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Forum: Algae 08-02-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
Posted By zachfishman1
Raising NO3 is definitely part of the equation -...

Raising NO3 is definitely part of the equation - but only if you have 0 nitrates (as I did when I had BGA). I also increased flow when trying to get rid of it (but now my flow is pretty low again,...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By zachfishman1
I plan on running my 29 on just a maxi-jet 600...

I plan on running my 29 on just a maxi-jet 600 soon. 160gph is about what my semi-clogged Aquaclear is putting out at the moment, and it's more than enough flow.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By zachfishman1
Aquaclear 70/300 )which I will soon be...

Aquaclear 70/300 )which I will soon be repurposing for my new 29 reef). It does a good job of mechanical filtration, but I think a simple siphoning every 2-3 weeks will do the job for me.
Forum: Algae 04-15-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
Posted By zachfishman1
Sorry I wasn't specific. You want 10-20ppm NO3...

Sorry I wasn't specific. You want 10-20ppm NO3 to help combat BGA, since it thrives when algae is starved as it fixes its own nitrogen from atmospheric N2.
Forum: Algae 04-10-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
Posted By zachfishman1
To start, what is your NO3? Also, ensuring...

To start, what is your NO3? Also, ensuring decent current flow in the tank is a good step to take (nothing ripping, just no dead zones).
Forum: Algae 04-07-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,177
Posted By zachfishman1
I had an awful BGA infestation a couple months...

I had an awful BGA infestation a couple months ago. It would literally slime over the entire substrate and start climbing plants and walls 2-3 days after each WC and manual removal. When a 3-day...
Forum: Algae 03-25-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By zachfishman1
I did a 3 day blackout and it did not kill all of...

I did a 3 day blackout and it did not kill all of it. <5% remained and grew back. Dosing Maracyn did knock it down hard, but the final blow was dosing NO3. It turned out that I had practically 0...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By zachfishman1
My DIY is still going strong (surprisingly). ...

My DIY is still going strong (surprisingly). Must be because it's a 2L bottle (and lower dosed on yeast). As for light reduction, I did drop another hour off the day; the lights run from 11:30-9:30...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By zachfishman1
Probably, but I chose planted bc I don't have the...

Probably, but I chose planted bc I don't have the funds for a reef. :hihi:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-02-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By zachfishman1
Great info plantbrain; and a beautiful DT. I do...

Great info plantbrain; and a beautiful DT. I do suspect that my system is CO2 limited for the amount of light I give it (29gal, 2L DIY CO2, 36 watts of T5 for 11 hrs/day). Without any desire to go...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-02-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By zachfishman1
I'm dosing about 20ppm once per week (dosing KNO3...

I'm dosing about 20ppm once per week (dosing KNO3 for ~20ppm NO3). If plantbrain has 50+ppm [K], then I suppose I could even up mine. Is there a desired level for K? I know [N] is usually kept...
Forum: Lighting 03-01-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By zachfishman1
You can't put 175 watt bulbs in a 250 watt...

You can't put 175 watt bulbs in a 250 watt fixture. In all likelihood it will be too much light (I'm told my 36watt dual T5 NO hood is "high light" over my 29). Unless you really really want to...
Forum: Fish 03-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By zachfishman1
If only one cardinal is infected, and if you...

If only one cardinal is infected, and if you removed it before the cyst dropped and reproduced, and IF no larvae entered your tank from the store... then maybe. In all likelihood other cardinals you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By zachfishman1
Ditto on brown diatoms, they'll be gone in a few...

Ditto on brown diatoms, they'll be gone in a few weeks (although 2 Oto cats can clear them up now if you want).

I like your plant selection, I'm a big fan of simple and hardy. I'd start simply...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By zachfishman1
Can you overdose K?

Between the 3 macro's our tanks need, I have an easy way to measure N and P. For K however, there appears to be no quick/simple kit. It has been occasionally suggested to me that I could have a K...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,977
Posted By zachfishman1
Got lucky and found a new LFS that has a wide...

Got lucky and found a new LFS that has a wide selection of reef supplements and plant ferts (the entire Seachem line and more!). After dosing Flourish Iron the most recent leaves put out by my hygro...
Forum: Algae 03-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By zachfishman1
Chemi-clean does indeed work great for marine...

Chemi-clean does indeed work great for marine cyano. I've never used it for FW BGA though.

My Maracyn dosing (8 days) has killed off 99.9% of the BGA, and to preserve my biofiltration (starting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-27-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,977
Posted By zachfishman1
Home Depot iron chelate

Recently I've realized that with the added growth that Excel is providing my plants, just dosing Flourish and KNO3 does not provide enough iron to my system.

None of my LFS carries Flourish Iron,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By zachfishman1
GFO in the substrate

In reef aquaria many aquarists use GFO (granulated ferric oxide) to remove phosphates. Once this material is exhausted (i.e. fully saturated with PO4), could one introduce it to a planted tank in...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By zachfishman1
That's what I thought, but I lost all 3 of my...

That's what I thought, but I lost all 3 of my cardinals within about 10 days (got them for free when a laid back LFS employee couldn't net my Oto cats w/out netting cardinals too).



I will be...
Forum: Algae 02-26-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By zachfishman1
I would've picked up the blue-green algae remover...

I would've picked up the blue-green algae remover if any of my local stores had it in stock (I've said if before, chains suck). So Maracyn is all I had available.

As of day 5 (yesterday), almost...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-26-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By zachfishman1
Very nice, clean and minimalistic. Ive always...

Very nice, clean and minimalistic. Ive always been a fan of utilizing easier species in both planted and reef setups, they're just as beautiful (and seeing them grow and flourish is quite a plus).
Forum: Fish 02-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By zachfishman1
I was lax on the heater because some family was...

I was lax on the heater because some family was flying down (Wed), and could bring a heater from my old stockpile. It sounds harsh but I didn't want to spend $20+ on a new heater when a free one was...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By zachfishman1
Consistent, sequential death of neons

So I've been having this issue with my neons. Like clockwork every week another individual will get a little lethargic, my black molly will begin nibbling on it (not nipping fins, just a gentle...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,433
Posted By zachfishman1
Had the good fortune of getting an easygoing...

Had the good fortune of getting an easygoing employee at my LFS that couldn't catch the Oto cats I wanted without netting some cardinals in with them. I got 3 cardinals for free :)
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