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Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,683
Posted By RainSong
Installing the atomizer before the filter will...

Installing the atomizer before the filter will cause it to clog up quicker due to the dirty water.
Forum: Plants 06-17-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By RainSong
Uprooted DHG belem

It's been 2 weeks now since I planted DHG belem in my 90 gallon hi-tech tank. The substrate is Eco-complete and I have a bunch of fish including cories.

At least twice a day I find my self...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By RainSong
I used to have a Rex Grigg style reactor in-line...

I used to have a Rex Grigg style reactor in-line with an Eheim 2217. I had a quick-release valve between the two to help with starting things.

1. Disconnect the two. Start filter with output...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By RainSong
+1 on this ... much prefer having multiple...

+1 on this ... much prefer having multiple filters rather than a single large one.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By RainSong
I've used mine for about 4 years now. I ended up...

I've used mine for about 4 years now. I ended up replacing the solenoid (old one would stick in the open position) and the bubble counter (plastic cracked ... replaced with glass).

The regulator...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By RainSong
My kids "won" a small fish bowl with 2 goldfish...

My kids "won" a small fish bowl with 2 goldfish at Elementary school 4 years ago at a raffle. I now have a 90 gallon and two 10 gallon tanks ...
Forum: Lighting 05-27-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By RainSong
+1 on A H Supply.

+1 on A H Supply.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By RainSong
Just reporting back. Even with about 75%...

Just reporting back. Even with about 75% drained, the tank would not budge and I lost my nerve -- imagining a broken stand and a tank on its side :)

However, my daughter was able to slide her...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By RainSong
+1 Eheim 2217

+1 Eheim 2217
Forum: Fish 05-22-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By RainSong
It looks like my Irian Red female.

It looks like my Irian Red female.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By RainSong
Thanks for all the replies. I will try to do...

Thanks for all the replies. I will try to do this over the weekend. What is "typical" as far as room behind the tank? 6"?
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By RainSong
Scooting a 90 gallon tank a few inches forward

I have a planted 90 gallon acrylic tank on an oak stand on carpet that is 3" away from a wall (behind). I would like to add some window frosting film and color lights on the back. However, 3" is...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By RainSong
The ability of any heater (inline or otherwise)...

The ability of any heater (inline or otherwise) to maintain a tank at the target temperature depends on the Wattage of the heater, the size of the tank and the ambient temperature (the difference...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By RainSong
I use the same timer for both the lights and the...

I use the same timer for both the lights and the CO2 (pressurized). I understand and appreciate starting and stopping the CO2 a little before the lights, however, I have decided to go with just 1...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By RainSong
It most certainly increased flow in my tank. I...

It most certainly increased flow in my tank. I kept the old impeller too ... just as a spare.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By RainSong
I have the reverse ... a 2217 impeller running on...

I have the reverse ... a 2217 impeller running on my 2215 for over a year with no problems. From what I can see, the only difference in the impellers is the number of fins.
Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By RainSong
I'm so jealous. I tried to grow blyxa once ......

I'm so jealous. I tried to grow blyxa once ... but my fish mowed them down to nothing in 2 days flat!
Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By RainSong
Thanks for the Marsilea sp recommendation.......

Thanks for the Marsilea sp recommendation.... your tanks look awesome. I think I will try this plant.
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By RainSong
I used to have DHG and hated having to mow it.......

I used to have DHG and hated having to mow it.... grass pieces all over the tank. Maybe I will look into DHG belem.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,007
Posted By RainSong
Does it make sense to change the direction of...

Does it make sense to change the direction of water circulation. Rather than going from the back top to the front and down the front and back, maybe you can set the spray bar on one side and have...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By RainSong
Low maintenance Carpet plant

Hi:

I have a 90 gallon (2 ft deep) tank. I just built a new DIY hood that made it even more difficult to reach down to the substrate level.

I am looking for ideas on a low-maintenance (little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By RainSong
I started by dosing 50% of what Seachem...

I started by dosing 50% of what Seachem recommended. The CRS disappeared right away. Since then, I have doubled the dosage and my RCS are thriving ... numbers rapidly multiplying ... all is good.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By RainSong
Started adding Excel to my 10 gallon planted with...

Started adding Excel to my 10 gallon planted with CRS and RCS. All CRS disappeared, RCS doing fine.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By RainSong
From what I understand, a drop checker works by...

From what I understand, a drop checker works by having the CO2 gas out of the water under the DC and diffuse into the solution thereby changing the pH of the solution. So, some of the factors...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By RainSong
If your pH probe reads 7.3 ... your CO2 has...

If your pH probe reads 7.3 ... your CO2 has outgassed. It seems like the drop checker is just a little slow to react.
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