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Forum: Equipment   07-27-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 55,588
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Totally bad*ss, takes the look to another level.

Totally bad*ss, takes the look to another level.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 132,236
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Thanks Mark - done! :) I'd add that you could...

Thanks Mark - done! :) I'd add that you could also re-use the Fluval pump and tubing as well, that'd be cool.
Forum: Equipment   07-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 55,588
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Hey all, I've had a couple Specs and love...

Hey all,

I've had a couple Specs and love the look and form-factor but have always found myself wanting to tweak/mod the filtration. So, I finally decided to ditch the whole filter and go with a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 132,236
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Hey all, I've had a couple Specs and love...

Hey all,

I've had a couple Specs and love the look and form-factor but have always found myself wanting to tweak/mod the filtration. So, I finally decided to ditch the whole filter and go with a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Jack Gilvey
That'd be 0.1ppm, not .01. Assuming 4ml.

That'd be 0.1ppm, not .01. Assuming 4ml.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By Jack Gilvey
How much did you add? It's got ammonium, so can...

How much did you add? It's got ammonium, so can lead to nitrite if you add loads and/or it's not buried far.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Yup - move all the bio media over and use the new...

Yup - move all the bio media over and use the new stuff to fill in as needed.
Forum: Equipment   07-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I'm sure all he means is that the more filters...

I'm sure all he means is that the more filters you have, the greater chance you have for a leaking filter. Not that having multiple filters will increase the probability that any given filter will...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I've used Eheims since Appetite for Destruction...

I've used Eheims since Appetite for Destruction and I don't think I've ever had one leak once installed. I always lube the o-rings (both the main canister seal as well as the disconnects) with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I just recently learned that vallisneria do this...

I just recently learned that vallisneria do this extremely well, perhaps even preferring it to CO2. This was a revelation to me. So, much like I've made the move to fish that love my hard water, I've...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Jack Gilvey
We have a softener as well for the benefit of the...

We have a softener as well for the benefit of the appliances (16 dGH/6 dKH) and I find the bypass valves before it very handy. I have a 5-stage R/O-DI that I can run the softened water through for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Jack Gilvey
That's a great post, Diana, as usual. Splat...

That's a great post, Diana, as usual.

Splat - I'm dying to know what all the censored words are. :-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Grabbed me a 20L at Petco today. My last purchase...

Grabbed me a 20L at Petco today. My last purchase during this sale was an Aqueon 40B, but this Tetra looks fine.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Jack Gilvey
What's the GH of the water before the softener?...

What's the GH of the water before the softener? GH of 0 is not really optimal for anything, plants or fish.
Forum: Equipment   06-29-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Not all "bio" is the same. The marinepure is for...

Not all "bio" is the same. The marinepure is for nitrification (aerobic). The tumbler used with biopellets is for denitrification (anaerobic). The former would be far more useful in a fw tank.

...
Forum: Equipment   06-29-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I don't use the fine pad or floss at all - no...

I don't use the fine pad or floss at all - no real need and has to be changed relatively frequently. Once the blue foam pad gets a little gunked it's all I've needed. In fact, I'm not running my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By Jack Gilvey
The only difference is in the density/porosity....

The only difference is in the density/porosity. The foam itself is the same, regardless of color.

http://www.swisstropicals.com/wp_site/wp-content/uploads/Poret-foam-porosities.jpg

I ordered...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,407
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I have tanks from previous Petco sales that have...

I have tanks from previous Petco sales that have not been wet yet. Is this any reason not to get more? I think not.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-24-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Jack Gilvey
How did you test Ca/Mg with such accuracy, or is...

How did you test Ca/Mg with such accuracy, or is it from a municipal water report?
Forum: Lighting   06-17-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 119,073
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Great. Your personal experience notwithstanding,...

Great. Your personal experience notwithstanding, it works as described for everyone else apparently. Sounds like you got a bad one.
Forum: Lighting   06-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 119,073
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Current states the single ramp timer will work...

Current states the single ramp timer will work with the Sat +, but for On/Off only. See chart here:

http://current-usa.com/accessories/single-ramp-timer/

But, as we now know, the ramp function...
Forum: Lighting   06-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 119,073
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Why would I email them? I have both and it works...

Why would I email them? I have both and it works and ramps in non-dynamic modes. Brian also posted a video.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,120
Posted By Jack Gilvey
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=653330
Forum: Lighting   06-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 119,073
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Picked up a 48" and single ramp timer to use over...

Picked up a 48" and single ramp timer to use over a 33L Tanganyikan tank and really like it. Low profile/weight, runs cool, nice color options. And, while this tank isn't planted, I'd imagine it'd...
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Standard screening is used to block light. I was...

Standard screening is used to block light. I was surprised at how little light that BRS mesh blocks (which is the main reason for using that type over a reef - to let as much as possible through).
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