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    Hi All, Up-date time. Firstly. Tom, the...

    Hi All,

    Up-date time.

    Firstly. Tom, the plant you mentioned is E. Stellata. Wonderful plant that fish really love.

    So, I tried pushing CO2 out of one tank and thru two reactors. It really...
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    Here are a couple pics of my tank. The second is...

    Here are a couple pics of my tank. The second is a side view.
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    I did what you said to do, I added another...

    I did what you said to do, I added another reactor and put the CO2 on a timer. The CO2 has been on a timer for a while and my pH has run 6.2 during the day and 6.7 over night. With the additional...
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    I will give your suggestions a try. I have...

    I will give your suggestions a try. I have another Reactor 1000 so I will set it up. I'll have the CO2 turn off at night and I will cut my MH's to 3 hours a day, I have them running 5 hours now.
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    I do have a drop checker which stays green. I...

    I do have a drop checker which stays green.
    I have two Eheim Pro 3 filters plus an Eheim Pro II 2128 so I do have very good circulation. My CO2 goes thru a reactor 1000 which is connected to the Pro...
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    Want to make a big change...need advice

    Hi all, I need some input on a change I want to make.

    I have a 300 gallon planted aquarium. Presently I have:
    4 96watt CF (2 are 6700k, 2 are 50/50 6700k & colormax)
    3 150watt MH
    pressurized...
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    Chuck Gladd's Dosing calculator

    Are the dosing amounts that are recommended a weekly amount and should be divided by 3 dosings throughout the week. For example, the targeted amount of Potassium is 20ppm. Figuring this in then...
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    Okay, with that said, what would be the effect of...

    Okay, with that said, what would be the effect of high levels of PO4 in a planted tank?
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    My test kit is the API. Results showed the max of...

    My test kit is the API. Results showed the max of 10ppm so it could be 100 for all I know. Regardless, all my fish are fine except my GBR's. The only problem I see is the Phosphates. When I don't add...
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    Sky high phosphates

    What would be the result of high phosphates, say 10ppm+ on plants and sensitive delicate fish?
  11. Thread: Need a change

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    I have 5 large pieces of driftwood and 2...

    I have 5 large pieces of driftwood and 2 extreemly large rocks plus many small. I am looking for plants that will require high light and are more managable.
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    Need a change

    Hi all, I have a 300 gallon planted tank. I'm going crazy (in a good way) with it. No algea problems and the plants are growing insanely. That's my problem, plant growth. I trim my E.Stelatta back...
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    Filtering my 300 gallon tank

    I am very unhappy with the filtering system I have for my 300 gallon tank.

    My tank is heavily planted and heavily stocked but with small fish.

    I am presently using 2 Eheim Pro 3's and one Eheim...
  14. Thread: Rainbow Fish

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    I have an assortment of Rainbows in a number of...

    I have an assortment of Rainbows in a number of my tanks. I find that here in New England the smaller types are hard to come by, such as; Featherfins, Celabese & Praecox.
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    I have Amanos and Bamboos in my 300 gallon tank...

    I have Amanos and Bamboos in my 300 gallon tank with Borellis, Cockatoos, Blue & Bolivian Rams and the don't bother the shrimp at all.

    I agree, Apistos are an great addition to a planted tank
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  16. Thread: Blue Rams

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    Hi all, I am new here. I have a 300 gallon...

    Hi all, I am new here. I have a 300 gallon heavily planted tank with a pressurized CO2 system. I accordance with my pH and KH my CO2 is running at 38ppm. I have 10 Blue Rams, 50 Bolivian Rams, 7...
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