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Forum: Algae 11-14-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By rockwood
Well, my kH is really high, and GH just slightly...

Well, my kH is really high, and GH just slightly high. I'm sure I'm over 200-250 TDS at least. So the idea of watching TDS and adding RO water could be one of the "keys". I have noticed most of the...
Forum: Algae 11-13-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By rockwood
houseofcards - What are your suggestions then?...

houseofcards - What are your suggestions then? Not trying to start a flame war on here, I'm just looking for suggestions. I feel like I've been "towing the line" as far as what to do as a standard...
Forum: Algae 11-12-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By rockwood
Hoppy, what would you suggest to help increase...

Hoppy, what would you suggest to help increase how well CO2 is diffusing into the water? If I'm getting build up into the Cerge reactor then it's not diffusing fast enough correct? So how would you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,682
Posted By rockwood
With Rootmedic you just have to be patient....

With Rootmedic you just have to be patient. Justin lives up in South Dakota (if I remember correctly) and its fairly remote. The packages go through USPS and with a couple of my orders THEY were the...
Forum: Algae 11-11-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By rockwood
mitch_p - I've considered pulling one of the...

mitch_p - I've considered pulling one of the bulbs out and seeing if the fixture will run without one. My only worry is that I'll lose the intensity that some of my plants love so much.
...
Forum: Algae 11-11-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By rockwood
BBA ever present - what am I missing?

Some may or may not know the troubles I've had with BBA over the years.

I recently (about 2.5 months ago) got my tank set back up after moving. I bought all new substrate (Fluval Stratum), with a...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx134/crockwood...

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx134/crockwood51/img_zps4db24f33.jpg

This is how it's looking right now after being planted for a couple weeks. I reluctantly did a trim on the glosso/DHG...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx134/crockwood...

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx134/crockwood51/IMG_0588.jpg


Water change day!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
BTW thanks for the comments jeremyTR and...

BTW thanks for the comments jeremyTR and synaethetic.

Synaethetic - I added a bit more substrate, although I didn't get a lot more height. I think it will work out well though. I'm using stems in...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
Well I just made a plant order: - Limno...

Well I just made a plant order:

- Limno Aromatica
- Alternathera reineckii
- Ludwiga Glandulosa
- Pogostemon Erectus
- Rotala Wallichi
- Blyxa Japonica
- Crypt Parva
- Glosso
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
I've had the 2215 running for a couple weeks with...

I've had the 2215 running for a couple weeks with media in it from before the breakdown. It's been maintaining the fish since I moved while in their temporary home (a medium rubbermaid tub.)

It's...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
After a late plumbing session, some in-cabinet...

After a late plumbing session, some in-cabinet organization and 75 gallons of water I got the tank filled last night.

Put the fish in this morning and they're settling in as we speak.

Now I...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-02-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By rockwood
Rockwood's 75g - I'm back and trying again!

So after a hiatus I'm now moved, and we're mostly settled. I'm starting my tank back up.

Here are some of the basic things people want to know up front:



It's "high tech" - Compressed CO2...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-09-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 38,067
Posted By rockwood
I want to know how in the crap you're pulling off...

I want to know how in the crap you're pulling off 12 bulbs with minimal algae. Do you have magic water over there in Goodlettsville or something?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
It was so worth the expense though. It does...

It was so worth the expense though. It does nothing but flow water through bio. No heating, CO2 or anything. The only thing I want to change is the inflow. I need to build one out of PVC or something...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
Quick video of the tank today after the weekly...

Quick video of the tank today after the weekly water change:

http://youtu.be/fchKEVDV2pM
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,031
Posted By rockwood
You won't regret it :) I love mine.

You won't regret it :) I love mine.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 38,067
Posted By rockwood
I think if you figured out what your favorite...

I think if you figured out what your favorite plants are as far as differing color/texture and narrowed down your species you'll be even happier.

I know what you mean about collectoritis though....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
Some are 2-3 and a few I've had under a year.

Some are 2-3 and a few I've had under a year.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
Big update and story time! YAAAAAYYYY!!! ...

Big update and story time! YAAAAAYYYY!!!

Hokay, so....

http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx134/crockwood51/IMG_0369.jpg

For about a year I had been wanting to upgrade my filtration for flow...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 41,277
Posted By rockwood
Just a suggestion, but if you throw a female or...

Just a suggestion, but if you throw a female or two in their the male rainbows will color up a lot brighter, and they'll shift colors throughout the day slightly. It's pretty awesome to watch.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,031
Posted By rockwood
Maybe a water flow issue in that particular spot?...

Maybe a water flow issue in that particular spot? Is it in the center of the tank or off to one side? I have a center spot that's about 4 inches wide in the direct center of the tank that...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-20-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 63,348
Posted By rockwood
A lot of places on sewer have sewer fees too (we...

A lot of places on sewer have sewer fees too (we have them here) so if you can run excess water off its always a good thing. My 75g is on the second floor so I run the python out the window and into...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-18-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,847
Posted By rockwood
I still have my 2215 canisters sitting over in...

I still have my 2215 canisters sitting over in the bathroom. I could throw a bunch of floss and some Purigen in it to use as a water polisher, and hook it to the reactor for now I suppose. I just...
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