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Forum: Ponds 09-06-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,503
Posted By Al Slick
Rbarnnnnnnn where are you ?

Rbarnnnnnnn where are you ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,656
Posted By Al Slick
Figured I'd post an update! So my original...

Figured I'd post an update!

So my original plans fell through long ago as I could not locate or purchase my target species. The tank I believe is going to turn into a standard community tank and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Al Slick
Haha guys yeah I meant a deep scratch that was...

Haha guys yeah I meant a deep scratch that was two inches long :p Has anyone ever thought about filling these scratches like with the epoxy they repair windshields with?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Al Slick
Ugh somebody out a two inch DEEP gash in the...

Ugh somebody out a two inch DEEP gash in the middle of the front pane of my tank. I figure the best solution is to flip the tank around to face the other way.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,656
Posted By Al Slick
Just wanted to let everybody know that my tank is...

Just wanted to let everybody know that my tank is still up and running ! My plants are growing really well, I have no algae and haven't lost any fish! I have never had this much success with a tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Al Slick
The last post, #15 on the first page, and the...

The last post, #15 on the first page, and the first post, #16 on the second page show exactly what I'm talking about. I also used these pieces to retain my substrates and it has worked wonderfully.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Al Slick
I recently used some 1/8" acrylic sheet to make a...

I recently used some 1/8" acrylic sheet to make a 3D "T" shaped piece that was anchored under the substrate and I used one black zip tie to tie it to the driftwood. After a couple months I cut the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Al Slick
That sounds cool! Keep it small and simple

That sounds cool! Keep it small and simple
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Al Slick
I used to frequent reef forums where users had...

I used to frequent reef forums where users had only terrible things to say about glass cages
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Al Slick
All Moray eels, even those sold as freshwater are...

All Moray eels, even those sold as freshwater are at least brackish animals and all of them are born in and return to the sea to breed.. so they can inhabit freshwater for some period, but do not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Al Slick
Ha I would say that when you're considering flow...

Ha I would say that when you're considering flow in your planted tank just focus on turnover rate and whether or not your biological and mechanical filtration are adequate to keep the water clean. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Al Slick
I just use power strips which all have mounting...

I just use power strips which all have mounting slots on the backs, mount them up out of view, zip tie all cable very neatly and plug it all in. Pretty simple to use screws and zip ties. Look in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Al Slick
Moray eels are a marine only species I think

Moray eels are a marine only species I think
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Al Slick
You may also want to google manic depression

You may also want to google manic depression
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,020
Posted By Al Slick
What are your readings now?

What are your readings now?
Forum: Lighting 03-10-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Al Slick
glad op fixed the problem!

glad op fixed the problem!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Al Slick
Yes!! That is so much better! Great job. I use...

Yes!! That is so much better! Great job. I use pfs too and it's my favorite, I think it looks very natural :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Al Slick
How large is your tank? It could be that there...

How large is your tank? It could be that there are not enough usable nutrients for your plants to take advantage of the (presumably) high light levels.
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By Al Slick
It's because we keep the water completely free of...

It's because we keep the water completely free of nutrients. If you had a reef with like 20, 30, 40 ppm Nitrates than everything would be dying/suffering. Also remember that there are different...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Al Slick
Well if you really want to switch for sand then...

Well if you really want to switch for sand then your on the right track. It seems that your tank doesnt have enough space for beneficial bacteria to grow. Maybe it would benefit from a few large...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Al Slick
You would likely have too much light. I have...

You would likely have too much light. I have kept saltwater reefs for a long time and that fixture would be perfect with 10,000k-15,000k bulbs..

HOWEVER

for a freshwater planted tank I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By Al Slick
I have seven bloodfin tetras that school very...

I have seven bloodfin tetras that school very tightly in my 30" wide thank. They also swim through vegetation frequently which looks cool. Most of my fish avoid the dense stuff but these will swim...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Al Slick
Maybe some java fern because it would be in low...

Maybe some java fern because it would be in low light?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Al Slick
Oh well I may be wrong, but I think that there...

Oh well I may be wrong, but I think that there are two different tests for hardness. Kh and dKh

a four dKh solution should only take 4 drops to turn both blue and then yellow
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Al Slick
Yeah count the drops until it changes color. ...

Yeah count the drops until it changes color. That is your KH

And you have to purchase 4dkh solution from an online source or something. google it
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