explained to me once that raising the temp...

It was explained to me once that raising the temp doesn't kill off the ick immediately, but speeds up the life cycle so it dies sooner. That might be why you are seeing more ick.

What makes you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By austinramirez
Maybe you can setup a quarantine/grow out tank?...

Maybe you can setup a quarantine/grow out tank? Those are really helpful to have in case of emergency. I used to keep a $20 5 gallon kit from walmart full of java moss and RCS with only a sponge...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By austinramirez
Not for long! :icon_lol: my rams used to feast on...

Not for long! :icon_lol: my rams used to feast on my shrimp in a densely planted tank. They cleared over 40 shrimp in about a week. If you have african cichlids then they will disappear even more...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By austinramirez
Is this a good enough light for my tank?

I have a 20 gallon long and I plan on using tom barr's low tech method. Is this light good enough?
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-11-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By austinramirez
my other plants will be anubias, java fern, and...

my other plants will be anubias, java fern, and riccia so I am not worried about those.

I have used root tabs before, but had a large algal bloom and have been wary ever since. Maybe it was a bad...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-11-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By austinramirez
Are root tabs needed?

I was wondering if I could get some input on whether or not to use root tabs. I plan on having dwarf sag in pool filter sand while dosing csm+b, KNO3, and KH2PO4. Will I need root tabs or will...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By austinramirez
I use an AC70 on my 20L with the flow setting at...

I use an AC70 on my 20L with the flow setting at the lowest possible and I love it. I'm sure an AC50 would work just as well. I can't speak for the fluval c's (which look awesome by the way), but...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By austinramirez
Thanks Hoppy, that's what I was afraid of. What...

Thanks Hoppy, that's what I was afraid of. What about a fixture with two 14W T5NO bulbs instead?
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By austinramirez
Is this too much light for my low tech set up?

I have a dual bulb T5HO fixture I want to use on a 20 gallon long. I'm planning on using the non-CO2 method Tom Barr outlines here http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/2817-Non-CO2-methods

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By austinramirez
well if they were going to get eaten...

well if they were going to get eaten anyway...haha i guess you could always set up a grow out tank. my girlfriend says the same thing when I don't separate my endler fry. survival of the fittest!
Forum: Substrate 08-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,366
Posted By austinramirez
400 lbs sounds like way too much. I used about a...

400 lbs sounds like way too much. I used about a bag and a half for my 55 gallon tank
Forum: Substrate 08-05-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By austinramirez
wow I have never seen that used,that is awesome....

wow I have never seen that used,that is awesome. what kind of foam is that?
Forum: Substrate 01-24-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By austinramirez
I don't know the lifespan, but I renew my eco by...

I don't know the lifespan, but I renew my eco by using pfertz root tabs every 6 months instead of buying brand new substrate. however if you want to switch it out, aquasoil is really good after the...
Forum: Substrate 01-22-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By austinramirez
thanks for clearing that up indignation. my...

thanks for clearing that up indignation. my mistake was assuming it having nutrients = fertilized substrate
Forum: Substrate 01-21-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By austinramirez
RO water will help a lot to soften your tap...

RO water will help a lot to soften your tap water. I'm not sure how much one bag of AS will lower it, but it will. also be careful as eco complete RAISES the pH for some people in the...
Forum: Substrate 01-20-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By austinramirez
I have used eco complete exclusively and grown...

I have used eco complete exclusively and grown glosso, hc, dwarf haigrass and tons of stems with great success. After about 6 months i put in pfertz or rootmedic root tabs for good measure. don't...
Forum: Substrate 01-20-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By austinramirez
eco complete IS "fertilized" substrate... no...

eco complete IS "fertilized" substrate...
no need to mix it with anything else
Forum: Plants 01-20-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By austinramirez
it helps, but is not necesary. I usually cut the...

it helps, but is not necesary. I usually cut the root shorter to make it easier to plant
Forum: Plants 01-20-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By austinramirez
take the hairgrass out of the pot and remove the...

take the hairgrass out of the pot and remove the rockwool. then place the hairgrass in a large bowl of water. loosen the bundle of grass, you'll see that the hairgrass grows in lines connected by...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-20-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By austinramirez
I had a 10 gallon set up with blue gravel and...

I had a 10 gallon set up with blue gravel and electric blue cichlids. I first got it when i was 10, and whenever I started the siphon on the gravel vac i ALWAYS got water in my mouth lol hated it
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By austinramirez
^^ +1 CO2 for sure. even 8" above the tank your...

^^ +1 CO2 for sure. even 8" above the tank your HO fixture is going to put out tons of light, and with EI dosing the CO2 will be needed. excel helps to a certain extent, but not enough with a setup...
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