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Forum: Lighting   04-06-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By allknighter
Thanks for the good advice. Over at the...

Thanks for the good advice. Over at the Barrreport Tom speculated it was due to water parameter swings but the nitrate starvation hypothesis will be interesting and quantifiable to test. I bought...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By allknighter
This is a great tank! After checking out...

This is a great tank!

After checking out your tanks, it appears that I am following in your footsteps (but with much less experience and success)! I've got a Staurogyne high tech 12g with a Ray2...
Forum: Lighting   04-05-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By allknighter
Thanks for the great info - I've been suffering...

Thanks for the great info - I've been suffering from melt and BGA after getting my Ray2 and was assuming it was due to a saltwater ich treatment I just finished. My nitrates have been extremely low...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-04-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By allknighter
Any update on the tank? I'm starting a lowtech...

Any update on the tank? I'm starting a lowtech ADA 30C shrimp cube and contemplating the Fugeray-r, but I'm hoping to get some data about how it looks over a tank / plant growth before jumping in.
Forum: Lighting   03-23-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By allknighter
The RayII classifies as a high light fixture...

The RayII classifies as a high light fixture mounted directly above a 12" cube. The Fugeray is medium or low; the PAR datasheet is easily available here or from Finnex's website.

I just got an...
Forum: Finnex   03-22-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By allknighter
Finnex Legs

Sounds like an opportunity for an enterprising individual with a laser cutter or some plastic fabricating skills :-)
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 44,022
Posted By allknighter
This really is impressive considering your...

This really is impressive considering your performance to maintenance. How long do you think the soil / root tab combo will keep going? Indefinitely? I think my eco-complete has played out after a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,376
Posted By allknighter
Inventive work with a challenging geometry!

Inventive work with a challenging geometry!
Forum: Tank Journals   03-13-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 25,845
Posted By allknighter
Great Tank! I wonder if you think the Finnex is...

Great Tank! I wonder if you think the Finnex is enough for a high tech, 12G Mr. Aqua tank? Is there any hesitation you would have in recommending this fixture?

Your tank coloration looks great...
Forum: DIY   03-21-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 24
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Views: 1,704
Posted By allknighter
I have this heatsink over my 10 gallon right now,...

I have this heatsink over my 10 gallon right now, cooling about half the LEDs it's rated for (12 instead of 24). It is indeed awesome and I would highly recommend getting the splash guard. You can...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-06-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,529
Posted By allknighter
Appears to be iron deficiency - check your...

Appears to be iron deficiency - check your micros. I do EI macro dosing, and suppliment with flourish and flourish iron.

...although, since it appears to be affecting new growth, it could be...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-04-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,653
Posted By allknighter
Subscribed! I'm getting a lot of inspiration...

Subscribed! I'm getting a lot of inspiration from your layout - I think I'll go hunting driftwood today for my new setup. Did you ever figure out what was killing your amanos?

I have 2...
Forum: DIY   03-03-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 32,249
Posted By allknighter
We'll I'm knocked over. I've just spent the last...

We'll I'm knocked over. I've just spent the last hour going over Wasserpests DIY dosers and I'm amazed at all the activity on this project.

I've been working on a control box for my 12 Mr. Aqua. ...
Forum: DIY   02-16-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 77,689
Posted By allknighter
Wow, I'm blown away by this forum. I've been...

Wow, I'm blown away by this forum.

I've been using arduino in several of my personal projects and was going to tackle the aquarium next. I'll probably look into using some of Master Sink's script...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-07-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,487
Posted By allknighter
What kind of lens do you use for your macro...

What kind of lens do you use for your macro photography? I've been looking at a $1600 Nikkor (I can justify it for work) but I'm not sure what kind of flash I'd have to get to be able to catch fish....
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By allknighter
Absolutely what I was looking for

Did you arrange the lily pipes in any special manner? Did you use standard 13mm pipes? I want to make sure they fit before I spend $50 on a pair.

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By allknighter
Insanely Large Cannister on a Nano Tank

I'm thinking about upgrading the standard HOB filter on my Edge to a Fluval 105. Does anyone have any experience with this filter? I know I can reduce the flow, which I'm planning to do as this...
Forum: Plants   04-05-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By allknighter
No Algae

Pretty sure it doesn't have any algae on it - it was growing in a very fast moving part of the stream, probably no more than 40 degrees F, up in the mountains. No algae on any of the rocks and I've...
Forum: Plants   04-05-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By allknighter
pics of the moss

for those who aren't seeing the pictures, here's a repost of the images. Note the cardinal tetra for scale.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=19658&stc=1&d=1270446485...
Forum: Plants   04-04-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By allknighter
Mystery Moss - Identification?

Hi all -

I was hiking in the hudson highlands and picked up a small sample of iron-stained gneiss from a swiftly flowing stream bed. There was a very green, almost polyp-like moss clinging to the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-04-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,503
Posted By allknighter
As requested, here are two shots of the lighting...

As requested, here are two shots of the lighting mod I was working on. For some reason, the images loaded upside down!

I managed to crack open the lighting housing by removing the 4 screws in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-03-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,503
Posted By allknighter
Oops - forgot to attach picture of the mod. Here...

Oops - forgot to attach picture of the mod. Here it is! Let me know what you think.

Also, I realize that there are exposed electrical circuits on the LED bulbs. I would not recommend using this...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-03-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,503
Posted By allknighter
Will's First Tank - Modded Fluval Edge

I thought I'd share the progress of my cycling Fluval Edge while I plan out my plants and arrangement.

Got my LEDs and housings in yesterday, and had a chance to wire everything up this evening. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-28-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By allknighter
Survival!

Power came on yesterday. Hooray! All my fish made it out OK.

A few things I learned from the experience (for all those who have power outages in the future):


If you have a Fluval Edge,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-27-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By allknighter
Power Out - Help me save my Edge!

I live in Beacon, NY, and watched the power go out block by block last night. Exploding transformers everywhere, just like a movie - now I have no power or heat! Speaking to Central Hudson...
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