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Forum: DIY   05-15-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,286
Posted By ipkiss
Kudos for sticking with it and building your own!

Kudos for sticking with it and building your own!
Forum: Algae   05-11-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
If you're into tinkering, build your own reactor!...

If you're into tinkering, build your own reactor! Cerges OR Griggs style.

Cerges style
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/20-diy/110100-cerges-reactor-diy-inline-co2-reactor.html

I must...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-08-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By ipkiss
I must say, I was very intrigued upon the earlier...

I must say, I was very intrigued upon the earlier description of this "overhead" wet/dry. It's a pretty amazing product for purposes of education. However, I'm quite surprised at someone who would...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-08-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By ipkiss
New layout is very nice indeed. I like dark...

New layout is very nice indeed. I like dark tanks, all the more because I don't have one. It reminds me of the times that I spend in the natural river habitat section of aquariums. Very peaceful,...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-06-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,471
Posted By ipkiss
Hey Hilde, Thanks for the advice. I...

Hey Hilde,

Thanks for the advice. I haven't tested water in forever. So much that the GH test is expired. Nitrates is indeed hovering only at 10. Guess I'll have to push that dosage up. Must...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-05-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By ipkiss
Wow.

Wow.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-05-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,471
Posted By ipkiss
2017-05 ...

2017-05

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May sees...
Forum: Algae   05-05-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Hahaha.. I like his #5! Very applicable to the...

Hahaha.. I like his #5! Very applicable to the current discussion!
Forum: Algae   05-05-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Here's some of the more common tenets (current...

Here's some of the more common tenets (current beliefs?) for your quoted issues...

you're out of balance because you have algae. I don't think many people will argue with that one

how do...
Forum: Lighting   05-04-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By ipkiss
I don't think too much light will outright 'kill...

I don't think too much light will outright 'kill your plants.' Maybe some more sensitive plants, but as long as you don't bury the main rhizome, java fern is pretty tough. You'll see it weakening...
Forum: Algae   05-04-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
I don't want to simply tell you to NOT cut back...

I don't want to simply tell you to NOT cut back on dosing, because I'm not running your tank and am not close to the specifics of it. Instead, I'd suggest you to
take a look at this link :


...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-03-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By ipkiss
nicer than mine when I first started! but a...

nicer than mine when I first started! but a planted+ 24/7 without co2? or just without 'pressurized' co2? watch out for algae if no co2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-03-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By ipkiss
It's too low. If you combine that with too high...

It's too low. If you combine that with too high a light, you'll just be asking for algae troubles. They're pretty horrible. I know that you want to start cheap with co2, but trust most of us on...
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By ipkiss
Sevendust111's idea isn't bad in terms of growing...

Sevendust111's idea isn't bad in terms of growing slowly. I myself had actually went that route,

but a couple things to consider, a full sized regulator on a paintball tank,
a) looks a little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-03-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By ipkiss
Ahh, ok. I thought I'd been under a rock for a...

Ahh, ok. I thought I'd been under a rock for a while. When I see SS 2-stage, I think of the stuff that our fellow members build -- like a matheson 3810 or a victor sgt500 :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-03-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By ipkiss
Man, is this for real? Was this sarcasm or the...

Man, is this for real? Was this sarcasm or the regulator isn't what it looks like? Description claims stainless steel regulator? All new for $250ish? If it's what it claims to be, that's .. an...
Forum: Algae   05-03-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Very nice, doing this with a raspberry pi. ...

Very nice, doing this with a raspberry pi. Thanks for your work. I'll have to look into this when my arduino one breaks and I can't revive it.
Forum: Algae   05-03-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Oh yea, I do like that passing cloud cover...

Oh yea, I do like that passing cloud cover setting too. I usually do that when I'm working late on the water change and don't want it blasting light or have guests over and want to show the tank off...
Forum: Fish   05-03-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By ipkiss
I do hope for your sake that they're SAE's :) ...

I do hope for your sake that they're SAE's :) They definitely look the part. Otherwise, I'm in the same boat as you ..
...
Forum: Algae   05-03-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Just try it all! what have you got to lose! :D ...

Just try it all! what have you got to lose! :D Be mindful of what you're trying and think of how it relates to the all important balance that you need to maintain and yea, a few weeks should show a...
Forum: Algae   05-02-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By ipkiss
If you're lucky, it might just be fungus .. in...

If you're lucky, it might just be fungus .. in which case, most people just ride it out or manually remove it and hope it doesn't come back.
...
Forum: Algae   05-02-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By ipkiss
Even less light. Or more CO2. Or both....

Even less light.

Or more CO2.

Or both.

How are you getting the CO2 dissolved into the water? Reactor? Diffuser? Is it doing it efficiently? Because you can run many bubbles, but if...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-01-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,471
Posted By ipkiss
2017-04 new plants, new plants! new angle! ...

2017-04

new plants, new plants! new angle! Doesn't the tank look longer with this angle?
...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-11-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,660
Posted By ipkiss
it's not what you posted, but this is what my...

it's not what you posted, but this is what my mind intepreted ..
Forum: Plants   04-04-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By ipkiss
Hmm, why not petsmart? Does your petsmart have...

Hmm, why not petsmart? Does your petsmart have the tissue culture plants? See this post:...
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