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Forum: Plants   05-27-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Manofcichlids
Dwarf Sag not quite so dwarf...

I am currently using dwarf sag. as the foreground in my 380g planted tank... it stayed short and sweet for quite a while but suddenly has all begun growing up to a foot long! Any ideas on why it...
Forum: Algae   05-20-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
A few months ago: ...

A few months ago:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/Manofcichlids/380gplanted.jpg

Today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/Manofcichlids/DSC00105.jpg
Forum: Algae   05-20-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
Well, it's only the java fern that doesn't grow...

Well, it's only the java fern that doesn't grow very quickly, or at all. I trim the rotalia and other plants twice a week to keep them under control! The plants in the back I trim 6" off every week...
Forum: Algae   05-19-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
If you look closely you can actually see some on...

If you look closely you can actually see some on there, but for some reason, perhaps the high lights, the java fern doesn't do very well. I grew some in a sump with lower light on our 380g cichlid...
Forum: Algae   05-19-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
Again, I didn't say that the NO3 levels would...

Again, I didn't say that the NO3 levels would drop to 0 daily. Only that they would change between 0-40. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I've been dosing the tank every other day testing the water...
Forum: Algae   05-17-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
The tank doesn't jump in nitrates. I have to add...

The tank doesn't jump in nitrates. I have to add them. I was told to try a 10:1 ratio of nitrates to phosphates to help control it. Without any dosing, the tank sits at 0pp nitrates. The growth has...
Forum: Algae   05-17-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Manofcichlids
380g Algae Problems...

I've been dealing with this algae for some time now... thought I would show some pictures of what I am dealing with and any suggestions on how to get rid of it.

First off:
380g
2x250w MH
2x32w...
Forum: Algae   04-07-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By Manofcichlids
Well, it's not cyano. It isn't slimy like cyano...

Well, it's not cyano. It isn't slimy like cyano and it has to be scraped off the leaves instead of just brushed off... I have some cyano at the bottom of the tank I'm dealing with, but chemi clean is...
Forum: Algae   04-07-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By Manofcichlids
Dark Green Algae Covering My Plants!

After dealing with my hairlike algae and have that under control I started growing this very dark, thin, algae that is covering nothing but the leaves of my plants...the plants that are covered...
Forum: Fish   04-07-2006, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Manofcichlids
Does anyone know if you are suppose to cook the...

Does anyone know if you are suppose to cook the meat or not?
Forum: Algae   04-06-2006, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Manofcichlids
...I don't know exactly what it is either...but...

...I don't know exactly what it is either...but I've tried everything and it won't go away...and now cyanobacteria is coming back!
Forum: Plants   04-01-2006, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By Manofcichlids
Need fast growing nutrient hogs...

Does anyone know of a plant that would be good for a refugium? A very fast growig plant that can grow out of the water and sucks nutrients like a pig.
Forum: Fish   03-31-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Manofcichlids
Is it possible the solenoid got stuck open?

Is it possible the solenoid got stuck open?
Forum: Fish   03-31-2006, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Manofcichlids
Okay, checked that...the power in the store...

Okay, checked that...the power in the store didn't go out. The building is owned by the owner of the shop and all the clocks were right so I think we're good there...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Manofcichlids
I checked everything, unplugged everything,...

I checked everything, unplugged everything, checked it and plugged it back in. The regulator was fine and I think even if the CO2 was injecting all night it wasn't putting enough into the tank to...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Manofcichlids
Not that I know of. Why would you ask?

Not that I know of. Why would you ask?
Forum: Fish   03-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,006
Posted By Manofcichlids
Fish gasping for air!

I came into work this morning and ALL my fish were gulping for air at the top of the tank, including the discus and cardinals...I lost quite a few of my loaches and plecos in th process...

I did a...
Forum: Algae   03-26-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Manofcichlids
I did about a 75% water change on the drip system...

I did about a 75% water change on the drip system over the course of two days and have pretty much "reset" they system.

I raised the halides up about a foot to reduce the lighting and did a water...
Forum: Algae   03-24-2006, 12:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,095
Posted By Manofcichlids
Maracyn 2 will tackle your cyano without harming...

Maracyn 2 will tackle your cyano without harming the biological filtration or the plants. Also, what I use, is Chemi-Clean usually found in the saltwater sections of your LFS. It's make for saltwater...
Forum: Algae   03-23-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Manofcichlids
I'm still learning on the dosing of ferts. with a...

I'm still learning on the dosing of ferts. with a tank this big I'm not sure when to add what. I ordered every dry fert from greg watson so I have it all...been adding it about twice a week but it...
Forum: Fish   03-22-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Manofcichlids
I have a rather heafty cleanup crew. About a...

I have a rather heafty cleanup crew. About a dozen flying foxes, loaches, cory cats, plecos, tetras...the waste is very minimal if any. I only ask because I used to buy my packs from a guy that made...
Forum: Algae   03-22-2006, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Manofcichlids
Umm...with over a grand in discus...is it smart...

Umm...with over a grand in discus...is it smart to dump hydrogen peroxide in my tank?
Forum: Algae   03-21-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Manofcichlids
Hair Algae Won't DIE!

Now I understand that with good fertilizer, lighting and CO2 the algae should starve out by the plants right? ...well it's taking over m 380g tank...in the grass, wood, everywhere!

What else can I...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Manofcichlids
Beefheart receipt for discus?

Anyone know of a good beefheart receipt for discus?

...or where to find one?
Forum: Algae   03-17-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Manofcichlids
I'll get a photo of it today. Keep a lookout...

I'll get a photo of it today. Keep a lookout...
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