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Forum: Algae   04-26-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By VJVentrella
It's a 75 gallon. The reason I used so much...

It's a 75 gallon. The reason I used so much lighting is because someone told me that the brown algea is because of not enough lighting. Should I remove the two 26 w and have only 2 54 W? And I...
Forum: Algae   04-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By VJVentrella
Cant get rid of this algae!!

So i just finished battling Green hair algae and i finally won. However i cannot seem to defeat this Algae! Any ideas on how to get rid of it or what causes it. My tank has been established for over...
Forum: Substrate   03-28-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By VJVentrella
So wait. Your saying that it would be too much of...

So wait. Your saying that it would be too much of a process and isnt worth doing?
Forum: Substrate   03-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By VJVentrella
Fluval Stratum, easy Swap?

I was wondering if it is possible to swap out my plain black gravel for Fluval Stratum. My friend works at the Hagen warehouse and gets 70 percent off. So i Could get it for dirt cheap. First...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-13-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
I am using a a DIY reactor. It seems to break the...

I am using a a DIY reactor. It seems to break the co2 down very nicely. I can see tons of baby bubbles shoot out of the return from my filter. Some bubbles get sucked into my powerhead and broken...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
Thanks everyone for the speedy replies, I really...

Thanks everyone for the speedy replies, I really appreciate it. Thank you farmer, that was reassurance that I needed to hear. I tested for everything but day time Ph because the lights aren't on yet....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
I have 160watts of lighting. That's about 2 watts...

I have 160watts of lighting. That's about 2 watts per gallon. I have a 75 gallon. I heard that was the recommended amount. Anyone care to clear this up?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
I will get all the parameters tonight and should...

I will get all the parameters tonight and should have them posted for
The morning. Hopefully I could get this straitened out. As for the nutrients, I checked out that sticky and it appears that just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
Oh and I have a drop checker and it is reading...

Oh and I have a drop checker and it is reading not enough co2. I just didn't know that if I
Lowered the ph on the monitor will it actually release more co2 or will is just lower the range and not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
I have 3 t5HO bulbs. 2 6700k 54 W and one 10000K...

I have 3 t5HO bulbs. 2 6700k 54 W and one 10000K 28W bulb. It's a 4 bulb fixture and I have spare lights. I have just been told to remove some so the algae is less. I have flourish tabs every 6...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By VJVentrella
Too many things going wrong! Help!

:help: I recently set up a planted tank. I cannot get algae to stop growing (green hair, and brown/red) I have one Piranha, so algae eaters are out of the question. I am running, 2 54w 6700k...
Forum: Algae   02-18-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By VJVentrella
New Planted tank, Algae Problem

So my planted has been coming along very well. However algae is becoming a growing issue. I'm going to start by stating that i currently am running pressurized Co2. Now i don't believe i am putting...
Forum: Equipment   01-22-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By VJVentrella
I did alot of reading on this and i havent heard...

I did alot of reading on this and i havent heard anything about that...wont the change from 7.9 to 6.9 be harmfull to my fish? Also when i do a water change the water will jump back up to 7.9
Forum: Equipment   01-22-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By VJVentrella
Sorry i wrote that wrong. My Ph is naturally 7.8 ...

Sorry i wrote that wrong. My Ph is naturally 7.8 , I set the high to 7.9 and the low to 7.6. I'm not sure how much PH fluctuation is actually safe? Also is it possible to have too much lighting? As...
Forum: Equipment   01-21-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By VJVentrella
Freshly planted 75g, New to plants and co2

I just set up a planted 75 gallon with a co2 system. I have a few concerns that i was wondering if i could get some help. My Ph of my aquarium is 8.05, my ph monitor is set to a high of 8.15 and a...
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