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Forum: Photography   01-20-2016, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Gtdad2
Very nice, l'm hoping to get some in the spring.

Very nice, l'm hoping to get some in the spring.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By Gtdad2
I had a 55 set up in a mobile home for years,...

I had a 55 set up in a mobile home for years, with no added floor support, without incident. I would not place it lengthwise along an exterior wall, however, as this would be your weakest spot. Mine...
Forum: Fish   11-30-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Gtdad2
To each their own, but, a bigger concern, to me...

To each their own, but, a bigger concern, to me anyway, is adding new fish without quarantine. It might work out most of the time. But, it seems too much like Russian roulette to me. GL
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Gtdad2
BB=beneficial bacteria. You are referring to a...

BB=beneficial bacteria. You are referring to a bubble counter, not a drop checker.

Bump: Also it is important that 4 dKH solution be used in a drop checker to get accurate results.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Gtdad2
You must add an ammonia source daily for your BB...

You must add an ammonia source daily for your BB to feed on. Research "fishless cycling". Get a "drop checker" to check your co2 level. As I have never used the Amazonia soil, I can't recall if it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By Gtdad2
I got a large order from them about 3 months ago,...

I got a large order from them about 3 months ago, when I set up my 55g. Shipping was quick, packing was great, and the plants were beautiful. I will definitely be ordering from them again.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-16-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Gtdad2
Very nice set-up. I have been considering a Spec...

Very nice set-up. I have been considering a Spec V myself. Does your betta have any difficulty with the water flow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Gtdad2
Sorry, I wasn't aware that you weren't willing to...

Sorry, I wasn't aware that you weren't willing to upgrade your filter. Impractical?...more like impossible with the AC 50. I guess I've never considered a hob on co2 injected tanks due to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-27-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Gtdad2
I use a Rex Grigg style reactor on my 55g. tank....

I use a Rex Grigg style reactor on my 55g. tank. I only need 1 2 ltr. (producing 5-15 bubbles per minute) to keep my drop checker green to yellow. I've heard that the Cerges reactor works quite well...
Forum: Lighting   05-27-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,350
Posted By Gtdad2
+1 for the AH Supply kits. I have a 4 ft. 6500K...

+1 for the AH Supply kits. I have a 4 ft. 6500K T5HO kit, that I installed into a diy raingutter housing, over my 55g.. I love the look of it. It grows plants very well. The quality of the ballast...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-27-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Gtdad2
Welcome to the forum Theos!

Welcome to the forum Theos!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-24-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Gtdad2
Hello and welcome to you both.

Hello and welcome to you both.
Forum: Fish   05-20-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By Gtdad2
Two words...quarentine tank! When I get neons,...

Two words...quarentine tank! When I get neons, and other delicate fish, I treat for external and internal parasites from day one, even before signs present themselves.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-16-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Gtdad2
Hello and welcome to the addiction!

Hello and welcome to the addiction!
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Gtdad2
Add the 4DKH solution until the drop checker is...

Add the 4DKH solution until the drop checker is 2/3 full. Then add 2-3 drops of the pH test solution.
Forum: Fish   05-12-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Gtdad2
Hmmm...how long does it take for the sand to kill...

Hmmm...how long does it take for the sand to kill the impeller? I've had an AquaClear hob on my 20L, with pool filter sand, running for 3yrs. now. I think the key is don't let the sand enter your...
Forum: Equipment   05-11-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Gtdad2
Should be plenty. What is your intended stocking?

Should be plenty. What is your intended stocking?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,821
Posted By Gtdad2
Well I would like to take this opportunity to say...

Well I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the helpful people at TPT!!!
Forum: Substrate   05-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Gtdad2
Dilution is the solution to pollution!

Dilution is the solution to pollution!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-08-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Gtdad2
I just use headphones.

I just use headphones.
Forum: Algae   05-08-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Gtdad2
Do a search for "one two punch algae treatment"....

Do a search for "one two punch algae treatment". It involves using excel and hydrogen peroxide to knock out tough algae. It goes into some detail as well. You might consider raising your light or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-08-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,003
Posted By Gtdad2
I treat my replacement tap water with prime in a...

I treat my replacement tap water with prime in a bucket. The bucket is then elevated above the tank. I use an air line to trickle the water back in. Since my heaters are placed horizontally and near...
Forum: DIY   05-08-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Gtdad2
They work great. Hide your trap in the plants and...

They work great. Hide your trap in the plants and heard them in with the net, if your like me and impatient. Otherwise, put some food in there and wait.
Forum: Substrate   05-08-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Gtdad2
How deep is it? Looks like the sand is a little...

How deep is it? Looks like the sand is a little deep from the pic. If the sand is no more than 1.5", and total substrate is no more than 3-4", you should be fine. I don't think your light will be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-08-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Gtdad2
Perhaps you could run your intended filters on...

Perhaps you could run your intended filters on established tanks ahead of time. If not on established tanks, then you could set them up on a bare tank and use ammonia to fishless cycle.
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