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Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 46,621
Posted By farrenator
Why can't you use the digital outputs on your...

Why can't you use the digital outputs on your existing arduino board?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,761
Posted By farrenator
From what I can remember, PPS Pro is very similar...

From what I can remember, PPS Pro is very similar to PMD but with added phosphates.

Read the stickies here for PPS Pro: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/fertilizing/

Essentially,...
Forum: Fish 01-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By farrenator
They will mimick females so they don't attacked...

They will mimick females so they don't attacked by the dominant male. Looks like you got lucky!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,761
Posted By farrenator
Food for thought on your fertilization scheme and...

Food for thought on your fertilization scheme and the need for water changes:

Since you have experience with PPS Pro, you know that once you have it dialed in, you minimize the need for large...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By farrenator
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By farrenator
I found I had to add extra phosphate b/c I was...

I found I had to add extra phosphate b/c I was getting green spot algae when using PPS Pro. Since PPS Pro is a pretty lean fert regimen you may have to tweak it depending on your amount of light,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By farrenator
One great thing about EI is that you are making...

One great thing about EI is that you are making sure there are no nutrient deficiencies. In other words, you are over supplying nutrients so the plants get what they need. This way you concentrate...
Forum: Fish 11-21-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By farrenator
Keep in mind that while Siamese Algae Eaters are...

Keep in mind that while Siamese Algae Eaters are great at eating algae while they are young then tend to be less great when they get older, larger, fatter and lazier. I ended up getting rid of the...
Forum: Fish 10-28-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By farrenator
x2. Just feed them well leading up to your...

x2. Just feed them well leading up to your vacation and then do a water change.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,058
Posted By farrenator
Just an update: My 'wild type' are growing...

Just an update: My 'wild type' are growing faster than the albinos and 3 out of the 4 'wild type' are showing some blue that I do not see in the albinos. All told, they are all very beautiful fish....
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,677
Posted By farrenator
With a sump you are always going to get more off...

With a sump you are always going to get more off gassing than in a completely sealed system (canister). The idea is to minimize, not eliminate. If the OP has designed the system around injected CO2...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,677
Posted By farrenator
Notice how the tie downs only cover 1/2 of the...

Notice how the tie downs only cover 1/2 of the tank? It looks like only that portion is sealed. The return section appears to be open air.

As already mentioned, the sealed portion is probably...
Forum: Fish 09-16-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,058
Posted By farrenator
The guy at Angelfish USA gets them from a breeder...

The guy at Angelfish USA gets them from a breeder in Israel. I believe it is the breeder who makes the claim of altum x scalare. In any case, very nice looking fish regardless.
Forum: Fish 09-13-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By farrenator
I am partial to the regular 'wild type' look. If...

I am partial to the regular 'wild type' look. If you can spare the cash Angelfish USA may still have some domestically bred Altums that look to be real stunners.
Forum: Fish 09-13-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,058
Posted By farrenator
No, they are much too young. I have only had...

No, they are much too young. I have only had them for a few months and they were nickle size when I got them. I assume you got these from Angelfish USA? Where did you hear that they were more...
Forum: Fish 09-12-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,058
Posted By farrenator
Yes, what would you like to know? I have 5...

Yes, what would you like to know? I have 5 albinos and 4 regular/wild type. I have never kept angels before but have been keeping tropical fish for a long time. They are happy as clams, eating...
Forum: Fish 06-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By farrenator
That is a very small tank. Get one betta, or...

That is a very small tank. Get one betta, or some shrimp.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,460
Posted By farrenator
Rainbowfish! They are very active, hardy,...

Rainbowfish! They are very active, hardy, spectacular looking - especially when they display.

Visit rainbow-fish.org and then bang your head on the wall when you find out it is very difficult to...
Forum: Fish 06-12-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By farrenator
Rummynose are awesome. Get more. They look like...

Rummynose are awesome. Get more. They look like a little squadron of old WW2 fighter planes cruising around.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,897
Posted By farrenator
Congratulations on a spectacular tank! I am glad...

Congratulations on a spectacular tank! I am glad to see someone else who subscribes to 'more is not always better' when it comes to stocking a tank. You have done a great job and should be very...
Forum: Fish 06-04-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By farrenator
Rummynose - they school better than cardinals. I...

Rummynose - they school better than cardinals. I have had both in the thank at the same time and the rummynose definitely kept a tighter formation.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By farrenator
Use a long garden hose, problem solved. If...

Use a long garden hose, problem solved.

If water changes are a PITA, then look into the PPS Pro system. It is designed to only add as much as the plants are uptaking so this minimizes the water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By farrenator
Gotcha. Is your tank within a reasonable...

Gotcha. Is your tank within a reasonable distance from a bathroom or a sink? I drain my tank directly into a bathtub and fill the tank from the faucet so no buckets for me. Draining 10% or 100%...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-28-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By farrenator
Spend some time reading the stickies on EI and...

Spend some time reading the stickies on EI and PPS here: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/fertilizing/

Also, you change 4-5 gallons every other day but don't want to change 20 gallons...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By farrenator
Drain it. Seriously. I had to drain my 75...

Drain it. Seriously. I had to drain my 75 gallon to catch a lot of little fish - cardinals, rummynose etc. What a PITA.
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