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Forum: Lighting   04-04-2011, 08:23 AM
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Posted By steelcitysfinest
Here is a list of what i plan to start with: ...

Here is a list of what i plan to start with:

Micro sword
Dwarf baby tears
Pink Hippo Grass (Limnophilia hippuroides)
Nesaea pedicellata 'Golden'
Echinodorus Kleiner bär Sword
Glossostigma...
Forum: Lighting   04-04-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By steelcitysfinest
(2) 96w PC's -or- 600w MH for a 75?

My question is: which set up to go with? I have (2) 36'' power compacts @ 384w. I also have a 48" metal halide fixture with (2) 250w 6700K plus (2) 54w T5's totaling 608w.

My tank:
75 gal. ...
Forum: Lighting   05-27-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Yes, i will have 4 bulbs (2 per fixture) Each is...

Yes, i will have 4 bulbs (2 per fixture) Each is 36" long. So if i dont stagger them i will have 4 bulbs covering the middle 36" of the tank leaving 6" on each side of my tank without direct light. I...
Forum: Lighting   05-26-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Hoppy, i read a few of your posts about light...

Hoppy, i read a few of your posts about light intensity and was hoping you would help me out. I read on here that WPG isnt everything and PC's, at best, would get me into the "medium light intensity"...
Forum: Lighting   05-26-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Suggestions for a DIY canopy housing 4-96w pc's for a 75gal.

Background: I have 2 36" Coralife PC's lights left over from a 180 gal. i just sold. With pressurized DIY and dosing using the EI, i had some decent growth with these lights on the 180.

The plan:...
Forum: Plants   11-12-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Yeah they are still young and im still adding...

Yeah they are still young and im still adding more so ill keep this up for a few months. Glad to hear most of you think my plants will adjust!
Forum: Plants   11-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Sorry i misread your post. Most people who own...

Sorry i misread your post. Most people who own discus do WC daily. Being that i have a 180 i REALYY dont want to do that so im gonna do 50% 4 times every other day.
Forum: Plants   11-11-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Wendtii Melting after 3X water changes for new Discus

I have had Wendtii's of all different colors in my tank since June. They have been great, holding color and growing strong. I recently bough 4 Discus and have since been doing 50% WCs twice weekly...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-20-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Hoppy, my tap water tests at about 7.8-8.2 ph and...

Hoppy, my tap water tests at about 7.8-8.2 ph and VERY hard. I use the ph monitor as a back up incase my needle valve or regulator fails or incase of a co2 dump. Do I NEED the monitor??? Prob. not!...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Meh, i kinda figured the sump had alot to do with...

Meh, i kinda figured the sump had alot to do with it! Well i cant really do much about that at this point. I will change my lights to about 8 hours. i had my co2 on a timer and had it come on about...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Better Co2 absorbtion

Im currently running Co2 in my 180 gal. tank. my co2 tank is 20 gal and it only lasted a little over 3 months! That doesnt seem right from what ive read on this and other sites.

I have an ADA...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-09-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By steelcitysfinest
http://drtimsaquatics.com/H2O_PURE_Products/H2O_PU...

http://drtimsaquatics.com/H2O_PURE_Products/H2O_PURE_Products.html#FW_One

Alec, i usd this stuff by a recommendation from my LFS and it worked like a dream!!! If you decide to do it its the "One...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-12-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,964
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Dr. Tim's Aquatics-One And Only Live Nitrifying...

Dr. Tim's Aquatics-One And Only Live Nitrifying bacteria. One bottle is good for 60 gallons but it is a bit pricey, like $20. Best/easiest/fastest cycling I've ever done by far!!!
drtimsaquatics.com
Forum: Fish   07-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By steelcitysfinest
I THINK Rams should be fine. I added 4 Kribs...

I THINK Rams should be fine. I added 4 Kribs about 3 weeks ago and they are doing great. I would advise TRYING to get either one pair or 2 males OR 2 females. I ended up with 2 pairs and since then: ...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By steelcitysfinest
no i actually just posted a new thread about that...

no i actually just posted a new thread about that tank in the Fish section... thats my 10gal Green Spotted Puffer's tank. I feel bad, wish he could get along in the 180!
Forum: Fish   07-10-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Yeah i kinda thought that too!!! I still wanted...

Yeah i kinda thought that too!!! I still wanted to put it out there, see if ANYONE has successfully done it... thanks though!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-10-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Thanks Skinz!

Thanks Skinz!
Forum: Fish   07-10-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By steelcitysfinest
My lonely puffer!!!

I currently have my Green Spotted Puffer in Solitary Confinement. He has lived his life alone moving from a Eclipse 6 gal. to a his new 10 gal. In the picture below you can see his new home, below my...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-10-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By steelcitysfinest
xoory for the poor quality in pics... still...

xoory for the poor quality in pics... still saving for the SLR!!!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-10-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By steelcitysfinest
*UPDATE* Finally went pressurized co2 and...

*UPDATE*

Finally went pressurized co2 and dosing with dry ferts (ei method)
Added a few more fish and some driftwood found at work!!!
Forum: Lighting   07-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,254
Posted By steelcitysfinest
+1 :) I Like the look of my actinics! I have...

+1 :) I Like the look of my actinics! I have heard mixing results from people but nothing sayin "actinics will kill your plants"... I also have algae but im sure its due to tweaks needed in ferting...
Forum: Equipment   07-01-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By steelcitysfinest
thanks brohawk ill give that a try tomorrow

thanks brohawk ill give that a try tomorrow
Forum: Equipment   06-30-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By steelcitysfinest
Thanks left C! My plan is to hook up the ph...

Thanks left C! My plan is to hook up the ph controller to a timer so that it comes on about and hour or 2 before my lights. My bubble count is pretty high. So much so that i cant count it. Its a...
Forum: Equipment   06-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By steelcitysfinest
substaining co2 levels?

Im having difficulty getting/keeping my drop checker in "the green"

My tank:
-4x96w lamps 9.5hours (1130-2100)
-Co2 manually turned on when lights come on
controlled by Ph monitor.

I know...
Forum: Fish   06-30-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By steelcitysfinest
My favorite fish are my Roseline Sharks! Great...

My favorite fish are my Roseline Sharks! Great temperment and very attractive fish. Prob a bit too large for your tank... due to the fact the can grow to 6" though. Ive seen sites say 30 gals is...
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