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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By chinaboy1021
Anybody keep their tank at eye level?

Hi guys,

Anybody keep their tank at eye level (ie. 4 foot stand)? I'm not so much concerned about going up a ladder to do maintenance. Is there any issues with light leakage from a hanging light...
Forum: Fish Today, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By chinaboy1021
That's totally fine for rams, but it's important...

That's totally fine for rams, but it's important to make sure the swing is gradual. For example, how many hours does it take to drop from mid 7 to mid 6? Try extending that through several hours. I...
Forum: Plants 04-30-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By chinaboy1021
Mine grows (emersed) just as it does submersed. ...

Mine grows (emersed) just as it does submersed.

This video will show you a lot I guess...from one of the members here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bK_kfbLN3M
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,609
Posted By chinaboy1021
Alright thanks! Really digging your tank's...

Alright thanks!

Really digging your tank's contrast.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,609
Posted By chinaboy1021
I love that black back panel and that black sand....

I love that black back panel and that black sand. What kind of sand is that? Is it readily available?

Also root tabs, is it okay if you uproot them when replanting?

Btw, the one Altinic bulb...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By chinaboy1021
I have a 2217 on my 50 gallon (36"). It's not...

I have a 2217 on my 50 gallon (36"). It's not enough mechanical filtration for me with 30+ fish and very heavily planted. I supplement flow with 2 x Hydor Evolution 425s but I'm still finding more...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By chinaboy1021
That looks amazing. What kind of gravel is that?

That looks amazing. What kind of gravel is that?
Forum: Plants 04-16-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By chinaboy1021
Question regarding emersed setups

Hi guys,

I've looked around, question:

What is the purpose of multiple pots into the container which is then filled with free standing water? Why not just put soil into the tank/bin and plant...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By chinaboy1021
Perfect timing - I had the same question.

Perfect timing - I had the same question.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By chinaboy1021
Most aesthetically pleasing powerhead?

Hey guys,

Looking for the most aesthetically pleasing wave maker/power head for my 50 gallon. I've considered Ecotech MP10s, it's nice other than price. I don't need the fancy stuff, just the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By chinaboy1021
I think I remember seeing your username 10 years...

I think I remember seeing your username 10 years ago when I first signed up, then I took a 10 year break.

Btw your hardscape, I think the right side island is a bit too square. Left side looks...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By chinaboy1021
That Rotala sp. Bonsai melting, I've had that...

That Rotala sp. Bonsai melting, I've had that same issue. When I throw it back into an emersed setup, it grows fine. When it's inside my aquarium, I find that the bottom portion would melt but the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,333
Posted By chinaboy1021
How do you keep your humidity so high? Is it that...

How do you keep your humidity so high? Is it that you have a lot of water in your tank and an airstone? Really nice growth.

I have an emersed setup with plastic bins and just potting soil....
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By chinaboy1021
Why can't sand deliver excellent growth?

Hey guys,

I'm curious about one thing. It's been mentioned that plants absorb nutrients through the water column (aside from heavy root feeders like crypts and swords). So why is there so much...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By chinaboy1021
Growout/propagation tank - immersed or emmersed?

Hey guys,

I'm looking to setup a two 160 gallon tanks (180x60x60cm) in about 3 to 4 months. I currently have couple emmersed grow-out tubs lit by dual 48" T5HO bulbs.

Here's the thing - I know...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By chinaboy1021
Can you post some photos of growth progress for...

Can you post some photos of growth progress for your rig?

Thanks
Forum: Plants 04-06-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By chinaboy1021
I'm following. I'm curious though- does higher...

I'm following. I'm curious though- does higher humidity contribute to faster growth? Also is there any advantage in having the plant roots in water as opposed to wet soil?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By chinaboy1021
Oiiiii Planted tanks are beautiful!

Oiiiii

Planted tanks are beautiful!
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By chinaboy1021
I'm interested in this topic but what exactly is...

I'm interested in this topic but what exactly is the problem? Are you concerned that they are scattered or schooling or hiding or what?
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By chinaboy1021
Angelfish suitable for high-tech planted tank?

Hi guys,

Are angelfish suitable for high-tech tanks?

My tank specs:
50 gallon 36"
6 x T5HO (39 watt each)
2 x Eheim 2217 (pretty high current near surface of water)
30ppm co2
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By chinaboy1021
Why not lower the lights? Just to clarify,...

Why not lower the lights?

Just to clarify, you have 4x54 watt bulbs over the tank right?

Also in terms of spectrum, you're okay with what you have. It isn't your problem.
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By chinaboy1021
Are Coralife bulbs any good? T5HOs

Hey guys,

I know Giesemann and ATI bulbs rank at the top but how are Coralife bulbs? Ie their 6700k, 10000k, colormax T5HO bulbs.

Thanks

Only wondering about bulbs, not fixtures.
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By chinaboy1021
Oi thanks for the insights. If you're getting...

Oi thanks for the insights. If you're getting algae with your LEDs, it's probably because you have too little co2 or too much ferts. It's a whole different topic. :). I like T5HO because it's...
Forum: Lighting 03-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By chinaboy1021
Lighting a 150 gallon

Hey guys,

Looking at lighting a 150 gallon. 72L x 19W x 29H (inches).

I have no experience with tanks this tall . I have a 72" AquaticLife 8 x 36" fixture. Would that work for E tenellus carpet...
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By chinaboy1021
My ballast is designed to drive 4 bulbs, but if I...

My ballast is designed to drive 4 bulbs, but if I only have 2 bulbs in, it still works. I just want to know if it's more energy efficient if I use 2 bulbs.
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