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Forum: Aquascaping 06-15-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
HybridHerp: I'm glad it's not visible haha. The...

HybridHerp: I'm glad it's not visible haha. The intakes are probably a few inches off the substrate and it seems to have enough circulation (with the koralia) to not cause significant stagnant...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
No problem.....I'm happy to answer questions. ...

No problem.....I'm happy to answer questions. At first , yes it was enough circulation with just the spray bar but as plants get thicker and you start to add other inline equipment, flow starts to...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-13-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
Tendertouche - Thanks. I'm always open to...

Tendertouche - Thanks. I'm always open to opinions and ideas for how to change things up or improve but thanks for the comments! If you need help setting up, just let me know.

In.A.Box - Yes it...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-12-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
Thanks for the comments! While I feel like I've...

Thanks for the comments! While I feel like I've come a long way from where I started, there are plenty of other tanks that I admire for their art scape and beauty and hope to achieve that look one...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-12-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Aquascaping 06-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By carlos05
75 gallon updated...

It's been a few months since I've set up my 75 gallon (2nd time). So far, it hasn't given me many problems *knock on wood* and I am pleased with the growth. I'm not sure what else I can do with the...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By carlos05
BTW, as soon as the tank clears, I'll take better...

BTW, as soon as the tank clears, I'll take better pics with my actual camera and not my phone...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By carlos05
Thanks for the input. I spent most of yesterday...

Thanks for the input. I spent most of yesterday getting materials and re-scaping the tank. I also made a huge mistake in trying to add miracle grow organic potting mix and capping it with some...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-02-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By carlos05
Need some opinions...

Hey everyone

I am trying to get back in to the planted tank scene and am re-cycling my 75g after dismantling almost a year ago. I bought this driftwood from an independent store and have placed...
Forum: DIY 04-02-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By carlos05
Cerges Reactor - Is neoprene hose safe?

I am attempting to get back into the planted tank scene and am trying to build a cerges reactor. I have almost everything I need from the list on the DIY Cerges reactor thread. There are a couple...
Forum: Substrate 05-30-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 167,939
Posted By carlos05
I need some advice with my MTS. I've been...

I need some advice with my MTS. I've been dealing with lots of algae lately and now I'm dealing with BBA and some other algae that I'm not sure what it is (it's brown, stringy, and on the lower...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-04-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 38,740
Posted By carlos05
Great tank. I have almost the exact set up and...

Great tank. I have almost the exact set up and its been a trial run for me. I just switched to mineralized soil almost 3 weeks ago but I'm slowly filling up my plant list. I also have to restock...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By carlos05
I have extremely high pH in my tap water so I'm...

I have extremely high pH in my tap water so I'm hoping the dolomite won't be a problem. From what I've read, it seems like it shouldn't leach into the water and its purpose is to keep the acidity of...
Forum: Substrate 08-18-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By carlos05
Thanks for the response. The only thing is that...

Thanks for the response. The only thing is that the color of the dirt is brown and not black. I guess this has to do with the topsoil itself.
Forum: Substrate 08-18-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By carlos05
Mineralized topsoil question

I wasn't sure whether or not to start a new thread or add to the sticky so I hope I'm not being to redundant.

I am trying the topsoil method since I am going to have to tear down my tank and start...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-06-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By carlos05
need help with dosing schedule

I've spent the past hour or so trying to come up with a more consistent dosing schedule and have come up with a plan. I was hoping I could get some input as to whether or not this is a good schedule...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By carlos05
I"ll be gone for about 4 weeks but I'm going to...

I"ll be gone for about 4 weeks but I'm going to try to come back in town once a week to take care of things around the house and to change the water. Would it be a good idea to cut the lighting to 2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By carlos05
Need help designing a plan for holiday break...

Its been a while since I've been here but I've been pretty busy with school and I just finished finals so I'm finally done. I'm going to be going home for the break and will be coming up here and...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By carlos05
Well as soon I finished typing my last post, the...

Well as soon I finished typing my last post, the relief valve exploded on me and all the CO2 escaped. I just lost 20 bucks worth of Co2 but at least nothing else broke (just scared the shi** out of...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By carlos05
The gauge should be working because when I turn...

The gauge should be working because when I turn off the cylinder and remove the regulator from the tank, it goes to 0. Once I attach the regulator to the cylinder and open the valve, it spikes up...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By carlos05
There is always air pressure in the regulator...

There is always air pressure in the regulator when the seloniod is off so the gauge doesn't go down until the air pressure starts to decrease. Last time I filled it, the pressure increased to about...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By carlos05
CO2 tank problems

I just refilled my 5lb tank yesterday and hooked it up to the Rex regulator like I have done for over a year and yesterday I saw something that I hadn't seen before. When I opened the knob of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,913
Posted By carlos05
thanks everyone for your kind comments.

thanks everyone for your kind comments.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-21-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,913
Posted By carlos05
Thanks! I hope I continue to keep it growing.

Thanks! I hope I continue to keep it growing.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,913
Posted By carlos05
Its been a couple of weeks now and plants...

Its been a couple of weeks now and plants continue to grow fairly well. I do have some staghorn and am trying to deal with it but its not terrible. (probably need to up the ferts). Here are some...
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