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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 02:23 AM
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Views: 1,245
Posted By Mxx
Isn't comparing two different things the point of...

Isn't comparing two different things the point of comparing them? For instance:

Comparison: Apple Orange
(Amount per 100 grams and % Daily Value)
Calories: ...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,394
Posted By Mxx
I suppose the thread title is what drew so many...

I suppose the thread title is what drew so many people in, some people seemed to think it was an opportunity to help someone with the issue they were expressing, while others seemed to think it was...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,394
Posted By Mxx
Thanks for the comments. As you've done, I'd...

Thanks for the comments. As you've done, I'd expect that two BML fixtures were necessary to achieve a good spread and coverage on any decently large tank. While using two fixtures, would you have...
Forum: Lighting   01-08-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,394
Posted By Mxx
I guess the point is you can get whatever kind of...

I guess the point is you can get whatever kind of light and cost with LED's, there are many many different paths, and with the degree to which LED's have advanced then you aren't helping yourself by...
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,394
Posted By Mxx
You're correct in that I did slightly carelessly...

You're correct in that I did slightly carelessly oversimplify that rather excessively. To clarify, all lights lose intensity when they age and they do not last forever.

LED's tend to have a rated...
Forum: Lighting   01-06-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,394
Posted By Mxx
As an architect I end up discussing the quality...

As an architect I end up discussing the quality of different LED light a LOT, and have attended lighting trade shows and met with countless LED fixture manufacturers.

The source of the light is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-16-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Mxx
I tried a similar thing. My shrimp didn't do well...

I tried a similar thing. My shrimp didn't do well as they didn't appear to eat any of the plants or the algae that was growing in the jars. My jars were too cold also, and then overheated and crashed...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 157,962
Posted By Mxx
Your tanks and thread have certainly been...

Your tanks and thread have certainly been inspirational and very helpful. And that's heart-breaking about the reef tank! For us to be cautious, what was the cause of the water leak and the short? I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Mxx
I guess that's what's helpful about having a...

I guess that's what's helpful about having a variety of forums, and I'd pick-and-choose between them depending upon how technical a question I had. As a beginner I often had simple general questions...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-07-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Mxx
I thought the SW forums were fine for the most...

I thought the SW forums were fine for the most part. Some such as reefcentral have quite serious of users and tech-geeks. But there is a very large volume of threads so it's easy for some to get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-06-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Mxx
Have had successful planted tanks and am missing...

Have had successful planted tanks and am missing keeping one and the simplicity of doing so. Keeping a successful planted tank, whether low-tech or high-tech takes a fair bit of knowledge and for it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mxx
That's the one I had been using which I then...

That's the one I had been using which I then realised was several degrees off, as per my post above... I suppose the lesson is to check them against a more accurate thermometer now and then.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,818
Posted By Mxx
It's not often that a rock arrangement...

It's not often that a rock arrangement practically takes my breath away as this does. What a wonderful eye for detail! Personally I'd have gone for white sand throughout, which I think would have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-04-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,727
Posted By Mxx
I bought a second mid-range digital thermometer...

I bought a second mid-range digital thermometer for use on my reef tank and when I checked it against my first one I found the new one measuring 7 degrees less! (I bought two more cheap digital ones,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 834,347
Posted By Mxx
I've gone down that route myself previously of...

I've gone down that route myself previously of buying strip lights, but wouldn't necessarily advise doing it as those generally aren't very powerful. I'd suggest buying solderless chips from Rapid...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 834,347
Posted By Mxx
If you put in a bit of food then bacteria will...

If you put in a bit of food then bacteria will naturally develop there in time before long, somehow. If you add any plants then those will come with some beneficial aquatic bacteria as well, which...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 196,334
Posted By Mxx
That's unfortunate! So no chance of filming it...

That's unfortunate! So no chance of filming it beforehand? I tried to find a decent plantscape DVD that I could leave running on the TV, at least until I have my own replica of that tank built, but...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-20-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 196,334
Posted By Mxx
Tom, can you arrange to have a video camera put...

Tom, can you arrange to have a video camera put in front of this tank for two hours and then sell me a DVD of that, please??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Mxx
Bump, no further takers on commenting upon this??

Bump, no further takers on commenting upon this??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-02-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Mxx
Hi Rich, that's basically the concept of how it...

Hi Rich, that's basically the concept of how it is supposed to work.
The research study was a federal grant in association with the WateRuse Research Foundation, whose focus is the sustainable...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Mxx
Thanks, the TAC systems sounds pretty robust...

Thanks, the TAC systems sounds pretty robust actually, with good results. I was extremely skeptical as well, but needed to specify systems for two of my demanding clients, and after hours pouring...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Mxx
Thanks, I've spent hours researching TAC water...

Thanks, I've spent hours researching TAC water filtration now, and there are many people that don't know anything about it sounding off about it unfortunately, on forums such as plumbingzone. After...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Mxx
Whole-house Water Filter Technologies? Expert opinions??

I've been looking into installing a whole-house water filter/softener-conditioner, to provide healthier water for family use and to eliminate limescale. Does anyone know if these are...
Forum: DIY   12-30-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Mxx
Silicone doesn't stick well to plastic and often...

Silicone doesn't stick well to plastic and often tends to delaminate/peel-off after time. I'm not quite sure how you're intending to use it, but if you need a reliable seal then I'd suggest you find...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2,148
Views: 834,347
Posted By Mxx
If you look at the spectral graphs for cool white...

If you look at the spectral graphs for cool white LED's, they have an output spike right in the blue range where plants can utilise that for photosynthesis. Warm white have a smaller spike within...
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