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Forum: Substrate 11-18-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By braddiamond
UPDATE: I removed the cories and gave them to...

UPDATE:
I removed the cories and gave them to my LFS. The tank is clean as can be, no debris floating around and the floss pad is barely dirty after a few days.
Thanks
Forum: Substrate 11-14-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By braddiamond
I am assuming many planted tanks have cories and...

I am assuming many planted tanks have cories and just aquasoil, does everyone just live with it?
thanks
Forum: Substrate 11-14-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,664
Posted By braddiamond
Cory Catfish & Aquasoil Amazonia debris issue

My 2 cories are moving the Aquasoil around all day and night (72 gallon tank). I believe this is what they are supposed to do. The problem is that they stir it up so much that it causes the debris to...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By braddiamond
sorry for hijack but what is the tall redish...

sorry for hijack but what is the tall redish plant raching the top of teh tap on the right side
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By braddiamond
CO2 reactor - and Air

Please see attached file. I have a small eheim that is powering the c02 reactor but there is air on the top of the reactor so 1/3 is air/co2 and the bottom is water. The water dribbles into the c02...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By braddiamond
Dry Ferts different qualities?

If I buy from the usual suspects that post on this site can I be assured of getting the same quality ferts from anyone of them? Or is there a quality variance amongst sellers?
Thanks
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By braddiamond
i just replaced my Coralife PC with a catalina...

i just replaced my Coralife PC with a catalina t5ho and plants on the bottom and in the front that were not growing started to grow after only 1 week. thanks Hoppy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,621
Posted By braddiamond
Mine always fall through the grates on the bbq....

Mine always fall through the grates on the bbq. Maybe its time to move away from tetras!! My shrimp also have the same problem.
Forum: Lighting 03-19-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 209,729
Posted By braddiamond
Hoppy, can you please help me out with these 2...

Hoppy, can you please help me out with these 2 final questions.
Should I get the 2 65k catalina bulbs? or a 10k/65k combo....from visual and a
performance perspective.

Or just keep these as a...
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 209,729
Posted By braddiamond
Thanks a lot. I just called and Jim is a great...

Thanks a lot. I just called and Jim is a great guy. He is going to use the perforated fixture which will help me with my heat issues. He said this unit is like running 3 bulbs b/c of the reflectors,...
Forum: Lighting 03-16-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 209,729
Posted By braddiamond
Tank. 48 x 18 x 22 72g bowfront Pressureizd co2...

Tank. 48 x 18 x 22 72g bowfront
Pressureizd co2
Dry ferts 50% weekly water changes
Well planted tank with fish and inverts
I presently have a 4 bulb cf corallife fixture 55x4 watts It gets really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
I change the mag7 impeller back to the stock. I...

I change the mag7 impeller back to the stock.
I moved the CO2 hose from the intake of the mag7 to the return side which goes into the reactor.
There are now a lot less tiny bubbles in the tank......
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By braddiamond
I second Harlequin Rasboras.. i have 6 and they...

I second Harlequin Rasboras.. i have 6 and they are almost always together.
I also have 10 Rummy nose and these are my favorite, they might even be tighter.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
First of all thanks for all your help.... "I...

First of all thanks for all your help....
"I was under the assumption you felt the plants were not getting enough CO2, and you did not like the 7-up look??????"

Those are my concerns. Once I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
Sorry dont hate me, but....If i do what you say...

Sorry dont hate me, but....If i do what you say then i am hoping that the reactor will disolve (some/most) the C02 and bubbles for me, correct?
Wouldn't the reactor do better at dissolving the C02...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
Not so easy to take out bio balls. Water spills...

Not so easy to take out bio balls. Water spills out everytime i open. My kids like watching them move around.
I don't understand why putting the co2 directly into the reactor will help. My feeling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
I bought the HC from a LFS and it was in a tank...

I bought the HC from a LFS and it was in a tank in wool in a pot. When i planted it i left some wool attached to it, it was the only way i could get it to stay. Some of the wool is now coming up from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
Thanks everyone for your advice. Here is an...

Thanks everyone for your advice. Here is an update. I added a reactor that i had previously. The setup is: C02 into return pump then pump into reactor then to tank.

Results: With less bps (hard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
Step 1 - I added a ball valve and i lowered my...

Step 1 - I added a ball valve and i lowered my flow. Within a few hours the drop checker was green. I was also able to move the spray nozzle lower so the water is flowing slowly over the plants. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
i meant what i am doing with the old filter...

i meant what i am doing with the old filter canister is the same as a Cerges, so it should have some positive effects.
Would the smaller if the in/out's just slow the flow?
30knicks was just a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
old filter canister: if the in/out's are too...

old filter canister: if the in/out's are too small what would happen. I want to slow the flow anyway. What i am hoping for in using canister after the pump has chopped up the c02, is that the CO2 has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
Light. The tank is 72g. The lights are only about...

Light. The tank is 72g. The lights are only about 6 inches from glass top. The bulbs are 2 55w and 2 65w. I thought that was too much light to have on all day. Its a reef lamp and I thought fw with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
30knicks: so your are suggesting that a build a...

30knicks: so your are suggesting that a build a diy reactor and uae a ball valve? Do you have a pic of your setup and a link to the build instructions. Thanks
Satan: is this similar to a diy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
I have upped teh BPS a little. Ill know when i...

I have upped teh BPS a little. Ill know when i get home tonight.

I appreciate all teh reponses i just dont want to complicate my setup.

Im thinking , I shoudl try to lower my flow rate in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,460
Posted By braddiamond
the sump only fills up a little as the overflow...

the sump only fills up a little as the overflow pipe is almost to the top of the overflow. besides a smaller pump what a way to slow the flow?
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