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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Silenced
just a quick question about LED lights...

I have recently switched from HOt5 light fixture to LED fixture, and out of all sudden a question popped up...
How long does the LED fixture lasts?
Usually specs on the LED manufacture websites...
Forum: Lighting   09-30-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Silenced
depends on..

it depends on how you want to setup your tank (high tech or low tech, plant types, presence of CO2, aquascape etc..).
Start with one LED light fixture, and if you need more light then get another...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Silenced
Based on my experience, no CO2 would be good, but...

Based on my experience, no CO2 would be good, but sooner got greedy about the growth, and started DIY.. well it was pain in my butt for me, then upgraded to pressurized CO2 - well less maintenance if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Silenced
There are a couple, - U.P. Aqua super atomizer,...

There are a couple, - U.P. Aqua super atomizer, and also a bunch of less expensive copycat of the original one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Silenced
play with light intensity and/or photoperiod

play with light intensity and/or photoperiod
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Silenced
I have used several (may be 5-6) types of...

I have used several (may be 5-6) types of diffuser... Major issue was popping out when CO2 is on (turned off overnight and next morning when it is on, diffuser pops out).
Recently found out from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,376
Posted By Silenced
+1 with powerhead on the surface

+1 with powerhead on the surface
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Silenced
I would set intervals if you can setup multiple...

I would set intervals if you can setup multiple time points in your timer (2-3 hrs on 1-2 hrs off etc..) otherwise while you are gone for a week, I would do 2/3 of the 7hrs which is around 5 hrs/day.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,410
Posted By Silenced
Instead of ceramic glass diffuser, try other...

Instead of ceramic glass diffuser, try other cheap, simple diffuser (ceramic/plastic).
Or simplay setup another bottle or increase the size of bottle (i dont know what size is yours though..) to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-26-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Silenced
so.. boil and freeze (or vice versa) would do the...

so.. boil and freeze (or vice versa) would do the job :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Silenced
so substrate is sand, and you do liquid ferts and...

so substrate is sand, and you do liquid ferts and co2.
been three months with plants, and algae starts to pop up, and plants are not green...

it is normal that you are getting a first wave of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-22-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By Silenced
depends on what type of tanks you are going...

depends on what type of tanks you are going for...
says it keeps the pH 6.5 more likely suitable for the shrimp tank, but plants that favor acidic environments will also be suitable for this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Silenced
+1 for Both filters :)

+1 for Both filters :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-20-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 960
Posted By Silenced
good work on the site beautiful and neat

good work on the site beautiful and neat
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-18-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Silenced
patience, and in addition, take out the actinic...

patience, and in addition, take out the actinic bulb from your light fixture, it wouldn't be a good help with the fresh water planted tank :)
GL
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,548
Posted By Silenced
Any CO2? just curious...

Any CO2? just curious...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Silenced
gotta wait for some time it looks though, 1)...

gotta wait for some time it looks though,
1) water change - try not to disturb the settled bottom when WC, and I would not recommend 100% WC at this time.
2) running/cleaning your current filters...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Silenced
Since your fixture is dual 54 watts, I would...

Since your fixture is dual 54 watts, I would suggest one bulb with 6500K + another bulb 10000K which gives variety of spectrums for your plants. check the correct size and wattage of the bulbs from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Silenced
Sounds like on bulb is blue plus with actinic,...

Sounds like on bulb is blue plus with actinic, and another general white spectrum... dont know their color temp...but I would take out the blue plus one bulb out of your light fixture (actinic is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Silenced
Just like Lornek8 mentioned, green spot algae...

Just like Lornek8 mentioned, green spot algae usually indicates the strong light, also I wonder what substrates you planted.. too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Silenced
what are your T5HO bulbs?

what are your T5HO bulbs?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-03-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By Silenced
What I have done to my rocks is 'bake' them at...

What I have done to my rocks is 'bake' them at the 350F oven for half an hour. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Silenced
I throw in ice cubes from time to time before it...

I throw in ice cubes from time to time before it gets up to high.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,266
Posted By Silenced
20oz paintball 10 hours, 3-4 bps probably 1.5...

20oz paintball 10 hours, 3-4 bps probably 1.5 months refill 3$ cheap and convenient
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Silenced
copepods in my 36gal with fish, they are hiding...

copepods
in my 36gal with fish, they are hiding in the substrate, fishless shrimp tank they are everywhere playing with shrimps. lol
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