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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By KingPlakat
Easiest way to catch a BN without tearing up your...

Easiest way to catch a BN without tearing up your plants is setting a trap. Just like you would catch a mouse. Find a bottle with a big enough opening to allow the BN in, stick food in the bottle...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By KingPlakat
Just go to home depot and buy a 4 ft. shop light...

Just go to home depot and buy a 4 ft. shop light for $20. You can get a piece of glass for the top just just hang the shop light a few inches above the tank. Then buy a 2 pack of 6500k daylight bulbs...
Forum: DIY 04-12-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By KingPlakat
1 Gallon Glass Jars (diy)

So I've been collecting 1 gallon glass jars for the past year to have for raising fry in and anything else I might need a 1 gallon container for. I have somewhere around 15 of them and growing. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,699
Posted By KingPlakat
BUMP...bringing this thread back because I too...

BUMP...bringing this thread back because I too caught the emersed bug. Great setup Gatekeeper! I've learned so much just reading through this thread. I plan on growing mostly anubias once I set up a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By KingPlakat
I used to have some critters like that on an open...

I used to have some critters like that on an open top 20 gallon. I thought they were water fleas, but wasn't sure. No harm came to any of my fish or shrimp and they didn't seen to grow in population....
Forum: Algae 03-13-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By KingPlakat
When I was battling BBA, I found the only way to...

When I was battling BBA, I found the only way to control it was to manually pick off all the large clumps of it from your plants, filter, etc. Then once there is only small bits of it start double...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,106
Posted By KingPlakat
I'm usually not a fan of red plants, but that one...

I'm usually not a fan of red plants, but that one you have fits very well in that tank. Excellent tank!
Forum: Lighting 02-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By KingPlakat
I use the t12 shoplights with great success. Swap...

I use the t12 shoplights with great success. Swap out the bulbs for 6500k daylight bulbs though. You can get a 2 pack at home depot or lowes for like $6.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By KingPlakat
And while your at it....check out the PA section...

And while your at it....check out the PA section of planted tank. We're getting a swap meet together.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By KingPlakat
Although, you ultimately want your sump to be as...

Although, you ultimately want your sump to be as big as possible, a 20 long tank should be enough room for your filter media. The only problem I see is when you turn your return pump off, all the...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By KingPlakat
BUMP! Someone out there has to have a solution.

BUMP! Someone out there has to have a solution.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By KingPlakat
Fluval 205 Canister problem

I bought this filter used and it came with a broken impeller and shaft assembly. After about a year sitting in my basement, I finally got both pieces from amazon to replace and use the filter.
...
Forum: Plants 02-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By KingPlakat
Excellent for controlling algae. +1

Excellent for controlling algae. +1
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,158
Posted By KingPlakat
I usually see it in my tanks that aren't getting...

I usually see it in my tanks that aren't getting enough surface agitation. Adding a bubble stone or a powerhead to create more current will solve this problem in no time.
Forum: DIY 01-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
Whatever it is, it was sexy haha. I have some...

Whatever it is, it was sexy haha. I have some italian vals that I want to take over.
Forum: DIY 01-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
So the less shiney part of the aluminum foil...

So the less shiney part of the aluminum foil actually reflected more...that's interesting haha.
Forum: DIY 01-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
Thanks for the input! Not sure what you mean by...

Thanks for the input! Not sure what you mean by dark side and light side though, my alu foil is same color on both
Forum: DIY 01-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
What are the green grassy looking plants in the...

What are the green grassy looking plants in the front center? Italian vals?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By KingPlakat
The product recommends about 2ml of ferts per day...

The product recommends about 2ml of ferts per day for my setup. Most of the plants in the tank aren't going to need heavy ferts as it is though, so I'm guessing if I have someone dose about 5ml per...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-19-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By KingPlakat
Fert Dosing while I'm away (need help)

Specs on the tank are:

30 long
Moderately planted
Plant types: Anubias, cyperus helferi, italian val, chain sword, hygrophila, some sag, dwarf lettuce and water spite as floaters.
Lighting is...
Forum: DIY 01-18-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
Is this the stuff your talking about? ...

Is this the stuff your talking about?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100318556/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
Forum: DIY 01-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,426
Posted By KingPlakat
Nice looking fixture! 48 inch long?

Nice looking fixture! 48 inch long?
Forum: DIY 01-17-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By KingPlakat
You're opinion is really starting to change my...

You're opinion is really starting to change my mind on the whole central system design, but in a good way I suppose. I've been doing sponge filters in each tank with a central air pump, but one of...
Forum: DIY 01-17-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By KingPlakat
That's exactly what I planned to do. The output...

That's exactly what I planned to do. The output from the top overflows would go into the next row of tanks. I guess my sketch is pretty...sloppy and doesnt show it that well.
Forum: DIY 01-17-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By KingPlakat
I'm planning to set up a DIY co2 mix and had...

I'm planning to set up a DIY co2 mix and had planned to have the bubbles go into a powerhead to diffuse them. I'm going to put it on a timer though so the powerhead shuts off during lights off...that...
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