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Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By cale42
Paintball Regulator Kits

In searching on this topic I noticed there was a couple forum members selling all the parts for a paintball regulator kit. But it seems all the sale threads have been shut down since 2012 or so.. is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By cale42
Distilled versus RO water in drop checker

I'm referencing Hoppy's excellent post from years back

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=129259

to build a drop checker using .75 dKh solution to measure DIY CO2.. it says too...
Forum: Lighting 12-11-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By cale42
Adon.. did you end up doing the 18 inch or the 20...

Adon.. did you end up doing the 18 inch or the 20 inch?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By cale42
Hmm just read all about MTS. That is cool.. but...

Hmm just read all about MTS. That is cool.. but holy cow a lot of work.... Plus not a good project for winter in Denver I don't think. Definitely will keep i mind next time I tear down the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By cale42
MTS? Great a whole new thing I have to learn...

MTS? Great a whole new thing I have to learn about :) Current substrate is Eco Complete..FYI

Thanks for the thoughts. I wish pressurized CO2 wasn't such an initial investment. And the tank is...
Forum: Lighting 12-10-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By cale42
Was going to ask almost the same question. My...

Was going to ask almost the same question. My main obsession(I'll just call it that).. is growing groundcover of some sort. I have DIY CO2 on a 10g. Would the FugeRay be adequate for that or is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By cale42
Ground cover help

Ok.. hoping you all can help me figure out where to best direct some money. I have one 10 gallon tank that I keep and I've had fairly good success with. Over the years I've torn in down and rebuilt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By cale42
Thanks fusion! The current fish didn't really go...

Thanks fusion! The current fish didn't really go with the new tank, but still not how you want the change to go. Guess i'll have to start thinking about some new fish.

It won't deter me.. I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By cale42
Wow.. chloramines.. that sure sounds like a...

Wow.. chloramines.. that sure sounds like a likely bet. I thought I had an ok grasp on water chemistry.. but I have to say I've never even heard of chloramines.

In retrospect the last 2 times...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By cale42
I did not de-chlorinate the water. Never really...

I did not de-chlorinate the water. Never really thought of it. I like in a major metro area(Denver) with good city water. I've done 50% water changes with no problems ever so I generally trust the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By cale42
Where did I go wrong

Well this story has a sad ending, but I'm hoping I can learn from it. So I want to know where I went wrong.

I've had a 10 gallon planted for years.. it goes through various levels up good and bad...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-29-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,847
Posted By cale42
Can't beleive you had that beautiful hairgrass...

Can't beleive you had that beautiful hairgrass and you took it out. It's the one thing I really want in my tank and just can't get to grow.
Forum: Fish 10-29-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By cale42
Out of control lemon tetras

So this is a new problem for me as just a small hobby aquarist(one 10 gallon tank) usually most of my energy is devoted to keeping fish I buy alive. But something about my planted tank has really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By cale42
Aquascaping Newbie Help

Ok.. I am looking for some help aquascaping. I am somewhat technically proficient at growing aquarium plants but I have little to no eye for design. I've attached photos of my tank from about a...
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