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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 02:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,283
Posted By kman
AND, WE'RE OFF! With Estimated Index...

AND, WE'RE OFF!

With Estimated Index fertilization, that is.

My shipment finally arrived, and after much hand-wringing and second-guessing myself, and even starting a thread...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By kman
Pearling plants are a great sign. (as long as...

Pearling plants are a great sign. (as long as your fish aren't gasping!) Enjoy! :D
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
You'll lose some light since the farther light...

You'll lose some light since the farther light has to travel farther, if you get my drift, than the one directly overhead. So not quite double. But I could see 50 PAR being a reasonable assumption,...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 02:45 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
Really? No automated sunrise / sunset? I must...

Really? No automated sunrise / sunset? I must have read that wrong. I was sure they did.

Bummer.

Good thing the e-series, should I ever upgrade, will work with the sweet controller I plan to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
Yes, I know it's not overly precise, but my...

Yes, I know it's not overly precise, but my impression was that it errs on the side of more than you need, rather than less, with the understanding that things will be reset due to water changes. So...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 12:36 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
Actually, you have all of those modes with the...

Actually, you have all of those modes with the Sat+, you just can't automate them with the simple ramp timer. Once the lights are "on" you can use the included remote to change to anything you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
Great, thanks! I have otos, amano shrimp,...

Great, thanks!

I have otos, amano shrimp, snails, an Electric Blue Ram and a Boesmani Rainbowfish. Not super-sensitive, but not the most hardy, either. (I have other fish, too, but they're less...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By kman
Curious about this: Using metro tap water, how...

Curious about this: Using metro tap water, how are you supposed to dechlorinate the water, if it's going directly into the tank from the tap? (and of course I mean with Prime)
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By kman
Omega One flake. I've seen a lot of rotary...

Omega One flake.

I've seen a lot of rotary drum-based feeders, and while they've clearly gone through a lot of effort to minimize the inherent issues, I simply don't trust the design, particularly...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
Hey, followup question re EI ferts, re VACATIONS:...

Hey, followup question re EI ferts, re VACATIONS:

I'll be setting up an auto-doser to be able to automagically add ferts daily. (two pumps for the two independent macro/micro solution schedules) ...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 8,743
Posted By kman
Question: Is there currently a way to set the...

Question: Is there currently a way to set the controller to automatically go into Feeding Mode at a specific time of day, daily? (or better still, scheduleable like the ferts) Reading the Apex...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By kman
^^ The auto-feeder capabilities are nice. I wish...

^^ The auto-feeder capabilities are nice. I wish there was a good comparable system for freshwater tanks. I don't really trust that style of autofeeder, though, and it doesn't seem to be optimized...
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
See Hoppy's incredible post here (I can't recall...

See Hoppy's incredible post here (I can't recall if this thread is a sticky, but it should be!):

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

Ignore all the math and tables if it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
Thanks! I'm going to be building an...

Thanks! I'm going to be building an Arduino-controlled auto-doser, so wet ferts is the way to go.

I added distilled water to my jars this morning and gave the tank it's first dose. Woohoo, I'm...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 629
Posted By kman
As a network professional, I can offer you this...

As a network professional, I can offer you this general advice: Hardwire is ALWAYS preferable to wireless, if it's at all feasible. Crawl under your house once, and you'll never have to worry about...
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
Depends on what you consider "enough" light. I...

Depends on what you consider "enough" light. I believe PAR ratings for all of the Sat+ models are available on Current's website, to give you an idea of what you'd get, depending on your tank's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
Thanks! So as long as my math is right, above, I...

Thanks! So as long as my math is right, above, I should be good to go. Dump dry ferts in a pre-measured container, add water (sounds like distilled is a reasonable way to go; may as well since I...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By kman
Holy topic drift, batman! LOL (not that it's...

Holy topic drift, batman! LOL

(not that it's not interesting.) ;)
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 48,152
Posted By kman
#1 is up to you. Same amount of light, so leave...

#1 is up to you. Same amount of light, so leave it to price and flexibility, if you can ever think you'd want to set the lights differently or perhaps move to smaller tanks someday.

#2 is not...
Forum: DIY 08-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By kman
It's definitely possible. Just have to find the...

It's definitely possible. Just have to find the right fittings. We connect high pressure tanks all the time in scuba. You'd need a cutoff valve for each so all the fittings can be connected before...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By kman
Wire ties only once your system is in really...

Wire ties only once your system is in really final shape. It's a huge PITA to make a single equipment change once everything is really secured down.

A good temporary solution for wires you may be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By kman
EI dose for 17 gal 60P tank

I'm sure this has been covered before, and I apologize for repeating it, but I'd just like confirmation before I start dumping stuff into my tank. :)

I have a 60P clone (Mr Aqua): 17.1 gallons. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-27-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 67,558
Posted By kman
Har-har! ;). One of these days I won't be dosing...

Har-har! ;). One of these days I won't be dosing every day, either, LOL

I have 10 ml syringes, all set to go there.

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By kman
I've seen many others have recommend them, so I'm...

I've seen many others have recommend them, so I'm guessing sagging isn't a huge issue. Although it could be if you have hot lights especially close to it.

I worry more about cleaning...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 67,558
Posted By kman
As I just mentioned in the iAqua thread, my EI...

As I just mentioned in the iAqua thread, my EI ferts came in from GLA today. :) Since we have the same size tanks, and the plant quantity is similar (enough), and the same lights (well, up until...
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