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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By houseofcards
How high did you try to increase the working...

How high did you try to increase the working pressure? Just to be clear you don't see any bubbles in the built-in bubble counter?
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By houseofcards
Have you tried increasing the working pressure...

Have you tried increasing the working pressure above 30 and see if it stabilizes the output.
Forum: Aqua Forest Aquarium 08-07-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By houseofcards
I was very saddened to hear about T. Amano...

I was very saddened to hear about T. Amano passing. He is without a doubt the reason I got into the hobby. Still remember opening one of his books and being so inspired to create.
Forum: Substrate 03-14-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,352
Posted By houseofcards
I've always looked at the substrate as a safety...

I've always looked at the substrate as a safety need. You don't necessarily need it full of nutrients, but it prevents you running short of something in the water column. Especially something like...
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
This was never about me disagreeing with you...

This was never about me disagreeing with you about the whole flash/ambient light thing it was about what I saw int the OPs pics. The flash obviously wasn't the only light hitting the subject. ...
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
Pretty much what I'm saying or increase shutter...

Pretty much what I'm saying or increase shutter speed if possible by adding more light. The OPs pics aren't sharp in addition to the the noise. I'm well away of the ability for flash to freeze...
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
I'm very impressed by your picture taking skills....

I'm very impressed by your picture taking skills. That's what you turned this into, but you really haven't looked at the OPs pictures and can't admit that you might be incorrect so I'm done.
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
He's a new guy holding a larger lens. It's not...

He's a new guy holding a larger lens. It's not the shrimp it's the physical size of the lens. I'm talking camera shake not motion blur.

BTW: You took those pics above with the 50mm. So I think...
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
With a 100mm, especially a new user you need...

With a 100mm, especially a new user you need probably 1/250, 1/320 to get something 'sharp' or as you mentioned a tripod if the subject stops and goes.
Forum: Photography 03-11-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
I hear you on the OCF, but most of those pics...

I hear you on the OCF, but most of those pics aren't even close to sharp. The 100mm is a very sharp lens.
Forum: Photography 03-10-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,807
Posted By houseofcards
The 100mm is a very good lens but it's also a big...

The 100mm is a very good lens but it's also a big lens and you probably need a faster shutter to eliminate camera shake to take tack sharp images handheld.
Forum: Photography 03-10-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By houseofcards
That's pretty much it, If you put a ton of light...

That's pretty much it, If you put a ton of light over your aquarium you could probably get a decent shot with most new phones today and definitely point and shoots. Otherwise the only phone that...
Forum: Fish 08-13-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By houseofcards
I've kept a school of them long-term in a 4-foot...

I've kept a school of them long-term in a 4-foot tank. I really don't think you have to worry about them getting to 5". You'll be fine in a 3-footer. They are very active and peaceful for there...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By houseofcards
For a 10G just buy a small one like this and it...

For a 10G just buy a small one like this and it will work great.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorlantos/3158744229/

You can't beat the Rhinox for price/performance.
Forum: Algae 08-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By houseofcards
There really is nothing related to your 'short...

There really is nothing related to your 'short hair algae' problem and a UV. If it's dark in color then you probably have BBA. See BBA threads.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By houseofcards
My little nanos probably every 6 months, my small...

My little nanos probably every 6 months, my small tanks around every year and larger setups around 3 years.
Forum: Algae 08-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By houseofcards
Probably not, eventually you could try not using...

Probably not, eventually you could try not using it at all and just save it for a rainy day. I ran one for three years 24/7 without issue, but probably not necessary. It's good to have also if you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,715
Posted By houseofcards
After hearing how good this was, I was a little...

After hearing how good this was, I was a little disappointed after seeing it. I know it's only a movie, but some of the writing was so bad I couldn't get past it and it took me out of the movie.
Forum: Algae 08-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By houseofcards
It's 99%-100% the UV. The water takes on a...

It's 99%-100% the UV. The water takes on a clarity that you will pretty much never see without one. You have to really look to see the water. Glad it worked out for you and glad I could help!
Forum: Algae 08-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By houseofcards
How did it work out for you?

How did it work out for you?
Forum: Aquascaping 08-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By houseofcards
Shouldn't really be a problem growing it on EC as...

Shouldn't really be a problem growing it on EC as long as what it needs is in the water column.
Forum: Algae 08-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By houseofcards
Not on this forum anyway. It's pretty much...

Not on this forum anyway. It's pretty much brought up all the time and the oP has like no mass in his tank or sometimes an iwagumi which are usually low in mass as well. Not saying of course that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By houseofcards
If you get into aquascaping and planting the...

If you get into aquascaping and planting the bottom it gets old really fast with a tall tank. The human arm is only so long and even with the use of extension tools it's really not fun.

What I...
Forum: Algae 08-07-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By houseofcards
Don't disagree of course with much you have said,...

Don't disagree of course with much you have said, but without enough plant mass wouldn't increase co2 without organic removal simply be more food for algae :biggrin:

I know your talking good co2...
Forum: Algae 08-06-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,219
Posted By houseofcards
I live in New York and I've pretty much stopped...

I live in New York and I've pretty much stopped using heaters the last few years in all my tanks. The temps go down to maybe 68/69 at night and then back up to 71-73 in the day time during the...
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