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Forum: DIY 09-10-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,295
Posted By Chiefston
Heres a new link for the code. Mind you, its...

Heres a new link for the code. Mind you, its rather messy...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9sjpbdw5ih743q4/LCD_and_RTC.ino?dl=0
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Chiefston
I figured some sort of leech. Thanks for the...

I figured some sort of leech. Thanks for the replies.
I haven't noticed anything affecting my fish, they seem to prefer living in the substrate. Think its ok to just leave em? Doesn't seem like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Chiefston
Question Whats this worm?

Is this a worm, or leech? Heres two of them I pulled out of my substrate today. One side seems to have a sucker of some sort maybe? The other end is constantly wiggling around probing. Whatcha...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Chiefston
I can normally smell cyanobacteria (BGA) when it...

I can normally smell cyanobacteria (BGA) when it starts growing in my tanks. It has a distinctive "fish tank" smell to it. Maybe thats what you're smelling?
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By Chiefston
I use my long tweezers to give the impeller a...

I use my long tweezers to give the impeller a little nudge when it doesn't fire up right away. Has worked countless times. Don't even have to remove the input pipe, just push it over to the low flow...
Forum: Plants 04-22-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Chiefston
If they came grown emersed, they will melt down a...

If they came grown emersed, they will melt down a ton. Like half will probably die off. If you have good co2 and lights they will spring back quicky. It just took me about 7-10 days to get past the...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Chiefston
Well, I was fairly set on a pair of GBRs, and the...

Well, I was fairly set on a pair of GBRs, and the rest of the tank would sort itself out. I was hoping to keep some CRS in this tank, however I've read/seen youtube vids of GBRs using them as food. ...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Chiefston
So thats one vote for temps are OK, and one vote...

So thats one vote for temps are OK, and one vote for my tank is too small. Any other opinions?
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Chiefston
You can fix it. The button should be held in...

You can fix it. The button should be held in place with a screw at the bottom with a spring around it. Unscrew the button, stretch the spring some, and replace or lube the small o-ring on the button....
Forum: Fish 04-21-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Chiefston
Question GBRs and CPDs

Looking at stocking my ADA 60p tank here once the cycle is completed. Tank is using Aquasoil, and current parameters are:
ph: 6.2 - 6.4 degassed, <6 with CO2 on
KH: <1
GH: 6
I have fallen in...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Chiefston
I must applaud your great taste in plants then!...

I must applaud your great taste in plants then! :proud:

I have a feeling that the HC cuba won't stay forever in this tank. I used to have some in my Fluval Edge, but cleaning it out of that tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Chiefston
Thanks! I really enjoy that plant, it adds some...

Thanks! I really enjoy that plant, it adds some nice texture to the tank. It has adapted pretty well so far. I have it planted straight into the soil, and that seems to be OK so far.
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Chiefston
Question Erios flower?

Is this Erios flowering? If it is, I suppose I should pluck it?

http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag477/chiefston82/IMG_1734_zps30a45f78.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Chiefston
I'm using a Finnex Ray2 about hanging about 12"...

I'm using a Finnex Ray2 about hanging about 12" off the top of the tank, with RGB strip lights added. Using 5# CO2 cylinder with Aquatek regulator going to cerges reactor filled with bioballs.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Chiefston
Updated pics

The tank is coming along nicely. I have had a snail explosion in the past week and a half. I have tons of bladder snails and ramshorn snails. I found one empty MTS shell in the bottom of the tank,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-17-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Chiefston
Thanks. That's a lot of snail poop for such a...

Thanks. That's a lot of snail poop for such a small snail! [emoji39]


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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-17-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Chiefston
Question Snail poop or parasite?

My bladder snail has what looks like fish poop coming out of his rear end, however I've never seen this before. Thoughts?
...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Chiefston
I like it! I love DIY anything, and this is a...

I like it! I love DIY anything, and this is a great example of building exactly what you want, and giving your tank some personality.

Great write-up!


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Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Chiefston
I treated a bad case of BGA in my Fluval Edge,...

I treated a bad case of BGA in my Fluval Edge, and used the directions on the box. I had Zebra Nerites, Ghost Shrimp, and Cardinal Tetras in the tank, and none showed any ill effects from the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,208
Posted By Chiefston
Subbed. Curious to see how this takes shape, and...

Subbed. Curious to see how this takes shape, and how you decide to fish-proof that ship. I imagine if you are able to cover the paint with some sort of clearcoat, you should be ok.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Chiefston
I have that regulator running on a 5# CO2...

I have that regulator running on a 5# CO2 cylinder. I also have the older model that isn't adjustable. Both have been great for me, and do what they're supposed to. IMO I don't see it necessary to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By Chiefston
Rolling with the blows

So, It's now been a week since the tank has been planted. In that time, all but one stem of the Pink Hippo Grass (Limnophilia hippuroides) disintegrated into pulp, and the Cabomba Furcata didn't do...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,242
Posted By Chiefston
Increased surface agitation will off gas CO2...

Increased surface agitation will off gas CO2 considerably. It's a trade off between increased O2/less surface scum and dissolved CO2. When I first setup my tank, I had the spray bar pointed up with...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Chiefston
Mine also makes gurgling noises. It's been...

Mine also makes gurgling noises. It's been running for about a week now, and it does it every day. My drop checker turns yellow at about 4-5bps on a 60P. I attempted to add a small air stone to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Chiefston
Awesome setup! I love the automation. I know...

Awesome setup! I love the automation. I know some people really enjoy the maintenance aspect of keeping tanks, however I am not one of those people. Not that I don't have fun playing with my...
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