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Forum: Plants 07-15-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By jay52
Whichever one you choose, avoid the desire to...

Whichever one you choose, avoid the desire to plant in too large of bundles. If you do, mulm gets in between the blades and really screws things up. Once I thinned my E. Tenellus and L....
Forum: Plants 07-15-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By jay52
Mine is starting to grow okay after 3 1/2 months....

Mine is starting to grow okay after 3 1/2 months. It just takes time.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,627
Posted By jay52
Picked up a 55g and 20g high myself!

Picked up a 55g and 20g high myself!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-03-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By jay52
Hmm...don't know if something's wrong with it,...

Hmm...don't know if something's wrong with it, but the smell has always killed me.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-02-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By jay52
Not in this case...

There is controversy about the iPhone 4 right now about no reception when holding the phone in the lower left hand corner. It's because Apple designed the antenna to extend into the metal band...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,173
Posted By jay52
Yep. I've been doing it with my Fluval FX5 for...

Yep. I've been doing it with my Fluval FX5 for quite a while now. For me, it's easily twice as efficient as a DIY reactor chiefly because you aren't slowing down the flow rate.

Funny thing is,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By jay52
I thought that may have been the case. Most of...

I thought that may have been the case. Most of my plants, especially the red ones, looked like total *$%&# for a couple of months before they really started to kick in.

But something else to...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By jay52
BBA stems mostly from lack of CO2. But for me,...

BBA stems mostly from lack of CO2. But for me, and I suspect most people, it has less to do with BPM and more to do with circulation. I bet if you add a powerhead (I love the Korelia), you'd see...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By jay52
Clint: Don't know if this helps, but...

Clint:

Don't know if this helps, but something to think of...

IME, most new plants need an adjustment before they really start growing. Many have to adjust from emmersed to submersed forms. ...
Forum: Plants 06-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,790
Posted By jay52
As pertaining to the questions above, how can CO2...

As pertaining to the questions above, how can CO2 in bubbles be converted to carbonic acid (which drops pH and changes your drop checker) if the CO2 stays in gas form?

Do the micro bubbles ever...
Forum: Plants 06-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,790
Posted By jay52
Really good question, one which I've been trying...

Really good question, one which I've been trying to make sense of myself.

Related questions I've always had are:

1.) If you actually see the CO2 bubbles, then would that not indicate that...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By jay52
Not to belabor the point, but "didn't work for...

Not to belabor the point, but "didn't work for me" is pretty much the same as "personally, I find it worthless (literally meaning, without worth)."

But you bring up a point in need of...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By jay52
BTW, as a relatively new guy at the forum - but...

BTW, as a relatively new guy at the forum - but not new to the hobby - the last thing I want to do is to stir-up a hornet's nest of controversy. My apologies if people take offense at my contrary...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 59,672
Posted By jay52
I think you need to put the wife in that room and...

I think you need to put the wife in that room and the tanks in the rest of the house. ;)

Seriously, I would NOT use laminate flooring. Water will get in the seams if spilled and the boards will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By jay52
Update: After trimming back all the leaves to...

Update: After trimming back all the leaves to around 3" tall, they've all thickened up and have grown back 2" during the past week.

So, yes, be careful with an overdose...but if you do, the...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By jay52
It's on the output side and I've experimented...

It's on the output side and I've experimented with various lengths up to 3 feet of 2" PVC. With it, at 4 bps, I get my ph 8.2 tap water down to 7.1 in a best case scenario. Fed directly through the...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By jay52
Craig: I've experimented with several...

Craig:

I've experimented with several lengths and CO2 input locations...as well as with different angles.

IMHO, with a canister, the best way to dissolve CO2 is by shoving it into the filter...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,548
Posted By jay52
I personally think that the inline reactors are...

I personally think that the inline reactors are worthless. They greatly affect flowrates and are tricky to get good dispersion.

I built a Rex Grigg style reactor and put it inline (output...
Forum: Plants 05-27-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By jay52
Add Aponogeton ulvaceous, Nymphaea lotus, and...

Add Aponogeton ulvaceous, Nymphaea lotus, and Bacopa monnieri.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-26-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
Posted By jay52
My Val Spiralis recently melted with a Excel...

My Val Spiralis recently melted with a Excel overdose, but I trimmed it back and think it will recover. But that brings up two points I've recently studied:

1.) Not all vals are susceptible to...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,430
Posted By jay52
One bubble of CO2 every 2 seconds isn't going to...

One bubble of CO2 every 2 seconds isn't going to get it done, and will explain your BBA.
Forum: Plants 05-25-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By jay52
When I first started with pennywort, it took a...

When I first started with pennywort, it took a while to establish, so the same thing was happening to me. Once it established in a few weeks, it grew like crazy...that, and the angels stopped...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By jay52
No problem at all. In woodworking, there's...

No problem at all.

In woodworking, there's a rule of thumb that says you should leave at least enough wood around the hole as the diameter of the hole itself. So, if you have a load-bearing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-04-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By jay52
Hmmm. I've always found drop checkers to be...

Hmmm. I've always found drop checkers to be equally inaccurate. There's a range of .3 worth of pH that I find difficult to read...and the response time is dreadful...my fish would be symptomatic...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By jay52
Thanks again for the advice! Didn't realize...

Thanks again for the advice!

Didn't realize that chloramine can trigger false positives on the NH3/4 test. Makes sense.

I trickle water from a garden hose using a Irwin Quick clamp to hold...
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