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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-10-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Satsumas
I believe it is a T12 system yes. I'm not...

I believe it is a T12 system yes.

I'm not sure on which T8 system yet, its all very much thoughts at the moment, but i want to try and gather up as much info as possible about them.
I will have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-10-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Satsumas
T8 Light Installation

Im thinking about getting a T8 light system (dual lights) for my 20gallon, but im baffled on how you install one.
Im open to all suggestions, but i saw a T8 system the other day and it looked good....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Satsumas
Ahh, thanks for clearing that up Peyton. ...

Ahh, thanks for clearing that up Peyton.

I've always liked Swords, I did try growing one when i first set up my tank and surprisingly it did ok. It was already healthy and had a lot of leaves, the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-10-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,508
Posted By Satsumas
I wouldnt consider it fair to keep a BN pleco in...

I wouldnt consider it fair to keep a BN pleco in a 10gallon.
I had one in my 20gallon and knew that she could do with a 30 to really thrive.

I had a female BN and i think they are slightly...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-10-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Satsumas
Marselia is Glossostigma isn't it? I looked...

Marselia is Glossostigma isn't it?

I looked at that for my high light tank, but decided on Hemianthus C instead.
I thought Glosso looked a bit leggy and not really true ground cover.
By true...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-09-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Satsumas
Yeah, i like the sound of that. Hopefully...

Yeah, i like the sound of that.
Hopefully aswell with the lower levels of everything it will be easily manageable, and lower the chances of any problems.
Also if i do come across troubles or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Satsumas
I think i'd like 1.5 - 2 WPG or nothing that...

I think i'd like 1.5 - 2 WPG or nothing that requires me to need a strict routine on fertilizing.
I'm not lazy, i just dont trust my own self organisation!

I did have 3.5 WPG on my old tank! That...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-09-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Satsumas
Lighting, T8?

Hi all,

I havent been on AA for a Very! long time! It's changed since! :confused:
I'm sure i'll get used to the new layout though.

Basically, i've changed my 20gal around, took out some...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Satsumas
I've ordered some ADA Amazonia aqua soil, so not...

I've ordered some ADA Amazonia aqua soil, so not white sand after all. lol

Im still uncertain on what i actually want to do though, i think i'd prefer to get new fish in my new tank but my loaches...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-05-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,370
Posted By Satsumas
Yes thats what im worried about rkilling. It...

Yes thats what im worried about rkilling.
It would be such a waste of time and effort if it just came back again so i need to make sure that it doesn't.

When i got my tank i was in a rush to set...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-04-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By Satsumas
Some of mine seem to have gone through a 'phase'...

Some of mine seem to have gone through a 'phase' where they seem to be not doing so well and some leaves appear to have 'melted'

I think crypts are strange personally because they can tolerate...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-04-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,370
Posted By Satsumas
This algae is starting to gain a hold on my...

This algae is starting to gain a hold on my plants now, its on some of the leaves and on certain plants its worse.

I need to take them all out, get as much algae out as possible manually then...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-31-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Satsumas
I did think keeping it clean would be a problem,...

I did think keeping it clean would be a problem, i just want a change really i've had black sand for a while now and it might help me get as interested in my old tank as my new one.

Also with the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Satsumas
The one thing thats holding me back on moving the...

The one thing thats holding me back on moving the loaches is the whole 'aquascape look' to a tank. The 3 foot tank would look better with a low stock and small fish so some panda cories would look...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,370
Posted By Satsumas
I done a 50% water change today but i could spend...

I done a 50% water change today but i could spend a while trying to remove as much of the BGA as possible later in the week with a bigger water change.
I am a little concerned about the inhabitants...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By Satsumas
Ensuring a Healthy Low Light Aquarium

I have a 20 gallon tank which still has its standard 20W flourescent bulb and i have various crypts in there with java fern and an anubias.
However i am going to perform a substrate change and get...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,370
Posted By Satsumas
Yes it is definately BGA. I dont like the sound...

Yes it is definately BGA.
I dont like the sound of the treatments for it though, i tend to stay clear from chemicals and a complete blackout would seem a waste of time if i then couldnt remove all...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-29-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,370
Posted By Satsumas
How can i kill off substrate algae?

I have finally (i think) got my tank well under way, the pressurized CO2 is working fine and the plants (nutrient sponges) seem to be doing well there all pearling nicely.

One problem though is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-29-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By Satsumas
Tank Re-design for loaches

Hello everyone,

I am thinking of performing a substrate change from black sand to white sand in my 20 gallon, but also i think that my 3 yoyo loaches need a bigger tank.
I've read several...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-26-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Satsumas
Oh right, yeah i was pretty confident thats how...

Oh right, yeah i was pretty confident thats how it worked, but wanted some confirmation.

I like the sound of the pH controller, i think i'll look into them some more.

Thanks.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-22-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By Satsumas
Stupid question?

Hi all,

This is probably going to be a stupid question but here it goes...

How do i use a solenoid valve?
Do i literally just plug it into a plug timer, set the time for it to switch off and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-28-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Satsumas
I'm not confident with the DIY method, the other...

I'm not confident with the DIY method, the other day i saw some pumps and was looking to buy one but decided against it as i didnt know enough about the system and what size to get etc...

After...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-27-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By Satsumas
DIY Powered Diffusion (The Mist Method)

Hi all,

I have had this tank for about 6 months i think, its had livestock in it for about 3 or 4.
The setting up has been extremely slow, the tank has algae in it and the plants (bacopa c) are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-03-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Satsumas
Would one of these two do the trick? ...

Would one of these two do the trick?

https://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=448
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By Satsumas
Yeah i think i must be using the bell method. ...

Yeah i think i must be using the bell method.

I dont think i'll be able to feed the CO2 into the filter.

I'll look into the powerhead/waterpump and see what i can do.

Thanks for the help!
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