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Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By wkndracer
Calcium and Magnesium (GH) might be a bit too low...

Calcium and Magnesium (GH) might be a bit too low for a few fish but I wouldn't worry about Alkalinity at all with most. I would be doing joyous back flips if I had your source water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By wkndracer
It's not really that uncommon actually. Two...

It's not really that uncommon actually. Two victim species here to date.
Blyxa japonica and amazon frogbit (roots) will both be wiped out if I cut back to much on how much food I provide. If you...
Forum: Substrate 09-21-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By wkndracer
The listed ingredients on the label pic you...

The listed ingredients on the label pic you posted looks good (and with little difference from the MG product I use).

No offense to anyone but opinions are like belly buttons.
The organic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By wkndracer
Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix works....

Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix works. The labeling must be exact on the product for the Scott's potting mix to work without drama in an aquarium. The rest of the Scott's product line...
Forum: Substrate 09-21-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By wkndracer
Enjoy the ammonia spikes and yo yo drama with...

Enjoy the ammonia spikes and yo yo drama with water quality using a 'premium' soil. (Betting it contains cow manure.)
The whole point of using MG organic choice potting mix is the steady low level...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By wkndracer
Heres a couple recent threads on the pro's and...

Heres a couple recent threads on the pro's and con's

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=411594
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=419466
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By wkndracer
Setup correctly it's not a mess. Having fish...

Setup correctly it's not a mess.

Having fish in the tank you feed them right?
To have plants you have to feed them too. :wink:

Root tabs are costly over time. Dosing the water column you need...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By wkndracer
Dustin's fish tank TV has a lot of opinion posted...

Dustin's fish tank TV has a lot of opinion posted so I've been told, told here while answering threads posted by new members having problems.

Less than an inch of dirt, and no more than an inch...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By wkndracer
2 weeks sitting in a tank is not a quarantine. ...

2 weeks sitting in a tank is not a quarantine.
Acclimation to your water and a rest period to get over shipping stress but not a proactive entry quarantine....
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By wkndracer
Thanxs! I'm happy with how it all worked out. The...

Thanxs! I'm happy with how it all worked out. The thread on that tank has all my worries and results posted in it but the bottom line is no regrets.

(imo) The more material you remove...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By wkndracer
roadmaster, do the "Osmocote pot shot's" use the...

roadmaster, do the "Osmocote pot shot's" use the same small spheres as regular Osmocote?
If so the ferts work great if you don't mind that the spheres once empty will eventually find their way to...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By wkndracer
This 55g is over 4 1/2yrs wet on a single dirt...

This 55g is over 4 1/2yrs wet on a single dirt load with only random trace dosing.
Netted out a handfull of wood chips once during the first 3 months due to a gas burp on this my first dirty tank...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,729
Posted By wkndracer
Yes! This! If you feel you must rinse, screen...

Yes! This!
If you feel you must rinse, screen and otherwise pick through this material to use it then you bought the wrong stuff!

Nothing done in tanking is really wrong unless everybody dies...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,817
Posted By wkndracer
It's this type of lighting that was used on my...

It's this type of lighting that was used on my first dirt tank.
Lowes has hanging dual T8 48” 32watt fixtures, silver w/ black end caps for $29.00. I bought two and went with 2-6500K, 2-5000K bulbs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By wkndracer
Sorry for not getting back to your thread until...

Sorry for not getting back to your thread until today, honesty slipped my mind to check back. The depth of each layer is well within what should work without major issues. After about two weeks wet...
Forum: Substrate 08-24-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By wkndracer
jpappy789 check out dogfish's posts and in point...

jpappy789 check out dogfish's posts and in point his ToxicTen
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=154884&highlight=

Between Dog, Cable and myself we've made a mess or three...
Forum: Plants 08-24-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By wkndracer
My first RAOK here ended up basically the same...

My first RAOK here ended up basically the same way years ago.
Reshipped a number of boxes out of pocket just as you did. (still listed in the old SnS)

The seller paid you $1.00,,, the rest was...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By wkndracer
BN's will indeed do this and young ones more...

BN's will indeed do this and young ones more often than older fish.
I've had a good number of young BN's and even otto's use that sucking mouth of theirs to climb right up into HOB filters a number...
Forum: Substrate 08-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By wkndracer
same stuff Black Diamond, Black Beauty are just...

same stuff Black Diamond, Black Beauty are just trade names

check the grit / grain size is what you want and good to go
Forum: Substrate 08-24-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By wkndracer
Did you pull up the two MSDS sheets attached in...

Did you pull up the two MSDS sheets attached in the link? (I did)
Also marketed or trade named as Black Diamond or Black Magnum. (coal slag & Silica)
Forum: Aquascaping 08-24-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By wkndracer
I've boiled wood several times and can't think of...

I've boiled wood several times and can't think of any reason why this method would cause any problem.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,817
Posted By wkndracer
I use the 32WT8 fixtures. Same bulbs and odds are...

I use the 32WT8 fixtures. Same bulbs and odds are good the same shop light on 55g tanks, so yes it will work. Both two fixtures for 4x32WT8 and single fixture with just a pair of bulbs. (great for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By wkndracer
plain ol' earth worms can indeed survive for many...

plain ol' earth worms can indeed survive for many weeks in the tank, or untill found by my angelfish :hihi:
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By wkndracer
Planning on capping that potting mix I hope...

Planning on capping that potting mix I hope :wink:

Having a total substrate depth of about 2.5-3" really helps.
Even with the bags not having much in the way of bigger organic material the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,764
Posted By wkndracer
Really cool how you bounced back after each...

Really cool how you bounced back after each foobar the setup adventure put in front of you as you established this tank.

Enjoyed reading through your journal!
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