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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2016, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Svynx
RO/DI water vs other

Quick question. I'm still in the paper phase of setting up a low tech tank. I'm getting all of my ducks in a row before I start purchasing items. Because I have a reef tank, I have a good RODI...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-16-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Svynx
Quick question. Because I have a reef tank, I...

Quick question. Because I have a reef tank, I have a good RODI filter. Should I use filtered water on a planted fresh water tank? Would the discharge water be ok to use as it's fairly high in TDS?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-08-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Svynx
The last planted tank did have a soil substrate,...

The last planted tank did have a soil substrate, and I am planning on doing the same. I'll have to look around to see what people are having success with.
The current plan is to be able to have a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-08-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Svynx
Just getting back in

Hello all. From a quick look around, it's been over 3 years since I last logged on. I'm sure things have changed. The wife and I just purchased our first home and will be moving in about a month. I...
Forum: Plants   04-06-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Svynx
been a while, needs a little attention

I've had a Fluval Ebi running for over a year now. I still haven't decided on a light yet (looking for a table lamp with whatever bulb, or a good rear clip-on). I have one micro fish that has...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-23-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
Anytime. Sumps are my thing. Had one for 5 years...

Anytime. Sumps are my thing. Had one for 5 years on my salt tank before I shut it down, and then I reused it on my first planted tank. Once my wife and I are out of the apartment we are in now, I'll...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
^^yup. In order for the UV to do it's job, the...

^^yup. In order for the UV to do it's job, the water going through it needs to be fairly slow.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
Only other option I see is shaving plastic on...

Only other option I see is shaving plastic on both tees and the valve. That may or may not give you the room to fit the valve between the tees as it sits now.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-22-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
Is that a check valve above the tee? If it is,...

Is that a check valve above the tee? If it is, I'd say get rid of it. That would then give you enough room for the gate valve.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
wkndracer: You are correct about the main...

wkndracer: You are correct about the main difference between the ball and gate valves. One other point I'd like to make that makes the gate valve a better choice besides the better adjustments:...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
Word from experience: do not trust check valves....

Word from experience: do not trust check valves. Period. They work well when new, and all goes down hill from there. Use, small particals, substrate, plant material...all can damage or get stuck...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,736
Posted By Svynx
Not so. Since water is such a great thermo...

Not so. Since water is such a great thermo conductor, you could have very little flow going through the UV and still get some cooling properties. I'm sure you have a valve on the Mag 12, but even...
Forum: DIY   12-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 22,318
Posted By Svynx
silvawispa: glad to see someone else is familiar...

silvawispa: glad to see someone else is familiar with BeanAnimal. I used his 3 pipe drain system on my 40 breeder.
...
Forum: Equipment   12-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,376
Posted By Svynx
This is what I've been running: ...

This is what I've been running:
http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/prod/239900/product.web

Works like a charm.
Forum: Equipment   12-14-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,190
Posted By Svynx
When I was running my salt tank I had two...

When I was running my salt tank I had two undersized heaters that "equaled" the correct size. That way if one decided to either not come on at all, or stayed on, there really wasn't a problem....
Forum: Equipment   12-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Svynx
Even though it's a little big, I picked up the...

Even though it's a little big, I picked up the new Fluval 106. It's working perfectly for my Ebi tank. Only mod I had to do is cut the inlet pipe to fit. Nice and quite.
Forum: Equipment   11-30-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Svynx
I was originally a saltwater guy. I've had a...

I was originally a saltwater guy. I've had a number of setups using a sump. Here is a link to the best one ever designed (IMO). Might want to skim it to see if you really want something like it. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Svynx
I wouldn't mind a clamp-on style. When I was...

I wouldn't mind a clamp-on style. When I was using the stock light, I got tired of having to adjust it all the time to do anything inside the tank. With the desktop lamp, I just spin it a little and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   11-30-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Svynx
Fluval Ebi questions

Hello all. Long time since I had to post anything. Here's what I have currently:
Fluval Ebi with substrate that came with it (plus an extra bag)
27w CFL desk lamp
paintball Co2
Fluval 106 filter...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-29-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Svynx
The desk lamp I am using has a fluorescent...

The desk lamp I am using has a fluorescent compact (4 tubes in all) 27w light. 2 day after setting that up, I noticed some of the plants stopped melting. If things start to go bad again, I'll look...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-28-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Svynx
Thought I'd post another pic. And since I moved...

Thought I'd post another pic. And since I moved some pics around in my photobucket account, I'll post up the first one again.

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k415/svynx/Ebi%20tank/IMG_1542.jpg...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-22-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Svynx
Correct. I'm searching for a second stock light....

Correct. I'm searching for a second stock light. It's that or find a desk lamp. I have a lamp that has a 27w bulb that I'm thinking of moving over. Might just give it a try before I buy another stock...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Svynx
Another Ebi thread

Picked it up two days ago. It had a cracked lid, so I got a good deal for it. Currently it has 8 pounds of Stratum substrate and a Tom's Rapid filter (we'll see how long it lasts). Yesterday, I added...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-10-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,181
Posted By Svynx
Getting discouraged. 3 days after a 20 gallon...

Getting discouraged. 3 days after a 20 gallon water change (system holds about 50-55 gallons) and the Ph is back up again. I though Co2 was supposed to lower Ph. Fish numbers are down. All tests...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By Svynx
Looks like I might be back to your place soon....

Looks like I might be back to your place soon. I've wanted CPD's since I saw them a few years ago. You'll be hearing from me in a few weeks.
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