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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By pigeonfood
Tap water to RO

I currently inherited my new gf 46g bow-front tank that used to be a cichlid tank (her old bf owned it) but never took care of it and they ended up all dying off, the only fish that survived were 2-3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By pigeonfood
is it possible to use 50% RO and 50% tap water. ...

is it possible to use 50% RO and 50% tap water.
And if so, i know tap water usually has the nutrients for plants, will i have to supplement or is 50% tap water ok?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By pigeonfood
peat moss co2

Im wanting to purchase two gbr that require softer water. But If i have hard water, i have read that using peat moss lowers pH. But if iim using diy co2 and using peat moss two..is it possible to get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By pigeonfood
diy co2 question

Set up my DIY co2 two days ago, I have finally seen bubbles coming from my gas separator, but I have not seen any in my tank yet...shouldn't the co2 from the seperator just move along into my tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By pigeonfood
I have pretty hard water, so gH I should not have...

I have pretty hard water, so gH I should not have to worry about, just monitor my kH and pH? correct?
I currently only have the pH strips to check, would a drop checker be better to keep an accurate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By pigeonfood
This maybe a stupid question but does adding...

This maybe a stupid question but does adding fertilizers to the water column raise gH and kH??
Reason i'm asking is because, I was going over my EI dosing using the nutrient calculator from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By pigeonfood
I used an AP pH test strip and if i have 120ppm...

I used an AP pH test strip and if i have 120ppm kH and 180ppm gH is that considered hard water and good for plants when using co2??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By pigeonfood
I have read the diy co2 article by Levasseur many...

I have read the diy co2 article by Levasseur many many times and plan on using some of stuff he has written. but the syringe bubble checker will not be attached to the reactor but to the gas...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By pigeonfood
DIY co2 final checks..

OK i have everything i need to build my diy setup and plan on using tomorrow morning. I have a 36g tank and i'm gonna use 2 soda bottles for the reactor and gas ex-changer and a syringe for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 728
Posted By pigeonfood
co2/gk/kh chart?

is there a chart that can somewhat read how much co2 is in me tank.
Using DIY setup.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By pigeonfood
pH test kit results

I did it twice to make sure I did it correctly.
gH 120
kH 180
pH 7.5
No2 0
No3 20
so all n all these bad for my plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By pigeonfood
can i mix ecocomplete and floramax together?

Title says it all.
I'm currently have two bags of ecocomplete in my 36g bf and I just get about an inch of depth for my plants, i figured i needed least another inch for my plants to actually root...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
I did my water change today and started using...

I did my water change today and started using ferts again to try and get the ball rolling. I added root tabs and I does 2ml excel, 1ml comp and 1ml ei dose. I'm in the process of making my DIY co2....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
Both bulbs are different, does it matter which...

Both bulbs are different, does it matter which one i shut off?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
I had a little on the back and spotted on the...

I had a little on the back and spotted on the glass, nothing too bad.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
Also on the diy co2...with my tank and amount of...

Also on the diy co2...with my tank and amount of plants, im guessing like one bubble every 5 seconds are something like that?

I appreciate everyone's help btw :icon_smil
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
I changed my substrate to the plant kind...

I changed my substrate to the plant kind (ecocomplete), would root tabs be useful even though i'm using plant soil? Does it matter what bulb should I disconnect? I was dosing 2ml of excel and 1ml EI...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
do you know what plants you got in there...looks...

do you know what plants you got in there...looks cool.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
The whole plan of having a planted tank was for...

The whole plan of having a planted tank was for me to have a whole background of vals and then base the rest of my plants around the vals, kinda have an orderly tank, but also knowing what plantsim...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
I have used root tabs when I can pfs before i...

I have used root tabs when I can pfs before i switched to plant gravel.
I might have to try it again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
I wouldn't mind using co2, but i don't think I'm...

I wouldn't mind using co2, but i don't think I'm willing to pay alot on a pressurized system, since i've already dedicated alot $$$ already. I could do diy system but I've read that 30+ gallons you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
honestly mate the tall ones im surprised have...

honestly mate the tall ones im surprised have made it this far..they have turned brown and don't look too good..any suggestions. I have a pearl gourami that would like the lilies
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
The ones in front are new, I got the same time as...

The ones in front are new, I got the same time as the big tall one on back. The big tall plant looks like it's withering and the ones in front are turning to a lighter green and then brown...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By pigeonfood
Question Big help needed plz!!

I have a 36 bowfront and have tried for almost 1.5 yrs to try and get a planted tank going to no success. I have spent countless amount of money on plants and ferts to try and get it working but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By pigeonfood
I use a syringe to dose all my ferts... so would...

I use a syringe to dose all my ferts... so would 1ml of npk 1-2 times a week be ok? or is 1ml too much...maybe just use a dropper and add 1-2 drops of npk twice a week? I just dont wanna overdose my...
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