The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.21 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Tvadna
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Tvadna
I am a huge fan of spray bars. I like mine...

I am a huge fan of spray bars. I like mine pointed down at a 45*. The extra circulation seems to help keep a better flow in the tank which prevents algae, It also helps eliminate dead spots and keeps...
Forum: Substrate   01-27-2017, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Tvadna
I try to go slow when removing roots from MTS....

I try to go slow when removing roots from MTS. Slow firm pull while wiggling back and forth usually frees them fairly well. It helps to turn off the filters and pumps when doing this so it doesn't...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Tvadna
I'm almost positive that there are numerous...

I'm almost positive that there are numerous people using CO2 with the edge. They even have a group journal on here. It is worth looking up if you still want to go that route. Because it is dedicated...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Tvadna
Don't be afraid to go green with the plants. They...

Don't be afraid to go green with the plants. They actually make the red ones pop more. Orange, pink, red and burgundy tend to wash each other out. I don't think you'll get what you paid for with the...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Tvadna
When in doubt, test them yourself. Put some rocks...

When in doubt, test them yourself. Put some rocks in RO water and monitor the pH over a week or two.
I've also read of people doing reactive tests. I believe if you pour vinegar over the rock and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-22-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Tvadna
Because well water comes from the ground. Its...

Because well water comes from the ground. Its very possible that there are elements disolved within the water. I'm guessing that once they are exposed to air like in an aquarium, it is possible they...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-18-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Tvadna
Thanks for the picture! That isn't bad at all....

Thanks for the picture! That isn't bad at all. Wish I would have won your RAOK a few weeks back for these! If you ever want to sell any trimmings, keep me in mind! Thanks
Forum: Aquascaping   01-18-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By Tvadna
Do these send out roots along the stem like most...

Do these send out roots along the stem like most stem plants do? I can't see the bottom of the plant from your photo but it looks really clean. Most stem plants send ugly roots from the bottom up.
Forum: Fish   01-18-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By Tvadna
Make sure your CO2 isnt too high. Try using a...

Make sure your CO2 isnt too high.
Try using a floating plant so that they have some cover. It's possible they're not comfortable near the surface for some reason.
Try sinking your food with your...
Forum: Substrate   01-18-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Tvadna
This calculator should help This site has a...

This calculator should help
This site has a substrate calculator (http://angelfins.ca/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26_27)
Forum: Aquascaping   01-18-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Tvadna
Buy some Java Fern or Anubias and jam it under...

Buy some Java Fern or Anubias and jam it under your driftwood. They won't mind the shade at all. This should also bring more continuity to the tank.
You're buying some BMLs? From what I've seen on...
Forum: DIY   01-18-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,242
Posted By Tvadna
Use a small piece of filter floss cut the width...

Use a small piece of filter floss cut the width of the outflow of the HOB filter. Cut it long enough so that you can wedge it between the filter and the media to hold it in place and also long enough...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,923
Posted By Tvadna
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=92634&title=1229161719b-1c.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   01-17-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,898
Posted By Tvadna
Only have two RCS left and I Saw this the other...

Only have two RCS left and I Saw this the other day.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=92986&title=0101171651-1c.jpg
Now I've seen at least 2 of these. The plant in...
Forum: Algae   01-16-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By Tvadna
Spot treat it with hydrogen peroxide and an eye...

Spot treat it with hydrogen peroxide and an eye dropper. You can also remove all of the fish and shrimp and hit the whole tank with a larger dose of hydrogen peroxide and nuke it. That always kills...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Tvadna
I bought them as I buy most fish. Dual purpose....

I bought them as I buy most fish. Dual purpose. Not only are they awesome but they eat pond snails. Two of them completely eradicated a 10 gallon in just a few days.
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
  Poll: Ram breeding
Views: 217
Posted By Tvadna
I've bred German Blue rams as well as Gold rams....

I've bred German Blue rams as well as Gold rams. I can't speak about the Bolivians.
If you've struggled with rams in the past, the Blues are typically hardier then the other strains.
Rams form...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Tvadna
Would also like to know the working pressure that...

Would also like to know the working pressure that it is able to produce this bubble rate at. Aquarium airline tubing is 3/16", does this fit in the quick connect?
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Tvadna
Just out of curiosity.... What was the original...

Just out of curiosity.... What was the original adapter? Would be nice to know what gas they were using before you converted it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-10-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tvadna
This is a really interesting unit. Looks like it...

This is a really interesting unit. Looks like it was produced just for our hobby. Since we are such a small niche in the market, manufacturers haven't or are slow to catered to our needs.
It is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-09-2017, 03:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tvadna
Not only have I tried them, I still use DIY CO2...

Not only have I tried them, I still use DIY CO2 on my lower light tank. The two jugs are sitting right next to the paintball tank that I don't use....

If I had to drive to a store and pay $10 to...
Forum: Equipment   01-09-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 541
Posted By Tvadna
I am a plumber. I work with pipe dope and teflon...

I am a plumber. I work with pipe dope and teflon tape every day. Regulators are higher pressure then water lines or residential gas lines but its the same idea.

Teflon tape is not used on gas...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-08-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tvadna
My 20lb CO2 tanks typically run between 1...

My 20lb CO2 tanks typically run between 1 bubble/second and 1 bubble every 5 seconds. They usually last 9-12 months on average. I do not have a solenoid so they are running 24/7.

I would guess a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-07-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tvadna
Paintball seems like the next logical step after...

Paintball seems like the next logical step after DIY CO2 but I'll try to save you some trouble by advising against them. They're small so you'll have to refill them often plus they tip easy....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-07-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By Tvadna
If you can smell it, it means that gas is...

If you can smell it, it means that gas is escaping. If gas is escaping you aren't getting CO2 in the tank anyway.

A series connection would imply the second bottle is gaining an advantage from the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome