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Forum: Tank Journals   02-19-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By MrJP
Nice...and like it was said rest assured that...

Nice...and like it was said rest assured that there will be many more flowers to come. Just wait till u get several flowers at once! :)

However, u have a severe case of GSA going on in there. IMHO...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-11-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,924
Posted By MrJP
[QUOTE=Minsc;470796] MrJP, RoseHawke: Yep, I'm...

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MrJP, RoseHawke: Yep, I'm a roofer. People seem to be a bit jealous when they hear how much time off I get, but don't seem to be jealous when I come home dirty, bleeding and...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-09-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,924
Posted By MrJP
Who gets the day off when it rains??? Gee...I...

Who gets the day off when it rains??? Gee...I need to get me a job like that! :)

Some specs would be nice. Now all you need is to wait for the plants to grow back to get a better idea of where...
Forum: Lighting   09-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By MrJP
Mine does not work as well...it's been like that...

Mine does not work as well...it's been like that since i got it, but i figured it was normal. The fan only works when the front bulbs are on.

JP
Forum: Substrate   09-06-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By MrJP
Substate in a planted tank should be carfully...

Substate in a planted tank should be carfully considered when starting up. Often folks go with a cheap option only to later find out it was a mistake (me included).

Forget the pea gravel and go...
Forum: Algae   08-27-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By MrJP
Check out this algae guide to help you understand...

Check out this algae guide to help you understand the different types of algae you are experiencing and there cause.

http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm

JP
Forum: Algae   08-27-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By MrJP
You have way to much light over your tank! Only...

You have way to much light over your tank! Only use one of your 96w bulbs for no more than 8 hours per day. Try to manually remove as much algea as you can, prune affected leafs.

Everything else,...
Forum: Equipment   08-20-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By MrJP
5bps might be a bit to high for your 75g. However...

5bps might be a bit to high for your 75g. However to put things in perpective, I have a 10lbs tank on my 90g running @ 3-4bps 24 hours a day. It usualy last between 4 to 5 months.

JP
Forum: Tank Journals   08-16-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By MrJP
I was gonna say this "moss" is most likely some...

I was gonna say this "moss" is most likely some sort of algea, thus i would get rid of it.

Do yourself a favor with the filter and go with a canister. It the way to go with a planted tank. You'll...
Forum: Equipment   08-16-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By MrJP
Good move on deciding to go pressurized...you...

Good move on deciding to go pressurized...you will never look back from there.

Check out the "hello co2" threads it has all the info you are looking for. As for the size of the co2 tank, it's...
Forum: Substrate   07-26-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By MrJP
That's fine. It's usually recommend to have 3...

That's fine. It's usually recommend to have 3 inch on average. Some folks go up to 5-6 inch, no problem.

JP
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 95,373
Posted By MrJP
Like many others, I've been following this thread...

Like many others, I've been following this thread since it first started with the big root burl on the left and the ricia carpet. And all i can say is that it's simply amazing! I really like what you...
Forum: Equipment   07-20-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By MrJP
That filter is rated for up to 160g aquariums...

That filter is rated for up to 160g aquariums with a flow rate of about 275gph. It should give you enough flow for your 72g even when fully matured with a tank full of plants. FWIW, I have on hooked...
Forum: Substrate   07-19-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By MrJP
I think it's based on what type of bio-type you...

I think it's based on what type of bio-type you want to create in your tank - most people seem to use the amazonia type tough. As for the power sand i could'nt tell ya.

On their site, there is a...
Forum: Substrate   07-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 60,728
Posted By MrJP
Now now guys...let's play nice. There is really...

Now now guys...let's play nice. There is really no need for all this, especially since it can lead to even more misunderstandings!

The bottom line is that when setting up a planted tank, you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-15-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By MrJP
hmm...I think it's more that dry dosing likes him...

hmm...I think it's more that dry dosing likes him better than liquids. At least as far as his pockets are concerned. For 20 bucks or so you get about a pound of each of the nutrients you need...
Forum: Substrate   07-14-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By MrJP
All of these brand substrate have a somewhat...

All of these brand substrate have a somewhat different persnonality. Some have no effect on your water parameters while others increase or lower your PH. At the end of the day it all comes down to...
Forum: Lighting   07-12-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By MrJP
You can always turn it on if indeed it is good...

You can always turn it on if indeed it is good for invert - but it will have absolutely no benefits for your plants. These type of bulbs are use for reef tanks.

JP
Forum: Equipment   07-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By MrJP
RENA XP filters

Do these filters come with media or should I buy it seperatly? The last filter i bought was a eihem 2028 (over a year ago) and it came with everything i needed to get it up and running right away.
...
Forum: Substrate   07-10-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By MrJP
Get a 3 liters bag of ada AS. For 10 bucks +...

Get a 3 liters bag of ada AS. For 10 bucks + shipping, you can't go wrong anyway you look at it. :thumbsup:

JP
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,342
Posted By MrJP
Thanks for clearing that up for me. Had no idea...

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Had no idea that thing could explode If liquid co2 ran into the regulator. It is indeed a small price to pay and I guess you better be safe than sorry.

Now back...
Forum: Algae   07-09-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By MrJP
If it is on your plants than there is no way to...

If it is on your plants than there is no way to scrub it off unless you actualy prune out the affected leafs. If its on your tank glass, I've read some people have good results using an old credit...
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,342
Posted By MrJP
"Nothing flashy - and I really should put a darn...

"Nothing flashy - and I really should put a darn bungie cord around the CO2 tank."


I wonder why or if this is necessary? I've seen it on a few under tank pics but could never understand why it...
Forum: Algae   07-04-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By MrJP
This is most likely GSA which is commonly found...

This is most likely GSA which is commonly found on anubias. Upping your phosphate dosing will help contain it. In the long run you might also consider shading your anubias a bit with some stem...
Forum: Substrate   07-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By MrJP
I wouldn't bleach the flourite - not because it...

I wouldn't bleach the flourite - not because it would ruin the substrate but simply because its totaly unecessary.

By tranfering it to another tank and thus stiring it up you will loose that...
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