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Forum: Lighting   02-15-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By funkman262
Check your local aquarium clubs. My local reef...

Check your local aquarium clubs. My local reef club owns a PAR meter that they let members borrow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By funkman262
Kribensis and Apistogrammas are also good cichlid...

Kribensis and Apistogrammas are also good cichlid choices for a planted tank.
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By funkman262
I have check valves in each stretch of tubing...

I have check valves in each stretch of tubing (such as before and after DIY bubble counter). If you do that then there shouldn't be any issue.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 80,219
Posted By funkman262
Looking awesome, man.

Looking awesome, man.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By funkman262
I find this hard to believe. While there...

I find this hard to believe. While there definitely is bacteria all throughout the tank, the bacteria are going to grow in greater numbers in the most ideal location available. If using biomedia in a...
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By funkman262
Depending on your definition of "heavily"...

Depending on your definition of "heavily" planted, you may not even need a filter unless you simply want to use it for mechanical filtration (opposed to biological) because the plants should be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By funkman262
The only thing you need to avoid is phosphate and...

The only thing you need to avoid is phosphate and iron at the same time.
Forum: Equipment   02-05-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By funkman262
Looks fine to me. The only issue may be that it...

Looks fine to me. The only issue may be that it seems to be a single-stage regulator so you may experience EOTD (end of tank dump) if your low-pressure gauge is set too low, but if it has a high...
Forum: Plants   01-30-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By funkman262
What test kit are you using for nitrate? I know...

What test kit are you using for nitrate? I know many people get low nitrate readings when using a liquid bottle containing cadmium because they don't shake it enough to dissolve the crystals forming...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-30-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,600
Posted By funkman262
He must have been killing his fish too between...

He must have been killing his fish too between the chlorine from the tap and ammonia from no bacteria.
Forum: Equipment   01-30-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By funkman262
Why spend money on a GH booster when you can just...

Why spend money on a GH booster when you can just blend some softened and untreated water?

And by the way, I have really hard water as well but I don't use RO for my planted tank even though I...
Forum: Algae   01-28-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By funkman262
Brush algae

Brush algae
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-28-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By funkman262
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1980726&postcount=7
Forum: Lighting   01-28-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By funkman262
Those roots aren't from the main sword; that's a...

Those roots aren't from the main sword; that's a runner stem that plantlets will grow off of and develop their own roots. When the roots grow out a couple inches, you can carefully remove the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-27-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By funkman262
What kind of diffuser are you using?

What kind of diffuser are you using?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-26-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By funkman262
Actually it would be someone that is more of a...

Actually it would be someone that is more of a hobby, not more of a hobbyist. (hobby, hobbier, hobbiest, similar to funny, funnier, funniest).
:icon_cool
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By funkman262
It's actually 23'3" wide x 3'7" deep x 3'11"...

It's actually 23'3" wide x 3'7" deep x 3'11" tall. I'm sure a couple arrowana would look completely insane in that tank lol.
Forum: Lighting   01-26-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By funkman262
36" fixtures shouldn't be difficult to find. You...

36" fixtures shouldn't be difficult to find. You can do (one or) two 2-bulb T8 fixtures, one towards the front and one towards the back.

EDIT: I've never dealt with metal halides but you can...
Forum: Plants   01-26-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By funkman262
I second potassium deficiency.

I second potassium deficiency.
Forum: DIY   01-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Posted By funkman262
I activated the yeast in a bowl before adding it...

I activated the yeast in a bowl before adding it to the reactor to speed up the process. I would add a teaspoon each of yeast and sugar into a small bowl, half-fill with warm tap water (no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By funkman262
Sorry but I'm still confused about your counter...

Sorry but I'm still confused about your counter ordeal. I don't know what kind of bubble counter you were using but I just use a gatorade bottle filled with water. Just drill two holes into the cap....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-26-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By funkman262
Check if your local community college requires...

Check if your local community college requires you to take the SAT. You may need to take a simple placement test there just so they know how advanced to start you in your coursework.
Forum: DIY   01-26-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Posted By funkman262
This is what I did... I went pressurized :flick:

This is what I did... I went pressurized :flick:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By funkman262
Your lights are fine as long as water isn't...

Your lights are fine as long as water isn't splashing onto the bulbs. I'm confused about the CO2 question though. Why would you need to take off the bubble counter? And why would doing that kill the...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By funkman262
Now what's the fun in that? I plan on trying this...

Now what's the fun in that? I plan on trying this out with 20% peroxide.
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