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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,100
Posted By willbldrco
So is the consensus that when nearing EOTD, the...

So is the consensus that when nearing EOTD, the fish die because of a CO2 spike or some other tank "poison?" I ask because I lost 3 amanos (out of my 19) this week after a series of days when I...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By willbldrco
Save the money for plants or fish or something...

Save the money for plants or fish or something fun. All you need to do is direct your outflow upward to slightly agitate the service as smokaah suggested.

Of course if you're a tech guy, maybe...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By willbldrco
I've been running my 90G planted tank on two...

I've been running my 90G planted tank on two 2217s. I like having redundancy. :) Both have been running for over 4 years on my tank and work as well as the day I bought them.

I've somehow...
Forum: Algae 03-02-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By willbldrco
Here is my $0.02: I've got the same...

Here is my $0.02:

I've got the same lighting (2x54W T5) on a 90 gallon (42G larger than yours), that is 24" deep (4" deeper than your 48G) and I still use a few 2" strips of aluminum foil to...
Forum: Algae 03-02-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By willbldrco
Hi, What color was the slime on the glass? ...

Hi,

What color was the slime on the glass? Was the driftwood new? From the little bit of info at this point, it sounds like fungus to me...

Will
Forum: Algae 03-01-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,001
Posted By willbldrco
I fought it for the better part of a year. I...

I fought it for the better part of a year. I finally listened to Tom Barr's advice and performed a multi-pronged attack, details of which I captured in this post:
...
Forum: Fish 03-01-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By willbldrco
Ugh! I was walking by the tank today and they...

Ugh! I was walking by the tank today and they were *still* chowing down. Here's a vid I took. You can see the Glosso is almost gone!

http://youtu.be/68md9WNeYvE

It seems like only the fatter...
Forum: Fish 02-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By willbldrco
Check out this thread ...

Check out this thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/general-planted-tank-discussion/166537-keeping-roselines-discuss.html)regarding the roselines and disus.

I would suggest reading the...
Forum: Fish 02-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By willbldrco
HC and Glosso salad bar

I stupidly added 7 Odessa Barbs to my planted tank which also had Cards and Rummy Nose Tetras. Odessas are known to eat algae (which they did surprisingly well), but they also chow down on HC and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-29-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By willbldrco
Hahahaha!! Ain't that the truth! One...

Hahahaha!! Ain't that the truth!

One suggestion I might have is to try some rare plants. If you succeed in keeping them and propagating them, sell some on swap & shop or (what I do) take them to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By willbldrco
Just to add to the list of options: I've read...

Just to add to the list of options: I've read posts where folks would "smash" down the patch with the back of their hand to extend time between proper trimmings.

I guess I'll have to test this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By willbldrco
I've got into planted tanks years ago because I...

I've got into planted tanks years ago because I saw this Amano tank pic:

http://www.myfishtank.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/amanotank.jpg

Funny enough, that pic also started me on dreaming...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By willbldrco
Awesome fish room!! (and plants!) BTW, I...

Awesome fish room!! (and plants!)

BTW, I noticed the dumbbells on the floor - is your fish room your workout room too? If so, be careful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnbEVGk5VmI

Oh,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By willbldrco
Funny you should ask. I just saw this video in...

Funny you should ask. I just saw this video in the "youtube (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/general-planted-tank-discussion/148862-youtube.html)" thread:
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-20-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By willbldrco
Thanks to all for the info! I'll just keep my...

Thanks to all for the info! I'll just keep my current regime then.
Regards,

Will
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By willbldrco
I stopped dosing potassium via KSO4. Dumb idea?

I dose dry ferts via IE and it's been a couple years since I dosed potassium via the addition of KSO4. At some point I thought, "Hmmm... I'm already dosing KNO3, why bother adding more K via KSO4...
Forum: Algae 02-19-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By willbldrco
I've been using Rex's DIY PVC reactor...

I've been using Rex's DIY PVC reactor (http://www.rexgrigg.com/diy-reactor.htm) for several years and have been very happy with it.

Will
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By willbldrco
Have you changed your CO2 recently? I lost two...

Have you changed your CO2 recently? I lost two shrimp (one amano and one RCS) after I accidentally bumped my CO2's needle valve while messing around under the tank (basically I nearly doubled my...
Forum: Algae 02-12-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By willbldrco
Before anything: Excel treats the symptom and is...

Before anything: Excel treats the symptom and is not the cure. Your light and/or CO2 are probably not correct for your tank. Having said that...



I use the same method when I have a spot of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,501
Posted By willbldrco
AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! I really LOVE this...

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! I really LOVE this one:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/reallyfastz28/6f0a951a.jpg

I think I'd order a large print of that and get it framed! :)

Will
Forum: Algae 02-11-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By willbldrco
Congrats!!!! I know exactly how you feel. I got...

Congrats!!!! I know exactly how you feel. I got to that point last month after fighting a Cyano outbreak for months. No glass cleaning after 5 weeks and here's a pic from today:
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By willbldrco
Yeah, he's still alive but has moved on to...

Yeah, he's still alive but has moved on to another part of the tank. I think I just caught him diggin' deep for a patch of algae on the glass growing just under the substrate line. His position...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-10-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By willbldrco
Shrimp: "Scratch my belly!"

This shrimp cracks me up! He looks like he wants his belly scratched. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tuoq9N669Y

Will
Forum: Algae 02-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By willbldrco
In my tank, cyano starts off as "thready" and...

In my tank, cyano starts off as "thready" and then grows into sheets. During my last breakout, here's what it looked like starting out on my glass:
...
Forum: Algae 02-03-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By willbldrco
All out war!!!

I've found BGA is very resilient to blackouts. It's also completely immune to high CO2 (killed a few shrimp trying that out). :(

After fighting it for months, I've *finally* beat it using this...
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