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Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Navyblue
I can't answer that question without looking at...

I can't answer that question without looking at the price tag.


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Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Navyblue
He hits the nail on the head. While everything...

He hits the nail on the head. While everything bends, and water is heavy, I highly doubt there is enough force to bend that few inches of glass enough to rupture the silicone seal.

I think it is a...
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Navyblue
As Darkblade48 mentioned, I would be wary sending...

As Darkblade48 mentioned, I would be wary sending in a US cylinder to a Japanese shop without specifically mentioning the screw thread. US has many things different from the rest of the world, Japan...
Forum: Equipment   07-21-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By Navyblue
DIY in-sump CO2 reactor

There are many inline or in tank DIY designs out there, but the sump folks don't seem to get much love. Sure we could use those too, but it seems senseless for us to sacrifice precious return pump...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-15-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Navyblue
This is off topic, but you do not want to use...

This is off topic, but you do not want to use organic compound as buffer in aquarium. They will be decomposed and consumed by bacteria. Their effect is short lived at best and you will have other...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-14-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Navyblue
If you have to ask that, it doesn't seem like you...

If you have to ask that, it doesn't seem like you understand EI. :) EI dosing, in short, is giving the plants more nutrients than it needs so that plants are limited only by light. You will not only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Navyblue
CO2 dissolving a little too slow

So, I have been doing more observation. I also swapped out the diffuser with an external CO2 reactor and a lily pipe as I got tired of the soda water look. I had too much flow, now I have too little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Navyblue
Glad to know that. Btw, I assume you can...

Glad to know that.

Btw, I assume you can tell by the body shape? What exactly do you look for?


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Forum: Plants   03-30-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Navyblue
I guess these must be those 2 you talked about? ...

I guess these must be those 2 you talked about?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y85/Navyblue/Temp/B04DD8C8-629F-4F39-94F8-F058AEA0BDFB_zpsml8al8qm.jpg...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Navyblue
Can't manage a good photo but I got a half decent...

Can't manage a good photo but I got a half decent video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ewZO83iIwA

The shrimp eyes were white because I used LED flash. They aren't orange eyed like tiger...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Navyblue
Neocaridinia or caridinia?

I've been out of the shrimp scene for a while. Lately I got myself some near solid dark blue shrimp. I just assumed they are neocaridinia, I didn't know caridinia can look like that nowadays. :D
...
Forum: Plants   03-30-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Navyblue
Thanks for the answer. Yes the lucky bamboo...

Thanks for the answer.

Yes the lucky bamboo is emersed.

I have other anubias with wavy lines, I assumed they are coffeefolia. But this one is the only one that has red on in rhizome.

FWIW,...
Forum: Plants   03-30-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Navyblue
Anubias ID

Here are some Anubias and the label that came from LFS, but googling their supposed name returns exactly nothing, so I have a feeling they are playing it loose at least with the spelling.

Anubias...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-20-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Navyblue
I cut down the CO2 to about 2 bps, at this rate,...

I cut down the CO2 to about 2 bps, at this rate, only the larger pore passes the CO2. Most of the micro bubbles are gone. I also run air stone throughout the day. Drop checker remains dark green from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-20-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Navyblue
The CO2 turns on and off the at the same time, 8...

The CO2 turns on and off the at the same time, 8 hours a day.

Bubbles from pump cavitation don't turn the drop checker yellower than it is during photo period.

I hope we are not talking about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-19-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Navyblue
CO2 dissolving a little too slow

I just set up a new tank with pressurised CO2. Tank size is 20G. I have a ceramic diffuser placed under the intake of a maxi jet 1200. I placed the power head in a way that current/micro bubbles...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-18-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By Navyblue
I think Seachem mentioned somewhere to aerate the...

I think Seachem mentioned somewhere to aerate the water after using Prime. That said I have used tap water and Prime countless of times and never seem to have this problem before.

When I went fish...
Forum: Plants   03-18-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
Thanks for your kind words. :) I wasn't...

Thanks for your kind words. :)

I wasn't trying to do it the hard way, or the nice way. I learned most of these from youtube. So grid planting is just what seemed natural to me. I also try to plant...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-18-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By Navyblue
That turned out to be the last picture before I...

That turned out to be the last picture before I tore it down and moved all the plants to another tank.

I swapped out the bulb for a stronger one, added pressurised CO2, a cooling fan, and...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-18-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By Navyblue
I wasn't expecting much of a cycle since I used...

I wasn't expecting much of a cycle since I used my old plants, wood, and filter sponge to seed the bacteria, but I got one anyway. I had trace ammonia, but it's gone now. Now I have 7.5ppm or so...
Forum: Plants   03-18-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
I think I spent a total of 19 hours on this. They...

I think I spent a total of 19 hours on this. They better not melt, or worse.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y85/Navyblue/Aquarium/22G%20Rimless%20Setup/P3184260_zps6pkvrhmk.jpg

The front...
Forum: Plants   03-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
Thanks for the kind words. :) Btw I think I...

Thanks for the kind words. :)

Btw I think I might have figured out the trick.

What I got is a rectangular mat. As I was finishing the first mat, I find the separating gets easier as it is a...
Forum: Plants   03-16-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
Thanks for the link. I think the problem is the...

Thanks for the link. I think the problem is the plant size. In the video the plants are large, lots of leaves and roots, and they are all individual plants. What I got is a lot less mature, lots...
Forum: Plants   03-16-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
The tank without the fan would be at around 86ºF,...

The tank without the fan would be at around 86ºF, with the fan it is a more comfortable 81ºF, I am in the tropic.

Those plants in the tank are half of what I bought, at this rate I probably need...
Forum: Plants   03-16-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Navyblue
Tank size is 24"x18"x12". Yeah I do plant...

Tank size is 24"x18"x12". Yeah I do plant dense.
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