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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mebbid
I cant copy the link on my phone but take a look...

I cant copy the link on my phone but take a look at the "king of diy" youtube channel and look up $5 diy aquarium alarm.
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Mebbid
Thats odd, i dont think ive ever seen a tank with...

Thats odd, i dont think ive ever seen a tank with a lilly pipe
Forum: Equipment   09-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Mebbid
The eheim 2215 is for a 90g tank. A bit muchnfor...

The eheim 2215 is for a 90g tank. A bit muchnfor a 10g.

The lilly pipes are used for canoster filters. The problem with this is that canisters are made for rather large tanks. There are a few out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-22-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Mebbid
The sodium nitrite is the rust inhibitor in the...

The sodium nitrite is the rust inhibitor in the activator. Note the parentheses underneath the sodium nitrite.


http://i.imgur.com/CEuw5U9.png

It's fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-21-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Mebbid
I am currently running a high tech 40b with 4x...

I am currently running a high tech 40b with 4x t5ho bulbs over it. In this tank I run an AQ 70 and a Sunsun HW 304B Under optimal conditions this gives me a grand total of 825 gph in the tank. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Mebbid
:cool: Nice to see my post being used on...

:cool:

Nice to see my post being used on other forums :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,572
Posted By Mebbid
This is why Aquarists do a 50% water change...

This is why Aquarists do a 50% water change whenever disturbing their plants. It takes care of the stuff pulled up from the substrate.



This is worrisome, because it's indicative of a tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-18-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Mebbid
I don't see why it wouldn't work... But there are...

I don't see why it wouldn't work... But there are healthier (and potentially less smelly) ways to add fertilizers to the water / substrate.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By Mebbid
What kind of snails? What kind of plants? Can you...

What kind of snails? What kind of plants? Can you post pictures?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Mebbid
Another BBA eating fish

Crossocheilus Reticulatus (Reticulated Flying Fox)

My LFS had one of these in and instructed me that they would eat BBA. I usually trust his advice so I decided to give this fish a try and was...
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Mebbid
Planted + 24/7

Has anyone seen these light fixtures? I have been looking at some new ones and pre ordered 2 of them for my 40b which should be here on the 19th.

My only reservation is that the 24/7 photoperiod...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-07-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Mebbid
I think a bush of subwassertang might be nice...

I think a bush of subwassertang might be nice there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,032
Posted By Mebbid
You could just do something like this. I...

You could just do something like this. I personally would like to give it a few more years for inline heaters to get more advanced and reliable. I am trusting of my good old Eheim jager heaters and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-30-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Mebbid
Again, I do run co2 as I mentioned in my first...

Again, I do run co2 as I mentioned in my first post and again in response to positron :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-30-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Mebbid
The substrate in my 55g was actually inert black...

The substrate in my 55g was actually inert black diamond blasting sand with some home made root tabs that I used. The depth of the pool filter sand is about the same as the black diamond sand I used...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Mebbid
I'd be questioning either the reading or your...

I'd be questioning either the reading or your light bulbs. 4 t5ho on a 40b can easily support a reef.

I'm going by the chart from Hoppy for reference
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Mebbid
I've been dosing excel at this volume for close...

I've been dosing excel at this volume for close to a year now. It's safe to use up to 1.5mL per gallon of it daily despite what the bottle says.

The short photo period is because I have around...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By Mebbid
Problems with 40b

I tore down my old 55g due to me wanting a tank with better dimensions and more enriched substrate so in it's place I set up a dirted 40 breeder. The problem is that my plants are not handling the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,632
Posted By Mebbid
An assassin snail squeezed itself into the screen...

An assassin snail squeezed itself into the screen of my powerhead. It was stuck inside the screen while its shell was stuck outside.
Forum: Lighting   12-11-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,246
Posted By Mebbid
I'm curious to know as well. I've been shopping...

I'm curious to know as well. I've been shopping for a led fixture for my 10g and don't really want to shell out the cash for a build my led fixture.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-04-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By Mebbid
Mebbid's first dirted tank 10g

Since I am going to need to replace my 55g tank soon I have been exploring different substrate options and thankfully I have this handy dandy 10g tank to test different options out on I tried out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mebbid
This list here just seems to be fluff... It's...

This list here just seems to be fluff... It's perfectly simple to have a healthy tank without wasting money on things like the borneowild additives. The twinstar mini especially is just kind of silly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-10-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Mebbid
If it were me, I would rehome the pleco just so...

If it were me, I would rehome the pleco just so you don't have to worry about it
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-10-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Mebbid
Dry ferts are absolutely the way to go in a high...

Dry ferts are absolutely the way to go in a high light tank. You can get a combo pack of dry ferts from green leaf aquariums which will last you a long time.

There are 2 primary dosing strategies...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-03-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Mebbid
Just realized that I never posted a picture of...

Just realized that I never posted a picture of the final product :)

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/members/75748-albums12252-picture63189.jpg
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