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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-03-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By chris_ranger
Film is diatoms, harmless. Just leave it be, they...

Film is diatoms, harmless. Just leave it be, they will disappear sooner or later.
If the spots are on the underside of the leaves and somewhat in line with the leaf its normal, they're like buds...
Forum: DIY 06-13-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By chris_ranger
No. These wire shelves are strong, but not long...

No. These wire shelves are strong, but not long term. Maybe 15 gallons would be safe, but anything bigger is trouble.
You would need plywood, 3/4 thick on each shelf with a tank, the wood would have...
Forum: Algae 06-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By chris_ranger
It's a 15 gallon column, so getting light to the...

It's a 15 gallon column, so getting light to the bottom is hard(18" high), have a few high light plants down on the bottom, I originally had just the stock light, everything died or became leggy in...
Forum: Algae 06-06-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By chris_ranger
Staghorn not responding to excel treatment anymore!

I have a horrible staghorn break out on my guppy show tank.
It's a dirted bottom, heavily planted 15g, diy co2, PP ferts, and 2 15watt 6500k CFL floods above, had a 90w LED also but since took it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By chris_ranger
I used the fenben, the walmart dog dewormer...

I used the fenben, the walmart dog dewormer powder. I dosed about 8 large granules once a day for 2 days with a water change between the 2 days, killed them dead with no casualties.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By chris_ranger
Levamisole or Fenben to kill hydra?

I've used fenbendazole to kill hydra before and had minimal shrimp loss. Now that I have a dedicated shrimp tank and they're breeding like rabbits I'm not sure fenben is the right path to take this...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By chris_ranger
Those bulbs are 5000k temp. Not ideal. I have one...

Those bulbs are 5000k temp. Not ideal. I have one mixed in with 2 6500k cfls and have noticed extra green spot algae on my glass.
Forum: Plants 04-30-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By chris_ranger
Most likely a flower.

Most likely a flower.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By chris_ranger
Drill a few holes in the bottom of the...

Drill a few holes in the bottom of the compartment for the filter, it will help equalize the displacement. Put the holes toward the back behind the filter pad. This will also help with the stagnant...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By chris_ranger
The carbon bags can be bought online for less...

The carbon bags can be bought online for less than a dollar.
Be careful with any cleaning sponges, many are toxic to tanks.
Forum: DIY 04-11-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By chris_ranger
Sponge of your size 3/4" pvc to desired length ...

Sponge of your size
3/4" pvc to desired length
jam pvc into sponge, insert air stone down into pvc pipe, turn on air pump, set top of pvc pipe just below or barely above water level.
Forum: DIY 04-05-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By chris_ranger
They would fit if I didnt throw them out, lol. It...

They would fit if I didnt throw them out, lol. It was mainly because I glued them so close/over lapping each other.
Forum: DIY 04-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By chris_ranger
Reflectors wont fit. plan on putting it in a box...

Reflectors wont fit. plan on putting it in a box with reflective foil on the inside and it will be raised to about the height of the original, the light spread gets better at that height.
Forum: Plants 04-04-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By chris_ranger
Never heard of this. I have balls almost a year...

Never heard of this. I have balls almost a year old and have gained little to no mass in that time. I think you might have actual hair algae.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-04-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By chris_ranger
Well I had 2 in a tank with a tight lid but tiny...

Well I had 2 in a tank with a tight lid but tiny gaps. I now have 1. He managed to make a 25 foot trip. Out of the tank, across the living room, and down the steps, made it to the bottom step before...
Forum: DIY 04-04-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By chris_ranger
http://i.imgur.com/Hr5FH66.jpg Side by side...

http://i.imgur.com/Hr5FH66.jpg

Side by side comparison with the aqueon evolve light it's replacing.
I think I might buy a dozen more and make a strip light for over both tanks.
Forum: DIY 04-02-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By chris_ranger
High output nano Led light for under $15

Supplies

LED light from Harbor Freight 4 x $3.49 plus coupon for free one
4.5-6v DC power source 500ma or higher Free, had one laying around
Solder, small gauge wire, solder iron, hot glue, box...
Forum: DIY 03-31-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By chris_ranger
Yes, if anything add gussets. Unless we are...

Yes, if anything add gussets.
Unless we are talking like 6" extensions on a sub 29 gallon tank.
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By chris_ranger
https://www.angelsplus.com/FlakeMedWorm.htm ...

https://www.angelsplus.com/FlakeMedWorm.htm

Great stuff, feed them this 2 days, then every 3 weeks. knocks them dead fast. keep it going and youll never see them again since it will break their...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-24-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By chris_ranger
Going Low tech, dirted, 75/25 natural light/artificial

http://i.imgur.com/vyUFy2j.jpg


Dirted with miracle gro organic, topped with 1/2 eco complete(ran out of gravel, but there is little to no soil disturbance when I plant.)
Naturally lit from 8am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By chris_ranger
Use this to support the joists. ...

Use this to support the joists.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tiger-Brand-Super-S-Series-8-ft-4-in-Jack-Post-J-S-100/100022783
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By chris_ranger
possible to shorten and split a finnex ray 2?

I have a 30 inch ray 2 that I currently have no use for except for over a 15 gallon column. I want to split it into 2 lights so it can fit over the 14 inch wide tank. Using a chord to join the two....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By chris_ranger
You will be fine for 75, be aware all houses are...

You will be fine for 75, be aware all houses are different. Building codes, sub floor material, joist spacing, joist type, and direction of joist plays a huge factor into how much a floor can hold....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By chris_ranger
What algae eater? That's very non descriptive....

What algae eater? That's very non descriptive. Are we talking ottos, SAE, CAE, or pleco?
They will be fine with everything listed except chinese algae eater or false flying fox.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By chris_ranger
My former 29 looked like this after I drained it...

My former 29 looked like this after I drained it for my move, these bubbles showed up before filling it. Decided to get a new 20 to downsize and put the tank off to the side for a future reseal or to...
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