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Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Hardstuff
noise is gone!

Its been about 2 weeks. I have done nothing, but the filter is now silent like I expect from Ehiems. The small 2213 is making less noise sitting next to my 2215. I am happy again.
So for all the...
Forum: Plants 08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks zapins as well as all the other posts. I...

Thanks zapins as well as all the other posts. I feel better about K now since other folks complain about K issues with this plant. I was wondering is there any K test kits that are reliable or are...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
You can see some glassy leaf tissue an there is...

You can see some glassy leaf tissue an there is some slight pin hole's that can be seen if you look closely . But as I stated my camera does not have good resolution. Thats the trade off from film...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
according to an aquarium plants manual that I...

according to an aquarium plants manual that I own. It says that corymbosa will get jaundiced and spotty like all hygrophila species if the water is overly acidic . Its minimum range is 6.5, so my...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
I know Raymond, lots of work. Try changing it...

I know Raymond, lots of work. Try changing it with buckets an pots of water. I have not pushed for a quicker method yet. I also mix an rebuild my water from scratch than aerate it over night. Still...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
Raymond, I believe it was the 55 oz box. So it...

Raymond, I believe it was the 55 oz box. So it covered most of the tank. But I do not think it is the problem. I run laterite in most of my tanks but never measured the amount an for the most part my...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Hardstuff
Would like opinion on melting Hygrophyla Corymbosa stricta

I have been running r/o water for 2.5 years now on all my tanks. They are all soft water tanks. I had a dirted 55 gallon running without CO2, just some excel. My Corymbosa's took off an grew to the...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks Hunter, I did not know that. I did...

Thanks Hunter, I did not know that. I did purchase from Amazon. I will see what they say. However, I do feel a different new impeller SHOULD solve vibration or noisy head issues. But I still will...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Hardstuff
So I guess I should contact ehiem an have them...

So I guess I should contact ehiem an have them send me a new impeller? Or send the filter back but thats a real hassle since its assisting my 2215 on carrying my tank. Or , take a chance that a new...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Hardstuff
Another brand new ehiem 2213 thats noisy!

I have been running my new 2213 and compared to all my other classic ehiems this one sounds like 3 are running all together!. I rechecked the impeller an alignment. Re primed it an it still makes a...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Hardstuff
My anubias plants all grow into the gravel an...

My anubias plants all grow into the gravel an grow excellent. The most important thing is to make sure the rizome stays out of the substrate. If microsorium is anything like anubias , than they will...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Hardstuff
I run mine after the canister. As stated , they...

I run mine after the canister. As stated , they will get dirtier before the canister. I know many believe that there is not a problem with filter bacteria getting all the gas first an even building...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hardstuff
The quick connects leaked. Yes you can have too...

The quick connects leaked. Yes you can have too much flow. If your fish get blown around , then you have too much flow. A 2215 on 10 an 20 gallon tanks sounds like your messing with me. If not,...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hardstuff
Turbocharging the 2215!

I was not going to report any more on this thread, but since I decided to exchange impeller's from the 2217 to the 2215, I could tell right away that the 2217 impeller improved flow. Probably...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Hardstuff
I agree totally. Dose EI right from the start....

I agree totally. Dose EI right from the start. You are going to have trouble getting the tank down to the mid 6.5-6.6 range ( 104ppms of CO2) since your Kh is very high. Be careful. 7.0-6.9 is a...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks. I will be installing a sponge on that...

Thanks. I will be installing a sponge on that power head soon to help with some well needed mechanical filtration. But this tank is still under filtered at the moment. It looks like a second 2215 or...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hardstuff
Cerges installed

Early results are promising. I took out the internal an installed a cerges. There is some waste of gas though but my ph is lower without all that noise.
As you can see my plants are growing well...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Hardstuff
You will need a 3/4 inch pvc T. Take your 1/8...

You will need a 3/4 inch pvc T. Take your 1/8 hose barb from your pressurized setup. Find a 3/4 inch to 1/8 threaded adapter. Thread the adapter into the 3/4 inch pvc T. Join directly with 3/4 pvc...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Hardstuff
Your not hijacking . That was useful info. To me,...

Your not hijacking . That was useful info. To me, I would have left the diffuser off, which is what I am planning on doing. Sorry to hear about bubbles still being in the tank.Maybe your filter is...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Hardstuff
I will take a look at the whirlpool filter at...

I will take a look at the whirlpool filter at Lowes. It may be different than the one at the Home depot? The 10 whirlpool would not except tubing on the inside, at least the HD one. It was too...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By Hardstuff
Seeking advice on cerges reactor port size.

I need to make a cerges fast. I have been searching around online an some folks that have made them. It looks like the 3/4 inch ports are the way to go?
Most under the counter are 1/4 to 3/8 inch...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,494
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks for the info. I can see a need for the...

Thanks for the info. I can see a need for the second 2215. My single cannot carry my tank at all. The cerges seems the way to go for sure. Regarding to much CO2 ? I doubt it. My Ph is always...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Hardstuff
Unhappy Well since I am not getting any feed back I am...

Well since I am not getting any feed back I am going to continue the prazi an hope its skin or gill flukes because the symptoms are similar. The problem is they are hard to kill off entirely.
The...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Hardstuff
One of my theories of why they are acting like...

One of my theories of why they are acting like this is the power head. I use a powerhead to inject CO2. But there probably is not any studies on noise an frequencies? Some have said that the power...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Hardstuff
SAE's not acting right.

I bought 3 SAE's 4 months ago. I wanted them so bad that I took them out of the store q.t. I guess mistake #1! I then placed them in a small QT tank at home. I waited painfully 3 weeks watching...
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