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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-30-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By sampster5000
If 99% of the problem is light and CO2, why do we...

If 99% of the problem is light and CO2, why do we fert? So when we see a deficiency, is it not nutrient deficiency?

I agree that it is most likely lack of CO2, but how do you tell the difference...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-19-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By sampster5000
Thanks Sotty! That helped. Another good one I...

Thanks Sotty! That helped. Another good one I stumbled upon is http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=113834
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By sampster5000
Nutrient guide?

Does anyone have a good link that will be a quick guide to what ferts you need to dose based off of what you see?

For example,...
Forum: Plants 10-01-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By sampster5000
I love those rocks! Gonna look great.

I love those rocks! Gonna look great.
Forum: Lighting 09-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
Thanks Hoppy! Great thread. We had a...

Thanks Hoppy! Great thread.

We had a representative from Blue Reef come in today to explain some products, including their LED lights which are amazing, and have a guy coming from ecoexotic...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
Thanks guys! Yall have helped a lot. I think...

Thanks guys! Yall have helped a lot.

I think all I'm wondering now is... how many LED's to get for each kind of tank and where to place them. I might try a project on my 20 gallon tall and aim for...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
Finnex is looking great. One more...

Finnex is looking great.

One more question... On LED group buys website they seem to sell all of the diodes and power supplies but no housing. If you're going DIY, how do you set these up above...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
Awesome thanks!!

Awesome thanks!!
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
Sorry, "Light Emitting Diodes", if were being...

Sorry, "Light Emitting Diodes", if were being specific :) I call them LED bulbs for confused customers.

These are general questions so I can repeat them to customers at the pet store.

I am not...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By sampster5000
How much light with LED's?

Hey guys. I asked these questions several months ago and got no real answers but I think the LED knowledge has greatly increased since then...

How do you know what light you need, in regards to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-18-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By sampster5000
Amanos can be semi to very aggressive with other...

Amanos can be semi to very aggressive with other shrimp. Bamboo shrimp are very laid back and finicky so be careful with putting these two species together. I recommend keeping a group of bamboos....
Forum: Plants 09-18-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By sampster5000
Like Keithy said, you might as well try it as you...

Like Keithy said, you might as well try it as you already have it. There is no point in returning it.

Anubias, even petite, is very tough and hardy and can come back from very little. I've got...
Forum: Lighting 06-30-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By sampster5000
Sounds good. Overall though... I dont think many...

Sounds good. Overall though... I dont think many people understand LED's and hopefully someone can help us out :)
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By sampster5000
LED Lighting for Plants

Hey guys...

So I see that LED lighting is getting pretty popular and was wondering if anyone has figured out yet how to tell how much light or PAR a certain fixture is putting on. For so long we...
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,387
Posted By sampster5000
I love the pig! So random and awesome!

I love the pig! So random and awesome!
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By sampster5000
Any light is a lot of light over a tank so short...

Any light is a lot of light over a tank so short and skinny. I used a short CFL fixture from catalina aquariums but it was a ton of light. I wanted a ton of light at the time but I wouldnt recommend...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-11-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,055
Posted By sampster5000
Which store?

Which store?
Forum: Plants 06-11-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,954
Posted By sampster5000
lol!

lol!
Forum: Plants 06-11-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,954
Posted By sampster5000
:proud: They do what they are told to do....

:proud:

They do what they are told to do. Chain store employees are not paid to care, they are paid to sell. They are not paid to study every item they get in stock either. You have to also...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-11-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,055
Posted By sampster5000
I do almost exactly like you did. I will wait...

I do almost exactly like you did. I will wait until the customer is away from the employee and give them my information and the link to this forum. I tell them to either call or text me or go over...
Forum: Plants 06-08-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By sampster5000
Very nice. I tried this in the past but had no...

Very nice. I tried this in the past but had no success. The fern dried up and died overnight. I'm sure the slow transition was what worked for you. Well done!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-03-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By sampster5000
Wow. This makes me sick. I would've thrown up if...

Wow. This makes me sick. I would've thrown up if I came in to see that. I am sorry this happened.
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By sampster5000
People generally use the 8000's to make red and...

People generally use the 8000's to make red and orange plants pop more but I'm sure it'd be fine. Might be good to get some more feedback on this though. I know that all of these bulbs have a broad...
Forum: Photography 05-28-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By sampster5000
Making me dizzy with that shaking! Lol.

Making me dizzy with that shaking! Lol.
Forum: Substrate 05-19-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,571
Posted By sampster5000
Why would you put aragonite in the substrate?

Why would you put aragonite in the substrate?
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