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Forum: DIY 05-07-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By rcs0926
Those bubbles are too big. Buy one of of these:...

Those bubbles are too big. Buy one of of these: Amazon.com : Hagen Elite Underwater Mini Filter, UL Listed : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies.

Follow these directions:...
Forum: DIY 05-07-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,244
Posted By rcs0926
Glad my thread has been useful in making your own...

Glad my thread has been useful in making your own light hanger.:icon_smil
Forum: Plants 04-25-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By rcs0926
If I'm not mistaken, those plants don't receive...

If I'm not mistaken, those plants don't receive nutrients via their roots. The roots are there just to anchor the plant to something. I think you should be able to chop them off without having the...
Forum: Fish 04-22-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By rcs0926
It depends on how large your bioload is, how much...

It depends on how large your bioload is, how much you feed and whether or not you dose ferts. I do 50% water changes every week because I have a ton of guppies in my tank, AND I dose ferts using a...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By rcs0926
FYI, the tank has been planted for less than a...

FYI, the tank has been planted for less than a week, so I'm still in the process of figuring out which of these plants will end up being OK with the fixture.
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By rcs0926
Works great if you're OK with low light in your...

Works great if you're OK with low light in your tank. I got this fixture for my 10g based on the recommendation of another TPT member. Here's what it looks like on my tank:
Forum: DIY 04-16-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By rcs0926
I have a very strong HOB filter, so I'm sure the...

I have a very strong HOB filter, so I'm sure the container would get a decent amount of circulation. Ultimately, I just want to know if put a series of holes all along the sides of the container...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By rcs0926
I'm sure I could rig the container to float, but...

I'm sure I could rig the container to float, but would that really be necessary if the water line can't rise above the holes in the container?
Forum: DIY 04-16-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By rcs0926
Question about making free floating breeder box

I'm thinking of making an open top breeder box out of a rectangular plastic storage container (see pic below). In theory, if I drilled holes in the container, the container would still float while...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By rcs0926
Personally, I switched from a CO2 ladder to a...

Personally, I switched from a CO2 ladder to a chopstick diffuser under the intake of a Hagen Elite mini-filter. The chop stick diffuser doesn't produce extremely fine bubbles, but they are...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rcs0926
Here's what the tank looks right now:

Here's what the tank looks right now:
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rcs0926
Just wanted to give an update on my sand. I...

Just wanted to give an update on my sand. I planted and flooded my 10 gallon tank this past weekend. I didn't wash the sand. I only misted the sand as I planted to keep the plants moist. After...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By rcs0926
You're going to need a better diffusion method...

You're going to need a better diffusion method for sure on your DIY CO2. I also have the Hagen CO2 system and used the ladder for quite a while. However, even when it was working relatively well,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-10-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By rcs0926
It's my understanding that the dosing...

It's my understanding that the dosing recommendations for PPS and EI assume you're using high light and CO2. With regards to EI, it's recommended that you cut the dosage if you don't use CO2 and/or...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By rcs0926
Cool. Thanks for the info.

Cool. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By rcs0926
It's 1.5" at the most. I think it looks higher...

It's 1.5" at the most. I think it looks higher than it really is especially around the edges. If necessary, I can take some out. When I poke around, how deep should I go? I'm just concerned that...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By rcs0926
This pic was posted in my Quikrete thread, but...

This pic was posted in my Quikrete thread, but for reference, here's what the tank looks like right now dirted and capped:
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By rcs0926
OK, so I had planned on sifting my Target organic...

OK, so I had planned on sifting my Target organic potting soil, but literally everything floated to the top of my bucket. I'm not sure if I was supposed to let the dirt soak first and let the soil...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By rcs0926
Finally put the sand in my 10g tank. It's being...

Finally put the sand in my 10g tank. It's being used to cap about one inch of Target organic potting soil. It's a nice natural looking color, and the grains are evenly sized and don't appear to be...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By rcs0926
They don't need sand to be happy. I had a couple...

They don't need sand to be happy. I had a couple of kuhli's in a 10g with gravel, and they were perfectly happy. I actually some them out and about quite often. They might hide at first, but I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By rcs0926
I agree. Also, I'd suggest getting more plants...

I agree. Also, I'd suggest getting more plants and/or hardscape to fill in the dead space.
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By rcs0926
You need 624 cu. inches of dirt for each inch of...

You need 624 cu. inches of dirt for each inch of dirt you want to add to your tank. According to Home Depot, a 32 quart bag of MGOCPM contains 1.25 cu. ft of dirt, which comes out to 2,160 cu....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By rcs0926
Dirt and sand are cheap. One inch of dirt and...

Dirt and sand are cheap. One inch of dirt and 1-2 inches of sand should do.
Forum: DIY 04-04-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By rcs0926
Where do you get your citric acid? What kind of...

Where do you get your citric acid? What kind of output are you getting? Also, how long does your mixture last?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By rcs0926
Looks great. Keeping the stock light is good as...

Looks great. Keeping the stock light is good as it allows you to avoid excessive algae problems and also forces you to stick to slower growing low light plants. If I had to do it all over again, I...
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