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Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By maxima308
I use my phone for my pics. There is a "firework"...

I use my phone for my pics. There is a "firework" setting that worked very good to capture the effects of my moon lights. Check out my journal for pics...

Sent from my Nexus S 4G
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By maxima308
Overkill for sure but it will work. It will...

Overkill for sure but it will work. It will probably turn on/off frequently and if it fails 9g doesn't take long to overheat.

Sent from my Nexus S 4G
Forum: Aquascaping 07-21-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By maxima308
20L Dutch... Possible?

I've been viewing some Dutch style tanks and really want to try my hand at it... I know a 20 long probably isn't the ideal tank for a good layout but I have a mock up of what I had in mind from what...
Forum: DIY 07-20-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,243
Posted By maxima308
Very good idea sceraxn! Hard to judge how large...

Very good idea sceraxn! Hard to judge how large the opening above the tank is... May have make maintenance a PIA but worth it!
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By maxima308
Check out the seller kool_goods he seems to have...

Check out the seller kool_goods he seems to have large selection of SunSun filters...
Forum: Plants 07-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By maxima308
When I first planted my blyxa it all meted in...

When I first planted my blyxa it all meted in recovered in about two two weeks. I think the leaves are rather fragile during shipping if they are damaged at all they will melt off.

Are you seeing...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,815
Posted By maxima308
Save your money and just spray some household...

Save your money and just spray some household glass cleaner like Windex were you suspect leaks.

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Forum: Tank Journals 07-09-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By maxima308
Wow amazing what can happen in just a few short...

Wow amazing what can happen in just a few short weeks...

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt75/an310682/20L/IMG_20110629_182238.jpg

I did a massive trim right after this pic. I had a second...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By maxima308
That was my same experience. I searched the...

That was my same experience. I searched the internet for a long time trying to pick a light out for my tank. I saw several 20L tanks lit with spiral CFL's that look fantastic! I also wanted to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-09-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By maxima308
I'm relatively new to this so take my statements...

I'm relatively new to this so take my statements with a grain of salt and perhaps a more experienced member here can confirm or deny what I've learned and experienced.

RO water should read with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By maxima308
I would just use the Shop n' Swap here. Best bang...

I would just use the Shop n' Swap here. Best bang for your buck IMO...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-08-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By maxima308
If your filter is working correctly and your not...

If your filter is working correctly and your not mixing with tap water I would say your going to need it. The RO membrane is stripping all the trace elements plants need.

I use pure RO/DI water...
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By maxima308
I'm using those same clamp on brooder lights on...

I'm using those same clamp on brooder lights on my 20L. I have three with 15W 6000k CFL and have had great growth. I even had to raise the fixture about 6-8in above the tank.

Here's a pic that...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 20,010
Posted By maxima308
Beautiful tanks! Good luck with the spawn! ...

Beautiful tanks! Good luck with the spawn!

How do you vacuum the the substrate on the tanks you have so low to the ground? I have a 10g setup about 4in's off the ground but have a heck of a time...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-29-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,961
Posted By maxima308
I have 3 regular 15 watt spiral CFLs over my 20l...

I have 3 regular 15 watt spiral CFLs over my 20l and have no problems growing high light plants. I thought the lights looked dim but that doesn't mean much in a picture... What type of reflector are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-29-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,961
Posted By maxima308
Are you adding any type of GH/KH booster to your...

Are you adding any type of GH/KH booster to your RO water? Could be the reason for a very low PH...

How far from the substrate are your lights?

Sent from my Nexus S 4G
Forum: Algae 06-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By maxima308
Otto & GDA

So I'm on my second round of waiting out the GDA life cycle. I added 3 Otto's over the weekend which have been eradicating it. When they digest it are the spores gone for good or will it return?
...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By maxima308
I have the "airwaterice typhoon" been very happy...

I have the "airwaterice typhoon" been very happy with it. I purchased a 15 gallon drum for water storage. Their units may cost a little more but the have a lifetime warranty!

Sent from my Nexus S...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,710
Posted By maxima308
Just hit it with some H2O2 it will be dead in no...

Just hit it with some H2O2 it will be dead in no time. Find what caused it in the first place then it shouldn't return.

Sent from my Nexus S 4G
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By maxima308
WOW! Can't wait to see the moss & fissidens fill...

WOW! Can't wait to see the moss & fissidens fill in! Shrimp are cool too!

What is that you have growing on the driftwood (3rd pic down)? A marimo ball spread out?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By maxima308
Managed to get a few half decent shots of the...

Managed to get a few half decent shots of the live stock.... Recently added a few new stems so if you see some ratty ones hanging in the background they just haven't fully adjusted to their new home...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-03-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By maxima308
New Livestock!

Added some fish at last... 8 Cardinal tetras, 2 Sterbai cory's, and 2 Apistogramma cacatuoides(1M 1F). Need to get a better camera to get some pics of them. Only now can I understand why everyone...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By maxima308
Spray some glass cleaner (Windex) on your...

Spray some glass cleaner (Windex) on your connections it will bubble up if there is a leak. Easier then mixing up soapy water...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-27-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 8,740
Posted By maxima308
From the Land of 10,000 Lakes

We just had our fishing opener 2 weeks ago. Made it out the other day and had a great time Walleye fishing. I boated 10 on the day 2 over 20" This was the largest @ 24.5"

Next weekend I have a 3...
Forum: Algae 05-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,639
Posted By maxima308
I've used some H202 recently to rid a few tuffs...

I've used some H202 recently to rid a few tuffs of BBA and figured I'd hit the GSA as well... It didn't have any effect on it while the BBA turned pink and was gone in a few days.
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