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Forum: Fish 01-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Rostasteve
Just take the filter media (part or all) out of...

Just take the filter media (part or all) out of the 1st filter and put it into the second filter...assuming that's possible with your filters. Your 1st filter will regrow bacteria just as it would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rostasteve
While I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as the...

While I'm not nearly as knowledgeable as the other posters, maybe my experience will offer encouragement.

I had "beginner" plants (java fern, anubias, swords, hygro) for over a 1 year my in...
Forum: Fish 12-23-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Rostasteve
I know it's an old thread, but that's a terrible...

I know it's an old thread, but that's a terrible stocking idea. I currently have a 46G tang tank and I've made many stocking mistakes that I hope you can avoid.

Tropheus and N. brichardi are...
Forum: Fish 12-23-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By Rostasteve
Ditto on zebra loaches. Great fish with a great...

Ditto on zebra loaches. Great fish with a great personality. They're hardy, long life, stay small <3", compatibile with many fish, and eat snails. They're schooling fish so make sure to get at...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
So I bought the stand and it's in worse than I...

So I bought the stand and it's in worse than I thought :( ...good amount of fading and scratches in many places. Also the stand is a basic pine stand that doesn't have a flat top. I'm pissed, but...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
Woo hoo! Finally the responses I was hoping for...

Woo hoo! Finally the responses I was hoping for :) Why can't everyone just tell me what I want to here.

the issue is mostly with the lip. The rest of the stand shows typical wear & fading for...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
Ouch...I was thinking it's be more like $150 w/...

Ouch...I was thinking it's be more like $150 w/ 10 hr of labor. Figuring 3-5 hr for sanding and the rest for stain & poly. Since the stand isn't used it the work could be done off site.


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Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
Does anyone know how much someone may charge to...

Does anyone know how much someone may charge to refinish the stand? I just don't have the time or desire to do it myself.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
I really want to avoid sanding and restaining the...

I really want to avoid sanding and restaining the whole thing since 90% of it is in good shape. Is it possible to touch up stain in specific areas? Sorry I have no experience with staining.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By Rostasteve
Can this stand be touched up?

I'm looking to pick up a used stand for a 75 gal. It's a few years old and the finish had some wear. Most of the wear is on the front lip from water splashing. The finish on the doors is also lighter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Rostasteve
I'm fine with root tabs and the P, K, and micro...

I'm fine with root tabs and the P, K, and micro ferts. I'll see what I can get buy locally tomorrow and order the rest.
Do I really need N supplements? I have a decent number of fish keeping...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Rostasteve
ahh...I thought you were asking if I was using...

ahh...I thought you were asking if I was using tabs to feed roots. You're right, I have a number root feeders. I'll give Flourish Potassium and Phospharus a try...I'm fine spending a bit more $...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Rostasteve
No root feeders. Temp is 78. pH is 7.2-7.4....

No root feeders. Temp is 78. pH is 7.2-7.4. kh/gh are 4/10 dH. I might make a trip tomorrow to a store that can test my water (most local places can't).

I'm fine to start dosing with extra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Rostasteve
From looking at deficiency descriptions I think...

From looking at deficiency descriptions I think I'm short on Phospherus and possibly Potassium. I should have DIY CO2 up and running next week and stop using Excel.

Are P and K treatments...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Rostasteve
Need help diagnosing growth problems

I need some helping diagnosing what I'm missing. My "hardy" plants never really took off and my newer, more sensitive plants, are just rotting away. I'm extremely frustrated and need your expert...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Rostasteve
24" twin tube Odyssea mounted about 1" above the...

24" twin tube Odyssea mounted about 1" above the glass top.
Hang on...24W is "high" light for this tank? Why wouldn't Excel be effective with this level of lighting?

I can switch to a marineland...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Rostasteve
Light advice

This should be an easy one for you guys...

I have a 20g tall. 6 months ago I put a twin 24W T5HO 6700K light (48W total) and had a big (red?) algae outbreak. The tank was overstocked, no CO2,...
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