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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Laith
It's better to connect the reactor to the output...

It's better to connect the reactor to the output of a cannister filter.

You want the water coming into the reactor at the top (where the bleed valve and CO2 input is) and leaving the reactor at...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Laith
You'd think that these Carbo-Plus units would...

You'd think that these Carbo-Plus units would have died a natural death a long time ago... But they're still being manufactured and sold.

Incredible.
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2005, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,369
Posted By Laith
The CO2 tanks one gets around here have round...

The CO2 tanks one gets around here have round bottoms so they have to be secured. I use the bungee cord and eyelet method.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2005, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Laith
You're not adding any iron. Flourish trace has...

You're not adding any iron. Flourish trace has no iron.

You need to add Flourish, not Flourish trace...
Forum: Fish 11-16-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By Laith
Sorry to hear about your problems... ...

Sorry to hear about your problems...

Probably stating the obvious and of absolutely no help to your current problem:

Quarantine... quarantine... quarantine... quarantine...
Forum: Algae 11-05-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Laith
Isn't cyanobacteria (Blue green algae) a...

Isn't cyanobacteria (Blue green algae) a phototrophic bacteria?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,190
Posted By Laith
I think Greenmiddlefinger has nicely summed up...

I think Greenmiddlefinger has nicely summed up what I was going to say and what I tried to say on the other post! :proud:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By Laith
As far as I'm concernced, fish are part of the...

As far as I'm concernced, fish are part of the aquascape. People go to a lot of trouble to find just the right fish that fits well with the rest of their creation.

I'm not saying that an aro...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-30-2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Laith
Interesting... I think that's the first time I've...

Interesting... I think that's the first time I've heard that nitrates lower pH. I don't think I quite understand how that would be... :icon_conf
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 168,117
Posted By Laith
I know what you're saying but... I always...

I know what you're saying but...

I always thought I had enough CO2 in my tanks. I'd measure pH (using a combination of pH meters and liquid test kits) and then I'd measure KH (with several kits)...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By Laith
OMG... :eek: Maybe answering this question...

OMG... :eek:

Maybe answering this question will help with your training:

- What would you say to a customer who had a tank your size and wanted to buy an aro the size of yours for that tank?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2005, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By Laith
I understand the limitation of choice that you...

I understand the limitation of choice that you have with regards to tank size.

Unfortunately, the aro doesn't really care about why you cannot get a bigger tank... it still doesn't look too...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2005, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 168,117
Posted By Laith
I currently dose 8ml of Flourish and 3ml of...

I currently dose 8ml of Flourish and 3ml of Flourish Fe every day in a 200l (175l effective volume) tank. This gives me a total of .3mg/l of Fe dosed every day...

I've never noticed algae linked...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By Laith
With 3wpg you really, really, really need to have...

With 3wpg you really, really, really need to have CO2! You don't mention that anywhere. If you're not going to have CO2 then you'll have way too much light and a mess on your hands...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,836
Posted By Laith
Very nice but my first impression is that the aro...

Very nice but my first impression is that the aro is too big for the tank...

Or the tank is too small for the aro... :tongue:

Aros need space... that aro looks cramped.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Laith
The decor is.... well.... interesting? ...

The decor is.... well.... interesting? :icon_roll

So where are the plants?? :confused:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-25-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By Laith
Very hard water? *That's* not very hard water! ...

Very hard water? *That's* not very hard water!

*This* is very hard water (my tap and tank water): GH of 18 (320ppm), KH of 15 (270ppm)! :tongue:
Forum: Fish 10-25-2005, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,346
Posted By Laith
I remember hearing quite a while ago about the...

I remember hearing quite a while ago about the risk of pellets expanding as they absorbed water and causing blockage problems in fish.

Sorry, don't remember the details.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,524
Posted By Laith
Just a quick comment: 1" of peat moss is alot of...

Just a quick comment: 1" of peat moss is alot of peat. Normally you just want to sprinkle some on the bottom; not even enough to cover the bottom glass.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2005, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By Laith
In Europe the connections do not use washers. ...

In Europe the connections do not use washers. O-rings provide the seal.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2005, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By Laith
Your tank leans against your wall for support?...

Your tank leans against your wall for support? You mean that the stand is so out of level that the tank is actually leaning against a wall?? :icon_conf

I'm curious; if it's a DIY stand made for...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,867
Posted By Laith
I doubt very much that it's the same disconnects....

I doubt very much that it's the same disconnects. Maybe a similar system but not the same quality.

Why are you looking specifically at the 2217? I'd go for the 2026 or, better yet, the 2126 with...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Laith
I recently got the AM regulator and there's...

I recently got the AM regulator and there's nothing plastic about it; all chrome. Maybe they're making a plastic version for the US?

The regulator works very well and the needle valve is very...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-18-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Laith
We don't inject CO2 to lower pH. We inject CO2...

We don't inject CO2 to lower pH. We inject CO2 to give the plants carbon. It just happens to lower pH as well.

The injection of CO2 creates carbonic acid in in the water which is acidic,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Laith
And for a 5g you could even use Seachem Flourish...

And for a 5g you could even use Seachem Flourish Nitrogen.
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