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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-08-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,405
Posted By G1ll
H2O2 can kill many species of algae and the...

H2O2 can kill many species of algae and the particular piece of driftwood I picked had some small patches of blue green algae. BGA has thin cell membranes/walls so H2O2 easily penetrates and oxidizes...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-07-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,405
Posted By G1ll
I am starting a low tech 29g myself and will be...

I am starting a low tech 29g myself and will be keeping tabs on your progress! I have very little experience with planted tanks/aquascaping other than a moderately successful attempt with a 10g cut...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By G1ll
My ADF died overnight. She was my favorite. :( ...

My ADF died overnight. She was my favorite. :(

Temp is stabilized again, but my tetras are still looking stressed.

What a stupid, preventable way to lose fish. I hope my dad learned his lesson.
Forum: Fish 07-24-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By G1ll
Exclamation 94 degree water! What should I do?

I came home from college orientation tonight to find my 10g practically boiling. My thermometer said 94 degrees, and the water felt like a bath!

I had no idea what the best course of action to...
Forum: Fish 07-10-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By G1ll
This could be anything from the incurable neon...

This could be anything from the incurable neon tetra disease to a fungal infection. Is the white patch raised? Here's a quick guide to help you diagnose your fish:...
Forum: Algae 06-27-2006, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,552
Posted By G1ll
Vidiots pretty much covered everything. What...

Vidiots pretty much covered everything.

What did the trick for me was lowering my light period to ~4 hours a day coupled with a 30% water change (although this seems to be questionable) 3 or 4...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By G1ll
I've been running an overstocked 10g for several...

I've been running an overstocked 10g for several months (my first attempt at fishkeeping...got a bit too excited and wanted a lively tank). It consists of 7 neon tetras, 2 blackskirt tetras, 3 panda...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2006, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By G1ll
Hagen Quick Filter + diatom earth - How?

I read a few posts about how you can make a Hagen quick filter and some diatom earth into a poor man's diatom filter. I only found some scant information on how to set everything up, so I have a few...
Forum: Algae 05-09-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By G1ll
I have an AquaClear filter with a bio bag insert...

I have an AquaClear filter with a bio bag insert thing - seems to be doing its job. I've been testing once a week and its been a stable 0/0 for nitrites and ammonia. I guess I'll just wait it out...
Forum: Algae 05-07-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By G1ll
"Foggy" watter - Looks cool, but it needs to go!

I have a relatively new tank, getting close to two months old now. It's a bit overstocked, but my params have been stable: 9 neon tetras, 3 panda cories, 1 oto (who hardly makes a dent in my diatom...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By G1ll
From what I've read, light does not have much of...

From what I've read, light does not have much of an impact (if any at all) on brown algae.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By G1ll
Can you be more descriptive? What did they look...

Can you be more descriptive? What did they look like? Pale? Was there anything unusual about their swimming patterns before they died? Mine got pale and lethargic when I added them to my tank...I'm...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,511
Posted By G1ll
These TopFin packages actually are pretty decent....

These TopFin packages actually are pretty decent. For 50 bucks you get a 10g AGA aquarium, 50w heater, Tetra Whisper filter (rebranded), fish net, and some other goodies including water conditioners....
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By G1ll
Like Green_is_beautiful said earlier, you can...

Like Green_is_beautiful said earlier, you can find these at Wal-Mart. I took a short trip there last night and bought a double pack ($8.18 I think) of the Lights of America "Sunlight" bulb which is...
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By G1ll
I've been hearing a lot about these lights...I...

I've been hearing a lot about these lights...I think I'll give these a try first. Thanks for the quick reply!

Rex, it's an incandescent hood but I'm looking to screw in some compact fluorescents....
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By G1ll
Question AGA Economy Hood -- 2x 20 watts for a 10g?

Hi! Several weeks ago I bought my first tank, an Eclipse 6g. Great tank! But there's already a crack forming right in the center of the bow front. Eeek. I've decided to upgrade to a 10g for more...
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