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Forum: DIY 04-12-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Gill Man
OK, here's my take. You won't get skewed results...

OK, here's my take. You won't get skewed results from placing it any where between the filter outlet and the reactor. However, not knowing how the probe holder is engineered, you might want to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By Gill Man
Plantex CSM is the recommended source for...

Plantex CSM is the recommended source for micronutrients ... Contains:
1.5% Magnesium (MG),
1.5% Magnesium (cheleted), 0.10% Copper (Cu), 7.0% Iron (Fe - cheleted),
2.0% Maganese (Mn - Cheleted),...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2005, 08:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,408
Posted By Gill Man
If you have algae, it will take weeks to months...

If you have algae, it will take weeks to months to really reduce the algae. Pruning it away really helps. I'm on my 4th week of adding Flourish Excel, gradually going up to 5x the suggested dose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2005, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Gill Man
Steve, it does sound like it is easily...

Steve, it does sound like it is easily verifiable. I've just never added iron ferts to strong concentrations of K or P in a glass of water before, but I trust your observations and it's the first...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Gill Man
It appears that the Grasslin Digital Programmable...

It appears that the Grasslin Digital Programmable Timer can be programmed for certain days of the week so you can still maintain an alternate day dosing regimen. It also has an internal battery so it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By Gill Man
Thanks for starting a new thread. It's important...

Thanks for starting a new thread. It's important that we get as much feedback on our plans for dosing prior to our vacations and the sooner the better. I've got all my equipment and just now worked...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,061
Posted By Gill Man
Take it back and exchange it for an aquarium...

Take it back and exchange it for an aquarium plant book. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 994
Posted By Gill Man
This is exactly what I will be setting up within...

This is exactly what I will be setting up within the next week, to dose macronutrients. I'll be making a more dilute solution and using a digital timer so I can program it to come on for a minute...
Forum: Substrate 03-19-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Gill Man
The choice is yours. ...

The choice is yours. http://www.seachem.com/support/FAQs/FlourishTabs_faq.html

Flourish Tabs™ Support

Q: I'm using Flourite™as my only substrate, why should I use Flourish Tabs™?
A: While...
Forum: Substrate 03-18-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Gill Man
I'm convinced that our fancy substrates wear out...

I'm convinced that our fancy substrates wear out after about a year and should be supplemented even if certain species aren't known to be heavy root feeders. Aquatic plants are known to utilize both...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2005, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,809
Posted By Gill Man
Very beautiful! Thanks for updating, otherwise I...

Very beautiful! Thanks for updating, otherwise I wouldn't have gone back to find this thread. Does the chiller get enough ventilation being enclosed and how high up do you keep the pendants? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2005, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By Gill Man
Oh dear, where to begin... Instrument...

Oh dear, where to begin...

Instrument Accuracy
Instruments such as pH meters/controllers, test kits, thermometers and any other measuring instruments (even teaspoons and tablespoons), have a...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2005, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By Gill Man
I've been using the Pinpoint controller for about...

I've been using the Pinpoint controller for about 3 years now and I just read the manual for the Milwaukee unit from their website, so I can compare the two as far as set up and features. From what...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gill Man
I've been waiting for the right time to keep...

I've been waiting for the right time to keep discus as well; 15 years to be exact. I've heard the same about the difficulty of keeping them and their frailness. I've also heard the opposite. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2005, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Gill Man
I use the AM Reactor 1000 and when my...

I use the AM Reactor 1000 and when my controller/solenoid valve lets CO2 into the reactor, it collects a little at the top until the controller/solenoid valve closes. It collects there especially...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By Gill Man
I like the way plants look together in some...

I like the way plants look together in some harmonious collection, just as I like them in my perennial garden. Different colors, shapes and textures in a complementary arrangement. I also like the...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,026
Posted By Gill Man
Your small Pangasius hypopthalymus, as it is now...

Your small Pangasius hypopthalymus, as it is now called, is probably preying on small fishes which is why it may not appear hungry and lethargic. See:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Gill Man
Ditto what Bob said. The K rating is just how...

Ditto what Bob said. The K rating is just how the light is perceived by the human eye. You have to look at the graph for the light spectrum for each bulb to find out where it peaks to make an...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Gill Man
She's gonna be a lot more fed up by the time...

She's gonna be a lot more fed up by the time you're done! :) Buy her jewelry to compensate for the time and money you spend on your aquarium. It sounds like you've never heard of reducing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-07-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Gill Man
But the Fe is 10% in a dry powder form. I don't...

But the Fe is 10% in a dry powder form. I don't feel like word problems this early in the morning. I've got some too and wonder how to mix and dose it.
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Gill Man
What about the other way around. Can you put a...

What about the other way around. Can you put a 175W double-ended bulb in a fixture (pendant) that came with a 150W double-ended MH bulb? Just thought I'd ask while we're on the subject.
Forum: Plants 03-07-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By Gill Man
For some reason, the quality of H....

For some reason, the quality of H. micranthemoides in a LFS has been poor of late, even when newly arrived. The new growth on tips look fine but the rest looks pale and translucent. Maybe they got...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Gill Man
There's a limit to how high a pump can, well,...

There's a limit to how high a pump can, well, pump. Using the same size tubing or pipe, you will notice a greatly reduced flow rate if perhaps just a sputter of its former self. This might be...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Gill Man
Something called mulm is supposed to be good for...

Something called mulm is supposed to be good for the substrate, some people even seed mulm from the substrate of one tank to a new one. That's what I've read. Go figure, all these years... You can...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-06-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 45,438
Posted By Gill Man
I guess it's my turn. I'm 43, and just found out...

I guess it's my turn. I'm 43, and just found out the 20 and 30-something's around here at work are calling me old man Gil, and these are the people that like me! Bummer. I got my BS in Molecular...
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