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Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Ckalisz
I'm fairly low tech so no pearling. I cleaned the...

I'm fairly low tech so no pearling. I cleaned the pads and removed a bunch of pillow floss incase it was over full. It takes less than 30 mins to lower


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Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Ckalisz
Api filstar-L

I have a filstar on my planted 55g. For some reason lately it has a lot of bubbles. The canister will not fill past the top of the top basket which is obviously the reason for the sputtering and...
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By Ckalisz
I have micro chain sword in my 55g that is...

I have micro chain sword in my 55g that is spreading out pretty good now. Dunno if it would really be considered a "carpet" but I'm liking it for that purpose


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Forum: Plants 04-05-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Ckalisz
I think mine might send some up any day now too ...

I think mine might send some up any day now too


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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-02-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Ckalisz
Just tested my water and my nitrates were +-5ppm....

Just tested my water and my nitrates were +-5ppm. Could this be a cause of some of my plants growth slowing? My last water change was Friday.


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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-01-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/uny9y4ed.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/uny9y4ed.jpg

This is the plant I cannot id


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Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-01-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
Should wisteria look like this: ...

Should wisteria look like this:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/01/3a6aru7e.jpg

Everything being said here makes perfect sense to me and thank you very much for the help.

I guess I'm just...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,260
Posted By Ckalisz
Would using two light truly double the par rate? ...

Would using two light truly double the par rate?


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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-31-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
Based on what I read about ei dosing and such is...

Based on what I read about ei dosing and such is the worst case scenario of dosing too much higher nitrates? I'll be doing 30-50% pwc weekly regardless so no harm from over dosing? Besides maybe an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Ckalisz
The light I believe was rated at 28 par at 18...

The light I believe was rated at 28 par at 18 inches. As far as excel yes I dose the capful daily. It is flourish iron that I'm dosing daily.

Lighting hours would average 10 per day. I'm not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ckalisz
Fert opinions

None really, just like to stay on top of things. Plus I'm new to aquarium plants so other than plants staying alive or dying I wouldn't truly know if there was a problem.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Ckalisz
Fert opinions

I hope I'm not breaking any rules but I posted this in the low tech forum also. Just want as many opinions as possible.

All right I'd like to get your opinions about dosing ferts and excel....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-30-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
Yeah I figure it'll bite me in the butt sooner or...

Yeah I figure it'll bite me in the butt sooner or later but I spend a lot of time looking at my tank so I should hopefully see it coming.

Anyone else with opinions on my original question?

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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
I've been wondering about the algae issue popping...

I've been wondering about the algae issue popping up eventually. Since I've changed out my substrate and cleaned my tank good I haven't had any algae Plus now that I have the sat+ light I'm not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Ckalisz
Fert opinions

All right I'd like to get your opinions about dosing ferts and excel. Here's my setup

Standard 55g. USA sat+ 48" light.
Black sand substrate
4 albino Cory's
2 spotted cory
2 julli cory
6...
Forum: Plants 03-29-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Ckalisz
Maybe by about 3 inches Sent from my...

Maybe by about 3 inches


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Forum: Plants 03-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Ckalisz
How deep do you guys push your bulbs into the...

How deep do you guys push your bulbs into the substrate? Mine looks to be mostly above it.
Forum: Plants 03-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Ckalisz
Anubis

Just curious what you guys think. I got an Anubis plant from my lfs a couple weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be doing well. It's tied to a piece of dw. Everything else in my tank, dwarf sword,...
Forum: Lighting 03-27-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Ckalisz
Did I Screw Up?

I have the sat plus on my 55g and mostly low light plants and in the two weeks I've had it the seem to be thriving. Microswords are sending off runners, dwarf amazon is spitting out a new leaf almost...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ckalisz
Canisters are a little nicer because they are...

Canisters are a little nicer because they are more customizable. The biggest thing with a filter is making sure it's big enough. I've always used one that is rated for at least twice the size of my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ckalisz
I completely understand your frustration. I'm...

I completely understand your frustration. I'm only about 3 weeks into my first planted tank. I had fish tanks for years. The lighting, filtration, substrAte, and fertilizers are major confusing and...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Ckalisz
I'm no expert but stocking level seems ok...

I'm no expert but stocking level seems ok depending on your filtration.

Cory's are much more fun in bigger groups, at least four.

Depending on what type of gourami you get your shrimp might...
Forum: Plants 03-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Ckalisz
Thanks for all the info. Patience patience...

Thanks for all the info. Patience patience patience. I feel more comfortable at least knowing that it looks normal for now.
Forum: Plants 03-23-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Ckalisz
Thanks for the info! Is there anything I can do...

Thanks for the info! Is there anything I can do to promote higher growth or does it just do what it wants?
Forum: Plants 03-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By Ckalisz
My hope was to have at least some upward growth...

My hope was to have at least some upward growth and maybe a flower although I know imay not have enough light.

Peachii.... This is a look you want? I thought they were supposed to kind of grow up...
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