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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,927
Posted By tim_s
I have been in this hobby for 10 years I have a...

I have been in this hobby for 10 years I have a few stories,

1: I was doing a water change on a 100+ gallon tank 50% using a python

Came downstairs to the tap to detach but it did this itself...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By tim_s
I only own 1 fresh water tank, it has fish in at...

I only own 1 fresh water tank, it has fish in at the time I converted it to a sump and I use the standard PVC ubend style! I have some long grass building up to cover it but found it highly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,085
Posted By tim_s
Is it heated?

Is it heated?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
This is really good information, I am on the...

This is really good information, I am on the phone with a hydroponics company. He says he sells it but needs to get it from the warehouse and is looking into it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
Thank you Hoppy - much appreciated and I am now...

Thank you Hoppy - much appreciated and I am now up-ing my bubble count.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
I prepped the 4 dKH solution for the pH drop...

I prepped the 4 dKH solution for the pH drop tester.

Not too much of a surprised it has shown that it is on the low side - between the overflows / sump / needle valve losing it's position I can ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
My next question, I am phoning around for...

My next question,

I am phoning around for trace mix and I keep saying,

"Chelated Trace Element Mix (TNC Trace, CSM+B)"

The response I keep getting is,

"We do not care about brands - what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
Also another large fact I missed, I am not at 7...

Also another large fact I missed, I am not at 7 BPM (Bubbles per minute) I am 7 BPS (Bubbles per second) - big big big difference.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
I have the Red Sea Co2 Pro Kit and this came with...

I have the Red Sea Co2 Pro Kit and this came with the Red Sea Co2 reactor. I have placed the reactor in-front of the pre-filter on my return pump. When the Reactor "brups" itself from time to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
"KNO3 cannot be shipped to Canada." That is...

"KNO3 cannot be shipped to Canada."

That is my problem and local / online are out of stock.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
I am trying to get off Seachem Products but I...

I am trying to get off Seachem Products but I just cannot find potassium nitrate anywhere!



I am heard of PPS and PPS-pro, I will check this out.



I would love more information on this! ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
It is only measuring none as the source is being...

It is only measuring none as the source is being consumed but they are getting nitrates with 13 fish in the water.



EI might be a bit excessive for two reasons in my situation because I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By tim_s
Fertilizers - double checking

Hi Everyone,

Here is the information you will need before I can ask my question,

1: 90 Gallon Tank

2: 30 Gallon Sump

3: Pressurized Co2 Cylinder with Red Sea Pro Kit - Currently injecting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
Hi Everyone, My tank is a little messy and...

Hi Everyone,

My tank is a little messy and the tannins are skewing the colors and washing them out but here is some *quickly* taken photos.

The plants need to grow in but I am working on it ;)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
I have 4 bulb tek light elite 2 X giesemann...

I have 4 bulb tek light elite
2 X giesemann actinic white
1 X giesemann coralife
1 X giesemann daylight

So -- on the extreme side LOL



My tank was sitting around 7.6, it appears (being...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
I would say that KH is the only element buffering...

I would say that KH is the only element buffering my water, in terms of my substrate appears to be buffering the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
If you need more information - please let me know.

If you need more information - please let me know.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
Light I have a 4 bulb tek elite running 4...

Light

I have a 4 bulb tek elite running 4 bulbs, two daylight, 1 red and I cannot remember the last tube.

I will need to double check this.

Height 7" above the tank surface.

Dosing
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
OK! The chart is not going to work for me! The...

OK! The chart is not going to work for me! The substrate has buffered my water.

My KH is measuring 4 and pH is 7.5 - 7.6
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By tim_s
Installed Pressurized Co2 to tank

Hi Everyone,

My Tank

90 G Display Tank
35 G Sump
20lbs Cylinder of Beverage grade Co2
Red Sea Co2 Pro Kit

KH = 4
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