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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By sparrow
You will want to be very careful with that. ...

You will want to be very careful with that. Unless you have unusually high flow through your reactor, you will get an airlock since air doesn't dissolve in water as easily as CO2.
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By sparrow
I've also experienced simply unsurpassed customer...

I've also experienced simply unsurpassed customer service from them as well!

I had a minor problem with one of the endcaps of my 6x55Watt setup, and instead of giving me any grief/questioning,...
Forum: Plants 10-29-2006, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By sparrow
Surely, there is a reason that CO2 is used so...

Surely, there is a reason that CO2 is used so widely in aquatic plant cultivation....

Be careful, though, because when you push CO2 you really have to stay on top of your nutrient dosing or you...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By sparrow
Yes, many have thought of it. It is much harder...

Yes, many have thought of it. It is much harder to dissolve air into water than CO2, though. Unless you have exceptionally high pressure flow through your reactor, you will likely wind up with an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 02:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By sparrow
I've noticed, but I'm not at all convinced that...

I've noticed, but I'm not at all convinced that it is actually pearling rather than ?condensation of O2 on the surfaces inside the tank because of the supersaturation created by the turbulence of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,831
Posted By sparrow
I had a surface coating like that for the first...

I had a surface coating like that for the first month or so in my tank. I'm not sure if it was due to something in the filter(new) or the tank(also new). It did go away after about 5-6 weeks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,831
Posted By sparrow
Really? Care to elaborate on that?

Really? Care to elaborate on that?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By sparrow
Nice planting, Nice project, Nice journaling, and...

Nice planting, Nice project, Nice journaling, and Nice site too!

BTW, this may be better suited to the Photo Album section. You should actually get a mod to move it there and keep a running...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By sparrow
Just add the dechlor AS you fill, and you won't...

Just add the dechlor AS you fill, and you won't have any problems, really. Seachem Prime is a good choice.

Also, do yourself a real favor and buy a Python (http://www.pythonproducts.com/) water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By sparrow
I have a 90 gallon with a 10# cylinder. At, more...

I have a 90 gallon with a 10# cylinder. At, more or less 3bps, I get approx 4 months out of a tank. That's roughly $30/year of CO2. Not bad, IMO.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2006, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By sparrow
Many of Tom Barr's articles are fantastic...

Many of Tom Barr's articles are fantastic reading. If you haven't read them, going back through the monthly articles archive is well worth the time. As far as I'm concerned, the meager subscription...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By sparrow
I think you'll find that a 'scape' is very much...

I think you'll find that a 'scape' is very much not a permanent thing. So, working some more plants in (especially to get you started) shouldn't be met with disdain. It will give you good...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By sparrow
Try AZGardens' driftwood section...

Try AZGardens' driftwood section (http://www.azgardens.com/Driftwood.php).
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-23-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By sparrow
Shrimp Running on a Treadmill

I know this is a little offbeat, but it is particularly applicable to shrimpkeeping.

Shrimp Running on a Treadmill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKRkP43R8pY)
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By sparrow
Another happy 2128 owner here. I'm using one on...

Another happy 2128 owner here. I'm using one on my 90 gallon, with a reactor plumbed inline. The 2128 has maintained rock-steady temps. I wouldn't hesitate to use one.
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,886
Posted By sparrow
With your aquariumplants.com "best" regulator, if...

With your aquariumplants.com "best" regulator, if you have it setup correctly you won't have an end of tank dump. I also use one on my 90 gallon, and it just ran out yesterday with no issue. As to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By sparrow
I've kept some in my 90 gallon(ph6.7) for about 3...

I've kept some in my 90 gallon(ph6.7) for about 3 months, and I've noticed just a bit of corrosion on the outside of their shells. Other than that, they seem to be thriving (constantly moving,...
Forum: Substrate 05-06-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By sparrow
I would not recommend mixing one of the designer...

I would not recommend mixing one of the designer substates like Eco with another substrate, and certainly not with fish in the tank at the time.

Perhaps you could get a large rubbermaid tub to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,606
Posted By sparrow
He couldn't have been too wise if he told you to...

He couldn't have been too wise if he told you to use that much peat. You should use peat very sparingly, because it will greatly lower the PH of your water.

If you are really going to start with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-03-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By sparrow
I second that! When I attached mine, I used...

I second that! When I attached mine, I used stainless steel wood screws. They worked great for holding it and I haven't had any problems with corrosion.

To attach to the slate, I drilled a hole...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By sparrow
As an alternative, I found that Savko...

As an alternative, I found that Savko (http://www.savko.com/) is cheaper for some of the clear parts. I ordered some pieces from them when I made my DIY reactor, and I couldn't be happier.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,430
Posted By sparrow
If you change only on a weekly basis, it really...

If you change only on a weekly basis, it really starts to stink. I soaked mine in a large covered rubbermaid tub that I left out on my deck, and found that after about 3 days it started to stink and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By sparrow
There is another recent thread...

There is another recent thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/general-planted-tank-discussion/29966-re-starting-aquarium.html) in this section, by an experienced planted tank keeper, that is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By sparrow
If you don't have some sort of a bubble counter,...

If you don't have some sort of a bubble counter, even a DIY one, then I don't know how you'll have any sort of measure of how much CO2 you are injecting besides testing. So, yes, you'll need a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-22-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,430
Posted By sparrow
Since that's the way I did it, and it worked well...

Since that's the way I did it, and it worked well for me, then yes I think I'd recommend it. :) One thing to note, though, is that when I put the hardscape in, my paramaters didn't change...
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