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Forum: Algae   02-03-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By AquaPeanut
Correct, the NO3 is just from fish food and...

Correct, the NO3 is just from fish food and what's left of the O+ tabs buried in the substrate (it's been just over 4 weeks). I'll keep an eye on the water parameters, specifically Nitrate, and see...
Forum: Algae   02-03-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
So I think things are finally starting to balance...

So I think things are finally starting to balance out now that I added a bunch of fast-growing, nitrate loving plants. They arrived last Friday but they just floated in the tank until Sunday when I...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
So raise the light or don't? I've also decreased...

So raise the light or don't? I've also decreased the photo period to 6 hours/day. I've kept CO2 at 3 bps, but I have to oxygenate the water while treating with Blue Green Slime Remover so I'm not...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
I replaced about 75% of the water on Sunday and...

I replaced about 75% of the water on Sunday and dosed nothing. I also raised the light another 4" so it's about ~14" above the substrate with a sliding glass cover. Yesterday I treated with Blue...
Forum: Algae   01-21-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
Thank you for your input! I did a half dose of...

Thank you for your input! I did a half dose of macros on Sunday after a huge water change and a 1/4 dose of micros the day after, and that's it for ferts this week. I also increased the CO2 a bit on...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 01:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
So I spent FOREVER basically re-building my...

So I spent FOREVER basically re-building my tank... here is what I did:

Last night (took HOURS!!):

Removed the plants that were covered in BGA; it's thinned out quite a bit now, but it looks...
Forum: Algae   01-17-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
Well, I'll be sure to not use O+ tabs anymore...

Well, I'll be sure to not use O+ tabs anymore then. I'm so tired of fighting BGA! I have some stuff called Blue Green Slime Remover that I heard works great at getting rid of BGA without the rest of...
Forum: Algae   01-17-2016, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,754
Posted By AquaPeanut
Losing battle with BGA... third time

Hi everyone, I could really use some help. I've torn down this 15 gallon tank and restarted it 3 times over the last year. Each time ends with a losing battle with BGA. I thought this time for sure I...
Forum: Photography   01-11-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By AquaPeanut
So is Bubble actually a girl? I just kind of...

So is Bubble actually a girl? I just kind of assume boy for some reason, but I could be very wrong.
Forum: Photography   01-11-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By AquaPeanut
Thank you! I got him from a LFS in Metro Detroit...

Thank you! I got him from a LFS in Metro Detroit called Fantastic Fins. I'm like a kid in a candy store in that place!
Forum: Photography   01-11-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By AquaPeanut
Papiliochromis ramirezi

The star of my newest tank... meet Bubble.

http://i65.tinypic.com/a3z5ol.jpg

Nikon D5500
AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-03-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By AquaPeanut
Thank you for your input! Even though I do have a...

Thank you for your input! Even though I do have a scale that measures in 0.001g, I was starting to lean toward tablespoons and tsp just to make things easier since it doesn't have to be super EXACT....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-03-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By AquaPeanut
Confused about mixing EI solutions

hello! I tore down and re-started my 15 gallon for the third time during New Year's Eve/Day. This time I decided to get serious about lighting, heavily planting, CO2, and ferts, and so far I like...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-02-2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By AquaPeanut
From what I understand, the WC day includes a...

From what I understand, the WC day includes a dose of macros after refilling the tank.

Sun: WC and macros
Mon: micros
Tues: macros
Wed: micros
Thur: macros
Fri: micros
Sat: nothing
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
I typed "finnex planted" into Amazon's search box...

I typed "finnex planted" into Amazon's search box and found it pretty easily.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-04-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By AquaPeanut
I'm filling up my paintball tanks tonight. My...

I'm filling up my paintball tanks tonight. My tank is spiraling the drain. The RCS put a pretty good dent in the algae, but my plants look even sadder as they lose their leaves. :( I stopped adding...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
Or just go for a Stingray or Planted+, but you...

Or just go for a Stingray or Planted+, but you better have your CO2 ready to go or you'll have a tank full of algae!
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
if your tank is 10" high, then the light will be...

if your tank is 10" high, then the light will be about 12" above the bottom of your tank since the light sits on legs that are about 2" high. Subtract 2-3" for the height of your substrate (sand,...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
Sure, this sticky explains it in detail:...

Sure, this sticky explains it in detail: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

Basically, using watts per gallon to measure light is an outdated practice. These days we measure...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
Since it's Finnex, it's a good light. :) you can...

Since it's Finnex, it's a good light. :) you can use the 7th PAR chart down on this post to determine how much light you'll get down to your substrate: ...
Forum: Lighting   06-03-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By AquaPeanut
Finnex Planted+ will give you high light. The...

Finnex Planted+ will give you high light. The Stingray will give you medium-high light depending on your tank dimensions. It's giving me the high side of medium I think on a 6.6 gallon tank that I...
Forum: Lighting   05-29-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By AquaPeanut
standard 15 gallon lighting question

Hi, I'm planning a 15 gallon Low Tech with Excel setup, so I'm shooting for medium light. I'm looking at the Finnex Fugeray Planted+ 24" (is there a Finnex Planted+ that's not the 24/7 [as opposed to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-28-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By AquaPeanut
That's encouraging! :) I'll add some floaters,...

That's encouraging! :) I'll add some floaters, dose macros/macros once a week and Excel daily, and see how it goes. If my LFS has some Amanos or cheap neos, I might try a few; they kinda creep me out...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-28-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By AquaPeanut
So the light is more than likely medium to high...

So the light is more than likely medium to high light at that distance? I thought that might be the case but wasn't 100% sure because of the clear plastic cover between the water and the light. It...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-28-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By AquaPeanut
Need help diagnosing my 6.6 gallon bookshelf tank

Hi everyone! I am having some kind of problem in my 6.6 gallon bookshelf tank, and I'm not sure if it's nutrients, lighting, or what. A little help from you fine, knowledgable people would be GREAT! ...
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