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Forum: Fish 08-09-2013, 11:32 PM
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Posted By LarionOak
Corydoras can't stay upright, swims in spirals

About 3 months ago I bought 5 very healthy Corydoras sterbai from the LFS. I've been feeding them sinking tablets and the Corys were doing fine. Then about 1 month ago, 1 of the Corys began to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-23-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By LarionOak
Ok I got a GH test kit (API) and it took 5 drops...

Ok I got a GH test kit (API) and it took 5 drops to get the water from my tank to change from orange to green.

I also tested my tap water, and it took only 1 drop to turn the 5 mL of test water to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By LarionOak
Thanks for all the replies. Green flash, I...

Thanks for all the replies.

Green flash, I will look into the pollen glass diffusers. What makes them more efficient?

BitFUUL, I have a 55 gallon tank. What would you recommend for that tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By LarionOak
CO2 diffusers

Can anyone share their experience with the glass CO2 diffusers? Or even with any of the methods for diffusing CO2 into the water?

I once found a thread here that explained the ins and outs of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-21-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By LarionOak
Oh so I'm raising GH for the livestock and not...

Oh so I'm raising GH for the livestock and not for the plants?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-21-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By LarionOak
What is a good GH level in ppm?

What is a good GH level in ppm?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-21-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By LarionOak
I don't have a test kit for GH but the latest...

I don't have a test kit for GH but the latest water quality report from the local water company says 14-32 ppm.

FWIW, here are other parameters they measure:

Water quality...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-20-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By LarionOak
GH booster or not? Iron or not? Oakland, CA here

I'm poised to buy some of the dry fertilizers as recommended by WfxXx (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/member.php?u=1254) in the Sticky "Dosing Regimes". Ready to buy KN03 & KH2P04 & CSM+B,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
I'll definitely have to give it a shot, draining...

I'll definitely have to give it a shot, draining water from my tank directly into the tub, then refilling the tank by adding chloramine remover (my water supply has chloramine instead of chlorine) to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
Thanks for the pics, boosted23. Looks like I can...

Thanks for the pics, boosted23. Looks like I can do what you're doing--run the waste water into the kitchen sink, then fill the tank up from the kitchen tap. I was going to tell Kathyy that I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
So the dechlor tabs continue to work on tap water...

So the dechlor tabs continue to work on tap water that enters your tank? Based on the method you use, I would think that only the tap water that's initially in the siphon tube when you put the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
Kathyy, when you refill from the kitchen sink,...

Kathyy, when you refill from the kitchen sink, how do you dechlorinate the water? Do you have a spigot on the end of the hose coming from the kitchen sink and fill buckets at the aquarium?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
Thanks all for your responses! Sounds like...

Thanks all for your responses!

Sounds like the consensus is that I could possibly get away with keeping my smaller filter and that regular, large water changes would be key. However, to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
Actually flow is one of my concerns, just as you...

Actually flow is one of my concerns, just as you mention, mnemenoi.

If I got a Fluval 306 I'm wondering if the flow would be too strong for the plants and even for the fish. I suppose I could set...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
huhu89151734, no I won't have any other equipment...

huhu89151734, no I won't have any other equipment hooked up inline. Heater will be in the tank itself as will be the C02 diffuser.

CoffeeLove, are you saying my old Fluval 204 will suffice?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,591
Posted By LarionOak
How much filtration is enough filtration?

I'm upgrading from a 40 gallon to a 55 gallon regular (48" wide x 20" high x 12" deep) and need some advice about filtration.

The 55 gallon will be heavily planted with 2 24" Finnex Ray II DS...
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By LarionOak
Aquavibrant's site says that the 24" fixture has...

Aquavibrant's site says that the 24" fixture has 192 LEDs while the 48" fixture has 384 LEDs. So I would expect that if I were to put one 24" fixture on the left and the other on the right, that...
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By LarionOak
PAR readings and different length fixtures

I think this question applies to PAR and linear light fixtures in general so I'm posting in this lighting forum, although I'm using the Finnex Ray II fixtures as an example. I'm hoping this question...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By LarionOak
Thank you all for your responses! Truly helps. ...

Thank you all for your responses! Truly helps.

talontsiawd (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/member.php?u=18670), it's funny you recommended All About Fish in Concord, CA because I was just...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By LarionOak
Aquarium stands

Can someone recommend a store or manufacturer of wooden aquarium stands? I have a standard 55 gallon, 48" long x 13" wide x 20" high.

I've seen the other post about Ikea furniture that might be...
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