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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-31-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By MaineAquatics
Tolerance in ph swings

I've often heard people refer to PH swings or an unstable ph, as something that can lead to various forms of algae, stunted plant growth, etc.

I'm wondering what is an acceptable PH swing? I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,362
Posted By MaineAquatics
I run the JBJ as well (i forgot what size.. the...

I run the JBJ as well (i forgot what size.. the biggest one they make) on my 75, works great. I also use the JBJ on my customers tanks, never had any problems with ballasts or lights prematurely...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,524
Posted By MaineAquatics
RODI in planted tanks

I don't like my tap water... I just don't.. so what is so bad about using RODI water in a planted tank if I'm going to dose macro and micros EI? Won't the dosing replace most of what was lost? Also...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-05-2011, 12:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By MaineAquatics
looks like a desert... jk Im sure it will look...

looks like a desert... jk Im sure it will look great


Details, man! Details!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MaineAquatics
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,602
Posted By MaineAquatics
I have the SAME exact problem in my tank.. and I...

I have the SAME exact problem in my tank.. and I have flourite capped with gravel as well... no ammonia fish or plants and still got cloudy water... mines even made a very thin layer on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By MaineAquatics
will do, thanks! Is buying ffrom...

will do, thanks!

Is buying ffrom aquariumplants.com ok? (being that they are grown emerged then just warehoused?)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MaineAquatics
Ok but I did that but when I dropped it in the...

Ok but I did that but when I dropped it in the trash it was really loud and everything shattered, I think it ripped the trash bag too, what do I do now?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By MaineAquatics
Best plant vendors

Where do you all buy your plants from??

I don't live near anybody who sells them locally... so I'm forced to buy online... I usually go with aquariumplants.com but I've heard they just warehouse...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
I got the NeptuneSystems ACJr with DC4hd for $50!...

I got the NeptuneSystems ACJr with DC4hd for $50! I ordered a new ph probe as the 2 it came with were junk. It took me a while to figure out this controller (even though I know industrial control...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-04-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MaineAquatics
I don't have any fish in the tank.. and I haven't...

I don't have any fish in the tank.. and I haven't used any food..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MaineAquatics
well I wouldn't say milky but its not perfectly...

well I wouldn't say milky but its not perfectly clear.

I tested for ammonia and it came up 0


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By MaineAquatics
clear film?

I've had my 10g tank I'm setting up full of water, with just a powerhead running to keep things circulating.. however I noticed today a clear film has developed on the surface of the water.. has a...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-01-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
Going to get a Aquasystems Neptune Apex JR today,...

Going to get a Aquasystems Neptune Apex JR today, used for $75!

No more heater adjustments!
No more messing with needle valve on co2 regulator! (for the most part)

Now my co2 levels will be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By MaineAquatics
OH I will, but I have a few bottles of the...

OH I will, but I have a few bottles of the flourish already from previous tanks:icon_eek:.. Might as well use it up, then I'll be ordering the CSM+B.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-01-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By MaineAquatics
flourish as micros?

I see a lot of people saying to use flourish as a micros for ferts..

I have nitrate potassium and phosphate as dry ferts and I'll be dosing EI... but for micros should I use flourish COMP or...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
The little heater I have in this tank just can't...

The little heater I have in this tank just can't seem to get the temp above 76/77 degrees.. is this warm enough for a planted tank like I am planning or should I get another one capable of 78/80...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By MaineAquatics
wow the foreground looks flawless!

wow the foreground looks flawless!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
got my co2 diffuser and dry ferts in today. ...

got my co2 diffuser and dry ferts in today.

Installed the diffuser and gave it a test run so I can set my bubble counter at the proper level. As you can see I still haven't gotten rid of the...
Forum: Lighting 09-29-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By MaineAquatics
I went with the 12000k and 6700k, it's a good...

I went with the 12000k and 6700k, it's a good mix, but the 6700k is wayyy more red then 6500k! lol, didn't know there would be that much of a difference.. and the 12000k is just a hint of blue,...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
The overall consensus on fluorite appears to be...

The overall consensus on fluorite appears to be that it is good... so I'm not too worried about it, although I think the next tank I do I will try the potting soil technique. The other sites I've...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
OK, looks like I'll work on getting the HOB on,...

OK, looks like I'll work on getting the HOB on, not sure of the flow rate but I'm sure it will handle the bioload, it's only the circulation I'm worried about :icon_eek:

If you scroll up you will...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By MaineAquatics
I love the planted bowfronts... It seems you...

I love the planted bowfronts...

It seems you have some decent lighting on the tank, is your DIY co2 sufficient for a tank of this size? Do you know what your co2 levels are?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
forgot to post my picture of the new light...

forgot to post my picture of the new light fixture.. this is with 12000k and 6700k bulbs... taken with a junk samsung phone..
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seriously debating just putting on the 10g HOB... the whole...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By MaineAquatics
Added my lights... 36watts of t5HO.. seems like a...

Added my lights... 36watts of t5HO.. seems like a bit much but I put the legs on the fixture so it sits a few inches from the surface.

What light combo should I use?

6700k and 12000k
or just...
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