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Forum: Equipment   07-09-2007, 03:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,263
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
John: I just wanted to mention that the method...

John: I just wanted to mention that the method for pinpointing 30 ppm CO2 that john wrote out on page 2 is a very good method. The most reliable i know of.

iroc: I only run one tank so someone...
Forum: Equipment   07-08-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
i second the recommendation for the ladder.

i second the recommendation for the ladder.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-08-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
In my opinion you are going to have to dose some...

In my opinion you are going to have to dose some macro ferts too. Flourish wont cut it.

James
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Although i would agree that pressurized is the...

Although i would agree that pressurized is the way to go it certainly is not because of cost by any means. You can buy a huge bag of sugar and huge jar of yeast for less than $25 and that will last...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
There was a thread not too long ago about this. ...

There was a thread not too long ago about this. Maybe this will help.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/water-parameters/46320-fertilizing-while-vacation.html

James
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
OK great !! ... but i was talking to the person...

OK great !! ... but i was talking to the person who started the post and asked the question about the needle valve and the solenoid.

To answer your question about the end of tank dump, i am still...
Forum: Equipment   07-04-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
I second the Fabco needle valve. Gives me...

I second the Fabco needle valve. Gives me PERFECT control over my bubble rate. Rex sells those at the site linked above by Naja002. You are looking at $52 plus shipping for the Fabco and a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-04-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Depends what test kit you have. Some give you...

Depends what test kit you have. Some give you degrees and some give you ppm which is the same as mg/L. If your test kit gives you ppm and you want dkH then multiply by 0.056. If you test kit gives...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-02-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
wc = water change wcs = water changes

wc = water change
wcs = water changes
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-01-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
You arent dosing any macro nutrients (according...

You arent dosing any macro nutrients (according to your profile)...your plants might be starving for NPK (nirogen, phosphorus, and potassium).

"Flourish" contains only trace elements and VERY...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   07-01-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 48,294
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
WTF - whats this fish ?

WTF - whats this fish ?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-30-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
The best way to know your actual CO2...

The best way to know your actual CO2 concentrations without "hoping" is a drop checker. Another way is to remove a cup full of water from the tank and measure the pH. Allow the water to sit out for...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-29-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 175,795
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Beautiful tank !! What exactly is the plant in...

Beautiful tank !! What exactly is the plant in this picture ? The grassy looking one.

Thanks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
You are right in your assumptions....if you add...

You are right in your assumptions....if you add buffers the CO2 chart is no longer valid.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
With my DIY CO2 i used a NURAFIN ladder diffuser....

With my DIY CO2 i used a NURAFIN ladder diffuser. It worked wonders and doubles as a bubble counter. DIY CO2 setups can have trouble with any back pressure which can be created by many of the...
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Its a really long explaination so i will refer...

Its a really long explaination so i will refer you to another thread on this site:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/swap-n-shop/44423-fs-co2-drop-checkers.html

There is PAGES AND PAGES of...
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Thats really cool Loaches. In the pictures you...

Thats really cool Loaches. In the pictures you posted, which parts came with the powerhead and which did you have to buy separately ?

Loyal
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
I dont use a cannister filter so the reactor...

I dont use a cannister filter so the reactor thing wouldnt work for me i dont think. Thanks for the advice tho !
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
I have pressurized CO2. The suction created...

I have pressurized CO2. The suction created doesnt collapse the airline tubing or affect the bubble count ? This would really kill 2 birds with one stone if it works because i am shopping for a...
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Cool thanks. One LAST question i promise haha. ...

Cool thanks. One LAST question i promise haha. I am looking around on the net and some of the powerhead ads are talking about air hose ? I really dont want to inject air into the tank since i am...
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Thanks alot ! Can you recommend a brand that has...

Thanks alot ! Can you recommend a brand that has an intake filter ? The easiest for me to get ahold of is the Aquaclear version but i have no issue ordering if i can get a better quality powerhead...
Forum: Lighting   06-27-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Its a 6500 K and only 3 months old. I only have...

Its a 6500 K and only 3 months old. I only have ONE 96 W CF though. You run two 96 W CF over your 30 gallon ? Thats almost 6.5 watts per gallon !! Is that not EXTREMELY high ? I dont mean to...
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Thanks so much ! Just one more question to...

Thanks so much !

Just one more question to clear things up in my head haha. What i want is a machine that i cant use to create a small current in my tank. The reason being is i constantly get a...
Forum: Equipment   06-27-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,433
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Powerhead question...

What exactly is a powerhead and what is its function in a fish tank ?

Also, same question about a spray bar ?

Thanks
Forum: Lighting   06-27-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Loyal to the Oil
Amount of lighting question...

I currently have a Coralife 96 W compact flourescent setup running over my 33 gallon tank, which is about 3 watts per gallon. My issue is that it really doesnt look very bright at all. Less bright...
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