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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By wicked1
If your plants are swaying in the current, or you...

If your plants are swaying in the current, or you have fish, you want a fast shutter, and might have to use a high ISO.
You can clean up the grain from the higher iso in P.P. It's obviously a give...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,361
Posted By wicked1
I run a reef filterless. It's doing better than...

I run a reef filterless. It's doing better than ever! I have a lot of rock in it, and plenty of current. Some plants (macro algae) in one corner. The aquarium basically IS the filter as all the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By wicked1
Hey, what brand pond tablets do you use? That's...

Hey, what brand pond tablets do you use? That's a good idea. I'd say my lilly plants are the ones using up most of the nutrients anyway :). I pull off big floaters by the day (leave 3 up at a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By wicked1
Bump It's been over a week, so I thought I'd...

Bump
It's been over a week, so I thought I'd give this post a little bump to see if anyone knows the answer.

I just put more jobe's sticks in the substrate a few days ago, and the plants look...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-11-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By wicked1
Thanks! I think I (and probably others) take...

Thanks!
I think I (and probably others) take some of what we read in forums a little too literally.

The biggest lesson to be learned w/ all of this is that each aquarium is different. What is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By wicked1
Yeah, I know tests might not be accurate. ...

Yeah, I know tests might not be accurate.

the aquarium is large.. 220 gallons, and is only 1/2 planted. The other half is all driftwood and rock caves. That may change a lot in comparison to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By wicked1
how long do Jobe's fert sticks last?

I know this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find the posts in my search...
So.. how long do jobe's sticks last in an aquarium? I've got a lot of swords and lotus plants, so a lot of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By wicked1
pearling=saturation=myth .. test results

My fish have been breathing heavier than usual since I added co2, and my plants have been pearling like mad, so I got a salifert oxygen test kit to see what is going on. (when I added co2 I also...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By wicked1
Thanks MrKookm! I didn't think I had a leak. I...

Thanks MrKookm!
I didn't think I had a leak. I checked w/ soapy water, but it would be such a slow leak, I don't know if that would have shown me anything anyway.

And to the others, maybe I...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2007, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By wicked1
apparently temperature has a much greater effect...

apparently temperature has a much greater effect on pressure than I thought. The tanks are all stored in a loading dock at the gas company so it was probably between 35 and 40 degrees. When it...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By wicked1
CO2 tank swap - initial pressure

I just had my 10lb steel co2 tank swapped. The new tank is aluminum. I hooked it up and my regulator is just at the top of the "refill" line!

My first thought is that they didn't fill it enough...
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By wicked1
I guess it's all personal preference and personal...

I guess it's all personal preference and personal observation. My halides do have nice reflectors. I'm not giving advice about something I don't know about. I may not have made many posts around...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,384
Posted By wicked1
I dont know about keeping things alive, but 100%...

I dont know about keeping things alive, but 100% pure water is actually quite a strong solvent.. It really really wants stuff to be disolved in it. It will definitely suck nutrients out of your...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By wicked1
I've got to tell you, each time I added more...

I've got to tell you, each time I added more halides to my aquarium, things got much better. nothing else changed. Just more light.
I do have co2 and use minimal ferts.. (well.. about 1/3...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-11-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,384
Posted By wicked1
Actually I googled RO waste percentage before I...

Actually I googled RO waste percentage before I made that post. 75% waste to ro seems to be the norm. I exaggerated a bit to 80%.
AND, I did find a problem w/ my system which is adding to my water...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By wicked1
that was the end of sumps for me. It was so...

that was the end of sumps for me. It was so large that the only way to get it in the stand was through the top, and I wasn't going to drain it just for that. I could have bought a standard sized...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2007, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By wicked1
my digitals fail all the time. A simple reboot...

my digitals fail all the time. A simple reboot (and let battery die) fixes them. When power does go out for several hours, they loose their program and stay off. The mechanical timers will start...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By wicked1
I got mine from the man who made the above post,...

I got mine from the man who made the above post, and couldn't be happier.

I should have gotten pressurized co2 years ago.

I went w/ the ideal valve, and love that too. It was expensive, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2007, 02:08 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 75,584
Posted By wicked1
This is great... :) We've gone from planted...

This is great... :)
We've gone from planted tanks to hydroponics.


And then back again.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-09-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,384
Posted By wicked1
My wife is bitc*in at me about all the water I'm...

My wife is bitc*in at me about all the water I'm using!! RO is like 80% waste and 20% ro output. Changing 100 gallons a week meant using about 500 gallons of water a week.
For a while our water...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By wicked1
I used a big 50 gallon rbbermaid for a sump. ...

I used a big 50 gallon rbbermaid for a sump. about a year after being set up it SPLIT along a sort of seam by where I drilled the hole for my bulkhead.

Luckily it was just a drip when I noticed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-09-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,384
Posted By wicked1
do u guys w/ ro make the big 50% weekly water...

do u guys w/ ro make the big 50% weekly water change?

I'm using 1/2 RO but my tank is 200 gallons. That's a LOT of water wasted to make that much RO each week.

I'v cut my water changes...
Forum: Lighting 12-09-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By wicked1
I love my halides. They look much better than...

I love my halides. They look much better than other options, imo. They don't seem to be as bright tho. I've noticed this in both my reef and my planted tank. Not only do they not look as bright...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-06-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By wicked1
I use a 50/50 mix of ro and tap. My tap water is...

I use a 50/50 mix of ro and tap. My tap water is off the charts high. the 50/50 mix is also around 8 or 9 ph, but there is less buffering capability in it w/ half RO, so as soon as it's in my tank...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By wicked1
I have one and use it for maybe one day a week. ...

I have one and use it for maybe one day a week. I usually run it after I scrub the glass and send all that algae floating around. I have clear water all the time, but the day after I run my UV the...
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