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Forum: Fish 08-29-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By roadmaster
Am glad I'm not buying fish from you. Most...

Am glad I'm not buying fish from you.
Most reputable folks I purchase fish from either inject CO2 into shipping bags to lower pH which works to render ammonia less toxic at lower pH or..they take...
Forum: Fish 08-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By roadmaster
[QUOTE=Stone454;6544802]it was overloaded for...

[QUOTE=Stone454;6544802]it was overloaded for your biofilter be it was not used to handling the amount of ammonia the fish produce vs the shrimp, this is why you do not add too many fish at once...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-22-2014, 12:07 PM
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Views: 193
Posted By roadmaster
+one:thumbsup:

+one:thumbsup:
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By roadmaster
I do not consider CO2...

I do not consider CO2 injection,excel,glut,metracide low tech but they will allow you to run a bit more light assuming fertz are provided regularly also.(otherwise you have an imbalance that algae...
Forum: Substrate 08-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By roadmaster
I have quite a bit of driftwood in my tanks and...

I have quite a bit of driftwood in my tanks and it does not lower the pH very much at all.
I am surprised to hear that it lowers yours from tap reading above 8 to 6.5.
I guess it could if water...
Forum: Substrate 08-22-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
I keep the trumpet snails as well, and during the...

I keep the trumpet snails as well, and during the day they spend their time sifting through the first few centimeters of substrate which helps aerate the substrate.
A mass migration of them up the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By roadmaster
Does changing water in the bird bath count?

Does changing water in the bird bath count?
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By roadmaster
Well, I did not want to empty the tank to work...

Well, I did not want to empty the tank to work above it to try and attach to ceiling ,so I rigged up a bracket for each end of the tank out of electrical conduit with elbows and S hooks and attached...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By roadmaster
80 gallons and 55 gallons. Have empty 75 gal,29...

80 gallons and 55 gallons.
Have empty 75 gal,29 gal,20 gal,10 gal,56 gal.
I really should sell em but can't.
I do occasionally use the ten gal for quarantine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By roadmaster
A few years back I had seven tanks running at...

A few years back I had seven tanks running at home, and a dozen tanks at elementary school where I was working on maint staff that I set up for small children at teachers request.(maintained these...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By roadmaster
Currently using 4 54 watt T5 growlight from lowes...

Currently using 4 54 watt T5 growlight from lowes but must hang it fairly high above my low tech 80 gal.
$128.00 +tax.
Former light was three T8 bulbs but fixture was only five inches wide and gave...
Forum: Substrate 08-21-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
Wishing you better results than...

Wishing you better results than previously.:thumbsup:
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,979
Posted By roadmaster
I might also try increasing the CO2 a little bit....

I might also try increasing the CO2 a little bit.
You don't have any fishes so no harm in trying it.
This would also help if lighting is driving demand for more CO2 than currently is available....
Forum: Aquascaping 08-21-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By roadmaster
Is great looking !

Is great looking !
Forum: Substrate 08-21-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
O2 in substrates that healthy plants deliver to...

O2 in substrates that healthy plants deliver to their roots in addition to the O2 in the water above,,(more O2 than in saltwater) that plants can also deliver during photosynthesis/respiration, in...
Forum: Substrate 08-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
Your post in May for the tank you mentioned ...

Your post in May for the tank you mentioned indicates that six months previous you placed the potting soil at depth of one inch and covered it with quartz sand to a depth of one and a half inches...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By roadmaster
My preference is a scaled back version of...

My preference is a scaled back version of (Estimative index) dosing.
I simply looked to see what daily dose of macro and micro nutrients were for the EI high tech method and my/your size tank ,and...
Forum: Substrate 08-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
Good article for those interested.Particular...

Good article for those interested.Particular interest in biological oxidation,stability in water.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-12/rh/index.php



In the article..

The rate of...
Forum: Substrate 08-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
I think lots of plants make the difference for as...

I think lots of plants make the difference for as mentioned,,the plants are capable of transporting oxygen to their roots.H2S only problematic in low oxygen conditions or if you go digging around in...
Forum: Substrate 08-20-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
Read carefully,,, it was not I who claimed the...

Read carefully,,, it was not I who claimed the H2S boogey man would wreak havoc with roots of plants.
It WAS I, who said that in properly maintained tanks which most of us run,that it is non issue....
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By roadmaster
Some models with the biowheel such as the Emperor...

Some models with the biowheel such as the Emperor series by Marineland, have little plastic clips if you will ,that the shaft on each end of the biowheel spins on/rides on.
These over time, can...
Forum: Lighting 08-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By roadmaster
I would choose whatever looks the most pleasing...

I would choose whatever looks the most pleasing to you.
Plant's will utilize whatever light is available.
I personally like 6700K/10,000K
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By roadmaster
Would not be so quick with diagnosis. How new...

Would not be so quick with diagnosis.
How new is the fish? some fishes can take a week or two to become comfortable in new tank(s).
What are numbers for ammonia,nitrites,nitrates? opinion's such as...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By roadmaster
Maybe could have been ammonia present that was...

Maybe could have been ammonia present that was taken up by plants and bacteria before you were able to test.
The fishes would represent quite a bit more bioload than the shrimp, and perhaps the...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,758
Posted By roadmaster
I will concede that anaerobic or anoxic...

I will concede that anaerobic or anoxic condition's exist right along with healthy plants,fishes,invert's.
Too many examples abound of same, for the H2S boogey man to be of concern both in...
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