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Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By CRS Fan
I was running a 205 on 2 separate 10 gallons...

I was running a 205 on 2 separate 10 gallons before I converted to strictly Eheims. I found the 205's easy to clean and easy to dial back if needed.

Best regards,

Stuart
Forum: Fish 07-27-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By CRS Fan
Any of the Pygmy corydoras would work..... ...

Any of the Pygmy corydoras would work..... Corydoras pygmaeus, habrosus, and hastatus or any true otocinclus species would work well.

Best regards,

Stuart


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Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By CRS Fan
I've never changed it with new media and threw...

I've never changed it with new media and threw out the old. I have however bleached and dechlorinated old media (bought second hand) and used it in new (or new to me) Eheims. I will however rinse...
Forum: Algae 04-01-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By CRS Fan
Does this look like BBA to you guys?

Amano shrimp, BNP's, and Ottos will also eat it.

Best regards,

Stuart


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Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By CRS Fan
I do get a bit. I am also a firm believer in...

I do get a bit. I am also a firm believer in over filtering via Eheim canisters for sufficient circulation. Currently I have a 27 gallon filtered by an Eheim 2217 and a 15 gallon filtered by an...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By CRS Fan
I am a true believer of the UpAqua inline...

I am a true believer of the UpAqua inline diffuser. A good bleach treatment every year and they are good to go. I found that the the tightening ring corrodes if CO2 tubing is not used. I have...
Forum: Lighting 03-14-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By CRS Fan
I would suggest a 4 x 24W ATI Sunpower fixture....

I would suggest a 4 x 24W ATI Sunpower fixture. It is a beautiful light with phenomenal output.

JMHO.

Stuart


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By CRS Fan
Can I cut plant roots?

Yes you can trim the plant roots. I usually trim off any browning roots and leaves. I then trim the healthy roots to a length of 1" - 1-1/2" and plant each plant so the crowns are just barely visible...
Forum: Lighting 12-03-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By CRS Fan
I either use 6000K midday or a combination of...

I either use 6000K midday or a combination of Aquaflora and Midday. All of their bulbs grow reds without a problem.

Best regards,

Stuart
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 92,956
Posted By CRS Fan
I have an update. I sold the 2232's, the 2234,...

I have an update. I sold the 2232's, the 2234, and the 2028. I now have a 2080, 2217, and a 2213.

Best regards,

Stuart
Forum: Plants 10-20-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By CRS Fan
Potamogeton gayi for me too! Best regards, ...

Potamogeton gayi for me too!

Best regards,

Stuart
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By CRS Fan
They could also be Planorbis arnoldi (a mini...

They could also be Planorbis arnoldi (a mini ramshorn) that never uprights its shell. They stay small only reaching a max of 6mm in length.

Best regards,

Stuart


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Forum: Lighting 06-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By CRS Fan
A 24W T5 seems to be a STANDARD T5HO bulb. For...

A 24W T5 seems to be a STANDARD T5HO bulb. For plants, I use Geissemann Aquaflora and 6000K for good growth and color rendition. I also find that Geissemann bulbs tend to bring out reds very...
Forum: Plants 06-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By CRS Fan
It looks to be Anubias lanceolata. Best...

It looks to be Anubias lanceolata.

Best regards,

Stuart


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Forum: Plants 06-08-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By CRS Fan
Could be 'Sintang'. Best regards, ...

Could be 'Sintang'.

Best regards,

Stuart


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Forum: Plants 03-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By CRS Fan
They can propogate in 2 fashions normally. ...

They can propogate in 2 fashions normally. Through germinating seeds that form in pods above the water line or plantlets can form along the perimeter of the outer dying leaves of the mother plant...
Forum: Plants 03-22-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By CRS Fan
In low water levels (less than 6 inches), the...

In low water levels (less than 6 inches), the 'flower spikes' will turn into a seed pod (if the pod breaches the water surface) and the seeds can be germinated in a emersed and very humid state.
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Forum: Equipment 09-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By CRS Fan
The UpAqua CO2 Atomizers are awesome ;). They...

The UpAqua CO2 Atomizers are awesome ;). They are easily found online or on e-Bay. I suggest you go with the inline models over the Bazooka type. I run these on all my planted tanks and I find...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,563
Posted By CRS Fan
That's a nice little tank. I might have to get...

That's a nice little tank. I might have to get me one of those ADA type rimless tanks. But first I need to set-up my 22L Iwagumi.

Best Regards,

Stuart
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By CRS Fan
New 1.75 Gallon Nano Planted Bowfront

Today I decided to set-up my old Betta tank as a low-tech, nano, planted tank. The tank was set-up using the following items:

1 - 1,75 Gallon Bowfront
1 - 13W 6400K light (on a 9 hour...
Forum: Plants 05-05-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By CRS Fan
If you want taller and easier plants for a...

If you want taller and easier plants for a background, I suggest:

Sagittaria subulata
Cryptocoryne crispatula 'Balansae'
Echinodorus vesuvius

Best regards,

Stuart
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By CRS Fan
The leaves typically remain deformed, BUT new...

The leaves typically remain deformed, BUT new emergent growth will return to normal.

Best Regards,

Stuart
Forum: Plants 05-01-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,903
Posted By CRS Fan
I know some species of Eriocaulon can be...

I know some species of Eriocaulon can be propogated from seed, BUT good luck on getting your plants to seed OR much less finding any :eek:.

Respectfully,

Stuart
Forum: Plants 05-01-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By CRS Fan
In Vancouver, it's almost impossible to sell...

In Vancouver, it's almost impossible to sell 'Sunset Hygro' on the local forums. A friend of mine quotes it as, "grows like stink in a hockey bag". It definitely is an excellent beginner plant.
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Forum: The Shrimp Lab 05-01-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,115
Posted By CRS Fan
I can't wait to get my hands on some of these...

I can't wait to get my hands on some of these beaties :biggrin:!

Best regards,

Stuart
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