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Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By billb
Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I...

Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I wanted to ensure that the tank has good O2 levels without an air stone. My 90 gallon uses a Mazzei injector for CO2 delivery controlled by a pH...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 01-16-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 28,445
Posted By billb
Wow! Great pictures. Looks like the new product...

Wow! Great pictures. Looks like the new product is popular with a lot of different species. I am very pleased to see it can be layered onto surfaces. This will be great for my Oto's and Red Neon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By billb
I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon...

I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon planted aquarium. I dose EI and have been doing weekly 50% water changes. Initially I used tap but eventually I got higher grade CRS and now use...
Forum: Plants 10-26-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By billb
I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been...

I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been growing attached to drift wood that is just below the surface (maybe 4 inches) This sits below a 150 MH light a little over a foot above the...
Forum: DIY 10-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,660
Posted By billb
Oops, just saw that you found out they are the...

Oops, just saw that you found out they are the same thing. good luck and don't spend much time breathing those vapors - not good for you.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By billb
I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows...

I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows merging into a 1.5 inch pump inlet. This works well until my prefilters get dirty and then I will get cavitaion issues in the pump. I am also...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By billb
Hi Brandon, So - consider the pH value used...

Hi Brandon,

So - consider the pH value used in my example as a surrogate for CO2 levels - to your point, too much is a known danger to animals.

Their are no really compelling arguments for...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By billb
Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very...

Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very happy with it. That said, in most cases, you don't need this if you set things up right and are observant. A couple points:

Your pH will swing a...
Forum: Ahquatics.com 07-07-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,171
Posted By billb
Hey Congratulations! That is a cool opportunity....

Hey Congratulations! That is a cool opportunity.

I haven't had much time in Singapore but I did go to the botanic gardens and can recommend this. Amazing orchids. Oh, and the food is...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-09-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 65,879
Posted By billb
I love this shot! This was one of my favorite...

I love this shot! This was one of my favorite threads, The tank and it's dimension are great. Will you be using a controller (ex Apex by Neptune systems)?
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By billb
Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by...

Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by changing the filters. If you do not have air conditioning you will always struggle with warm water. My suggestion is a bit different than what has...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-18-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By billb
My guess is that your filter contains a sediment...

My guess is that your filter contains a sediment filter and some form of carbon filter. This won't reduce hardness but the carbon can reduce organics and chlorine contaminats. It will probably be...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-15-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,649
Posted By billb
Looking forward to this journal! I re-read your...

Looking forward to this journal! I re-read your O. vittatus journal, are the zebra's sharing the same tank? Can you give some detail on your feeding routines?

Thanks!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-20-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By billb
I don't have any strong suggestions but since...

I don't have any strong suggestions but since this event has a pretty solid start date, it is reasonable to check what might have changed. If you are using city water, you may be able to contact the...
Forum: DIY 11-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By billb
Only suggestion I would make is to drill all the...

Only suggestion I would make is to drill all the holes to accomodate the larger 1 inch bulkheads. You can't easily go back if you change your mind on the configurations. You can use reducer...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,723
Posted By billb
Sorry for the lack of response. Been traveling...

Sorry for the lack of response. Been traveling alot.

Inkslinger, I have modified the plumbing to use 1 inch pipe as much as possible and divided the flow into two streams after the pump - one...
Forum: Lighting 11-01-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,809
Posted By billb
I am a fan of 8k bulbs and have them currently in...

I am a fan of 8k bulbs and have them currently in my MH fixtures. Thinking about going to T5 because of the heat. When will you have info up on the fixtures?
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By billb
Hi Tommy, We should not Hijack this UV...

Hi Tommy,

We should not Hijack this UV thread. I would tell anyone that advice given of these threads is well intentioned but not always accurate. Always do your homework.
Forum: Fish 10-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By billb
I have Red Neon Gobies - purchased from Invertz...

I have Red Neon Gobies - purchased from Invertz Factory. They do eat BBA and are vegetarians. Here is a picture:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,895
Posted By billb
Most aquarium pump manufacturers caution against...

Most aquarium pump manufacturers caution against restricting the pump inlets - not the outlets. Restricting the inlet can create a negative pressure situation that may cause cavitation. Restricting...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,334
Posted By billb
Great Videos! Your shrimp are quite healthy so...

Great Videos! Your shrimp are quite healthy so what ever you are feeding them is working. What temperature do you keep the tank at?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By billb
Purigen is very good at removing dissolved...

Purigen is very good at removing dissolved organic compounds, especially those containing nitrogen. This clears up cloudy water by removing a food source for bacteria. It is also good at clearing...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By billb
I dump the purigen into a plastic bowl and do the...

I dump the purigen into a plastic bowl and do the standard 1:1 bleach followed by a soak with Prime. Having a duplicate filter cartridge and extra Purigen allows you to get back up and running while...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By billb
You won't have to worry about UV affecting...

You won't have to worry about UV affecting phosphate. The article describes elemental Phosphorus (P4) not phosphate. P4 will, if I recall correctly will spontaneously ignite when exposed to air...
Forum: DIY 09-29-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By billb
I got this at Siemens web site. Here is a...

I got this at Siemens web site.

Here is a link
http://www.thepurchaseadvantage.com/page/TPA/PROD/pentek_ametek_standard_sediment_water_filters.html/D0404418
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