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Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Okay, will do! Here are the current pics of...

Okay, will do!

Here are the current pics of the tank. I also picked up 8 Neon Tetras today and put them in there. I'm going to have to return one of them as he literally has no tail and is...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Finally an update. The pictures are a little old,...

Finally an update. The pictures are a little old, but I'm in class and figured I would update the thread!

So far the tank seems to be coming along nicely. Seeing great growth in the HC as well as...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Will do! I'll try it this weekend. Studying for a...

Will do! I'll try it this weekend. Studying for a test right now that's on Friday.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Hmm...okay. Ill just take it out then and save it...

Hmm...okay. Ill just take it out then and save it for when it is needed. And the filter has the little thing that pops up when the filter pad gets full and reduces the flow of the filter. Its popped...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
So should I take the carbon out? Or leave it in...

So should I take the carbon out? Or leave it in there?

Also, what kind of maintenance should I be doing on my filter? like changing the filter pads/cleaning the tube...stuff like that.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Thanks. I forget the names of the plants I...

Thanks. I forget the names of the plants I ordered, but the tall stuff in the back kind of throws my initial goal for the look of the tank but whatever. I didn't realize it was going to be so large...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Here are the latest shots of the tank. Finally...

Here are the latest shots of the tank. Finally got around to placing the moss. The activated carbon is just chilling in the back there cause I don't really know what to do with it since the Purigen...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,253
Posted By dougiek
Finally have set the entire thing up. A few snags...

Finally have set the entire thing up. A few snags here and there but it all seems to be going well, so far. The plants were planted today and will hopefully thrive (especially the HC)

This is how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Thanks! The water has greatly improved and all...

Thanks! The water has greatly improved and all the plants are planted. This is what it looks like right now.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2e2fo8i.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Well there was a tractor supply store like 7...

Well there was a tractor supply store like 7 minutes from home depot so I got it there. Was only about $8 for the 50 lb bag so I'll put some more on top. I'll press down what I have in there because...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Well the soil was so cheap so I though eh what...

Well the soil was so cheap so I though eh what the hell. I worry if I put more in though it's gonna be super deep then. It's already pretty deep and its a 20L so its a relatively shallow tank.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Well I've never had to take it out before...but I...

Well I've never had to take it out before...but I figured I'd take one for the team if that was going to be best. I mean as long as it's going to clear up. And I think I probably put way too much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Not sure what EC is? And hmm I mean yea I can do...

Not sure what EC is? And hmm I mean yea I can do that. Although I figured I should have both in there. And I saw a thread where a guy just put the purigen on top of his driftwood and said that worked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Yea, I'll keep doing the water changes. As for...

Yea, I'll keep doing the water changes. As for swapping out the carbon...you have to buy new stuff each time right - no rejuvenation process?

So...I should take the rest of the potting mix I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Yea it's not "cloudy" though from disturbing it....

Yea it's not "cloudy" though from disturbing it. And I've learned its easier to just use a bowl to scoop water in/out for a waterchange rather than pour it it.



But how long will it leach -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
I'm running a Fluval C3 which has a carbon pouch...

I'm running a Fluval C3 which has a carbon pouch already in it from day 1 (although it was on another tank for about a week or so prior to start acclimating the filter to speed up the cycle).

The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
You think so? I mean not redoing my substrate is...

You think so? I mean not redoing my substrate is ideal I guess (even though I didn't do anything special like sifting it or putting the clay in or anything other than putting the soil in then dumping...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Well I guess that can be a worst case scenario...

Well I guess that can be a worst case scenario option right there. Just put them in the water and thats it? It's like 10 pots of plants (HC, DHG, Microsword, flame moss, narrow leaf micro sword, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
lol...thanks for the constructive help! ...

lol...thanks for the constructive help!

Quick means that I need to do this by Friday and I have no idea what to do. I'm not going to let $70 worth of plants just die...

I just came across this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By dougiek
Exclamation Need help QUICK

Okay, so I say "quick" only because whatever I need to do, has to be done by Friday because that's when my plants come and I'll have to plant them as I have no other place to put them.


MY...
Forum: Substrate 09-13-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By dougiek
I have mine set up with MGOPS and capped with...

I have mine set up with MGOPS and capped with Eco-Complete and its awful so far. I didn't really do anything to the soil (which I'm sure is the problem) but my water stays brown from tannins being...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By dougiek
Yea I don't think I'm even going to derim it...

Yea I don't think I'm even going to derim it again. I figure that I'm going to have to move it a few times and it will be safer with the rim on.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By dougiek
Okay so I got tired of looking at the clump of...

Okay so I got tired of looking at the clump of DHG so I pulled all of the back half out and broke it up into usable piece and replanted. Tough without planting tweezers >.<

Anyway...here is the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By dougiek
So I just looked at the tank a few minutes ago...

So I just looked at the tank a few minutes ago and noticed some very fine strings attached to the filter and DHG. Almost looks like spider silk... Is this a type of algae or what is it?

Hard to...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By dougiek
Fluval EBI

So I lucked into finding a thread with a guy selling this tank 20min away from me so having no tanks started yet (have a 20L with everything ready to go except rocks and plants), I bought it.

It...
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