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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2016, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Little Soprano
Thats half the reason I like this house, it has...

Thats half the reason I like this house, it has room for my own fish room LOL. And concrete slab=big tanks galore.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Little Soprano
Might be moving in near future?

So my BF and I finally found a nice house, in a great neighborhood, with everything we want, for the right price. If everything goes well, we may very well be moving soon.

Now the house has a...
Forum: Equipment   01-31-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Little Soprano
The water falls about 1/4" from the overflow...

The water falls about 1/4" from the overflow weirs to where I keep the water level. Very little splash. In the sump, there is very little water movement, but I suppose I could try sealing it better,...
Forum: Equipment   01-30-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I could do that as well, its just it seems...

Well I could do that as well, its just it seems I'm still having a hard time getting my CO2 levels up. I'm getting good growth, but BBA is still growing, so clearly its not high enough lol. My drop...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-30-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,848
Posted By Little Soprano
I've had the DSunY reef version (same model as...

I've had the DSunY reef version (same model as yours basically with the fancy controller), on my SW tank since last January, with zero complaints. Has never faltered once.
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I think the problem is the water thats by...

Well I think the problem is the water thats by passing the filtration pads by means of the CO2 reactor. Its not like the water looks filthy but I notice fine particles floating around.
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Little Soprano
It's not bubbles. Its extremely fine particles. I...

It's not bubbles. Its extremely fine particles. I do have some CO2 micro bubbles, but my sump barely has any water movement in it. Surface has the slightest ripple over the first baffle and that's it.
Forum: Equipment   01-29-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By Little Soprano
Filter Socks on a planted tank?

So my CO2 reactor had to be set-up with the pump in my first sump chamber and the hose at the output of the return pump. Being that the pump is only 350gph, probably closer to 250 with the resistance...
Forum: Fish   01-28-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Little Soprano
Mine always just play with their reflections in...

Mine always just play with their reflections in the glass most of the time. It seems to be their favorite activity, until someone gets close to the tank, then they just come beg for food. If they...
Forum: Equipment   01-28-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,650
Posted By Little Soprano
I don't even personally think an anti siphon hole...

I don't even personally think an anti siphon hole is necessary if you set up your returns in the right way. I have mine so the one nozzle is only about an inch below the overflows. So I have my sump...
Forum: Fish   01-27-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Little Soprano
Very interesting color morph! It's beautiful! I...

Very interesting color morph! It's beautiful! I love my rainbow shark, very nice fish, lots of character and interactive as well once they get to know you.
Forum: Plants   01-27-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Little Soprano
Is five lights really that high on a tank that's...

Is five lights really that high on a tank that's 24" deep with 24" of width? Especially with the lights sitting almost 30" from the substrate? My only algae is BBA which, in my tanks, is almost...
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I have now seen that the amazon sword had...

Well I have now seen that the amazon sword had emersed leaves. I have a lot of new leaves now that are a completely different shape that are a healthy dark green. So maybe that is true as well. Most...
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Little Soprano
I do have signs of true carbon deficiency (the...

I do have signs of true carbon deficiency (the white on a few leaves throughout the tank), so I am hoping that the reactor will help so I'm not losing my bubbles like I am with the ceramic diffuser....
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I am ALMOST done with the CO2 reactor so...

Well I am ALMOST done with the CO2 reactor so hopefully that will solve that part of the issue. I have glass lids on order for the sump right now, so maybe that along with the reactor might help?
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Forum: DIY   01-25-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Little Soprano
Yes. I just can't get it to thread with the tape....

Yes. I just can't get it to thread with the tape. Even one layer it won't turn....
Forum: Equipment   01-25-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Little Soprano
Where to put output from reactor?

So now thanks to BigBuddha, I now "almost" have a cerges reactor ready to go.

I'm missing one part, the 1/2" insert barb to 3/4" threaded connection. I grabbed the wrong part (1/2" insert to 3/4"...
Forum: DIY   01-25-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Little Soprano
Well I guess that's the best answer I could ask...

Well I guess that's the best answer I could ask for! Only other question I have, since you seem to have done it.... How did you get the teflon tape to work on the brass on brass fittings? I tried one...
Forum: DIY   01-25-2016, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Little Soprano
Filter Housing for Cerges?

So both my Lowes and Home Depot both don't carry the whirlpool or GE filter housings anymore. I got a different one at Home Depot, but the cap looks completely different then all the videos I've seen...
Forum: DIY   01-24-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Little Soprano
Cerges Reactor pump suggestions?

I am finally going to give in. I was able to get my drop checker to a blue-green today, but I'm just POURING on the CO2. The tank is a 120g tank with a sump. I have minimized splashing as much as I...
Forum: Plants   01-21-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Little Soprano
It will shoot out roots from the nodes and the...

It will shoot out roots from the nodes and the roots will reach into the substrate and literally pull it down. I'll have to get a picture. I have probably 10-12 stems growing horizontally across my...
Forum: Plants   01-21-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Little Soprano
How to get stems to grow straight?

Over the last week my stems have finally started to take off growing in the new tank. The new growth is finally very healthy too. I have lovely pink tops on the rotala indica, and ludiwigia repens...
Forum: Equipment   01-20-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Little Soprano
If it makes you feel any better.... I have a 120...

If it makes you feel any better.... I have a 120 gallon tank, on a pre-built stand made of double 1x4s, skinned in 3/4" plywood, tongue and groove. The tank itself? It weighs 230 pounds. Just with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-19-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By Little Soprano
I am older then you are but not by a whole lot...

I am older then you are but not by a whole lot (21), and my BF and I live with his mother. I'll say this, she has been the most whole hearted supporter of our hobby of fish keeping. She let us put a...
Forum: Plants   01-19-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Little Soprano
Bump. Zapins suggested it could be mechanical...

Bump. Zapins suggested it could be mechanical damage, I have some more pictures of the other plants, so I figured I'd post. On the Rotala Indica, those are holes not diatoms.
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