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Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By aja31
Wow those are so much cheaper than the other...

Wow those are so much cheaper than the other LED's currently available... what's the catch? The numbers all seem just as good as other fixtures just for 1/10th the cost...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 09-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,443
Posted By aja31
This is the best moonlight I have seen. I would...

This is the best moonlight I have seen. I would like to see something like this for moonlight setting.
Forum: Lighting 09-26-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By aja31
This is awesome. I'd love to build an LED like...

This is awesome. I'd love to build an LED like this some day.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By aja31
Sounds like you have most of what you need. Your...

Sounds like you have most of what you need. Your biggest costs will be the substrate and the plants. Substrate can be cheap (blasting sand in 50lb bags) or fairly expensive (eco complete, flourite,...
Forum: Lighting 09-23-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By aja31
Great explanation Jeffkrol! Also remember...

Great explanation Jeffkrol!

Also remember that most of these studies (if not all) have been done for terrestrial plants. There are additional factors that might effect aquatic plants that we use....
Forum: Tank Journals 09-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,073
Posted By aja31
Looks great so far, love the details! Hope...

Looks great so far, love the details!

Hope you get the ich sorted out, I always have trouble with new fish.

My last batch of fish were in QT for 3 weeks, added them into the main tank, they...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 939
Posted By aja31
For glass tanks I use a single edge razor blade,...

For glass tanks I use a single edge razor blade, just stay away from the 1/2" around the seams. Makes my tank look like new with almost no effort required.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,132
Posted By aja31
That's great if you've done it for years and have...

That's great if you've done it for years and have it mastered. However the simple fact that there are 2-3 thread on this forum every WEEK with people who gassed their fish or can't figure out why all...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 21,622
Posted By aja31
This is going to be amazing. I love that you want...

This is going to be amazing. I love that you want small fish in large schools. That will be a lot of fish though. Might want to look into breeding them yourself lol.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By aja31
Cardinal tetras are 2.5x the size of anything on...

Cardinal tetras are 2.5x the size of anything on his stocking list. Im not sure on the filtration but I think you'll be ok though I wouldn't add any more until you see how it goes. I would personally...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,132
Posted By aja31
It has a USB controller for data collecting and...

It has a USB controller for data collecting and software updates so you can almost certainly change the atmospheric calibration depending on global co2 levels. It is a good question though.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,132
Posted By aja31
It says if they reach their stretch goal they...

It says if they reach their stretch goal they will offer a clear and a white version as well.

It seems like an incredible idea if it works. I'll probably pledge for one.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By aja31
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am waiting to...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I am waiting to hear back from the guy about the tank and what the dimensions are. Hopefully I will be picking it up next weekend if all goes well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By aja31
Moving Large Tank

It seems I am about to acquire a 150g tank, however I need to pick it up and transport it myself. I will be using the back of a minivan with the seats removed, but I was wondering if anyone who has...
Forum: Substrate 06-16-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By aja31
Clean water conditions, not substrate size is...

Clean water conditions, not substrate size is what matters for cories. I keep cories in a tank with both fine sand and eco complete. They prefer the large particle eco complete to the sand. Had them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By aja31
As I understand it the pure KNO3 from fertilizer...

As I understand it the pure KNO3 from fertilizer is a much less complex molecule then that from fish waste. They both register as NO3 on the test chart, but the fertilizer is much less toxic than the...
Forum: Substrate 06-14-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By aja31
I've had lots of people tell me that eco complete...

I've had lots of people tell me that eco complete is crushed lava rock. Which makes sense since if you look at crushed lava rock you probably couldn't tell the difference:
...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By aja31
Here is what I have found while using...

Here is what I have found while using Eco-Complete in my tanks:

Pros:
1. Looks good, dark substrate
2. Doesn't break down. Many of the nutrient rich substrates (like aquasoil) turn to...
Forum: Fish 06-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By aja31
Well I have completed the recommended treatment...

Well I have completed the recommended treatment of antibiotics. Unfortunately it seems to have made things worse. after the treatment completed 2 more rasboras are now covered in a cottony white...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By aja31
Turn off the CO2 and reduce lighting to 0-2 hours...

Turn off the CO2 and reduce lighting to 0-2 hours a day and you should be fine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By aja31
Amano shrimp get to be roughly the same size as a...

Amano shrimp get to be roughly the same size as a dwarf gouramis. I never had any problem with mine. In fact he liked to hide in the same corner as the shrimp.
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By aja31
I would also be interested in knowing this. I...

I would also be interested in knowing this. I recently bought a LED (not +) to use to light the back half of my tank since my finnex light is position in the front to get my carpet enough light.
...
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By aja31
Well it depends on how much you want to spend,...

Well it depends on how much you want to spend, but getting a controllable LED strip with RGB lights and dimming them to get the color you want is the best way to go. That way you can dial it in to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By aja31
This should put your mind at ease: Tempered...

This should put your mind at ease:

Tempered Glass Aquarium - YouTube
Forum: Fish 06-10-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By aja31
Well the shrimp seem entirely unphased by the...

Well the shrimp seem entirely unphased by the medication. They are acting completely normal. The snails however are freaking out. One is at the top of the tank out of the water and one is flipped its...
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