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Forum: Equipment   04-14-2015, 07:42 PM
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Posted By fish878
Had one of these for about 4 years now. The first...

Had one of these for about 4 years now. The first one I had stopped working after 2 years (started leaking) but was still covered under warranty so they sent me a new one around 2011. It's done the...
Forum: Plants   02-26-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By fish878
I have the same GH and I use crypto parva. It's...

I have the same GH and I use crypto parva. It's a slow grower but if you're patient it is pretty nice. I've had pearlweed (Hemianthus micranthemoides) work well in the past but you have to have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-17-2015, 09:22 PM
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Views: 431
Posted By fish878
I keep my rilis with eco-complete in very hard...

I keep my rilis with eco-complete in very hard water, 78 degrees F, ph:7.2 and they breed like crazy. These shrimp are as hardy as they come.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By fish878
I've got water with really high gh and kh as...

I've got water with really high gh and kh as well. I wouldn't try lowering it. Unless you want to mess with RO water or install a water softener, I have found it best to just work with it. A lot...
Forum: Lighting   10-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By fish878
I have a 75 gallon with a lot of the same plants...

I have a 75 gallon with a lot of the same plants you mention and use a BML fixture. I keep it suspended about 6 inches from the waterline. It's currently a high tech setup but I previously had...
Forum: Lighting   11-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By fish878
Certainly enough light. Maybe too much if you do...

Certainly enough light. Maybe too much if you do not have CO2.....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-19-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By fish878
How much space is between your light and the...

How much space is between your light and the water level? I use a current t5HO with 2 bulbs and with just the legs seperating it between the water line (around 4-5") I would get BBA on the plants...
Forum: Finnex   11-17-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,890
Posted By fish878
You can buy neutral density filter sheets. They...

You can buy neutral density filter sheets. They are cheap and the .5 nd sheet will reduce your light about 30%. www.bhphotovideo.com is where I bought mine for my 48" T5 HO. I just didn't have the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-02-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By fish878
General rule is 10 times the volume. In your...

General rule is 10 times the volume. In your case you want at least 750gph. More flow usually helps combat some algae types.
Forum: Equipment   11-02-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By fish878
My XP3 has greater outflow than that. Very...

My XP3 has greater outflow than that. Very powerful. Check for obstructions with the inlet pipes and media baskets, kinks in hoses. Also, make sure the canister is filled up completely.
Forum: Fish   09-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By fish878
Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a whirl.

Thank you for the advice. I'll give it a whirl.
Forum: Fish   09-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By fish878
Help with fish recovery.

I recently had my ph probe in my reactor become heavily inaccurate. I noticed the problem as my fish (peacock gudgeons and roseline sharks) all went into hiding amongst the plants. It was reading...
Forum: Lighting   08-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By fish878
I've noticed the exact same problem with mine...

I've noticed the exact same problem with mine (48" T5 HO, Current). I turn it upside down when I take it off. I've noticed I have to toggle the switch despite it being plugged into a timer to get...
Forum: Equipment   08-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By fish878
The usual recommendation is 10x's the filteration...

The usual recommendation is 10x's the filteration as compared with the volume of your tank. Some recommend 95% biological filtration and 5% mechanical. So with a 79 gallon you would want 790 gallons...
Forum: Algae   08-17-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By fish878
I think it would not hurt to off the lights for a...

I think it would not hurt to off the lights for a day while you resupplied CO2. I have a 75 gallon with 2 X T5HO (high lighting per Hoppy's chart) and do turn them off with days I have to refill my...
Forum: Equipment   08-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By fish878
If its a trickle sound if may be the filter is...

If its a trickle sound if may be the filter is not completely full of water.
Forum: Algae   08-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,387
Posted By fish878
cynobacteria decrease

I've had a problem with cynobacteria in my dwarf hair grass (feels funny saying that). It is really difficult to remove from this plant. However, using the multi-pronged approach suggested earlier...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By fish878
I recently had a very similar experience. I have...

I recently had a very similar experience. I have seryu stones in mine. 2 months in I had a diatom outbreak with the brown sludge on my anubias mostly but also some rocks. I used a diatom filter...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-10-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By fish878
cynobacteria

Lately I've been fighting some serious algae. Particularly cynobacteria and diatoms. I had a diatom filter I fired up which took quick care of the white fibrous looking things floating in my tank...
Forum: Algae   08-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By fish878
I'm using a filstar medium with a hydro power...

I'm using a filstar medium with a hydro power head. Definately gonna get another filstar when I get the cash. In the meantime I'm going to run a diatom filter with my cannister.
Forum: Algae   08-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By fish878
I would say it is more hair like. I did ...

I would say it is more hair like. I did fishless cycling with plants until my ammonia and nitrites =0 (about 1 month). Readings still indicate tank is cycled. I was wondering though if it is some...
Forum: Algae   08-03-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By fish878
White fibrous strands

So I have these white fibrous strands in my water column. They measure about 1/4 centimeter long. They decreased when I did a fifty percent water change but were back again in heavy numbers in...
Forum: Fish   08-03-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By fish878
I've kept Bolivian Rams with Cardinal Tetras,...

I've kept Bolivian Rams with Cardinal Tetras, Plecos, and SAE's with no problem. They differ greatly in behavior depending on the individual and can display aggression towards eachother.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By fish878
My equipment specs are as follows: tank...

My equipment specs are as follows:

tank size-75 gallons
filtration-Rena XP 2(M) and Rena XP 3(L), Hydor powerhead at 550 gph, 1- 9 watt coralife turbo twist uv sterilizer(no longer being used)...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By fish878
My documented struggles with a 75 gallon....

I wanted to start a journal considering the incredible amount of time I spend on this wonderful site. It has certainly not been easy going since I started this tank about 2 months ago. Hopefully,...
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