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Forum: Substrate 06-15-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By jbig
i have not used flourite yet, but I have used...

i have not used flourite yet, but I have used eco-complete on 2 of my tanks with no complaints at all (co2/EI/high light).

will be trying flourite on my new 3g bookshelf in the next couple of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-11-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,227
Posted By jbig
HA! Whoops, that's where Google search gets you...

HA! Whoops, that's where Google search gets you sometimes.

Bump:

only top off with RO? no algae? sounds like this could be my dream tank. :hihi:

thanks for the update! sorry to revive this...
Forum: Lighting 06-09-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 97
Posted By jbig
Fluval Mini 13w PCL on 3g long Mr Aqua

Hi All,

I have a fluval mini 13w lying around from a year or two ago and i was thinking about putting it on my 3g long Mr Aqua.

I'm trying to set this tank up as a shrimp tank and would like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-09-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jbig
Thanks for all the responses everyone. My...

Thanks for all the responses everyone.

My parents had the water tested about a year ago but it was the most basic of water tests. Everything came out perfect other than our water being...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jbig
tap water TDS is off the charts! 100x10(1000ppm!!!!)

Hi all,

I've been quite lazy and detached from my tanks for the past few months but I've finally caught the obsessive bug again.

I've been dying to get into shrimp, but I tend to be weary...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-05-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,227
Posted By jbig
good luck with this tank, looks good so far. ...

good luck with this tank, looks good so far.

just ordered myself one of these mr aqua 3g longs off of marine depot (already have the 12g and love it) for my desk at work. Should be arriving this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-05-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By jbig
nice set up! i find that most of fluval's...

nice set up!

i find that most of fluval's stock lights that come with their tanks don't have too much power in them. best for low light set ups.
Forum: Algae 02-05-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By jbig
otos won't eat staghorn, and i'm pretty sure...

otos won't eat staghorn, and i'm pretty sure nerites won't either.

how is the flow in your tank?

I battled staghorn on wisteria in a 20g long for a while. I added a powerhead to distribute...
Forum: Lighting 01-06-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By jbig
Need Thoughts - Raising Lights

I have been looking around for some type of light raising kit but haven't been having much success or i'm not sure what will work best. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I can't hang the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 34,171
Posted By jbig
Wow

Wow
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By jbig
+ 1 to everything raymond said. I had a 20g long...

+ 1 to everything raymond said. I had a 20g long that eventually turned into a heavily planted wisteria jungle. after I would do heavy trims nitrates would spike. eventually I took all the wisteria...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,210
Posted By jbig
definitely do not drink it unless you're going to...

definitely do not drink it unless you're going to treat it or you're dying (you'll die a little quicker)

ever seen the show naked and afraid? just about every single person who says f**k it and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By jbig
how big is the tank/why do you find it easier to...

how big is the tank/why do you find it easier to dose daily? pressurized co2 maintenance is fairly easy.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,911
Posted By jbig
super awesome set up.

super awesome set up.
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 94,844
Posted By jbig
Also, for anyone using this light on a mr aqua...

Also, for anyone using this light on a mr aqua 12g:

http://www.guitarfish.org/2013/05/30/satellite-freshwater-led-review-part-2-par-readings

according to guitarfish, these are the PAR readings...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 94,844
Posted By jbig
As requested! My Mr aqua 12g long: Current...

As requested! My Mr aqua 12g long:
Current sat. +
Eheim 2213
Pressurized co2 (inline)
EI dosing + excel

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/25/5896d452d1f37e9ccdd0a9fc3eb997e4.jpg
Forum: Lighting 09-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 94,844
Posted By jbig
these lights are fantastic on my mr aqua 12g...

these lights are fantastic on my mr aqua 12g long. i'm 110% loving the ability to move my par from anywhere around 90/80 all the way down to 30/40. It makes trouble shooting algae issues a piece of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By jbig
do you know your tds count? i have an...

do you know your tds count? i have an outrageously high tds reading from my tap water (800-900) and i believe that successfully eliminates all my shrimp over time.
Forum: Algae 08-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By jbig
some of that looks like staghorn algae to me. not...

some of that looks like staghorn algae to me. not hair algae.
Forum: Algae 08-25-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By jbig
I eventually added some oto cats and i believe...

I eventually added some oto cats and i believe they decimated the problem. Still not sure if it was diatoms or not (i've never seen diatoms look like that) but it went away after the addition of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By jbig
I have very hard water as well. ...

I have very hard water as well.

Unfortunately I'm not sure how water hardness affects macro and micro nutrients. I have come to my conclusions based on process of elimination/guess and check. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By jbig
i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long...

i have the same light on a mr aqua 12 gallon long so those PAR charts from guitarfish are pretty exact for me.

I had mine set for full spectrum, got a crazy amount of staghorn, dropped it to the...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 15,798
Posted By jbig
This is a truly beautiful setup!

This is a truly beautiful setup!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,405
Posted By jbig
awesome looking tank!

awesome looking tank!
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By jbig
i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my...

i've got the s.repens from petsmart in two of my tanks. in both cases it went through a melting period (some melted, some didn't) and then bounced back. it grows tall in my 12g long so i keep it...
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