I got about $500 worth of stuff yesterday and only spent $250, due to Petco and Petsmart having 50% off on plants and canister filters. I figured rather than typing everything out I'd make a quick video so people can see my haul and also critique my tank.
What would cause something like this? I did an immediate 30% water change and that seems to have fixed it (for now).
I have a Fluval HOB filter and a DIY CO2 system. I checked the water parameters the other day and everything was within normal range.
I'm doing some eBay hunting, trying to find all the pieces I need for a DIY CO2 system. I understand I need an on/off valve for my paintball tank and am wondering if this piece would do the job. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Last Saturday (so three days ago) I made a DIY CO2 kit for my aquarium and let it go to work. I've got a steady stream of bubbles coming out now (although it seems a bit slow) and now today I've noticed that a bunch of my plants have bubbles all over them and some plants are releasing a steady...
When determining watts-per-gallon, do you measure the actual wattage of the lights or the equivalent? For instance, I have 3 24" fluorescent tubes over my tank. They are only 17 watts each but put out the light equivalent of a 60 watt bulb (each). Which do I use?
Does it matter where in the tank where I pour in the nutrients? I noticed that when I pour them in, I can see a little 'cloud' fall down to the bottom of the tank... So would pouring directly over the root system be of any benefit?
Been a while since I've had a fish tank, but would love to have a go with a marine/reef tank. Are these difficult to setup/maintain?
I am quite of the initial cost of setting one up, but I just want to know if they are easier/harder to maintain. ;)