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post #1351 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Have any trimmings left over to sell?
Not now, but there's always next week
Stuff grows fast.

I trimmed the downoi and I thought I'd pull maybe 6-12 plants, turned out I needed to pull 30+ plants.

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I hate looking at your Journals, Tom! Well, since the fire anyway... I will be home in mid October and can't wait to get my tanks started again!

I will be contacting you once I am back up and running!

As always, the tank looks great man.

I know I asked this before but I am a little unorganized at the moment... Do you know a good site where I can purchase AS?

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post #1354 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 10:30 PM
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Tom, I would like to get some pointers from you on growing reineckii. I hope mine would grwo to be like a tree too. My reineckii does not seem to grow new leaves at all. I have it in a spot where the light is moderate, and doing ei feritlization and co2. Everything else seem to be growing just fine. Should I move it to a place with less light and more flow?

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I hate looking at your Journals, Tom! Well, since the fire anyway... I will be home in mid October and can't wait to get my tanks started again!

I will be contacting you once I am back up and running!

As always, the tank looks great man.

I know I asked this before but I am a little unorganized at the moment... Do you know a good site where I can purchase AS?
Well, I had bad hair algae for a few weeks, turned out to be CO2.
I'm sure you do not miss doing that

I think either AFA or ADG will take care of you there. Call(do not email) and see. You need to sit down and really consider your design and scape and take the time to do it. Growing plants= fairly easy, but managing them and in a nice way is not the same thing, they do not behave the way you might want them and while you might be able to grow them nice..........scaping with them over time might tell a different story.

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Tom, I would like to get some pointers from you on growing reineckii. I hope mine would grwo to be like a tree too. My reineckii does not seem to grow new leaves at all. I have it in a spot where the light is moderate, and doing ei feritlization and co2. Everything else seem to be growing just fine. Should I move it to a place with less light and more flow?
This seems to work fairly well for this plant.

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This seems to work fairly well for this plant.
Thank you tom. Hopefully it will grow to a tree like yours.

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post #1358 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 09:12 PM
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hmm im back with sump questions

i think my duct tape is too awesome. i can't throttle my pump back enough to keep the media chamber submerged partially. it will straight up empty out and be full of air

so my question. do you think because i have a 3/4 line this could be an issue or is there something im missing here. i've resigned myself to poking a small hole to release some pressure and this does okay but if i don't keep the water level to flooding levels in any sort of emergency.. co2 goes POOF

its cheap stuff so i don't mind putting in more but my 5lb tank lasts 3 weeks on a 29 gallon!

previously would last 3-4 months with a cannister. plant growth is amazing. so im not truly complaining. but the grasshopper seeks direction from the wise one

thanks. and sorry for the hijack

BTW that is a huge tree.. why would you grow a tree in ur tank? LOL

page 2 of ur thread i noticed u had considered dwarf rainbows. i wish u had. i love my praecox and have only lost one to jumping in a 5 month period. almost lost another but it jumped because i scared it
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hmm im back with sump questions

i think my duct tape is too awesome. i can't throttle my pump back enough to keep the media chamber submerged partially. it will straight up empty out and be full of air

so my question. do you think because i have a 3/4 line this could be an issue or is there something im missing here. i've resigned myself to poking a small hole to release some pressure and this does okay but if i don't keep the water level to flooding levels in any sort of emergency.. co2 goes POOF
If I read that right you're throttling your pump to control flow. I've only done one overflow setup, but I'm under the impression that you want the pump to be the limiting factor. IE the overflow (when the water level is maxed out) flows faster than the pump can return water. As the water drops the overflow slows until the two match. It's worked well for me, and my overflow doesn't gurgle.

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hmm im back with sump questions

i think my duct tape is too awesome. i can't throttle my pump back enough to keep the media chamber submerged partially. it will straight up empty out and be full of air

so my question. do you think because i have a 3/4 line this could be an issue or is there something im missing here. i've resigned myself to poking a small hole to release some pressure and this does okay but if i don't keep the water level to flooding levels in any sort of emergency.. co2 goes POOF

its cheap stuff so i don't mind putting in more but my 5lb tank lasts 3 weeks on a 29 gallon!

previously would last 3-4 months with a cannister. plant growth is amazing. so im not truly complaining. but the grasshopper seeks direction from the wise one

thanks. and sorry for the hijack

BTW that is a huge tree.. why would you grow a tree in ur tank? LOL

page 2 of ur thread i noticed u had considered dwarf rainbows. i wish u had. i love my praecox and have only lost one to jumping in a 5 month period. almost lost another but it jumped because i scared it
One guy ran a small pressure line from the wet/dry section to the over flow and sealed the over flow also.

This keeps the gas at the same pressure in both locations and no escape.

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post #1361 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Found some rare Hygro sp Red, supposedly absent from the hobby for a few years.

Will see how it takes.

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the whole benefit of the wet/ dry is to add oxygen

i like that part so i don't want a huge cannister. i keep trying new things so hopefully i will come up with something

i've tried having a needlewheel pump suck the air out so its getting recycled but that was a huge waste so i wont reccomend that to someone. i've just noticed how well urs works and was hoping for much the same result. and indeed by accident i had it right for the first 3 months but now im doing something wrong

also climber. if my pump is wide open the overflow handles it
my main problem is when i duct tape the wet/dry section all the water leaves that area leavign the media completely emmersed.it holds co2 very well that way but bubbles out air on the sump side about every five seconds, is very annoying and the media gets about 50% usage
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I'm not sure I'm following you. Once it's settled the amount of water entering the sump should equal the amount leaving, so you don't have a variable amount of air displaced. Can you make a diagram? I feel like I'm missing something.

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post #1364 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
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i can take a picture

this was just taken. duct tape has a toothpick sized hole in one corner that vents off pressure currently OTHERWISE
the media chamber empties and air starts bubbling under the baffle to the sump area following the blue arrows

the green lines are current water levels with pressure relief hole made

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post #1365 of 2268 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 01:29 AM
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Where is your CO2 being added? I think that may be the difference between our systems.

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