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    It might be cool.

    It might have passed off as cool in the 70s or in the 60s LSD era.
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    Here is my guess. Get any aquarium wood and then...

    Here is my guess. Get any aquarium wood and then saw it to what you like and use that. All the stuff that will grow on the wood will cover up any major or minor defects and cut marks. I would sand...
  3. Thread: Lighting

    by botanicalbill
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    Gut out the hood

    My hood measures 5 1/2" x 24"

    I gutted my hood and put in an electric ballast and installed 4 18", 15w bulbs.
    Then I put in a AC->DC12V converter to power a fan for cooling.

    If your good...
  4. I generaly try to find the closest plant place to...

    I generaly try to find the closest plant place to me so shipping will be short and less expensive.
    Have you tried Star Grass, it just took off in my tank. Beautiful plant.
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    Ground plant

    Lucky bamboo grows best in regular soil, the ground.
    They sell it in water, the plant starts well like that but root rot will usually set in after a few months to a few years, depending on the...
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    Its going to depend on how close the bulbs are to...

    Its going to depend on how close the bulbs are to the water. Are the bulbs going to be enclosed in a hood? Or are they going to just hang over open water about a foot away. If you have 8 bulbs...
  7. I think Im published

    http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com/aquainfo/algae_peroxide2.html

    Im Bill in the bottom of this article.

    Use 3% standard and do not go more than 3ml per gallon. Give it while the light will...
  8. H2o2

    I find the best way to remove this stuff is scrub it off or cut off the leaf. If that does not work or its bad, Ill give the plant a shot of H2O2. This works great! Some plants cannot handle the...
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    Fyi

    You state this
    4 tablespoons or 1/2 a clove of fresh garlic

    Four tablespoons is 1/4 cup. A clove is about a teaspoon of garlic. Im going to guess you mean a 1/2 a head or bulb of garlic. I...
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    Foil works

    I would install a fan of some sort. The heat you build up isnít much but enough to alter the temp in the tank.

    Aluminum foil will work fine. Aluminum foil will reflect almost all visible...
  11. Thread: Daphnia

    by botanicalbill
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    Studdies

    Thanks, that is helpful and appreciated.

    Here is another link I found. Pretty much the same info.

    http://www.caudata.org/daphnia/

    I have also found people doing studies, I didnt save the...
  12. Thread: Daphnia

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    Daphnia

    Does anyone raise daphnia? I just found out they like pH between 7.2-9. I added a handfull of poweder calcium carbonate to the water, incresed the pH, and they are more active and breading out of...
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    What I found

    When I was looking I found the Ca suppliments; they all have vit D with them and the small bottle is more expensive than the 50# bag I now have.
    Limestone gravel has a low surface area compared to...
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    Lawn lime

    I have been looking for a cheap way to add small amounts of calcium to my aquarium. After looking in pet stores, pharamacys and every where else, I found a 50# bag of lawn lime that cost under $3. ...
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    one more...

    One more thing. The generic or low quality ballasts in the pre made fixtures might not have any sort of listing on it. You might want to buy the cleats and the ballast and then build your own...
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    It will work IF

    Ballasts, the new electric ones should work. Like stated above, make sure its the right size cleat, T12 or T8. Youíll most likely want a T8. Then look at the ballast. It should be rated for about...
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    Needle Valve

    I am setting up my tank for CO2 injection. I just bought a regulator. Now I need to get a tank and needle valve. Where is a good place to buy this stuff?
    Thanks.
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    Again, thanks. I have ordered monia, magna and...

    Again, thanks. I have ordered monia, magna and pulex, differnet sizes of water fleas. I have 5 fish that can eat them. They pretty much eliminated the big ones, magna. The little buggers stay on...
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    I have water fleas, otos, corys and shrimp to...

    I have water fleas, otos, corys and shrimp to clean the tank. I just hate the look of snails and I know my plants will not like them. To my knowlege, copper is only toxic to plants in high doses...
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    Why not this

    Why do not the sellers then load there tanks with copper to sell a better product? Im starting to think they like us to get snails, either way we buy a product, had a snail or similar, or we buy...
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    Snail Free?!

    I just bought some plants from LiveAquaria.com. The plants came very fast and were packaged so none of the plants were damaged. I normaly take the plants, put them in a bowl, fill it up with water...
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    tubing connectors

    Just a tip, go to the micro irrigation section of the hardware store and check out the 1/4 inch tubing connectors. These work great with the air tubing.
    I have the straight connector epoxyed in a...
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    Lighting

    I took a 2x15w (18") plastic hood and gutted it. I removed every thing; I put in a new instant ballast and squezed in 4 bulbs. Now Im pumping 3 watts per gallon (Ill let you do the math to figure...
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    Poll: Thanks alot for answering guys. Im feeling more...

    Thanks alot for answering guys. Im feeling more at home.
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    http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com/aquainfo/alga...

    http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com/aquainfo/algae_peroxide2.html
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