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Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By mo2vation
I couldn't love "jungle" tanks any more. ...

I couldn't love "jungle" tanks any more.

After working again and again within the fastidious confines of a lovely Iwagumi, and the color layers of more than a few Dutchies - sometimes its just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By mo2vation
hahaha Nerites. They are famous escape...

hahaha

Nerites. They are famous escape artists. I have a little shot glass full of Nerite shells of the poor suicidal guy's I've found Carpet Surfing over the years.

I thought I lost one......
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By mo2vation
Cool!!

So I'll let them cook until the week of 7/11... I'm gone this weekend and all next weekend on Vaca. That's a good excuse to add two more weeks to it.

:)

Thanks!
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By mo2vation
Hi These tanks will be what is often called...

Hi

These tanks will be what is often called 'high tech' - high light, CO2 injected, regularly EI dosing routine.

My understanding is DSM isn't so much about starting high-demand plants that...
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By mo2vation
I'd love to know this too!!

My Downoi are starting to launch skyward. I just increased my photo period thinking that may be the issue.

I'm wondering if its just because these are the 'first' growth Downoi, you know? Like...
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By mo2vation
When is it time to flood my emmersed setup?

Hi all

Been 4 weeks - the HC is spreading, sending off shoots. The Monte Carlo is reaching skyward and needs a trim. My Downoi heads are plumping.

I've had lights running 10 - 12 hours a day,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By mo2vation
They will love that. I heart corys. :)

They will love that.

I heart corys.

:)
Forum: Plants 06-12-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By mo2vation
When I shut off my filter to feed - that's when I...

When I shut off my filter to feed - that's when I see it most.

I always have enough flow to have the plants wave - but when I turn of to feed I'm always blown away at all the gas rising from,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
Posted By mo2vation
I love 120's.... such great geometry for...

I love 120's.... such great geometry for Scape'ing

Nanos... you're gonna find yourself adding nanos and adding and adding nanos until they are clouds in that tank.

And that is a very, very good...
Forum: Finnex 06-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,512
Posted By mo2vation
Got my 36" 24/7 Yesterday for my new emerged 12...

Got my 36" 24/7 Yesterday for my new emerged 12 Long.

Considering replacing my Marineland Double Bright I'm using on the 12L with it... gonna do an A/B test on them tonight. If the Finnex wins,...
Forum: Lighting 11-14-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By mo2vation
I always run then together. I like the way...

I always run then together.

I like the way the greens look with the blue lights on.


-K
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By mo2vation
Not that I've found...

I take a brush (Brass or SS) and just scrape them off.


-K
Forum: Fish 09-21-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mo2vation
Thanks. Treatment? -K

Thanks.

Treatment?


-K
Forum: Fish 09-21-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By mo2vation
What the heck is on my Female Ram? Look like parasites... sadness

Hey

She's the only one in the tank with these.

Any ideas? Treatments?

http://teamdyfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Female-Ram-Parasites-2.jpg

...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,352
Posted By mo2vation
Small fish jump. Its just how it goes. ...

Small fish jump.

Its just how it goes. White Clouds jump. Rasboras jump. Endlers FLY. I have lids on all my small tanks - and STILL the fish occasionally squeeze out in the 1/4" around the...
Forum: Substrate 09-06-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By mo2vation
I have 6 tanks with this stuff.... 8 months now...

I have 6 tanks with this stuff.... 8 months now and zero fade.

I store the extra in a bucket outside in the SoCal sun... still no fade.


-Ken
Forum: Algae 09-06-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By mo2vation
How new is the tank? I had it bad. It...

How new is the tank?

I had it bad.

It eventually went away - a few weeks.


-K
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By mo2vation
I have 7 CO2 Regs. Ranging from the high end...

I have 7 CO2 Regs. Ranging from the high end stainless Victor dual stages on the high end, to the Bettatail-made pimped Cornelus single stages in the middle to the Milwaukee at the low end. I have...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By mo2vation
Nearly 6 months on one 4X24w, and just over 5...

Nearly 6 months on one 4X24w, and just over 5 months on my other 4x24w.

Perfect performance. Absolutely flawless.

I get 52 PAR at the substrate of my 26g Bow and 53 at the substrate of my 29g....
Forum: Algae 06-04-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By mo2vation
I did two very aggressive (better: Assertive)...

I did two very aggressive (better: Assertive) treatments.

The only plant loss was my Jungle Vals. Completely melted.

My Crypts were all fine.

My aponogeton ulvaceus (2 of them) took it on...
Forum: Algae 06-04-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By mo2vation
Did the One-Two punch.... now its green water. REALLY green water.

HI

I'm losing my mind here.

Background:

Have had as many as nine tanks - down to 6. Two 90g, 29g, 26g, 8g, 2.7g. Five of these tanks have crystal clear, sparkling clear, gin clear water....
Forum: Algae 05-23-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 104,068
Posted By mo2vation
A follow up on my treatment, above. Treated...

A follow up on my treatment, above.

Treated it twice. No more algae on the glass.

However, the water is still greenish. The tank is cloudy, to be sure.

And I had massive melt on my Vals....
Forum: Algae 05-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 104,068
Posted By mo2vation
Great thread - gonna try this today.

Soup. Pea soup. Unreal.... HELP!!!!

I'm new to this. I get that.

But Algae has never been an issue. We've had up to 9 tanks... all sparkling. Its been heavenly.

On my Black Monster - the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By mo2vation
So where did you install this?

Not that I know what it is. Sounds like a piece you put inline and inject the CO2 into the input hose before it hits the reactor, as opposed to injecting it directly into the reactor body?
...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By mo2vation
Rex Reactor - what the heck am I doing wrong?

So I've built three of these now.

Actually, I've built more like 7 or so. I have three in service at the moment.

On my 90g Monsters, I'm using 2" PVC. The pipe is about 16 or 17" long. With...
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