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Forum: Algae 01-08-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
Cloudy greyish or cloudy green ? How long has the...

Cloudy greyish or cloudy green ? How long has the tank been set up ? What size ? What filter ? What fish ? How much/often
do you change water ? How many hrs of light ? What kind of light ? Cloudy...
Forum: Algae 01-03-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
254457 254465

254457

254465
Forum: Algae 12-30-2013, 07:06 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
still clear, plants lush at 6 hours!!

still clear, plants lush at 6 hours!!
Forum: Algae 12-28-2013, 06:53 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
really like frogbit, it gives that "swamp thing"...

really like frogbit, it gives that "swamp thing" kind look!! I am shocked with the performance of these lights as well, very cheap for the output.
Forum: Algae 12-27-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
yeah, it was defenitly the result of too much...

yeah, it was defenitly the result of too much light. tank is chrystal clear now.
Forum: Algae 12-21-2013, 06:58 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
seems to be back under control but I had to...

seems to be back under control but I had to remove one light system and use only one fluval at 6hrs a day only. as plants really get going maybe i'll ramp up the lights but im hoping to stay as low...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
I get the driftwood thing, but this is what I...

I get the driftwood thing, but this is what I got! I had envisioned a much bigger piece but i'm going with this for now.....I agree, no fish would be best. btw, I have a bunch or red lud. in there,...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2013, 10:19 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
im still not convinced that having so much open...

im still not convinced that having so much open water is not making a huge gren algae farm. think about it, that ruben sword is massive, 27 inch tall! you can se I have lots of light hiting open...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2013, 10:17 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
yes using pure RO. to try to eliminate any...

yes using pure RO. to try to eliminate any uneeded nutrients for now. I took the plants out so I could thoroughly clean the gravel, and I wanted to rescape anyway. I do have ambient sunlight but none...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2013, 10:35 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
yeah this is is my shop where I have 77 degree...

yeah this is is my shop where I have 77 degree rowater ready to go in 400 gallon tanks with pumps to I can top off all the holding tanks in the showroom. I took the fish out and all the plants, did...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
algae bloom came back immediately

algae bloom came back immediately
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2013, 12:30 AM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
well, its a basic can, and has held up in my...

well, its a basic can, and has held up in my shop...just not sure they are rated realistically.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
hydor pro 250 canister ?

I have one of these and I'm not quite convincd I like it, any thoughts?
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2013, 05:25 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
the fluval lights are fantastic.

the fluval lights are fantastic.
Forum: Algae 12-14-2013, 04:51 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
so all all re-set up and my plants are "pearling"...

so all all re-set up and my plants are "pearling" for the first time!!(yes I know this is rookie stuff) this is good right??
Forum: Algae 12-10-2013, 04:48 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
As you say, I definitely need to do weekly...

As you say, I definitely need to do weekly changes, im used to saltwater which that would be too much. I also am going to do a staggered light thing with one on from noon till 7 pm and the second...
Forum: Algae 12-09-2013, 08:06 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
btw Raymond, that link was awesome, thx for the...

btw Raymond, that link was awesome, thx for the help! ok, so im going to just do what you guys suggest and run both lights, hopefully my babys tears take off. I'm not running co2 btw.
Forum: Algae 12-09-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
wow...

244817

244825

like I said in the first sentence of this thread, im new to planted tanks and like I said, I had too many fish/nutrients and too much light. I don't disagree with you....there is...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2013, 07:15 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
cool. I love fiss!

cool. I love fiss!
Forum: Algae 12-07-2013, 05:16 PM
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Posted By mikestropicalfish
hmmm, interesting. I was thinking I need a higher...

hmmm, interesting. I was thinking I need a higher consuming plant in there to help, I guess the plant gods weren't kidding when the said plant HEAVILY!!! I'm still wondering if I screwed up with this...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikestropicalfish
dude, you don't know everything. calm down....

dude, you don't know everything. calm down. people use it all the time for quick fixes. when I serviced ATM's tanks in LA(tanked) we used it all the time. I don't really want to discuss chemipur...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikestropicalfish
Lol. My shop has 16 saltwater tanks. Ive been...

Lol. My shop has 16 saltwater tanks. Ive been doing this for 30 years, its hrdly frowned upon...chemipur defently is more of a temporary fix tool i agree....but is superior to standard carbon which...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikestropicalfish
chemipure is not a short term solution, it is the...

chemipure is not a short term solution, it is the industry standard carbon media of choice across the board for general purpose and phosphate removal. my phosphates only test high when I use tap...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikestropicalfish
chemipure was to remove nutrients. I use R.O....

chemipure was to remove nutrients. I use R.O. canister filter has no fine sponge or floss, only the noodles, the course sponges, and the chemipure...but mind you it was like this for six months just...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,222
Posted By mikestropicalfish
243377 todays condition...

243377
todays condition...
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