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Forum: Tank Journals   06-22-2013, 10:32 PM
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Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update

All is going well. Added 5 Amano Shrimp to the system on Thursday. They are all just working day and night. They love the wood root.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Reply

Because the way the rear is divided there is no location that you can do that thew over flows on each end would allow the fry to go back into the tank, the next two compartments over flow into the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update

Well unfortunately the fry stand no chance. If they did not get sucked into the filter the others would eat them perhaps even the parents. I wish I had a hospital tank I would move the eggs there...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update Day 1 CO2 and Ram Eggs

Well everything is perking right along. New lights in place and the CO2 system has changed the drop checker to green at 1 bubble every 1+ seconds.
See attached photo.
Also the Ram eggs are doing...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Here is a surprise Mating Rams

I already have a pair of rams laying eggs in my Nuvo 16 see photo below. Naturally they have no chance of making it but that is way cool.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update

Got my CO2 tubing finally and now have that working as well.
I started the bubble rate at 1 bubble every 5 seconds and will see what that does to drop checker in a few hours.
That will come on and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-10-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
T5HO's in house

Got my AquaticLife Freshwater Twin 24 watt T5HO fixture photos attached. Now just waiting for the omitted CO2 Pressure Rated tubing from GLA to arrive and all pieces of the puzzle will be in play....
Forum: Equipment   06-09-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By rbtmccord
Gasket

My cylinder has a small white gasket that is around the collar of the cylinder. It does not appear as if it is removeable. If it is I don't have a replacement.
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By rbtmccord
Question regarding the GLA Atomic Paintball Regulator V2

I just rec'd this today and although there is a small sheet of written instructions about how to install it onto a paintball cylinder there is nothing regarding removing it from a cylinder.
Step 2...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-07-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Should have had CO2 going today

Received my CO2 gear from GLA today and was excited about getting it up and running. This is the fellow you can only email.
Quality of equipment looks very good. System does say you need to use...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-06-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,701
Posted By rbtmccord
CPD's

Shift
I like these very much and have a question. When you first got them were they kind of washed out and did their real color come in quickly or over a period of time.
Also what type parameters...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-06-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
It's in the Mail

Well took the plunge. AquaticLife 2 Tube 24w(48W) Freshwater T5HO fixture ordered from the Dr. Should be here Saturday me hopes.
6000K and 690 rosetta tubes. I also ordered a spare D-D Giesemann...
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 68,453
Posted By rbtmccord
Went another direction

I wanted this and studied this and just could not get convinced that it was the right one so I went T5HO.
I do know that they are talking about one with timer built in and more pointed to plants....
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By rbtmccord
Question

What type fixture are you using
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
I think it has allot to do with light

Pearling is the result of the plant really pounding out the oxygen production thru great photosynthesis which is the result of lots of light to super charge that process and plenty of CO2 to sustain...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By rbtmccord
Best T5HO Bulbs for Heavily Planted 24"L Tank

Those of you using T5HO bulbs which lights and spectrums do you use that have been really successful for you when growing demanding plants with CO2 injection. I will be running a AquaticLife 2 bulb...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Light Decision

I used a lighting calculator from another forum and determined that many people are growing plants with the LED fixtures but not seeing the pearling with them.
My tank with a twin 24w T5HO light...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,000
Posted By rbtmccord
Unhappy But all the plants in these tanks appear green

I don't see any red plants the high light plants. I am still suspicious:cool: if the lighting from these is of proper spectrum and high enough par.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Finnex Ray 2

I just looked that up. I like the Wattage and the number of LEDS the spectrum but when I watched the video the greens looked great but the fish did not seem to have much color. This is probably...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Question

Which finnex have several 24" models
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Lighting

I think my lighting will need suplimenting.
At this time it is a 18 watt LED 10k
I am considering one of two choices. Want to control cost somewhat and also get the proper spectrum and intensity,...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Quick Start

Nope no quick start. I used seasoned material but I also dose with microbacter7 daily to enhance or supplement the BB already there.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update Day 2 Of Plantings

I did some tweaking to my aquascape plantings this morning. However I am still not all that happy with the left side.

The stricta to me looks like a head of cabbage will this plant open up and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,985
Posted By rbtmccord
Update

Almost all of the mechanical filtration media is from a seasoned and cycled tank.
All the Bio media Seachem Matrix is from a seasoned and cycled tank. Also far more bio Matrix media is in the tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-04-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By rbtmccord
Amano Feeding

So then If I get 5 Amano shrimp do I need to feed them more than the stuff they cleanup? Or between their cleaning and eating disposed of shells are they normally feed enough.
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