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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-02-2016, 03:54 PM
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Posted By ipkiss
Repurposed Dosing Bottles (Bonus: Free Coffee)

So there's this craze for cold brew coffee going around and my local grocery store (publix) started selling a brand that used these contraptions as a container.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-26-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By ipkiss
Estimative Index (EI) is usually done every other...

Estimative Index (EI) is usually done every other day, alternating between macros and micros. EI Daily is an attempt to cut Estimative Index to daily amounts -- you would dose both macros and...
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By ipkiss
Find some time, grab a beverage, and give this a...

Find some time, grab a beverage, and give this a read:

Darkblade's Primer to Planted Tanks (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/26-planted-tank-faq/107303-diy-co2-newbie-setup.html#2)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-19-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By ipkiss
If you like your old lights, keep your old...

If you like your old lights, keep your old lights. Don't get yourself so caught up with the lighting. See first line of signature of poster right above me. There's so much truth to that, so don't...
Forum: Algae   07-18-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By ipkiss
:thumbsup: +3 .. and 4 even if I can vote twice. ...

:thumbsup: +3 .. and 4 even if I can vote twice. Do whatever you have to do to cut down the intensity, the length, or both, but I believe it's almost always too much light. Lighting is just too...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-14-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,220
Posted By ipkiss
Thanks for this Zorfox! I see you changed your...

Thanks for this Zorfox! I see you changed your mind about the windows version since then! I've been under a rock and didn't discover this until now (on v1.0.7). It's very handy and it does...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,038
Posted By ipkiss
how about a wabi kusa setup like this guy? ...

how about a wabi kusa setup like this guy?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/100-low-tech-forum/167698-my-wabi-kusa-paladurium.html

or these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By ipkiss
My recent high tech tanks have been medium to major failures.

Yeah. Insult to injury. Like its "laffing" at us. Be like. Thanks for the great growing environment!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By ipkiss
My recent high tech tanks have been medium to major failures.

You'd probably not like my answer. But. Less light. Less intensity, less time, or both.

Light denial is rough. I've been there and I still have to actively stymie my desires to turn it up. I...
Forum: Algae   10-25-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By ipkiss
Help me finally defeat BBA

Wow! 10 years. I respect your patience. I thought my 2 year battle was already long.

You never once mentioned your light, but yet it's likely one of the biggest culprits. Lately some of us...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,556
Posted By ipkiss
Very entertaining read and I wish the best for...

Very entertaining read and I wish the best for your tank!
Forum: Equipment   10-22-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By ipkiss
Ista Inline c02 Reactor not spinning

You can either take it apart and tune the propellers a little like lksdrinker said or see if there's enough water spinning action going on in the top section. If there already is, and there's not a...
Forum: Algae   10-21-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,054
Posted By ipkiss
Loosing 3 month battle with hair algea

These guys are probably right. Keep working at that light. IIRC, it's a pretty powerful one. And/Or up the CO2, or increase agitation to up the CO2 some more, but careful to watch your fish. ...
Forum: DIY   10-17-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,036
Posted By ipkiss
nice find on the reactor! thanks for sharing!

nice find on the reactor! thanks for sharing!
Forum: DIY   10-13-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ipkiss
Yea, I don't think I've come across a definitive...

Yea, I don't think I've come across a definitive howto either. And you may not ever. It's like the CO2 regulator thread. There's just so many ways to go about the little modifications that people...
Forum: DIY   10-12-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ipkiss
Well, I haven't built mine yet, but here's some...

Well, I haven't built mine yet, but here's some links that I found when I was toying with the idea. And also, I think I've read that you'd probably want to swap out to real tubing instead of that...
Forum: Equipment   10-12-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By ipkiss
Here's another thought... The human brain...

Here's another thought...

The human brain is very adaptable. What sounds like an awful racket today becomes totally ignored background white noise next week. You might even be lulled to sleep...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-10-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By ipkiss
mootay, as you read more on this forum, you'll...

mootay, as you read more on this forum, you'll find that PH is less of a concern than GH and KH. By simple chemistry, the addition of CO2 will lower your PH. It's been mostly accepted that this is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-10-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By ipkiss
While this is true from a plant growing...

While this is true from a plant growing standpoint, you may want to be careful about increasing your lighting before getting your CO2 stable. Too much light without the proper CO2 will grant you...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,688
Posted By ipkiss
Very nice and calming! Good job! This thing...

Very nice and calming! Good job! This thing shows up way bigger than 35 gallons in pics and videos.
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By ipkiss
I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb and say...

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb and say "almost always, yes."

I mean, here.. check this out. Darkblade's Primer...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By ipkiss
the latter -- controlled by a simple timer to...

the latter -- controlled by a simple timer to shut off at night.

save your money from the controller and use it on a good regulator :) some will swear by the controller to keep things level,...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By ipkiss
I think theatermusic's idea was what I sort of...

I think theatermusic's idea was what I sort of envisioned too if you were willing to accept it. It would be another container behind that's on the same level where the water level is kept consistent...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-08-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By ipkiss
less light.. more CO2, can't go wrong -- at...

less light.. more CO2, can't go wrong -- at least I hope :) I don't think you have any fish in there to worry about yet right? I don't think you can generate enough CO2 to gas your fish yet,...
Forum: Equipment   10-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,850
Posted By ipkiss
Well, in the days of old, there were the ancients...

Well, in the days of old, there were the ancients who practiced the lost art of regulator building. The beauties they built... they were like custom cars. Easily equal or beyond the best GLA has...
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