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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-17-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Mark, my tank is highly stocked on fish, and i...

Mark, my tank is highly stocked on fish, and i still get low nitrates/phosphate, what can I do to remedy this? also thanks for that info, very clear.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
the xt5000 hooks into your return line, does not...

the xt5000 hooks into your return line, does not HOB. my xt5000 is not loud at all and 150EH is right, glass diffusers only work well in a smaller tank i.e less than 40g.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Those glass diffusers are very inefficient in my...

Those glass diffusers are very inefficient in my opinion. I had a glass diffuser in my tank for awhile then switched to an inline reactor, and within 2 days I noticed extreme plant growth and color...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-16-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
My nitrates are always quite low, same with...

My nitrates are always quite low, same with phosphates. I am dosing once a week with flourish excel, iron and potassium, and the multi nutrient. I also use RO/DI water and add remineralize to it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I am not having algae problems in my tank. In...

I am not having algae problems in my tank. In the past I have and I increased my Excel dosing and it worked. I am just wondering if someone can give me a clear explanation as of why it did work? ...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
since you have spent 800 on a 20g so far i would...

since you have spent 800 on a 20g so far i would highly recommend pressurized co2. Milwaukee is what I chose (price being the main factor) but i have had no problems, yet i hope. dont do paintball...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
so.... then if i have semi heavily planted tank...

so.... then if i have semi heavily planted tank with an inline co2 reactor an 2x54w t5ho bulbs .... why does excel make my algae retreat?!?!

i am very regular with my tank and keep a close eye on...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
In my opinion, as long as your ph stays constant...

In my opinion, as long as your ph stays constant you are okay. worry more about keeping a low fluctuation than actually keeping the ph at an exact rate.

Also. if the bubble you are speaking of...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 672
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I wouldnt have my powerhead "slightly above the...

I wouldnt have my powerhead "slightly above the water", but i would have it CLOSE to the surface. in my 55g i dont even run a powerhead and dont have problems with dead zones or anything.

Also i...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-14-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Algae issues/co2 remedies?

YO!

I have heard many different explanations on how to reduce algae growth in your aquarium. Some include increasing the co2 intake, regular excel dosing, blackouts, etc. It has bee hard for me...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Thanks for the info! I am always upgrading so...

Thanks for the info! I am always upgrading so months down the road i will probably take your advice. but as of now i can only bring positive reports of the product i purchased. Although i mostly...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,942
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I just received my milwaukee regulator, along...

I just received my milwaukee regulator, along with an inline reactor, and I am extremely pleased by it. Could you please list any reasons for saying it isnt too great?

Just wondering since I...
Forum: Fish 05-11-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
trifasciatus is what i would say it is. we get...

trifasciatus is what i would say it is. we get these in all the time at the shop i work at and we always get in an argument over what the wholesaler ACTUALLY sent us this time. to me that would be...
Forum: Lighting 05-10-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,218
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
i would like a little more info from an expert on...

i would like a little more info from an expert on here, but on my 55 ha have t5 ho lights one 67k and one 10k, running 2 67k was a little too yellow for me, but the 67/10k combination is very bright...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-10-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,543
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I say go for it, just dont put too many in there....

I say go for it, just dont put too many in there. I would start out with 3 of them. They're incredible fish, and everyone will love to see them. At first they will probably be much more skiddish...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-10-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,543
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Kind of a misconception about shrimp with...

Kind of a misconception about shrimp with discus... as long as they are of decent size and have plenty of room to hide you should be okay. i have 3 discus in a 55 with about 30 gertrudae rainbows...
Forum: Fish 04-27-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I have a medium size piece of malaysian driftwood...

I have a medium size piece of malaysian driftwood for them to hide in or eat, i will start dropping some wafers in there to be more cautious. I have read a lot about cholla wood, heard that it is a...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
so far it has been 3 that have died almost a...

so far it has been 3 that have died almost a month after purchasing.
ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate < 20 ph 7.0 I dose flourish, excel, potassium, and iron once a week. by continuing to die i mean...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Pleco Question

I have a 55g planted kept at 81/82 degrees, 8 hrs of 2x54w T5's, co2 diffused, and an eheim 2215 filter. i have a bunch of small breed rainbows and some larger ones...

my question is, why have...
Forum: Lighting 04-22-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I have parva, ludwigia, lutea, and sprialis in...

I have parva, ludwigia, lutea, and sprialis in the tank and they all do great. The light sits about 4 inches above the tank. what are you referring to with the level of light?
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
By seeing this light i now know which tank you...

By seeing this light i now know which tank you purchased, I will have to warn you that this light is A PIECE OF JUNK!!!! bulbs start going out in a few months, practically zero plant growth, and its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
you may have to go through a small cycle again...

you may have to go through a small cycle again but i wouldnt be too worried about it. did you use the same water as before?

If you do show some ammonia or nitrite pick up some Turbo Start (made...
Forum: Plants 04-15-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
duckweed is the biggest pain in the ass!! thats...

duckweed is the biggest pain in the ass!! thats some type of moss underneath the duckweed in the second pic. the first pick looks to me like cypto. parva... to the best of my knowledge
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
Another thing i have read is that when you put...

Another thing i have read is that when you put the diffuser by the filter output you may get a lot of tiny bubbles floating in your tank...

can anyone correct me?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Erotica Aquatica
I have heard of a lot of people putting their...

I have heard of a lot of people putting their diffuser beneath the filter intake as for further dissolving while in the filter. ALSO I have heard that doing this can burn out your impeller faster, as...
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