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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I...

Thanks for all the responses. I am glad to know I am not crazy for doing 30% to 50% water changes. If I go over my weekly change I usually do a 50% minimum. Otherwise it is between 30% and 50%.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,112
Posted By DefStatic
Just Curious: Water Changes

I was just curious what most others are doing these days. I have been doing at least 33% water changes once a week for the past year. But when I talk to people in person about this, they look at me...
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,619
Posted By DefStatic
Vac or No Vac

I was just curious, when doing a water change, do you vac your substrate or leave it alone?

I used to put the syphon down a little bit, but now I have so many plants. And I read somewhere you...
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By DefStatic
FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can...

FloraMax. Cheapest effective substrate that I can get locally. Its pretty black (and there are more colors), it holds the plants well, seems to hold nutrients well.
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in...

Thanks! I saved about half the tank water in each, and kept the filter media and rocks/driftwood soaking in that. Fish went in a little tank I have for emergencies with existing eater. One at a time...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By DefStatic
Tips for swapping substrate?

So I thought I would double check. I know you would do things different in a larger tank. I am swapping out the Petco sand in my 3 gallon filtered tanks for Floramax. Anythimg I should be aware of or...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By DefStatic
$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing...

$5 funnel from any car psrts store. Easiest thing I ever did.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By DefStatic
I am going to take the pump off tomorrow and see....

I am going to take the pump off tomorrow and see. Worse comes to worse I will see if the place I purchased will swap pumps.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By DefStatic
I just watched the video too. Freaking blows my...

I just watched the video too. Freaking blows my mind.

The only thing I hate about watching those videos is I look at my tanks after and go "Uhg".
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By DefStatic
I got wood looking at that pic. Those are some...

I got wood looking at that pic. Those are some amazing pieces.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-30-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By DefStatic
Cant wait to see this. I have seen pics of such a...

Cant wait to see this. I have seen pics of such a amazing piece setup but never seen the process unfold. Well, online but still I think it will be amazing to watch. Hope you keep plenty of pics along...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-30-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By DefStatic
Looking better. I would be careful with the...

Looking better.

I would be careful with the betta as well. Keep a close eye on it. I have seen bettas do fine in community tanks, and seen it go bad as well.

That is a nice False Julii cory....
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By DefStatic
I wonder if they would just swap the pump in the...

I wonder if they would just swap the pump in the store? I dont want to have to rip the media out.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By DefStatic
I have a quietflow 20 on a 10 gallon. Only thing...

I have a quietflow 20 on a 10 gallon. Only thing I dont like is no speed adjustment. But ut was loud fir the first week and now it is quiet as any.

I also do mot use the cartridges. I cut some...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By DefStatic
Where are you located? Curious which Petsmart you...

Where are you located? Curious which Petsmart you went to.

I got mine from PetCo. They price matched PetSmart except the 10% discount, so basically $40. But I was fine with that because I had $5...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By DefStatic
It hasn't gotten any better or worse. I know with...

It hasn't gotten any better or worse. I know with my 50, I remember the first 5 or 6 water changes i did, the pump wouldn't start back up until I took the pump off and cleaned the impeller.

I will...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By DefStatic
Break in time or bad pump?

So I purchased an Aquaclear 70 to replace the 50 on my 30 gallon. Even on the slowest setting the flow throughout my tank is way better. I forgot and left it on high when I first started it and it...
Forum: Substrate 12-24-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By DefStatic
Plants have been simple, like water sprite,...

Plants have been simple, like water sprite, wysteria, various easy bacopas. All of which used to grow amazing in these tanks.

Light is stock on each one. Again, for a year they both grew plants...
Forum: Substrate 12-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By DefStatic
Has my sand gone bellyup?

So I asked this question in a different manner in the Plants subsection. I am having a problem in both my 3 gallon betta tanks. I had originally used petcon sand in these. Both tanks were growing...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By DefStatic
I wasn't sure about these, but after watching a...

I wasn't sure about these, but after watching a video review of them maybe they are a way to go. My interest in a canister filter is increased filtration, less maintenance, and better flow. And for...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By DefStatic
THe bio rings should last nearly forever from...

THe bio rings should last nearly forever from what I heard. I diteched the carbon after a month. Mine goes Sponge then bio rings then purigen. I rinse my sponge once a month.

My sponge is still in...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By DefStatic
Life expectancy of an Aquaclear Sponge?

So I have been told by some people that you can use these sponges until they fall apart. After a little over a year, I think mine is start to. Does this seem right for an Aquaclear 50 running on a 30...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By DefStatic
I really wanted this canister, but at $130 its a...

I really wanted this canister, but at $130 its a bit much. Then again, I am not a huge fan of spending that much in general when a AC70 is only $35. The 306 when it was half off though I would have...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By DefStatic
Thinking of switching to a Canister Filter

So on my 30 gallon, I have a new cabinet/stand I found on craiglist. It wasnt meant for an aquarium but it looks fantastic. I would have to make some modifications to fit a canister underneath, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By DefStatic
I have had good results and reliability (knock on...

I have had good results and reliability (knock on wood) with Aqueon Regular heaters. The temp setting numbers are not accurate but oh well. Just adjust to get the results you want. I currently run...
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