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Forum: Tank Journals   01-12-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By summerboy1958
I have been considering Aragonite (nature's...

I have been considering Aragonite (nature's Ocean) for my Multi tank. What brand of Cichlid sand did you buy? Dark or light?
Forum: Tank Journals   12-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,607
Posted By summerboy1958
Very cool

This is great thread!! I have a planted 20 h that I am going to break down and clean thoroughly due to a bad case of BBA. I have mostly annubias, java fern and crypts. Since I already have a...
Forum: Lighting   09-14-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By summerboy1958
24" Corallite on a 20L

Hi,

I currently have a 20 gallon (24"x12"x16") high tank, low tech. I have mostly crypts, annubis, and java ferns and don't have any plans for other types. Glass top with a 24" standard Coralife...
Forum: Algae   08-22-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By summerboy1958
Confirmation on BBA plan

I have wha appears to be BBA growing on a piece of manzanita wood to which I have glued various java ferns and annubias. I have no other BBA present. I let the tank get away from me for a while,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-18-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By summerboy1958
x3 for Msjinkzd. Stocked my planted 20 h with...

x3 for Msjinkzd. Stocked my planted 20 h with fish and amanos from her. All doing great!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By summerboy1958
Betta132 - I got all my "critters" ( fish,...

Betta132 - I got all my "critters" ( fish, shrimps and snails) from Msjinxzd maybe a month ago.

acitydweller - That is 35 minutes of ripping and tearing it up to get the soggy pad out before more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By summerboy1958
*&%$*&*^&*&_(*

Sigh......

I walked in the house around 6:30 this evening after an all day meeting. Into the kitchen thinking about dinner. Looked up a the ceiling..........

^&%$(*&^)*&^%*%

Run upstairs...
Forum: Lighting   01-19-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By summerboy1958
Helping out my son

My son has a 29 gallon tank (30" long, 12 deep, 18.5" high) with the old classic black plastic cover and lamp. The lamp is rated for 20w and has a single 17 watt bulb (no other info is on the bulb)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By summerboy1958
Many thanks to bettatail!

Iím not sure where this thread should go, so Moderators, move it if needed.



I have posted a few threads about my new tank, a 20 h in which I was going to try some new things, the biggest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By summerboy1958
Great data, thanks to you both. Happy Holidays...

Great data, thanks to you both. Happy Holidays and New Year to you both!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-25-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By summerboy1958
how to plant

I'm interested in better understanding how plant like to grow and how to plant them. Info like how deep to plant, do the roots need to be showing, correct planting density for various types.
...
Forum: Plants   12-23-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By summerboy1958
New 20 Gallon high (24" x 16" x12")

I had this over in Aquascaping, but it probably belongs over here:

I'll start cycling my 20 high this weekend (fishless and plantless, but I am moving an existing bio wheel from an established...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-22-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By summerboy1958
20 gallon plant selection

I'll start cycling my 20 high this weekend (fishless and plantless, but I am moving an existing bio wheel from an established tank to the new one to get a start). Coral life 24" T5NO light, ECO...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-22-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By summerboy1958
drowning in snails

I also have about 30,000,000 snails (could be 30 billion, who can count that high). They come up out of the gravel at night, when the world is asleep. Thought they were "cute" when there were 10,...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By summerboy1958
Bettatail, PM sent

Bettatail, PM sent
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-21-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By summerboy1958
My new 20

I currently have a 30 l that i do weekly 50% water change and then dose with liquid ferts for weekly EI (used this calculator http://calc.petalphile.com/ ). Seems to work ok. I am still working out...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By summerboy1958
CO2 Kits

I sitting here, staring at the latest deliveries from PetSmart and That Fish Place. Goodies for my next tank, a 20H (filter, substrate, light, heater, etc). I'm still sorting through the issues...
Forum: Substrate   12-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By summerboy1958
How do others clean their filter media w/o...

How do others clean their filter media w/o killing the bacteria? I have a HOB with 2 filter media sections (no carbon). At the end of 2 weeks, it is covered with a brown mess. I have to use the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-18-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By summerboy1958
OK, I think I get it. My ECO complete is...

OK, I think I get it. My ECO complete is sustaining the higher readings and since I am adding ~150 ppm + ferts, that will keep the TDS up, so I need to let the system equalize over time and should...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-17-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By summerboy1958
wkndracer, Here are the answers What is...

wkndracer,

Here are the answers

What is you tanks actual water volume filled - 25 gals, assuming 2" of substrate and wood.

TDS before a WC - 305

How much water was changed - ~15 gal
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By summerboy1958
Water parameter help

I have a planted with wood 30 long, Eco complete substrate, low tech (excel). I have a corallife regular output light. I use liquid ferts and do a 50% water change very week. I have a wild caught...
Forum: Lighting   12-08-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By summerboy1958
Effect of tannins on PAR

I have a 30 long with a coral life freshwater light. It has the stock bulbs. My tank is low tech. The chart in the sticky by Hoppy indicates that I have about 35 PAR now. I would like to start...
Forum: Substrate   11-30-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By summerboy1958
I want to use MTS in my next 20 high. I learned...

I want to use MTS in my next 20 high. I learned about boiling a topsoil/clay mix rather than the wet/dry cycle. Anyone else try that?

I'm planning shrimp, scarlet badis and small rasboras with...
Forum: Substrate   11-26-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By summerboy1958
I really like the idea of using backyard dirt. ...

I really like the idea of using backyard dirt. My soil is already very clumpy, even in the garden, but it does break up when you work it. Not like the gray clay from my Virginia background. I...
Forum: Substrate   11-26-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By summerboy1958
Is there a "correct" amount of clay, cal/mag, and...

Is there a "correct" amount of clay, cal/mag, and iron that should be added? Is there a rule of thumb for weight based percentages (for example the best mix is 85% MTS, 5 % clay, blah, blah, blah)? ...
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