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Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By GreenTank1
At lunch I did a quick trial and switched the...

At lunch I did a quick trial and switched the prefilter out for the original intake strainer and it it looks like all the issues were fixed. Tonight, or when I can get around to it, I will definitely...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By GreenTank1
dmagerl, I have a large cerges reactor that...

dmagerl, I have a large cerges reactor that diffuses any possible micro bubbles that would exit the filter so I wouldn't be able to see that very well. I did re-arrange my filter floss configuration...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By GreenTank1
I haven't ever put lubricant on the impeller...

I haven't ever put lubricant on the impeller after cleaning. That could explain why a couple of my HOB filters broke in the past...I'll try what you recommended tonight. For a little more information...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By GreenTank1
Yes. I did check those again and the hoses are...

Yes. I did check those again and the hoses are all securely attacked using metal clamps as the plastic ones that came with it were junk.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By GreenTank1
API XP3 Canister Filter has lots of air bubbles coming in the intake

Possible relevant equipment for filter in question:
55 Gal planted tank
CO2 tank injected into 2' x 4" CO2 reactor post filter
Rena Filstar (API) XP3 (L) canister filter
Separate heater
Wave...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By GreenTank1
I got a red net that was specifically designed...

I got a red net that was specifically designed (well at least marketed) to be invisible to fish, but they always know it is there. They can sense movement even if they can't see it so I haven't...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By GreenTank1
You could always make the hole a little bigger....

You could always make the hole a little bigger. It is easy to cut/tear/force onto the intake. It is better to be a little too small than too big because it will not stay on if it is too big without...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,764
Posted By GreenTank1
The outlet can be adjusted to quite a range of...

The outlet can be adjusted to quite a range of motion. I have mine in the corner of the tank and pointed lightly diagonally towards the front of the tank. I also have a circulation pump at the other...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By GreenTank1
Hydor 750

I have the hydor 750 for my 55 gal with a Rena XP3 on the opposite side. It took some tweaking to get the flow direction correct because it is a little too powerful for my tank. All the long stem...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By GreenTank1
CO2 Leak or just really tolerant fish?

I have a pressurized CO2 system with a 22" tall Cerges Reactor for distribution in a 55gal tank. The CO2 is on a timer and is on for about 8 hours a day (turns on/off an hour before lights turn...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By GreenTank1
I started the iron dosing today so we will see...

I started the iron dosing today so we will see what happens as I know the plants are showing iron deficiency. I have also started trimming the dead off the plants.

Should I drop the lighting down...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By GreenTank1
I re-read that article about the T-2 lights and...

I re-read that article about the T-2 lights and it appears I have the equivalent of about 2w per gal if I was using T-5 lights. I can back off to make it about 1.33 by shutting off one bank if that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By GreenTank1
I thought so too with the t5s but these are only...

I thought so too with the t5s but these are only half as long as I would have with a t5 and are 13w vs 54W so two across would be 26w total for each bank, but yes I was thinking I might be cooking...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By GreenTank1
Temp is 80F. I dose both micros and macros....

Temp is 80F.

I dose both micros and macros. Most of those stem plants were red when I got them so I assume they need extra iron as well. But I don't think lack of extra iron from something other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By GreenTank1
Help with new planted tank please

I started researching planted tanks about 6 months ago and decided I was ready to jump in. Well, I am not so sure now. It seems I cannot do anything to make my tank flourish. I planted the plants 3...
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