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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-15-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By prp427
Another issue you may consider is better oxygen...

Another issue you may consider is better oxygen exchange via increased surface agitation.

I have a similar setup as you (Apex controller). I was pushing almost a 1 point decrease in ph. The...
Forum: Equipment   08-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By prp427
I would suggest running a cerges reactor on a...

I would suggest running a cerges reactor on a closed loop within your sump. That way you can dial in the flow to maximize co2 dissolution independent of what I'm assuming will be a massive sump...
Forum: Equipment   05-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
Finally setup the new reactor and bypass. This...

Finally setup the new reactor and bypass. This whole project is moving at a snails pace!

New Reactor
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-06-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By prp427
I would suggest getting the softener and the R.O....

I would suggest getting the softener and the R.O. Make sure you install a bypass valve on the softener to use when you need tap water just for the aquarium(s). If your tap water parameters are not...
Forum: DIY   04-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By prp427
Okay, thanks I'll try that. I might put a thin...

Okay, thanks I'll try that. I might put a thin bead of silicone too just for safe measure.
Forum: DIY   04-23-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By prp427
I would assume that I would need a air tight...

I would assume that I would need a air tight seal. Since co2 bubbles will be churning right next to the joint, any bubbles getting through would defeat the purpose of the cerges reactor.

I have a...
Forum: DIY   04-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By prp427
Help: Bonding Polypropylene with PVC Pipe

Would you recommend plastic cement or pvc primer and cement to bond the two?

I am trying to build a cerges reactor and the inside tube is pvc connecting to a polypropylene filter cap.

I...
Forum: Aquascaping   04-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By prp427
Looks like a mirror background.

Looks like a mirror background.
Forum: Algae   04-06-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By prp427
You must find the root of the issue in order to...

You must find the root of the issue in order to eliminate it. Otherwise it will keep coming back as conditions seem to be just right for it to proliferate.

Look at your light intensity. For me...
Forum: Equipment   03-31-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 934
Posted By prp427
Use doughnut shaped magnets. Worked for me in...

Use doughnut shaped magnets. Worked for me in the past.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-16-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By prp427
What about softeners that use Potassium pellets...

What about softeners that use Potassium pellets instead of Sodium, is that considered bad water for planted tanks too?
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
Nooooo! That is one I ordered. What issues did...

Nooooo! That is one I ordered. What issues did you have?
Forum: Equipment   03-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
[QUOTE=FishStix;7556626]Hi, Just wondering if...

[QUOTE=FishStix;7556626]Hi,
Just wondering if you were able to sort out the problem you were having? I have a 180 gallon, with the same problem. CO2 goes into needle wheel pump, then into 10"...
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
It is a constant stream of microbubbles. They...

It is a constant stream of microbubbles. They have no chance fighting the current.

Rather than experiment, I have decided to run a bypass and get a 20"x2.5 narrow housing. It will have a dual...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
Yes it is the 10"x2.5" housing. Solcielo, do...

Yes it is the 10"x2.5" housing.
Solcielo, do you think a 20"x4.5" housing would dissolve the CO2 at that flow rate?
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By prp427
The apex is a great product! I would highly...

The apex is a great product! I would highly recommend it. I got the regular one with the 8 outlet box.
Yes it can be used as a ph controller and timer.
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
Requiring regular access to the sump would make...

Requiring regular access to the sump would make this prohibitive (replacing filter socks, etc..). Also there a lot of wires and tubes coming in and out of it making it difficult to completely seal. ...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,290
Posted By prp427
Cerges and Flow-Install Bypass or Larger Housing?

I have a 10" Cerges reactor installed on my 225 gallon. The CO2 is directly injected into the pump in the sump. The bubbles get micro shredded very nicely but stream right through the reactor and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By prp427
Nature always finds a way. I used to have dozens...

Nature always finds a way. I used to have dozens of red platys surviving in my canister filter. No light, extreme turbulence, filthy conditions on the bottom chamber, and they still looked healthy...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,050
Posted By prp427
I had a male silver dollar that lived to a ripe...

I had a male silver dollar that lived to a ripe old age of 13. I could never have live plants due to his appetite for vegetation.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-03-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,812
Posted By prp427
What is your water change schedule? Without a...

What is your water change schedule? Without a circulation filter water changes are critical, once per week minimum.
I would hold back on the dosing until things stabilize.
Forum: Equipment   07-24-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By prp427
I plan to raise the pipe from the bulkhead just...

I plan to raise the pipe from the bulkhead just above the substrate and attach a strainer with perhaps a sponge filter on top to keep little larger particles from getting sucked up. ...
Forum: Equipment   07-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By prp427
Thanks for the advice but I failed to clarify a...

Thanks for the advice but I failed to clarify a few things.
This aquarium has been designed to have no equipment visible inside the water column, so HOBs, powerheads, and external overflows are...
Forum: Equipment   07-23-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By prp427
Plumbing Advice Needed for 6ft Tank

I'm in the process of setting up an aquarium that has (6) 2.5 inch holes drilled at the bottom. I plan on using 2 nu-clear canister filters and a small sump/refugium. The goal is to have filtration...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-13-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,980
Views: 1,120,403
Posted By prp427
My bad, lol. I'll make more of an effort and...

My bad, lol. I'll make more of an effort and post some detail shots soon. Thanks for the compliment.
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