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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2013, 01:22 AM
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Posted By ryguy76
Need suggestions for a less messy substrate

Hi,

I currently have a 6G tank with a Fluval Stratum bottom. If I move a plant, or take one out to clean it off, the re-planting is a nightmare. The water gets very messy as the stratum breaks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-30-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,215
Posted By ryguy76
Nice, Couv!! I too made a lightbar last...

Nice, Couv!!

I too made a lightbar last month, based on 600rr's light mod, with my own additional ideas.

I posted my build on the "edge thread" and ended up quite happy with the results.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2013, 03:18 AM
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Posted By ryguy76
Thanks! So far, the JB has held up well, but I...

Thanks! So far, the JB has held up well, but I am careful when handling it, so I can't testify to how much strength it actually has. It seems very sturdy though.

I had planned on just using the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By ryguy76
I'm using Fluval Stratum. I'm not a fan as it's...

I'm using Fluval Stratum. I'm not a fan as it's too light in weight and crumbles/muddies easy. too late now though.

Can you explain how the dark substrate would cause browning of the leaves?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By ryguy76
Ya... never said it did. "I have a tank...

Ya... never said it did.

"I have a tank that's just finishing it's cycling"

"I've dosed the tank with flourish once, but am wondering if the dosing of ammonia is affecting the plants" - 2...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-21-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By ryguy76
new planted tank - a few questions

Hi,

I have a tank that's just finishing it's cycling and last saturday, I planted so plants. I bought a crypt, (not sure which one, but looks like wendtii I think), and amazon sword and a couple...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
Hi, I thought I'd share my new Edge that is...

Hi,

I thought I'd share my new Edge that is currently cycling with some plants. I was completely underwhelmed with the stock LED lighting, so I read every page of this thread and decided to build...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By ryguy76
cycle oddity

I've been cycling for about 4 weeks now and am using the API master test kit.

I have ammonia that keeps falling from 4ppm to 1ppm every 24hrs, and the nitrates are now building each day, but I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
We a 12G Tank with 12G of actual water in it will...

We a 12G Tank with 12G of actual water in it will weigh 100lbs in water alone. the tank itself and accessories, you'll be looking at another 40lbs. You'll substitute some of the 12G with subtrate,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-01-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By ryguy76
Plant order advice - how many?

Hi,

I'm cycling my first tank and am wondering how many "bunches" of anubias and crypts I should order (online) for moderate coverage in my 6G tank? Any advice on this?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-28-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By ryguy76
I just did a 50% WC and the ammonia level is...

I just did a 50% WC and the ammonia level is between 4 and 8 ppm. probably closer to 4.

Should I be ok with it there?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-28-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By ryguy76
Great info. Thanks. I've just taken...

Great info. Thanks.



I've just taken the shrimp out... I was getting 8ppm on an API test every second day and no nitrites, so I'm glad you mentioned this.

I suppose I should dose with...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-27-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By ryguy76
Is dechlorination of top-off water needed?

Hi,

I'm cycling my first tank and it seems to be going well, (raw shrimp method), I'm a week in and it's just gone milky white today, which I see is a bacteria bloom most likely. I'm about to do...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-18-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
I should receive all my ordered goods tomorrow,...

I should receive all my ordered goods tomorrow, so hopefully I can begin my cycle. I've set my edge up that's been sitting for well over a year. I'm at pg 106 of this thread, and have been VERY...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
This badboy? http://alturl.com/38ne7 Is it...

This badboy?
http://alturl.com/38ne7

Is it small enough to put in the HOB?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,957
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Posted By ryguy76
Hi, I bought a 6G edge when they first came...

Hi,

I bought a 6G edge when they first came out with the stock LED's but have been busy with work and never had the time to set it up. Well, I'm back at it now and am compiling all the supplies I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-26-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
What about doing sag. subulata instead of the...

What about doing sag. subulata instead of the cabomba and bacopa?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
I finally got my tank and I'm going to upgrade my...

I finally got my tank and I'm going to upgrade my stock LED lighting with the LED strips mentioned above, but I'm wondering about how many plants I'd need for a dense'ish planted tank look with the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-24-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
These the ones? http://alturl.com/mmsyk Did you...

These the ones? http://alturl.com/mmsyk Did you go with cool white?

What else is needed when ordering to make them work for this purpose?

Thanks,
Ryan
Forum: Aquascaping 11-23-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By ryguy76
Terrarium wood ok for use?

Hi,

I bought a piece of wood from my lfs today that was in the lizard section. The owner was told by the Hagen rep that it was safe for aquariums but needed to get soaked to stay submerged. I'm...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-22-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
Is anyone doing the Walstad Method with this...

Is anyone doing the Walstad Method with this tank? I'm looking into doing and wonder if the stock led lighting is good enough for this method. I'm concerned about the light reaching the corners and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-21-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
Hey, just wondering what people are using for...

Hey, just wondering what people are using for thermometers in their Edges... digitals, stickies or floaters?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-16-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 701,396
Posted By ryguy76
Will the 15w Hydor mini heater be enough for the...

Will the 15w Hydor mini heater be enough for the 6g edge in the winter where our house drops to about 61F at night and then back to 68F in the day? I'd really like a heater that is small enough to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ryguy76
thanks!

thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ryguy76
I've read that co2 is needed for dry...

I've read that co2 is needed for dry starts....does excel work as a replacement in this situation? Also, what about the cycle. should I then do a fishless cycle to be certain?

Also, if I was...
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