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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,562
Posted By The Big Buddha
Biggest don't for me was miracle grow. First...

Biggest don't for me was miracle grow.
First dirt tank was miracle grow, last 4 were with the mineralized top soil. Difference is night and day between the two. Insane algae problems at startup...
Forum: DIY   02-02-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By The Big Buddha
Maybe the small beer fridge DIY method? Or old...

Maybe the small beer fridge DIY method? Or old water cooler DIY?

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Forum: Fish   01-27-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By The Big Buddha
Great, thanks for the advice, i probably had...

Great, thanks for the advice, i probably had about 40 fry in the 40b and about 15 in the other tank. The 40b has a high bio load, so I moved 20/40 to the other smaller tank with lower nitrates, gave...
Forum: Fish   01-26-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By The Big Buddha
My albino cories bred....does ph affect growth?

I've had 2 albino cories in my 40b for about 5 years. Haven't changed a thing, hadn't done a water change in a month. So did nothing really to have changed any parameters. They spawned about 2 weeks...
Forum: Fish   01-23-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
  Endlers
Views: 394
Posted By The Big Buddha
I've had guppies and endlers, I prefer the...

I've had guppies and endlers, I prefer the endlers myself.

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Forum: DIY   01-02-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,252
Posted By The Big Buddha
It's great seeing people doing the DIY method,...

It's great seeing people doing the DIY method, myself I could never get it to a stable point even running multiple containers. I always fought algae due to inconsistent co2 levels. Once I went...
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By The Big Buddha
I ended up buying the foam on eBay after wasting...

I ended up buying the foam on eBay after wasting enough time and gas locally. Here's a link to the build info, hope it helps you. The clear acrylic works real well for holding the foam, I was going...
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2016, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By The Big Buddha
How much height are you missing? Will a couple of...

How much height are you missing? Will a couple of elbows and pipe lower the reg enough to fit the 10lb tank?

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Forum: Substrate   12-29-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By The Big Buddha
If you are the type who needs to rescape every 5...

If you are the type who needs to rescape every 5 mins, dirt is not for you. If you have heavy diggers as fish, dirt may not be for you either.
My only regret is not dirting all my tanks. They just...
Forum: Equipment   12-28-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By The Big Buddha
No room under a 60g? What's under the 60g? .

No room under a 60g? What's under the 60g?

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Forum: Lighting   12-28-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By The Big Buddha
Great LED for the price, I reviewed a small one...

Great LED for the price, I reviewed a small one back in June that I put on my spec....
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By The Big Buddha
Yup, no issues yet. Still doing a great job. ...

Yup, no issues yet. Still doing a great job.

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Forum: Equipment   12-27-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By The Big Buddha
Hmf? .

Hmf?

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Forum: Algae   12-27-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By The Big Buddha
If the light intensity is not adjustable, you...

If the light intensity is not adjustable, you raise the light or put a piece of screen between the light and tank. I would go that route before lowering to less than 6 hours myself. Like I said if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-27-2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By The Big Buddha
How exactly did you reseal? Can you slide a piece...

How exactly did you reseal? Can you slide a piece of paper between the tank and front stand trim in the middle section of the trim? If you repainted the outside as well, it probably wouldn't be bare...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-27-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By The Big Buddha
Most tanks that large get a bit of bowing in the...

Most tanks that large get a bit of bowing in the front glass near the middle. When you set up the tank before filling it, was the front trim of the bottom of the the tank flush up against the stand...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-27-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,475
Posted By The Big Buddha
Freshwater reef growing out of an old scale RC?...

Freshwater reef growing out of an old scale RC? Lol
Happy holidays old punk!

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Forum: Fish   12-27-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By The Big Buddha
My 65g has 3 large angels, some rummy nose, 1...

My 65g has 3 large angels, some rummy nose, 1 female krib and a pleco. My rummy count has dropped, but they are big rummy nose, age unknown, I rescued them from someone's tank tear down so I'm...
Forum: Algae   12-27-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By The Big Buddha
Don't stress it too much, in my experience, the...

Don't stress it too much, in my experience, the only tanks I ever see hair algae in are the non co2 aquariums I have. Lower the lighting a bit and I'm sure once the co2 is up and running it will be...
Forum: Lighting   11-29-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,814
Posted By The Big Buddha
This is a post from 2011. Probably best to...

This is a post from 2011.
Probably best to start your own thread on it guys ;)

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-17-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By The Big Buddha
I swear buy these. Can't beat them for the price...

I swear buy these. Can't beat them for the price either.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-equipment/968761-sunsun-surface-skimmer-pump-not-intake-skimmer.html

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-11-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By The Big Buddha
I buy all my fertz from him, trace I buy csm+b. ...

I buy all my fertz from him, trace I buy csm+b.

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-11-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By The Big Buddha
Nilocg is an active member here, he is my go to...

Nilocg is an active member here, he is my go to guy for fertz. Ordered a few times, always a quick, smooth pleasant transaction.

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Forum: Fish   11-09-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By The Big Buddha
I have some full grown ones in a 65g. They seem...

I have some full grown ones in a 65g. They seem to go through aggression phases with me. Never signs of breeding, but I find if they miss a feeding they get meaner. Lots a agression at feeding time...
Forum: Substrate   11-07-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By The Big Buddha
I'd set up a temp huge Rubbermaid, fill it with...

I'd set up a temp huge Rubbermaid, fill it with tank water slap the filter(s) on it with an airstone full blast, add the fish. Bucket the plants and get busy on it. I too wanted to try the STS on my...
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