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Forum: Lighting 05-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Husker13
I have been running 3 - 36w, Par 38, 30 degree,...

I have been running 3 - 36w, Par 38, 30 degree, Cool white bulbs on my tank for a few years now. I have learned a few things:

1. First set of bulbs I bought lasted 7,000 hours, no where near the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
I happy to report that all the fish are happly...

I happy to report that all the fish are happly swimming around and the plants are still growing like crazy. Thanks for all the help!:wink: I will be doing water changes a bit more often now.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
Since the substrate is dirt, I am pretty sure I...

Since the substrate is dirt, I am pretty sure I did not suffer from a lose of bacteria in the tank. Many don't even run a filter with a dirt tank. I think what happened is that I planted one sword...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
I feel a little silly H202= hydrogen peroxide......

I feel a little silly H202= hydrogen peroxide... duhh I was thinking some brand name of aquarium product....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
I left the power head running for 3 hours with 2...

I left the power head running for 3 hours with 2 air hoses jammed into it, it put a ton of air into the tank. The fish all responded quickly and are no longer breathing hard.

I went ahead and did...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
I clean my filter about every 3 months. I have...

I clean my filter about every 3 months. I have always tossed the old pads, figured I have enough bacteria in the dirt and the 2" foam pad. I rinsed the foam pad with tap water. When I set this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
No CO2, I dose with flourish once a month. what...

No CO2, I dose with flourish once a month. what is H2O2?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Husker13
Unhappy My fish are struggling to breathe and are not swimming so well

Like the title said my fish are struggling to breathe, and a few of the older ones have died.

I have a 57 gallon, heavily planted(dirt tank) 10 neons, 10 rasbora, 2 large pleco, 3 small algae...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Husker13
There are a bunch of us that use track lighting...

There are a bunch of us that use track lighting with LEDs. See my journal for my setup.
Forum: DIY 03-13-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Husker13
I built all of my kitchen cabinets with 3/4...

I built all of my kitchen cabinets with 3/4 cabinet grade plywood, what ever you get (oak, birch, maple, etc) it is all going to have the same material on the inside - random wood. What you need to...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
Sorry I have taken so long to respond, not sure...

Sorry I have taken so long to respond, not sure if you still need it, but here is what I ordered for the lighting:

This is all WAC lighting,
Light fixture - HTK-178-BN
4ft track single circuit...
Forum: DIY 10-17-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Husker13
PVC can be used just fine. It is can be used in...

PVC can be used just fine. It is can be used in the footings of Sheds and Decks checkout redi-footing. I would use 3-4 inch sch 40 PVC pipe mount this to plywood top and bottom and you would be...
Forum: Lighting 10-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By Husker13
3000K is not going to look very good. I bought...

3000K is not going to look very good. I bought my PAR 38 bulbs from Ebay for $37 they are dimmable 6400K 24 watt bulbs and have loved them. See my sig for my setup.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
The tank has been doing great. Added 12 more...

The tank has been doing great. Added 12 more neons and a dwarf grommie. The swords are turning into a trees and I think it looks pretty neat.
Forum: Lighting 09-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Husker13
You are not going to save much going from a CFL...

You are not going to save much going from a CFL spiral bulb to an LED bulb. You will probably be about neutral in costs after you account for the cost of the bulbs cfl $5 LED PAR38 $45-90.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
I added a water hibiscus last night and then it...

I added a water hibiscus last night and then it bloomed today.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-20-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
Update: The tank is doing really good, lots of...

Update: The tank is doing really good, lots of growth. the fish population is growing there is a school of about 20 rasboras and 10 neons (in a week or 2 I will add another 10 or so).

The tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
I am amazed at how fast the swords are growing,...

I am amazed at how fast the swords are growing, and yet a little afraid of how big they will get. Does anyone have a good reference on how to trim them?

Thanks for the zucchini tip.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
The tank has been running for a little over a...

The tank has been running for a little over a month now.

There was a huge fungus/mold outbreak from not boiling the wood, but it seems to have cleared up now.

Growth has been huge! Well at...
Forum: Algae 06-20-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Husker13
Thanks that makes me feel better.

Thanks that makes me feel better.
Forum: Algae 06-19-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Husker13
I guess this is one of those newbie mistakes, not...

I guess this is one of those newbie mistakes, not boiling the wood. For now my treatment is going to be; drain 75% of the water daily and scrub off the wood during the water change. I did find I...
Forum: Algae 06-19-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Husker13
The filter has been running for over a week on...

The filter has been running for over a week on another tank and I washed out the filter pads from my 29G HOB filter in the new tank, so there should be lots of bacteria starting to grow. I will...
Forum: Algae 06-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Husker13
Unhappy Help, white stuff all over tank

Does anybody know what this white stuff could be?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals/178903-here-we-go-my-first-planted.html

My tank has only been running since Saturday, I found a...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
I was able to get the plants in on saturday and...

I was able to get the plants in on saturday and now that is monday I have some questions.

1. The water is brown, I think it is from the manzanita branches, as I did not presoak them. I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,635
Posted By Husker13
I was able to reinforce the stand over the...

I was able to reinforce the stand over the weekend. Today I made the 'bush' and the plants should be here on Friday.

Sorry about the glare I'll take another when the sun is down.
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