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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 07:32 AM
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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   Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
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: 651
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: 651
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: 353
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: 4
Views: 340
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
Views: 550
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: 312
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: 312
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: 153
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: 128
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: 220
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: 322
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: 369
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...
Forum: Plants   11-01-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By milesm
[QUOTE=Solcielo lawrencia;9653801]The CSM dose...

[QUOTE=Solcielo lawrencia;9653801]The CSM dose sounds toxic to me. Are the leaves smaller than they should be ? That's probably a symptom of trace tox. I'd not dose that.[/QUOTE

i'll try...
Forum: Plants   10-31-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By milesm
i dose ei: 1/8t kno3, 1/16t kh2po4 3 times a week...

i dose ei: 1/8t kno3, 1/16t kh2po4 3 times a week and 1/8t csm-b 3 times a week, alternating in a 10 gal. sorry, no photos cuz i just mowed the hedge down. i noticed there are a few that have 2...
Forum: Plants   10-31-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By milesm
ever since i got it, about 3 years ago.

ever since i got it, about 3 years ago.
Forum: Plants   10-30-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By milesm
rotala green does not branch after pruning

only 1 shoot develops at the node below the cut so i end up with the same number of stems, only shorter. running high light, 7.5hr photoperiod, co2, ei. it grows rapidly, but can't get a really dense...
Forum: Lighting   10-28-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By milesm
ah suppy

went out of business. website says another person/entity will take over in december. too bad. they had good customer service.
Forum: Equipment   09-27-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By milesm
there will be pressure behind the gas pocket. you...

there will be pressure behind the gas pocket. you need to figure out a way to route the tubing containing the excess gas before the pump, so that the impeller can chop it up. haven't run a cerges,...
Forum: Equipment   09-27-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By milesm
i run my reactor on a closed loop powered by an...

i run my reactor on a closed loop powered by an external pump. i clean out my tubes 2 - 3 times a year, it's just basic maintenance. using clear tubing will also funk things up quicker; i use black...
Forum: Equipment   09-22-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By milesm
a co2 reactor can produce both.

a co2 reactor can produce both.
Forum: Equipment   09-22-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By milesm
tom barr conducted a few tests on the "air"...

tom barr conducted a few tests on the "air" bubble at the top of reactors and concluded that it is co2 and that it is pretty much unavoidable (assuming that you are pushing enough co2 to achieve a...
Forum: Equipment   10-09-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By milesm
i've also had one for 10 years. i don't get eotd,...

i've also had one for 10 years. i don't get eotd, rather, i have to turn up the needle valve to maintain co2 flow. speaking of the needle valve, it sucks--the minutest turn results in big changes in...
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By milesm
most off the shelf regulators have the nv...

most off the shelf regulators have the nv attached to the solenoid, so there's nothing unsafe about doing it, per se. (use of check valves are important). the input of your nv needs to be attached...
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