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Forum: Plants   12-08-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By hbosman
With tweezers, pull stem bottoms under the...

With tweezers, pull stem bottoms under the substrate at an angle.
Forum: Substrate   12-07-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By hbosman
If you want to disturb your substrate, do it in...

If you want to disturb your substrate, do it in sections, 25 % or less at a time and you should be okay. That's what i do if I want make changes, so I don't get a green water break out.
Forum: Lighting   11-07-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By hbosman
I have a BML light, bought it before they...

I have a BML light, bought it before they discontinued. Anyway, they were more than receptive to phone calls back then. I would imagine that they might still have dimmers in stock. They charged me...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-29-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,222
Posted By hbosman
Wouldn't it be more reasonable if, .1 ppm Fe was...

Wouldn't it be more reasonable if, .1 ppm Fe was too much, wouldn't you try .05 or .03 ppm? Going from .1 to .01 just seems an over reaction. After all, some people were successful at .2 ppm every...
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,625
Posted By hbosman
To me, there's a trade off with mist vs. reactor....

To me, there's a trade off with mist vs. reactor. Reactors have less annoying mist floating around but if you are adding a substantial amount of Co2 to it, you will probably hear the gurgling of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-27-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By hbosman
I used to use 24 OZ paintball tanks with a 57...

I used to use 24 OZ paintball tanks with a 57 gallon aquarium shooting for 30 ppm CO2 levels. I've used diffusers, inline diffusers, reactors, and generally, it lasted a month before a tank swap was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Posted By hbosman
I had thought about doing this but, my...

I had thought about doing this but, my understanding is Fe and some other micros might not stay available from one day to the next. So, macros once a week after water change should work but, Fe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,162
Posted By hbosman
If you download and install zorfox calculator, it...

If you download and install zorfox calculator, it has a nutrient accumulation calculator to determine water changes vs. fert dosage.

Zorfox's Planted Tank Calculator...
Forum: Equipment   10-07-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By hbosman
I need the sponge to keep the snails out of the...

I need the sponge to keep the snails out of the impeller. hmmm the UKAPs mod might do well to keep snails and leaves out. I haven't found any fish in mine yet.
Forum: Equipment   07-28-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 27,362
Posted By hbosman
So, my observation from you efforts is, a...

So, my observation from you efforts is, a standard filter is more than adequate and if, there is any ammonia or nitrite available, its food for the plants. Without plants, perhaps the most effective...
Forum: Plants   07-22-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,099
Posted By hbosman
I was ok with EI when I was using tap water. KH...

I was ok with EI when I was using tap water. KH of 6, GH of 10. Then I started using RO and adding booster to GH 4. All of a sudden, my plants started melting away, trimmed them back. Crypts...
Forum: DIY   07-21-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By hbosman
Is this port on the intake line or output line? ...

Is this port on the intake line or output line? I'd like to see a photo if you can provide one. If I can make this work for me, I might go back to using a reactor. Sometimes repriming a canister...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By hbosman
Below is where I sent two Victor 250 regulators...

Below is where I sent two Victor 250 regulators for rebuild. The cost of the regulators on fleabay and rebuild cost was much cheaper than buying a replacement dual stage regulator. I had tried one...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 35,099
Posted By hbosman
Ahh, maybe you need one in each corner? Good for...

Ahh, maybe you need one in each corner? Good for halloween affect!!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 35,099
Posted By hbosman
what's that white thing in the corner? ...

what's that white thing in the corner?

Beautiful setup by the way!!
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By hbosman
I think resolution is for the temperature...

I think resolution is for the temperature displayed and set. I don't think it specifically describes the differential settings.
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By hbosman
Does it have heating differential setting? I...

Does it have heating differential setting? I like the ability to adjust the differential temperature in .1 increments like the 308S but, .5 would be sufficient.
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
No, not at all. My basement is the coolest room...

No, not at all. My basement is the coolest room in the house. The hydor inline heater is turned on quite regularly, event this time of year. Controller is set at 28 C (82.4 F) with a differential...
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
After using my 308s for two weeks, I have no...

After using my 308s for two weeks, I have no complaints. Very easy to change settings. The only thing is, i would have "preferred" two heat plugs vs. one heat, one cooling. But I can use a dual...
Forum: Equipment   06-23-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 27,362
Posted By hbosman
The pieces look kind of small. Might slow down...

The pieces look kind of small. Might slow down filter flow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By hbosman
I've left my tank unattended numerous times for...

I've left my tank unattended numerous times for 10 days to two weeks and never lost a fish. And they weren't skinny and wasted away. I usually have to do major trim of the plants because they grow...
Forum: Equipment   06-16-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
Yeah, I have the 308s and differential set to .5....

Yeah, I have the 308s and differential set to .5. you can set it in .1 degree increments if you want.
Forum: Equipment   06-16-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
I was thinking of getting the one without cooling...

I was thinking of getting the one without cooling function as well but, user rating wasn't as high and I couldn't determine if you could adjust the differential setting to less than 1 degree. I've...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
I set the low alarm to 24 c and the high alarm to...

I set the low alarm to 24 c and the high alarm to 32 c. I hadn't tested the alarms yet though. Curious to see if I can hear it from upstairs.
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,121
Posted By hbosman
So far, I'm liking the Inkbird. Using it with a...

So far, I'm liking the Inkbird. Using it with a 300 watt Hydor inline on a 57 gallon aquarium. I used three digital thermometers to calibrate the Inkbird to their average. One of the thermometers...
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