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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,802
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in...

Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in there.
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By ecotanker
From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate....

From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate. You may want to add more fish food or nitrate to see if it with help.
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By ecotanker
That is similar to the induction lamp I tested...

That is similar to the induction lamp I tested out.
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By ecotanker
I got an induction lamp to test out but returned...

I got an induction lamp to test out but returned in the end. The one that I had interfere with my open tv reception and it also produce a low level hum.

I am still waiting for some one to make and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-09-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ecotanker
I checked again for daphnia and found some! It...

I checked again for daphnia and found some! It appears, they switched to being more active at night. So this part of my experimental design appears to be working in the short term. We will see in a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-08-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ecotanker
While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef...

While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef build, here is a quick update of the tank.

Moved the onion like plants in the middle to the left side, behind the orchids to hide the planters. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,017
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking tank! I too would like to see a...

Great looking tank! I too would like to see a description on the rock work.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks Wy. 'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys'...

Thanks Wy.

'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys' for the plural?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks. It is a plant that I got from you...

Thanks.

It is a plant that I got from you about a year ago. forgot the exact scientific name. it has purple bell shape flowers.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ecotanker
30 gal riparium

currently housing 7 clown killie fries, my daphnia, scuds, seed shrimps, rotifers culture, small ramshorn snails and some small species of free swimming worms.

the there is a black mesh/moss wall...
Forum: Lighting 12-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By ecotanker
I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so...

I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so more blue can be added.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By ecotanker
I would get more plants.

I would get more plants.
Forum: Other Websites 11-09-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By ecotanker
I agree wholeheartedly!

I agree wholeheartedly!
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 11-07-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,340
Posted By ecotanker
love my finnex

These fixature are great! Made my red plants really popped. Love my Finnex!
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,255
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks so much for this very interesting post. ...

Thanks so much for this very interesting post.

For those looking for high 90+ CRI T5 bulbs, please check out

high CRI T5/...
Forum: Algae 09-13-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By ecotanker
control algae by the right N:P ratio

Another weapon to battle algae, very interesting! Several Dutch aquarists was able to get rid of nuisance alage by adjusting the redfield ratio to be around 16.
...
Forum: DIY 09-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By ecotanker
I think it would be good for an active club to...

I think it would be good for an active club to have to compare the spectrum of different bulbs or fixture. Also the organization who created this project
would like to have some help in collecting...
Forum: DIY 09-02-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By ecotanker
DIY spectrometer

I just came across this neat DIY spectrometer for under $35.
This will allows those who want to analyse the spectrum of their light fixtures to do so. Very cool!
...
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By ecotanker
If it is comparable to their reef model, it would...

If it is comparable to their reef model, it would be around $750.
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By ecotanker
response from orphek rep

below is the response I got from an orphek rep. to my question on producing a chart along the line that was suggested by Hoppy.

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Unfortunately we do not create these graphs as they are time...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks Hoppy! I will see if they will make the...

Thanks Hoppy! I will see if they will make the right chart.
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By ecotanker
a top of the line led pendat for plants?

I just learned recently that orphek, a top of the line led company for reef tanks, has release a fixture for planted tanks. They provide plenty of charts and specs for the fixture here:
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-24-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Poll: Photoperiod
Views: 1,905
Posted By ecotanker
I run my at 12 hours, 4 hour on starting at 8am,...

I run my at 12 hours, 4 hour on starting at 8am, 4 hours off then 4 hour on. I am following the Walstad method of course.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-12-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,313
Posted By ecotanker
Here is a site that sells the spec V for $60 ...

Here is a site that sells the spec V for $60

https://shopping.nwseed.com/products/hagen-fluval-spec-v-5-0g-aquarium-kit-6816.html
Forum: DIY 06-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 111,032
Posted By ecotanker
some readings for the finnex ray II 24" DD

Finally got some more time to do some readings with the meter:

full sun at 2:30 -> 1391
shade at 2:30 -> 225

Finnex ray II 24" DD, measured in air

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6" -> 206 -> 175 -> 96
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