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Forum: Algae 01-31-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By OldGrumpy
I don't necessarily rely solely on the drop...

I don't necessarily rely solely on the drop checker - its a solid light green and any time I've tried to go higher my fish have headed for the top of the tank. I'm pretty comfortable with where the...
Forum: Algae 01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By OldGrumpy
thanks for the input Tom. I do have shrimp in...

thanks for the input Tom. I do have shrimp in there (thought the colony is just getting started as the tank is only about 3-4 months old) - and I dutifully change 50-60% water weekly. Do I need to...
Forum: Algae 01-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By OldGrumpy
My tank is actually fairly heavily planted. The...

My tank is actually fairly heavily planted. The pic above is not mine. But whoever's tank that is is full of what I am dealing with a a smaller scale. I just can't find any info pinpointing the...
Forum: Algae 01-31-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By OldGrumpy
Melosira

After searching various forums/threads/pictures around the internet, I am 99% certain the stuffI am battling is melosira. What I haven't been able to find is the solution to winning the battle.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By OldGrumpy
I've never used - but I recall from research I...

I've never used - but I recall from research I did in the past to stay away from aquatop. read this advice several places.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,189
Posted By OldGrumpy
very cool. whats the upkeep like in terms of...

very cool. whats the upkeep like in terms of trimming
Forum: Aquascaping 01-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By OldGrumpy
A broad leafed plant would do a lot here. maybe...

A broad leafed plant would do a lot here. maybe on the right 1/3 line

+1 on the red plants & driftwood
Forum: Aquascaping 01-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By OldGrumpy
I'd look at this thread...

I'd look at this thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=518697) from the last few days. Seems like you're looking for roughly the same scape.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By OldGrumpy
CO2 Reactors

Anyone use non-DIY co2 reactors? I'm familiar with the rex grigg design for DIY, but I know there are some commercial products out there. I currently use a GLA in-line atomic diffuser, which works...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By OldGrumpy
better to change it a thousand times dry than...

better to change it a thousand times dry than once when wet
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,125
Posted By OldGrumpy
The atomic in line diffuser works great, though...

The atomic in line diffuser works great, though does cause a bit of a mist cloud in the tank while running.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By OldGrumpy
I think its getting better as you go. Looks like...

I think its getting better as you go. Looks like you've incorporated the empty vertical space critique well. My two cents - look at the scape and try to visualize how that would have come to be in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,755
Posted By OldGrumpy
+1 on the python - it was a game changer. can't...

+1 on the python - it was a game changer. can't imagine still using buckets and a siphon. also +1 on adding conditioner while filling. been doing that for quite some time with no apparent issues.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By OldGrumpy
GLA sells co2 tubing as well - I use their in...

GLA sells co2 tubing as well - I use their in line diffuser and other than the bubbles in the tank (probably no way to avoid unless you run to the intake which I don't want to do) I'm pretty happy...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By OldGrumpy
for what its worth. I got the fine mesh media...

for what its worth. I got the fine mesh media bags that are sold at drs foster smith. they are cheap and work well in my 2217.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By OldGrumpy
I have a 200w for a 1/2 hose that is red as well.

I have a 200w for a 1/2 hose that is red as well.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By OldGrumpy
I will note that while it was functioning, the...

I will note that while it was functioning, the temp was spot on.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By OldGrumpy
yes. I will be contacting them. But I am going...

yes. I will be contacting them. But I am going to switch to a submersible until I get some resolution on that, as well as having a backup if I do in fact replace it.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,302
Posted By OldGrumpy
I saw a few comments when I bought my inline...

I saw a few comments when I bought my inline hydor that they are prone to just giving out all of a sudden. I typically take that sort of thing with a grain of salt, as I find that people are more...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By OldGrumpy
I'm not sure why I thought the internet would...

I'm not sure why I thought the internet would help with anything ever.

I don't really care if you think the tank should be 10 gallons. or 50 gallons. or if a 4 year old should buy a hamster...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By OldGrumpy
I've found that the fluval sponge prefilters work...

I've found that the fluval sponge prefilters work great stuffed into the eheim intake guard.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By OldGrumpy
definitely darker. I would even recommend black.

definitely darker. I would even recommend black.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By OldGrumpy
I'm aware that a larger tank has advantages, but...

I'm aware that a larger tank has advantages, but my sister wants a small tank. I'm pretty sure it will be one fish, likely a betta, and the stocking will not grow from there.
So, now that we've...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By OldGrumpy
Small Tank for children

My nephew is getting a fish tank for his 4th birthday (he'll likely get a lot of help maintaining it). I volunteered to pick out the equipment (awesome job).

It sounds like he'll probably be...
Forum: Plants 11-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By OldGrumpy
I want to try and treat some BBA with excel. any...

I want to try and treat some BBA with excel. any ideas if Mayaca Fluviatilis will be affected? I could spot treat, but it would likely be easier just to dose the tank.

Additional question, if...
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