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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By flight50
I had similar issues with my Ray 2's. My Monster...

I had similar issues with my Ray 2's. My Monster Ray and my Fuge Ray have been perfect. Something about their daylight LED's that just are not reliable perhaps. I had switched over to BML but they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By flight50
Good post Diana. In a nutshell, it seems less of...

Good post Diana. In a nutshell, it seems less of a headache to just start fresh if one has to go thru all that for a 10g tank. For a 55g, 125g or larger I would definitely go thru the pain to try to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By flight50
I actually just got off the phone with Cara and...

I actually just got off the phone with Cara and was able to get 1 out of 4 lights that I needed. They had this one lonesome light in stock so I got lucky with that,lol. She is awesome and really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By flight50
Uhhh, no thank you, lol. I can put 10K to better...

Uhhh, no thank you, lol. I can put 10K to better use, lol. I had about 2K worth of BML to buy though over time. (4) 36" and (2) 60". I do have (4) currently as I was trying out as many of their...
Forum: Algae   02-24-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By flight50
Old thread that I never went back and replied to....

Old thread that I never went back and replied to. I am responding for those that were interested instead of trying to tell me what I actually have in my tank. G4search, that image you posted looks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By flight50
When they had their site up, they had both...

When they had their site up, they had both categories already. So I guess they are just dropping the aquarium side. Not sure what was in the agriculture side for I never selected it. Well that sucks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By flight50
Build My LED.com

I am not on here as often as I use to be but everynow and then I come thru to check out post. My schedule is crazy busy but my project is still alive and being worked on behind the scenes. I am just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By flight50
There's a lot to learn in your transition but in...

There's a lot to learn in your transition but in a nutshell, it should be less of a headache and it won't drain your wallet. A few things for both reef and planted tanks apply. For starters, they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-23-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By flight50
I remember posting to a thread here a year or two...

I remember posting to a thread here a year or two ago on the topic. The subject scared the crap out of me to the point that I now use elbow length gloves when doing maintenance on my tanks for the...
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
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, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
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   02-05-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
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, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,188
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, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,589
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, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
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, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,364
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, 03:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
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, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
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, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
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, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
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, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
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, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
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, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
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, 02:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,269
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...
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