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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Jack Gilvey
That'd be 0.1ppm, not .01. Assuming 4ml.

That'd be 0.1ppm, not .01. Assuming 4ml.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Jack Gilvey
How much did you add? It's got ammonium, so can...

How much did you add? It's got ammonium, so can lead to nitrite if you add loads and/or it's not buried far.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Yup - move all the bio media over and use the new...

Yup - move all the bio media over and use the new stuff to fill in as needed.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I'm sure all he means is that the more filters...

I'm sure all he means is that the more filters you have, the greater chance you have for a leaking filter. Not that having multiple filters will increase the probability that any given filter will...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I've used Eheims since Appetite for Destruction...

I've used Eheims since Appetite for Destruction and I don't think I've ever had one leak once installed. I always lube the o-rings (both the main canister seal as well as the disconnects) with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I just recently learned that vallisneria do this...

I just recently learned that vallisneria do this extremely well, perhaps even preferring it to CO2. This was a revelation to me. So, much like I've made the move to fish that love my hard water, I've...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Jack Gilvey
We have a softener as well for the benefit of the...

We have a softener as well for the benefit of the appliances (16 dGH/6 dKH) and I find the bypass valves before it very handy. I have a 5-stage R/O-DI that I can run the softened water through for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Jack Gilvey
That's a great post, Diana, as usual. Splat...

That's a great post, Diana, as usual.

Splat - I'm dying to know what all the censored words are. :-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,238
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Grabbed me a 20L at Petco today. My last purchase...

Grabbed me a 20L at Petco today. My last purchase during this sale was an Aqueon 40B, but this Tetra looks fine.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Jack Gilvey
What's the GH of the water before the softener?...

What's the GH of the water before the softener? GH of 0 is not really optimal for anything, plants or fish.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Not all "bio" is the same. The marinepure is for...

Not all "bio" is the same. The marinepure is for nitrification (aerobic). The tumbler used with biopellets is for denitrification (anaerobic). The former would be far more useful in a fw tank.

...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I don't use the fine pad or floss at all - no...

I don't use the fine pad or floss at all - no real need and has to be changed relatively frequently. Once the blue foam pad gets a little gunked it's all I've needed. In fact, I'm not running my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Jack Gilvey
The only difference is in the density/porosity....

The only difference is in the density/porosity. The foam itself is the same, regardless of color.

http://www.swisstropicals.com/wp_site/wp-content/uploads/Poret-foam-porosities.jpg

I ordered...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,238
Posted By Jack Gilvey
I have tanks from previous Petco sales that have...

I have tanks from previous Petco sales that have not been wet yet. Is this any reason not to get more? I think not.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-24-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Jack Gilvey
How did you test Ca/Mg with such accuracy, or is...

How did you test Ca/Mg with such accuracy, or is it from a municipal water report?
Forum: Lighting 06-17-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 42,911
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Great. Your personal experience notwithstanding,...

Great. Your personal experience notwithstanding, it works as described for everyone else apparently. Sounds like you got a bad one.
Forum: Lighting 06-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 42,911
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Current states the single ramp timer will work...

Current states the single ramp timer will work with the Sat +, but for On/Off only. See chart here:

http://current-usa.com/accessories/single-ramp-timer/

But, as we now know, the ramp function...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 42,911
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Why would I email them? I have both and it works...

Why would I email them? I have both and it works and ramps in non-dynamic modes. Brian also posted a video.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,919
Posted By Jack Gilvey
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=653330
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 42,911
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Picked up a 48" and single ramp timer to use over...

Picked up a 48" and single ramp timer to use over a 33L Tanganyikan tank and really like it. Low profile/weight, runs cool, nice color options. And, while this tank isn't planted, I'd imagine it'd...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Standard screening is used to block light. I was...

Standard screening is used to block light. I was surprised at how little light that BRS mesh blocks (which is the main reason for using that type over a reef - to let as much as possible through).
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Jack Gilvey
You could try something like this: ...

You could try something like this:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diy-aquarium-screen-top-kits-1-4-netting.html

I just bought the mesh they sell and did my own thing.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Works really well mostly stock. I ditch the fine...

Works really well mostly stock. I ditch the fine white pad/carbon and add a bag or two of Purigen (after it's cycled). I also get rid of the media container in the 2213, but that's just my...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Jack Gilvey
That's why I think it's a good idea not to rely...

That's why I think it's a good idea not to rely on a single, oversized filter to provide the flow you want to see. A little powerhead added is far more flexible and you won't have to overcompensate...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By Jack Gilvey
Yup. Important to separate one's need to see flow...

Yup. Important to separate one's need to see flow in the tank from what constitutes proper filtration. Slower flow in a canister tends to make for better biological filtration. You want a washing...
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