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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By stagger
New Heater killed my Fish

Hi, not a good day grrrr

I had a stealth heater in my tank for a years. Worked great but since the Stealths are on a recall I contact united pet and they sent me a new 50 watt Marineland...
Forum: Substrate 01-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By stagger
Thanks Lauraleellbp appreciate the reply and...

Thanks Lauraleellbp appreciate the reply and help.

I was going to do the same with capping it with a mix of Flourite and reg gravel mix over the soil.
Forum: Substrate 01-30-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By stagger
Thanks for your replies.... Bradac56- so...

Thanks for your replies....

Bradac56- so after your experience, your suggesting that the best choice is to use natural potting soil?

For the cap layer I will use reg natural gravel but just...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By stagger
Miracle Gro

Hi, I was wondering if there is a difference between Miracle Gro potting soil and Potting mix?

Im looking to use the suggested Miracle Gro Organic Potting soil as my base substrate, but can only...
Forum: Lighting 12-31-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By stagger
Fluval Edge Lighting

Hi Guys, just picked up a new Pewter Fluval Edge tonight. I want to make this into a low to medium tech planted tank. I didnt set mine up yet but from what I can see, most people upgrade their...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-15-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By stagger
Another option you could try is the "Mr Aqua"...

Another option you could try is the "Mr Aqua" line of tanks that Marine Depot sells.
I ordered the 7.5 Gal Frameless Bow and I'm very pleased with the Aesthetics.
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Price wise they are very good...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-04-2010, 03:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,776
Posted By stagger
Once I ordered sand and some Reef supplies and I...

Once I ordered sand and some Reef supplies and I received the same message. Here they packed the heavy sand in the same box with the other liquid bottles and they started to leak. I bet your excel,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-07-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By stagger
Thanks Hoppy that helps and I do have them dosing...

Thanks Hoppy that helps and I do have them dosing bottles to mix the dry ferts in or I can also use the N-P-K seachem line

as for plants, with 18 Watts sitting few inches above this tank which is...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By stagger
Fertilizer regiment for Low tech

Hey Everyone, Im planning to setup a 7.5 gal Mr Aqua low tech tank.

so far my equipment list is follows:

7.5 gal rimless bow tank
18 Watts PC 64k / 10K Light
Aquaclear HOB or Tom Rapids Mini...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By stagger
Thanks tetrabettaguy97, I was hoping since this...

Thanks tetrabettaguy97, I was hoping since this was a smaller tank the 2-3 WPG rule didnt apply.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-25-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By stagger
Lighitng for 7.5 Gallon

Hi Guys, looking for lighting suggestion for 7.5 Rimless bow.
I want to go low tech, low light and was looking into an 18W CF light

Do you think this would this be too much light?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-21-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By stagger
Thanks Jessy, yeah so far IM loving this Mr Aqua...

Thanks Jessy, yeah so far IM loving this Mr Aqua 7.5 I hope the tom rapids hold up. I have an aquaclear to run on it, but I think that would out gas a lot of the co2 with the water rippling it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By stagger
Thanks Hoppy, but I always thought excess...

Thanks Hoppy, but I always thought excess phosphates would contibute to algae?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By stagger
Thanks Hoppy but Ive done a few tanks prior and...

Thanks Hoppy but Ive done a few tanks prior and it seems I always ended up with a large algea problem following the EI Method (Even with good pressurized Co2, dosing excel, weekly 50% WC)

This...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By stagger
Chucks Calc

Hi, I cant seem to find Chuck Gadds calc, the link is not working

http://atlas.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_dosage_calc.htm

Does anybody know what happen to the calc, where to find it, or if...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-20-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By stagger
7.5 Gal Rimless

Hi Everyone, looking to setup this tank as a planted nano

I chose a 7.5 gal rimless bow. I plan to use Pressurized CO2 on this tank, and prob go high tech.

Anybody have any ideas for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-20-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By stagger
That is awesome. Love the layout of the driftwood...

That is awesome. Love the layout of the driftwood and rocks, and the nice selection of different plants. Do u have any more details on this tank?
Forum: Algae 09-19-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,898
Posted By stagger
I think dosing your macros the same day right...

I think dosing your macros the same day right after the 50% WC is what most people do. Not sure if waiting the 2 extra days to dose (Mon) could cause your Algea but worth a try. Also try dosing...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By stagger
Tom Rapids Filter Question

Hi, I have a tom Rapids Mini Canister Filter I picked up that I want to use on a 7 Gal Nano.

I was wondering if others who use this filter use the Charcoal Pillow that comes with it or not? I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By stagger
Hi, as for the calibration of the test kits,...

Hi, as for the calibration of the test kits, instead of using Distilled water, can I use Ro/di water?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-22-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By stagger
Thanks for the Hydrogen Peroxide tip, I do have...

Thanks for the Hydrogen Peroxide tip, I do have an extra so thats soaking now.
Thanks for the quick response.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By stagger
CO2 Diffuser clogs with Algea

Hi, I have a co2 diffuser (Green Leaf) and the disc gets covered with algea easily. When this happens it no longer produces a nice fine mist.

Ive tried to clean them, even tried soaking in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By stagger
Hey Mark, yeah I gave them a good shake before...

Hey Mark, yeah I gave them a good shake before adding them
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By stagger
Drop Checker not working

Hey Guys, I have a nano drop checker from Green leaf, along with their 4dkh solution, and indicator solution.

I add a lil 4dkh solution and then add a few drops of the blue indicator solution but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By stagger
Thanks for your help guys.... Hoppy, I was...

Thanks for your help guys.... Hoppy, I was thinking along the same lines, I mean afterall thats the principal of the EI method anyway, too make sure there are suffient quanties of nutrients at all...
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