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Forum: Lighting 07-26-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By shackscs
I know but I don't to give up that crisp color in...

I know but I don't to give up that crisp color in exchange fir a yellowish cokor.

Not my first time with planted tanks, just away for a kong time.

I will drop actinics in lieu of maybe 6700k?
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By shackscs
Thanks. What are my color choices? I was...

Thanks.

What are my color choices? I was thinking 4 10k and 2 actinic?

Or possibly 4 6500k and 2 actinic?
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By shackscs
T5HO lighting choices

On, I built an led lighting array for my 125 more than a year ago but I don't have time to trouble shoot bad leds ot faulty power supply so I am building a T5-HO fixture for my canopy, I need...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By shackscs
Plant club doing a setup at Big Al's Aquarium in PA?

The owner of Big Al's in Pennsylvania (East Norriton) said that someone from one of the local plant clubs was willing to setup a planted tank in the store.

We have set aside a 75 gallon tank to be...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By shackscs
Well, you could do what most people do and this...

Well, you could do what most people do and this drill an 1/8" hole just below the water line of the return lines, unless you have the arms such as the ones seen on the Oceanic or All-GLass tanks that...
Forum: Fish 03-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By shackscs
My first breeding experince with bettas: I...

My first breeding experince with bettas:

I used a 2.5 gallon tank, that came with 2 dividers. I placed the male on the larger side and the female on the smaller side of the tank.

I conditioned...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,193
Posted By shackscs
I have run both canister and Wet\Dry (Sump)...

I have run both canister and Wet\Dry (Sump) filters. Although I do not run a W\D on my planted tank, I do run one on my 90gal bow front.

The obvious reasons have been already listed, but for me...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By shackscs
Acurel F is a water clairfier. And yes it does...

Acurel F is a water clairfier. And yes it does exactly what you described. It clumps fine particals together into bigger ones that the filter can take out.

I suppect that is what caused my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By shackscs
I will see if I can make it. But no...

I will see if I can make it.

But no responses to my problem? No one out there has had problems with their fish breathing heavy?:icon_roll

I turned off the air pump before going to bed.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By shackscs
Not enough oxygen\ Accurate Co2 test kit

I came home today to find 6 of my fish gasping for air at the top of the tank.

I checked the Co2 levels again and I got 4 degrees GKH and I got 6 degree of KH with the AP test kit. The pH is still...
Forum: Fish 01-30-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By shackscs
The only stupid question is the one that is not...

The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.

The eggs have to be fertilized by the male before they can be moved. If you intent is to breed the Rams, I would remove the cories. If you...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By shackscs
I had an old reflector that I retrofited the...

I had an old reflector that I retrofited the first light into. I don't have another one so I have to build an enclosure for both of the lights.

What you can not see is the that the tank already...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2006, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By shackscs
Shack's 30gal EH Tank Journal

So finally here are pictures of my tank. It has been up and going for about 3 weeks or so.
I just recently replanted the whole thing after I got new plants from Aquariumplants.com.

Setup:
Tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2006, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By shackscs
Pete, you da' man! Thanks. Ok so what I...

Pete, you da' man!

Thanks.

Ok so what I got is 7 KH and 10 GH with a pH of 6.9-7.0

In reading the chart that is on Rex's site I am at about 21-26.4 ppm depending on whether the pH is 6.9 or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By shackscs
Lost my KH\GH instructions and charts

I seemed to have lost my KH\GH kits from Aquarium Pharmacueticals.

I have lost a few fish and although the plants are growing great, I fear that my fish may be suffering from too much Co2.

Any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,755
Posted By shackscs
Clone, I am digging up old billswhen I get home. ...

Clone, I am digging up old billswhen I get home.

I want to see how much of a difference the cost is.

I ma thinking that it may be that the fridge is not energy efficient.
I will post my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,755
Posted By shackscs
We moved from Philadelphia to one of the suburbs....

We moved from Philadelphia to one of the suburbs. Which is Willow Grove.
Forum: Fish 01-26-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By shackscs
andycorts: Ok, sorry for the mixup. I guess...

andycorts:

Ok, sorry for the mixup. I guess it is all in how you are reading the emails. I was probably having a bad day and was in a funky mood so that was how I read the email.

Did you get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,755
Posted By shackscs
I got my electric bill for this months services...

I got my electric bill for this months services and WOW!:angryfire

The cost doubled from where I was before.:eek5: We were at about $30 per month and now we are at $75.00!

Our current setups:...
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By shackscs
Question Color differences between tanks but the same bulb?

I have a AH supply 2x55W unit that I have on my 30gal EX. My GF has the standard 24" bulb on her 45 gal tank which 36" long. (It was mine, but she batter her eyes and suckered me into giving it to...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By shackscs
Andy, I was not implying that you did have "a...

Andy, I was not implying that you did have "a lack of knowledge" but was simply offering you the advise that you asked for.

Your initial post did not indicate anything other than you bought the...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2006, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By shackscs
Gravel wshers are only good if what is in the...

Gravel wshers are only good if what is in the gravel is inert at the time that you begin using it.

Meaning if you are pulling out large peices of junk, dead plants, leaves, fish, etc. you would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,607
Posted By shackscs
Ok, so I finally broke down and purchased from...

Ok, so I finally broke down and purchased from aquariumplants.com.

I also got a reactor. I lost a 9.00 tetra to the hagen ladder I was using. It tried to squeeze out through one of the holes in...
Forum: Fish 01-12-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By shackscs
Although not a plant question, I can help you...

Although not a plant question, I can help you out.

I have kept, at one point in my life about 10 different species of rays at the same time.
You did not indicate what ray you got but the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By shackscs
Why Ph regulator? Force of habit. None of...

Why Ph regulator?

Force of habit. None of my other tanks were planted. Comes from years of doing the same thing.

Nevertheless, everything is now looking ok. Not sure how long it will take...
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