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Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By green18
The great thing about 2 satellites is you can...

The great thing about 2 satellites is you can easily dial them down. I have no visible algae and massive growth with no co2 BUT I did use this setup to try my first dirt tank. I have maybe an inch...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By green18
I have no idea why a cube would be a pain? I...

I have no idea why a cube would be a pain? I think they are the perfect tank for that. Active fish can benefit from long tanks but not sure why cubes are any more challenging to scape. I have a...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By green18
I have a marineland 27 cube with hydor inline...

I have a marineland 27 cube with hydor inline heater on a sunsun canister and I use 2 current satellites. I absolutely love the setup and if a rimless version is available that's even better! I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,580
Posted By green18
I have 150 gallon cube and I used to run it with...

I have 150 gallon cube and I used to run it with a glass top and wood canopy which looked nice but was a pain. I removed all of it and run an open top now and its almost like I added a new dimension...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By green18
I just did this same transition and simply did a...

I just did this same transition and simply did a 100% transfer. It is too early to report but so far things appear fine.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By green18
I love my eshopps. I agree with ovoiding the...

I love my eshopps. I agree with ovoiding the sock. I made that mistake. I loaded mine up with submerged matrix and have the sponge block where the wall separates the pump compartment and it works...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By green18
I think the answer will be different depending on...

I think the answer will be different depending on your goal with the tank. I have used every type of filter in every type of situation. In my experience all have pros and cons.

A sump will...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 164,306
Posted By green18
I actually think the uv was a good option for me....

I actually think the uv was a good option for me. I run it maybe once a month for half a day and feel I gain a little water clarity. I actually wanted low gph as I am filtering a 27 cube. I plan...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 04-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By green18
Changes to the satellite+ ???

I recently purchased a second satellite+ and it is different than my other one. It is no big deal as the change isn't huge but the IR receiver is much different and the housing of the light is...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 48,683
Posted By green18
Using 2 will potentially double your coverage but...

Using 2 will potentially double your coverage but to increase your par at any specific point requires the lights to overlap. I believe that is true anyway. You will get higher readings no doubt but...
Forum: Plants 03-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By green18
I have some of the same concerns but I just can't...

I have some of the same concerns but I just can't part with them. Nothing looks cooler than a tank with plants growing up and down. I am only a month in after adding frogbit so still evaluating...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-31-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By green18
Excel (or similar products like metricide )...

Excel (or similar products like metricide ) supply carbon for your plants to aid in faster growth. It is not as effective as pressurized co2 but it does offer some of the benefit. It also inhibits...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 03-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,180
Posted By green18
Perfect! Ugh, now I need to wait on ordering...

Perfect! Ugh, now I need to wait on ordering another sat+.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By green18
I purchased 8 ottos, 6 of which I put in my 150,...

I purchased 8 ottos, 6 of which I put in my 150, 2 in a 27. The 6 were nothing but active, playful and non-stop grazing and flying around. The 2 were so lethargic I decided to move them with the...
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 47,981
Posted By green18
There are brackets available that drill to the...

There are brackets available that drill to the back of the stand and curve over the aquarium, allowing you to hang lights from them. They height is adjustable. Might be an option.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By green18
My advice would be to go to reef central forums. ...

My advice would be to go to reef central forums. These are very popular with reef aquarists where stronger flow is desirable. Obviously it works just as well for planted tank but water flow is not...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 763
Posted By green18
Personally I would not keep any saltwater fish in...

Personally I would not keep any saltwater fish in a tank that small.
Forum: Fish 03-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By green18
I love both. I find the ottos more fascinating...

I love both. I find the ottos more fascinating to watch as they really work the leaves. My bristles do a better job plowing the glass.

Keep in mind the bristlenose will add more bio load if that...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By green18
I don't know the answer but I took wisteria from...

I don't know the answer but I took wisteria from the same package and planted half in my high light, fertilized tank and half in my low light dirt tank.

The low light version is exploding like a...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 03-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 18,180
Posted By green18
I believe this is going on now…any news yet on...

I believe this is going on now…any news yet on the prototype? I am not really a Facebook user so not following the company page.
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By green18
Love the pumps. My wp-25 I run in the lowest...

Love the pumps. My wp-25 I run in the lowest wave maker mode or it is nearly too much. Nothing but great experience with mine the past 6 or 8 months.
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By green18
I have the same tank and I absolutely love the...

I have the same tank and I absolutely love the sun sun. Flow seems perfect. I would guess it is around 100 gph though advertised at 265. I left the tubing long though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By green18
Thank you so much for the feedback! I will do...

Thank you so much for the feedback! I will do some research on that! Tank has been up a few months, heavily planted and only added a few fish per week post cycle.

I am suspecting the disease...
Forum: Lighting 03-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By green18
Look closer, yellow has all colors on.

Look closer, yellow has all colors on.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By green18
Facing total wipeout…feedback welcomed

This has been an awful week. I have had my 150DD up and running stable with healthy fish and no losses. Fish, plants and everything perfect.

I broke my golden rule and added 4 neons and 4 cory's...
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