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Forum: Tank Journals   02-19-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,980
Posted By dtang21
Perhaps its your water company changing their...

Perhaps its your water company changing their water source?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-19-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,974
Posted By dtang21
I have a golden retriever/Australian Shepherd...

I have a golden retriever/Australian Shepherd mix. Very well behaved and now that she's older, she's very mellow. Loves being around people. When you are outside, she will come and and lay by your...
Forum: Plants   02-19-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By dtang21
Question UG and Metricide

I've got a little bit of an algae problem in my almost 2 month old 40b. I'd like to dose metricide but I'm worried about nuking my UG. Has anyone successfully used metricide in their tank with UG? If...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By dtang21
I bought a bottle. My rams are in my QT tank...

I bought a bottle. My rams are in my QT tank right now. Giving them a chance to try to breed without the presence of hungry opportunists. When I get my next big school of fish, I'll try it then and...
Forum: Lighting   02-12-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By dtang21
Take a look at this thread:...

Take a look at this thread: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

Scroll down to the chart that's titled "PAR vs Distance for Various T5 Lighting Fixtures." That should help...
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By dtang21
My buddy is growing blyxa, hc, l aromatica, and 3...

My buddy is growing blyxa, hc, l aromatica, and 3 varieties of rotalas (singapore, macandra green, and green). Believe it or not, they are all the same color. Inside the tank and out. He's got MTS as...
Forum: Plants   02-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,052
Posted By dtang21
Great question. Hope my input helps... The PH in...

Great question. Hope my input helps... The PH in San Jose has been fairly consistent (7 range) so I won't really comment on that. GH and KH fluctuate very frequently because the San Jose water co is...
Forum: Fish   02-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By dtang21
Ruby Reef Rally - safe for plants?

Hi everyone,
Does anyone have any experience with Ruby Reef Rally? Some people say it's safe for plants and others say it's not. What's your experience with it?
Forum: Fish   01-29-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By dtang21
Don't do it. Your fish will get messed up! Get...

Don't do it. Your fish will get messed up! Get credit at your LFS
Forum: Fish   01-29-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By dtang21
Are the scales protruding from the body? The...

Are the scales protruding from the body? The bloating looks a bit like dropsy. Check out the link: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/dropsy.php
Forum: Fish   01-29-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By dtang21
+1 on the Hikari First Bites. That's what I fed...

+1 on the Hikari First Bites. That's what I fed my baby lampeyes
Forum: Algae   01-25-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,905
Posted By dtang21
Re: Where am I going wrong? Constant tank failure...

What's your water like? Have you tested it for gh, kh, etc?
Forum: Lighting   01-25-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By dtang21
Re: 2x 48" Ray 2 DS...too much?

Looks like you'll be in the high light camp. With 2 lights, you'll have areas where there will be overlap. That's good because the spread of a single fixture probably wouldn't cut it and hanging the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By dtang21
Re: Malaysian Murder Mystery!

When I had these snails, they never came out when the lights were on. Afraid of the fish I guess... When the lights went out, it was like zombieland but with malaysian trumpet snails.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,610
Posted By dtang21
Hi l8nite. I see that you're from the Bay Area....

Hi l8nite. I see that you're from the Bay Area. If you are looking for a quick way to do MTS, I'd recommend going to a local rock quarry and picking up a couple bags of dirt. If you go to a good one,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-21-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By dtang21
Bump. Has anyone tried putting osmocote (not...

Bump.

Has anyone tried putting osmocote (not plus) in a canister filter? Will it leak massive amounts of ammonium?That one person from the Barr report posting seemed to have great results.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,482
Posted By dtang21
Nice tanks! I noticed you were from the Bay Area....

Nice tanks! I noticed you were from the Bay Area. Are you using SJ tap water by any chance for your tanks? I'm trying to grow UG and unfortunately growth has been stagnant for almost 2 months now. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-11-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,898
Posted By dtang21
Great start! Awesome finds on all the parts....

Great start! Awesome finds on all the parts. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the space:thumbsup:
Forum: Lighting   09-01-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By dtang21
loveflying, are you growing any red plants? If...

loveflying, are you growing any red plants? If yes, how have they responded to the ray 2?

Can you post some pictures of your tank?
Forum: Fish   06-20-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By dtang21
I just fought a battle with ich myself. I tried...

I just fought a battle with ich myself. I tried salt, dosing cupramine, but in the end netting the fish and putting them in a bucket for 24 hours with rid ich plus did the trick. Good luck!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By dtang21
Check the o-ring on the co2 cylinder. A tiny...

Check the o-ring on the co2 cylinder. A tiny deformation can prevent a proper seal
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