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Forum: Lighting 07-18-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jcali10
T5s last a good while. Some people run them until...

T5s last a good while. Some people run them until they burn out without problems. And catalinaaquarium.com has a nice 3 bulb T5HO fixture for $149, that may be a nice fit for a 55G. But I'm not sure...
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By jcali10
I agree that 2 x 18 Watts is a little low, and I...

I agree that 2 x 18 Watts is a little low, and I can't say I know the light requirements of all the plants you've listed without doing some checking. I have a 29G also, and I use 2 of those Coralife...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2010, 07:41 PM
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Views: 774
Posted By jcali10
Just download the PPS PRO Solutions Recipe on the...

Just download the PPS PRO Solutions Recipe on the right side of the link you posted and use it. And save it to your PC.
Forum: Lighting 07-14-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By jcali10
dbosman@msu.edu... thanks for the feedback. You...

dbosman@msu.edu... thanks for the feedback. You saved me from wasting my money on those 6700K bulbs.
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By jcali10
I would definitely consider Aquatraders.com, and...

I would definitely consider Aquatraders.com, and would not rule out a power compact fixture just yet.

I also use and like T5 lights, but I've been looking at some 65W 6700K PC bulbs at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By jcali10
Have you thought about dosing the PPS PRO method,...

Have you thought about dosing the PPS PRO method, 1 ml doses 10 gallons. If you reduce the quantities by half each 1 ml would dose 5 gallons.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-06-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,620
Posted By jcali10
I agree, I was overfeeding my RCS in my 2.5G and...

I agree, I was overfeeding my RCS in my 2.5G and had these white worms. After I quit overfeeding them they disappeared.
Forum: Fish 06-07-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By jcali10
I bought ammonia at a grocery store once.

I bought ammonia at a grocery store once.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By jcali10
I use a dropper. Since there are about 20 drops...

I use a dropper. Since there are about 20 drops in 1ml, 10 drops would be good for 5 gallons, and 5 drops for a 2.5G tank. I usually dose triple the recommended amount, 15 drops, in my 2.5 daily....
Forum: Lighting 11-02-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By jcali10
I was looking at getting a light fixture from...

I was looking at getting a light fixture from Catalina Aquariums for a 29g tank, a 30" SOLAR HOOD POWER COMPACT-2 X 65W.

On 09-01-08 I sent them this question: Is the splash guard available? If...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By jcali10
You can soak it, to get it water logged so it...

You can soak it, to get it water logged so it will sink and to leach out some of the tannins.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By jcali10
Sorry, didn't see the other posts.

Sorry, didn't see the other posts.
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2007, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By jcali10
Can you run it without the solenoid temporarily?...

Can you run it without the solenoid temporarily? Some people run CO2 24/7.
Forum: DIY 09-21-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By jcali10
I bought a Rhinox 2000 from aquatic magic on ebay...

I bought a Rhinox 2000 from aquatic magic on ebay and it has been working okay. I don't have a drop checker or bubble counter, but there are several streams of tiny bubbles rising out of it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-27-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By jcali10
I like your list, from what little I've read...

I like your list, from what little I've read online, jungle vals can get very tall, and tend to be sensitive to Excel. For what its worth, I have not yet owned or tried to grow one.
Forum: Lighting 08-22-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By jcali10
A 20H with the nova extreme will give you 2.4...

A 20H with the nova extreme will give you 2.4 WPG. You would be able to grow a lot more than just low light plants. I started with the same set up on 7-15, no CO2, dosing 2ml of Excel daily and ferts...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By jcali10
Excel

www.petmountain.com 2 liters 19.99

http://http://www.petmountain.com/product/plant-food/503311/2-liters.html
Forum: Lighting 08-11-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By jcali10
Trim in the way

I plan to buy new lights for my 50G, all I have now is a single T8 strip light that I bought with it when it was new. And now that I am into trying to grow plants, (I'm a rookie) it bothers me that...
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By jcali10
I apologize, aquascaping thats an advanced topic,...

I apologize, aquascaping thats an advanced topic, I'm still on plants 101. :icon_bigg
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By jcali10
I started a 20 tall on 7-15 with SMS, I added...

I started a 20 tall on 7-15 with SMS, I added peat and Laterite. I may have put too much peat on the bottom of the tank. I am experiencing high nitrate readings. So be careful if you add peat.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By jcali10
New Tank less than a mo. old - High Nitrates

I'm gonna go with Rex's ferts, rather than premixed liquid fertilizers. Waiting for my Paypal account to be verified.

Regarding high nitrate levels, I think I may have put too much peat below my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By jcali10
Your a step ahead of me on the CO2, I'm still...

Your a step ahead of me on the CO2, I'm still using Excel. I'm using Kent Pro Plant and Freshwater Plant, a macro, and a micro, but I'm gonna order the combo pack from Rex as soon as Paypal verifies...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By jcali10
You have a nice variety of plants and animals....

You have a nice variety of plants and animals. What are you doing for ferts and CO2? I have a similar setup I've been running since July 15, with 2.4 WPG T5s, and AC30 filter. It is amazing how fast...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By jcali10
I will stop using the Pro Plant; it does list...

I will stop using the Pro Plant; it does list sodium nitrate as an ingredient. What exactly should I use, I prefer to use a liquid fertilizer for the time being? Which Seachem product do you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By jcali10
Newly Planted Tank - High Nitrates -

I tested my pH, NO2, NO3, & NH3/4 today. My first and only planted tank, a 20 gallon tall, started on 7-15-07 tested very high for Nitrates according to the color chart, between 80-160PPM. So I...
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