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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 06:56 PM
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Posted By hbosman
I only have a 57 and when i used to use a bubble...

I only have a 57 and when i used to use a bubble counter, I couldn't count it either. And, 5 lb cylinder still lasted 6 months.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-08-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,427
Posted By hbosman
Marcel, I for one, am trying your...

Marcel,

I for one, am trying your suggestions currently. I really appreciate your
hard work, information and opinions you have provided. I hope you continue.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-06-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 11,427
Posted By hbosman
Marcel, It seems your numbers are getting...

Marcel,

It seems your numbers are getting closer to the PPS Pro method. Which, was designed for people who didn't want to do 50% water changes. Your opinion of PPS Pro would be appreciated.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-23-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,045
Posted By hbosman
What are you using for lighting and what is your...

What are you using for lighting and what is your lighting schedule?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-21-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By hbosman
I use a fluval ceramic disk mounted on the back...

I use a fluval ceramic disk mounted on the back wall of the aquarium and a hydor power head mounted on rear of the right side glass aimed at the stream of bubbles. It blows the bubbles all over...
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,410
Posted By hbosman
I have a BML 10,000 K XB light. I like it a lot,...

I have a BML 10,000 K XB light. I like it a lot, although I was disappointed that it doesn't produce the shimmer of metal halids. My preference tends to be more to white/blueish light. The fact...
Forum: Algae   12-25-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By hbosman
Amazon search: SUNSUN 9W 13W UV Sterilizer...

Amazon search:

SUNSUN 9W 13W UV Sterilizer w/ Submersible Pump Filter 150 gal Aquarium Fish Tank JUP-22 JUP-23

I bought a similar one for $30.00. It worked well, green water was gone in about...
Forum: Lighting   12-22-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By hbosman
Which model BML do you have? What is needed with...

Which model BML do you have? What is needed with the Reefkeeper lite to control dimming of your bml? I have a 36" 10000 k XB light. I use the manual dimmer set at 50 %. I've noticed the dimmer isn't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-16-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
Reading through this thread, it seems my problems...

Reading through this thread, it seems my problems may have been caused by going from tap water (KH6 GH11) to mixed RO water (KH3 GH4). I was dosing .2 ppm (fe) CSM+B and additional dtpa fe. I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-14-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
Does the strength of the chelators cause any...

Does the strength of the chelators cause any difference to the plants ability to use the iron? Asking because I am using Gluconate from Flourish comprehensive and 11 % DTPA right now. Later I might...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-07-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
Yo-han, why both Urea and NH4?

Yo-han, why both Urea and NH4?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
Im hoping its toxicity issue! If not, I'm...

Im hoping its toxicity issue! If not, I'm stumped. Discontinuing csm and trying Flourish comprehensive to see if there's a difference. Hoping the substrate doesnt have to be replaced.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
I think you guys/girls have pointed out my issue....

I think you guys/girls have pointed out my issue. I used to be able to grow glosso, and HC without any issue. I've used csm+b for years. About a year or two ago, there were threads talking of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 37,681
Posted By hbosman
I can send you some!! ;-)

I can send you some!! ;-)
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By hbosman
I have a 36" XB series 10,000 K. Love the color...

I have a 36" XB series 10,000 K. Love the color and run it at 50 % brightness and high CO2. No issues so far, I have had it for about a year. It did take about a month to get it though. Calling...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,153
Posted By hbosman
Very nice!! Try adding more kh2po4 (phosphorus)...

Very nice!! Try adding more kh2po4 (phosphorus) for the GSA.
Forum: Equipment   09-17-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By hbosman
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-15-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By hbosman
I've heard that once the high side needle moves,...

I've heard that once the high side needle moves, you only have gas, its no longer compressed into liquid. If that's the case, there's very little CO2 left, cost wise. Anyway, I've found that once it...
Forum: Algae   09-09-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By hbosman
How many applications did it take? I tried it...

How many applications did it take? I tried it and it worked but, came back two weeks later. I've had more permanent results in the past with erythromycin. I will try the erythromycin again and...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,101
Posted By hbosman
Auto Doser

Cool setup. I was wondering what brand and model auto doser you are using? Do you recommend it?
Forum: Equipment   08-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By hbosman
Hopefully, you didn't blow the diaphragm. If so,...

Hopefully, you didn't blow the diaphragm. If so, it's really repair time. What brand is it?
Forum: Substrate   07-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,590
Posted By hbosman
When you rinse the fluorite, rinse slowly with...

When you rinse the fluorite, rinse slowly with low water pressure. Otherwise, you are forcing the particles against each other causing even more cloudiness. After all, it is heat treated clay. I...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By hbosman
You would need to replace the inlet nipple with a...

You would need to replace the inlet nipple with a CGA 320 for CO2 use. Below is a link for parts. I've had this company rebuild two Victor regulators for me. Very fair price.
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Forum: Substrate   07-13-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,705
Posted By hbosman
Subscribed: Very interesting stuff. The...

Subscribed:

Very interesting stuff. The only time I've had major disasters in my aquarium, green water, dead fish etc... was when I decided to clean the entire gravel bed. I then decided never...
Forum: DIY   07-07-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By hbosman
Test for leaks by spraying soapy water on the...

Test for leaks by spraying soapy water on the connections.
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