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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-28-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By leonardcarlson
Sorry, I just noticed you have fluorite, I would...

Sorry, I just noticed you have fluorite, I would cut my iron dosing down, as, I find iron causes algae, and I believe the fluorite should satisfy the iron needs
Len
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-28-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By leonardcarlson
Wow, that's a lot of ferts for a 10g, does the...

Wow, that's a lot of ferts for a 10g, does the "36" refer to, 36 watts? If so, that's a lot of light also. How heavily planted is the tank? Do you have algae issues? And, what's wrong with hard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By leonardcarlson
I use oak leaves, pick a bag of brown leaves that...

I use oak leaves, pick a bag of brown leaves that are still on the tree, then I boil them for 20 minutes or so, throw the leaves out, keep the "tea", and add it to the tank to my desired darkness. I...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,776
Posted By leonardcarlson
Wow, discus Paul, you are a better man than me! I...

Wow, discus Paul, you are a better man than me! I feel like I neglect my discus! Lol, your statement about keeping the filter clean is spot on, whenever I've had issues, it was because I neglected...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,776
Posted By leonardcarlson
No, I don't have an air stone, I have 2 eheim...

No, I don't have an air stone, I have 2 eheim 2217's, ph controller, plugged into my light timer for my co2, thus I only give co2 when my lights are on, thus no need for an air stone, I don't feed...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,776
Posted By leonardcarlson
Hi, I have a beautiful 90g planted discus tank,...

Hi, I have a beautiful 90g planted discus tank, with 7 discus, a school ot cardinals, school of rummy nose, ottos, bristle nose Plecos, and snails. It is a piece of cake to maintain. I don't find...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By leonardcarlson
Eheim sell brushes, about 24" long, pick up A...

Eheim sell brushes, about 24" long, pick up
A couple different sizes, to match your tubing
Size, then, once a month, split your hoses at
The double valves, put a bucket under your
Intake...
Forum: Lighting 11-22-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By leonardcarlson
Seems like a lot of light for a 20g, not sure if...

Seems like a lot of light for a 20g, not sure if you can just remove 2 bulbs and the light will still work, I'd find that out before I bought it, unless you are willing to go to co2 and ferts, 72...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By leonardcarlson
Just soak it up with newspaper, and wait a...

Just soak it up with newspaper, and wait
a little bit, to see if things settle down
Good luck, Len
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By leonardcarlson
I find the peat gives a more yellowish color,...

I find the peat gives a more yellowish color, rather than a nice dark blackwater
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By leonardcarlson
Do you live where there are oak trees? If so, go...

Do you live where there are oak trees? If so, go pluck a bunch of the old brown leaves, and brew a tea from them, let cool, drain off the tea, add to tank to the darkness you want, refrigerate the...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By leonardcarlson
Buy some seachem equilibrium, and dose 11/2...

Buy some seachem equilibrium, and dose 11/2 tablespoons for every 10 gallons of water you change, vals like hard water, fertilize regularly, and they will grow too fast, assuming you are injecting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By leonardcarlson
I'll take a pound of $100's

I'll take a pound of $100's
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-23-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By leonardcarlson
I meant to say without ferts and co2 injection

I meant to say without ferts and co2 injection
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-23-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By leonardcarlson
That is a cool bowl! What is the wattage of the...

That is a cool bowl! What is the wattage of the light? It might be too much without ferts, What I would do, is dirt the tank, and once you stabilize the tank, add a couple of small fish in there for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By leonardcarlson
WheeledGoat, I only showed you where the water...

WheeledGoat, I only showed you where the water was, it was you who drank, oh grasshopper!
Good luck, len
Forum: Plants 03-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By leonardcarlson
Go to lowes and look through the bulbs, I think I...

Go to lowes and look through the bulbs, I think I found ge 6500 k there 13w. Not 100% sure, as I'm not home right now, I found lowes had a better selection than Home Depot
Forum: Plants 03-21-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By leonardcarlson
40w in a 3-4g bowl? Way too much light in my...

40w in a 3-4g bowl? Way too much light in my opinion. Yes, your plants need time to adjust, but, I'm assuming you are using the walstad method? This method is for moderate light, with 40w, I would...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By leonardcarlson
Goggle co2 aquariums, you will find charts that...

Goggle co2 aquariums, you will find charts that tell you co2 ppm, depending on your ph and kh, but, also get a drop checker, once you establish the ppm you want, you know the color of your drop...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By leonardcarlson
No, you set what ph you want, the controller...

No, you set what ph you want, the controller injects co2 until that ph is realized, then stops injecting co2. As long as you don't go too low on your ph, you won't have problems with co2 in the tank...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By leonardcarlson
No, you plug the co2 into the controller, and it...

No, you plug the co2 into the controller, and it works 24/7. No need to turn co2 on before the lighting period,
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By leonardcarlson
Maybe you need to increase your bubble count?...

Maybe you need to increase your bubble count? What is it at currently?
Forum: Algae 03-02-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,065
Posted By leonardcarlson
The problem is low co2 levels, you need to inject...

The problem is low co2 levels, you need to inject co2. Aim for 25-30 ppm, there are charts on the Internet you can look up. In my case, I raised my kh to 5, turned my co2 to 2 bubbles per second,...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By leonardcarlson
Put some water in a bowl, suction cups in the...

Put some water in a bowl, suction cups in the water, and microwave for,two minutes, they are as good as new, same as boiling them
Forum: Lighting 01-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By leonardcarlson
I agree with hoppy. Plus 4 t5 no on a 20 g? What...

I agree with hoppy. Plus 4 t5 no on a 20 g? What is the wattage? I would think that is more than enough light
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