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Forum: Lighting   11-09-2015, 01:48 AM
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Posted By theericafish
Thanks for the reply! I ended up getting a 15vdc...

Thanks for the reply! I ended up getting a 15vdc psu with 800ma which turns out about 12w. I picked it up for 5$ at a local used computer parts store. Then soldered and shrink wrapped the...
Forum: Lighting   11-06-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By theericafish
Finnex powersupply burnt out :(

Came home tonight to an unlit tank. I have 3 finnex lights and have been using them for about 2 years at 8 or less hours a day.

Taking apart the little power supply you can definitely see that it...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/273/19910892625_840...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/273/19910892625_8402c17a0a_z.jpg
Sideshot of the 20
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2015, 01:40 PM
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Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
Did some trimming today. All the critters seem...

Did some trimming today. All the critters seem happier.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-18-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/19148420834_d7...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3830/19148420834_d70f4432a3_z.jpg
Amano shrimp in the 10g which is pretty much a jungle tank now.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-16-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
I've been thinking about upgrading to a 29g for a...

I've been thinking about upgrading to a 29g for a while and the soil is about 2 years old so probably time for a complete redo someday. Lots of work in that though :x. I wanted to consolidate the 3...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
I need some motivation to update this journal. ...

I need some motivation to update this journal. Tank is really overgrown right now.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-13-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
Thanks. Just did a trim on the 20 today. Trying...

Thanks. Just did a trim on the 20 today. Trying to weed out older stems and replace with the new growth. Hydrocotyl finally growing in a good position.

I'm using finnex fugeray on my 10/5g...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
Some recent shots. Still haven't trimmed since...

Some recent shots. Still haven't trimmed since moving, growing out some stems to work with.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8794/17292873009_db9dc391a1_z.jpg...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-11-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By theericafish
Return hoses would be referring to a canister...

Return hoses would be referring to a canister filter. If you look in the filter area of the spec 5 I don't think it has any hoses.

Ceramic diffuser is a alternative that might work instead of...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20...

Move went well. Hardest tank to move was the 20 since it was full of plants. has a slightly different scape now that I'm digging. Plants are growing back from a phase of no ferts and really low...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-08-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,141
Posted By theericafish
In the process of moving the tanks right now. ...

In the process of moving the tanks right now. The 10g already made it to the new house. Everybody survived the short move(about 10min drive). Removed filters and lights, took out the flag fish...
Forum: Algae   03-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,696
Posted By theericafish
Noticed you live in mountain view, me too. ...

Noticed you live in mountain view, me too.

Anywho, hair algae is pretty difficult to completely eradicate(time consuming and annoying). I had a similar situation where I had acquired some...
Forum: Algae   03-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By theericafish
I've never had a post requiring moderator...

I've never had a post requiring moderator approval, maybe someone else can chime in there.

Seems like its starting to work out though, battling algae is half the fun :P. I think I've been through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By theericafish
I'm guessing you are using some sort of aqua soil...

I'm guessing you are using some sort of aqua soil that is reducing the pH in your tank. There are lots of ways to do water changes and I think as long as its not an extreme change most fish will be...
Forum: Lighting   03-10-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By theericafish
I'd say its too much light. I think the fluval...

I'd say its too much light. I think the fluval edge 6g is 8.8inches high lets say you have an inch to inch and a half of substrate that puts you at around 7.3 inches from light to substrate.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,744
Posted By theericafish
Need some plants in there ;)

Need some plants in there ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By theericafish
Theres smaller tank sizes too 2/5lb etc. 10lb...

Theres smaller tank sizes too 2/5lb etc. 10lb fits under my 20long stand with room for filter etc, but sounds like you are living life on the edge as is haha.

Other nice things are plants...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-09-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By theericafish
Ya I noticed the 9 gallon when I was reading the...

Ya I noticed the 9 gallon when I was reading the post earlier. Is that fissidens carpet?

I would definitely recommend having a gh and kh test kit for keeping shrimp, especially pricier ones. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-08-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By theericafish
1. Return. 2. Yes(you could modify it to be...

1. Return.
2. Yes(you could modify it to be less but ei is basically providing the tank with more than enough nutrients so you don't lack anything and then water changing to restart it)
3. Medium...
Forum: Algae   03-08-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By theericafish
I'm back again.. I have a ray 2 over my 20L which...

I'm back again.. I have a ray 2 over my 20L which is also 12 inch height. I raised mine around 4 inches because #1 its very high light and #2the spread looked better. Ben has some good points but...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,744
Posted By theericafish
It will stay like that for a while but water...

It will stay like that for a while but water changes will help a lot. For future reference if you put the dirt in a 5g bucket and stir it around a bit the wood will float and the dirt will settle on...
Forum: Algae   03-07-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By theericafish
http://s269.photobucket.com/user/lauraleellbp/medi...

http://s269.photobucket.com/user/lauraleellbp/media/65a7e663.jpg.html

When I had swords in my 10g some of the older leaves would look similar to that. I didn't know much about ferts at the...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By theericafish
I had some regular cherry shrimp in my 20L before...

I had some regular cherry shrimp in my 20L before I went high tech with it. I didn't really know anything about shrimp at the time and a lot of them died off before learning about GH and KH and so...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By theericafish
I wouldn't worry about dosing much. When I had...

I wouldn't worry about dosing much. When I had my dirted 10g going everything grew pretty well once it was rooted in. Excel does help things grow a little faster. I tried to keep my nitrates...
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