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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Tank and sump

hello,

I decided that I want to drill my tank and setup a sump. I already got the sump and now I'm at the point where I can drill and setup all the plumbing.
Does anybody here have such a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Yes, it could be the h2o2. At least that's what...

Yes, it could be the h2o2. At least that's what I hope it is.

thank you.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Paul.Gitter
The plants are 6+ months old. They have been...

The plants are 6+ months old. They have been growing great until about 4 weeks ago, when they turned brown. I had BBA (due to running out of CO2) and initially I thought that the leaves were brown...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Anubias nana is turning brown

Two of my 3 Anubias are turning brown. The third one is fine.

My tank gets fertilized daily using the PPS-Pro method. CO2 from 6am to 6pm. Light dimmed to 10% from 6 to 9am, from 9am to noon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Paul.Gitter
thank you - the formula was what I was looking...

thank you - the formula was what I was looking for.

y = gallons of water
z = temp delta
x = watt

(1 BTU/lb ░F)(y*8 lb)(z ░F)*0.2931 w/btu = x watt

This means to heat my 30 gallons in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Heater calculator?

Does anybody know of a heater calculator?

What I want to figure out is how much time x watt would take to heat y gallons of water by 10 degrees.

I found plenty of calculator that tell me that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Talked to the previous owner. He only feeds flake...

Talked to the previous owner. He only feeds flake food, so I guess they need to get hungrier. I will not feed them for 2 days and then see if they get more excited.

thank you all!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I only feed flakes... I might have to ask the...

I only feed flakes... I might have to ask the previous owner :) good pointer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Paul.Gitter
My fish don't seem to like their food

I have 30 Ember Tetras (added over the last months in 3 groups of 10).

I feed them Ken's Premium Tropical Fish Flake, but they are not really super interested. Some might come to the surface and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Paul.Gitter
For most larger leaf stem plants this seems to be...

For most larger leaf stem plants this seems to be expected, when changing water conditions. It frustrated me very much in the beginning, as I believed I was doing something wrong, but I continued to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Amanos are hardy little creatures

Yesterday was not my best aquarium day. In the morning I did my mid-week water change, which usually takes 30 minutes. I was done with the water change, but then the canister filter didn't want to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I took me a few seconds to realize that you are...

I took me a few seconds to realize that you are *using* and not *suing" the website :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I'm not expert, but from the little experience I...

I'm not expert, but from the little experience I have I can tell you that running the XB BMLs at 100% will provide so many Ámols to your tank that without CO2 you will have more algae than plants ;) ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Cycling question

I setup a new 20 gallon tank on Saturday. New substrate (ADA New Amazonia), new water, planted with cutoffs from my existing tank.

For the last 2 weeks I had an eheim 2213 running in parallel to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
This morning: ...

This morning:

http://rettig.smugmug.com/Other/Aquarium/i-wQ2BVkf/0/L/2014-01-26%4007-26-50-9939-D90LR-L.jpg

At noon:
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
it's about 60 gallons.

it's about 60 gallons.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Thank you for the feedback. If I would redo, I'm...

Thank you for the feedback. If I would redo, I'm not even sure if I would get a different color.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I also cut the head, but my daughter didn't want...

I also cut the head, but my daughter didn't want o do it for her dying mollys. So I researched what the most humane, non-violent way is. Freezing is not a humane form, flushing it down the toilet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 970
Posted By Paul.Gitter
the most accepted humane approach seems to be: ...

the most accepted humane approach seems to be:

Fish in small container. use an even small container to mix 3 drops of clove oil with water by shaking. Wait, add 3 more mixed drops, wait and repeat...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Paul.Gitter
2nd filter - can it hurt?

Last week during my monthly filter maintenance my eheim 3e didn't want to start up again. I had found three pieces (the "float assembly") floating in the filter water. To avoid anything bad, I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
week 9 - ...

week 9 -

http://rettig.smugmug.com/Other/Aquarium/i-cQKgSTg/0/L/2014-01-19%4013-54-09-9817-D90LR-L.jpg

Everything seems to be happy and growing. Getting a few spots of algae after I adjusted...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
Yes, I got the twinstar a few days ago.

Yes, I got the twinstar a few days ago.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
And another video, that I like better: ...

And another video, that I like better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swCwRLapHeE
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,362
Posted By Paul.Gitter
week 8 - Fish time! ...

week 8 - Fish time!

http://rettig.smugmug.com/Other/Aquarium/i-6bkbRLR/0/L/2014-01-12%4007-54-49-9636-D90LR-L.jpg

Added 10 Ember Tetras (Hyphessobrycon amandae), 4 bristle nose plecos...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Paul.Gitter
I have an Hydor inline and had read about the...

I have an Hydor inline and had read about the possible failure of the thermostat. I now control it with a temp probe, just to make sure. The temp probe is also from Hydor :)
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