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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By mikep
Fluval Spec 5 Gallon Activated Carbon?

Hi all. I was wondering if others had any advice on using the activated carbon supplied with the fluval spec aquarium. I have one that's been going for about 6 months and the water is crystal clear...
Forum: Substrate 04-28-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By mikep
Hamsterman. I paid through paypal using my...

Hamsterman. I paid through paypal using my checking
account. Be sure to use the code
for free shipping.
Forum: Substrate 04-28-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By mikep
Eco Complete on sale

Hi all. I just picked up some eco complete for 15.99/bag with free shipping!

Just thought I'd share incase you guys/gals are looking
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-25-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By mikep
I had the exact problem. Buy a new KH test kit.

I had the exact problem. Buy a new KH test kit.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,806
Posted By mikep
I've heard that Amano shrimp can be used in a...

I've heard that Amano shrimp can be used in a brackish tank?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,806
Posted By mikep
Looks great! I like the random little grasses in...

Looks great! I like the random little grasses in the sand. I've been thinking
about starting a brackish tank. What kind of sand is that and how do you add
the salt.

Mike
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By mikep
Yea. Have you ever ordered one from them?

Yea. Have you ever ordered one from them?
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By mikep
Thank you. I'm really not that happy with the...

Thank you. I'm really not that happy with the seams on this tank. They look strong and I don't see any questionable spots, just sloppy. Then again, it was only $165.00
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By mikep
Yes. I wouldn't trim any from the interior. The...

Yes. I wouldn't trim any from the interior. The silicone in the photo is on the outside.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By mikep
Trimming Excess Silicone on Frameless Tank

Hi all. I have a 50 gallon tank with a sloppy silicone job. There is some squeeze out around the bottom and corners and its kinda smeared along the glass. I would like to clean it up. Figured I'd...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By mikep
Thank you. Thats good news. Do the softening...

Thank you. Thats good news. Do the softening effects of Aquasoil last? Or does your water get harder when water changes are done.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-08-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,986
Posted By mikep
A little better. I like the two front rocks, but...

A little better. I like the two front rocks, but not sure of the back one. Are you planning on any taller plants for the background? Some tall straight grasses would look nice. And i think it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By mikep
Will my tap-water work for a planted tank?

Hi all. I tested my water a couple months ago with odd results (10 year old test kit). So, i picked up some new test kits and my water is very hard. Can it be used straight from the tap? Or, do I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By mikep
Thanks pandapr. Found some useful info. I think...

Thanks pandapr. Found some useful info. I think i'll give it a try when my tank gets going. I need to build a stand first. :icon_mrgr
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By mikep
EI Dosing With A Pump Help

Hi all. I'm doing some pre-planning for a 50 Gal. planted aquarium with pressurized co2, t5ho lighting and an Eheim filter.

I will be using the EI method for fertilization. I've been reading...
Forum: Lighting 12-19-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mikep
Thank you for the suggestions. I've decided to...

Thank you for the suggestions. I've decided to just buy a descent new fixture. I've been looking at a couple. They are both dual bulb, 36" t5 ho fixtures. These dual bulb fixtures only average 5"...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By mikep
You should be able to remove the coil from the...

You should be able to remove the coil from the solenoid valve for easier assembly. And less risk of damage to the coil/cord.
Forum: Plants 12-17-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,076
Posted By mikep
Yes you can cut it level. Here is an excellent...

Yes you can cut it level. Here is an excellent article I found on the forum regarding trimming plants.


Published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist, November 2005
Translated by Tomoko Schum

Quote:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By mikep
I found this info on my city water. ...

I found this info on my city water.

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http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa94/tarpon22/Picture2.png
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By mikep
Thanks guys. I re-tested the PH and chlorine and...

Thanks guys. I re-tested the PH and chlorine and they are accurate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By mikep
Thank you. I don't know what the chemical makeup...

Thank you. I don't know what the chemical makeup is. I'm sure I can find that out though.

I did find my test kit, here are the results.

Tap Water
PH-7.6
chlorine-0
KH-16 degrees, or 286.4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By mikep
Is My Tap Water Useable?

Hi all. I don't have a test kit handy, but I was able to test the TDS of my tap water and it's 487. Is that useable for a planted tank? I also have a RO/DI filter that we use for drinking water. ...
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mikep
Thanks for the info guys. Are there any fixtures...

Thanks for the info guys. Are there any fixtures with quality reflectors you'd recommend?
Forum: Lighting 12-13-2009, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By mikep
Modify T5HO Fixture With Icacap Ballast

Hi all. I'm starting to assemble the pieces for a planted tank. I will be using a 50 gallon rimless tank, 36x18x16. Not sure about plants yet, but would like to have some type of foreground...
Forum: Fish 12-13-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,736
Posted By mikep
Nice looking discus

Nice looking discus
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