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Forum: Equipment 07-11-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By steveo
Don't be concerned:icon_smil Seachem makes them...

Don't be concerned:icon_smil Seachem makes them to use with their product Purigen. They are very functional and durable. You made the right choice.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By steveo
Been using Purigen for quite awhile with great...

Been using Purigen for quite awhile with great success. I bought two of 'The Bags' from Seachem. They were only about $8 each.

I buy the Purigen in limited bulk amounts. I've placed Purigen in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 449
Posted By steveo
Here's the approach I use, with my 'high tech'...

Here's the approach I use, with my 'high tech' tank, when I go out of town.

-complete a 30% water change before leaving.
-cut the lights from 10 hours to 6 hours.
-shut the CO2 off. Instead,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,036
Posted By steveo
rummy nose, then cardinals

rummy nose, then cardinals
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By steveo
Use the Pro PPS system. Simply dose in the am...

Use the Pro PPS system. Simply dose in the am when I get up around 7. The lights don't come on until noon. All is fine- lots of plant growth and very little algae problems.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By steveo
I have a thriving Amano Shrimp colony in my...

I have a thriving Amano Shrimp colony in my heavily planted 56 gallon tank. Have two large angels, rams, appistos and other fish. The Amanos do just fine and are recognized for going after any...
Forum: Fish 07-07-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By steveo
Water parameters look good. Are these maintained...

Water parameters look good. Are these maintained on an ongoing bases without a lot of fluctuation? I always quarantine my fish (including cardinals) for 3 weeks before placing in my heavily...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By steveo
Seachem Equilibrium is for planted tanks. Their...

Seachem Equilibrium is for planted tanks. Their Replenish is not geared toward planted aquariums. This is noted on their web site.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By steveo
Fluval 306 user. Love both the looks and...

Fluval 306 user. Love both the looks and functionality of Fluval canisters. I like their E-Series of heaters too!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By steveo
I use RO water for my heavily planted aquarium. ...

I use RO water for my heavily planted aquarium. I practice very good tank maintenace. My 'high nitrate' levels really weren't high at all. The problem was with my API Nitrate test kit. I bought a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By steveo
Despite all that has been posted on cleaning...

Despite all that has been posted on cleaning Flourite, it was easy for me. Did the following:

-washed the substrate in a bucket and kept tilting it and draining off the dirty water. Did a partial...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By steveo
I too love my Marineland Aquatic Plant LED...

I too love my Marineland Aquatic Plant LED lights. The PAR values and the convenience of the integrated timer is awesome! I have two of them on a 56 gallon colum tank. I'm also using the Fluval...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-22-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By steveo
I like the Seachem Nitrite and Nitrate test kit....

I like the Seachem Nitrite and Nitrate test kit. They provide a reference sample for validation too. You can pick this kit up on Amazon for a good price.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-11-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,195
Posted By steveo
If you regenerated the Purigen as directed- than...

If you regenerated the Purigen as directed- than it is not the problem. It has a proven track record and is a great product. Good luck with your tank though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By steveo
I have one and I would like to get rid of it. I...

I have one and I would like to get rid of it. I thought it was too loud and I didn't like the media configuration. I much prefer the original Aquaclear's. They are quieter and it's cheaper and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By steveo
I ordered the dry ferts in the PPS Pro package...

I ordered the dry ferts in the PPS Pro package deal from Green Leaf. I too was spending too much on the Seachem products. I'm really pleased with the change!
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By steveo
Ditto to your comments. I too use a Marineland...

Ditto to your comments. I too use a Marineland Aquatic Plant light with the built in timer. Love it! Also have Marineland Double Brights on tanks downstairs and a Marineland Single Bright on my...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By steveo
https://ca-en.hagen.com/File/196a80be-6003-4243-88...

https://ca-en.hagen.com/File/196a80be-6003-4243-889e-def2561f2131
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-14-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By steveo
Get the API; GH and KH water test and stop...

Get the API; GH and KH water test and stop guessing on what ratio of RO to tap water to use, for the fish and plants you will be keeping. Anyone's input on the right ratio is simply a guess.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By steveo
On a 20, I would want at least an AC-30.

On a 20, I would want at least an AC-30.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By steveo
If you're serious about growing aquatic plants...

If you're serious about growing aquatic plants get an RO system. I would not want to go back. As a note, our water in SE MI is really hard (KH 18-20).
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By steveo
Running a 56 gallon column. My Fluval 301...

Running a 56 gallon column. My Fluval 301 outlets toward the surface, such that I have some rippling effect. Having O2 is important and as previously noted, you can turn up you CO2 if needed. Lower...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By steveo
I use RODI in my planted tank. After 'brewing'...

I use RODI in my planted tank. After 'brewing' my water through the system, my KH is around 3-4, which is fine. I do add Seachem Equilibrium to boost my GH level to 4. Also add some Seachem...
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By steveo
Definitely go with the Marineland double brights....

Definitely go with the Marineland double brights. They are a lot better quality than the single brights. The case is aluminum, not plastic like the single brights. The bulbs are of higher quality...
Forum: Lighting 02-07-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By steveo
FWIW-I really like Fluval products. I didn't get...

FWIW-I really like Fluval products. I didn't get them, because I wanted a higher PAR value light, since I planned on using pressurized CO2. Have you seen the Fluval plant lights? They really look...
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