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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By nikom8992
i think your light is a roseate or an infrared...

i think your light is a roseate or an infrared light. uv even though we cannot see it still gives of a slightly purple glow the further down you go in visible light the closer you get to x-rays and...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By nikom8992
as long as you have sufficient plants and surface...

as long as you have sufficient plants and surface agitation via power head or filter outflow you don't need one. i recommend getting 6700k lights the color of the bulb matters as well as the spectrum...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By nikom8992
i forgot to mention i use; KNO3 KH2PO4 ...

i forgot to mention i use;
KNO3
KH2PO4
K2SO4
MgSO4
Plantex CSM + B

Mono potassium phosphate is KH2PO4
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By nikom8992
I dose via the perpetual preservation system. ...

I dose via the perpetual preservation system.
https://sites.google.com/site/aquaticplantfertilizer/home/pps-pro

You can then fine tune your required amount of fertilizer using this calculator...
Forum: Plants 01-26-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By nikom8992
it looks almost as if something is eating it. i...

it looks almost as if something is eating it. i havent seen anyting like that in my tanksthough so i am not for sure about that. try to watch the pond snails on your plants and see if they are...
Forum: DIY 01-26-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
Posted By nikom8992
I have done something close to experimenting when...

I have done something close to experimenting when I first started diy co2.
here are my results.
all batches are in 2 liter bottles. and shaken up.

first batch:
1cup sugar
1/4 tsp yeast
no...
Forum: DIY 01-26-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,736
Posted By nikom8992
i am running 4 diy 2liter bottles on my 125gal...

i am running 4 diy 2liter bottles on my 125gal long and i have roughly 15-20 or more ppm of co2 in my tank i have found that if you use 2 cups of sugar the water turns into alchohol before the sugar...
Forum: DIY 01-08-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
i cant wait to buil it but i was wondering if...

i cant wait to buil it but i was wondering if there was anyway that i could do rainy day cloud cover and storm simulations with a diy setup and how id go about doing this. i know its a shot in the...
Forum: DIY 01-01-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
these are the settings i want for like the...

these are the settings i want for like the sunrise/sunset each one timed to over lap each other to give a 100% day/night cycle. with each stage having a different gradual color spectrum to night.
...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
thank you for your help i understand you a bit...

thank you for your help i understand you a bit more now but im still confused about the calculator cuase the makers led has five rows i wanted to fill each row up and at 28"above the substrate it...
Forum: DIY 12-30-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
left hanging

is anyone going to help me? i would like some feed back as to if this would be a good light to build. am i putting to much light in will it look "real"? will plants be fine with the uv? am i putting...
Forum: DIY 12-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
thats why i needed help but only 60 (still prolly...

thats why i needed help but only 60 (still prolly to much) xm-ls as daylight midday
i heard that greens and blue do nothing but when i looked at par charts chlorophyll a takes 450ish nm and 660 ish...
Forum: DIY 12-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By nikom8992
diy led's on 125 gal

i need some help i want high light on my tank but i want full control of intensity i was thinking of using:
makersled 72"
dim4 for sunrise/set
a 4 channel dimmer
75w inventronics driver x5
80...
Forum: DIY 12-05-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
i tried the guitar string and it wasnt working....

i tried the guitar string and it wasnt working. it was like trying to cut tree by pulling down the curve of the glass and the gap behind was to thin to get anything that could acually cut i think the...
Forum: DIY 12-05-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
thank you i was so scared every swing i dont...

thank you i was so scared every swing i dont think ill every be that lucky again. the point chisel helped so it broke where i wanted it. the back was the worse but when i got it all the way to the...
Forum: DIY 12-04-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
all i had was the chisel and hammer or string....

all i had was the chisel and hammer or string. and i believe it was a mix of the bend and the angling i couldnt get a saw-like tension on the silicone and it got about 1mm and hour and that was not...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 12-03-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By nikom8992
converting 125g to led

i was wanting to put leds on my 72"x18"x21". would 3 24" ray2's be sufficient? i dont want to have the 36" becuase of the braces tossing shadows down. i want high light. and i have co2
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
i finally got the last piece out. and it looks...

i finally got the last piece out. and it looks amazing now no cracked or boken aquarium glass. i would have done the silicon remover but it was so close to the corner i would have had to redo the...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
the side and back were siliconed. i tried the...

the side and back were siliconed. i tried the fishing line and it didn't work so i tried the boiling water and fishing line and it didnt work. so i finally broke down and got my point chisel and a...
Forum: Lighting 12-03-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By nikom8992
i too would like to know about how the lights...

i too would like to know about how the lights look do you get more growth? do your plants pearl more are you running into algae problems or plant problems? would you every buy it again?
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
Thumbs down what brand would be best?(i know ther all the...

what brand would be best?(i know ther all the same. but i like quality and right now i need good quality. i can always use the rest to go fishing.) and how long would it take to get through an area...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
i want it out of my tank not to turn it into a...

i want it out of my tank not to turn it into a giant fireball. lol what #test should i get?
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
ive found that out already ive been working on...

ive found that out already ive been working on this for a few days. and finally needed to ask becuase i felt like i was going no where. i think i can do the heat gun but would boiling hot water...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
i put it in myself and on the back and side there...

i put it in myself and on the back and side there is a thin layer of silicone but not many materials can fit between it and the glass anything thicker than nylon ribbon will not fit i have tried...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By nikom8992
i would really like to get information on this...

i would really like to get information on this asap so i can start working on it in the morning so i can get my tank back to normal. please help
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