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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By RainSong
I use the same timer for both the lights and the...

I use the same timer for both the lights and the CO2 (pressurized). I understand and appreciate starting and stopping the CO2 a little before the lights, however, I have decided to go with just 1...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By RainSong
It most certainly increased flow in my tank. I...

It most certainly increased flow in my tank. I kept the old impeller too ... just as a spare.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By RainSong
I have the reverse ... a 2217 impeller running on...

I have the reverse ... a 2217 impeller running on my 2215 for over a year with no problems. From what I can see, the only difference in the impellers is the number of fins.
Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By RainSong
I'm so jealous. I tried to grow blyxa once ......

I'm so jealous. I tried to grow blyxa once ... but my fish mowed them down to nothing in 2 days flat!
Forum: Plants 07-29-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By RainSong
Thanks for the Marsilea sp recommendation.......

Thanks for the Marsilea sp recommendation.... your tanks look awesome. I think I will try this plant.
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By RainSong
I used to have DHG and hated having to mow it.......

I used to have DHG and hated having to mow it.... grass pieces all over the tank. Maybe I will look into DHG belem.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,483
Posted By RainSong
Does it make sense to change the direction of...

Does it make sense to change the direction of water circulation. Rather than going from the back top to the front and down the front and back, maybe you can set the spray bar on one side and have...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By RainSong
Low maintenance Carpet plant

Hi:

I have a 90 gallon (2 ft deep) tank. I just built a new DIY hood that made it even more difficult to reach down to the substrate level.

I am looking for ideas on a low-maintenance (little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By RainSong
I started by dosing 50% of what Seachem...

I started by dosing 50% of what Seachem recommended. The CRS disappeared right away. Since then, I have doubled the dosage and my RCS are thriving ... numbers rapidly multiplying ... all is good.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-25-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By RainSong
Started adding Excel to my 10 gallon planted with...

Started adding Excel to my 10 gallon planted with CRS and RCS. All CRS disappeared, RCS doing fine.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By RainSong
From what I understand, a drop checker works by...

From what I understand, a drop checker works by having the CO2 gas out of the water under the DC and diffuse into the solution thereby changing the pH of the solution. So, some of the factors...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By RainSong
If your pH probe reads 7.3 ... your CO2 has...

If your pH probe reads 7.3 ... your CO2 has outgassed. It seems like the drop checker is just a little slow to react.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By RainSong
How do you know that your pH starts every morning...

How do you know that your pH starts every morning at 7.3? Since your drop checker is still green, I assume you are testing your pH using some other means? ... just trying to clarify.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By RainSong
A few (random) thoughts: - What is your...

A few (random) thoughts:

- What is your normal pH? Does the DC register blue right after a large water change?
- Where is your DC located? Is it in a low-flow dead-spot? Does changing the...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By RainSong
I have a tall tank (90 gallon) -- ie. the...

I have a tall tank (90 gallon) -- ie. the surface area is small relative to the volume of water. Also, I like to overstock. And I run my CO2 high. The combination of all of these makes it very...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
I tried this too. But given the depth of my 90...

I tried this too. But given the depth of my 90 gallon tank, this caused all the tall plants to lean severely.

I ended up with one spray bar on the right side wall pushing water at the surface...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
LOL ... as an engineer I totally get this. My...

LOL ... as an engineer I totally get this. My concern here is that by the time the CO2 enriched water travels through the other filter and the heater that some of the CO2 might get dissipated ......
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
Do you mind sharing why you chose to point it...

Do you mind sharing why you chose to point it diagonally vs. straight down?
Forum: Algae 07-18-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By RainSong
I have a 90 gallon as well and have suffered...

I have a 90 gallon as well and have suffered similar issues. I kept trying to clean, move stuff, add plants, change lighting etc. until I finally gave up. Well, when I stopped "messing around"...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
Perfect! Thanks.

Perfect! Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
Thanks for the response. If I have the flow...

Thanks for the response.

If I have the flow from each spraybar pointing to the center, what will the flow pattern be? The water will probably head to the center, go down and back along the...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By RainSong
Spray bar setup

I have a 90 gallon tank with 2 canister filters. One canister runs through an inline ETH heater and the second one runs through a CO2 reactor.

My question/concern is about spray bar placement. I...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By RainSong
I have similar fish to yours ... and had the same...

I have similar fish to yours ... and had the same experience with H. Corybosa and L. Aromatica. I finally caught them in the act ... Angelfish!
Forum: Lighting 12-13-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By RainSong
Hi: I use one similar to this on my 10...

Hi:

I use one similar to this on my 10 gallon planted. If you notice, the 3rd section on the extreme back is made of plastic. This section can be cut to make room for things like HOB filters...
Forum: Fish 10-31-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By RainSong
I've had many of these sucked in by an AC30. I...

I've had many of these sucked in by an AC30. I now use a sponge over the intake.
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