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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 08:10 PM
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By BraveBuc
Are you waiting the 5 minutes after shaking the...

Are you waiting the 5 minutes after shaking the vial?

Your picture kind of looked like a light/co2 issue to me.
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Sorry to hear about the fish. Any possiblity...

Sorry to hear about the fish.

Any possiblity of a picture of your tank? It might help us give better feedback.

I've found this page pretty helpful when it comes to algae:...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By BraveBuc
You're welcome. Though I'd still like to know for...

You're welcome. Though I'd still like to know for myself but I'm sure I'll forget come water change time.
Forum: Algae 04-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Yes definitely hold off on the uv as a last...

Yes definitely hold off on the uv as a last resort. Especially if you have just changed the lighting. Hopefully the blackout will do some good. Let us know how it goes.

Thanks for the info. I've...
Forum: Algae 04-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Very valid question. I was just assuming the...

Very valid question. I was just assuming the photoperiod isnt crazy long or too intense by the lack of algae on plants.
Forum: Algae 04-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Cool! I'm not sure about the GW + Oily surface....

Cool! I'm not sure about the GW + Oily surface. The oily surface does make me think you could use some more surface agitation. Can you point your canister return towards the surface more? A nice...
Forum: Algae 04-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
In that case, you are on the right path. Keep the...

In that case, you are on the right path. Keep the tank clean and try a blackout. If you still can't rid yourself of the GW after all this time, you might just have to invest in a UV filter. As I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By BraveBuc
I'm not real up to day on T5 fixtures. However, a...

I'm not real up to day on T5 fixtures. However, a single bulb Hagen glo comes to mind. I think the light will still be a little high but it comes with a hanging kit. If you are ok with hanging it,...
Forum: Algae 04-09-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Oh, I didn't comprehend you were talking about...

Oh, I didn't comprehend you were talking about green water. Not sure why after re-reading your post.

Make sure you don't have an ammonia spike. Maybe from a dead fish or as thelub said.

If you...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By BraveBuc
It's in a 29G sump that is for a 40b. However, I...

It's in a 29G sump that is for a 40b. However, I intentionally over did it on the sump and return thinking I'll just move that over to a bigger tank at some point.

I went with an internal/external...
Forum: Algae 04-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By BraveBuc
Yeah I've done a blackout before. It helps but...

Yeah I've done a blackout before. It helps but you have still have to fix the problem or the algae that died will just come back.

Keeping the tank and filter clean will help. Too much light has...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By BraveBuc
I've had the compact+ 3000 as my return for about...

I've had the compact+ 3000 as my return for about 6 months now. No problems at all so far. I'd buy another if I needed another pump.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By BraveBuc
Yeah, you are more likely to have too much light....

Yeah, you are more likely to have too much light. You will need CO2 or reduce the lighting one way or another.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By BraveBuc
Cheapest way would be to buy the fertilizers dry...

Cheapest way would be to buy the fertilizers dry and to either mix your own solution or dry dose them. Standard EI dosing would be the easiest. You can use this calculator to find the correct amounts...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By BraveBuc
Yes and no. You are losing a lot of the co2 when...

Yes and no. You are losing a lot of the co2 when the bubbles rise to the surface compared to near 100% diffusion. However, there is a theory claimed by more experienced people than I that the micro...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By BraveBuc
Yes it is normal. Your return pump is chopping...

Yes it is normal. Your return pump is chopping the bubbles up into micro bubbles. If you don't like the look, look into something like a cerges reactor or putting the co2 somewhere else in your sump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By BraveBuc
You might want to check for leaks too with some...

You might want to check for leaks too with some soapy water around the bubble counter, regulator and so on. I had a similar issue recently and it turned out my bubble counter had developed a small...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 85,999
Posted By BraveBuc
Awesome! I actually just subscribed to the...

Awesome! I actually just subscribed to the magazine after seeing your tank is in it. Grats!
Forum: Plants 04-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By BraveBuc
Also, I believe this tank is 3.6 WPG of T5HO: ...

Also, I believe this tank is 3.6 WPG of T5HO:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=485889&page=11

Clearly that is more than enough for color.
Forum: Plants 04-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By BraveBuc
I think some pictures would be helpful to tell...

I think some pictures would be helpful to tell what is going on.

I've gotten pretty good color (though not Tom Barr like) out of Ludwigias in the past with 1.6 wpg of T5HO + co2. If I were you, I...
Forum: Photography 04-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By BraveBuc
Good stuff!

Good stuff!
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By BraveBuc
Meh, I have DIY led lighting with multiple...

Meh,

I have DIY led lighting with multiple channels at different wavelengths. I can turn the whites and reds off leaving only the royal blues on (450ish nm) and make my plants pearl if i turn them...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By BraveBuc
I had the same question when I finally started...

I had the same question when I finally started keeping a QT tank. Reading around it seems to be one of those things people disagree on a lot.

I think it depends on your fish and source. I mostly...
Forum: Plants 03-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By BraveBuc
Would be awesome if you taught him in this...

Would be awesome if you taught him in this thread. I'd like to learn too. :)
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