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Forum: DIY 11-10-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,745
Posted By deadmonkey
Actually the yeast should say what temp it needs...

Actually the yeast should say what temp it needs to activate it...I brew beer and the activation temperature depends on the strain of yeast you have. Just read the back, nuke the water till it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By deadmonkey
Oh, they are out of the tankl. My crinkle has...

Oh, they are out of the tankl. My crinkle has lived up to it's name and looks dried up and dead in it's new poted soil home. I'll keep watering it and hope it comes back to life. My palm is alive...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By deadmonkey
Well, I just got done building my first DIY...

Well, I just got done building my first DIY reactor
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/37047-my-very-first-co2-reactor.html
It is working very well actually. I wasn't interested in anything...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By deadmonkey
So it doesn't look like anybody is reading this,...

So it doesn't look like anybody is reading this, but I would like to know what the 5th and 6th plant are. I also took out the Crinkle and the Palm. They are planted now in soil. The palm is still...
Forum: DIY 11-10-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,384
Posted By deadmonkey
OK, It's all up and running now! Here are pics...

OK, It's all up and running now! Here are pics of the improved setup

I made a feedback loop to mist the undisolved Co2 at the top
http://deadmonkey.pointclark.net/albums/FishTank/reactor_001.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By deadmonkey
Uhh, I don't know... Here's a direct quote...

Uhh, I don't know...

Here's a direct quote from the site:
"Our biggest advantage is that water flows in direct contact with UV lamp, intensifying its function of fighting green water."

I hope...
Forum: DIY 10-27-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,384
Posted By deadmonkey
thank you for the Ideas. I took the foam...

thank you for the Ideas.

I took the foam out from the bottom, took the difuser and tube out. This left only the power head blowing in, a little hole at the top for accumulated air to leave and a...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By deadmonkey
Beware the flow rate of the UV filters. Just...

Beware the flow rate of the UV filters. Just because it says more GPH doesn't mean it's better. Here is a good comparison site (and yes they sell UV filters, but still good info)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By deadmonkey
Yes and no. The Solenoid is there to stop the...

Yes and no. The Solenoid is there to stop the flow of Co2 at night. If you just simply turn off your Reactor (assuming it has a powerhead or other stirring motor) then you are going to still be...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By deadmonkey
the purple/red ones in the foreground I was told...

the purple/red ones in the foreground I was told are actually Hemigraphis colorata (Purple Waffle). After doing some looking, I found a couple sites that confirmed it will last about a month under...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-26-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By deadmonkey
Water or Under Gravel Fertz?

Hello all,

I am new the the forum and have already learned alot, for that Thankyou.

Once my DIY Co2 setup is working I will begin to start doesing on a regular schedual with fertz. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By deadmonkey
I am new the the forum and have already learned...

I am new the the forum and have already learned alot, thanks
I have read Rex's Guide to Planted Tanks (http://rexgrigg.com) thanks for all the info
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By deadmonkey
I have two solenoid valves ordered and on the...

I have two solenoid valves ordered and on the way. So I hope to have the Co2 online very soon.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By deadmonkey
Newly Planted Tank

OK, here we go, sorry for them being so small. I used the picture taking ability of my Camcorder, then transfered to my server. I just found out today what the purple/red plants are and it turns...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By deadmonkey
Not sure if you can find the bulb you want/need,...

Not sure if you can find the bulb you want/need, but
Light Bulbs, Rope Lights, Halogen & Fluorescent Light Bulbs (http://www.1000bulbs.com) has alot of bulbs. They even have UV bulbs and the UV...
Forum: Plants 10-26-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By deadmonkey
Great! So basically the LFS sold me something I...

Great! So basically the LFS sold me something I can't use. Can anybody else 2nd Daniel*Swords? I rather like the Crinkle too.

UPDATE:
Found Two other aquarium plant sites that say the...
Forum: Plants 10-25-2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By deadmonkey
Before my last plant catastrophe I had a large,...

Before my last plant catastrophe I had a large, beautiful Java fern that did exactly that. I was told you could lash them wood and they would root themselves.
To your question though, if I...
Forum: Plants 10-24-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By deadmonkey
So here is a list of plants I bought acording to...

So here is a list of plants I bought acording to the LFS:
2 - Amazon Sword
1 - Melon Sword
1 - Umbrella Palm **name not verified
1 - Temple **name not verified
2 - Creeping...
Forum: DIY 10-24-2006, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,384
Posted By deadmonkey
My Very First CO2 Reactor

http://deadmonkey.pointclark.net/albums/FishTank/reactor.jpg
http://deadmonkey.pointclark.net/albums/FishTank/reactor2.jpg

I used this basic setup, minus the bio balls...
Forum: Algae 10-23-2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By deadmonkey
If I remember correctly the bottle says not to...

If I remember correctly the bottle says not to use the Kent in water stuff if you are using the under gravel tabs. I think I have the same bottle as you do. I think it's a "one or the other" kind...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By deadmonkey
In regard to the first post: It's also a good...

In regard to the first post:
It's also a good Idea to run a smal air pump with an air stone at night. Plants will actually use Oxygen at night when there is no light, and CO2 in the day when there...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By deadmonkey
Yes, if those are the ballast specs it should run...

Yes, if those are the ballast specs it should run it just fine...

Beware though, I was told (and this could be wrong) but anything over 2 watts per gallon is too much. Under 1Watt per gallon is...
Forum: Plants 10-22-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By deadmonkey
lol, that's what I thought. **crosses...

lol, that's what I thought.

**crosses fingers**

Hopefully I'll have pictures soon. I just got a new camcorder that takes pics and I need to figure out how to get them off :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By deadmonkey
I also have a high GH at around 230ppm but GH...

I also have a high GH at around 230ppm but GH isn't as bad as PH that high. I would Keep doseing with PH minus until you get it down. Not sure about the other plants, but Swords like it around 7.0...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,076
Posted By deadmonkey
Very pretty tank. Discus's are so sexy. I...

Very pretty tank. Discus's are so sexy.
I had a very pretty Discus Alas I got a steal on one at the local pet store for $35. My heart broke when he died due to an algae bloom.
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