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Forum: Discus 08-11-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
You don't have to sell me on Eheim. My other two...

You don't have to sell me on Eheim. My other two tanks have a 2213 and 2217 on them. I bought them both new. I am just trying to get away with not having to replace the filter until a few years go...
Forum: Discus 08-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
Hmm. Good thing I asked. I was looking at getting...

Hmm. Good thing I asked. I was looking at getting a Hydor for my 75. I am running a Marineland C-360 (came with the tank, I wouldn't have bought that and it is on the chopping block for the future)....
Forum: Discus 08-10-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
That's pretty cool. An inline heater for my 75 is...

That's pretty cool. An inline heater for my 75 is in the plans. (I have a few other more pressing things to deal with right now with my business and have a functioning submersable that came with the...
Forum: Discus 07-20-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Roberacer1
I guess I can pretty much write off the...

I guess I can pretty much write off the Madagascar Lace now eh?
Forum: Discus 07-20-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Roberacer1
Unhappy Snails

Yup, I thought I was tempting fate when I put all of the plants I did in the newly set up 75 gallon. This morning I woke up to find a glorious snail (apple maybe, kinda small) crawling up the side of...
Forum: Discus 07-19-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Roberacer1
If anything added drive units are going to create...

If anything added drive units are going to create more current. I actually run my 2217 flow constricted. It's surface area that does the filtering and there is no way the Hagen sponge houses anywhere...
Forum: Discus 07-19-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Roberacer1
If you are buying the filter new why don't you...

If you are buying the filter new why don't you just go up to a 2217. The 2215 would be pretty minimal for that tank. Forget the Aqua Clear all together. It isn't really going to do much anyways. It...
Forum: Discus 07-19-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
Hardness too. If the water is too hard the PH...

Hardness too. If the water is too hard the PH won't change anyway. 4 or 5 degrees seems to be a pretty good trade off with everything. Just an FYI the two chunks of DW in my 75 gal seem to be doing a...
Forum: Discus 07-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
Ya, 8.0 is pretty high. We're at 7.5 or sow...

Ya, 8.0 is pretty high. We're at 7.5 or sow downtown TO. It's at an 8 or so degrees KH + GH too. From what I read hardness GH + KH is more of a concern than PH although depending on which "expert"...
Forum: Discus 07-15-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
The little buggers decided to come out of hiding...

The little buggers decided to come out of hiding right after I posted the other pics. Since I had the camera out. Here are the spoiled brats too:rolleyes:. The first pic is all out of focus. Kind of...
Forum: Discus 07-15-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,491
Posted By Roberacer1
Smile Nice. That much DW should work toward keeping the...

Nice. That much DW should work toward keeping the PH/GH down. Are you planing to do it all natural or augment chemically? I couldn't have mine without plants. I like them too besides the discus seem...
Forum: Discus 07-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Roberacer1
ya I've been fighting the good fight here in To....

ya I've been fighting the good fight here in To. Trying to keep the water stable with the lowered PH/GH but I am starting to get frustrated. Going to need to get in to RO myself I think.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By Roberacer1
Ah. and so in lies the inability to understand. I...

Ah. and so in lies the inability to understand. I presume that as a treatment even in a large tank we would be dealing with amounts measured in teaspoons so any real amount would be a waist anyway.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,415
Posted By Roberacer1
Please excuse my ignorance. Not trying to be...

Please excuse my ignorance. Not trying to be rude, just understand. Seachem sells Flourish "Potassium" for the very purpose of supplementing plants in freshwater aquaria. Is that not what you would...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Roberacer1
Ya, go as big as you can. You'll just end up...

Ya, go as big as you can. You'll just end up adding more stuff to fill it up. We all do. Bigger is also more satisfying overall.
As I am certain you know there are some important differences in the...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Roberacer1
ya that doesn't seem like a heavy bio load to me...

ya that doesn't seem like a heavy bio load to me either. My spidy sense tells me the Ammonia thing is a very important clue though. Did you do a massive water change + completley clean your filter...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By Roberacer1
So in short what you are saying is phosphates...

So in short what you are saying is phosphates either low or high can result in the same problem? Is it likely to be an issue with phosphate at all then? No-one seems to actually know with BBA....
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Roberacer1
Hang on. Number/chemical confusion in my comment....

Hang on. Number/chemical confusion in my comment. Nitrate (NO3) danger zone is 40ppm according to DR Well Fish (aquarium pharaceuticals):) Nitrite (NO2) danger zone is anything above 0. Still how did...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Roberacer1
That seems weird to me. A nitrate level of 10 ppm...

That seems weird to me. A nitrate level of 10 ppm is elevated but from what I read 40 is the accepted danger zone (for most fish). My hardness has been fluctuating a fair bit lately as I have been...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-30-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By Roberacer1
I certainly won't claim to be an expert so please...

I certainly won't claim to be an expert so please excuse me if my phosphate understandings are wrong. Here's what I have seen. When I set up my discus tank I used a product called "discus buffer" by...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Roberacer1
I've had it well over a year now. The current USA...

I've had it well over a year now. The current USA stuff looks good too. Price is almost the same. The stock bulbs seem to be just right. Fish colors are great and the plants grow like crazy. I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Roberacer1
Ho t5

I was about to buy a coral life when everyone I talked to screamed "stop" at me. I was directed to Aquaticlife. I ended up buying one and I am planning to buy 2 more for my other tanks.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-21-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By Roberacer1
bubbles

I've heard it said that the bubbling system mostly causes the water to gain more oxygen by causing it to move to the surface. A somewhat reputable person they indicated that the surface area of the...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-21-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,244
Posted By Roberacer1
green spot algae

you mentioned green spot algae but didn't indicate where. On the plants or the glass, rocks ETC. It is my understanding that that kind of algae (on non living surfaces) is a good thing in small...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-21-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Roberacer1
canisters

I've had experience with all of the majors. All in all I have found the Eheims to be best. The balast on one of my tanks makes more noise than the filter after it has worked the air out of it. That...
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