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Forum: Equipment   07-28-2016, 03:01 PM
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Posted By hbosman
So, my observation from you efforts is, a...

So, my observation from you efforts is, a standard filter is more than adequate and if, there is any ammonia or nitrite available, its food for the plants. Without plants, perhaps the most effective...
Forum: Plants   07-22-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By hbosman
I was ok with EI when I was using tap water. KH...

I was ok with EI when I was using tap water. KH of 6, GH of 10. Then I started using RO and adding booster to GH 4. All of a sudden, my plants started melting away, trimmed them back. Crypts...
Forum: DIY   07-21-2016, 03:07 PM
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Posted By hbosman
Is this port on the intake line or output line? ...

Is this port on the intake line or output line? I'd like to see a photo if you can provide one. If I can make this work for me, I might go back to using a reactor. Sometimes repriming a canister...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By hbosman
Below is where I sent two Victor 250 regulators...

Below is where I sent two Victor 250 regulators for rebuild. The cost of the regulators on fleabay and rebuild cost was much cheaper than buying a replacement dual stage regulator. I had tried one...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,545
Posted By hbosman
Ahh, maybe you need one in each corner? Good for...

Ahh, maybe you need one in each corner? Good for halloween affect!!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 196
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Posted By hbosman
what's that white thing in the corner? ...

what's that white thing in the corner?

Beautiful setup by the way!!
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By hbosman
I think resolution is for the temperature...

I think resolution is for the temperature displayed and set. I don't think it specifically describes the differential settings.
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By hbosman
Does it have heating differential setting? I...

Does it have heating differential setting? I like the ability to adjust the differential temperature in .1 increments like the 308S but, .5 would be sufficient.
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By hbosman
No, not at all. My basement is the coolest room...

No, not at all. My basement is the coolest room in the house. The hydor inline heater is turned on quite regularly, event this time of year. Controller is set at 28 C (82.4 F) with a differential...
Forum: Equipment   06-28-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By hbosman
After using my 308s for two weeks, I have no...

After using my 308s for two weeks, I have no complaints. Very easy to change settings. The only thing is, i would have "preferred" two heat plugs vs. one heat, one cooling. But I can use a dual...
Forum: Equipment   06-23-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 605
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Posted By hbosman
The pieces look kind of small. Might slow down...

The pieces look kind of small. Might slow down filter flow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-16-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By hbosman
I've left my tank unattended numerous times for...

I've left my tank unattended numerous times for 10 days to two weeks and never lost a fish. And they weren't skinny and wasted away. I usually have to do major trim of the plants because they grow...
Forum: Equipment   06-16-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By hbosman
Yeah, I have the 308s and differential set to .5....

Yeah, I have the 308s and differential set to .5. you can set it in .1 degree increments if you want.
Forum: Equipment   06-16-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By hbosman
I was thinking of getting the one without cooling...

I was thinking of getting the one without cooling function as well but, user rating wasn't as high and I couldn't determine if you could adjust the differential setting to less than 1 degree. I've...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By hbosman
I set the low alarm to 24 c and the high alarm to...

I set the low alarm to 24 c and the high alarm to 32 c. I hadn't tested the alarms yet though. Curious to see if I can hear it from upstairs.
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,290
Posted By hbosman
So far, I'm liking the Inkbird. Using it with a...

So far, I'm liking the Inkbird. Using it with a 300 watt Hydor inline on a 57 gallon aquarium. I used three digital thermometers to calibrate the Inkbird to their average. One of the thermometers...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,101
Posted By hbosman
In addition to a large water change after rooting...

In addition to a large water change after rooting of plants, don't up root more than 1/3 at a time. Every time I have, I suffered a green water bloom. Just do it over three weeks.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-13-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By hbosman
I would probably omit the Booster and just add...

I would probably omit the Booster and just add the Mg and K2so4 called for in the recipe. with 5 dGH, you more than likely have enough calcium and maybe enough Mg. GLA's booster's ratio is a little...
Forum: Equipment   06-06-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By hbosman
Yeah they do work. I have this one: ...

Yeah they do work. I have this one:

Amazon.com : 13 Watts In-Tank Submersible UV Sterilizer/Clarifier : Pet Supplies


I wished it had flow control though, because the stream is really strong....
Forum: Plants   05-18-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By hbosman
It could be potassium.

It could be potassium.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By hbosman
Is there a separate switch to turn of the UV? In...

Is there a separate switch to turn of the UV? In general, you wouldn't want to run the UV constantly anyway, only when you have algae or bacterial blooms. Replacing UV bulbs constantly could get...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-05-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By hbosman
I use RO water so, normally no GH or KH. Since I...

I use RO water so, normally no GH or KH. Since I was readjusting my CO2 bubble rate, I added enough tap water to bring the kh up to 3 so I can use the kh/ph chart to guesstimate the CO2 level. Now...
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By hbosman
It's my understanding that you would need some...

It's my understanding that you would need some buffering capacity so you can use the ph/kh chart to determine CO2 amount. Since you need to use values from the chart to set the controller, you would...
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By hbosman
The easiest thing to do would be increase KH to 2...

The easiest thing to do would be increase KH to 2 or 3 with baking soda. Increase it gradually though.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-29-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,396
Posted By hbosman
At that ph you could get by with DTPA or even...

At that ph you could get by with DTPA or even EDTA if, the color bothers you later.
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