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Forum: Equipment   01-18-2013, 11:56 PM
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Posted By SuRje1976
I did. The Smart2 is rock solid. Check out the...

I did. The Smart2 is rock solid. Check out the first post here:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=46413

Didn't know there was a newer model. Just looked it up. It's pretty...
Forum: Equipment   01-18-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By SuRje1976
I have. Some more insight here: ...

I have. Some more insight here:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45763

Hanna Photometers

I went with the LaMotte Smart2 Calorimeter. It's a phenomenal piece of equipment.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-20-2012, 09:21 PM
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Posted By SuRje1976
Just for fun... ...

Just for fun...

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/SuRje1976/IMAG1494.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   12-17-2012, 02:54 AM
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Posted By SuRje1976
Thanks guys. kwheeler91 - that thing would...

Thanks guys.

kwheeler91 - that thing would have driven me insane! I was pacing back and forth looking at it from every angle. It would have been the only thing I saw.


Things are moving...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-14-2012, 03:35 AM
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Posted By SuRje1976
A lot has happened since last post. ...

A lot has happened since last post.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/SuRje1976/Planted%20ADA%20120P/IMAG1445.jpg

I was looking at the wall after I relocated the outlet thinking, that...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-03-2012, 02:04 AM
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Posted By SuRje1976
First oops: ...

First oops:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/SuRje1976/Planted%20ADA%20120P/IMAG1437.jpg


My fault really. Ran the stud finder at arm level and was clear. Damn old house. Never know...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Posted By SuRje1976
Thanks guys. In the interest of complete and...

Thanks guys. In the interest of complete and proper documentation, some things have happened, and some things still need to happen in order for the tank to be up and running.

I've started to...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-01-2012, 12:42 PM
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Posted By SuRje1976
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/SuRje1976/...

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q146/SuRje1976/IMAG1425-1.jpg

It's been dry for three years. Will it hold water? Will testing it for a week on my deck at 40ish degrees be a valid enough...
Forum: Equipment   10-16-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,129
Posted By SuRje1976
This would logically be an acceptable way to turn...

This would logically be an acceptable way to turn off CO2 at night. The issue with it however is that when you initially re-open the valve on the CO2 cylinder in the morning, the "rush" of CO2 into...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-14-2009, 04:15 PM
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Posted By SuRje1976
Wow, thanks folks! I'm moving in a few days and...

Wow, thanks folks! I'm moving in a few days and was on the fence with whether or not I'd continue with this aquarium. You may have persuaded me to keep it going!
Forum: Equipment   05-15-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,042
Posted By SuRje1976
The LP gauge is likely going to be your limiting...

The LP gauge is likely going to be your limiting factor with the MicroMatic body. It is MUCH bigger than the M3. The M3 is essentially the same size as an Azoo, with the exception of the adjustment...
Forum: Equipment   04-30-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By SuRje1976
Have you ever heard of this happening with a good...

Have you ever heard of this happening with a good single stage regulator? I haven't. Don't think anyone has. Curious where the 200psi number comes from as well. A well built single stage...
Forum: Equipment   04-04-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By SuRje1976
They get pretty darn hot! Clippards are rated to...

They get pretty darn hot! Clippards are rated to run as hot as 65°C hotter than room temp. So if your room is at 70°F,you're looking at over 180°F. Definitely warm enough to avoid prolonged...
Forum: Equipment   03-26-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By SuRje1976
"Aging" water will remove chlorine, but it won't...

"Aging" water will remove chlorine, but it won't remove chloramine.
Forum: Equipment   03-25-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,471
Posted By SuRje1976
The sediment and carbon block alone should be ok,...

The sediment and carbon block alone should be ok, as long as your utility doesn't use chloramine in the treatment process. The carbon block will clear out the chlorine, but will strip chloramine of...
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,602
Posted By SuRje1976
I think I can speak for Mike here and say that we...

I think I can speak for Mike here and say that we agree with Orlando. Key word is "quality." Some manufacturers of single stage regulators will actually quantify the pressure increases seen with...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-03-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Wow, thanks so much folks! :redface: ...

Wow, thanks so much folks! :redface:

lizziotti - Mostly all of the plants came from fellow hobbyists, either through the Swap & Shop, or through local plant swaps. I did pick up a few from...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-20-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Thanks! I was wondering if the spectrum was a...

Thanks! I was wondering if the spectrum was a factor as well. I just swapped one of the 10000K's out for an 18000K bulb. It's pretty pink, sort of (but not exactly) like the 9325's in color. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-18-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Thanks Hilde. I appreciate it! I'm adding...

Thanks Hilde. I appreciate it!

I'm adding Flourish and Flourish Iron at 8mL each per day, so there's no shortage there. Plants do grow well, just never have the same amount of color I see in...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2009, 03:56 PM
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Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Very interesting observations. Thanks for...

Very interesting observations. Thanks for sharing. It is unfortunately another bit of info that makes me more sure that I am cursed! :hihi:

My tank is NEVER short on K. I dose Equilibrium...
Forum: Equipment   02-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By SuRje1976
Bungee cord might work.... ...

Bungee cord might work....

http://www.keepercorp.com/prod/image/HD_Hook.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Oscar - iThanks! It is the same substrate. I...

Oscar - iThanks! It is the same substrate. I changed the sand a few times and added a few handfuls of Aquasoil here and there, but never changed it out altogether.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Well, I did initially. With the bamboo I just...

Well, I did initially. With the bamboo I just cut the bottoms out and replant the tops. Once I noticed how ratty the bottoms got, I just pulled the leaves off of the lowest 3 nodes or so, then...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2009, 12:58 PM
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Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
Thanks folks! LD - I ran what I think most...

Thanks folks!

LD - I ran what I think most would consider low-mid light. I was running only 2x54W most of the day. I had a 3.5 hour "burst" of 4x54W. Total photoperiod was 8 hours. I think...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 177,474
Posted By SuRje1976
CL - I haven't had any luck yet. I will...

CL - I haven't had any luck yet. I will definitely keep you posted. What I can say though is that the 18000K bulb does make the plants look a bit more red. :icon_roll
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