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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By PMD
I ordered from AquariumFertilizer last week. ...

I ordered from AquariumFertilizer last week.

Excellent service.

They also have a special - not sure if it is temporary or permanent. Buy five pounds of the same fert and receive the sixth...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By PMD
Water Flow

On a 125G, the following works well:

Two Eheim 2217's, the spray bars at each end of the tank directing the flow towards the middle.

Two Aquaclear 110's on the back adding another 300 to 800...
Forum: DIY 02-18-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By PMD
DIY Reactor

I recently assembled two CO2 reactors.

I allowed the primer to dry for about 10 minutes before applying the cement.

It worked great.

Regards,

PMD
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By PMD
What kind of plants do you anticipate planting in...

What kind of plants do you anticipate planting in the tank?

For plants that need low to moderate light 2 watts per gallon will be OK.

I have 2.7 watts over my 90 gallon tank (24" depth) and my...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By PMD
Prove it to yourself. Try growing glosso or...

Prove it to yourself.

Try growing glosso or HC with two watts per gallon at a 12" or 16" depth.

Now try growing those same plants at two watts per gallon at a 30" or 36" depth!

Regards,
...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By PMD
That's right. That is why very deep tanks...

That's right.

That is why very deep tanks are problematic.

Regards,

PMD
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By PMD
If the tank was 16" high, you would have 45...

If the tank was 16" high, you would have 45 gallons in that tank.

2 watts per gallon (45 gallons X 2 = 90 watts) would then be sufficient.

This tank is twice that. It takes 4x as much light to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By PMD
The difference between the two tanks could be the...

The difference between the two tanks could be the GH.

It could be that the eco-complete is not adding any calcium or magnesium to the water. Onyx sand is known for maintaining excellent GH.

I...
Forum: DIY 09-14-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 19,841
Posted By PMD
Barr reactor

Hoppy,

Looks great and very professional.

What size tank will you be using it on?

Regards,

PMD
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2006, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By PMD
Add excel or not

I also use three bags of purigen. My water is crystal clear and I believe it is due the Purigen.

I maintain about 50 inches of fish in the tank. Keep the bio-load low to medium and water issues...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2006, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By PMD
Add excel or not

I have a 90g tank at work. I am currently using the Non CO2 method that Tom advocates with that tank.

I would suggest you add NPK on a regular basis. I l inadvertently allowed the nitrates to...
Forum: Lighting 06-21-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By PMD
How about Option 7. 7. Purchase an...

How about Option 7.

7. Purchase an incandescent hood that has the built-in reflectors, I think it is made by All-Glass - anyway I purchased it at Petsmart.

Replace the incandescent lights...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By PMD
I just received my large plant order for a 90G...

I just received my large plant order for a 90G from Aquariumgarden.com.
This company is a class act!

Plants were in excellent shape.

Prices were very competitive.

All bags were sealed well...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-13-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By PMD
AquariumGarden.com vendor

Does anybody have any recent experience with ordering plants from AquariumGarden.com?

I welcome any comments.

Regards,

PMD
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-05-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By PMD
Consider keeping the 36 watt fixture to use for a...

Consider keeping the 36 watt fixture to use for a noon-burst.

Consider elevating the 110 watt fixture a few inches to allow for better light diffusion in the tank.

Consider ditching the CO2...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By PMD
Aquaclear 110 (Old 500) fit on 90G?

I am considering using an Aquaclear on a 90 gallon.

I am not sure if it will fit cleanly over the lip of a standard all-glass 90?

Does anyone have this set-up?

PMD
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By PMD
The regular Aqualight legs are a little brittle....

The regular Aqualight legs are a little brittle. Try the Aqualight Plus legs. They are much stronger and they come in black as well as clear just like the regular legs.
Plus legs:
Black-...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By PMD
Use a bag of Purigen. It did wonders for my tank....

Use a bag of Purigen. It did wonders for my tank.

I had a particle problem, but within two days of using Purigen - no more particles.

I leave it in my filter all the time.

PMD
Forum: Lighting 04-21-2006, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By PMD
I donít know the answer to your question, but you...

I donít know the answer to your question, but you might consider trying this idea.

Take a sheet of vellum paper (less than $1.00 at a craft store) and cut it to the size of your acrylic lens cover...
Forum: Lighting 04-21-2006, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By PMD
Consider keeping your current lights - 112 watts....

Consider keeping your current lights - 112 watts.

Purchase one Coralife Freshwater Aqualight Double linear strips Ė 130 watts.

Total watts available Ė 242.

Place the two T-5 strips on a...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2006, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By PMD
Actually, turbulence is beneficial in a non-CO2...

Actually, turbulence is beneficial in a non-CO2 injected tank, so donít try to minimize the turbulence.

The turbulence will actually help maintain the low amount of CO2 that is naturally present...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,750
Posted By PMD
I followed Tomís approach as outlined on his...

I followed Tomís approach as outlined on his website (non-CO2 methods) two months ago.

I am delighted with the results Ė virtually no algae and the plants are growing just fine.

However, I do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,897
Posted By PMD
Yes, I agree with GulfCoastAquarian that adding...

Yes, I agree with GulfCoastAquarian that adding additional CO2 should be the demarcation line for the Low Tech Forum.

As plant growth rates increase - response time for correcting deficiencies...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By PMD
You might consider two of these: ...

You might consider two of these:

http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products/KW/F38AA/Class/Fish+Supplies+Lighting+Fixtures/T1/F38AA+0047+0870/EDP/39453/Itemdy00.aspx

I was considering using it for my...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By PMD
20 Gallon High Light Filter

I was thinking of purchasing a Coralife 65 CF light for my non CO2 injected 20G High.
This light will be too strong for the tank but I was thinking of using some sort of thin cloth? or maybe some...
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