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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Rob in (ca)
The only way I know how to maintain a...

The only way I know how to maintain a desirable/stable PH is with Injected C02 along with a PH Controller.

Like Monster Fish states The key to a Low tech tank is picking the correct plants for...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By Rob in (ca)
even low levels of phosphates in a planted tank ...

even low levels of phosphates in a planted tank will cause issues

R/O unit with no DI will give you 15-5 TDS where a R/O unit with a added DI will give you 0 TDS, Reefers really only need the 0...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Rob in (ca)
R/O water has no buffers (KH of Zero) as long as...

R/O water has no buffers (KH of Zero) as long as you watch your PH every day and avoid the roller coaster PH swings, Yes you will be ok.

A club member lost all of his 90 G fish stock by...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Rob in (ca)
The purpose of a R/O water for a fresh water tank...

The purpose of a R/O water for a fresh water tank is to lower your GH & KH to make the water softer. The more minerals in your water the harder the water, the less minerals in your water the softer...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Rob in (ca)
I had a 55G fish only tank, 10 feet away from my...

I had a 55G fish only tank, 10 feet away from my bed, with a Rena XP 3 me and the wife slept like it was never there for 3 years.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Rob in (ca)
The medic 1000 works good. but has small hose...

The medic 1000 works good. but has small hose barbs, you would need to Kit bash the Hose barbs to make them larger to work with the Fx6 's 1 inch hose.

The other choice is Aquarium plants ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-05-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Like Dave K has stated using 100% R/O water with...

Like Dave K has stated using 100% R/O water with 0 minerals 0 buffers will harm your fish & plants........ get yourself a KH / GH test kit , add your R/O with some tap to get your desired KH /GH...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Also there's the HOB overflow box's, I don't...

Also there's the HOB overflow box's, I don't know how anyone can sleep at night using them though .
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Rob in (ca)
there's 3 overflow drains #1 Durso (single pipe)...

there's 3 overflow drains #1 Durso (single pipe) can be noisy, no emergency back #2 Herbie drain has 2 pipes 1 main, second emergency, very quiet. #3 Bean animal drain, has 3 pipes, very quiet,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-16-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Rob in (ca)
I second The API GH & KH test kits they can be...

I second The API GH & KH test kits they can be had for 12 Bucks ...start with the 50 50 mix and start testing
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Assuming your doing your 50% or more weekly...

Assuming your doing your 50% or more weekly water changes & correct lighting, your plants should thrive with tap water

Going to R/O for soft water is more of a fish issue than a plant issue.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 853
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Happy with my BRS Unit My R/O only unit, ...

Happy with my BRS Unit

My R/O only unit, gives me 10-15 TDS........ Now if I add a DI unit to my system I would get 0 TDS Reading.

A DI Unit is not needed For a fresh water / planted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Any Benefit to aerate my tap water for 24 hrs

For my weekly water change, I mix aerated R/O with The Tap out of the sink.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-13-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Rob in (ca)
what type of fish do you have, determines your...

what type of fish do you have, determines your KH/GH

plants will thrive with your 100% tap water, along with weekly water changes.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-09-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Rob in (ca)
As long as your filter is working property and...

As long as your filter is working property and you don't overstock, and do 50% water changes every week, you will be fine.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Rob in (ca)
your tank is 5 months old and nitrite & ammonia...

your tank is 5 months old and nitrite & ammonia are showing up on your testing?....... that's not good...... your filters bio media is bad / overloaded / you do have good flow coming from your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-07-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Rob in (ca)
I have always fert right after my 50% weekly...

I have always fert right after my 50% weekly water change & my plants are growing out of my tank, can't say it's the correct way, but it's working for me.

Good luck
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Rob in (ca)
what type of fish do have determines your KH & GH...

what type of fish do have determines your KH & GH goals,

I use Seachem Equilbrium to set my GH and Seachem Alkaline Buffer to set mt KH,

I aim for 4-5 KH and 7-8 GH for my type of fish.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Rob in (ca)
I had a 750 GPH Pump on my 100 G and it was to...

I had a 750 GPH Pump on my 100 G and it was to powerful, plants / fish did not like it one bit. I'm now looking into the 450 GPH pump.

I also have a 250 GPH nano pump on the very bottom / rear...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Rob in (ca)
BRS basic 75 GPD with the add on 75 GPD Membrane...

BRS basic 75 GPD with the add on 75 GPD Membrane now you have a 150 GPD RO unit with this set up your water waste is much improved

Here's a picture of the Basic RO unit with the 75 GPD add on to...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Rob in (ca)
BRS Basic (RO unit) (no DI that's for the...

BRS Basic (RO unit) (no DI that's for the reefers) 75 GPD Unit is going to be your best bang for the buck out there. there nice units for the $$$$ ...... Good luck
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Yes I have two spray Bars so The surface has...

Yes I have two spray Bars so The surface has plenty of Ripples ...thanks all
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Do you need to Run a air Stone when the Co2 & Lights are off at night

I have a 100 G with injected Co2 and a little confused on this.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Rob in (ca)
Well The #1 issue most of that setup is for The...

Well The #1 issue most of that setup is for The outside of the tank and will make your Rimless tank not look so good.

#2 issue The Price with a C02 tank is going to be well over $500, there's...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Rob in (ca)
will a good temp controller solve the issue of...

will a good temp controller solve the issue of (cooking your fish) with the inline heaters.

I was looking into getting one also, but so many issues with the temp failures

I just got a small...
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