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Forum: Equipment 06-06-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By Brilliant
This is what I use on my 20L... Not "The...

This is what I use on my 20L...

Not "The Best" but its cheap and it works.
...
Forum: Lighting 06-05-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Brilliant
I have 2x39w T5HO with good reflector like...

I have 2x39w T5HO with good reflector like aquatinic on 36 inch tank and need co2. I also have two 18w T5 over 30" with anubias and need little co2 or I get bba. Excel does work on the smaller tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By Brilliant
Do you desire lower pH, kh or darker water? Are...

Do you desire lower pH, kh or darker water?
Are you planning on switching to peat from the product? The water will most likely get darker when you add the peat.
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Brilliant
Haha me too... I see you bought a fixture...

Haha me too...

I see you bought a fixture but did you see the Freshwater Aqualight T5?

I took one of those Aqualights, a 30" Orbit housing and some SLR reflectors and built my own hybrid 30"...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Brilliant
I like the 6000K Midday Sun by Giesemann. ...

I like the 6000K Midday Sun by Giesemann.

http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/T5_Fluorescent/Bulbs/39_Watt/39W_6000K_Midday_Sun_T5_HO_Fluorescent_by_Giesemann
Forum: Plants 11-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Brilliant
If you are willing to make a compromise then you...

If you are willing to make a compromise then you do not need co2. Plants can grow without pressurized co2 just make sure you do your research and purchase wisely.

If your set on carpet of HC a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-28-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Brilliant
I count the bubbles coming out of the tube inside...

I count the bubbles coming out of the tube inside the reactor.

I cannot comment on the effectiveness of that setup but it sounds like your on the same track I was...if so...your about to replace...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Brilliant
Co2 bubbles can exit out into the tank. When you...

Co2 bubbles can exit out into the tank. When you put it on angle then the upward bound bubbles get trapped in the balls and beatup more by passing water. Some people have trouble with bubbles exiting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Brilliant
I am using the same reactor on all of my large...

I am using the same reactor on all of my large tanks, connected inline with Eheim canisters.

My bubble count varies from 30bpm to 2bps according to the needs of the tank. My low light 65g lightly...
Forum: Plants 11-23-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Brilliant
Heres a little tip, spend wisely on your plant...

Heres a little tip, spend wisely on your plant selection. Last thing you want to do is spend lots of money on plants when you could have purchased the equipment to keep them alive.

In other words...
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By Brilliant
What about 2x39w T5HO?

What about 2x39w T5HO?
Forum: Plants 11-23-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,543
Posted By Brilliant
I give him a month maybe two before he installs...

I give him a month maybe two before he installs pressurized co2. :icon_smil
Forum: Fish 11-23-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Brilliant
Great trap but with those fish I have my doubts...

Great trap but with those fish I have my doubts too. I use a two net approach for my CPDs. I will follow them around with one net, find their escape pattern then place a net in the path.

:fish:
Forum: Fish 09-20-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brilliant
Why not keep a smaller fish that fits the bill?...

Why not keep a smaller fish that fits the bill? Keep the Angels tied to the 75g goal. If its not for breeding then why cram them into such a small tank...? Just a thought.
Forum: Fish 09-19-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By Brilliant
Angelfish are big. I have six in my 65g and...

Angelfish are big. I have six in my 65g and thinking about moving them to my 90g when I relocate my pair of discus.

I would really consider another fish unless your keeping a breeding pair.
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Brilliant
:eek5: If your serious about anything you will...

:eek5: If your serious about anything you will reconsider keeping discus in a 26g tank... on top of that discus prefer low currents. In my tiny 90g discus tank the spraybar is just under the water...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 89,981
Posted By Brilliant
Hehe one of those pics is mine! Im glad I am...

Hehe one of those pics is mine! Im glad I am inspiring people...good luck with the tank keep up the good work.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-19-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,823
Posted By Brilliant
Crispy seafood spring rolls with Asian slaw...

Crispy seafood spring rolls with Asian slaw served with soy-scallion and sweet and sour dipping sauces

Seared tuna with roasted mushrooms, truffle risotto and smokey bourbon pan jus - Ask them to...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Brilliant
Id add another one. Watts per gallon is useless...

Id add another one. Watts per gallon is useless plus that fixture is not providing enough light coverage for the tank. Two will be ideal.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-15-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By Brilliant
I am nVidia fan with AGP bus so I am angry at...

I am nVidia fan with AGP bus so I am angry at them right now. ATI has DirectX 10 AGP card.

If I say anything I will walk into server room full of bad processors. ;)

Either way I think x86...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-15-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By Brilliant
First off HP is leader in Gartner magic quadrant....

First off HP is leader in Gartner magic quadrant. Their products are superior. Second, Intel has proven to me that they are superior. I would not purchase another AMD again.

With that aside I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,038
Posted By Brilliant
I think this topic is skewed. I support...

I think this topic is skewed.

I support acclimation in regards to relocations and local fish purchases. I will do the tupperware thing when transporting certain fish from one tank to another.

I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,551
Posted By Brilliant
:icon_roll haha :) I am glad you understand. I...

:icon_roll haha :) I am glad you understand. I also agree that EI works great. I think you can fine tune it.




Yup, I agree. I have few different methods depending on the light. It is ok to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,551
Posted By Brilliant
I do not mean to bash EI. I actually like it and...

I do not mean to bash EI. I actually like it and prefer it over anything else I've read about. I used it, learned from it and give credit to it. I think the nutrient ratios are good. I also know you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-25-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,551
Posted By Brilliant
OK...all fixed... Water changes do not have...

OK...all fixed...

Water changes do not have to be done...You can have a very healthy aquarium without water changes.

As far as Tom Barr goes...why not ask him instead of reading. I doubt he...
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