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Forum: Algae   06-25-2016, 12:06 AM
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Posted By DMtankd
Thank you both. Sounds like it's mostly important...

Thank you both. Sounds like it's mostly important to have stable CO2 from lights on to lights out - with stable meaning, effectively, at least enough to avoid being limiting. Above that level,...
Forum: Algae   06-24-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By DMtankd
BBA & "Inconsistent CO2"

Hi all -

I often see 'inconsistent CO2' listed, alongside 'high organics' as a root cause of BBA. Can anyone expand on what 'inconsistent CO2' really means?

Are we talking about the normal...
Forum: Equipment   06-20-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By DMtankd
Probe has been moved all over the tank with the...

Probe has been moved all over the tank with the same results. I am not talking about a momentary jump when something switches on or off (I do see that with an filter pump) - when the ETH turns off,...
Forum: Equipment   06-20-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By DMtankd
Hydor ETH and pH Probe Interference

Hi -

Anyone out there successfully run a Hydor ETH inline heater with a pH probe? I just set up a pH monitor this evening and am seeing that the monitor reads as expected (~6.5) in the tank when...
Forum: Equipment   06-13-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By DMtankd
I looked at the seneye, but it only measures ph...

I looked at the seneye, but it only measures ph down to 6.5 and it looks like you need to replace slides ($) monthly?
Forum: Equipment   06-13-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By DMtankd
It's not just the calibration solutions. From the...

It's not just the calibration solutions. From the link you shared:
Accuracy : ± 0.1pH (25 ℃)
Response Time : ≤ 1min

The Atlas kit claims +- .02pH with a 1 second response time. If I decide to...
Forum: Equipment   06-12-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By DMtankd
Thank you. Was thinking there must be some USB...

Thank you. Was thinking there must be some USB enabled pH probe but never did find one. Ended up going with an Atlas pH kit for higher accuracy and grabbed a temperature probe too. Finally a good...
Forum: Equipment   06-11-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By DMtankd
PH Logging

Just curious - anyone know of any low cost off the shelf or DIY options to monitor PH and log results to a PC? Looks like you can do this with some of the aquarium controllers out there, but that's...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   06-03-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By DMtankd
Yup. ...

Yup.
http://current-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Satellite-Comparison-V3.pdf
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic   06-03-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By DMtankd
Thank you for posting. Sure wish this would have...

Thank you for posting. Sure wish this would have been available before I purchased mine. Bought it thinking the ability to dial back the intensity would be nice so I could tailor it for my tank,...
Forum: Lighting   05-13-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By DMtankd
Bump Any thoughts? Anyone else getting lower than...

Bump Any thoughts? Anyone else getting lower than expected PAR values from this light?
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By DMtankd
Current Satellite Plus Pro vs Finnex Ray 2 Par

Wondering if anyone has any insight on some par readings I took using my Apogee SQ420 par meter on two different lights I have around.

Since the lights are different lengths, I took the...
Forum: Equipment   03-28-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By DMtankd
Aqueon Pine Stand

Does anyone have an Aqueon pine stand (40b size) and know if they support the tank along all four sides?

I am thinking about setting up an Aqueon 40g breeder on a Marineland Majesty pine stand.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-23-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By DMtankd
Testing Service

Between a Lamotte kit and the Hanna checkers, I can cover testing for Nitrate, Phosphate, and Iron pretty accurately and reliably.

The recent threads about toxicity and my own current experience...
Forum: Plants   02-18-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By DMtankd
Reviving this old question as it's happened again...

Reviving this old question as it's happened again for me in a new tank. Does anyone know what would cause a stem plant's primary growth tips to die off and then sprout multiple new growth tips? This...
Forum: Equipment   01-18-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By DMtankd
Ha! Read that thread just before posting. That's...

Ha! Read that thread just before posting. That's what stopped me from just impulse buying the Hanna Meters. Wasn't sure from that thread if the Smart2 worked out for you. Sounds like it did. But it...
Forum: Equipment   01-18-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By DMtankd
Photometers/Colorimeters

The nice thing about a birthday in February is that you can combine the extra cash from your returned Christmas gifts with your anticipated birthday gifts to try to convince your wife that you need...
Forum: Equipment   01-17-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By DMtankd
Thank you. Ordering one from h4n now.

Thank you. Ordering one from h4n now.
Forum: Equipment   01-17-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By DMtankd
Pre-filter for Lily Pipes

Does anyone know of somewhere to pick up a sleek looking pre-filter for the inlet of a 13mm lily pipe? I currently have a sponge on there, but don't like the look and am also looking for something...
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By DMtankd
Oops, sorry about that. ..I had the Mini L, not...

Oops, sorry about that. ..I had the Mini L, not the 45p. I wanted the 45p but they were out of stock so went with the mini l instead. I think they are pretty close in size though.
Forum: Equipment   01-05-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By DMtankd
I used them with an Eheim 2232, Hydor inline...

I used them with an Eheim 2232, Hydor inline heater. I found the flow to be just right. I actually throttled down the filter at times. That said, I later tried them on a 60p with a 2215 and they...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By DMtankd
I've used the 13mm nano pipes from Green Leaf...

I've used the 13mm nano pipes from Green Leaf Aquariums on my 45p and found them to be perfectly sized and very durable.
Forum: Equipment   01-03-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By DMtankd
I use the SP100 OEM Fixed Flow Peristaltic Pumps...

I use the SP100 OEM Fixed Flow Peristaltic Pumps from APT Instruments. I got them outlet plug installed and norpene tubing for durability. I went without the casing an was able to easily mount them...
Forum: Equipment   02-25-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By DMtankd
The tank is in the house, but in a drafty area...

The tank is in the house, but in a drafty area that gets down to 62 or so at night. Just looking for something that will keep the tank fairly constant below 75, even as spring rolls around and the...
Forum: Equipment   02-25-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,051
Posted By DMtankd
Best low temp in-tank heater for nano tank?

I have a 5.5 CRS tank set up and I would like the temp to stay in the 72-75 degree range. I have tried both the 25w Hagen Elite and 25w Hydor Theo heaters and both, when turned all the way down, get...
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