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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Whiskey
Makes me wonder why it wasn't themed after one of...

Makes me wonder why it wasn't themed after one of the water worlds,...

Whiskey
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-26-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 193
Posted By Whiskey
Be careful with dry ferts anyway, just a pinch...

Be careful with dry ferts anyway, just a pinch (about 1/16 tsp) of KNO3 or K2SO4 raises the TDS of a gallon of water from 10 to 100 for me. It's best to dose in moderation and keep an eye on TDS...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Whiskey
Agreed, my tds from the tap is 4 times what the...

Agreed, my tds from the tap is 4 times what the target level should be for CRS, I was totally unable to keep them prior to switching to RO.

Whiskey
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By Whiskey
I have a couple tanks. Photo-period: 10...

I have a couple tanks.

Photo-period: 10 hours - split period
Tank type: Low tech
Tank Size: 10G
Light Fixture: Fuge Ray - backed down a couple clicks, maybe running 80% power.
Fixutre Height...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-15-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By Whiskey
I think some Anubius on the piled up part of the...

I think some Anubius on the piled up part of the drift wood with the branches that come out left bare would look really good!

You often don't know until you try though, give it a shot is my...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-10-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By Whiskey
I think the rock piles need to come away from the...

I think the rock piles need to come away from the glass sides a bit, put them more toward the golden ratio.

Hth,
Whiskey
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Whiskey
It will, but not as much as some people think. ...

It will, but not as much as some people think. I've seen about a 5-15% reduction in light depending on how much I let the hard water stains build up on the glass before cleaning.

Honestly if I...
Forum: Plants 07-09-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Whiskey
If it were me I think I would start by adding...

If it were me I think I would start by adding more potassium, though it could easily be nitrate with an outside chance of Iron as well.

You only have one defficancy at a time, but once you clear...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,339
Views: 638,206
Posted By Whiskey
There are some really nice tanks here! ...

There are some really nice tanks here!

Here is my contribution, 10G shrimp tank - eclipse hood filter, but I retrofitted a fuge ray in there with the light turned back a little bit.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-07-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
You are both absolutely right, the background...

You are both absolutely right, the background will go before the final contest picture. It is just paper printed with a color, I was trying different things to see what color I wanted. Water got on...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
Thank you for the kind comments and advice! ...

Thank you for the kind comments and advice!

Whiskey
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-07-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Whiskey
Haha! That's my exact tank. I quite like it, I...

Haha! That's my exact tank. I quite like it, I use the stock light and it works quite well for a low tech shrimp tank. I grow any low tech plants I choose.

A word of advice, the pump that...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Whiskey
How long did you wait? Mine takes about 2 hours...

How long did you wait? Mine takes about 2 hours after concentrations are at 30ppm to change color.

Try checking your PH and see if that is going down, you can use kh and ph to get a more useful...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Whiskey
I wish I could find a Evolve 8 for $35! I...

I wish I could find a Evolve 8 for $35!

I have the 2G as a work tank and love it, here is a pic:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7082/13825503295_a30826f041_c.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,994
Posted By Whiskey
After a very productive thread about the AGA...

After a very productive thread about the AGA competition I made a couple small changes, check out the new scape!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14361500519_a716e803f2_c.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 07-01-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Whiskey
I had the same light setup over a 20 once and it...

I had the same light setup over a 20 once and it was a very easy to maintain tank. Plenty of light to grow most plants at a moderate rate, but not so much that things were out of control and I was...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
I do hear where you are coming from, a lush...

I do hear where you are coming from, a lush background works really well in some tanks, but in this little 10G with this scape it takes up so much front to back space that I think it detracts from...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
The original for easy reference: ...

The original for easy reference:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3865/14334487820_9f360d61a6_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94982813@N04/14334487820/)
FrontView...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
What does everyone think? Is this better? ...

What does everyone think? Is this better?
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14361500519_a716e803f2_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/94982813@N04/14361500519/)
Post...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
Some very good points. A single stem of anything...

Some very good points. A single stem of anything is a bad idea,.. I was hoping to get some red out of that one but as you see that never happened. Changing the java ferns to behind the stump will ...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-01-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Whiskey
True story! And a great message. Thank...

True story! And a great message.


Thank you!
You did great AnotherHobby! Your arduino builds really inspired me to making 2 of my own, and your tank is just fantastic. Just getting a comment...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-01-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Whiskey
That's just what I was going to say! Make sure...

That's just what I was going to say! Make sure to get the ones with the electrical contacts in them. You can pick some up on amazon that are plastic for like $20. Worked great for me until I...
Forum: Plants 07-01-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By Whiskey
Amazonia has lots of nutrients except potassium...

Amazonia has lots of nutrients except potassium from what I remember, if I were a betting man I'd bet you will see that run out first.

Followed by Nitrate.

I wish I had used amazonia instead of...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By Whiskey
I would have gotten a good needle valve!!!! ...

I would have gotten a good needle valve!!!!

I have a fantastic one in the mail,.. I got by for a while using a PH controller, but I think with all the switching off and on it does something to the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-30-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Whiskey
That is awesome!! Whiskey

That is awesome!!

Whiskey
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