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Forum: Algae 12-15-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Well good to know it's not very harmful to the...

Well good to know it's not very harmful to the tank and better to know it'll take care of algae! I had a hair algae problem for a bit but now it's gone away. :)
I guess I'll live with it and just...
Forum: Algae 12-01-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Floating clover looking algae

Well I've finally ran into my first algae problem..well I *think* this is algae. Anyways it's a simple clover looking lilipad that floats on the top of the surface and muliply quickly. If I leave the...
Forum: Plants 09-29-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Ozelot sword going crazy!

Well my Ozelot sword has been thriving in my tank. This plant has just exploded since I added co2 injection only a month ago. The leaves it has spawned since look entirely different and are HUGE....
Forum: Fish 09-26-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Yeah I wouldn't mix those fish myself. The Angels...

Yeah I wouldn't mix those fish myself. The Angels can get pretty agressive in my experience. I had two Angels and it was NOT good. The dominant one owned the tank and chase everything and also beat...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Yeah I have the Fabco nv55 and like it. The other...

Yeah I have the Fabco nv55 and like it. The other must just be a cheaper fabco?
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Both list the Fabco needle valve so no they're...

Both list the Fabco needle valve so no they're the same.

EDIT
Lookin at it again I'm thinking the cheaper one has a lesser fabco needle valve? Only difference I see between the two is the needle...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,336
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Sorry I misposted my numbers, I actually had a PH...

Sorry I misposted my numbers, I actually had a PH of 6.4 and a KH of 6.5, not a ph of 6.6..my bad. I put in my drop checker the next day and after some adjustment and increasing the Co2 it was at 30...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 08-31-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,336
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
I found these charts to be pretty inaccurate. I...

I found these charts to be pretty inaccurate. I used it just before getting a drop checker and had a PH of 6.6 and a KH of 6.5 telling me I had over 70 ppm of Co2.

I then put in the drop checker...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Build quality seems pretty solid to me and...

Build quality seems pretty solid to me and doesn't feel cheap to me really. It doesn't look the greatest but it's not bad. If you click my sig link you can see it in the updated pics. Like I said I...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
I have the same reactor and love it so far. Just...

I have the same reactor and love it so far. Just hook it up, pop it in the water and you're good to go! No need to hook into a filter or anything. Does a excellent job of diffusion and I never see...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Yeah it'll definitely be consuming a lot of...

Yeah it'll definitely be consuming a lot of space. My otos really love hiding in the thing to.
This might just be the excuse I need to buy my buddies 175 Gallon that'll need a home after his 275 is...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Bump! :)

Bump! :)
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
If you want to spend a little bit more money I...

If you want to spend a little bit more money I got the Dual Compact system from Fosters and it's GREAT. 130 watts of lighting and if you pair it with some Co2 and dosing you'll be stunned as to how...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2009, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Thanks! Right now I'm using the bulbs that came...

Thanks! Right now I'm using the bulbs that came with the canopy which is a daytime compact 6500k/10k and the actinic light which is 420/460nm compact. Right now I have the system timed for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Ok here's some updated pics!! Tanks been running...

Ok here's some updated pics!! Tanks been running for a little over a month now. I also have my Actinic light on now so makes these pics look a bit different than the first ones. Any opinions? I think...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Well thanks to everyone on these boards on giving...

Well thanks to everyone on these boards on giving me advice on how to get started!
I now have had my pressurized Co2 system running about a week and love it. The plants pearl like crazy daily! I...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
I just got done building my Co2 system and was at...

I just got done building my Co2 system and was at where you are now, very confused.

I ended up getting my regulator from Rexgrigg.com which from what people here told me was one of the best...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Alright thanks for the explanation on that. Today...

Alright thanks for the explanation on that. Today the PH got to it's lowest of a 6.5. In This morning it had climbed back up to a 7.0 or so. Originally it had started at 7.6.

Is it a good...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Well did some more research and it seems they're...

Well did some more research and it seems they're more for just show and not very useful to plants. Looks like my first hunch was right as you said. :)
Forum: Lighting 08-24-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Well I have my Co2 up and running with the plants...

Well I have my Co2 up and running with the plants pearling like crazy etc.

I have a question again on lighting though. Can my plants use the Actinic light to grow? What I mean to ask is right...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Great thanks for the quick post! I'll order one...

Great thanks for the quick post! I'll order one up right now.

Also on a good note, my plants are all pearling like crazy now. ALL of them are literally coated in bubbles!!! Which was nonexisent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Alright good to know! Co2 is definitely working...

Alright good to know! Co2 is definitely working now.
I just tested now before the system goes off for the night and my PH reached as low as 6.4 with 6 degrees of KH. I turned it down after the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Well found a leak at the check valve and fixed...

Well found a leak at the check valve and fixed it....bubbles started shooting out of the reactor! Turned it down a tad, waited an hour, and tested again. Wow, ph went from 7.6 to 6.6 or 6.8 and KH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Did another test today and it went up *slightly*....

Did another test today and it went up *slightly*. It was now at 6.5 degrees which resulted in 4.8ppm. Ph remained the same.
Now I was expecting my PH to drop and my carbonate to go up but I'm not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2009, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By qwiksilvertrav
Sorry I should've included some more information....

Sorry I should've included some more information. I have no airstone and the surface of the water is quite calm. I have a canister filter with the spray bar a ways under the surface. The reactor I...
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