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Forum: Equipment   09-25-2016, 03:08 PM
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Posted By Ben Belton
Your tank looks great. Good luck.

Your tank looks great. Good luck.
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By Ben Belton
I would go with what this guy and DarkBlade said....

I would go with what this guy and DarkBlade said. The KH/pH relationship is a guideline. It is not exact, but I'm sure LostSouth was not proposing that it was. It just gives you a place to start. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Ben Belton
Do you have anything supporting the bottom of the...

Do you have anything supporting the bottom of the tank? I wanted to do this with a 75 in the past, but was afraid it was too much weight. I keep telling myself that reef people pile tons of rocks...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,232
Posted By Ben Belton
I used to have one like this. It worked great.

I used to have one like this. It worked great.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-12-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ben Belton
No idea if it would cause any problems, but a...

No idea if it would cause any problems, but a quick water change would get your levels down.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-11-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Ben Belton
Don't be surprised if the Crypts melt pretty bad....

Don't be surprised if the Crypts melt pretty bad. They will come back just fine. Sometimes they do it. Sometimes they don't.
Forum: Equipment   09-11-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Ben Belton
If you need a big CO2 reactor, THIS...

If you need a big CO2 reactor, THIS (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=9918) will do it. I've had one and they are great. I didn't hang it on the tank like the one in...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-10-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,509
Posted By Ben Belton
You do, but S belem is magical. I love it.

You do, but S belem is magical. I love it.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-08-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,232
Posted By Ben Belton
I read once you can put the cut end of a Willow...

I read once you can put the cut end of a Willow tree into a tank with green water, it would suck the ammonia out, and would be clear in just a few days. I read it a couple places. Never got to try...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-08-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,872
Posted By Ben Belton
Have you tried putting a pinch of that sodium...

Have you tried putting a pinch of that sodium bicarb in a cup with some water, testing it, and making sure the KH test kit isn't defective?

I'm sure this will make people on here scream, but I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Ben Belton
High tech tanks usually require the addition of...

High tech tanks usually require the addition of nutrients to the water. If not to begin with, then eventually. Your dirt might have given out of nutrients.

You could put some of the capsules of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Ben Belton
Sorry. O = 48 which is 16 x 3. The math should...

Sorry. O = 48 which is 16 x 3. The math should (I hope) still be correct though. I did it on a piece of paper before I wrote my reply. I just copied the numbers wrong.

I will correct it above....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Ben Belton
My apologies. It is late. I hope this makes...

My apologies. It is late. I hope this makes sense. I don't hardly understand the table mentioned above. This is the way I do it.

ppm = mg/L

1 ppm = 1 mg/L

1000mg = 1gram (g)

therefore...
Forum: Lighting   09-04-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Ben Belton
I found this a few weeks back where you can rent...

I found this a few weeks back where you can rent a PAR meter. I think you've had some great recommendations on here, and maybe you don't need this now, but here it is FWIW

...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-01-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Ben Belton
I'm not sure if they are the same ones I used in...

I'm not sure if they are the same ones I used in the past (without the phone) but some pH ones I tried once had the graduations too far apart to be of use. They went like 6.2, 6.8, 7.4, 7.8. We...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-01-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,872
Posted By Ben Belton
Seachem Alkaline Buffer will increase you KH and...

Seachem Alkaline Buffer will increase you KH and your pH. Where I used to live my KH was 0.5. I used to add a little.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-29-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Ben Belton
I agree with nel. Your KH is 11. You want...

I agree with nel.

Your KH is 11. You want to select a pH so that where the two intersect on the chart, you are in the green area. I have done it over a few days with no adverse affects to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-29-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Ben Belton
I think this is the best idea. :grin2: Back...

I think this is the best idea. :grin2:

Back in the old day, we didn't have drop checkers. We measured KH and pH and with those 2 we were able to estimate CO2 concentration. It isn't foolproof...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-29-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Ben Belton
I like this re-do much better.

I like this re-do much better.
Forum: Equipment   08-23-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Ben Belton
In the past I have been able to find one of those...

In the past I have been able to find one of those cheesy plastic backgrounds with the planted tank on it that was a solid medium blue on the back side. It was nice without being too dark or light. ...
Forum: Equipment   08-23-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Ben Belton
I never had trouble connecting mine to an inside...

I never had trouble connecting mine to an inside or outside faucet. For the inside though, I had to remove the part of the faucet that held the little screen filter in. Sorry, I don't know exactly...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-22-2016, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Ben Belton
I found this thread the other day. Message him. ...

I found this thread the other day. Message him. I'd like to know too, so report back.
...
Forum: Substrate   08-22-2016, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Ben Belton
I couldn't find any details. Looks like it might...

I couldn't find any details. Looks like it might be laterite. It was a big thing years ago before we had Flourite, Eco Complete, and Aquasoil. Was basically iron rich mud.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,283
Posted By Ben Belton
Looks great. Your P helferi looks like palm...

Looks great. Your P helferi looks like palm trees in front of mountains.
Forum: Equipment   08-19-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Ben Belton
Hard to tell from the pic, but maybe the Cal Aqua...

Hard to tell from the pic, but maybe the Cal Aqua Labs - Efflux F1 - 13mm on Green Leaf is the same thing. I'll try a link but since the above eBay link was scrubbed, this one might be too.

CAL...
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