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Forum: Finnex   11-19-2013, 06:32 PM
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Posted By rey
upgrading from halide

I'm thinking of upgrading my old clunky 175w halide fixture to Finnex Ray 2 on my tank. It's a 50 gallon, basically a 2' cube. Pressurized CO2, EI. Because of the dimensions I should probably get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-22-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,471
Posted By rey
So where do you get the good silicone (GE RTV108)?

So where do you get the good silicone (GE RTV108)?
Forum: Plants   02-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By rey
Got some glosso last month. I believe it was...

Got some glosso last month. I believe it was cultivated emersed in a petri dish, because it was shaped like a puck. Now, planted submersed under halide, it's heading for the sky...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-22-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By rey
Interesting theory...I've been running without...

Interesting theory...I've been running without heaters for several years now without temperature fluctuating more than +/-1 degree due to light fixture heat. Temp centers around 26C/78F. Can't cool...
Forum: Plants   02-14-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By rey
FWIW, mine did the same thing over the last few...

FWIW, mine did the same thing over the last few months. Also have been seeing a lot of individual rushes coming loose. There's been some new growth, but overall I've got less than I came home with....
Forum: Plants   02-08-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By rey
Negatory. It looks like it might be cylindrical...

Negatory. It looks like it might be cylindrical in section, like an Eleocharis montevidensis, but Eleocharis sp. don't corkscrew like that...
Forum: Plants   02-07-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By rey
Nature Aquarium World plant ID

Can anybody identify the curly looking rush/grass in the foreground of the front cover of volume 3?
Forum: Algae   02-02-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 136,808
Posted By rey
FYI, my experience with Excel: I have been...

FYI, my experience with Excel: I have been dosing 15 ml/day in my 50 gal. for about a month now. BBA has retreated but not disappeared, no riccia damage.
Forum: DIY   02-02-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,128
Posted By rey
Eheim 2217 is rated at 1000litres/hr, which is...

Eheim 2217 is rated at 1000litres/hr, which is around 250 gal./hr, max head is 2.3 metres or about 7 ft. Thanks for your efforts!
Regards
Forum: DIY   02-01-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,128
Posted By rey
So, do you think the 584-C would work OK in line...

So, do you think the 584-C would work OK in line from my Eheim 2217, near the top of the return, on my 50 gal?
Forum: Lighting   01-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By rey
There's nothing wrong with the type of lamps...

There's nothing wrong with the type of lamps you're using. It might help to run one set for 8-10 hours and the other set for an extra light spike for 2-3 hours in the middle, as 4 x 35 watts all day...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By rey
If they are less than a year old they shouldn't...

If they are less than a year old they shouldn't burn out. I think you should replace only the burned out bulb. It's said that halides should be replaced each year, but I think that's more for reef...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-27-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By rey
I think it was Rex who said, "pearling is...

I think it was Rex who said, "pearling is over-rated."
Forum: Algae   11-15-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By rey
Hoppy, I liked your BBA/GSA as indicators of...

Hoppy, I liked your BBA/GSA as indicators of respective nutrient deficiencies.
Why don't you make a sticky of all known groups of algae and the clues they offer regarding deficiencies? I think that...
Forum: Equipment   11-09-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By rey
RE: silicone - I have built several tanks over...

RE: silicone - I have built several tanks over many years with regular silicone and have had no trouble. Just be sure you get 100% silicone. No silicone II, no bathroom caulk featuring mildewcide,...
Forum: Fish   09-29-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By rey
Mystery fish in Senskes' book

On page 138 of my edition of "The Inspired Aquarium" is a photo of a cichlid tank featuring a pair of mystery catfish with light green coloring. Can anybody ID this species?
Regards
Rey
Forum: Equipment   09-28-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By rey
I think it was Hoppy who, in a related thread...

I think it was Hoppy who, in a related thread here, succinctly stated that canister filters in general only produce sufficient head to get the water back into the tank. Also, Tom has indicated that...
Forum: DIY   09-22-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,128
Posted By rey
I used to use a waterbed device to drive a...

I used to use a waterbed device to drive a skimmer on my old reef years ago - seemed to make fine bubbles BUT, salt water is denser...
You're right about thrust on canisters. I'm going to try that...
Forum: DIY   09-22-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,128
Posted By rey
Do you think the waterbed fill kit/Python device...

Do you think the waterbed fill kit/Python device would work?
Forum: Algae   09-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By rey
He might still be on to something, though: my KH...

He might still be on to something, though: my KH is about 3-4, I'm dosing P at 1/8 tsp/3x wk/50 gal, and the GDA keeps trying. So the KH could be the catalyst.
Forum: Algae   09-20-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By rey
Wow, sounds like a hot topic. Maybe Tom's got...

Wow, sounds like a hot topic. Maybe Tom's got something to say on this...
Forum: DIY   09-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 35,128
Posted By rey
I, too, would like to know...

I, too, would like to know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-07-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,447
Posted By rey
Now, this looks like a topic for a new thread... ...

Now, this looks like a topic for a new thread...
I'd love to know how one of these "venturi valves"
as they used to be called by reefers would work for CO2.
In addition to Mazzei, Kent also makes...
Forum: Equipment   08-03-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By rey
I'm waiting for my new Rio 800RVT to show up to...

I'm waiting for my new Rio 800RVT to show up to run as a mister, and I'll probably go 24/7 just because I've heard Rio powerheads are prone to restart problems.
Forum: DIY   03-01-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By rey
FWIW I've been thinking about replacing my Tom...

FWIW I've been thinking about replacing my Tom Barr style venturi reactor with an in line, but have held back because I didn't want to lose any flow rate off my canister, and I always liked the...
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