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Forum: Equipment   05-06-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By exv152
I used to keep discus in a 75g and used 2x...

I used to keep discus in a 75g and used 2x 2217's. The flow is not super strong which suits the discus just fine.
Forum: Lighting   04-13-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By exv152
Great tank. The island idea works well to allow...

Great tank. The island idea works well to allow the altums lots of free swimming space.
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By exv152
If you bought a whole house water filter (or...

If you bought a whole house water filter (or similar product), it should be plumbed so the flow runs backwards to what to how it’s designed to be used for drinking water. You shouldn’t have to put...
Forum: Lighting   04-11-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By exv152
Very nice altum angels & setup. Do you have a...

Very nice altum angels & setup. Do you have a build threads of this tank, either in this forum or anywhere else? I'd like to see a full tank shot.
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By exv152
Klibs way is the way many hobbyists prime their...

Klibs way is the way many hobbyists prime their eheims. The key is to eliminate all the air you can, prior to hooking it up and plugging it in.


Also, if you keep your co2 reactor separate from...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-31-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By exv152
12g Long iwagumi

I been wanting to get my hands on one of these for the past couple of years and finally got the opportunity. This past long weekend I bought a 12g Aquatop low iron rimless tank, and plan to setup an...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-25-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,612
Posted By exv152
Thanks, the lights are LEDs by BML (build my led)...

Thanks, the lights are LEDs by BML (build my led) dutch xb series. I'm running them at about 80-85%.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-24-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,612
Posted By exv152
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l437/exv152/IMG...

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l437/exv152/IMG_0458.jpg

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Forum: Tank Journals   03-24-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,612
Posted By exv152
Sorry for the delayed reply, I should check my...

Sorry for the delayed reply, I should check my tank journals more often. Here are some shots with my cellphone.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l437/exv152/IMG_0572.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals   03-22-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,630
Posted By exv152
Great setup, I really like the driftwood. Have...

Great setup, I really like the driftwood. Have you chosen your discus yet, will it be a mixed discus tank or just one color? Personally I would do a group of all the same color, has a lot more of a...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-22-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,268
Posted By exv152
Very nice tank. Itís like a dutch planted species...

Very nice tank. Itís like a dutch planted species tank. If you can avoid falling into plant collectoritis syndrome, which happens to most folks entering the planted tank side of the hobby, you will...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,612
Posted By exv152
Thanks for the compliments. I decided to add the...

Thanks for the compliments. I decided to add the apex just to make things a lot more stable, especially the co2 since i can see the daily pH reports and make small tweeks to get it where i want it...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,612
Posted By exv152
Some update pics, since it's been awhile. Some...

Some update pics, since it's been awhile. Some new things I've done - I restarted the tank last summer. Added approximately 9-10 bags of ADA Amazonia (9L), added 2x BML XB series Dutch LEDs, an apex...
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,179
Posted By exv152
If the knob isn't drifting then something...

If the knob isn't drifting then something internally may be - like the bonnet, diaphragm, spring behind the diaphragm, washer etc.
Forum: Equipment   01-19-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,179
Posted By exv152
Does the position of the WP knob also drift, or...

Does the position of the WP knob also drift, or change position ?
Forum: Equipment   01-14-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By exv152
Regardless of heater brand, you will never cook...

Regardless of heater brand, you will never cook your fish with a heater controller.
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By exv152
I agree. I use a dual stage regulator (to prevent...

I agree. I use a dual stage regulator (to prevent EOTD), a pH controller (to prevent EOTD & save co2), and use a parker metering valve (for precision, steadiness, and EOTD), and an apex controller...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By exv152
I agree with all the suggestions above. Anytime...

I agree with all the suggestions above. Anytime you change a major component in your system (like the regulator) you canít assume the same bubble count will deliver the same concentration of co2....
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By exv152
I have a large tank with 3 eheim 2217ís. One on...

I have a large tank with 3 eheim 2217ís. One on each side facing the middle of the tank, and one on the back facing the front (without a spraybar, just a lily pipe) to keep the middle portion...
Forum: Equipment   01-13-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By exv152
The best fail-safe co2 system out there is an...

The best fail-safe co2 system out there is an observant aquarist.
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By exv152
I also use steel clamps on all my hose to barb...

I also use steel clamps on all my hose to barb connections (inline diffusers, inline heaters, filter canisters, uv sterilizers, co2 reactors etc). I wouldn't take the chance and risk the hose from...
Forum: Equipment   01-11-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By exv152
You don’t need a dual stage regulator if you buy...

You don’t need a dual stage regulator if you buy a pH controller. The controller will prevent end of tank dump & from gassing your fish out. A pH controller is s wise investment if you have expensive...
Forum: Equipment   01-08-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By exv152
I wouldn't consider the hydor or the Up aqua. A...

I wouldn't consider the hydor or the Up aqua. A suggestion that will prevent end of tank dump, which the other two don't, would be something like the co2art dual stage. Probably a bit more when you...
Forum: Substrate   01-07-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By exv152
Gimmicky? That term would imply the soil is a...

Gimmicky? That term would imply the soil is a cheat, hoax or fraud. I’ve used all sorts of substrates over the years and I’ve settled on using soil exclusively, even if the tank is low tech, or will...
Forum: Equipment   01-07-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By exv152
I use the inline diffuser to feed my ista inline...

I use the inline diffuser to feed my ista inline reactor, and I find that the fine bubbles that enter the reactor get chopped up quicker, zero bubbles come out. I’m also using a 2217. But I had to...
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