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Forum: Equipment   02-12-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By flight50
I don't own an acrylic tank nor do I have...

I don't own an acrylic tank nor do I have experience with them, but I do know that unlike glass tanks, acrylic tank bottom need to have 100% of its bottom supported. If you are diy-ing a stand, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-12-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By flight50
I second this. 4dkh is pretty much your testing...

I second this. 4dkh is pretty much your testing solution. pH indicator, RO or distilled is what some use to get pure water but I still don't think it yields result like 4dkh. Some people make their...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By flight50
Do what ever you want. Some say the likes of...

Do what ever you want. Some say the likes of Flourite and Eco are too sharp. I have housed Cories in Flourite for the past 10+ years. No barbel deterioration what so ever. In fact, the barbels are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By flight50
BB grows on any and every surface. Some surfaces...

BB grows on any and every surface. Some surfaces are better suited than others. There is no such thing as accidential cycled. No matter what you do, a tank will cycle on its own regardless. We only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By flight50
10-15 mins is what you want. Much longer and you...

10-15 mins is what you want. Much longer and you risk losing the plant. The PM dip does not kill eggs. Its only for live organics. Dark purple is the solution you want. It can also be reused only if...
Forum: Equipment   01-22-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,693
Posted By flight50
Back in early 2000s when I jumped in the hobby, I...

Back in early 2000s when I jumped in the hobby, I was told 2-3 wpg. So I continue to do so. Ambient temps does have a lot to do with it as well. You don't want a heater with high watts though. Reason...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By flight50
No worries. The 350 is a good little skimmer. I...

No worries. The 350 is a good little skimmer. I have been running it for about 2 years on my 29g. It does not create surface agitation. It pretty much sucks in the water which does not break the...
Forum: Algae   01-20-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,200
Posted By flight50
Hey nice tank there. I agree on the BBA matter....

Hey nice tank there. I agree on the BBA matter. It is definitely the most difficult to get rid of. Once you get it, it's a pita getting rid of. Mine has slowly started dying off finally after a year...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 827
Posted By flight50
Ebo Jagers here as well. My (2) original 150w...

Ebo Jagers here as well. My (2) original 150w heaters I got in 2002 are still in use today. Ebo's are the only heaters I buy. Not a single issue with them. The older ones even say don't submerge...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-13-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By flight50
Flip thru this link for all the entries over the...

Flip thru this link for all the entries over the years. It gave me all the inspiration I needed. This link is actually why I decided to tackle multiple tanks....
Forum: Equipment   01-09-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By flight50
Not to thread jack but I will be honest here....

Not to thread jack but I will be honest here. Since I stopped dosing Excel years ago, I never looked for an alternative. I never knew of this stuff. I did a quick review of it for about 30 mins just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By flight50
Pearling just means the water is saturated with...

Pearling just means the water is saturated with O2 so with this abundance, the plant release O2 which is the bubbles we see. And yes plants don't consume CO2 at night. That I know which is why some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By flight50
No two tanks are alike so my fluctuations won't...

No two tanks are alike so my fluctuations won't equal your fluctuations. Looking thru the stickies at this link James' Planted Tank - Algae Guide (http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm), helps to...
Forum: Substrate   01-07-2016, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By flight50
You need to poke it periodically. It will...

You need to poke it periodically. It will continue gas up as the soil is broken down. Therefore relieve it by poking it. It's common for organic potting soils to do this.
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By flight50
Jebao get my vote as well. I was turned on to...

Jebao get my vote as well. I was turned on to them from the reef central guys. I have (2) Jebao 9000s and (1) 6000. The are very strong and quiet. They use way less energy compared to standard pumps....
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By flight50
The 240 is the smallest you can go in the Koralia...

The 240 is the smallest you can go in the Koralia line. I really do like there pumps. They are very affordable and do a great job. Just fyi, it's all about the placement. A 240 didn't cut it in my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-07-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By flight50
+1 If you house fish, monitor them for sure....

+1
If you house fish, monitor them for sure. They will give you your answer. I actually just went back to running co2 24/7. Most of my tanks are light green to a yellow-green. My co2 levels where...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-07-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By flight50
I am sure the topic is for fish for an...

I am sure the topic is for fish for an aquarium/hobby. Also, I watch enough discovery channel to see fish migrate to there spawning grounds that may take them thru both SW and FW. That's a different...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-07-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By flight50
It really depends on where you live, but in a...

It really depends on where you live, but in a nutshell yes. You just have to prep properly for it. I am in Dallas, Ft.Worth and although it gets hot here, I keep them in my garage. You can check out...
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By flight50
You can't have best and cheap together. Its...

You can't have best and cheap together. Its either or for the most part. With that said, I am completely satisfied with my Pneumadyne $11 valves. They are actually listed within the "building a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By flight50
Visit reef central for its a saltwater forum....

Visit reef central for its a saltwater forum. Your not going to get much support here in a freshwater forum. Seahorses are cool but don't attempt them in a freshwater tank. As far as I know, there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By flight50
The sales are usually a month long. At the least...

The sales are usually a month long. At the least 3-4 weeks. The sale is seasonal so every season there is a sale so we get (4) for the year.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By flight50
I use filter floss. I just cut off a piece and...

I use filter floss. I just cut off a piece and scrub. Razors are better and takes care of scale and algae at the same time. I prefer razors but they rust out and can't be reused forever. The floss...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,691
Posted By flight50
This may be old news but I just picked up a new...

This may be old news but I just picked up a new Aqueon 40g breeder from the $1 sale. Looks like Aqueon is back, at least in my town. I believe since Petco was bought out recently, they dropped Tetra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By flight50
Just to reiterate what c9bug and kubla said,...

Just to reiterate what c9bug and kubla said, surface skimmers work well. Not all are made the same of course. If anyone says they don't work well for FW tanks, stop taking advice from that person. A...
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