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Forum: Equipment 10-04-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Oreo
I'm with DaveK. 5 turns per hour should be...

I'm with DaveK. 5 turns per hour should be plenty to keep the water clean. Check your mechanical filtration medium, it may not be fine enough.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By Oreo
I wish they'd do a 180 for $180.

I wish they'd do a 180 for $180.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By Oreo
I use a rotameter to directly measure the flow...

I use a rotameter to directly measure the flow rate passing through my filtration system. (3 actually for the heater, UV, & bypass plumbing)

Another option would be to disconnect the filter outlet...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By Oreo
It's gonna take more then a hammer to break the...

It's gonna take more then a hammer to break the brass valve off the top of a commercial style CO2 cylinder. (5lb+) You guy see that mythbuster's episode where they actually did this to a 150lb tank? ...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Oreo
Do yourself a favor and hit up ebay for a 2-stage...

Do yourself a favor and hit up ebay for a 2-stage regulator. There are many ultra-premium regulators in like-new condition being sold for pennies on the dollar. New, these kinds of regs go for...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By Oreo
That's not true either. If you told me that tank...

That's not true either. If you told me that tank when through a 2x4 stud in the wall then I'd say that might be true but drywall is easy-breazy to put a hole in. You can do it with your hand & not...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,491
Posted By Oreo
Sounds to me like one of those kids did something...

Sounds to me like one of those kids did something stupid. Things don't just happen on their own.

Keep in mind that the commercial tanks we use for CO2 are build MUCH stronger & heavier then those...
Forum: Plants 09-26-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Oreo
Research "Allelopathy...

Research "Allelopathy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allelopathy)".

That's probably not the answer you were looking for but it is a part of the most correct answer.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By Oreo
It's called "cavitation", and it's very bad for...

It's called "cavitation", and it's very bad for the pump.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By Oreo
As long as the pump isn't cavitating and has...

As long as the pump isn't cavitating and has enough flow to keep the bearings cool your filter isn't causing it any problems.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,776
Posted By Oreo
Man a lot of you guys are misinformed about how...

Man a lot of you guys are misinformed about how to safely handle & transport your CO2 cylinders. Just throw them in the trunk & forget about it. It's not like you're dealing with 150lb cylinders. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,547
Posted By Oreo
The pump goes after the filter. This way the...

The pump goes after the filter. This way the pump requires less cleaning and the bearing surfaces will last longer.

From a push vs. pull perspective on water pressure and the filter elements...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Oreo
Boric Acid is easy to find. It's sold as a...

Boric Acid is easy to find. It's sold as a pesticide for roaches at home depot / lowes. It works really good for ants too.

Active ingredient = Boric Acid - 99.99%
Other inert ingredients = .01%...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By Oreo
Yea, you can get the stuff at home depot / lowes...

Yea, you can get the stuff at home depot / lowes but it's in the drywall section.
Forum: Substrate 09-03-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By Oreo
Rinsing flourite is an absolute necessity. ...

Rinsing flourite is an absolute necessity.

I second the osmocote option. Put a solid 1pellet thick layer on the glass bottom and then add the flourite on top. You'll be really good to go for a...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Oreo
My experience has been that you just need to try...

My experience has been that you just need to try different plants & see. In some cases which plant isn't as important as where you put it or how much of it you use.

For instance, a good...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-02-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Oreo
I don't have shrimp. Snails & crab were OK...

I don't have shrimp. Snails & crab were OK though.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-02-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Oreo
In theory, no. I mean, just think of salt water....

In theory, no. I mean, just think of salt water. Evaporate the water and the salt is just as good as when you first put it in the water. But....

I'm no chemist. I just play a grave-yard shift...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-02-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Oreo
^ that thread pretty well covers it. I've...

^ that thread pretty well covers it.

I've been accidentally WAY WAY overdosing KNO3 for about 8 months. Just found out I was reading my test equipment wrong. Turns out I was maintaining about...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-02-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Oreo
I get that "salts crashing out of solution" also....

I get that "salts crashing out of solution" also. I've tried HCL and still have the problem. I've got $10 that says it isn't mold.

I'm willing to bet it's a direct consequence of making the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By Oreo
I think in that case Tom Barr would say the light...

I think in that case Tom Barr would say the light is the problem, not the nutrient load.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By Oreo
I think all that business about osmocote on the...

I think all that business about osmocote on the surface of the substrate causing algae is total bunk.

I used ice cubes to add a bunch of osmocote to my flourite sand. Several weeks later I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Oreo
It's been my experience that better prices are to...

It's been my experience that better prices are to be found ordering online. That goes for all kinds of stuff, not just aquarium suppplies.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2010, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Oreo
Yep. That would be $9.91/gal of excel equivalent....

Yep. That would be $9.91/gal of excel equivalent.

I'd have to buy like, 6 gallons of the stuff to get that price though (free shipping.) Somehow I started looking there and must have overlooked...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Oreo
There are two versions of Cidex. Cidex 14 day is...

There are two versions of Cidex. Cidex 14 day is 2.4%, Cidex 28 day is 3.4%.
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