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Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By barbre44
kleiner prinz sword plant

kleiner prinz sword plant
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2014, 07:52 PM
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Views: 299
Posted By barbre44
75g Planted [dirt/blasting sand]

I recently setup a 75g to replace my 29g tank. Most of the plants were transplanted from the old tank, and in some cases I had only one stem remaining. I had one tiny patch of glosso left.

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Forum: Substrate 03-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By barbre44
Yes. BD capped over the Miracle grow. ...

Yes. BD capped over the Miracle grow.

BTW, my CO2 regulator died so I've been going a week without CO2 delivery to the tank and the plants are still growing. The substrate and fertz are...
Forum: Substrate 03-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By barbre44
Mine went in 3 days ago, so i haven't checked...

Mine went in 3 days ago, so i haven't checked yet. I was actually more concerned that the Miracle grow would reduce the ph. I'll have to check tonight.
Forum: Substrate 03-11-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By barbre44
I agree. Just setup my 75g with MGOPM and Black...

I agree. Just setup my 75g with MGOPM and Black diamond and I love it.
Forum: Substrate 03-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By barbre44
I just setup my 75g with Black Diamond 20/40. ...

I just setup my 75g with Black Diamond 20/40. This stuff is astounding. Most impressed I've been with substrate. I didn't even wash the stuff and it looks wonderful. I guess I'll have a better...
Forum: Substrate 03-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By barbre44
I just set mine up and used the MG organic...

I just set mine up and used the MG organic potting MIX
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By barbre44
Top Fin 75g Lighting

I just got this from Petsmart and would like some advice on lighting. It comes with a 32w fluorescent light, that will in no way work for planted tank setup. The dimensions are 48 1/2"L x 18 1/2"W...
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,202
Posted By barbre44
Is this the BBS discussed here? ...

Is this the BBS discussed here?
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/black-diamond-20-40-blasting-media-50-lb

I think it is, but it doesn't say sand in the description.
Forum: Algae 10-31-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By barbre44
I just got past my green water by reducing the...

I just got past my green water by reducing the light interval and upping the CO2. Water is crystal clear, which allows me to see the flowing hair algae all over my plants :(
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-02-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By barbre44
Thank you for the information. Sounds like I may...

Thank you for the information. Sounds like I may have failed to acclimate the fish better.

I noticed this morning that the drop checker was more bluish when the lights/co2 first came on so at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By barbre44
Unhappy Fluval CO2 Indicator Kit Concerns

I just got this little checker and I'm a little concerned. The indicator was green and water seemed ok so I added my snails and 1 neon tetra to the tank. They pretty much immediately started...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By barbre44
Best solutions. Contacted Milwaukee and they...

Best solutions. Contacted Milwaukee and they sent me 2 washers. Great customer service.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-25-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By barbre44
Thanks for the advice. Do you mix the dry ferts...

Thanks for the advice. Do you mix the dry ferts into a liquid or do you just introduce them dry to the tank?

Also, using a python hose from the tap for the water change ok?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-25-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By barbre44
Question My new tank specs, and EI questions

Hello experts,

I am setting up a 20g high tank I got from Petco. I'll be using a 24" Finnex Ray2 light and pressurized CO2. It's been a while since I've done a planted tank and the EI method is...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By barbre44
Yes, but if I can recycle an inner tube and save...

Yes, but if I can recycle an inner tube and save a couple of bucks + shipping, so much the better. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By barbre44
Milwaukee Regulator Seal - Bike Tire?

Anyone know if there is a reason I couldn't cut my own washer (part that connects to the tank) out of a piece of bike tire tubing?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By barbre44
I dose with flourish, npk, and trace. I'll try...

I dose with flourish, npk, and trace. I'll try upping the co2. What is the norm for such a small tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By barbre44
I have a coralife with the plant bulb (cf). I'll...

I have a coralife with the plant bulb (cf). I'll try reducing the light on time too. thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By barbre44
Unhappy Plants doing poorly

My little 10g planted tank has taken a turn for the worse. All the cabomba died off, and all the other plants have "shrunk". The exception is the corkscrew val. which is growing great.

I have...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By barbre44
Good point. I would love a g-series but the...

Good point. I would love a g-series but the price is way over my budget. Looks like the xp2 is about 3" shorter, I'll probably go with that and the magnum. The tank is 75g, and I'm going to make...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By barbre44
thanks! I have a magnum in there now and I have...

thanks! I have a magnum in there now and I have to bend the hoses awkwardly to get it to fit (that's what I get for using a console tv stand).
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By barbre44
Rena Filstar xp3 fit in 18" space?

I'd like to get one of these but I don't know if it will fit in the space I have. I only have 18" height. Anyone know if this will fit, or is it to tall? Thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By barbre44
Question Any suggestions on what is causing this?

Most of my plants are going OK but I'm noticing this eating away or burning in some of them. My Cabomba has almost all died out.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-14-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By barbre44
well...I guess I'll ignore it. The plants are...

well...I guess I'll ignore it. The plants are growing amazingly fast. The shrimp, cory's and guppies don't seem to have problems. Even the fry seem ok.
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