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Forum: Plants 01-23-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By tatersalad
I've dry started moss before and it did ok. The...

I've dry started moss before and it did ok. The parts that lived turned out awesome, I did have some that didn't make it because I didn't keep it moist enough. And I was dry starting in on top of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By tatersalad
For a 1.5 gallon I would just use cheap walmart...

For a 1.5 gallon I would just use cheap walmart brand distilled water. Then you can put what you want in it and nothing you don't.
Just my 2 pennies
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By tatersalad
Alright, got a picture....It didn't turn out as...

Alright, got a picture....It didn't turn out as good as the other ones, but you can see the fixture. I do really need to trim the glosso and replant, just haven't had the time.
I measured the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-12-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By tatersalad
Yes, it is the Finnex FugeRay Planted+. I have it...

Yes, it is the Finnex FugeRay Planted+. I have it mounted with the legs that came with it. That one front tank shot that shows a suspended light fixture was the old Beamswork light that I had on the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-03-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By tatersalad
MrAqua 3 gallon bowfront - High Tech Nano Attempt

Started this tank a couple of months ago, just thought I would kinda try to do a journal on it.
Tank: MrAqua 3 gallon bowfront (actual working water volume after rocks and substrate closer to 1.5...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By tatersalad
Take that last fitting off where you have your...

Take that last fitting off where you have your tubing going in and put the bubble counter there. Your tubing will connect to the bubble counter.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-22-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
Well, time for an update for anyone who may be...

Well, time for an update for anyone who may be following this besides me. Everything is going well with this experiment. I have been able to consistenly keep my TDS below 200 for 2 week runs between...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By tatersalad
I dry started a small Mr. Aqua 3 gallon with some...

I dry started a small Mr. Aqua 3 gallon with some of the Mr. Aqua soil and just glosso. Stuff has grown great emersed in the Mr. Aqua soil. I flooded the tank about 3 weeks ago. I've had the co2...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By tatersalad
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=148509
Check it out
Forum: Algae 10-02-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By tatersalad
How often are you doing water changes and how...

How often are you doing water changes and how much are you changing out at a time? You could add more plants if you want to, did you get a chance to increase the CO2 yet?
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By tatersalad
What type of regulator are you using? Single...

What type of regulator are you using? Single stage or Dual? No leaks anywhere right?
Forum: Algae 10-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By tatersalad
Shorten your photoperiod, 12 hrs is a long time....

Shorten your photoperiod, 12 hrs is a long time. Shoot for 6-8 hrs and crank that co2 up some.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By tatersalad
check to make sure you have the solenoid plumbed...

check to make sure you have the solenoid plumbed in the correct direction. For example: pressure side should be on the regulator side, output side to your needle valve input. 64PSI is pretty dang...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-22-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
I slowly over 3 weeks introduced new water...

I slowly over 3 weeks introduced new water through water changes with water that had a much lower TDS and PH than my tap I was using in this tank. The fish appear to be very happy and none of them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-22-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By tatersalad
I agree, wish mine was that low....I can ship...

I agree, wish mine was that low....I can ship them some of my 900+ TDS water from my tap....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
3 week update: TDS at 200 and PH at 6.6

3 week update: TDS at 200 and PH at 6.6
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-17-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
Well, after two Fridays of changing out 80% of...

Well, after two Fridays of changing out 80% of the water in my big dirt tank with my Dad's well water has my TDS in that tank down to 330. So far so good. Another couple of weeks and I think I will...
Forum: Substrate 09-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By tatersalad
I've done it several times, I had 3 different...

I've done it several times, I had 3 different sets of plants from 2 different local lakes in my dirt tank for quite sometime. They really did well
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
Did a 50% water change today with Dad's well...

Did a 50% water change today with Dad's well water which read 83 TDS today, which is still a thousand times softer than my tap water I was using. I also checked the PH of the well water and it was...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-06-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
By the way, here is a link to the meter I bought...

By the way, here is a link to the meter I bought through Amazon:
Amazon.com: HM Digital TDS-EZ Water Quality TDS Tester, 0-9990 ppm Measurement Range , 1 ppm Resolution, +/- 3% Readout Accuracy:...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-06-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
Finally made it over to my Dad's last night to...

Finally made it over to my Dad's last night to check his well water, it was TDS 036. The dirt tank I set up for him a couple of months ago was 160ish....he hasn't changed any water out since I set it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-05-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
My wife has had a few of them in the last couple...

My wife has had a few of them in the last couple of years, only when she was pregnant...but when I told her what I've discovered....she'll be drinking bottled water exclusively now for sure....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-05-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
I've got some rocks in there that I suspect are...

I've got some rocks in there that I suspect are causing the high reading. Plus I only do monthly water changes in that tank.



All we had growing up was well water, my dad had several salt water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-05-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By tatersalad
TDS Findings

Just curious if any of you have tested any of your water with a TDS meter. Got mine in yesterday and thought I would hit a few places at the house.
Straight out the tap: TDS 973
Filtered tap for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By tatersalad
will it rub off the leaves when you touch it?

will it rub off the leaves when you touch it?
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