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Forum: Tank Journals 03-28-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By gudgeon_42
I'm not sure yet what i will do. I'm thinking of...

I'm not sure yet what i will do. I'm thinking of removing the cup and replacing it with a small piece of driftwood or a nice river stone. The cup was only really there for something for the catfish...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By gudgeon_42
Thanks for the comments. I am really surprised at...

Thanks for the comments. I am really surprised at the speed of the growth, It's like a weed on steroids! I need to learn how to take better photos of my tank. It looks so much better in real life.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-24-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By gudgeon_42
5 gallon planted journal

I've had this 5 gal set up for close to 2 years now and decided to plant it out for the second time after a temporary resident ate all my plants close to a year ago. 1 photo per day for 7 days...
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By gudgeon_42
I know when i used to have the plants healthy i...

I know when i used to have the plants healthy i would only do small water changes every few weeks or they would get upset. I bought some dechlorinator yesterday and did a water change using my...
Forum: Plants 02-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By gudgeon_42
I remember back when the tank had healthy plants...

I remember back when the tank had healthy plants i tried a 18w cfl in it because the 14w is worn out and 18w was all i could get. I had to switch back to the 14w because the 18w would make all the...
Forum: Plants 02-10-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By gudgeon_42
When i look at the deficiency chart it makes me...

When i look at the deficiency chart it makes me think nitrogen deficiency. Which could make sense because the one goldfish would have produced heaps of waste which would mean more nitrates....
Forum: Plants 02-10-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By gudgeon_42
Here are some photos of the sick wisteria and a...

Here are some photos of the sick wisteria and a photo of how the tank used to be. Also my lighting is a Philips Daylight 14W cfl.
Forum: Plants 02-10-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By gudgeon_42
Need help getting my planted tank to thrive again

A year ago i planted out my 5 gal tank with Ambulia, At first it had a hard time but then after a few weeks it set in and grew like a weed, my tank looked nice. I rescued a goldfish at some point and...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
Yes! finally a answer that makes sense. I was...

Yes! finally a answer that makes sense. I was starting to think along the lines of that after watching a video on a how laser diodes works. And to everyone saying stuff about purple haze and...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gudgeon_42
This is for a 5 gal so it has to be internal. I...

This is for a 5 gal so it has to be internal. I have jager in mind. The heater in the tank at the moment is a aqua one 25w cheapo. It has worked flawlessly for the last 16 months but it started doing...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By gudgeon_42
Microchip vs Thermostat controlled heater?

I need to buy a new heater. I'm not sure whether to go with a thermostat or microchip controlled. My understanding is that thermostats are prone to sticking and boiling your fish while microchips are...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By gudgeon_42
A heater is a yes for most plants. Id suggest a...

A heater is a yes for most plants. Id suggest a Jager heater as they are well built German heaters.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,580
Posted By gudgeon_42
You should also take into consideration that if...

You should also take into consideration that if the three tanks are connected and a disease or parasite outbreak happens in one tank now your other two tanks are going to get it as well.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
I could stick it at the top of my tank out of the...

I could stick it at the top of my tank out of the water and turn it on. Still probably shouldn't because they heat up in a matter of seconds out of the water.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
You can point the flash light at the floor and it...

You can point the flash light at the floor and it stops flickering. I think what it means is heater is dead.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
I'm afraid the message is to horrifying to tell...

I'm afraid the message is to horrifying to tell you all!
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
Yeah i find it really confuseing what it's doing,...

Yeah i find it really confuseing what it's doing, it just makes no sense. I don't think it has a led for a light either It has a small orange neon globe in it. I'm going to buy a new heater, this one...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
Yeah that's what i thought. I'm sure it never...

Yeah that's what i thought. I'm sure it never used to do it tho. It's only a cheap aqua one 25w for my 5 gallon. I'm going to replace it tho. I like the sound of the new microprocessor controlled...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
Not hallucinating, I took a video and it happens...

Not hallucinating, I took a video and it happens in that. And i tried it several times so i doubt it's a fish and again tonight and it still does it. Showed my other family members and they see it...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By gudgeon_42
The weirdest thing with a heater i have ever seen???????

Ok so we all know most thermostat aquarium heaters have a orange neon light to show they are running or not. Well last night i walk in the room in the dark and notice that the light on my heater was...
Forum: Lighting 04-18-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By gudgeon_42
Thanks i'll look into it, i'm pretty sure i'm...

Thanks i'll look into it, i'm pretty sure i'm going to make do with what i got for now then upgrade to the 15g in a few months. I can get digital ballast with bulb clips and all the needed wiring...
Forum: Lighting 04-18-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By gudgeon_42
'Disclaimer - ballasts and electricity in general...

'Disclaimer - ballasts and electricity in general can be dangerous. If you are not familiar with that, get someone knowledgeable to help you.'

I've wired up magnetic ballast before wiring them up...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By gudgeon_42
I fit a 18w cfl too it a while ago but the light...

I fit a 18w cfl too it a while ago but the light doesn't cover the whole length of the tank. I'm thinking of going two 14w cfls to evenly light the tank. I have plants thriving up one end but they...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By gudgeon_42
help over driveing T8

I have this t8 fixture that has only one 10w t8 which is pretty much useless it's that dim. My understanding is that overdriveing is done by connecting two positives from two digital ballast. If i...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By gudgeon_42
Thanks, according to that it looks like iron...

Thanks, according to that it looks like iron deficiency which is odd because the nutrients i dose have iron in them and i am dosing at the level stated on the bottle? it says 1ml per ten liters once...
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