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Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By milesm
airstones are NOT effective at off gassing co2,...

airstones are NOT effective at off gassing co2, according to this site: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph scroll to the bottom of the page.

to the OP, read this article, it...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,006
Posted By milesm
the flow is adjustable via the quick disconnects,...

the flow is adjustable via the quick disconnects, but i guarantee that as it clogs you'll want to keep them wide open. (if you do reduce flow, do it on the output side.)
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,006
Posted By milesm
i think the 40gal rated one (2211) won't be...

i think the 40gal rated one (2211) won't be enough for your tank. i run a 2213 (66gal) on my 20h and i need to supplement flow with a couple of powerheads. i'd go with the 2215--and you still may...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By milesm
why don't you run your ista reactor on an...

why don't you run your ista reactor on an external pump in a closed loop? only thing you'll see in your tank will be input and output tubes (or spraybar). i'm using a maxi-jet 900 (the original...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By milesm
get an external pump and run your reactor in a...

get an external pump and run your reactor in a closed loop. only equipment in tank will be the input and output lines which are easily hidden.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By milesm
replace it when the bubbles become too large. too...

replace it when the bubbles become too large. too large is anything over 1mm. i get extremely fine mist, particularly when my diy co2 slows down. i did a search on the diy and equipment threads. a...
Forum: Plants 01-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By milesm
Hemianthus glomeratus

Hemianthus glomeratus
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By milesm
i use it on my 20h, can mow down a stand of stem...

i use it on my 20h, can mow down a stand of stem plants pretty quickly, but it is best for detailed work. great for clipping off anubias leaves, cutting rhizomes, really good for trimming hc to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By milesm
for detailed trimming especially in nano tanks,...

for detailed trimming especially in nano tanks, revlon cuticle trimmers are useful. nice curved blades. ...
Forum: Plants 11-15-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,284
Posted By milesm
d diandra grew like a weed under 36w pc, but...

d diandra grew like a weed under 36w pc, but melted under 48w t5ho. couldn't keep p stellatus from melting under either light. r macrandra grew like a weed (and nice and red) with 80w t12 shop lights...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,875
Posted By milesm
check out this link:...

check out this link: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/i...hp?id=en_co2ph. upshot is to increase co2 AND surface turbulence.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By milesm
check out this link:...

check out this link: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph. upshot is to increase co2 AND surface turbulence.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By milesm
check out this link, especially if you're gonna...

check out this link, especially if you're gonna go pressurized: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph. you might also want to use a reactor for your co2.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By milesm
i've never had timers make a whirring sound--just...

i've never had timers make a whirring sound--just the ticking of the timing mechanism. they work fine, just a bit noisy on a quiet evening.
Forum: Plants 08-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By milesm
the link that Kai808 provided is a good example....

the link that Kai808 provided is a good example. look at the picture where he really hacks back the stems. then look at the next picture, shows it grown out and it has a v shaped layout: high on both...
Forum: Plants 08-16-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By milesm
on your next trim, you could shape the background...

on your next trim, you could shape the background stems to either a triangle or a v shaped layout. looks kind of unnatural with the straight cut on both groups of stems.
Forum: Plants 08-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By milesm
ludwigia repens x l arcuata grows nicely in my...

ludwigia repens x l arcuata grows nicely in my low light/tech 10gal.
Forum: Substrate 07-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By milesm
if it's the one that looks like guinea pig/rabbit...

if it's the one that looks like guinea pig/rabbit food pellets, i used it many years ago. capped it with blasting sand. seemed to disintegrate within a month or two. made of peat and micros so you...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By milesm
i'd say you didn't read correctly. :) ...

i'd say you didn't read correctly. :)


that's how you avoid uneven pressure issues if you split the co2 line.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By milesm
take a look at replacement pumps for water...

take a look at replacement pumps for water features.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By milesm
if the power goes out, water will collect in the...

if the power goes out, water will collect in the sump up to the point when the tank water level and the top of the overflow are equal. you don't need that solenoid. so if your overflow is 1" below...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By milesm
check out aquaclear hob's. no cartridges, just a...

check out aquaclear hob's. no cartridges, just a coarse sponge for mechanical and biological filtration. there's enough room in the filter body to add a bag of carbon, peat, etc.

or you can cut an...
Forum: Lighting 04-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By milesm
the big box stores around here don't sell the...

the big box stores around here don't sell the starcoats. i ordered them online, but can't remember from whom. they are good bulbs in terms of par; aesthetically, a bit yellowish/greenish, but...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By milesm
regarding splitting the co2 line to feed 12...

regarding splitting the co2 line to feed 12 tanks, check out this (http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/7206-Diy-co2-splitter) post on tom barr's site for a fairly inexpensive method. don't know...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By milesm
dusko recommends letting it go for two months...

dusko recommends letting it go for two months before planting. check out this (http://www.aquabotanic.com/?p=1400).
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