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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By smiller
I decided the week before last to experiment and...

I decided the week before last to experiment and see what happens. I do water changes on Sunday so I dosed macros on Sunday and micros on Monday, skipped Tuesday and dosed macros on Wed and micros on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By smiller
EI Water Change Schedule-Anyone Do Every Other Week?

I've religiously changed 50-60% of my water once a week on my 150. Anyone ever tried once every two weeks and seen any downturn in plant heath?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By smiller
Thanks for all of the info.

Thanks for all of the info.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By smiller
On the one thread I came across on this subject...

On the one thread I came across on this subject someone said that because the bubbles coming from the needle wheel are already so small that the reactor won't reduce the size more than they are at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By smiller
Anyone Run a Reactor After a Needle Wheel Pump?

I did a search and only found one thread on this which was over a year ago. I am curious if it helps to break down the tiny bubbles that are already created by the needle wheel and if so does it also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By smiller
I use a 50/50 strip white light/actinic and get...

I use a 50/50 strip white light/actinic and get fantastic growth. As long as you have enough of the proper lighting the blues won't matter.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,401
Posted By smiller
Aquarists- Our manzanita is untreated. Safe for...

Aquarists- Our manzanita is untreated. Safe for aquariums.



But it appears you can not select a specific piece.


"This is a natural branch. We cannot specify exact width and height on each...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By smiller
I get that whenever I have tried to add most...

I get that whenever I have tried to add most mosses. The new growth grows out clean and then I trim off the fuzzy stuff.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By smiller
Wild Plants for the Aquarium

I am at our place in East Texas for a couple of days and while out in the boat fishing on the property I noticed some nice looking plants that had reached the surface. As the water is so cold I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By smiller
BTW...the manual timers are there because the...

BTW...the manual timers are there because the LEDs won't play nice with the controller.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By smiller
Yes, one would suffice if you wanted it to break...

Yes, one would suffice if you wanted it to break and shut the entire system down as opposed to whatever piece of equipment caused the problem.

The box was designed for my saltwater tank when...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By smiller
left side, middle and right

left side, middle and right
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By smiller
You also have the choice of using a needle wheel...

You also have the choice of using a needle wheel pump.

If you have never used a sump don't forget rule #1.....make sure when you turn off your pump the sump is large enough to hold any back flow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By smiller
I have an established tank with no real algae...

I have an established tank with no real algae issues and I can't even show moss to my water without getting algae on it.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By smiller
Great looking tank.

Great looking tank.
Forum: Fish 02-27-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By smiller
Congo Tetra Picture

Here is one of my 7 Congos
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By smiller
Beautiful tank BTW!

Beautiful tank BTW!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By smiller
You are going to have a really tough time pulling...

You are going to have a really tough time pulling your temp down more than 1-3 degrees with fans alone. More than that I would have to see to believe. If you want more than that you would probably...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By smiller
BBA only on driftwood question.....so far

My 150 has been running for 10 months, 8 months of low tech and the last two months with CO2 and EI. I would consider it medium light with one strip of 27 LEDs in a 28 inch deep tank. Drop checker is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
Isn't that the same system than any unmodified...

Isn't that the same system than any unmodified overflow uses? Just wanting to make sure I'm not missing something here. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
I'm not familiar with a gravity fed siphon...

I'm not familiar with a gravity fed siphon system. How does that work?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
Mine are 1.5 inches also. I experimented with...

Mine are 1.5 inches also. I experimented with covering my sump but it made no difference. It would have had to make a big difference for me to continue that as I use a fan blowing in the sump in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
I have dual overflows with Herbie standpipes. I...

I have dual overflows with Herbie standpipes. I keep the water level up almost to the top of the overflows to eliminate air and to reduce water movement in the overflows. I have each of the drains...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
I go through 5 lbs on my 150 w/sump every 12-15...

I go through 5 lbs on my 150 w/sump every 12-15 days. I don't feel as bad now. :biggrin:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By smiller
I went low tech in my 150 for about eight months...

I went low tech in my 150 for about eight months before I got bored with it, but it gave me time to do more research and get the feel for a planted tank where I could move into high tech with...
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