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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-12-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By Freeasabird
Melting is common, if not normal. Did you give...

Melting is common, if not normal. Did you give the plants a chance to come back post melt?
Forum: Algae   01-08-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,996
Posted By Freeasabird
I used my first dose 2 nights ago and I got a...

I used my first dose 2 nights ago and I got a spike of nitrite. I thought it was just temporary from excess ammonia from dead/dying algae so I did a 80% water change last night. As of tonight I...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-06-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By Freeasabird
How thick is the cap?

How thick is the cap?
Forum: DIY   12-27-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,910
Posted By Freeasabird
The way I washed my sand was to put about 25...

The way I washed my sand was to put about 25 pounds at a time into a 5 gallon bucket, then attach a rigid 'arm' for watering planters to the end of your garden hose. Turn your water in full blast...
Forum: Substrate   12-26-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Freeasabird
Just to clarify, did you not cap it yet? That...

Just to clarify, did you not cap it yet? That would be a definite reason why your water is all messed up.
Forum: Plants   12-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By Freeasabird
Anacharis. I always used to associate it with a...

Anacharis. I always used to associate it with a brown dingy sticks my goldfish would destroy and thusly make my tank look like crap. But grown in a dirt tank with plenty of nutrients and decent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-21-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,610
Posted By Freeasabird
OP I know you said yours seems to be solid wood,...

OP I know you said yours seems to be solid wood, but for all the other readers:

Water, weight, particle board. Pick two.
Forum: Plants   12-21-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Freeasabird
I have several that have taken a month to really...

I have several that have taken a month to really get going. Those would include micro sword, crypt, Anubis and java moss. Hornwort and ludwigia took off from day one.
Forum: Lighting   12-20-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Freeasabird
Would this cause any problems?

I have a dual bulb T5HO 48" on my 75g set on a timer to 7 hours of light in the evening to maximimze my viewing when I'm around at night. Then I also have a single bulb T12 on top that I like to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By Freeasabird
Please let us know how it goes.

Please let us know how it goes.
Forum: Substrate   12-20-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Freeasabird
That's my point exactly though, it doesn't take...

That's my point exactly though, it doesn't take intelligence, only variation and consistent removal of a healthy bacteria population from one particular source. Let's say every time bacteria expand,...
Forum: Equipment   12-19-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By Freeasabird
Being the reviewer's first and only post it seems...

Being the reviewer's first and only post it seems a little suspicious, but maybe that's just me.
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Freeasabird
When I discussed this with the worker at the big...

When I discussed this with the worker at the big box pet store (concerned about killing bacteria I was), she keenly brought it to my attention that if I was throwing away the filter I'd retain zero...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-18-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,817
Posted By Freeasabird
My Petco has the open display. They have some...

My Petco has the open display. They have some nice stuff in there, and cheap too. Bundles are 2.99 and potted are usually all under 5.99 I think.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,687
Posted By Freeasabird
Looking forward to seeing updates!

Looking forward to seeing updates!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By Freeasabird
What I used to do when I had one was test it by...

What I used to do when I had one was test it by manually spinning it round and round to check for 1. that the desired amount came out each time and 2. that it held enough for the number of feedings...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-15-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By Freeasabird
I have one more suck free way to siphon. Dip the...

I have one more suck free way to siphon. Dip the siphon head (the flared part) into the tank and fill it with water. Keeping it vertical to hold water, pull it out of the tank while covering the...
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