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Had it with my reef tank by Mermaid
Hello all, I am new here and as you can see from the title of my post I am ill with my reef tank. I have a 75 gal reef set up that I could never get the handle on and set up right. This has been going on for about 3 years. Before then I had always been in freshwater (7 years). Thinking of coming...
April 21st 05 12:59 AM
by BillT Go to last post
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new freshwater tank setup(newbie questions) by Peter Demski
I just got a set of 3 90 gallon tanks yesterday and I am anxious to set them up. I have been trying to do some research online since I want them to be planted tanks. I have to buy everything so I want to make sure and do it right. I am wondering if I should use Onyx or Flourite sand in my tank. ...
April 20th 05 05:21 PM
by Nick Wise Go to last post
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What is a ballast? by Aaron
What exactly is a ballast? Why do people want to have a special ballast? What is the reason? Thanks.
April 19th 05 09:10 AM
by Watercress Go to last post
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Ballast - How does it relate to plants? by Aaron
Thanks for the ballast info everyone. I just read about magnetic ballast, people taking out the old ballast, putting in a new ballast. Buying a cheap light, but replacing the ballast and maybe hood, etc. What for? Do certain ballast make the plants grow better? Or is it a guy thing, where you...
April 19th 05 04:52 AM
by djay Go to last post
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Trimming stem plants by Brian Anderson
Does anyone know the proper method to trim stem plants? Mine just grow tall and stringy and I cut them back and replant them and they good for a month or so and gradually start growing stringy again. I have tried cutting the tops of to get them to bush out from the sides with no real success. I...
April 18th 05 08:16 AM
by Elaine T Go to last post
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Holey Cryptocorynes by Nikki Casali
All my Cryptocorynes seem to have perfect holes in their leaves: http://www.ncasali.demon.co.uk/Plants/images/CryptocoryneHoles.jpg It seems like it's getting worse recently. I dosed with nitrate experimentally for the first time, so I don't know if that is a coincidence. The amount of fish food I...
April 18th 05 03:48 AM
by Bill Go to last post
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anyone know where i can get Duplarite K by huytonhead
Ihave been trying to search for a product called duplarite K and i can not find it anywhere in the uk i admit i have only been trying to find a stockist on google still i am not succeedin can anyone help me? -- huytonhead
April 17th 05 09:11 PM
by huytonhead Go to last post
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new plants by [email protected]
Vallisneria caulescens, an Australian val that has branching leaves from a stem and turn bright red under good light! Check out this pictu http://www.aquabotanic.com/images/valcaul.jpg Other imports in stock include Ammania gracilis, a beautiful red stem plant Blyxa aubertii, an Asian spiky...
April 16th 05 10:14 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Emersed, is that why my anubias grew so much? by Aaron
I was thinking, maybe this is why my anubias grew so much. The water evaporates and I neglect it so it drops down a couple inches and the leaves at the top are no longer under water and the plant is emersed and grows more and shoots leaves out the narrow opening at the back and also through those...
April 16th 05 04:33 AM
by Aaron Go to last post
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How to properly vased plants? by [email protected]
Hi, I am just curious about something. The plants that I buy at the store are vased and the roots are encercled with some kind of foam stuff... My question is, when to put it in the tank, do we keep that foam stuff or it should be removed and only the plant should be planted in the gravel?
April 16th 05 02:03 AM
by Cichlidiot Go to last post
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Substrate help by Smyte
Hello, I'm trying to set up a tank with aquarium plants in it. I read in some posts that a good substrate is 2-3 inches of fluorite at the bottom layer and another layer of substrate of about 1 inch at the top. What type of substrate should be placed as this 1 inch layer? Am I suppose to be...
April 15th 05 07:20 PM
by john Go to last post
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Trace Element Mix by puneet
Hi, I am new to planted aquariums, and would like to make PMDD(fertilizer) for my water gardern. I understand that we need to add some compounds to the water which include Potassium Nitrate and a Chealated Trace Element Mix. I understand what is pot Nitrate, but then what is this trace element mix....
April 15th 05 04:40 PM
by Rocco Moretti Go to last post
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Lighting???? by Kent
Hi All, Thank you in advance. Hopefully this is an easy question. What is the most important part of lighting a tank? Is it watts, color, lumes... The reason I ask is I have a flat back hex 55 gallon tank. I don't think my plants are getting enough light. I have 2 40 watt bulbs on it now. Any...
April 15th 05 10:38 AM
by Dick Go to last post
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When is too many plants? by [email protected]
Hi, I am failry new at this hobby and I am getting a bigger interest for plants... for some reason they last longer than the fish I put in. :) Anyway, I have a 33gal tank, I believe it is cycled now, the tests show the tanks is stabilized. I've been putting live plants in the tank. I have...
April 15th 05 01:30 AM
by Elaine T Go to last post
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Coralife 50/50 10000K/True Actinic 03 Blue for Freshwater by Mr. Zee
Hello folks: I'm getting back into the hobby after a 15 year vacation. Starting a 55 gallon tank with dwarf cichlids and tetras. Just ordered a bunch of plants for it. (Java, Corkscrew Val., etc) I also bought the above lamp, but now see that it's (seems) to be for sal****er. Will my plants...
April 12th 05 03:27 PM
by Mr. Zee Go to last post
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CO2 bottle refill UK by NCG
Iain Miller Wrote: "Nikki Casali" wrote in message ...- Dave S wrote: - "NCG" wrote in message ... -
April 12th 05 05:47 AM
by Angrie.Woman Go to last post
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CO2 refills by Dave S
Anyone know where I can get my CO2 bottle re-filled? TIA - Dave --- Dave Scott Hampshire, England Beware spam trap when replying
April 11th 05 07:51 PM
by Simon Smith Go to last post
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260 Watts on a Freshwater Tank by [email protected]
I have a question for all of you and use some help. I have a 260WT Current Satellite CF light. I'm running (4) 65W 6700K bulbs. In my tank, I have all kinds of plants, from low light plants(java fern, etc) to hi-light plants(gloso, etc.). The tank is 55 gallons. I also have a school of neon...
April 11th 05 06:59 PM
by Jim Anderson Go to last post
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Maximum bulb length for a 48" Current Satellite CF light fixture? by [email protected]
I have a 260 Watt (4 lamps) Current Satellite fixture. Anyone know the maximum bulb length I can put into this? I'm looking at 22" CF bulbs and was wondering if they would fit. thanks, Jack
April 11th 05 05:42 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Maximum bulb length for a 48" Current Satellite CF light fixture? by [email protected]
I have a 260 Watt (4 lamps) Current Satellite fixture. Anyone know the maximum bulb length I can put into this? I'm looking at 22" CF bulbs and was wondering if they would fit. thanks, Jack
April 11th 05 05:42 PM
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