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Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 11:03 PM
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Posted By roland6543
Thanks darkblade. Have you had good experiences...

Thanks darkblade. Have you had good experiences with the fabco, and where did you get it from?

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By roland6543
Have you been spot treating with excel by any...

Have you been spot treating with excel by any chance?

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Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By roland6543
Breaking the banks an overstatement I know. I...

Breaking the banks an overstatement I know. I just felt that $50 seemed overpriced for the engineering involved for this type of part. I became curious if there were good needle valves sub $40. If...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By roland6543
No. Alternate days are fine. Even one in the...

No. Alternate days are fine. Even one in the morning and one in the evening is ok. Just not at the same time.

Its when one adds them at the same time, that the concentration of each in one area...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By roland6543
I'm having a similar problem with my M3...

I'm having a similar problem with my M3 regulator. I'd be happy to start a new thread, but since it seems closely related to your issue, I hope you don't mind me posting here for now.

I'm looking...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By roland6543
I'm not 100% sure without looking it up, but I...

I'm not 100% sure without looking it up, but I don't think flourish complete contains the macros you'll need

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By roland6543
Make sure you add your phosphates on different...

Make sure you add your phosphates on different days to when you add your micros. The cab react causing a precipitate which will be less available to your plants and your test kit

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2013, 11:35 AM
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Posted By roland6543
Some ideas on possible causes: Contaminant...

Some ideas on possible causes:
Contaminant after maintenance.
Flow interrupted to your filter for extended period, killing off your bacteria.
Something died in your tank or filter causing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By roland6543
I was also thinking 3 weeks. And I also agree...

I was also thinking 3 weeks. And I also agree that it may be a better idea to exchange some media from the established filter into the new filter. Keep a careful watch once you move the filter to the...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
What photoperiod would you suggest? Sent...

What photoperiod would you suggest?

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Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
Yes. And that's what makes me a bit nervous. Tom...

Yes. And that's what makes me a bit nervous. Tom Barr and others often talk about less "wiggle room" with high light.

Can I still achieve a carpet if HC Cuba with my existing setup?

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Forum: Lighting 07-10-2013, 04:06 PM
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Posted By roland6543
Thank you. I don't have a PAR meter, so the next...

Thank you. I don't have a PAR meter, so the next best thing I believe, is to get feedback from people who have similar lights and with similar objectives.

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Forum: Lighting 07-10-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
I agree. On the other hand, if my existing set is...

I agree. On the other hand, if my existing set is sufficient to grow a mat of HC Cuba horizontally (I don't really mind slow, I do however want a healthy mat), then I'll just stay with what I have,...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
Gee, that was helpful. Sent from my Galaxy...

Gee, that was helpful.

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Forum: Lighting 07-09-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
Yes I know watts/gallon is misleading. Its a...

Yes I know watts/gallon is misleading.

Its a 4ft tank. My current fixtures are Aquatic life 2x4ft T5HO plus 2x2ftT8. One of the T5s are the roseatte(?) bulb, the other is 6700K.

I was...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By roland6543
How much lighting is enough

Hey plant lovers.
So I know you can grow nice plants in a low light tank, but I prefer higher light, CO2 injection and daily ferts.

My question is what lighting you think would be better for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By roland6543
Re: Stem plants breaking

Could it be an increase in temp? The house is warming up and so is the tank.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By roland6543
Stem plants breaking

Some of my stem plants are breaking off until there is nothing left. The two worst hit are limnopholia aromatica and limnopholia sessiliflora. Upon close examination you can see that the stem of the...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,394
Posted By roland6543
Re: Prepping Safe-t-sorb/Turface for substrate replacement?

Something I'm not understanding....

Safe t sorb has CEC, meaning cation (+ ion) exchange. Why do so many posts refer to it taking up carbonates? Carbonate CO3 is a polyatomic anion. I can...
Forum: Algae 03-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
Re: BBA and GSA.... what else should I do?

One week later with double PO4 and increased CO2: Less BBA has grown on leaves and ornaments. Very little GSA on the glass. No doubt. I'm not sure, but there may be more green hair algae on the...
Forum: Algae 03-15-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
Re: BBA and GSA.... what else should I do?

I used to have the CO2 come on 2 hrs before lights on, and bubblers stop 1/2 hr before lights on. Because the drop checker took so long to change color I decided to leave the CO2 running, but to use...
Forum: Algae 03-15-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
Re: BBA and GSA.... what else should I do?

I use Omega One color flakes, shrimp pellets, tubifex worms, algae wafers and a variety of frozen foods (shrimp, bloodworm).

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Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
Ive doubled the PO4 (from a target of 1 to 2, so...

Ive doubled the PO4 (from a target of 1 to 2, so it will probably end up at about 3 with the feeding, etc,), and bumped up the CO2 a bit (nervous shudder). I'm also dosing Excel at the specified...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
Re: BBA and GSA.... what else should I do?

At the moment the PO4 runs between 1-2 ppm, the higher levels must be coming from the food. NO3 runs at about 50 (calibrated) even though I dose a lot less (also due to feeding I think). So is the...
Forum: Algae 03-13-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By roland6543
BBA and GSA.... what else should I do?

I'm looking for advice on how to continue/adjust my light/co2/fert strategies.


The tank is about 6 months old. I have been doing EI for 4-5 months. Pressurized CO2 (from DIY) has been the most...
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