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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
Several months ago I chose to use purigen in all...

Several months ago I chose to use purigen in all 3 of my low techs. I'll never go back to anything else. Piece of mind, clear water, no fert trouble, all good.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By tylergvolk
I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted. I'll...

I wish you the best of luck. Keep us posted. I'll stay tuned.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-21-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tylergvolk
Be very patient. Low tech is easier but it isn't...

Be very patient. Low tech is easier but it isn't for everyone.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-20-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By tylergvolk
I've never had long term success with HC. I've...

I've never had long term success with HC. I've been successful with DSM but never to long after flooding.

I think your issue is Eco complete. Eco complete is intert and HC is heavy root feeder...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,324
Posted By tylergvolk
This tank is doing well. The dwarf Sag is...

This tank is doing well. The dwarf Sag is starting to send out runners. I hope to get a nice thick rug of sag. The repens and other stems are doing well too. Over all, the tank has stabilized.

One...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By tylergvolk
Mario Brothers Aquarium

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/07/the-best-aquarium-is-a-lego-super-mario-bros-aquarium/
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By tylergvolk
Cap dirt with sand or some black diamond. Eco...

Cap dirt with sand or some black diamond. Eco complete doesn't make for a good cap. You won't need co2 if it's low enough light. You could Aldo add a siesta aka 5 hrs on 3 hrs off 5 hrs ok photo...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By tylergvolk
Be careful HC can be tricky. See my journal in my...

Be careful HC can be tricky. See my journal in my signature to avoid mistakes.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-15-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,570
Posted By tylergvolk
I took the sae out of this tank because he was...

I took the sae out of this tank because he was starting to disturb the other fish.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-14-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By tylergvolk
I think the Marina hang on breeder box large...

I think the Marina hang on breeder box large should do the trick. Wish I could find one locally though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By tylergvolk
Out-Of-Tank Breeders

I'm trying to breed ramhorn snails.

I currently have in-tank breeders but the small ramhorns escape and get eaten by the fish.

I'm looking to breed them outside my tank in order to increase...
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By tylergvolk
Nope, it's all in ur head bro.

Nope, it's all in ur head bro.
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By tylergvolk
I like the stuff 2.

I like the stuff 2.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,570
Posted By tylergvolk
Oh I see. I decided to not use pressurized co2....

Oh I see. I decided to not use pressurized co2. It was never used in this tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,324
Posted By tylergvolk
Today, I made some adjustments 10 Neon Tetra...

Today, I made some adjustments

10 Neon Tetra
3 Otto's

Light:
PAR Estimation: ~40@6"
Full Spectrum; half power
Low-medium
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,570
Posted By tylergvolk
Adjustments

This tank is over 1 year old now.

8 Pygmy Cory's Habrosus
7 Neon Tetra
6 Ember Tetra
2 Guppies
2 Otto's
1 Platy
1 SAE
1 Pleco
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By tylergvolk
Diana, your explanation was very clear and...

Diana, your explanation was very clear and concise. I now feel confident that in my case, I do not need an air stone and in fact I'm probably losing co2 due to surface agitation of my spray bar. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By tylergvolk
I wonder if my tank would then benefit from a...

I wonder if my tank would then benefit from a siesta period in the middle of the day?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By tylergvolk
Let me rephrase to make sure I am understanding...

Let me rephrase to make sure I am understanding you correctly.

I should minimize surface agitation in order to utilize the buildup of co2 in the soil layer. In other words, it's best not to use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By tylergvolk
Air Stone Dirted Tank Metricide

I have a low light 20L dirted(MGOCPM) capped (Black Diamond) I dose daily with Metricide. (See My Tank Journal)

I am working on breeding Ramhorn snails and would like to get more oxygen in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,570
Posted By tylergvolk
This tank is bullet proof! Very easy to...

This tank is bullet proof!

Very easy to manage.

Starting to get some hair algae which is probably due to the organic buildup from never doing water changes.

I'm starting to miss my colony...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,324
Posted By tylergvolk
I recently temporarily removed the slate and...

I recently temporarily removed the slate and narrow java fern, cleaned the MGOCPM off the top of the substrate, and added about an extra inch of Black Diamond cap. After, the white fungus has formed...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,570
Posted By tylergvolk
If you re-read, I said was strictly excel and now...

If you re-read, I said was strictly excel and now strictly metricide.

This is a low light setup. No co2 injected in this tank.

There is one canister on this tank now. Eheim 2213 Spray bar .
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,324
Posted By tylergvolk
Having fun with the panoramic option in my iphone...

Having fun with the panoramic option in my iphone 5.

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag400/tylergvolk/8E603F2A-2B8D-4FD8-9362-F71213C98112_zpsfcjqgjnk.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,324
Posted By tylergvolk
Dirty!

Here is a really bad picture of the tank. You can see how dirty the tank is due to the bubbling of the MGOCPM. There's a huge bulging of the substrate near the middle that I've been working on.
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