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Forum: Tank Journals   02-25-2015, 12:55 AM
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Posted By coolnick
Growth is looking good, it's taking off.

Growth is looking good, it's taking off.
Forum: DIY   02-15-2015, 08:56 PM
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Views: 244,061
Posted By coolnick
Okay, I was confused about how you create head on...

Okay, I was confused about how you create head on a closed loop reactor in a sump. I have a pump that feeds my reactor, then the flow out of the reactor dumps out right in front of the inlet for my...
Forum: DIY   02-15-2015, 08:40 PM
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Views: 244,061
Posted By coolnick
So just pump the water up as high as you need it,...

So just pump the water up as high as you need it, do a U turn and come back down to the reactor?

Or come out of the reactor, go as high as necessary, then U turn back down?

My reactor is a...
Forum: DIY   02-15-2015, 07:22 PM
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Posted By coolnick
So by increasing head height you are saying that...

So by increasing head height you are saying that the reactor should be mounted at a higher location?
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,470
Posted By coolnick
I'm 100% ro because of the wacky water. Causes...

I'm 100% ro because of the wacky water. Causes all kinds of problems.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,470
Posted By coolnick
That's not a very low ph, I run mine in the mid...

That's not a very low ph, I run mine in the mid 5s. Do you know your PAR levels?
Forum: Algae   01-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By coolnick
You could also dose excel in lieu of CO2 and see...

You could also dose excel in lieu of CO2 and see if that helps. I would try that along with ei dosing for a few weeks. It's a cheap experiment to run.
Forum: Algae   11-19-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By coolnick
Increase water flow and spot treat with excel,...

Increase water flow and spot treat with excel, worked for me.
Forum: Plants   10-30-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By coolnick
I had the same issues as you, I transferred it...

I had the same issues as you, I transferred it from one tank to another, buried the runner stem in my Eco Complete to hold it down and it was stunted for a couple weeks. All the old growth turned...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,470
Posted By coolnick
I went back quite a few and couldn't find it, I'm...

I went back quite a few and couldn't find it, I'm talking about the two giant plants that dominate the middle/middle-left, pale green color right in the light.

IRL does not exist on the internets.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,470
Posted By coolnick
What's the pale green plant? PS I PMed you.

What's the pale green plant?

PS I PMed you.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,575
Posted By coolnick
Just build your own 10 gallon sump. It will cost...

Just build your own 10 gallon sump. It will cost about the same as a high end canister filter and will give you better flexibility with your CO2 setup.

I just drilled a 20L with a glass holes kit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-12-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By coolnick
When I got my Eco Complete recently it smelled...

When I got my Eco Complete recently it smelled horrible when I opened the bag. I thoroughly rinsed it and everything is doing just fine. It was a new tank and didn't take any more or less time to...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 24,612
Posted By coolnick
The water only needs to touch the bottom layer of...

The water only needs to touch the bottom layer of your media. Capillary action will assist in wetting the rest of the media. Try lowering the water level before you change out all the media.

For...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-23-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 909
Posted By coolnick
I have the bulk reef supply 75 gpd system without...

I have the bulk reef supply 75 gpd system without di. I keep a Rubbermaid stock tank filled with a float valve. Works great and brs includes everything you need to get it up and running in short...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-31-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 108,929
Posted By coolnick
Could you take a front and side tank shot and do...

Could you take a front and side tank shot and do a plant diagram? I really like how this tank has evolved.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,336
Posted By coolnick
I sprayed the back mine with black plastidip, it...

I sprayed the back mine with black plastidip, it peels right off if you decide to change up the look.
Forum: DIY   07-07-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By coolnick
I can see them.

I can see them.
Forum: Substrate   06-25-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By coolnick
It has a lot of perlite, way more than your...

It has a lot of perlite, way more than your typical store bought brand. It can sometimes be a little hot for some plants if left undiluted with other mixes, not sure how that would translate under...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,453
Posted By coolnick
I used 2 27 watt CFLs over a 10g with diy co2 for...

I used 2 27 watt CFLs over a 10g with diy co2 for a while with fantastic results.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-14-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,470
Posted By coolnick
I usually breeze through here on my phone and...

I usually breeze through here on my phone and scroll for pics only. I have appreciated this tank for a while now, but never read many posts. I went back and read the whole thread today. I honestly...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-01-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By coolnick
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-01-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By coolnick
Re: 2.5g Filter Going Filterless: NEED HELP

You could also do a sponge prefilter on your canister intake.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-22-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,216
Posted By coolnick
Re: Bogopolis - 30g w/ 20g sump (Pic Heavy)

Just an FYI on the optics, a 45 degree optic is rated for 45 degrees before a 50% loss. In all my fiddling, this usually makes a 45 degree optic much closer to a 30 degree optic in terms of real...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By coolnick
I used to run 2 two liter bottles staggered on my...

I used to run 2 two liter bottles staggered on my 10g so I could refresh them at different times and keep a constant supply. I can't remember the yeast to sugar ratio, but it was the typical ratio...
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