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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Jeff5614
I use a 15 watt UV continuously on my tank and...

I use a 15 watt UV continuously on my tank and have for years if for no other reason than it adds that finishing sparkle to the water. You can find other support for using them from reduction of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Jeff5614
Skip it or add a little extra the day before....

Skip it or add a little extra the day before. Either way it shouldn't be a problem. Plants are like people when overfed they get fat and can go a few days with nothing to eat. Really, if you're...
Forum: Substrate   05-23-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Jeff5614
I used inert aquarium gravel for the first 10...

I used inert aquarium gravel for the first 10 years of keeping planted tanks and never really had any trouble growing anything I tried, including a couple of species of Lilaeopsis, S. repens, HC, E....
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By Jeff5614
I don't see one as better than the other. It's...

I don't see one as better than the other. It's just personal preference. I use washers as I've managed to break two permaseals by over tightening them.
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Jeff5614
Yep, sometimes simpler is better.

Yep, sometimes simpler is better.
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By Jeff5614
It doesn't matter if A or B is up or down. You...

It doesn't matter if A or B is up or down. You just want the water entering on whichever end is up and exiting through the end that's on the bottom. When you first get it connected and the filter...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-13-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,450
Posted By Jeff5614
Nice tank! I think that's your scape on ADG's...

Nice tank! I think that's your scape on ADG's facebook that Jeff is setting up.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 23,495
Posted By Jeff5614
Nope. I'm on a noon to 11:00pm lighting schedule...

Nope. I'm on a noon to 11:00pm lighting schedule and try to get mine done in the morning before lights on.
Forum: Equipment   05-08-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Jeff5614
Are you using one of GLA's atomizers or something...

Are you using one of GLA's atomizers or something similar? I would just try increasing the working pressure to 40 or 45 psi and see if that helps. Sometimes it takes more than 35 psi for some of the...
Forum: Equipment   05-04-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By Jeff5614
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-30-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jeff5614
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jeff5614
Well, ADA recommends regular water changes also....

Well, ADA recommends regular water changes also. I would think they recommend carbon to help remove a lot of "stuff" that is released into the water in a newly setup tank. They're always pretty vague...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jeff5614
I'm not saying it's necessary, just that I don't...

I'm not saying it's necessary, just that I don't see a problem with with using it. I used it years ago in my planted tank until I discovered Purigen.

You just hear it repeated over and over by...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jeff5614
I know exactly what you mean.

I know exactly what you mean.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jeff5614
That's debatable. ADA recommends carbon for the...

That's debatable. ADA recommends carbon for the first two or three months after setting up a tank and then as needed if water becomes cloudy. Any nutrients it might remove are negligible and it is...
Forum: Equipment   04-22-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Jeff5614
It resembles a Fluval E Heater quite a bit.

It resembles a Fluval E Heater quite a bit.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-22-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Jeff5614
Not really. I would add it a drop at a time until...

Not really. I would add it a drop at a time until getting the pH below 7 and see how it goes over time. I've not done this myself and was more just thinking aloud as far as alternatives to bleach....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-21-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,315
Posted By Jeff5614
We have the same problem in east Tennessee :).

We have the same problem in east Tennessee :).
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-21-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Jeff5614
Ascorbic acid or vinegar both seem preferable to...

Ascorbic acid or vinegar both seem preferable to bleach or Excel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-19-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Jeff5614
Both are going to be pretty dilute solutions in...

Both are going to be pretty dilute solutions in comparison to what you would probably be adding to your tank if you were using dry salts or making up your own solutions, as in EI. I would just follow...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-17-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Jeff5614
Part of the "beauty of EI" is supposed to be that...

Part of the "beauty of EI" is supposed to be that you don't have to measure. Some like to, some don't. In my understanding of EI and the way I make up my solutions, it is to bring the tank up to a...
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,520
Posted By Jeff5614
Try hard. You can do it 0:).

Try hard. You can do it 0:).
Forum: Tank Journals   04-01-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 23,495
Posted By Jeff5614
I picked up a bottle of Advance a while back when...

I picked up a bottle of Advance a while back when I noticed it on the shelf at my lfs. I added a couple of doses, but got lazy and didn't stick with it. I'm interested to see what your impressions...
Forum: Equipment   03-27-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Jeff5614
AF is good... Aquatic Garden???? A post or two...

AF is good... Aquatic Garden???? A post or two lately regarding their shipping and communication that you may want to look up.
Forum: Lighting   03-22-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,520
Posted By Jeff5614
Here's a video shot by George Farmer of Thang...

Here's a video shot by George Farmer of Thang To's tank that uses Kessils.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQvGbiI06V8
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