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Forum: Equipment   12-19-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Paxx
I've used a JBJ Arctica...

I've used a JBJ Arctica (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=12068) (1/10 HP) on my 30g reef tank for about ten years now. With a 150w metal halide inches from the surface...
Forum: Equipment   12-18-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By Paxx
I've used the GLA "Gro"...

I've used the GLA "Gro" (http://greenleafaquariums.com/products/gla-gro-1-co2-regulator.html) (although it was called "Primo" when I bought it, iirc) since 2012 on my 55g. I use a standard glass...
Forum: Equipment   10-24-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Paxx
Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. I...

Thank you all for your suggestions and advice. I believe Kevmo figured out my particular problem (first anyway).



As described above I have been using GLA nylon washers. I bought a dozen or so...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Paxx
I use a wrench similar to this...

I use a wrench similar to this (http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0245/4467/products/sanke_wrench_1024x1024.jpg?v=1435958579). It came with a beer system I have. :)



The first couple times I did...
Forum: Equipment   10-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Paxx
CO2 Regulator leak problem

I have a 3 year old GLA basic CO2 system with a standard 10# tank, similar to this (http://greenleafaquariums.com/products/gla-gro-1-co2-regulator.html). This setup has performed flawlessly on my...
Forum: Equipment   03-05-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By Paxx
I had the same problem with my Filstar(s)...

I had the same problem with my Filstar(s) initially also. The plumbers tape around the fill port works well to seal the cap and will help with the problem.

Some other Filstar tips ...
Keep the...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Paxx
I use a BSR system...

I use a BSR system (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-5-stage-plus-ro-di-system-75gpd.html) similar to yours.

Most who do the bleach routine do it because they drink the RO part of the water that...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Paxx
Those things cost an arm and a leg over time....

Those things cost an arm and a leg over time. They work well but the efficiency may not be so great depending on how hard your water is and how often/much you water change per week.

Alternatively...
Forum: Equipment   12-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Paxx
I've used the same BRS RO/DI system for about 5...

I've used the same BRS RO/DI system for about 5 years now, your results look to be typical.

You're getting slightly less gallons per hour production probably because your water pressure is...
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By Paxx
Retrofit a couple of these...

Retrofit a couple of these (http://www.petco.com/product/122947/Aquatic-Life-Reflector-Kit.aspx?cm_mmc=CSEMGoogleAdExtProd%20-_-Backpacks-_-Aquatic%20Life-_-2192827&gclid=COXtgpucg7sCFQISMwodFH4Ayw)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,149
Posted By Paxx
Looking into lowering your GH and KH will...

Looking into lowering your GH and KH will probably help you as you dial in your tank. RO/DI does wonders.
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,493
Posted By Paxx
Thats almost like you have a mouse chewing on it....

Thats almost like you have a mouse chewing on it. /guessing

You can probably seal it up with aquarium silicon or super glue even.
Forum: DIY   11-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By Paxx
Thank you, the angel came by accident with the...

Thank you, the angel came by accident with the three discus I ordered (in the bag with the orange one) from a well known supplier. She was the size of a quarter at best, and has grown up with the...
Forum: DIY   11-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By Paxx
I spent four years with lots of light and lots of...

I spent four years with lots of light and lots of DIY CO2 (three bottles on rotation) on a 55g. My main forte is reef aquaria, my freshwater planted being a side hobby at the time. Once a year i...
Forum: DIY   11-10-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,383
Posted By Paxx
Lower your light output. Less bulbs/mount higher...

Lower your light output. Less bulbs/mount higher above the substrate.
Add patience.
or ...
Pressurized CO2.
Forum: Lighting   11-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,789
Posted By Paxx
Thank you Hoppy and Wheaties.

Thank you Hoppy and Wheaties.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Paxx
I ordered one of those, the larger big brother...

I ordered one of those, the larger big brother (the 530), from Drs F&S last January and had trouble with the three they eventually ended up sending me. Basically all three leaked around where the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Paxx
I use Airgas here where I am at. Pretty sure...

I use Airgas here where I am at. Pretty sure there is one by you (http://www.airgas.com/customer_service/site_locator.aspx). They charge me about $10 to fill a 10 pound tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-30-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By Paxx
How high above the tank are your lights? If you...

How high above the tank are your lights? If you have typical Kessil 32w LEDs (the Kessil A150) you are using the equivalent of two 150w+/- metal halides over your tank. Kessils really put out the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By Paxx
Thats a nice idea for newly setup or disturbed...

Thats a nice idea for newly setup or disturbed substrate dirt tanks Silenced.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Paxx
Looks pretty much normal to me. Some water...

Looks pretty much normal to me. Some water conditioners can cause what you are experiencing, or sometimes residual soap on any hands that have been in the tank or handling the "wet" equipment. That...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-02-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,303
Posted By Paxx
To add ... When introducing fish/inverts to...

To add ...

When introducing fish/inverts to a tank with elevated CO2 levels I have found that it is best to pay particular attention to proper acclimation. I use the "add half a cup of tank water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Paxx
I base my recommendation on the data provided by...

I base my recommendation on the data provided by the OP. If his/her 20g long is typical it is only 12" or 13" in height, less with a couple of inches of substrate. Now lets assume his/her twin bulb...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Paxx
20 long with 48w of T5HO...

20 long with 48w of T5HO (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368) with a decent reflector and ballast? You're going to need CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By Paxx
+1 Indeed. Hang in there OP.

+1
Indeed.

Hang in there OP.
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