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  1. Hi Tom, I think (visually), the plant biomass...

    Hi Tom,

    I think (visually), the plant biomass is pretty much the same since the old system broke down. I trim my tank two times per month, and typically remove more or less constant amount of...
  2. Thanks Matt. I was not aware that Eheim...

    Thanks Matt. I was not aware that Eheim manufactured a skimmer with such an affordable price! I was probably paid too much attention to fish behaviour as they used to be a bit more active, especially...
  3. Budget way to increase level of dissolved O2

    Hello all,

    I was wondering if somebody can point can point me out into right direction with my issue. I have a 20g high-ish tech tank with rather high volume of biomass and I think low level of...
  4. I think its been about two month since I started...

    I think its been about two month since I started this tank and I think an update is in order! Everything is growing well, big thanks to Tom for new plants! I guess at some point I will start reading...
  5. Hm, I was able to watch it few days ago, but...

    Hm, I was able to watch it few days ago, but apparently not anymore.
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    Thanks Biollante! Will go with 6700K/10,000K...

    Thanks Biollante!

    Will go with 6700K/10,000K combination, hopefully they will last a bit longer.

    Alex

    P.S. Nice clip!
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    Hi Biollante, Thank you for your comment on ...

    Hi Biollante,

    Thank you for your comment on this thread ;) It is true, it now looks more white-ish, kind of unusual ;) I read few posts on planted tank that apparently 10,000K can be successfully...
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    10,000K temporary swap

    Hello all,

    One of my two 6700K Coralife T5HO bulbs died today, just after a bit more then 1 month of operation... Being on the island makes it difficult to get bulbs replacement same day (I was...
  9. Thread: ADA Bio-Rio

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    Thanks Tom! Looks like I am going to try Bio-Rio,...

    Thanks Tom! Looks like I am going to try Bio-Rio, out of several commercial products that I read some sort of review on, it comes as the cheapest one locally.
  10. Thread: ADA Bio-Rio

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    ADA Bio-Rio

    I will be removing activated carbon from the top chambers of my two Fluval 204 and was thinking to fill it with some bio-filtration media. I've read few positive threads about ADA's Bio-Rio (did not...
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    Try JL Aquatics (http://www.jlaquatics.com),...

    Try JL Aquatics, Island Pets Unlimited/, Canadian Aquatics etc, there are quite few LFS in Vancouver and surrounding areas.
  12. Spinach, Yam, Zucchini, the options are infinite...

    Spinach, Yam, Zucchini, the options are infinite ;)
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    Nice school of cardinals Tom! I really enjoyed...

    Nice school of cardinals Tom! I really enjoyed that article, something to think about when our tunnel/PIV equipment is free.
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    Hello Tom, Petex, I enjoyed reading that...

    Hello Tom, Petex,

    I enjoyed reading that article with a plastic bottle method ;) I tried to get "bite marks" from my critters and introduced blanched spinach leaf into the tank. Otocinclus...
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    Hi Petex, Hm, I do have one dwarf pleco there...

    Hi Petex,

    Hm, I do have one dwarf pleco there bunch of Amanos, along with some MTS two yellow rabbit snails, and two zebra snails. I did not notice any of them on those spots, at least during the...
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    While I do not have much experience with keeping...

    While I do not have much experience with keeping shrimps at 30-35ppm of CO2, yet, I also did found out that they can be quite sensitive to rapid CO2 increase. I am on my 6th day of introducing CO2...
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    Rapid degradation of Aponogeton leaves

    Hello all,

    After a two weeks battle with Audouinella I finally do not see any traces of it in the tank. However, something started to affect older leaves of my Aponogeton. Older leaves got...
  18. No more Algae - Case Closed! After a two weeks...

    No more Algae - Case Closed!

    After a two weeks battle with Audouinella I finally do not see any traces of it in the tank. I tried to verify that the system is stable by adding few plants, that I...
  19. Ok, here are few images 3058305930603061 ...

    Ok, here are few images

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    For now, I did not notice any new growth of algae, everything looks clean. CO2 still seems to be problematic so i decided to add half of the Excel dose...
  20. First big water change after blackout. I took...

    First big water change after blackout. I took measurements before it and seems like I was a bit on the safe side, at least today. Ammonia was somewhere between 0-0.25ppm, Nitrate/Nitrite both 0. At...
  21. Hi Biollante, Out of curiosity, what is the...

    Hi Biollante,

    Out of curiosity, what is the role of Excel in the blackout, I can't seem to figure it out.

    If I understand correctly, I am still dealing with excess nutrients supplied by...
  22. Allright, I think it is a time for an update....

    Allright, I think it is a time for an update. After 3 days of blackout and excel dosing most of algae transformed from "continuous curtain-like" shape to "separate thread-like" shape. Unfortunatelly,...
  23. Thanks Jeremy1, this time I was able to get it...

    Thanks Jeremy1, this time I was able to get it from the mainland. Are you from BC by chance?
  24. Hi JJ, I am using AquaRay Mini LED400 at...

    Hi JJ,

    I am using AquaRay Mini LED400 at 10Hrs/day, from what i was told it generates approximately 30 µEinsteins/sec/m2,through air at ~16in distance. My tank is ~ 12in tall, with 1.5in of...
  25. Thank you Tom! Would "Myriophyllum tuberculatum"...

    Thank you Tom! Would "Myriophyllum tuberculatum" be the same as "M matogrossense"? I'll try to get it along with Didiplis Diandra, will see which one I like more.
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