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Forum: Equipment 06-05-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,865
Posted By doc bonsai
I'd just go with the light that is as long as...

I'd just go with the light that is as long as your tank. I have a Marineland reef capable light that works great (48" light for 48" tank)
Forum: Algae 05-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By doc bonsai
I used turface (soil conditioner for baseball...

I used turface (soil conditioner for baseball fields) after doing some research way back at the beginning. Aquasoil was sold out at the time I started the tank. I bought a small bag of the Aquasoil...
Forum: Algae 05-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By doc bonsai
I don't think the iphone video does justice to...

I don't think the iphone video does justice to the algae presence. But thanks for saying it doesn't look too bad. I am trying to find my HD camcorder so I can get a better video that isn't blown...
Forum: Algae 04-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By doc bonsai
Thanks for the note. I dig the rocks too. I...

Thanks for the note. I dig the rocks too. I just wish they weren't completely covered in algae all the time. I see the ADA tanks with lava rocks without a speck of algae and I don't get it. Maybe...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-30-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By doc bonsai
ph swings a lot

I have my co2 on a ph controller that kicks in whenever the ph is above about 6.2-6.4. My tapwater has pretty much no carbonate hardness so the co2 changes the ph a lot. The tap is ph of 8 and if I...
Forum: Algae 04-29-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By doc bonsai
My botanic garden of algae...

I started my tank back in November. Used turface for substrate, and that meant a couple months of diatoms. Then the brown film on the glass, leaves, and rocks followed that must be related to...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,857
Posted By doc bonsai
Thanks for the post. I'm just now doing the...

Thanks for the post. I'm just now doing the research to upgrade from my yeast system. You might want to add the info about electronic ph monitors/switch as a replacement for the drop checker.
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Forum: Algae 02-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By doc bonsai
You can upload an image on this site from the...

You can upload an image on this site from the "image hosting" link near the top, or you can upload to a free account on photobucket or flickr or similar sites. Then link it from there.
Forum: Algae 02-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By doc bonsai
My algae pearls beautifully. Haha

My algae pearls beautifully. Haha
Forum: Fish 02-13-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By doc bonsai
Maintenance crew

I would love a sticky thread listing some of the best species to help maintain the tank. I've gathered that plecos help keep algae off swords, otos help with diatoms, and amano shrimp are...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By doc bonsai
A new pic after stocking with more plants and...

A new pic after stocking with more plants and fish. My DIY light died so I got a Marineland LED which I like a lot so far. http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh516/lymaniii/85ec8f1e.jpg
Forum: Algae 02-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,900
Posted By doc bonsai
My tank is long and narrow (48" by 12") so I have...

My tank is long and narrow (48" by 12") so I have the output jet on the end. This makes a surface jet one way and most of the tank's flow slowly back in the other direction. Seems to work well for...
Forum: Algae 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,900
Posted By doc bonsai
It's actually rated for a 100 gallon tank, not...

It's actually rated for a 100 gallon tank, not 100 g/h. It's 225 g/h, so it's close to 4-5x, as you say.
Forum: Algae 02-07-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,900
Posted By doc bonsai
I have plenty of flow, I think. Fluval 405 in a...

I have plenty of flow, I think. Fluval 405 in a 45 gallon tank (rated to 100 gallons). I can see slight movement throughout the tank.
Forum: Algae 02-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,900
Posted By doc bonsai
To be honest, I'm not the most experienced around...

To be honest, I'm not the most experienced around here, but it sounds like you've tried everything else, so it might not be a bad idea. I was just reading the thread because I too have staghorn...
Forum: Algae 02-05-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,900
Posted By doc bonsai
Did you try doing Excel daily?

Did you try doing Excel daily?
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
You didn't have much trouble with algae? I...

You didn't have much trouble with algae?

I favor the idea of LEDs but I have a nagging feeling about the Kelvin promoting algae for some reason.
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
Well, as I mentioned before, that's not actually...

Well, as I mentioned before, that's not actually the case. My friend has a reef capable light immediately over his 18" deep tank and he does not have "uncontrollable algae". He does have some...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
I was cautious about too much light with my...

I was cautious about too much light with my current setup, but I think light has been by far the limiting factor for growth, so I'd like to step it up. Your concern of too much light would be in...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
The reviews for the LED light mention that it...

The reviews for the LED light mention that it lights a thin strip, but my friend who has it also has a 12 inch wide tank and it seems to do great with his.
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
The other trick is that I'm now without a light...

The other trick is that I'm now without a light until I can order/build something. I just got my tank planted not too long ago and things are growing pretty nicely. I don't want to have everything...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
It's 48 long, 12 wide, and 18 high.

It's 48 long, 12 wide, and 18 high.
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,969
Posted By doc bonsai
LED vs. T5 HO

My DIY setup is fried. Woke up this morning to smell of burnt plastic or ozone, or something like that, and the SHO bulb I bought is toast. I'm thinking I may not want to DIY any more. Leaning...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 160,026
Posted By doc bonsai
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-09-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By doc bonsai
Seems like Prime claims that you can't really...

Seems like Prime claims that you can't really overdose it though, right? Other than cost, you think that could have affected the shrimp?
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