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Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By zimbo
Thanks for the replies so far guys. So water...

Thanks for the replies so far guys.

So water parameters:
TDS: 264
GH: 11
KH: 1...and yes i rechecked and its 1. Test kits are less than 6 months old, API.
pH: 6.75
NO3 10ppm

As far as...
Forum: Plants 09-04-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By zimbo
I'll whip out the test kits tomorrow pm again,...

I'll whip out the test kits tomorrow pm again, but its GAinesville, FL......basically not much short of liquid rock.
Forum: Plants 09-04-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By zimbo
Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia - need a little help

Hi folks:

I've had c. aponogetifolia for a while now, several months. It didn't do much of anything for months, then finally its started to send out new leaves. As soon as they get about 4 inches...
Forum: Photography 03-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By zimbo
Flash suggestions

Hi there

I have a nikon 5100, just got a 105mm macro lense on the way, and was curious what flashes folks recommended, preferably wireless.

Thanks!
Forum: Algae 01-01-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By zimbo
Happi, thats ok, i'll try take some shots on my...

Happi, thats ok, i'll try take some shots on my next day off (in the ICU at the moment, its getting busy too!). Bruce, I tend to just use the CSM+B traces at the moment, that's it. I know the fish...
Forum: Algae 12-31-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By zimbo
OK, i'll finally ask for help....

This belongs in both a fert/failure to thrive and algae thread, but anyway, here goes:

Tank:180 gallon.
Filter:fluval fx5,
Lighting: Kessil 150 Amazon suns x3, moonlights 2 hours after and 2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By zimbo
It may just be me, but I'm struggling to read...

It may just be me, but I'm struggling to read what you are actually asking.

I have only ever used a pH controller, although a lot of people just run their CO2 at so many bubbles per second during...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By zimbo
Thanks for the input Hoppy. pH out the tap...

Thanks for the input Hoppy.

pH out the tap here is 8.0, I drop it to 6.5 with CO2. I tend to pH control rather than run it at so many drops per second.

I have liquid rock here. GH is right...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By zimbo
any major differences between KH solution (which...

any major differences between KH solution (which i have) and 4dkh?.....the latter is not something in my test kit..I guess i'm a bit confuzzed, can anyone else chime in? With about every other person...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-31-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By zimbo
Good CO2 test kit?

Anyone have any recommendations on a decent CO2 test kit?

I had a Red Sea one, and frankly ran out of drops and could never get a color change on it.

Plants haven't been growing particularly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By zimbo
Breather bags (the big ones), wrapped in...

Breather bags (the big ones), wrapped in newspaper, in a cooler on the back seat. Stopped feeding the fish a couple days before (make sure no plant matter in tank for them to eat too!), a few drops...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,839
Posted By zimbo
The question is this: How much do you value your...

The question is this: How much do you value your fish?

Yes you could reorientate your canister output, etc, however, I've run into problems with fish and CO2 systems at night, as have many other...
Forum: Photography 10-19-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By zimbo
I have a planted 180 gallon with 40-45 rainbows...

I have a planted 180 gallon with 40-45 rainbows in it. They will tend to swim around as a large shoal. In the early am the males will often corner their respective females when trying to breed,...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By zimbo
substrate is a mix of miracle grow organic...

substrate is a mix of miracle grow organic potting mix capped with 1-3 inches flora max. I've also added a few Job's sticks too.

We'll see how the EI goes another ten days or so then I'll toss...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By zimbo
I ran out of drops in the CO2 test kit, its...

I ran out of drops in the CO2 test kit, its beyond 30 hypothetically. Although the test kit is probably a couple yrs old now so don't know how good the reagents are. I'm a bit doubtful.

I do have...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By zimbo
Enough lighting?

Something of an age old question, but I'm not particularly enthusiastic about getting a PAR meter that's going to be used once and sit in a closet there after.

I have a 180gallon tank 72x24x24...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By zimbo
Thanks for the input Tom, much appreciated!!

Thanks for the input Tom, much appreciated!!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By zimbo
Thanks, makes sense. Do you guys account for...

Thanks, makes sense. Do you guys account for heavy fish loads at all with EI or just dose away?

I do actually do a 50-60% water change on this tank every week. It only takes 40 minutes. Rainbows...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By zimbo
EI dosing for 180

Hi folks, wondered if anyone has any measured suggestions for a 180 gallon EI dosing regimen? I will note i do have a fair number of rainbows in the tank as well approx 40 although they are still far...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By zimbo
Anyone with any experience with aquariumplants.com CO2 reactor

Hi guys:

So i recently set up a 180gallon tank. The plants are taking their time coming around, although i haven't entirely figured out what's going on with my water pH or CO2 either, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By zimbo
I just moved all my plants about 1800 miles from...

I just moved all my plants about 1800 miles from CO to FL, to completely different types of water. They're mostly doing just fine.

Pulling them out, as some mentioned often allows you to split a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By zimbo
During medical school i had to do away rotations...

During medical school i had to do away rotations for up to a month at a time. I'd have a couple friends stop by every 7-10 days to check on the fish feeders and toss in a dose of ferts every once in...
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,750
Posted By zimbo
[QUOTE=hedge_fund;2612946]LED lights are not yet...

[QUOTE=hedge_fund;2612946]LED lights are not yet proven.....

I can't speak for the Finnex Ray2's, although i will be getting some here in the next few months, however, i will say that Kessil's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,230
Posted By zimbo
"Has anybody done any cost comparisons with CO2...

"Has anybody done any cost comparisons with CO2 and the liquid carbon. Looking into the cost, my LFS wants $14.99 for a 250ml bottle that will last a month on my 55. "

I haven't gone into the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,230
Posted By zimbo
I went from a random 55 gall with T8 lights, and...

I went from a random 55 gall with T8 lights, and inert gravel off craigslist to a 90 with MH lights and CO2 injection and substrate redo in a span of about 9 months....

It just depends on what...
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