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Forum: Plants 02-26-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Hardax
Care to share?

Care to share?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
Pretty new to this but all my reading seemed to...

Pretty new to this but all my reading seemed to indicate that you should do this to avoid rotting leaves under the substrate?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
The plants I have seem healthy enough. Tank...

The plants I have seem healthy enough.

Tank is a 30 gallon cube about 18x18x20. Light is a T5HO about 8" above the tank. Substrate is a mix of Florite and regular gravel. No CO2 yet but I have all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
Yeah, they just float there waiting for me to...

Yeah, they just float there waiting for me to walk by and when I look at them, they snap off a stem and flip me the middle fin!

Only other fish in the tank right now are 4 scissortails and a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
Nope. Newly planted and nice and healthy. Woke up...

Nope. Newly planted and nice and healthy. Woke up this morning to two more cut off. Stem is about 15" tall and its been cut off about 6" down. I know these are not just previously planted stems that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
Just discovered some snails this morning. They're...

Just discovered some snails this morning. They're small enough that I cant really identify them but one is a brown color. Any chance snails would eat right through rotalia stems?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Hardax
Corys chewing stem plants in half

Anyone else have issues with their corys not digging up plants but lopping them in half? In all my research, I havent ready anything about corys being interested in chewing on stem plants like this?...
Forum: Lighting 02-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By Hardax
Dont do it! I was determined to get the double...

Dont do it! I was determined to get the double brights working for my 18" deep cube. Spent a lot of money and ended up swapping them out for T5's anyway. They just arent bright enough for a planted...
Forum: Plants 02-13-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Hardax
bottoms will grow fine but eventually get kind of...

bottoms will grow fine but eventually get kind of scraggly and will need to be replaced.
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Hardax
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Hardax
How to attach regulator to paintball bottle without loosing co2?

I decided to go the paintball/Aqutek regulator (with adapter) route for my tank. There doesn't seem to be any specific instruction on how to put the regulator on a paintball bottle. I am wondering...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,358
Posted By Hardax
Did you just fill your tank with water and...

Did you just fill your tank with water and immediately put fish in? You mention you have another tank set up so I would have to guess you know the basics on setting up a new tank? If not, there is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,224
Posted By Hardax
$25 for a 5lb here in NH. It's actually cheaper...

$25 for a 5lb here in NH. It's actually cheaper to go paintball here.
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 179,341
Posted By Hardax
Would having 2 sets of LED fixtures double the...

Would having 2 sets of LED fixtures double the PAR value like it does for T5HO?

I have 2 of the Marineland Double Brights on my 18" high tank and wonder where I am at for light levels?
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Hardax
I always recommend getting a heater rated for a...

I always recommend getting a heater rated for a larger tank than you have. It wont have to work as hard keeping the temperature stable.
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By Hardax
Just a note on cost when considering a larger co2...

Just a note on cost when considering a larger co2 tank. In my area it is actually cheaper to go paintball compared to a 10lb tank. Other than the hassle of more frequent refills it is not always a...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,237
Posted By Hardax
pantyhose.

pantyhose.
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Hardax
My tank is 18" high and I have 2x18 T5 over it 4"...

My tank is 18" high and I have 2x18 T5 over it 4" above the tank. When I questioned if this was enough or too much light a while back, Hoppy said it was too much?? Is the extra 4 watts really making...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By Hardax
Are you saying its only been 15 minutes since you...

Are you saying its only been 15 minutes since you mixed up the yeast mixture? It will take at least a couple of hours up to 24 hours before you start to see really active co2 production. Give it some...
Forum: Lighting 12-13-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Hardax
Thanks for the input Hoppy. So do you think this...

Thanks for the input Hoppy. So do you think this is too much light for my sized tank? I certainly understand about the coverage issues. Been a pain in my side ever since I got this tank.
Forum: Lighting 12-13-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Hardax
That's great to hear . Thanks. Fantastic looking...

That's great to hear . Thanks. Fantastic looking tank btw!
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Hardax
I tend to run my tanks with a low water level so...

I tend to run my tanks with a low water level so that in addition to the legs of the fixture, I would guess 5 inches or so off the surface.
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By Hardax
30 gal cube. T5HO 2x18watt exsessive?

Well, my experiment with Marineland LED double brights seems to have been a failure considering the anemic plant growth and algae issues I have been having.

Time for a change.

There are not a...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 28,913
Posted By Hardax
I have a C3 waiting to be installed. Question...

I have a C3 waiting to be installed. Question donnoj. Did you find that your C2 or C3 doesnt fit down on the rim of your tank all the way? I did a test fit the other day on mine and noticed that it...
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By Hardax
Thank you very much Dhavoc for taking the time to...

Thank you very much Dhavoc for taking the time to post these pics. On one hand I am relieved that I didn't go for the Reef Capable's. Way too bright. Of course now I am terribly concerned about the...
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