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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 260
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I tried purigen and I think I like adding the...

I tried purigen and I think I like adding the floss better. The purigen can be recharged by soaking it in bleach but you'll have that as added maintenance. For the floss you can simply wash it or...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
If you are going pressurized C02 then you need to...

If you are going pressurized C02 then you need to look for the following:

1. A digital timer / or a PH controller if you want to control the c02 injection by PH the of your tank. For the timer,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
@kisanjong: I'd like to help. I've used the...

@kisanjong: I'd like to help. I've used the calculator a lot. I'm not a programmer though but I can offer my UI/UX services.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The sera reactor is basically the ISTA turbo...

The sera reactor is basically the ISTA turbo reactor. Either way they have the same setup as the regular ISTA MIX reactor.

I ran with both 3 and 5 BPS and the amount of bubbles coming out from...
Forum: Plants 07-25-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Snails most of the time can only eat dying or...

Snails most of the time can only eat dying or unhealthy leaves.

Based on some of the photos, you might have some sort of nutrient deficiency or could be C02. At some point your plants will be...
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
What type of lighting are you looking for? High...

What type of lighting are you looking for? High light? Low light?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Nice! Make sure you keep an eye on the nutrient...

Nice! Make sure you keep an eye on the nutrient levels. The last thing you want are the plants talling after getting good growth.

Also try exploring small mid ground plants to add some volume to...
Forum: Plants 07-24-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
It will grow very slowly without C02. It will not...

It will grow very slowly without C02. It will not thrive without it. It is a fast growing plant TBH. It just grows short which is why it is a good foreground/mid-ground plant.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Below is a pic of my old 5 gallon which is an...

Below is a pic of my old 5 gallon which is an example of a dutch tank.

http://www.eyeball-design.com/rpt/old_5_gallon.jpg

For algae control we use:

Siamese Algae Eater - Hair Algae...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,644
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
If you don't have any fish/shrimp in the tank...

If you don't have any fish/shrimp in the tank then do a high dose of H202. It should help clear it out. Start with sport treatment but don't cheap out on the amount of H202.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Me too but I would not want to rush it. I want to...

Me too but I would not want to rush it. I want to take my time carefully scaping it.



Building it was half the fun! I love building things and it was also my first time working with a miter...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I stared at that setup once all the equipment was...

I stared at that setup once all the equipment was plugged in and I was not too happy either. I have a plan to change it but I need to find some nice cable grommets. I'll take it down after a month. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I don't combine my nitrates and phosphates...

I don't combine my nitrates and phosphates because usually I end up overdosing the nitrates. The phosphates I'm not worried even if I ran close to 5+ PPM. Overdosing the nitrates will force me to do...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Planted+ is going to be too much. 12 gallon long...

Planted+ is going to be too much. 12 gallon long is only 9 inches in height. If you add 1-2 inches of substrate then you have 7-8 inches in height from the light to substrate. If you put the original...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Could be C02. How big is that tank and how is the...

Could be C02. How big is that tank and how is the c02 being added to the tank? Diffuser?
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Any filter floss will work. I place my floss...

Any filter floss will work. I place my floss between the coarse foam and the biomax.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The tank is !@#@!#! planted! I got my plant...

The tank is !@#@!#! planted!

I got my plant order from Bartohog and even bought some plants-in-a-bag from Petsmart. I was not going to do partial planting of the tank since I want to get my C02 /...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
40B's height and depth is a good balance. 12...

40B's height and depth is a good balance. 12 inches in height is not a lot of room for stem plants once you add another 2-3 inches of substrate. Deeper tanks also allow you to scape better since the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
If the film is not to thick then run a bubble...

If the film is not to thick then run a bubble stone or air stone but use a small amount of air to create small bubbles. This will break up the scum and prevent it from getting thicker.

Again the...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You buy a filter for filtration and a circulation...

You buy a filter for filtration and a circulation pump for circulation. I am running an eheim 2217 with an inline heater and a C02 reactor. The filter is still clean but the flow is probably not...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Adding a circulation pump is your best bet at...

Adding a circulation pump is your best bet at this point. I have the same setup with an eheim 2217 with an inline heater and ISTA MIX c02 reactor. I think the flow won't be enough in the long run so...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Ohhhhh I like this wifey tank idea! "Honey can I...

Ohhhhh I like this wifey tank idea! "Honey can I set you up with a 75 gallon gold fish tank??! (and wait for you to turn it over to me after a few months!!)" eheheh
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
The impellers actually spin the water so you do...

The impellers actually spin the water so you do not get a simple downward and upward flow through the exit tube which should keep the bubbles at the top of the reactor and more contact time with the...
Forum: Plants 07-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I have to try this. How long before you wash the...

I have to try this. How long before you wash the plant after spraying?
Forum: Plants 07-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
H202 Plant Dip

I've got some plants coming in and was wondering what is the correct ratio for doing an H202 plant dip and how long should the plants be dipped?
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