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Forum: Fish   01-16-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,487
Posted By terran2k
A family member had a couple male bettas in his...

A family member had a couple male bettas in his fish tank, he thought they would fight, he said after the initial bouts of flaring from when they first saw each other, they became dis-interested and...
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,756
Posted By terran2k
I am running a 48" 24/7 on my 75G, i like it. I...

I am running a 48" 24/7 on my 75G, i like it. I just run the standard 24/7 mode. it puts out a decent amount of light for sure. I am running pressurized CO2. I'd probably have an algae farm if I...
Forum: Algae   10-20-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By terran2k
brown diatoms

So my 75G tank is about 1 month old, I have a brown diatoms covering most of my trying to grow Monte Carlo.

it grows on the glass too, but I can scrape that off, not so lucky with the Monte Carlo....
Forum: Lighting   10-18-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By terran2k
in my experience, you'll end up going through 2...

in my experience, you'll end up going through 2 or 3 cheaper lights, and spend more money than buying a quality light in the first place.
Forum: Plants   10-11-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By terran2k
water wisteria

any secret to keep water wisteria compact and bushy?
I usually cut off the top and replant it, toss the bottom.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By terran2k
ah no wonder i saw some folks at petsmart today...

ah no wonder i saw some folks at petsmart today buying it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By terran2k
I add enough prime to treat the approximately the...

I add enough prime to treat the approximately the amount of water I took out. That's just me though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By terran2k
What kind of sump are you running? I'm a using a...

What kind of sump are you running? I'm a using a wet/dry and my bubble count is about 4bps on my 75g. Drop checker is green. I had to seal my sump up though. Have you tried cleaning out you drop...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-05-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,167
Posted By terran2k
Seems to me that the OP is already set on going...

Seems to me that the OP is already set on going pps-pro and just looking for validation to do so. A pound of all these ferts will be barely a shoebox full.
Forum: Lighting   10-05-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By terran2k
I am also running a planted+ 24/7 on my 75g so i...

I am also running a planted+ 24/7 on my 75g so i am curious, is it medium light to the surface, if it's on its plastic legs and 2-3 inches of substrate?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By terran2k
I just had that experience about 3 weeks ago....

I just had that experience about 3 weeks ago. tried to silicone the co2 proof tubing, but just had leak after leak.

I ended up just re-drilling a small hole and ran a short piece of silicone...
Forum: Lighting   09-30-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By terran2k
I've been running 4 x 20w on my 55g for well over...

I've been running 4 x 20w on my 55g for well over a year now, it works fine.
I should mention, the light i am using came with the led drivers cemented internally to the metal frame of the led...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By terran2k
Too much co2 kills fish b/c you suffocate them. ...

Too much co2 kills fish b/c you suffocate them.
If co2 drops ph. too little of it causes less of a drop. Not raise it.
Plants use co2 as part of photosynthesis. The more you have available the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By terran2k
I've always just used the outside garden hose to...

I've always just used the outside garden hose to fill up my tanks. never had fish deaths from water changes.
even in the winter months here in texas, i just let it flow from the hose until I can...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-24-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,334
Posted By terran2k
how did you plant your monte carlo? i just...

how did you plant your monte carlo? i just planted some Sunday night. hoping it does it's thing soon, but too soon to tell.
Forum: Substrate   09-22-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By terran2k
I tried using STS on my 55g when i first set it...

I tried using STS on my 55g when i first set it up a couple years back.
I remember it being to light (weight wise) under water.
I scooped it all out and ran dirt capped with gravel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By terran2k
very nice tank and aquascape

very nice tank and aquascape
Forum: Equipment   09-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By terran2k
I had my 10lb tank re-certified and filled for i...

I had my 10lb tank re-certified and filled for i think $28 about a month ago. it took about 2 maybe 3 hours from me dropping it off and them calling me to pick it up.
find a place that does it in...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-08-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By terran2k
You can search YouTube for the green machine....

You can search YouTube for the green machine. They give a good explanation for positioning rocks on quite a few videos.
Forum: Equipment   09-08-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By terran2k
fixing silicone seal isnt too hard, but the tank...

fixing silicone seal isnt too hard, but the tank will need to be empty and dry. I just did one myself the other day.
so what do you mean wear down? pics?
Forum: Equipment   09-06-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By terran2k
impossible to reduce splashing on a wet/dry sump...

impossible to reduce splashing on a wet/dry sump and still call it a wet/dry sump.
Forum: Equipment   09-06-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By terran2k
anything inline with the out flow of your filter...

anything inline with the out flow of your filter is going to have "back pressure".
Forum: Equipment   09-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By terran2k
I'm about to startup a new 75g tank with a wet...

I'm about to startup a new 75g tank with a wet dry sump. I did seal off the wet dry chamber to lessen co2 loss. Read about it and it seems like it is worth a shot.
Forum: DIY   09-02-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By terran2k
Cerges reactor housing?

going to put together a cerges reactor, but unsure of what housing I should get?
is there something i should be looking for? ebay has many generic and brand name 10 in filter housing with 3/4...
Forum: Fish   08-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By terran2k
Two of my rainbows had some kind of wound on...

Two of my rainbows had some kind of wound on their side. Only thing that seemed to fix it was Melafix.
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