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Forum: Lighting 01-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By edschueth
Led lighting for 10g

Currently have a dirted 10g tank which I am hoping to keep pretty low tech. My t5 is on the outs and instead of trying to repair it I am thinking of going with a new led light. Suggestions? I have...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-20-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By edschueth
No drift wood. Its tough to tell on depth of...

No drift wood. Its tough to tell on depth of substrate but i'm a less is more person when it comes to substrate.. If I had to guess I did roughly 1/2 inch packed dirt with about 1 inch of sand.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By edschueth
Cycling a tank

How long does it take? Just a 10g with a canister filter, which i did load with media from an existing tank. My other tank is a 46g bowfront low tech which has been up and running for years. On...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-20-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By edschueth
Dirted tank Question

I am starting a 10g dirted tank. I used Miracle-Grow Organic soil and capped it with sand. The water in the tank is orange/brown in color which makes me think the dirt is leaching into the water,...
Forum: Fish 03-04-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By edschueth
I feed mine blood worms about 5 minutes before...

I feed mine blood worms about 5 minutes before the lights go out, sometimes just after the lights go out. Never seen him or her eat but it's doing just fine.
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By edschueth
Lighting for 10g Low Tech

I have an old 10g tank I de-rimmed a while back and am finally getting around to setting it up. My goal is to do this as least expensive as possible (already have the filter & heater) all i had to...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By edschueth
Hydor In-Line Heater

So is the Hydor in-line heater adjustable to diffent size tubing? I have a Fluval 304 or Rena XP1, just curious if it will work with either one? I can't seem to find a foresure answer. Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-08-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By edschueth
I think I will try once a week and see what...

I think I will try once a week and see what happens. No its actually a 96 watt now that I look at it closer. This tank is meant to be low tech low maintenance but since I took my more high tech...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-08-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By edschueth
Its just a Coralife CF - I don't believe its HO. ...

Its just a Coralife CF - I don't believe its HO. Just curious about adding ferts not sure if it would do any good without CO2 but I feel like I am wasting them now.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By edschueth
No CO2 - fertilizers?

So, I have a 46G tank with just over 2 watts per gallon, so its relatively low tech with just some drawf sag, narrow leaf crypts and some moss. I previously had a high tech 20 gallon which i since...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By edschueth
Thats sorta the ironic thing on this outbreak. ...

Thats sorta the ironic thing on this outbreak. My time was limited and as much as it pained me i neglected this tank horribly, pretty much adding water when needed and that is it. Recently things...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By edschueth
Cynobacteria

Ok, I know its really not an algae but not sure what forum to put this in. What causes this? Is my nitrates to low? My tank is a 46g and has been up and running for several years, I don't use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By edschueth
CO2 Questions

Sure this has been asked before but I currently have the Hagen/Nutrafin C02 System with the bubble ladder (mix my own solutions) in my 20L tank. I hate the ladder, is it possible to use a glass...
Forum: Algae 02-17-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By edschueth
Green Spot Algae

Whats my deficiency and how can i prevent it? I have a 20G Long DIY C02, EI method, 72 Watts and on occasion dose excel if hir algae is present. I seem to get the green spot algae towards the...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By edschueth
I have been looking myself but have had no such...

I have been looking myself but have had no such luck either. If I find something I will let you know.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-24-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By edschueth
Not sure how many Piranha you have in there but...

Not sure how many Piranha you have in there but being a Piranha owner myself I will have to say when they grow to full size they will tear those plants apart just from swimming. Piranha are skiddish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By edschueth
Spraybar and C02 Gasing

How far below the water line do most of you place your spraybar. I have a 20 Long Heavily planted and recently switched to a Rena XP1 filter. Currently have the spraybar about an inch below the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By edschueth
Here is what I am dosing: 2ml Plantex CSB 3x...

Here is what I am dosing:

2ml Plantex CSB 3x a wk
roughly 1/16 tsp KNO3, KH2PO4 & K2S04 3x wk
occassionally excel
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By edschueth
Yellowing of Glosso Leaves

Anyone know what deficiency causes glosso leaves to turn yellow (looks as though they are dying). I do diy co2, dry ferts with excel on occasion and have 72 watts (T5) over a 20 long. It grew great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By edschueth
I was hoping for a T5 fixture but don't see any...

I was hoping for a T5 fixture but don't see any brands that make a 20" inch fixture. Was hoping to avoid doing a dyi fixture and or CFL's, just more simple if I could find a fixture.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By edschueth
Meant 3-4 watts per gallon so yes 30-40 total.

Meant 3-4 watts per gallon so yes 30-40 total.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By edschueth
Lighting for 10 Gallon

I recently de-rimmed a standard 10 gallon tank but don't see any options for a 20" lighting fixture. Hoping to get around 3-4 watts as it will be more of a "high tech" tank, any suggestions. New to...
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