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Forum: Substrate 03-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By AUAV8R
I think I'm going to stick with around an inch of...

I think I'm going to stick with around an inch of soil to a 1 1/2 to 2 inch cap. I am really apprehensive to go much deeper for fear of yet another failure. I didn't move my plants but I did make the...
Forum: Substrate 03-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By AUAV8R
I found this exact brand at my local store. ...

I found this exact brand at my local store.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/amaco-mexican-pottery-clay/
I haven't used it yet but I've seen people using this stuff...
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By AUAV8R
If you have a Michaels arts and craft store...

If you have a Michaels arts and craft store nearby, I've found Mexican potting clay there. I've used Hartz PH5 in the past. I found that at the dollar store...
Forum: Substrate 03-16-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By AUAV8R
I had black diamond in there before, I really...

I had black diamond in there before, I really liked how the plants stood out with the black but it just didn't look natural to me. I have strait safe t sorb in there now and really like the look but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By AUAV8R
+1 on surface skimmer. I had the same problem, I...

+1 on surface skimmer. I had the same problem, I would manually skim the surface during water changes but the slick would be back the next day. I bought a surface skimmer that hooks up to my filter...
Forum: Substrate 03-12-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By AUAV8R
My plan, and a few questions on dirted tank

So third times a charm for me hopefully. I have tried MGOPM tanks with black diamond cap twice in the past with disastrous results that I attribute to anaerobic conditions. I had 3 inches of MGOPM...
Forum: Fish 03-07-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By AUAV8R
I think it's normal. When my lights come on in...

I think it's normal. When my lights come on in the morning, my rummy nose have very little red. Stress will also cause them to lose their color. Anything from doing tank maintenance, to adding a new...
Forum: Substrate 03-04-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By AUAV8R
If it is slow release ferts, is this soil safe to...

If it is slow release ferts, is this soil safe to use for MTS?
Forum: Substrate 03-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By AUAV8R
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=51410&title=imageb.jpg
Forum: Substrate 03-04-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By AUAV8R
Yellow balls in top soil

I bought a cheap bag of top soil from Home Depot. I started the soak process and am finding little yellow water filled balls everywhere. Some people say they are fertilizer, others say some sort of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By AUAV8R
I had a lot of bubbles and substrate bulging. It...

I had a lot of bubbles and substrate bulging. It smelt like pond scum and when I broke the tank down, it made the whole house smell horrible. I thought it might have been too deep but wanted to get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By AUAV8R
Amazon sword and mostly crypts and a couple of...

Amazon sword and mostly crypts and a couple of onion plants in a standard 75 gallon. I have a single Sun Blaze T5HO light with excellent reflector and no CO2. Both times were in this 75gallon. My...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By AUAV8R
MGOPM/black diamond

I have tried a couple of MGOPM tanks with a black diamond cap and both were failures. The only thing I can think of is that the soil became compacted in some areas and became anaerobic. I battled...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 07-22-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By AUAV8R
I thought it looked like a 3 stripe too looking...

I thought it looked like a 3 stripe too looking at the carapace, but it appears to only have one hinge on the plastron...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9149&pictureid=34681...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 07-21-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By AUAV8R
Mud/Musk turtle ID

I found this little guy crossing the road, can someone tell me what kind? I know it is a musk or mud turtle...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9149&pictureid=34665...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By AUAV8R
No, I was under the impression that using MGOPM I...

No, I was under the impression that using MGOPM I wouldn't need root tabs or dosing. The tank has been running for about three months now and I'm trying to do a low maintenance tank similar to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By AUAV8R
Sword defficientcy?

What could be causing my Amazon Swords growth to be deformed (curved leaves) with holes in the leaves? The growth of them and some of my other plants is very slow almost nonexistent. It's a standard...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,202
Posted By AUAV8R
I recently had an outbreak in an established tank...

I recently had an outbreak in an established tank and was baffled. I finally figured out what I had changed a few months ago. I had been having trouble with my nerites shells eroding and I heard that...
Forum: Substrate 04-18-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By AUAV8R
My one and only attempt with a dirt tank did...

My one and only attempt with a dirt tank did exactly the same thing. I'll be watching this thread closely as I am planning on trying it again soon. I thought maybe my problem was that I used Miracle...
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By AUAV8R
I did the soak and skim thing on a tank about a...

I did the soak and skim thing on a tank about a year ago and it failed miserably. I think my mistake was using Miracle Grow Organic Garden Soil. The tank did well for a month or two but I noticed my...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By AUAV8R
What do in need, and where can I find it?

I had paintball CO2 a while back and I eventually got tired of having to refill my tank every two weeks. I would like to try it again but I want to be able to turn it off automatically when the...
Forum: Algae 03-25-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By AUAV8R
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albu...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9149&pictureid=23682
Forum: Algae 03-25-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By AUAV8R
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albu...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=9149&pictureid=23674
Forum: Algae 03-25-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By AUAV8R
Osmocote plus root tabs

Osmocote plus root tabs
Forum: Algae 03-24-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By AUAV8R
This tank has been running for at least six...

This tank has been running for at least six months now so I know it's not the "new tank" issue. I have used metricide which is basically the same thing as excel but not regularly. As far as current,...
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