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Forum: Equipment   02-03-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By steveo
I too have a Fluval 306 canister filter. I use...

I too have a Fluval 306 canister filter. I use the stock foam pads in the bottom tray. In the middle tray I use Seachem Matrix. Lastly, in the top I use Seachem Purigen along with lots of filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-24-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By steveo
Thanks for the 'heads up'! The Amazon biotope...

Thanks for the 'heads up'! The Amazon biotope sounds interesting.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,991
Posted By steveo
They look real nice. Could be a problem finding...

They look real nice. Could be a problem finding them in the States. Quick check of Amazon and E-Bay didn't really turn up much.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-30-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By steveo
No- Bolivian Rams are pretty peaceful. ...

No- Bolivian Rams are pretty peaceful.

Bump:

6 ottocinclus

6 small cories- all the same type

6-10 rummy nose tetras or 6-10 cardinal tetras
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By steveo
Check out the reviews of the 306 Fluval canister...

Check out the reviews of the 306 Fluval canister filters on Amazon. With 675 reviews, they score 4.5 out of 5 stars. I've had success with Fluval canisters for years! Remember, this is the same...
Forum: Equipment   07-11-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By steveo
Don't be concerned:icon_smil Seachem makes them...

Don't be concerned:icon_smil Seachem makes them to use with their product Purigen. They are very functional and durable. You made the right choice.
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By steveo
Been using Purigen for quite awhile with great...

Been using Purigen for quite awhile with great success. I bought two of 'The Bags' from Seachem. They were only about $8 each.

I buy the Purigen in limited bulk amounts. I've placed Purigen in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By steveo
Here's the approach I use, with my 'high tech'...

Here's the approach I use, with my 'high tech' tank, when I go out of town.

-complete a 30% water change before leaving.
-cut the lights from 10 hours to 6 hours.
-shut the CO2 off. Instead,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By steveo
rummy nose, then cardinals

rummy nose, then cardinals
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-21-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By steveo
Use the Pro PPS system. Simply dose in the am...

Use the Pro PPS system. Simply dose in the am when I get up around 7. The lights don't come on until noon. All is fine- lots of plant growth and very little algae problems.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-17-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By steveo
I have a thriving Amano Shrimp colony in my...

I have a thriving Amano Shrimp colony in my heavily planted 56 gallon tank. Have two large angels, rams, appistos and other fish. The Amanos do just fine and are recognized for going after any...
Forum: Fish   07-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,744
Posted By steveo
Water parameters look good. Are these maintained...

Water parameters look good. Are these maintained on an ongoing bases without a lot of fluctuation? I always quarantine my fish (including cardinals) for 3 weeks before placing in my heavily...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By steveo
Seachem Equilibrium is for planted tanks. Their...

Seachem Equilibrium is for planted tanks. Their Replenish is not geared toward planted aquariums. This is noted on their web site.
Forum: Equipment   07-03-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,773
Posted By steveo
Fluval 306 user. Love both the looks and...

Fluval 306 user. Love both the looks and functionality of Fluval canisters. I like their E-Series of heaters too!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-02-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By steveo
I use RO water for my heavily planted aquarium. ...

I use RO water for my heavily planted aquarium. I practice very good tank maintenace. My 'high nitrate' levels really weren't high at all. The problem was with my API Nitrate test kit. I bought a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By steveo
Despite all that has been posted on cleaning...

Despite all that has been posted on cleaning Flourite, it was easy for me. Did the following:

-washed the substrate in a bucket and kept tilting it and draining off the dirty water. Did a partial...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-18-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By steveo
I too love my Marineland Aquatic Plant LED...

I too love my Marineland Aquatic Plant LED lights. The PAR values and the convenience of the integrated timer is awesome! I have two of them on a 56 gallon colum tank. I'm also using the Fluval...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-22-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By steveo
I like the Seachem Nitrite and Nitrate test kit....

I like the Seachem Nitrite and Nitrate test kit. They provide a reference sample for validation too. You can pick this kit up on Amazon for a good price.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,680
Posted By steveo
If you regenerated the Purigen as directed- than...

If you regenerated the Purigen as directed- than it is not the problem. It has a proven track record and is a great product. Good luck with your tank though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By steveo
I have one and I would like to get rid of it. I...

I have one and I would like to get rid of it. I thought it was too loud and I didn't like the media configuration. I much prefer the original Aquaclear's. They are quieter and it's cheaper and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-18-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By steveo
I ordered the dry ferts in the PPS Pro package...

I ordered the dry ferts in the PPS Pro package deal from Green Leaf. I too was spending too much on the Seachem products. I'm really pleased with the change!
Forum: Lighting   04-17-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By steveo
Ditto to your comments. I too use a Marineland...

Ditto to your comments. I too use a Marineland Aquatic Plant light with the built in timer. Love it! Also have Marineland Double Brights on tanks downstairs and a Marineland Single Bright on my...
Forum: Equipment   04-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By steveo
https://ca-en.hagen.com/File/196a80be-6003-4243-88...

https://ca-en.hagen.com/File/196a80be-6003-4243-889e-def2561f2131
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-14-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By steveo
Get the API; GH and KH water test and stop...

Get the API; GH and KH water test and stop guessing on what ratio of RO to tap water to use, for the fish and plants you will be keeping. Anyone's input on the right ratio is simply a guess.
Forum: Equipment   04-13-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By steveo
On a 20, I would want at least an AC-30.

On a 20, I would want at least an AC-30.
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