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Forum: Plants 03-13-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
1-2 inches sounds rather shallow also though. ...

1-2 inches sounds rather shallow also though. Any large plant planted in that with a filter output blowing on it could pull up I would think. I may get to 1-2 in the very front of my foreground...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-13-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
If your water is hard your most likely fine...

If your water is hard your most likely fine without equilibrium. It is for the Mg and Ca which most tap water has enough of.

Easiest way to know for sure is dose it for a few weeks and monitor...
Forum: Algae 03-11-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Do you dose any ferts? Are those t5ho? ...

Do you dose any ferts? Are those t5ho?

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Forum: DIY 03-06-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I found some great foam at Menards (Hardware...

I found some great foam at Menards (Hardware Store) the other day in the Gutter section. It's about 4 foot long and wedge shaped. You can cut it to size. It's only a couple bucks.

I'm using...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 02-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,179
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Congrats buddy!

Congrats buddy!
Forum: Plants 02-23-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Grows slower for me then most plants but doesn't...

Grows slower for me then most plants but doesn't seem to demand much. Just consistent slow growth. That's slow compared to stems and moss. Not as slow as anubias nana.

I do find it will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,220
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
And after reading blazing wolfs post he went much...

And after reading blazing wolfs post he went much more in depth and basically touched on the same thing :-)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,220
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I've read before that the deep reds are actually...

I've read before that the deep reds are actually caused by starvation of the plant and the when they turn green it indicates they have more than enough nutrients. I can't speak from experience just...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I have a single $16 shop light above my 75G non...

I have a single $16 shop light above my 75G non co2 tank. It has two 48" T8's and grows my ambulia, crypts, wisteria, and ludwigia repens great!! It's all white and doesn't shoot light out the...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I just set mine up about a month ago. This is my...

I just set mine up about a month ago. This is my second go around. I have a 75 Gallon setup.

I bought a dual stage regulator with two needle valves from a forum member here Bettatail. Spent...
Forum: Plants 02-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,335
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Hate to ressurect an old thread but my A...

Hate to ressurect an old thread but my A reineckii looks the same way in my tank. Well to be clear only two of my plants seem to look like this. Any idea what causes it. I am dosing EI and got...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,327
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Here's my latest ...

Here's my latest

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/fertilizers-water-parameters/157288-diy-root-tabs.html

A cloudy tank for two weeks and a complete gravel vac and replanting was necessary to...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
The cheapest substrate I ever used was Oil Dri...

The cheapest substrate I ever used was Oil Dri and I've been very happy with it. A layer of peat moss underneath topped off with Oil dri and the plants grow well. Of course Oil dri is inert so...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,788
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Also, the water for me was never Crystal clear as...

Also, the water for me was never Crystal clear as I was cleaning it just very transparent when I was done. I figured as long as I would spraying a hose directly on it, it was safe to expect some...
Forum: Substrate 02-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,788
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I've never used Kitty litter but I've used SMS...

I've never used Kitty litter but I've used SMS and Oil Dri which are both similiar and I rinsed those good. Both were "Dirty"

Basically took a 5 Gallon bucket, poured in some of the oil dri, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,141
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
These can be done well you just need patience ;-)...

These can be done well you just need patience ;-) I have a tank injected with CO2 and a non CO2 tank. I love them both but the injected one gives me more to tinker with. Honestly I'm not sure I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,141
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I dosed 20 ml a day in 75 G tank with Cherry...

I dosed 20 ml a day in 75 G tank with Cherry Shrimp for months without issues. Did about the same dosage on a previous tank for years and the shrimp were quite prolific.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
How do you stop from getting water lines? Maybe...

How do you stop from getting water lines? Maybe that's only an issue with my liquid rock.
Forum: Algae 01-29-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Yeah, when I try I fail when I don't want it, it...

Yeah, when I try I fail when I don't want it, it rears its head. I agree with the above. Have a fellow hobbyist send you some of the kinds you want and supply light and ferts and watch it grow. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,123
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
+1 to the above. Takes some adjustment but I...

+1 to the above. Takes some adjustment but I think that's just being a father and husband. We basically come second and once you figure that out life's easier:o Also the less resistance you give...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
Just keep in mind that just because you add CO2...

Just keep in mind that just because you add CO2 doesn't mean you have to increase the light. You can play with the light level on the tank. Ive found that if you drop your light a couple inches...
Forum: Algae 01-26-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,173
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
If I could find a Mollie that looked that cool in...

If I could find a Mollie that looked that cool in the pet store I would buy one in a second! That thing is awesome
Forum: Plants 01-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I have been shipping all winter from Northern...

I have been shipping all winter from Northern Illinois without heat packs and have not had a complaint yet. Post offices and most of the trucks are heated so its no a big deal as long as the temps...
Forum: DIY 01-25-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 167,813
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I don't know if it better from an efficiency...

I don't know if it better from an efficiency stand point but the flow is better for sure. I can't explain why but I can see the difference.

My guess is the old PVC reactor actually increases...
Forum: DIY 01-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 167,813
Posted By CrazyMidwesterner
I built two of these bad boys about a month ago. ...

I built two of these bad boys about a month ago. I bought the clear housings. Just curious but what's the purpose of all the additional stuff (pump and pad/sponge), just looks like more items to...
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