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Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By MissileBear
I will try and get some close up shots of several...

I will try and get some close up shots of several different Cerges reactors I have built. My new housing actually arrived today; sitting on my doorstep at home.

The hardest part IME is finding...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-28-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissileBear
+1 testing RO water with drop kits can give...

+1 testing RO water with drop kits can give wildly unreliable results. I use a TDS meter on my RO unit, which really is just to ensure that the membranes and such are doing their job.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-26-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By MissileBear
Amazon swords and many other Echinodorus...

Amazon swords and many other Echinodorus varieties can grow to mammoth sizes. I saw a single amazon sword take over a 10 gallon tank; it had 24" leaves and a rectangular 20" x 10" rootball. A local...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissileBear
I add ferts to the tanks directly and...

I add ferts to the tanks directly and individually as I don't always dose at the same time. Additionally, I use the same water for my snail tanks but I do not add ferts to said tanks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissileBear
I use regular Canadian peat moss; think it came...

I use regular Canadian peat moss; think it came from Lowes/HD. It's free of additives and listed as organic (I would assume most will be "organic" as peat moss is simply cut out of the bog and not...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MissileBear
Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.

Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MissileBear
Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.

Looking much better! Put up some more pics soon.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissileBear
That represents hydrate; the CaCL2 is dihydrous,...

That represents hydrate; the CaCL2 is dihydrous, while the MgSO4 is heptahydrate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By MissileBear
Yes, I have a planted tank. I use the same water...

Yes, I have a planted tank. I use the same water with all my planted tanks at this point. Salt(s) are generally not needed in planted tanks as the water parameters will not require it when you are...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,006
Posted By MissileBear
Multiple posts arguing the tape, while...

Multiple posts arguing the tape, while informative, is hardly constructive IMO. It was established pretty quickly that tape was not the issue. I'm not trying to be argumentative here...I'm just...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,006
Posted By MissileBear
The original poster mentioned that he sealed with...

The original poster mentioned that he sealed with teflon to no avail, then another member said you def needed teflon tape on the threads....and then the downward spiral ensued.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By MissileBear
For that size tank, I would personally run an...

For that size tank, I would personally run an additional canister. Your gph will decrease as your media becomes dirtier, and the 198 gph is probably a bit optimistic.

Are you having problems...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,006
Posted By MissileBear
Teflon tape/thread sealer needs to be used on...

Teflon tape/thread sealer needs to be used on tapered threading (like NPT).

O-rings/seals should be used on non-tapered, machine threads. This requires either flat mating surfaces or an o-ring...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By MissileBear
I now use fabric hung on the back of the tank. ...

I now use fabric hung on the back of the tank. There is no mess, I can change the color on the fly for several dollars per yard at JoAnn Fabrics, and it's not permanent.

Felt works well but is...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By MissileBear
Thank you! Update: Received some more...

Thank you!

Update:

Received some more manzanita to fill in the scape a bit. I pulled out some of the smaller branchy stuff for putting above the tank (need room for tillies and such). I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MissileBear
Def make the dosing a priority. EI is a...

Def make the dosing a priority. EI is a pseudo-science; as long as you are close enough and you keep up on water changes you should not have problems with levels. If your dosing is way off however,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By MissileBear
The spectrum of these is not suited to freshwater...

The spectrum of these is not suited to freshwater plants....however, this doesn't mean the plants won't grow if everything else is in check. The plants are not stringy and appear to have some good...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By MissileBear
I was looking for a tank a few years back; my LFS...

I was looking for a tank a few years back; my LFS had glasscages build a custom show tank (roughly 110 gallon cubish, rimless tank) for their showroom. I examined the tank in person and saw the same...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By MissileBear
I also use the same silicone grease that bk....

I also use the same silicone grease that bk. posted. It doesn't leave a film on the water, it's food safe, and is not petroleum based (will not harm plastics/composites).
Forum: Aquascaping 02-13-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By MissileBear
As already mentioned, soft water will cause...

As already mentioned, soft water will cause limestone to dissolve over time. The fossilized detail will degrade quicker than the rest of the rock. Some shrimp (mostly neos) will do okay....others...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By MissileBear
Both at my house...I also work in IT/Telecom :D

Both at my house...I also work in IT/Telecom :D
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By MissileBear
I have been using multiple cylinders for years. ...

I have been using multiple cylinders for years. Always nice to have a few spare tanks in case one goes empty.

The shop where I get them filled gives me 10% discount for 5 or more tank fills.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By MissileBear
That's not right; at zero pressure both gauges...

That's not right; at zero pressure both gauges should read 0. Back out the adjustment knob until your output drops to zero. If the needle is going all the way around, the regulator is not reducing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-04-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By MissileBear
Many people end up building a custom reg or...

Many people end up building a custom reg or buying a pre-built custom reg from a member here for that reason. A good double stage, CO2 regulator is going to be very expensive new (both the Concoa...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By MissileBear
Yes, I am happy with it - it is my second light I...

Yes, I am happy with it - it is my second light I have purchased from them.

That said, the 72" has not been used for a typical planted tank. I have it lighting a 180g Riparium which suspends the...
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