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Forum: Equipment 01-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By nodim
Troubleshooting a CO2 issue

Hi,

I have a Milwaukee CO2 regulator, solenoid, and needle valve purchased as a kit. I recently noticed that when the timer is off, there is a slow drip of CO2 bubbling in the bubble counter-one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By nodim
Sorry, I know you are not expecting to get a...

Sorry, I know you are not expecting to get a stand for $100. I was replying to the previous poster who expects to not pay for something until it is done. My point is that materials cost is not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By nodim
If someone came to me looking for me to build...

If someone came to me looking for me to build them a stand, they would leave without one if they were not willing to give a reasonable deposit. No way would I front them ~100+ bucks in wood and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By nodim
Short answer - buy a small generator.

Short answer - buy a small generator.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
Thanks, yes things do seem better. Here's hoping...

Thanks, yes things do seem better. Here's hoping that trend continues.

Summary of what changed:
Bought drop checker, increased CO2
Increased dosage of NO3 in EI
Increased dosage of micros...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By nodim
I've had the unfortunate experience of losing...

I've had the unfortunate experience of losing power for multiple days twice in the past couple of years, and the BB will last a lot longer than commonly believed. I did not lose any fish in 3 tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
OK have a couple of shots of the sword for you. ...

OK have a couple of shots of the sword for you.

First a shot of the large plant
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b266/nodima/Aquariums/IMG_9783_zps3a76a00d.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,372
Posted By nodim
What I would like to see in a LFS is a well...

What I would like to see in a LFS is a well designed, set up and executed planted tank. This would be a show tank, and not be used to store stock for sale.

Important would be having the same...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By nodim
recommend painting with flat black - old theater...

recommend painting with flat black - old theater trick to make something disappear. If you are worried about scratches, etc, go to an auto parts store and get some high heat paint. A few coats of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
The water is hard, not using any RO. Not sure on...

The water is hard, not using any RO. Not sure on the amount of CSM, think it was about 2tsp for a 8oz bottle of water, but have to check my notes.

The old growth seems ok after the past few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
Thanks for the shooting advice, I'll need to play...

Thanks for the shooting advice, I'll need to play some more later, but was able to get a couple of passable shots at the Rotala and Swords.

Rotala growth:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
Camera is a Canon Rebel XT have it on a tripod,...

Camera is a Canon Rebel XT have it on a tripod, and am not using flash, as the only one available is the integrated one. I'm trying some of the "creative modes" as the manual calls it, and playing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
so the weekend did not go as planned, but I was...

so the weekend did not go as planned, but I was able to get some pictures taken today before a major rescape, as I was given some stargrass last week, and had some other stems that were in the front...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
The CO2 is pressurized, not DIY. I am dosing...

The CO2 is pressurized, not DIY. I am dosing plantex micros 3x weekly also.

The amounts of ferts are significantly higher than what I've been using - KNO3 you've got 13.5 tsp, while I'm at 9. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
The Reactor is based on a design found on line -...

The Reactor is based on a design found on line - Griggs?

Yes using dry ferts the mix is as follows:

Making 12 oz of solution
9 tsp KNO3
2.25 tsp KH2PO4
2.25 tsp K2SO4

Dose 3x per week,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,002
Posted By nodim
Tank guidance needed

Basic problem - I'm not happy with the growth in my tank, some plants do really well, others simply melt away and I'm not sure what possible remedy direction I should take.

The Tank:
75 gallon 48...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By nodim
I lost a brace on a 150 a couple years ago, and...

I lost a brace on a 150 a couple years ago, and ended up scrapping the tank. The part was about 90 bucks, but was going to take 3 months to get, and was a huge headache - it all comes down to how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By nodim
tank looks good - don't know how well the WPG...

tank looks good - don't know how well the WPG actually works when discussing the modern lighting options. I have a similar set up (75 a pair of T5HO CO2 etc.) you might try different bulbs or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By nodim
got mine from manzanita.com loved the ability...

got mine from manzanita.com loved the ability to pick out specific pieces from different angles. expensive with shipping to MAss, but way worth it
Forum: Aquascaping 09-23-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By nodim
No offense taken. Glad to hear an honest opinion...

No offense taken. Glad to hear an honest opinion - with the logic to back it up. The plants are a reddish green crypt, and I'd agree about some green near them. The plan is for some green grass...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-22-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By nodim
changed aquascape

Spent a little time this morning thinning out a bunch of plants and moving a large piece of driftwood. The tank is 75 gals, 48" long and filtered by a pair of Eheim Pro II filters. Running CO2 and...
Forum: Lighting 09-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By nodim
T5 bulb replacement frequency

I have a pair of Geissmann bulbs on my 75 planted tank. How frequently should one replace bulbs with T5 bulbs? I recall replacing my regular florescent bulbs annually, but have not found what the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By nodim
I put a plastic pre-filter from an old powerhead...

I put a plastic pre-filter from an old powerhead on the end of the hose to diffuse the flow, seems to work well, and the price is right.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By nodim
thanks for the feedback - i have been at it for...

thanks for the feedback - i have been at it for years, and have had the pressurized CO2 for at least 3 or 4 years now. I may look into a better regulator, as the one i have has dumped once.

Any...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By nodim
CO2 system question

So I have a milwaukee regulator running CO2 for my 75 gal tank. I currently do not use either a pH controller or drop checker. I only use a bubble counter. I'd like to step up my approach a little...
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