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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-15-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 9,448
Posted By Sk8u
Does it have to be a car? Of the five in the...

Does it have to be a car? Of the five in the driveway (actually three in driveway and 2 in garage) this is my favorite.

http://www.plantedtank.net/imagehosting/images/upload/2109.jpg:proud:
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
Results after one week.

Ok, it's been one week since I tried dipping plants in Excel solution and H2O2 solution.

Here's how they are after one week.

The algae on the stem dipped in Excel solution has just now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 665
Posted By Sk8u
I have the same timer. Just follow the...

I have the same timer. Just follow the instructions for "Timer settings" in the manual. The first time I tried to set mine it got a little confusing. Just remember your setting time on and off for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
Here is what I ended up trying. I used 5ml of...

Here is what I ended up trying. I used 5ml of H2O2 in about 3 liters of water in one tray. In the other I used 5ml of Excel in about 3 liters of water.

I then uprooted my Pogostemon stellata...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
I have heard of using H2O2 but hadn't really...

I have heard of using H2O2 but hadn't really thought about it. Another good idea. Maybe I'll try both methods so we can compare the results. I have 2 nice 1 gallon clear plastic containers I could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
The more I think about this idea the more it...

The more I think about this idea the more it intrigues me. I am going to try it this weekend. I do plan on taking plants out and do a quick dip and then return them to the tank. I'll start with some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
Ok, the game plan is this.:thumbsup: I've got...

Ok, the game plan is this.:thumbsup: I've got some more plants coming to increase the plant load. Then remove the ones I don't want over time after this tank grows in better. I'll trim out anything I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
According to the drop checker I'm getting about...

According to the drop checker I'm getting about 25-30 ppm CO2. I also just tonight changed the pump that came with this. I had a RIO 1100 here that I bought for a spare which just barely fit. I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Sk8u
BBA - To much light? Would like opinions.

I have what most would consider a lightly planted 24g Cube. Still trying to get it to grow in.

http://www.plantedtank.net/imagehosting/images/upload/1802.jpg

I am having a minor problem with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Sk8u
I can't help with what it is. I did have what...

I can't help with what it is. I did have what sounds exactly the same in one of my tanks right after I set it up. Had never seen it before and never found out what it was but after a water change and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Sk8u
Yea, I already have two pressurized systems on my...

Yea, I already have two pressurized systems on my other tanks. I guess it's time to start thinking about plumbing with a manifold to supply several tanks.

I'm already wondering where I'll put the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Sk8u
Since I had planned on building my own I picked...

Since I had planned on building my own I picked up a couple of 6500k bulbs at wallmart the other day.

I think these should work. If not the same company that makes this light has bulbs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2008, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Sk8u
Any experience with this

Light for a 10g. I was wandering around my LFS and saw this light.

http://www.plantedtank.net/imagehosting/images/upload/1613.jpg


I'm setting up a 10g on the cheap to grow out some ground...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-08-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,286
Posted By Sk8u
I ordered my replacement bulbs from thatfishplace...

I ordered my replacement bulbs from thatfishplace (http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/cat/expand/245/category.web). Almost local for me but with the price of gas shipping is almost cheaper and no drive...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Sk8u
New camera better shrimp pictures

Just thought I'd share a picture of one of my shrimp. Wife decided we needed a new camera and I thought that was a great idea.:)

I'm less than an amateur learning how to use it by practicing on...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,286
Posted By Sk8u
Any updates? Did you ever get your bulbs. I just...

Any updates? Did you ever get your bulbs. I just PM'd how I set up CO2 on my Nano.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,286
Posted By Sk8u
I'm interested to see how this turns out. I just...

I'm interested to see how this turns out. I just started building the exact same tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By Sk8u
Scaping suggestions wanted for new setup.

My goal is to setup a tank for mostly shrimp. I will have a couple of small fish later like guppies or endlers.

Tank is a JBJ 24g NanoCube. Eco substrate, 2 36W CF half actinic (I have 2 regular...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Sk8u
If you have a Nitrate test kit, bottle #1 is...

If you have a Nitrate test kit, bottle #1 is hydrochloric acid. You can put a drop or two on the rock you're testing and see if it fizzes. If it fizzes don't put it in your aquarium.

Be careful...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Sk8u
I don't know much about the rest but the Marsilea...

I don't know much about the rest but the Marsilea Quadriforlia was definetly grown emersed. Mine was the same. Just like cah925 said, I trimmed mine short and planted it very shallow in the substrate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Sk8u
Kayol, Can you be more specific? 2...

Kayol,

Can you be more specific?

2 Lights on at 11AM off at ?
Actinic on at 10:30 AM?PM off at ?
Air stone and lunar on/off times

You can have 1 hour off in day cycle.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-10-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,246
Posted By Sk8u
I looked at a couple of BioCube setups recently...

I looked at a couple of BioCube setups recently before buying a Nano-Cube 24. The ones I saw where completely silent.

For what it's worth my 24g NanoCube is absolutely silent. I'm sitting two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Sk8u
It's hard to tell without a closer picture but it...

It's hard to tell without a closer picture but it looks like each timer would have tabs that slide out to set the on/off times. Inside the groove around the timer there should be a small switch that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Sk8u
Which one do you have? ...

Which one do you have?

http://markavi.com/images/13161.jpg

I have the digital and can maybe help.

Don't know anything about the other two. I'm guessing since you said dual you have the...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-04-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,448
Posted By Sk8u
Could you get one of those full length mirrors...

Could you get one of those full length mirrors like would hang on the back of a door. Set it up on it's side on a stand or easel in front of the tank.:icon_ques

Have never tried it but sounds like...
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