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Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,472
Posted By Ben Belton
No. No access to lab equipment. I just used a...

No. No access to lab equipment. I just used a regular test kit. I kept adding the Alk Buffer and testing the next day and not getting the result I was expecting. So I added a bunch of it once,...
Forum: Plants   02-16-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Ben Belton
No, but might give that a try.

No, but might give that a try.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,472
Posted By Ben Belton
I'm using Aquasoil and am having a similar...

I'm using Aquasoil and am having a similar experience with KH. Maybe I should be double checking the GH too. I had been trying to maintain my KH at 4 with Seachem Alk Buffer, but it kept going back...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-16-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,317
Posted By Ben Belton
I'm a neighbor too. :-)

I'm a neighbor too. :-)
Forum: Plants   02-16-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Ben Belton
Eleocharis mini?

I ordered some mini hair grass from a tissue culture vendor a few months ago and it has started to fill in. It is very un-uniform and some is up to 6" long. It doesn't look like pics people have...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-15-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,905
Posted By Ben Belton
This is pretty over the top. Will be fun to...

This is pretty over the top. Will be fun to watch the process.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,714
Posted By Ben Belton
You ended up having to do more work on your tub...

You ended up having to do more work on your tub than on your aquarium.
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Ben Belton
I can't find that Tek is made anymore. If you...

I can't find that Tek is made anymore. If you have a link, let me know. I'd love one of those. Back in the days before LED everyone wanted a Tek. I have one for my 75 but is the wrong length for...
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Ben Belton
I'm not going to waste money on something crazy,...

I'm not going to waste money on something crazy, but I can afford whatever gets the job done. I can't find it now, but I found a freshwater version of THIS...
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Ben Belton
T5 Lighting Recommendations

Looking for recommendations for 36" 4 bulb T5 fixture.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ben Belton
I have those on my tank. They are a little...

I have those on my tank. They are a little sturdier than I expected, but I go out of my way not to test their durability. :-)
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,731
Posted By Ben Belton
Seems like it has gotten its legs and started to...

Seems like it has gotten its legs and started to take off on you finally. Looks great.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,902
Posted By Ben Belton
Sorry if this is posted elsewhere. I looked...

Sorry if this is posted elsewhere. I looked around at your old threads. Can you describe how you make your hills? I assume you make a circle of rocks and put media in the middle, but how do you...
Forum: Substrate   01-22-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,066
Posted By Ben Belton
I have seen a couple people post in other threads...

I have seen a couple people post in other threads about the BD sand being a tiny bit oily when you first get it, and they recommend a little bit of soap in your rinse. No one here mentions that. ...
Forum: Substrate   01-19-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Ben Belton
Aquasoil Question

For those of you that use Aquasoil, do you dose anything in the water? I know ADA wants you to add Brightly K, so I am adding some potassium (GH Booster), but anything else? I am also dosing a...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 36,739
Posted By Ben Belton
I would love a "lawn" of Syngonanthus. Looks...

I would love a "lawn" of Syngonanthus. Looks good and happy.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,072
Posted By Ben Belton
Good luck. Sucks you have had such a hard time...

Good luck. Sucks you have had such a hard time getting going. Looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By Ben Belton
I still haven't fixed my old filters or sent them...

I still haven't fixed my old filters or sent them off. The holidays got in the way, and I don't need them right now. However, I got an email from the service place today, and thought I'd update the...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-22-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,478
Posted By Ben Belton
+ 1

+ 1
Forum: Tank Journals   12-22-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Ben Belton
Looks good. I am trying to get something similar...

Looks good. I am trying to get something similar going myself, but I didn't do the dry start. Good luck.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-22-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ben Belton
Enjoying your tank build. Creative use of...

Enjoying your tank build.

Creative use of that pagoda stone
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-18-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Ben Belton
It has been a long time, but when I tried...

It has been a long time, but when I tried something similar in the past the units on the strip were not in the range we needed for planted tanks. Again, just an example, but we need it to measure...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-10-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Ben Belton
Thanks, you're right in that I don't want to add...

Thanks, you're right in that I don't want to add yet something else to the tank. I would love to use an inline heater, but the tank and stand are small. There is very little tubing length between...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-08-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Ben Belton
After all this time I finally have it planted. ...

After all this time I finally have it planted.

Elocharis sp mini
Crypt parva
Crypt nevelli
Ludwigia actuata- tiny tissue culture plants too small to see in back I have some big stuff coming...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-08-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ben Belton
That's one of the most detailed setup journals...

That's one of the most detailed setup journals I've seen. Looks good.
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