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Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,900
Posted By gnikwoc
I'm just sold on your experience with the needle...

I'm just sold on your experience with the needle valve. Would be great to hear availability.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,329
Posted By gnikwoc
Nice. A great way of doing the co2 in the filter...

Nice. A great way of doing the co2 in the filter for me was using the chopstick method with the end tapered. Feeding that in a hob filter gives great dissolution rates.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By gnikwoc
If there is a lot of condensation on the sides of...

If there is a lot of condensation on the sides of your tank then humidity is too high. Just open for 10 mins once or twice
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By gnikwoc
Use rubbing alcohol just with cotton wool.. It's...

Use rubbing alcohol just with cotton wool.. It's strong enough to kill the mold but it's fine for the grass. I don't think it was necessary to remove the root caps.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,329
Posted By gnikwoc
Great looking tank! I didn't see it mentioned...

Great looking tank! I didn't see it mentioned what tank is that and what size? Also can you detail your filter mid a bit more? Your turned it into an overflow box? Pics?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-19-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By gnikwoc
I personally would say acclimation (transition to...

I personally would say acclimation (transition to emersed )is the issue. I've done a few dry starts (doing one now).. It's disheartening to see the brown but I would say.. Just cut the leaves...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,002
Posted By gnikwoc
How's this tank doing?

How's this tank doing?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By gnikwoc
My suggestions are some thing like Blyxa Japonica...

My suggestions are some thing like Blyxa Japonica at the end of the path to soften out the the transition to tank wall. I'd also have some smaller stones on the sides of the path/riverbed to make it...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,807
Posted By gnikwoc
give your DHG a tiight trimming, quite short and...

give your DHG a tiight trimming, quite short and clean off the BGA with a tooth brush.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,851
Posted By gnikwoc
Nice tank, nice stand. Epic empty canvas right...

Nice tank, nice stand. Epic empty canvas right here.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By gnikwoc
Actually, I'm going to give you some other input....

Actually, I'm going to give you some other input. Substrate is something that really can make us noobs life *sooo* much easier. I do a lot of emersed plants/carpet emersed plants in miracle gro and...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By gnikwoc
OK. So just spray with a weak ferlizer solution,...

OK. So just spray with a weak ferlizer solution, as you don't want to burn your plants , but they need food. you want the water level below the sand. Keep it covered and 10-12 hour photo period is...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By gnikwoc
What substrate is that? The biggest and probably...

What substrate is that? The biggest and probably hardest issue I had with dry start is; leave it alone. Especially in the first week or so, when the plants transition.

If it's an inert substrate,...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,383
Posted By gnikwoc
How's this tank doing? Also- you posted one...

How's this tank doing?

Also- you posted one shot of your cube, that looked fantastic! I want to know more about that!
Don't see other posts by you about it.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,447
Posted By gnikwoc
I'd really like to see the dwarf sag carpet. ...

I'd really like to see the dwarf sag carpet.
And get creative witht he title, but this defs isn't low tech anymore :D
Forum: Plants 05-25-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,467
Posted By gnikwoc
How do you tell this? And looking forward...

How do you tell this?


And looking forward to this becoming a more common Erio!

Last favour, can you put something in for perspective on size nowadays?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,447
Posted By gnikwoc
That's a great looking tank, I think this needs...

That's a great looking tank, I think this needs more love from TPT.
This will look better and better, I see you're making the foreground "grass" (what plant is that?) more and more dense, keep up...
Forum: Plants 05-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,467
Posted By gnikwoc
Yeah I've been following this thread for a while...

Yeah I've been following this thread for a while - keep up with those updates :)

To me the difference between E Sulawesi and E. Rat pictures (limited to what I've found on forums) seem to be a...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 24,447
Posted By gnikwoc
This is a great looking tank - put up those pics...

This is a great looking tank - put up those pics once you deflood!

And impressed with your diligence in updating (justneedsmorepiks ;))
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 40,120
Posted By gnikwoc
That tree is looking better and better. Really...

That tree is looking better and better. Really cool.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By gnikwoc
Thanks, this is what I was planning on doing. All...

Thanks, this is what I was planning on doing. All your input is appreciated. I think raising the GH as I have been doing (slowly) is potentially working. I saw 2 shrimps that I hadn't seen in ages....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By gnikwoc
Sorry. That was a typo. Nitrite is 0ppm. I...

Sorry. That was a typo. Nitrite is 0ppm. I thought that Nitrate wasn't an issue. There seem to be many shrimpers doing EI with no problems. Or is this abnormal? I never knew that one should drip for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By gnikwoc
I didn't want to thread hijack a recent similar...

I didn't want to thread hijack a recent similar problem sounding thread;
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=640090

So here goes;
I'm also an NYC (trying to be) shrimp keeper. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,189
Posted By gnikwoc
Your DIY skill are intense, very anal, very...

Your DIY skill are intense, very anal, very impressive. Just a quick question. What do you do about pressure build up since you regulate pressure?
I didn't see an area where you bleed off, or do...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By gnikwoc
Tom Barr (plantbrain) sells some great Manzanita...

Tom Barr (plantbrain) sells some great Manzanita (PM me or him directly for details). (Not a seller) review, I was very happy with mine. Just from a practical perspective and this being an office...
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