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Forum: Aquascaping 02-21-2012, 11:53 PM
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Posted By webdevbrian
What a beautiful tank!

What a beautiful tank!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By webdevbrian
Week 2 update Just added this little guy. Has...

Week 2 update
Just added this little guy. Has the entire tank to itself, and is bouncing around like crazy! (Which I'm guessing is a good thing). It's extremely small so I'm guessing it's a baby...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2012, 11:42 PM
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Views: 1,223
Posted By webdevbrian
I hope!

I hope!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2012, 10:31 PM
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Posted By webdevbrian
Day 8 (cont.) Just got back from home depot...

Day 8 (cont.)

Just got back from home depot and successfully raised my light so it's not right on the water anymore!
http://i.imgur.com/43oxg.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By webdevbrian
[Day 8] HC is still living, a few of the...

[Day 8]

HC is still living, a few of the planted bunches are turning a bit dark green which I find odd. I dosed my full regular ferts today but switched my lights from full to half power...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By webdevbrian
Headed out to home depot today to get a wall...

Headed out to home depot today to get a wall mount hanger for mine!

Still having high nitrites though :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
I didn't think it was a definite, but the three...

I didn't think it was a definite, but the three tests I ran prior on separate days all showed the leves above 80. I'm pretty happy to see the level at 5 now though (or so the test claims :) ).
...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By webdevbrian
Smile Brian's 29G Hi-Tech Planted tank

Figured I'd start one of these, I can't stop looking at other people's journals here!

This is my first tank (ever). My entire family, my fiance's family, relatives etc ALL have tanks. None of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Alright -- guess I'm doing that over my weekend...

Alright -- guess I'm doing that over my weekend :)

So last night I did my water change, ran only two of my 4 t5HO bulbs today for 9 hours (it has two ballasts, one for each pair in the fixture)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
At 96 watts a gallon with my 29G, I'm around...

At 96 watts a gallon with my 29G, I'm around 3.3watts per gallon. My fixture though, is extremely close to the water (by the fixture design). I think it's between 2-3''s. I believe I need to find a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
I am now! I was running them for 9.5hrs (on a...

I am now! I was running them for 9.5hrs (on a timer with the co2). My light is a 4x t5ho fixture (24watts a tube) totaling 96 watts.

I feel like I need to get the lights higher from the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Yep got home today -- all of my snails were...

Yep got home today -- all of my snails were upside down, definitely had the start of an algae outbreak. I immediately did a 40% water change. My nitrate and nitrite levels are still pegged, of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Looks like my snails may be happy, but I just...

Looks like my snails may be happy, but I just noticed a bit of algae growing...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 02-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,177
Posted By webdevbrian
Which is nice for us, but detrimental for the...

Which is nice for us, but detrimental for the forum owners. It sucks I know, but I'm betting that's the revenue that keeps the site going.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Thanks for the sigh of relief! I'm hoping that...

Thanks for the sigh of relief! I'm hoping that starts dropping, I thought my snails would have been dead by now for sure with this and the other levels going nuts like this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Thank you for the reply, sorry I didn't add that....

Thank you for the reply, sorry I didn't add that. I'm running 4 24watt T5HO's (96 watts). My tank is 29 gallons.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By webdevbrian
I got an iphone app (free) called "tempo". Just...

I got an iphone app (free) called "tempo". Just tap the button in the app and it'll give you a bubbles per minute average after doing it for a good 20 seconds, then divide that by 60. Works fine...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By webdevbrian
Hmm -- I just started my new tank (29G) with...

Hmm -- I just started my new tank (29G) with Eco-Complete. Though I do have an ADA concoction of stuff below it, I'm already seeing small runners form after 3 days.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
It's definitely odd for sure, I can't put my...

It's definitely odd for sure, I can't put my finger on it but I'm assuming it's the pre-substrate ADA concoction. The plants look great, the water is crystal clear ... it's just my levels I thought...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
As of tonight my nitrite is at 5 PPM, up from 0...

As of tonight my nitrite is at 5 PPM, up from 0 when I first started the tank. And yes, all I have is plants and just snails (they're just there to eat algae) ... should I still leave it be? I just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By webdevbrian
Exclamation High levels in newly planted tank ... should I be concerned this early?

Howdy folks,

After my 5 months of assembling my equipment for my co2 pressurized tank I finally set it up last friday night. I set it up with ADA's penac P / W/ Tourmaline BC / Powersand S /...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By webdevbrian
Alright, cool! So if I decide I'm not going to...

Alright, cool! So if I decide I'm not going to use the carbon bags for my c160 (via the posts above which indicated they remove ferts), should I put another media in there instead? Maybe ceramic...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-03-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By webdevbrian
Ah! Thanks!

Ah! Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-02-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By webdevbrian
Question Help reading my pH level?

I can't quite figure out what my pH level is via testing a pH high and pH regular test (it seems like it's between the two?)

http://i.imgur.com/Y85PZ.jpg

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By webdevbrian
Thank you all for your extremely insightful...

Thank you all for your extremely insightful posts. God this community is great!

I definitely have already committed to a 25-30% waterchange every week (got one of those water changing hose things...
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