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Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Here's a recent clip I took. Sorry about the...

Here's a recent clip I took. Sorry about the audio cutting out after a bit. Youtube flagged the music that was playing on the radio as copyrighted, so I just cut that section out. I don't even...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
I would estimate that I'm getting abouut 1800GPH...

I would estimate that I'm getting abouut 1800GPH max based on about 5 feet of head. The flow is pretty gentle, but seems adequate, especially since I have discus. I am considering putting a few...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Substrate is nothing fancy. Just a mix of...

Substrate is nothing fancy. Just a mix of Eco-Complete regular grade and fine grade. I really like the fine grade, but I think it's been discontinued, because I cannot find it anywhere these days. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Total stock is: 15 discus 4 juvenile...

Total stock is:

15 discus
4 juvenile angels
15 denison barbs
6 Sterbai cories (I need to get like a dozen more at least)
5 albino BN pleco juvies
1 clown pleco
2 kuhli loaches that I've had...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Wow, been over a year since I've updated this...

Wow, been over a year since I've updated this thread. Unfortunately, since that time I've created an instagram account. And that's where most of my tank pics go these days.

If you are at all...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-24-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Saverio
I use purigen as well and love the stuff. I...

I use purigen as well and love the stuff. I recently put it in a low flow phosban reactor though and am running it fluidized instead of using the bags in my sump.

It's only been running this...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Saverio
initially I went with a Rio 1100, but with the...

initially I went with a Rio 1100, but with the amount of CO2 I was using, it was forming a large gas pocket after a few hours. A few months later, I upsized to a Rio 2500 and the increased flow has...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Saverio
For my 240 planted discus tank with 60g wet/dry,...

For my 240 planted discus tank with 60g wet/dry, I use a large whole house filter housing (20" long) and made a DIY Cerges reactor on it's own loop. The CO2 goes to a powerhead in the return pump...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,583
Posted By Saverio
I use it for my planted 240 gallon discus tank. ...

I use it for my planted 240 gallon discus tank.
20lb cylinder
GLA dual stage regulator with 2 outlet manifold
one outlet goes to Cerges reactor in my 60g wet/dry sump
I get about a 1.2pH unit...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By Saverio
What Kathyy is doing above sounds identical to...

What Kathyy is doing above sounds identical to what I'm using in my discus tank. My 20" housing has 3/4" ports and it's powered with a Rio2500 as well, standard impeller. I have a PVC pipe in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Saverio
I have a 240 gallon planted discus tank that runs...

I have a 240 gallon planted discus tank that runs pressurized CO2. I have a decent amount of surface ripple, as well as the tank being drilled for overflow with a wet/dry sump. (see my signature)...
Forum: DIY 03-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,655
Posted By Saverio
I have a 20" long Cerges that was powered by a...

I have a 20" long Cerges that was powered by a Rio1100. I fed the CO2 line into the Rio intake in my sump. My tank is a 240g, so probably running similar bubble rate as the OP (way too much to...
Forum: Lighting 05-17-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Saverio
BML's SoLunar controller (their forum is down)

Just got my SoLunar controller from BML and was wondering if any other BML owners have theirs and have been able to get a profile to run correctly.

I tried setting up a profile and running it...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Updated full tank shot from 4/25, shortly after a...

Updated full tank shot from 4/25, shortly after a water change. Unfortunately, my 8+ year old discus passed recently, and I lost a red cover due to what I suspect was self inflicted eye trauma.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Saverio
holy smokes that's some serious growth! well...

holy smokes that's some serious growth! well done =)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Here's a short clip of my guys grubbing on...

Here's a short clip of my guys grubbing on bloodworms. Hope the video link works! :icon_smil
The poor old skinny guy (I call him Gramps, he's over 8yrs old, one of the larger ones, with the...
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Saverio
It's just a dial that plugs into the power...

It's just a dial that plugs into the power supply. You turn the dial to dim the lights anywhere from 10% to 100%. For $15, I figured might as well, as I didn't know how long it would be before the...
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Saverio
Fantastic, thanks for the info. Let's just hope...

Fantastic, thanks for the info. Let's just hope they have enough ready for launch that they don't sell out quickly. :red_mouth
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Newest additions: Farlowella acus - twig...

Newest additions:

Farlowella acus - twig cats!
Also picked up some more juvenile denison barbs Puntius denisonii to add to the 6 I had.

An order of gold rams will be coming in next week, to...
Forum: Lighting 03-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Saverio
Anyone have info on BML light controller?

Like the title says, does anyone have any insider or reliable recent info on when BML will be releasing their automated LED controller?

Their forum has been pretty inactive on this. Other than...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By Saverio
When I moved all my plants and livestock from my...

When I moved all my plants and livestock from my 125g to the new 240g about 10 days ago, I took ALL the media from my 2 Fluval FX5's and put them in the new sump.

Ammonia levels as of today were...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
And today's full tank shot, with the light...

And today's full tank shot, with the light fixture mounting arms installed:

*edited to add* Man, my pic taking skills really suck! Stupid window glare! :angryfire
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Full sump shot. You can see my attempt to seal...

Full sump shot. You can see my attempt to seal the dry section of the tower with duct tape. :icon_lol:

Another thing I noticed not long after the sump was installed, was that the guy didn't plumb...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
These are the 3" baffles, center chamber which...

These are the 3" baffles, center chamber which can also be used as a refugium, and the return pump section. I asked for the 3" spacing between baffles, so I could add the filter foam for more...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,157
Posted By Saverio
Ok as promised, I snapped a few shots of the...

Ok as promised, I snapped a few shots of the sump:

This is the prefilter chamber, bioball tower, and sump area below the tower. Currently using 15ppi filter foam in the tray. There is a small...
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