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Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By MikeyMizz
Thanks for the insight, zoo minsi! I also think...

Thanks for the insight, zoo minsi! I also think I'm going to stay away from DIY CO2. The only reason I really considered it was because of algae. But lately, I haven't really seen the algae grow...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2013, 05:27 PM
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Posted By MikeyMizz
Sweet! Thanks for the encouragement! I've been a...

Sweet! Thanks for the encouragement! I've been a little down about it because I've seen so many fishes die...I guess the bad overshadows the good sometimes. Indeed, the plants have been good to me!
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By MikeyMizz
Well, I believe API CO2 Booster is comparable to...

Well, I believe API CO2 Booster is comparable to Excel...could be wrong. But I have been under-dosing it just because I have it. I would say at about half strength every other day. I don't plan on...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-30-2013, 11:32 PM
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Posted By MikeyMizz
40B...first tank...a few months in

Equipment:

40g breeder Aquarium
36 Finnex Fugeray LED
DIY Stand
Eheim eXperience 250 Canister filter
Hydor 200W inline heater
Surface skimmer

Scape:
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
it's been a while since i've updated this...

it's been a while since i've updated this thread...not that i've been neglecting the tank! quite the opposite. many things have been done, but i simply haven't taken the time to journal it...

i...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-25-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
Wow, ok. That seems like a pretty significant...

Wow, ok. That seems like a pretty significant change to me. Encouraging to hear since my livestock may experience some sudden changes as well, though I'm going to try to minimize it as much as...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
Yeah Jason, I think I have to reduce the water...

Yeah Jason, I think I have to reduce the water change because I have the opposite problem. The aqua soil Amazonia sucks kh and softens the water. Not a huge deal as long as I can keep the parameters...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Wow, that's pretty cheap! Is this system what you...

Wow, that's pretty cheap! Is this system what you use? I've heard that adding CO2 complicates things... Not sure if people are referring to the CO2 itself or how it affects water parameters or what....
Forum: Aquascaping 04-22-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,272
Posted By MikeyMizz
I wanted to add an updated picture of the scape...

I wanted to add an updated picture of the scape...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
At this point, I'm thinking of going to a 20%...

At this point, I'm thinking of going to a 20% weekly water change...any thoughts?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
I'm impressed by the cherries hardiness!...

I'm impressed by the cherries hardiness! Especially considering I just killed two amanos with no apparent cause. My nitrites have tested zero every time I tested in the last 5 days.

Thanks for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
Thanks for the feedback, Hoppy. I appreciate...

Thanks for the feedback, Hoppy. I appreciate it...guess I got a little excited though because I added 3 ottos and 3 amanos yesterday...within 3 hours, 2 amanos died. I thought I really made a...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Here's an updated picture that I took right...

Here's an updated picture that I took right before adding the fish and shrimp.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
In other news, the first inhabitants were added...

In other news, the first inhabitants were added yesterday after seeing my water parameters remain stable and in the green for 4 days without a water change. Maybe I jumped the gun, but 3 ottos and 3...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Hmmmm...I guess I didn't do as much research as I...

Hmmmm...I guess I didn't do as much research as I ought to have. The only thing my research turned up before I bought was that vals were sensitive to excel. I was planning on doing straight low-tech...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Thanks for the feedback, Sundlord!

Thanks for the feedback, Sundlord!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By MikeyMizz
Question Help a newbie: 10 days on new amazonia tank

Day 10 on the new amazonia tank. I've planted twice and have done 3 60% water changes. A few days ago, the ammonia tested 0 and nitrites .25 ... that was before a right before a water change. It's...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Day 10 on the new amazonia tank. I've planted...

Day 10 on the new amazonia tank. I've planted twice and have done 3 60% water changes. A few days ago, the ammonia tested 0 and nitrites .25 ... that was before a right before a water change. It's...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,272
Posted By MikeyMizz
Thanks! Though I can't take credit for it...

Thanks! Though I can't take credit for it really...it was another planted tanker's idea: Farmer
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,272
Posted By MikeyMizz
YEAHSUPERMAN! The long grass was quite a...

YEAHSUPERMAN!

The long grass was quite a surprise to me when it came. I thought is was going to look more like the jungle val that just came (and I thought the jungle val would be more like the...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,272
Posted By MikeyMizz
So, the ammonia has reached 4 or a little more...

So, the ammonia has reached 4 or a little more before a water change. Toxic for fish obviously, but I think it's fine for the plants.

I had a white cloudiness that developed a day or two ago. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Read up a little on the BBA...sounds pretty...

Read up a little on the BBA...sounds pretty tenacious. Sounds like general consensus is that low CO2 is the problem. I tried a turbo CO2 yeast generator...it was a joke. I'm taking it back. I'll have...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
What if I put in some DIY CO2...would that be a...

What if I put in some DIY CO2...would that be a good thing, or bad thing to fight the algae and help the plants?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Bump

Bump
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,576
Posted By MikeyMizz
Looks like BBA is about to have a heyday...I'm...

Looks like BBA is about to have a heyday...I'm thinking it's from the fluctuation in CO2, from transport and a 60% water change today. My Fugeray LED is on 4 hours, off 3 hours, on 4 hours.

Should...
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