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Forum: Algae 06-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By jargonchipmunk
nope. a change in Co2 (an upwards one which you...

nope. a change in Co2 (an upwards one which you describe) will not promote algae. All it will do is promote plant growth. If you had 30ppm Co2 and were fluctuating down to 10, that would be...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By jargonchipmunk
the fine bubbles would more likely pass through...

the fine bubbles would more likely pass through the reactor and into your tank (they're tiny and get blown in the flow). Then again, that would be fine, as this is how the diffusors are meant to...
Forum: Plants 03-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Set a calendar reminder to repost a pic in a...

Set a calendar reminder to repost a pic in a month. I hate when things like this leave me hanging. (MUST HAVE CLOSURE lol)
Forum: Tank Journals 03-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By jargonchipmunk
this is the first tank I've seen with a...

this is the first tank I've seen with a near-linear progression. (a.k.a. keeps on gettin' better) Most of the time, there's a pic somewhere in the middle that's the best and we keep screwing with...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Takashi Amano is usually starting with Wabi Kusa....

Takashi Amano is usually starting with Wabi Kusa. He needs to wait for a submersion conversion and he packs the plants in there so tight his tanks look nearly complete on the first day lol. If...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Please dont listen to this post. I used 2 t5ho...

Please dont listen to this post. I used 2 t5ho bulbs over a 75gallon raised a foot off the tank and got great growth all the way to the substrate where the ug was growing.

More is NOT always...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Ugly duckling phase. Flooded. Downoi and s...

Ugly duckling phase. Flooded. Downoi and s repens added. And my first hc pearls. Wood has massive bacterial bloom. Just gonna let that go away on its own. Pro tip: always soak your wood. Not...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By jargonchipmunk
the first place to ask this question is at the...

the first place to ask this question is at the local glass blowers you mentioned. They're the experts, not this forum. ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
very true. I'm just glad to see all the roots. ...

very true. I'm just glad to see all the roots. At the very least, even with all the die off, I think I have a better start than flooding straight off. I didn't have a single leaf of HC float when...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Flooded tonight. Too much die off. Too much...

Flooded tonight. Too much die off. Too much mold. Apparently, I'm still terrible at DSM lol. Next time I DSM, I'm doing it without mosses. I think I was adding too much water, fearing the mosses...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
mold is on the comeback. I leave the thing with...

mold is on the comeback. I leave the thing with a 4" x 30" gap in the top of the cover. Pretty much I just hang the saran wrap over the driftwood to keep the mosses moist. STILL, I'm getting mold...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Thanks for the reply. Yeah this came from a...

Thanks for the reply. Yeah this came from a submersed tank. So I'm converting it twice during my dry start. I'm trying my hardest to leave the thing alone. I'm sure I screw it up when I keep...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
So I look at this thing too much and I think I'm...

So I look at this thing too much and I think I'm imagining it going bad. The mold is receding on its own after a few subtle changes based on the tips above. Thanks guys!

However, I swear the hc...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
The mold is where wood meets ada AS. The "water...

The mold is where wood meets ada AS. The "water line" is probably an inch under the substrate line in the front. > 6" under in back. Do you mean atmospheric moisture is too high and I need more...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Thanks for the info. I'll have to try and find...

Thanks for the info. I'll have to try and find something on my way home. Should I just look in the gross foot section? :-P

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Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
On my way out the door this morning I noticed...

On my way out the door this morning I noticed white mold in the tank! Its on the driftwood where it meets the substrate. Its not touching any plants but I'd like a plan for if it does.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-08-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
1 day later and its all still alive. How many...

1 day later and its all still alive. How many more days to go? :-P. I'm way to impatient for dsm lol

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Forum: Algae 08-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By jargonchipmunk
you forgot about nutrient management. ;) Long...

you forgot about nutrient management. ;) Long story shortish, the same rules apply to both types of tanks. You still need nonlimiting nutrient levels. You can dose less because your plants will...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Nifty. I love how many little tricks one can...

Nifty. I love how many little tricks one can compile hanging out and chatting with other maguyvers.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 87,890
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Yeah I already have those strips on my to do list...

Yeah I already have those strips on my to do list to go alongside my RayII. I'll probably just use them for moonlights on a timer and then play around with the sunset, etc type colors for pictures...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 87,890
Posted By jargonchipmunk
so you'd build a similar controller and ship it...

so you'd build a similar controller and ship it to me for how much? ;)
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Any comments / suggestions on the scape before I...

Any comments / suggestions on the scape before I let it fully grow in?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
The DSM begins! I finally settled on a scape. ...

The DSM begins! I finally settled on a scape. I'm not the most artistic, but you get what you get right? ;)

Here's the bare scape
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,363
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Ne-Ne-Ne-NECRO THREEEEAAD. Sorry. This...

Ne-Ne-Ne-NECRO THREEEEAAD.

Sorry. This 'bump' is for all the DSM newbs out there who need info. It is a good compilation of this methods, benefits and some things to stay away from. My last DSM...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,533
Posted By jargonchipmunk
Still not done scaping, but I got the stand...

Still not done scaping, but I got the stand pretty much done and the light bar attached. Still gotta clean the stickers off (didn't notice that til I looked at the pic lol)

Should be picking up...
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