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  1. I redid my light settings. Does this look more like what you were telling me about?
  2. The time is on the bottom and brightness is on the sides. Thank you. I think I'm gonna try a blackout period then I'll set up the siesta period. I had a lower light period but evidently not low enough.
  3. This is the setup I've been running for over a year.
  4. I'm not sure if this is hair algae or not. Looks like human hair and its a pain to try and pull out. I've been pulling it out for weeks but it's getting alot worse. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
  5. My banana plants are doing great. I need to know how to properly trim it. I've seen videos that say cut the lilly runners close to the base. I love the big leaves but the lilly pads are getting blown around on the surface by my canister filter discharge. Any tips or thoughts?
  6. It has always stayed on the bottom, and we roll it every other day to make sure nothing has started coming out of the bottom. Did the same with the other 2 before we could actually tell what side the leaves were coming out of.
  7. I'm in the same boat. Been in short term disability since the first of the year. I started with the 2 bottle citric acid and baking soda. Saw my plants perk up quick but had 2 incidents of all my citric acid ending up in the soda bottle overnight. I just picked up a 5lb Co2 bottle yesterday. I didn't get the timer setup. I just cut the bottle on when I get up before my lights come on an turn it off before I go to bed. I really don't see that its gonna be that big of a hassle to me. Not much different than turning the lights on an off if I didn't have them set on a timer.
  8. I picked up 3 red dwarf lilly bulbs from Aquarium Co-Op. Two have finally started showing signs of life. Noting at all out of the third. Any idea how long it should take before I give up on the 3rd or just leave it be an keep waiting?
  9. I fully understand. I have a tendency to go overboard and I end up with tons of leftover parts from previous hobbies. I'm trying to go the cheapest way possible to start since I've never delt with Co2 before. Figured I try to ease in at first. I did decide the citric acid was my safest bet (my Amazon delivery is scheduled for tomorrow). I like the option of stoping the process and if anything goes wrong I'm thinking citric an baking soda would smell alot better than fermented yeast in the living room floor. Thank you for your insight on my questions. Sounds like hearing your advise that I've done pretty well with my research and the setup I chose to go with. Much appreciated.
  10. Thank you Jungle Fan. That was exactly what I wanted to know. I have my lights programed properly and I have the proper nutrients to add I just didn't know if the plants would become dependent on the Co2 and suffer when cut off. I'm not planning to sink a bunch of cash into Co2. Just gonna do a cheap down an dirty DIY setup to see how they react. Hoping to boost them to get a good full amount of growth then I'll shut it down and just Easy Green it after that.
  11. I'm thinking about adding a DIY Co2 setup on my new planted tank. If I run it to boost my plant growth will it hurt them when I stop useing it when they get fully established?
  12. I started the cleaned out fluval 306 on my existing tank lastnight. I have it and my HOB filter runing on the sane tank.. I'm estimating 2 or 3 weeks before I will be ready to start the new tank an I'm thinking I can build up bacteria in the media and help jump start the new tank cycle by switching it over when I'm ready.
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