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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-04-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,357
Posted By pvtschultz
I agree. Adding them at some time during the day...

I agree. Adding them at some time during the day is much better than not adding them at all. So picking a time of day that is most convenient for you is better over the long haul because it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By pvtschultz
I change about 20% each week in my med-high lit...

I change about 20% each week in my med-high lit tank with about 50/50 RO/DI and tap to cut down on the hardness some. I do dose ferts but at a slightly reduced level from EI methods to offset for...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By pvtschultz
Bleach will evaporate off within a day if left...

Bleach will evaporate off within a day if left alone. Otherwise a good rinsing with a hose will readily dilute any residual chlorine. I do the vinegar wash, bleach sterilize, and finish with a real...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By pvtschultz
Vinegar and one of those cleaning pads like...

Vinegar and one of those cleaning pads like Scotchbrite will readily remove mineral deposits. You don't have salt creep, you have mineral deposits, most likely calcium deposits (salt creep will just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By pvtschultz
Drinking water machines should be RO only and not...

Drinking water machines should be RO only and not RO/DI. With a good RO membrane the rejection rate is in the neighborhood of 98%. DI is used to remove the last 2% of dissolved solids in the water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By pvtschultz
Was there anything on the 25 gal that would drive...

Was there anything on the 25 gal that would drive the pH lower? Tap water pH is misleading because it is highly treated. What if you fill a bucket with tap water and aerate it for a day or two? ...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,752
Posted By pvtschultz
Location: Tracy, CA

Location: Tracy, CA
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 28,947
Posted By pvtschultz
I know that bass are VERY territorial and may not...

I know that bass are VERY territorial and may not get along well but your tank is very long so YMMV. I agree with pumkin seeds though, they are beautiful, but I'm not sure how your current fish is...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 15,457
Posted By pvtschultz
Well, I've seen his last tank so I know that...

Well, I've seen his last tank so I know that these will look good when he gets them put together.

I counted all the rummies and there are 11 of them and they have taken to my tank rather well. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By pvtschultz
Updates?

Updates?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By pvtschultz
I hope so, I've got 90 gallons of space to fill. ...

I hope so, I've got 90 gallons of space to fill. The one on the far left seems to grow slower/smaller than the one on the right so they might be different. They were originally sold as melon swords...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By pvtschultz
My planted 90RR (former reef)

Well, I've been lurking around here for a little while now and am finally satisfied enough with my progress to post a pic. This tank was set up a couple months ago (beginning of June) with 220W VHO,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-12-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By pvtschultz
NO2 should be zero, NO3 should be around 20-30...

NO2 should be zero, NO3 should be around 20-30 for planted tanks. I wouldn't trust test strips myself due to the difficulty of differentiating colors but YMMV.

It sounds like you should be...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,028
Posted By pvtschultz
Color temperature and color are relative to say...

Color temperature and color are relative to say the least. Generally "white" light is around 10,000K, a dark blue is 20,000K, and a more yellow light is 6,500K (which is the general temperature of...
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,028
Posted By pvtschultz
The problem that I have with LEDs is that they...

The problem that I have with LEDs is that they are monochromatic (one color) so they mix three of them together (Red, Blue, and UV which produces "white" light via interaction with phospors). My...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-11-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By pvtschultz
If you order from Rex, be prepared for a...

If you order from Rex, be prepared for a potential battle at the Post Office. He ships in a flat rate shipping envelope (very cost effective) but dumb clerks will charge you the standard rate due to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By pvtschultz
My AGA has a plastic trim ring and a built in...

My AGA has a plastic trim ring and a built in overflow (reef ready tank) so the water level is always just above the trim line so you can't see it. My sump on the other hand does evaporate a 3-4...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-08-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By pvtschultz
You shouldn't have nitrite in your tap water so...

You shouldn't have nitrite in your tap water so I'd try another test kit or take some tap water to your LFS and have them test it.
Forum: Fish 08-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,399
Posted By pvtschultz
Most LFS's will also lose up to 50% of the fish...

Most LFS's will also lose up to 50% of the fish that are shipped to them (I used to work for one). What you don't really see is the employee netting dead fish all day. I never buy a fish unless it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-01-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,674
Posted By pvtschultz
I completed my BS in Mechanical Engineering in...

I completed my BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and now make $60K doing what I like to do. My words of advice are to pick a smaller school that really concentrates on the fundamentals (Milwaukee...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-01-2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By pvtschultz
OMG, that is the funniest thing that I have seen...

OMG, that is the funniest thing that I have seen in a long time.

Sorry to hear about the people in TN, but it wasn't the gun(s) that killed the people, the maniac pulling the trigger did.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-28-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By pvtschultz
My Lake Michigan water comes to the tap at 9 dKH...

My Lake Michigan water comes to the tap at 9 dKH and 12 dGH according to API test kits. I'm sure Chicago's water inlet isn't too far from Milwaukee's...

On a side note, I have noticed that my...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By pvtschultz
Just an FYI, RO/DI water has zero mineral content...

Just an FYI, RO/DI water has zero mineral content and really isn't that great to drink and can result in deficiencies. I suggest drinking RO water, but not RO/DI. Personally, I drink mine right out...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By pvtschultz
I'd leave it as is. I had guppies breeding in 12...

I'd leave it as is. I had guppies breeding in 12 dGH tap water (I think it is impossible to get them to no breed). Fish a quite adaptable within reason and I think that you are within reason.
Forum: Fish 07-23-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,006
Posted By pvtschultz
It looks like they shipped well for you and are...

It looks like they shipped well for you and are eating readily.
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