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Forum: DIY 02-26-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,847
Posted By mr hyde
I just found these micro bubbler threads today...

I just found these micro bubbler threads today and have spent the last few hours reading through all of them. The discussions got pretty in-depth scientific there for awhile. I was expecting/hoping...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By mr hyde
Do you think that we would get less algae with a...

Do you think that we would get less algae with a filter that is slightly oversized due to more breakdown of ammonia and also more water movement which would allow the plants access to more nutrients?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-14-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,342
Posted By mr hyde
I checked with a fire equipment place near me and...

I checked with a fire equipment place near me and they wanted $35 plus a $20 shop fee whatever that is ($55!) just to fill it. I wound up doing an exchange at a welding shop for $15
it pays to call...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By mr hyde
planted tanks of the future

Where do you see this hobby 10 years from now, 20? It seems like in the few years I've been into it it's progressed rapidly. There's been a lot of new equimpment invented and new knowledge. Do you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-10-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,002
Posted By mr hyde
Gill Man's really cracked me up the first time I...

Gill Man's really cracked me up the first time I saw it
Forum: Algae 02-09-2006, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By mr hyde
I had a bad case of bba for a year and raised my...

I had a bad case of bba for a year and raised my co2 way up to 60ppm and it really only slowed it down, never actually killed any. I did the excel overdose treatment and it pretty much killed it all...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By mr hyde
When mine starts to go out of calilbration it...

When mine starts to go out of calilbration it always goes towards the low ph side and it happens slowly so I don't worry that it will overdose co2 and kill everything, it will at the worst not dose...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2006, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By mr hyde
I agree with betowess. The controller is nice...

I agree with betowess. The controller is nice because you don't have to constantly adjust your needle valve bubble count or worry that too many bubbles are coming out all of a sudden. The controller...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-05-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By mr hyde
I use Seachem's Equilibrium and baking soda....

I use Seachem's Equilibrium and baking soda. Works well for me and dissolves completely in about an hour. In a 240 gallon tank that will be a lot of RO water to make and reconstitue every week for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By mr hyde
I had a huge infestation of limpits a year or so...

I had a huge infestation of limpits a year or so ago. I put in a yoyo loach and they were pretty much all gone in about a week. There must have been hundreds of them. About 2 weeks ago I got rid of...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,940
Posted By mr hyde
when this dump occurs I would be less worried...

when this dump occurs I would be less worried about killing the fish than i would about the co2 line bursting and siphoning off all my tank water. Mines connected to my reactor with a compression...
Forum: Algae 04-07-2005, 05:34 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 120,092
Posted By mr hyde
I've had a serious case of BBA for about 6 months...

I've had a serious case of BBA for about 6 months and am currently on day 6 of the excel treatment. Just like the other folks mentioned, most of the bba has turned red and seems to have stopped...
Forum: Algae 03-14-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
upped the co2 to 40-45ppm last couple of weeks...

upped the co2 to 40-45ppm last couple of weeks and has minimal if any effect on bba. Have mechanically removed as much as possible every day. Added 4 siamese algae eaters yesterday, added a dozen or...
Forum: Algae 02-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
I upped the co2 up between 35 and 40ppm now and...

I upped the co2 up between 35 and 40ppm now and have been checking it regularly with the lamotte test kit. The kit seems to be reliable. I did a major pruning and cleanup of the bba. Also bleached a...
Forum: Algae 02-16-2005, 04:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
Thanks Tom I'll try upping the co2. Your saying...

Thanks Tom
I'll try upping the co2. Your saying that bba can't reproduce when there are high co2 levels? I'm sure now that it can't be starved of phosphates. I'm sure you knew that already but i was...
Forum: Algae 02-13-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
I've kept the co2 at 30 ppm or a bit higher for...

I've kept the co2 at 30 ppm or a bit higher for the last 3 months. I use the co2/kh chart and keep my ph at the right level to achieve the 30ppm. I also have a lamotte co2 test kit I occasionally use...
Forum: Algae 02-12-2005, 04:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
Mike The phosphate levels were kept between .5...

Mike
The phosphate levels were kept between .5 and 1 for quite a few months. Just here lately in the last few weeks I've stopped dosing phosphates completely and the level has been .1 in a...
Forum: Algae 02-11-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 70,240
Posted By mr hyde
getting rid of black brush algae

My tank's been infested with bba for the last 6 months. I've been reading the advice on the board off and on and kept my nitrates and phosphates at the recommonded ratios for 5 months straight with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2005, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By mr hyde
What would be the best way to add calcium? I mix...

What would be the best way to add calcium? I mix a small amount of tap water with RO water and use epson salts to bring up my GH but I think I'm really lacking in calcium.
Forum: Algae 12-17-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,516
Posted By mr hyde
Will Any luck with the Azoo Brush Magic?

Will
Any luck with the Azoo Brush Magic?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2004, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By mr hyde
Add more water to the mix, try adding 10 ML at a...

Add more water to the mix, try adding 10 ML at a time until it all dissolves. RO water is best for mixing since it has less dissolved minerals in it and will hold more of whatever you mix with it.
Forum: Fish 09-09-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,592
Posted By mr hyde
How do cherry shrimp do for algae control...

How do cherry shrimp do for algae control compared to other shrimp? Hearing of these shrimp breeding in your tanks makes me believe they're a better buy than other shrimp that don't, or a better...
Forum: Algae 09-07-2004, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By mr hyde
uncovered the tank today after a 3 day blackout,...

uncovered the tank today after a 3 day blackout, looks like most of the algae is now brown and dead. There is still some of the green fuzzy algae growing on some anubia leaves and back glass....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2004, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr hyde
When you first see them they're invaders that...

When you first see them they're invaders that need to be eliminated but really once you know that they are common and really do no harm they really dont seem so bad. They really are just a part of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2004, 05:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By mr hyde
Nightowl I had this same problem about a year...

Nightowl
I had this same problem about a year ago. They really do sound like limpets which is what I had. They looked like small clams split in half about the size of a sesame seed like you were...
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