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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By mindfestival
Good to hear! I also have had many frustrations. ...

Good to hear! I also have had many frustrations.

It would be terrible if I did not learn from my mistakes, but fortunately enough, I do.

I hope you do the same!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By mindfestival
I can understand for the photo... Are we in...

I can understand for the photo...

Are we in agreeance that these tanks in all practically, would not work, based on what we see?

Why dont they show the 'behind the scenes' tank or "ADA...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By mindfestival
ADA no way

These ADA tanks, no noticable flow, co2 just bubbling up and into the atmosphere, and all what looks to be under MH and T5 lighting.

Ha! How i say?!

I have battled co2 diffusion in the larger...
Forum: Lighting 12-18-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By mindfestival
How do ballast fires occur, generally?

Obviously heat would be a big one. Although I imagine it would take an enourmous amount of heat to actually ignite the wiring etc.. especially on T5HO (to which my questions pertains).

I imagine...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-17-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By mindfestival
High tech Filterless?

Good news! I just broke the clip that connects the hose to the body on my Fluval 405.

Apart from the element of flow, which I have adressed with a powerhead, and a place for the bacteria to...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
did your hairgrass spread throught the substrate...

did your hairgrass spread throught the substrate or did you plant it like that?


Viewed your 5.5gal. Nice
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
Thankyou for the response. Yes I am just...

Thankyou for the response.

Yes I am just waiting until payday until I add much more.

Will be putting in some Blyxa Japonica, Hairgrass, and an african water fern (Bolbitis)

I have the co2...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
About 2 and a half inches. I agree - i...

About 2 and a half inches.

I agree - i underestimated how much was in a bag of potting mix.

The degrees of anaerobic substrate should be the same regardless of depth - right?
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
Check out the cloudiness of this bad boy! ...

Check out the cloudiness of this bad boy!

Heres a shot the glosso in dry start.

Its not meant to be an aquascape this time around - all though i may turn it into something once the plants take...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
Capping is quite thick, but it seems that the...

Capping is quite thick, but it seems that the woodchips have risen to the surface.
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
About and inch and a half.. yep... substrate...

About and inch and a half..

yep... substrate full of woodchips.

Didnt see that initially.....

Probably good for long term plant nutrition!

Hold for photos
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
thanks. I have gently pushed the cap back...

thanks.

I have gently pushed the cap back over the dirt in places where it had moved.

I really expected it to be far heaver on the substrate considering it was wet for 3 weeks.

The setup is...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By mindfestival
Disturbed the cap during flooding

Hi Guys,

I have disturbed my dirt substrate whilst filling the tank this morning.

Most of the cap is intact, but there are places where the potting soil seems to have surfaced through the cap....
Forum: Lighting 12-15-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By mindfestival
Short Photoperiod, Intense light, Fire Paranoia

Hi Gents,

I have been using a Hopar T5HO 4 bulb ballast for some time, and have had no problems at all.

Although I am sure that one day, whilst i am at work, it will fail and burst into flames....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By mindfestival
Welcome, neighbour.

Welcome, neighbour.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By mindfestival
Inline co2 on the main, or secondary filter?

Hi guys,

I am keen to get my co2 reactor set up, and have by chance aquired a little eheim filter, to complement my main fluval 405.

I am thinking of installing the reactor on the eheim, just...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By mindfestival
cheers kev. I read somwhere about needing a...

cheers kev.

I read somwhere about needing a seperate hole to evacuate trapped air in the pipe?

Is there any need to do this, as I am trying to visualise any potential problems with the first...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By mindfestival
cheers kev

cheers kev
Forum: Substrate 11-19-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By mindfestival
thanks diana, much appriciated!

thanks diana, much appriciated!
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By mindfestival
Inline co2 reactor, RG style & Flow

I thought i would share this - got it custom made from an irrigation supply company in Vic, with very similar parts as listed on the RG website.

Main pipe is 15"

All that is left is to glue it...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By mindfestival
Dangers of ancient substrate?

Hi Gents,

Substrate is about 2 years old, aquarium gravel.

Enormous amounts of mulm from top to bottom, and virtually undisturbed apart from the odd vacuum around the plants.

Apart from...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-24-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By mindfestival
How low can you go?

Hi Guys,

Need some direction, I am setting up a 3ft aquarium, to supplement my 95g high tech.

I want this tank to be as low tech as possible, mainly as a holding tank for plants - or...
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By mindfestival
To give you some perspective, I run two 39w T5HO...

To give you some perspective, I run two 39w T5HO across the length if my 6ft, 95 gallon, about 2 1/2ft from the substrate, and this gives me medium light.

I remember reading that people use the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-24-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By mindfestival
Is this EI - or just haphazard dosing?

Hi all,

In reference to my high tech, somwhat high light 95g.

I did not conduct my last water change for about 2 weeks, maybe more.

Although I am not dosing ferts daily, I have a dosing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By mindfestival
another reason to postpone my dream of an ada...

another reason to postpone my dream of an ada amazonia substrate in my 95 gallon.
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