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Forum: Algae   03-02-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By brainwavepc.com
I'm just curious why you would intentionally add...

I'm just curious why you would intentionally add bba to a new tank
Forum: Algae   03-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
Just a quick update, about 4.5 months now without...

Just a quick update, about 4.5 months now without phosguard and not a speck of bba, I even unknowing added some to the tank on a power head and it died off in about a week. So far my lights co2 have...
Forum: Equipment   11-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I wouldn't cheap out on something that can easily...

I wouldn't cheap out on something that can easily kill your fish if it breaks. I would stick with a name brand one
Forum: Algae   10-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
100th post! just wanted to say thanks for...

100th post! just wanted to say thanks for everyone's input. so far it's been about a week with no phos guard and no bba regrowing. so far so good.
Forum: Algae   10-10-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I will say one thing, you guys sure know how to...

I will say one thing, you guys sure know how to beat a dead horse.

Just because you add it, and don't get BBA, doesn't mean that removing it won't get rid of a BBA infestation.

Obviously you...
Forum: Algae   10-08-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
maybe phos guard adds something into the water...

maybe phos guard adds something into the water that is harmless, except to bba. for 6$ from amazon why even bother arguing, go buy it and see if it works.

maybe it absorbs the spores, or removing...
Forum: Algae   10-08-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
if you would read my posts, you would see nothing...

if you would read my posts, you would see nothing else changed except adding phos guard.

you would also see I dose nothing in this tank. the lights were changed with my other 125g with no change,...
Forum: Algae   10-07-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
lets see its been almost two months now and my...

lets see its been almost two months now and my tank is 95% bba free.



Tom, you have your opinions and we have ours, please stop polluting this thread with your useless smug inputs.

I have...
Forum: Sevenports   09-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,930
Posted By brainwavepc.com
how much I would pay depends on how it works. I...

how much I would pay depends on how it works. I have 6 tanks totaling 355g that I change weekly, so yeah I'd be interested.

If its brainless, fool proof, and works, I would pay a lot.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-16-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I freaking hate...

...when people make thread titles like this...

say your point in the title, this isn't a suspense movie
Forum: Algae   09-09-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I've been "dealing with it" since it first...

I've been "dealing with it" since it first appeared in my tank, with no luck, hence my making this thread.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-08-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By brainwavepc.com
get muriate of potash on eBay, that's what I use...

get muriate of potash on eBay, that's what I use and it lasts for years
Forum: Algae   09-07-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I couldn't do this, it was on everything. all my...

I couldn't do this, it was on everything. all my driftwood, equipment, rocks and even the glass
Forum: Algae   09-06-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
because I'm using mts I assume. I dose nothing. I...

because I'm using mts I assume. I dose nothing. I got a plant from the wet spot that started this whole thing.
Forum: Algae   09-04-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
my ph is running 6.8 in my tank. after the long...

my ph is running 6.8 in my tank. after the long weekend my tank is nearly bba free. it's sticking on some of the rocks and wood but all the plants, equipment, and glass is clear. my dwarf hairgrass...
Forum: Algae   09-03-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
Yes Tom I measured the phos after having the...

Yes Tom I measured the phos after having the stuff in there for a few days and the test showed no detectable phosphate, with this test kit.
...
Forum: Algae   09-02-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I never said phosphate causes algae... just the...

I never said phosphate causes algae... just the abundance of it is allowing it to thrive in my tank. obviously reducing po4 levels is working, so what's the problem.
Forum: Algae   09-02-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
lol... this wasn't a post to discuss "science"...

lol... this wasn't a post to discuss "science" behind your theories, this is just me telling people what worked for me after all else failed.

If your info was so well known I don't think you would...
Forum: Algae   09-01-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I do not know the levels beforehand. but I can...

I do not know the levels beforehand. but I can say the bba was growing on glass and everything else and the only thing I changed in the past month was adding the phos guard

it's a dirted tank,...
Forum: Algae   09-01-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,759
Posted By brainwavepc.com
Kill your stubborn BBA

I've tried everything I could find to kill bba. changed lights and photo period, added more or less co2, h2o2, excel, you name it. my 125g was trashed with bba, this fixed it in less than two weeks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By brainwavepc.com
Why not replace the fan with a quiet one?

Why not replace the fan with a quiet one?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-24-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,089
Posted By brainwavepc.com
I have 2x125g, a 55g, 3x15g,a 20g and a 2.5g all...

I have 2x125g, a 55g, 3x15g,a 20g and a 2.5g all open top in a 1500sq foot office with no issues in Oregon, and I keep All my tanks around 76-80
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-22-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By brainwavepc.com
Awesome, eager to know results! I just used plain...

Awesome, eager to know results! I just used plain topsoil in my dirted DSM
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-20-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By brainwavepc.com
clean the glass with acetone at the seams before...

clean the glass with acetone at the seams before you silicone it for superior holding, let it drys good 30min after rubbing the edges with acetone before applying silicone.

I've resealed a 125g by...
Forum: DIY   08-20-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By brainwavepc.com
soak it in a garbage can with some hydrogen...

soak it in a garbage can with some hydrogen peroxide in water, cover with a lid for 24 hours and your good
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