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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By woodymdt
Thanks for the advice...things are looking much...

Thanks for the advice...things are looking much better in this tank now.

And for some reason, the fish are a little more active, they seem to like it too. :proud:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By woodymdt
sorry, forgot to mention, I leave the lights on...

sorry, forgot to mention, I leave the lights on about 10 hours per day. :proud:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2005, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By woodymdt
Rebuilding office tank; need suggestions

Good afternoon,

After battling hair algae for too long, I took everything out of the 10 gallon tank I have at my office here and put in new plants and did a 50% water change.

Currently here is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2005, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By woodymdt
I've been looking through the threads at some...

I've been looking through the threads at some other 55 gallon tanks,...WOW...great stuff.

Going to have to do some more research for optimal results.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By woodymdt
I would prefer to use what equipment I have on...

I would prefer to use what equipment I have on hand currently, but I will keep the can suggestion for a future upgrade.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By woodymdt
Starting fresh: could use some suggestions

After attempting to keep a 55 gallon reef tank going (and failing miserably), I took the inhabitants back to my LFS and tore the tank down. It's on the deck drying out today, I'll clean it up and...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By woodymdt
got in this morning...this ladder thing is pretty...

got in this morning...this ladder thing is pretty cool, watching the bubbles climb up it then pop into the water column. I'm going to see if I can't find just the ladder for my home DIY CO2 stuff.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-22-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By woodymdt
Coke for me. Pepsi is just too syrupy, and too...

Coke for me. Pepsi is just too syrupy, and too sweet.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By woodymdt
Sounds good dawgger! Thanks. I've seen the...

Sounds good dawgger! Thanks.
I've seen the first bubbles this morning from the kit...it's mesmerizing to watch the bubbles climb up the ladder..lol.

Rex, gotta agree with you there. I have some...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By woodymdt
CO2 system question

Ok, I got the Nutrafin CO2 plant system with the Hagen ladder, and it's on my 10 gallon tank at work now. Haven't seen any bubbles yet, but instructions said it will take 2-10 hours for bubbles to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
uh huh...gotcha. :proud: Got it. thanks.

uh huh...gotcha. :proud:

Got it. thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2005, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
Got it. So by doing that, do you not put any...

Got it. So by doing that, do you not put any silicone or adhesive around the tubing to prevent any leaking? Or does the tubing make an air tight seal around the hole that is drilled smaller?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2005, 02:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
I hope you folks don't mind me continually asking...

I hope you folks don't mind me continually asking questions in this thread...I'd rather do that than to start a new thread for each question.

Question being:

When I make my DIY CO2 and cut a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-15-2005, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
hmm, you got me there Rex. I'll recheck tomorrow...

hmm, you got me there Rex. I'll recheck tomorrow (I'm at home now and the tank is at work.)

I do have another question, but it's related to my home tank.

40 gallon long
2x96w Satellite pc...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
Don't those bottles have a rubber or thick...

Don't those bottles have a rubber or thick plastic washer in the lid as well, to help with sealing?

Thanks for the tip Rex...and THANKS for your informative site, I've spent some time on it and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2005, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
One other thing I forgot to mention about the...

One other thing I forgot to mention about the tank.

I work in the flight department of my company, at the airport. My office has glass windows that views into the hangar, to which the hangar doors...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
Ok, I found the Hagen system online for a lot...

Ok, I found the Hagen system online for a lot less than at the box store, so that is on order and should be here within 3-5 days. So once it's here and I get it setup, I'll have CO2 going through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
Thanks for the tips gang. I went with the Hagen...

Thanks for the tips gang. I went with the Hagen CO2 system for my first online purchase..lol.
If it's as good as some others have told me that they liked theirs, hopefully within ten days I'll have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By woodymdt
I've finally realized

That the local box stores, Petsmart/Petco are useless...

We have very minimal lfs stores in the greater Little Rock area, so what am I going to do?

Do many of you purchase things from online...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2005, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
Another piece of advice I could use. I don't have...

Another piece of advice I could use. I don't have a fert regimen (yes I'm quite green at this).

Hagen has a CO2 kit for $35.00, has a ladder diffuser and packets to run for 3 months before new...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
I haven't started co2 in this tank yet, but...

I haven't started co2 in this tank yet, but according to the co2 chart in the test kit, comparing the ph with the hardness levels, it's at 10ppm.

I want to get co2 running in the tank sometime...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2005, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By woodymdt
More experienced advice needed

Ok, so let me know where I am, and possibly any changes I should do...

10 gallon tank
anacharis - red wendth, dwarf arrow sword, two wisteria, two clumps of (I forget what they're called).

3...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By woodymdt
five or more.....oh well there goes that...

five or more.....oh well there goes that idea...lol :icon_frow
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By woodymdt
A little CO2 diffuser modification

OK, so I was looking at the pictures for the CO2 diffuser, and had just about everything except the powerhead to mix the water with the CO2...well I came up with this....

I had a small Fluval...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By woodymdt
Well, maybe I should find a thread or two that...

Well, maybe I should find a thread or two that has the directions for the DIY CO2 setup and put another one together at home and see how it'll work.

I set one up on one of my home 10 gallon tanks,...
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