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    Just an update, for future reference. I talk to...

    Just an update, for future reference. I talk to the guy that gave it to me and he said it was val nana.
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    That Val 'Tiger' sure does look the similar. ...

    That Val 'Tiger' sure does look the similar. Does anyone know another name for it. I can't seem to fond any more info it doing a goggle search anyways.
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    I don't think it is Echinodorus tenellus that...

    I don't think it is Echinodorus tenellus that seems to have wider blades and is thicker, I also have mocro sword in the tank and I am sure it is not that. I am also positive that it is not hair...
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    Help with plant Id

    I got this stuff from a friend a while back he said it was rare, I have a guess at what it is but am not positive. Anyways I had it in my old setup and it almost all died, as I upgraded my setup it...
  5. Thread: Vacation

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    I have done this before, too check on my tank...

    I have done this before, too check on my tank while I was on vacation for a couple weeks.

    I setup my laptop with its webcam on the tank, I also setup RDP so I could log into my computer from...
  6. Thread: HC melting

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    Well I suck at taking pictures and have been...

    Well I suck at taking pictures and have been unable to get any clear ones that might be more useful. I pulled out the nutri-clac to try and figure out where I should be with my NO3 and this is what...
  7. Thread: HC melting

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    My NO3 is at 2.5 grams eod now. I can tray and...

    My NO3 is at 2.5 grams eod now. I can tray and get a better shot of the melted plants when I get home from work later today.
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    Yesterday I did my water change a day early and...

    Yesterday I did my water change a day early and by the time lights went off in the tank I could see that I had another huge melt. probably half of my HC and UG was totally melted and I am now seeing...
  9. Thread: HC melting

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    Well I think I still have some HC melting and I...

    Well I think I still have some HC melting and I also now have BGA starting on my HC. I have bumped up my co2 to the point where I can't count my bubbles and I have so many micro bubble that it is...
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    Good point, I will bump it up a bit slower. I...

    Good point, I will bump it up a bit slower. I kind of got in panic mode when I started top see them melt.

    Thanks again.
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    Thanks again Gerry, yesterday my UG started to...

    Thanks again Gerry, yesterday my UG started to melt a bit. Only a small patch the size of a nickle that was right in the middle of healthy growth. I bumped up my co2 again and will see how it looks...
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    Thanks Gerry, I will try bumping up the co2. My...

    Thanks Gerry,
    I will try bumping up the co2. My bulbs are 54W t5HO. I have also fixed that link.
  13. Thread: HC melting

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    HC melting

    Problem: HC is melting and growing at the same time. About three weeks ago I added Tek T5HO 4 x 48" in place of two light banks 260W PC and 108w T5HO. Everything was growing fine a that point. Once...
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    The method I used to prepare my casting was the...

    The method I used to prepare my casting was the following. I used castings from Art Knapps a local plant store. The bag just says worm castings on it, and 80% biological matter. I rinsed the...
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    I have bad gas :(

    Well this might sounds bad, but I think my worm castings gave me a gas problem. I followed the instructions in the sticky above on preparing them and so far they have been great for the plants. The...
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    Just an update. Before I had the castings under my substrate I had HC in my tank for 3+ months and had minimal growth. Now two weeks after adding worm castings and planting HC, it is already...
  17. Sticky: Wow this made me feel like a kid again, thanks...

    Wow this made me feel like a kid again, thanks for the direction Tom. I lined the bottom of my 120gal and I covered it with eco at the back of the tank where all the larger plants go, and fluorite...
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    Thanks, that is what thought I just wanted to...

    Thanks, that is what thought I just wanted to make sure. Well I am going to order everything tonight.

    Thanks again for all the help.
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    Thanks again JDowns. Is a true wye like the...

    Thanks again JDowns. Is a true wye like the image below?

    Wye?
    http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:HExHCtemadLkMM:http://www.pexsupply.com/img/productImages/Tigre%2520PVC%2520Wyes.jpg

    T?...
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    Thanks JDowns: That makes scene, I wouldn't want...

    Thanks JDowns:
    That makes scene, I wouldn't want the Mag to dead lock if the Fulval shut off. I made a diagram of what I thought your first option would look like, having the Wye on the intake. Did...
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    Well I have found a place that will ship the...

    Well I have found a place that will ship the Danner Model 9.5 Supreme 950 GPH Pump w/ Fractionating Impeller to Canada so that is good. But I am still waiting on ordering as I would like to figure...
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    Thanks Gerryd, that is what I was afraid of. ...

    Thanks Gerryd, that is what I was afraid of. Well I guess I could use a mag with a fractionating impeller. I was thinking of the Mag 9.5 in a closed loop, would that be good for a 120gal? Or could...
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    JDowns: Thanks for the link to the thread on...

    JDowns: Thanks for the link to the thread on modifying impellers. I am thinking that I might try the Rio 1000 with the triple cut impeller, sounds cheep easy and effective. Would I be able to run...
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    Don't want to sound dumb but does someone make a...

    Don't want to sound dumb but does someone make a needle wheel pump? Or is it a modification that I would do to the impeller on the pump my self like I have seen with other needle wheel setups? Also...
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    bump, anyone with some experience?

    bump, anyone with some experience?
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