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Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By VA2GXB
Get a powerhead. With planted tanks, it's water...

Get a powerhead. With planted tanks, it's water turnover, moreso than mechanical filtration. The cultures will build up in the canister. Sorted. Plus, the co2 will have more time to diffuse into the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-03-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By VA2GXB
A thousand thanks. My takeaway: Light is...

A thousand thanks.

My takeaway:
Light is OK. Trace are ok.
Add macros, add co2.

Thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-03-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By VA2GXB
I figured it was time to start dosing - This has...

I figured it was time to start dosing - This has only happened some six months in. Perhaps the substrate has given all it can and the bioload is not enough to generate nitrogen. Would I be correct in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-03-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By VA2GXB
What's at the root of this? (Green spot, dying leaves)...56k AWAY with ye!

Hi all,

I'm wondering if something's amiss here - I know my CO2 levels are pitiful, but I'm putting half a capful of Excel every other day and Flourish twice a week until I get a pressurised...
Forum: DIY 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By VA2GXB
No Ace in Quebec, mind ;)

No Ace in Quebec, mind ;)
Forum: DIY 01-28-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By VA2GXB
As does Rona, our version in Quebec...I must...

As does Rona, our version in Quebec...I must actually go to home depot! I have some ABS pipe left from a radio project...perhaps best to keep the whole thing ABS. Perhaps I'll have better luck...
Forum: DIY 01-28-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By VA2GXB
Grey barbs, reducers etc...pvc?

Hi guys,

So I'm angling to make an inline reactor for my planted setup (currently less than 10ppm co2!), I was wondering precisely what those grey fittings are made of. We do not have nice...
Forum: Plants 10-29-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By VA2GXB
Scratch anubias - I was looking at them in...

Scratch anubias - I was looking at them in another tab - it's Ambulias that I have.
Forum: Plants 10-28-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By VA2GXB
Iron deficiency? Pygmy Chain Sword and Anubias

Hi,

Recently I have noticed that some of the leaves on my swords in particular have begun to go reddish at the edges, yet remain green in the middle. Some of the Anubias whorls are beginning to...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,535
Posted By VA2GXB
LOVE it. Doing practically the same thing here,...

LOVE it. Doing practically the same thing here, except with LED bulbs (60W equivalent, I work for a 'certain' large company that makes these :) ) Glad to hear the tape is reflective...I did just that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By VA2GXB
Plastic trim cracked - important?

Hi All,

The plastic trim on the bottom of my tank cracked at a corner when I was trying to remove it. I have a 29g rectangular, so I presume it's not structural, as it'd be in a bowfront or the...
Forum: Lighting 07-15-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By VA2GXB
Yes. Believe me! (electrical engineer, LED). ...

Yes. Believe me! (electrical engineer, LED).

Running 1A through an LED with a voltage drop of 2.2V and optical efficiency of 30% causes 70% of the 2.2W to serve heating up hte chip :)
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By VA2GXB
Aha! Reading that brought back some stuff from...

Aha! Reading that brought back some stuff from the annals of my mind :

What we're doing is growing plants. They work in uMole - photonic energy! Forgotten that!

So, my tank measures...
Forum: Lighting 07-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By VA2GXB
Effective Wattage...

Hi All,

I recently came by a 30gal Hagen aquarium (free!) and am going to build a custom hood for it, as I only nabbed the tank itself and two filters.

I have several LED bulbs (450lm &...
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