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Forum: DIY   11-14-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,628
Posted By original kuhli
Would not recommend using shims to level, you're...

Would not recommend using shims to level, you're going to introduce stress into the tank...the outcome is fairly predictable...
Forum: Substrate   11-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By original kuhli
I've about 6 inches of fluorite in the back of my...

I've about 6 inches of fluorite in the back of my tank with no issues..

83 gallon, high light, CO2, finally getting onto automated dosing of ferts.

Bump: If you're really concerned you could...
Forum: Substrate   11-10-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
Thanks Diana, your post summarizes the situation...

Thanks Diana, your post summarizes the situation nicely (as does your book which I own if this is the Diana I'm thinking of :wink2:), indeed I'm aware of the deficiency in my plant feeding regime! ...
Forum: Equipment   11-10-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By original kuhli
I had the small stuff for years...and then for...

I had the small stuff for years...and then for another year while trying to get rid of it...I wouldn't go there again.

Two thoughts...one of which I'm sure has already occurred to you.
1. ...
Forum: Equipment   11-09-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 121
Posted By original kuhli
Aqua-Medic Reefdoser setup notes

I've picked up a three head aqua medic peristaltic pump new and thought I'd share some of the notes from calibration and setup. My expectations were that if I followed a methodical test of flow...
Forum: Substrate   11-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
Ah, thanks!

Ah, thanks!
Forum: Substrate   11-07-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
Substrate is loose and moderately clean, my fert...

Substrate is loose and moderately clean, my fert routine has been non-existant since I got frustrated. Stems just rot standing up now. Will do some thinking on the magnesium suggestion. Water here is...
Forum: Substrate   11-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
thanks

Thanks, I suppose you're so right, in addition neither water or fertilizer grow plants either.
Forum: Substrate   11-05-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
Tubes are about 6 months old and I generally...

Tubes are about 6 months old and I generally replace them at that interval, Geismann midday and a plant focused bulb

Water changes 15% DAILY

Organic loading can be an issue, I'm way overbuilt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-05-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,236
Posted By original kuhli
So after seven years I'm finally doing the...

So after seven years I'm finally doing the maintenance I should have done back in April last year. No biggie but my fill selonoids that are redundant in a serial way are leaking a tiny bit, daily...
Forum: Substrate   11-05-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By original kuhli
As a point of reference, a simplified view of...

As a point of reference, a simplified view of saturation is over 250,000 ppm tds(total dissolved solids) or more simply about 25% heavier than distilled water. Most water for human consumption is...
Forum: Substrate   11-05-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By original kuhli
does CEC matter in an aqueous environment?

I'm a bit surprised to see CEC cited as a substrate selection criteria. I'm no wizard on this, thus I'm asking the question.

My thought is that the exchange of cations and anions is 100% enabled...
Forum: Substrate   11-05-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By original kuhli
does Fluorite loose its ability to grow plants?

It been several years since I've been around on the forums, but my plant growth has faded into the realm of terrible and I'm wondering if the age of my Fluorite may be playing a role.

The tank is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,236
Posted By original kuhli
Gulp, just logged in to see how the forum is...

Gulp, just logged in to see how the forum is going and realized the tank is now 6 years old! Wow, I guess it's time to replace some diaphrams in the solenoids!
Forum: DIY   09-25-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,436
Posted By original kuhli
Quite a few ideas here,...

Quite a few ideas here, http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/83541-post-pics-your-diy-stands.html.

I wanted to do the compressed cylinders...didn't work with the dimensions of a 48 inch light and...
Forum: DIY   02-27-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,499
Posted By original kuhli
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/83541-post-p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/83541-post-pics-your-diy-stands.html
Forum: DIY   02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 121,177
Posted By original kuhli
I think you're in the wrong forum.

I think you're in the wrong forum.
Forum: DIY   02-01-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 258,143
Posted By original kuhli
Nicely done, I thought long and hard on how to...

Nicely done, I thought long and hard on how to get better access to the top of the tank while the hood was open...even measured the height of my armpit and built the stand so I could reach the back...
Forum: DIY   01-15-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,354
Posted By original kuhli
Biscuit joints are an easy and viable option as...

Biscuit joints are an easy and viable option as well...my first project used them too...
...
Forum: DIY   01-14-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,354
Posted By original kuhli
Is one of the strongest (and most difficult)...

Is one of the strongest (and most difficult) joints you can use. I don't know if the Gorilla glue helps...any woodworking specific glue will work and will likely be a lot easier to work with when it...
Forum: Fish   12-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By original kuhli
Tetra's and Discus holding eggs.

I have a couple black neon tetras and a discus that are all bloated up in the belly. I'm assuming its that they're holding eggs and not that its dropsy or something like that. From the limited...
Forum: Algae   12-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By original kuhli
Would be very concerned about rocks exploding in...

Would be very concerned about rocks exploding in the microwave...very very concerned.
Forum: DIY   12-01-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By original kuhli
I gave up...bad DIYr, bought the neptune...

I gave up...bad DIYr, bought the neptune moonlight sim package for 90 bucks. Didn't see myself replacing my four bulb t5 fixture anytime soon...
Forum: Algae   11-25-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By original kuhli
I also was, and am still in the end of a fight...

I also was, and am still in the end of a fight with black brush. I was running a Koralia pump in the center of my tank and the rocks near it were the worst in the tank. I shut the pump down and...
Forum: DIY   09-13-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By original kuhli
Moonlighting - Simulating the moon phases

Has anyone figured out a way to simulate the moon phases for their DIY moonlighting?

I'm thinking something like Neptune's system...
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