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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-04-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Blue_Alien
Getting back into the hobby

Hello, I am looking to get back into the planted tank hobby after 3 years of college. I used to have two 10 gallon planted tanks with cherry shrimp. Now, I am looking to get a nano tank about 5...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
I have thought about taking my 10 gallon tank but...

I have thought about taking my 10 gallon tank but I think it is going to be too big for the room. Also, I have already done two 10 gallon planted tanks and would like to try my hand at something...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
The third one looks nice. The more I think about...

The third one looks nice. The more I think about it. I should wait until I move into my dorm and see if I have room for it. One thing I'm concerned about is when I leave school for 3 weeks to visit...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
What do you think about this tank and filter? ...

What do you think about this tank and filter?

http://www.amazon.com/Finnex-Gallon-Pico-Aquarium-Filter/dp/B003ZTOHD4/ref=sr_1_39?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1283442727&sr=1-39

I really like the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
2.5 gallons seems like it would be the perfect...

2.5 gallons seems like it would be the perfect size. Too bad that I have already sold/given away all of my aquariums. I will have to go the play sand route.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
Hi there. Thanks for buying it!

Hi there. Thanks for buying it!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By Blue_Alien
Low maintenance/cost nano tank for college freshman

I'm moving to an out of state college in a week and a half and I am wanting to set up a low cost and maintenance nano tank in my dorm. The smallest tank I am thinking about is 1.25 gallons and the...
Forum: DIY   09-14-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Blue_Alien
Where could I find a good T5 HO light fixture?

Where could I find a good T5 HO light fixture?
Forum: DIY   09-14-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Blue_Alien
I got it all connected, but it doesn't look as...

I got it all connected, but it doesn't look as bright as two 18 watt bulbs should be. I looked at the pin connectors and it only has one wire going to each with no jumper. What should I do?

Here...
Forum: DIY   09-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Blue_Alien
Wiring a Ballast

I just picked up a 24 inch dual bulb fluorescent shop light from lowes. I got two t8 18 watt ge aquarium lights. The light didn't come with a power cord, just a ballast with wiring. I have white and...
Forum: Lighting   09-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Blue_Alien
Light for 10 gallon

I am setting up my second 10 gallon planted tank. It will have pressurized co2 so I am looking for a light around 30-40 watts. I need some type of fluorescent tube that I can build a diy hood out of...
Forum: DIY   08-28-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Blue_Alien
I ended up just buying a full co2 set up with a 5...

I ended up just buying a full co2 set up with a 5 lb tank and Milwaukee regulator.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-24-2009, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,240
Posted By Blue_Alien
School starts for me tomorrow too. Im not going...

School starts for me tomorrow too. Im not going to be able to wake up in the morning. Starting my senior year in high school knowing its my last year until college feels good though. I do feel like 3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-22-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Blue_Alien
The light I got from my LFS came with a salt...

The light I got from my LFS came with a salt water bulb and told me before I bought it that I would need to buy a freshwater daylight bulb. The employee was knowledgeable and even gave me half off...
Forum: Equipment   08-22-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Blue_Alien
New Marineland Penguin 100 much louder

I just received a new Marineland Penguin 100 filter I bought on ebay. The noise of the impeller was much louder than the one I bought 3 years ago. After some investigation, I found that they changed...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,555
Posted By Blue_Alien
I found someone about 1.5 hours from me that is...

I found someone about 1.5 hours from me that is going to sell me a 5 lb CO2 tank, Milwaukee regulator, solenoid, bubble counter, and needle valve for $115. He also has 2 bags of amazonia he offered...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-21-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,555
Posted By Blue_Alien
Received my cherry shrimp yesterday from...

Received my cherry shrimp yesterday from epicfish. I also found a guy locally who sold me two heaters for 5$ a piece. DIY co2 is starting to frustrate me, the mix seems like it needs changing every 5...
Forum: DIY   08-19-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Blue_Alien
For the adapter, I am going to take the tank to...

For the adapter, I am going to take the tank to the cylinder place Im getting the regulator from and see if they can get that to work. If they cant, I will just have to find a standard CO2 canister.
Forum: DIY   08-19-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Blue_Alien
For the drop checker I am going to use the one...

For the drop checker I am going to use the one from my diy set up. I will just use the same tubing until I can order from silicon tubing online. After I get everything set up and get my drop checker,...
Forum: DIY   08-18-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Blue_Alien
DIY pressurized CO2

A cylinder store I called has a dual gauge CO2 regulator for 42$ and I have a 20 oz paintball CO2 tank. Besides the needle valve, what else would I need to build a cheap pressurized CO2 system?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-18-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Blue_Alien
Hoppy, Bottomfeeder, thanks for all the help....

Hoppy, Bottomfeeder, thanks for all the help. Hoppy, does your calibrating nitrate guide with the 1/4 teaspoon of KNO3 work the same if that 1/4 teaspoon is the liquid pfertz? I'm just wondering if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-18-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Blue_Alien
I think it was more on the 110 ppm side of...

I think it was more on the 110 ppm side of things. I will calibrate my test kit tomorrow. I think the tetra jumped out of the tank due to the high nitrates. I went ahead and changed about 40% of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-18-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Blue_Alien
Ah well I just found a dead tetra on the ground....

Ah well I just found a dead tetra on the ground. I'm assuming it jumped out due to the nitrates. I was dosing a pump of phertz nitrogen every day but need to get my nitrates down then start dosing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-17-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Blue_Alien
I will do another 25% water change tomorrow and...

I will do another 25% water change tomorrow and skip the dosing then test the nitrates. If they are still too high Ill do the same thing the next day.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By Blue_Alien
Dosing Nitrogen affecting results?

Since I recently started dosing pfertz nitrogen, I haven't tested my water for nitrates until now. The test is showing up very dark, I cant tell but it could be form 20 ppm to 110 ppm. I did a 25%...
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