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Forum: Equipment   02-04-2017, 10:18 PM
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Posted By milesm
i have mine (unmodified, exactly as shown on...

i have mine (unmodified, exactly as shown on rex's page, just a little shorter) on a closed loop with an external powerhead. true, couple more stuff in the tank, but you have better control, not...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2017, 11:41 PM
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Posted By milesm
+1. but i think you can get by with api pH test...

+1. but i think you can get by with api pH test kits.
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2017, 11:36 PM
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Posted By milesm
you said that the flow rate/circulation pattern...

you said that the flow rate/circulation pattern could be different than what it was before. many report reduced flow rates when going through a reactor. these changes could account for your current...
Forum: Equipment   01-28-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By milesm
i would think so too. but look at amano's...

i would think so too. but look at amano's tanks--virtually all have diffusers only half way down. i've been slowly raising mine, seems to distribute the mist more widely.
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By milesm
Roy, i read your comparison/review of the fluval...

Roy, i read your comparison/review of the fluval 2.0. very informative. how do you account for an open top par of 145 at 14" (20h) and 116 at 12" (30)? i assume the probe was directly under the...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By milesm
check out this vid:...

check out this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHvFXNiVfIA

i don't know how to make "this" or "here" to reference a ink. does one need special software to do so?
Forum: Substrate   12-28-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By milesm
could try t barr's suggestion to mix soil with...

could try t barr's suggestion to mix soil with gravel for the bottom 2 - 3" or so, then cap with another 1.5" or more to make your slopes. plants still have access to nutrients in the soil. can also...
Forum: Lighting   12-24-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By milesm
check out this review provides par for aquasky...

check out this review provides par for aquasky and fluval 2.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOS1KsZI36Q
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By milesm
if you still are interested a low light tank, a...

if you still are interested a low light tank, a 15watt t8 or 2x13watt cfl (raised) bulbs would work. i have no experience with leds, so i can't provide any info. i think finnex has clip on and strip...
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By milesm
going back to your original question about 13w...

going back to your original question about 13w cfl's, 2 of them will work on a 10gal. you will have to raise the lights, especially if they are mounted vertically in a domed reflector. i painted the...
Forum: DIY   12-13-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By milesm
the smaller diameter of the hole relative to the...

the smaller diameter of the hole relative to the tubing is what makes the connection water tight.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By milesm
i think using that air pump is causing the...

i think using that air pump is causing the problem. the pump is providing way, way more than the amount of co2 you would be using. use the co2, start with 1 - 2bps watch fish and plants. good luck.
Forum: Equipment   12-10-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,079
Posted By milesm
123 the problem is that your output is...

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the problem is that your output is too big relative to your input (350gph pump). i agree with nilog that 350gph should be enough, but you've got about 3ft of head on your pump, so you may...
Forum: Equipment   12-04-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By milesm
you don't need to make the venturi loop; without...

you don't need to make the venturi loop; without it, it becomes a rex grigg reactor. if you want a reactor that sits on the floor, rex's is the way to go. t barr's needs to be mounted in/around your...
Forum: Equipment   12-01-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By milesm
the barr dual venturi diy external co2 reactor is...

the barr dual venturi diy external co2 reactor is NOT an in-tank reactor and many use the canister output to drive it.
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By milesm
put another check valve immediately before (and...

put another check valve immediately before (and after) the bc. alternatively, don't use a bc. some diffusers have built-in bc.
Forum: Lighting   11-23-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By milesm
check out the sticky, "Lighting an aquarium with...

check out the sticky, "Lighting an aquarium with par instead of watts'". Hoppy has par measurements for the odyssea 36" dual fixture. i have 24" dual fixture on my 20h and it seems to be providing...
Forum: Lighting   11-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By milesm
check out these reviews: planted plus 24/7 ...

check out these reviews:

planted plus 24/7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJsYweqNtig

planted plus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7QaRzf1Qw

ray 2 ds ...
Forum: Equipment   11-19-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By milesm
my reactor is 17" high and i'm pushing 220gph and...

my reactor is 17" high and i'm pushing 220gph and 2-2.5bps co2 through it and get no bubbles in the output.
Forum: Equipment   11-18-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By milesm
if you just set up the reactor, some of the...

if you just set up the reactor, some of the bubbles could be trapped air, so much so that the reactor is only partially filled with water. or you may have too much flow going through the reactor...
Forum: Lighting   11-15-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By milesm
read the sticky, "par data for spiral...

read the sticky, "par data for spiral bulbs"
Forum: Equipment   11-09-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By milesm
the flow in griggs reactor is from top to bottom,...

the flow in griggs reactor is from top to bottom, with the co2 injected several inches below the input. not sure if the sump is even necesssary, given you're already running two canisters on your...
Forum: Lighting   11-08-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By milesm
it's been showing that screen for about the last...

it's been showing that screen for about the last 2 weeks.
Forum: Lighting   11-05-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By milesm
check out the sticky, "par data for spiral...

check out the sticky, "par data for spiral bulbs". one 13watt bulb may not provide enough spread, unless it's raised several inches which would reduce the par. looks like the plants you have require...
Forum: Plants   11-02-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By milesm
saw it here.The Estimative Index (EI) Dosing with...

saw it here.The Estimative Index (EI) Dosing with Dry Salts | UK Aquatic Plant Society (http://www.ukaps.org/index.php?page=dosing-with-dry-salts) and did not notice it was for 20 gal tank. will...
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