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Forum: Algae 04-18-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
How big is the tank? frequent water changes may...

How big is the tank? frequent water changes may be causing your bba issues, especially if its during the light cycle, as this will cause a fluctuation in co2 levels. I would do once a week water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
air stones work, surface agitation not always....

air stones work, surface agitation not always. Its important that the surface remains clean at all times, because this is where the gas exchange happens in the aquarium. if we run the air stone for 1...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
i get this, then it goes away after a few hours...

i get this, then it goes away after a few hours on its own. I have no clue what it is, but it only happens in one of my tanks, very strange. Its a lot like underwater spider webs, but im pretty...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
moved a few plants around. ...

moved a few plants around.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/smracer31/60p4-8-14.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/smracer31/media/60p4-8-14.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
Its about 6 inches off the tank, when i first...

Its about 6 inches off the tank, when i first started things it was maybe 10 inches off the tank till things settled in, then i increased the lighting a bit.

heres some photos from last week...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
i would build hangers and suspend the light a few...

i would build hangers and suspend the light a few inches over the tank, looks much better, gives you room to mess around with the tank, and still plenty of light to grow anything.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,028
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/smracer31/3...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/smracer31/3-29-1460p2.jpg (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/smracer31/media/3-29-1460p2.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 23,613
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
Just inject the co2 into the return pump, it will...

Just inject the co2 into the return pump, it will break it up into a mist, or use a needle wheel but i find you lose to much flow with the needle wheel.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
tore this down a few months ago, forgot to update...

tore this down a few months ago, forgot to update this along the way but here was the most recent pic
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b187/smracer31/1-25pretrim90p.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
photo from a couple weeks ago, swapped out the...

photo from a couple weeks ago, swapped out the u.g for something else, did a bic hack so ill post some updated photos in a few weeks when it grows back in....
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 44,417
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
i wouldn't recommend monte carlo for your tank...

i wouldn't recommend monte carlo for your tank size, h.c looks much better for the scale. monte carlo also grows densely on top of itself and seems to choke off the lower leaves requiring constant...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,116
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
I figured i would mention this since you guys are...

I figured i would mention this since you guys are getting a lot of cold weather recently, you may keep an eye on the tanks temperature during the photo-period, any swings in temperature will effect...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,116
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
Have you tried verifying you kh recently? maybe...

Have you tried verifying you kh recently? maybe the waters been fluctuating due to the recent storms, fresh snow run offs etc. (assuming your using tap)
hard to tell from the ph graph, how long do...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 36,116
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
I like this hardscape better! as far as the...

I like this hardscape better!
as far as the bba...
whats your ph look like over the course of the light period?
how much splashing in the back of the overflow?
i had a small outbreak a few...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
2 t5 ho since september....

2 t5 ho since september....
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
it will cover whats exposed to the light, the...

it will cover whats exposed to the light, the back sides of the wood wont fill in.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
i just used a razor blade and chopped it up...

i just used a razor blade and chopped it up really well, then used a brush to rub it on.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
chopped it up and rubbed it on the wood, dsm for...

chopped it up and rubbed it on the wood, dsm for at least 2 weeks. You can always do this with a bucket..put the wood in and saran wrap the top, stick the bucket outside under the sun for a few weeks.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
back to a simpler layout, h.c , u.g, s. repens...

back to a simpler layout, h.c , u.g, s. repens and mini fissidens. crappy cell shot for now. I think im gonna add 10 red neons from my 90p to coax the cpd's into coming out more, the tall right side...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,262
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
I like this layout better, good work! As your...

I like this layout better, good work!
As your water levels goes down, and the h.o.b starts to splash the water more, it will degas co2, this fluctuation might induce b.b.a or cause algae. I use a...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,706
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
looks good, not sure i would leave the stand...

looks good, not sure i would leave the stand pipes so high up, very little room for water fluctuation if the drain gets slightly blocked.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
Its just conduit from the hardware store, use...

Its just conduit from the hardware store, use standard conduit holders and screw them to the back of the cabinet. They usually sell rubber/plastic end caps that will fit the pipe so its not an open...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 44,417
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
is that just the shell to a mac mini? looks like...

is that just the shell to a mac mini? looks like it has the cd drive on the side still? lol pretty cool lights!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
kh-0 gh-~3 ph- rests at 6.8, drops to about...

kh-0
gh-~3
ph- rests at 6.8, drops to about 5.8-5.9 w/co2

here is a quick video from the other week..
60p Planted Tank - YouTube
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,518
Posted By Ach1Ll3sH33L
crappy cell pic for now.. trimmed back the front...

crappy cell pic for now.. trimmed back the front half of the u.g to keep it from creeping forward to much, added erio compressum behind the parkeri. Moved the tonina to the left side. not sure i...
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