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Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,745
Posted By fosteder
Beautiful. I have really enjoyed seeing this...

Beautiful. I have really enjoyed seeing this tank come together. You have done a great job so far Saints....
Forum: Plants 03-06-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,410
Posted By fosteder
IMO they aren't worth the trouble. Some people...

IMO they aren't worth the trouble. Some people may have success and that's good, but I am one that is always plants and replants, which usually includes disturbing the substrate. I don't like...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By fosteder
works very well with Filstar! I have a ETH300 on...

works very well with Filstar! I have a ETH300 on my XP-2...no complaints.

Well, worth the money to get an eyesore out of the tank...imo:)
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Looks good Vandyll! In a few weeks when it grows...

Looks good Vandyll! In a few weeks when it grows in a bit it will look great!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Oh, I would get your CO2 running if you haven't...

Oh, I would get your CO2 running if you haven't already. And start you fert regimen. Both will help you control algae...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2006, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
I would plant each Ludwigia stem separately. ...

I would plant each Ludwigia stem separately. When you trim them they tend to get bushy, so they need a little space.

It looks like you attached the Java Fern to the rock instead of burying...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Looking good Vandyll! Sucks about the cannister...

Looking good Vandyll! Sucks about the cannister filter, do you have a rug or hardwood floor under the tank?

Can't wait to see the tank when you start adding the plants......
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,745
Posted By fosteder
Saints....it's going to look amazing. I am so...

Saints....it's going to look amazing. I am so jealous. If I was single I would definitely be putting up a huge tank like yours. Enjoy the financial freedom while it lasts man.

Not that I would...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By fosteder
Hoppy is right. Usually algae is caused by...

Hoppy is right. Usually algae is caused by imbalance, or unavailabilty of a fert, not "too much" of PO4. I have 2ppm coming out of my tap and I dose 1ppm every other day...no algae.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Well, I think you may be on the line of having...

Well, I think you may be on the line of having too much light to do a non-CO2 approach. As far as fertilizing that needs to be decided (CO2 vs. non-CO2). I'm not really experienced with non-co2...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Eds is right...DIY CO2 works just fine in a 20. ...

Eds is right...DIY CO2 works just fine in a 20. I plumbed the CO2 right into the filter intake (penguin HOB/no wheel). It worked fine. Then I made a venturi reactor which worked a little better,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,544
Posted By fosteder
Vandyll, I was like you, I used an experimental...

Vandyll, I was like you, I used an experimental 20 Long to springboard into a 55 gal. I only had 40 watts of flourescent lighting. It was plenty. You'll be great with 51 watts. I like the look of...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2006, 02:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,601
Posted By fosteder
Drew, Beautiful tank! Its good to see a 55...

Drew,
Beautiful tank! Its good to see a 55 look so nicely scaped. I particularly love the wood you have to the right side!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2006, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By fosteder
Yeah I was thinking I might want to go get some...

Yeah I was thinking I might want to go get some more fast growers. I just threw away a bunch of rotala purely becuase I was tired of it. Maybe I should have kept it for a couple of weeks. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By fosteder
Derek's 55gal attempt.....

Greetings!! Iíve been enjoying this site for a while now, and finally decided to become a paying member. Let me tell you a little about myself. Iíve been keeping tanks for about 15 years, Iíve...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By fosteder
I don't think it was your comments about yarn or...

I don't think it was your comments about yarn or sand that offended. I would think it was your posting pics of your DIY tank and some of the comments/comparisons made there that offended. I'm not...
Forum: Algae 06-02-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By fosteder
luckily I just found another LFS that carries it....

luckily I just found another LFS that carries it. It's not too far from my house. :icon_bigg

I don't usually give this guy any business due to the poor quality he allows his tanks to get to. ...
Forum: Algae 06-02-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By fosteder
maracyn/bga question

I have a question about treating BGA. I know everyone says to use Maracyn (erythromycin) to treat it. Or a blackout. I was wondering if Maracyn 2 works also? The reason is that my LFS only has...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2005, 11:08 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,373
Posted By fosteder
The Xp-2 is up and running! All I can say is...

The Xp-2 is up and running! All I can say is "What noise?" :sleep:
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,373
Posted By fosteder
I'll take the #22 spot!! I have an XP2 going on...

I'll take the #22 spot!! I have an XP2 going on a 55 tomorrow.

Filstar pride baby!!! :proud:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,339
Posted By fosteder
FloraPride is a very incomplete fertilizer. It...

FloraPride is a very incomplete fertilizer. It has some Macros (potassium K) some micros Fe and Mg (I think) and that is it. You might have success with it, you might not. It really depends on...
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2005, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By fosteder
The diiference is how things will look under the...

The diiference is how things will look under the lights. Both will grow plants very well. Get one of each and see which you like better.
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By fosteder
At that light level you may run into photo...

At that light level you may run into photo inhibition in your plants. This is when they don't grow due to too much light. There is such a thing as "too much of a good thing". Even "high light"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By fosteder
I agree with Wolf. Use Greg Watson products. ...

I agree with Wolf. Use Greg Watson products. Ask for some help from Wolf for a dosing regimen. He knows his stuff. As far as dosing with Watson products, it isn't all that complicated. Buying...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2005, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By fosteder
thanks for the advice aquaphish. I am currently...

thanks for the advice aquaphish. I am currently working on the stand. I love it when I get to combine my two passions of woodworking and aquaria. I did do a small test to make sure the filter...
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