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Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Paxx
I had the same problem with my Filstar(s)...

I had the same problem with my Filstar(s) initially also. The plumbers tape around the fill port works well to seal the cap and will help with the problem.

Some other Filstar tips ...
Keep the...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Paxx
I use a BSR system...

I use a BSR system (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-5-stage-plus-ro-di-system-75gpd.html) similar to yours.

Most who do the bleach routine do it because they drink the RO part of the water that...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Paxx
Those things cost an arm and a leg over time....

Those things cost an arm and a leg over time. They work well but the efficiency may not be so great depending on how hard your water is and how often/much you water change per week.

Alternatively...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Paxx
I've used the same BRS RO/DI system for about 5...

I've used the same BRS RO/DI system for about 5 years now, your results look to be typical.

You're getting slightly less gallons per hour production probably because your water pressure is...
Forum: Lighting 11-26-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By Paxx
Retrofit a couple of these...

Retrofit a couple of these (http://www.petco.com/product/122947/Aquatic-Life-Reflector-Kit.aspx?cm_mmc=CSEMGoogleAdExtProd%20-_-Backpacks-_-Aquatic%20Life-_-2192827&gclid=COXtgpucg7sCFQISMwodFH4Ayw)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By Paxx
Looking into lowering your GH and KH will...

Looking into lowering your GH and KH will probably help you as you dial in your tank. RO/DI does wonders.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,217
Posted By Paxx
Thats almost like you have a mouse chewing on it....

Thats almost like you have a mouse chewing on it. /guessing

You can probably seal it up with aquarium silicon or super glue even.
Forum: DIY 11-11-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Paxx
Thank you, the angel came by accident with the...

Thank you, the angel came by accident with the three discus I ordered (in the bag with the orange one) from a well known supplier. She was the size of a quarter at best, and has grown up with the...
Forum: DIY 11-11-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Paxx
I spent four years with lots of light and lots of...

I spent four years with lots of light and lots of DIY CO2 (three bottles on rotation) on a 55g. My main forte is reef aquaria, my freshwater planted being a side hobby at the time. Once a year i...
Forum: DIY 11-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By Paxx
Lower your light output. Less bulbs/mount higher...

Lower your light output. Less bulbs/mount higher above the substrate.
Add patience.
or ...
Pressurized CO2.
Forum: Lighting 11-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,136
Posted By Paxx
Thank you Hoppy and Wheaties.

Thank you Hoppy and Wheaties.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-04-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Paxx
I ordered one of those, the larger big brother...

I ordered one of those, the larger big brother (the 530), from Drs F&S last January and had trouble with the three they eventually ended up sending me. Basically all three leaked around where the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Paxx
I use Airgas here where I am at. Pretty sure...

I use Airgas here where I am at. Pretty sure there is one by you (http://www.airgas.com/customer_service/site_locator.aspx). They charge me about $10 to fill a 10 pound tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By Paxx
How high above the tank are your lights? If you...

How high above the tank are your lights? If you have typical Kessil 32w LEDs (the Kessil A150) you are using the equivalent of two 150w+/- metal halides over your tank. Kessils really put out the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Paxx
Thats a nice idea for newly setup or disturbed...

Thats a nice idea for newly setup or disturbed substrate dirt tanks Silenced.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Paxx
Looks pretty much normal to me. Some water...

Looks pretty much normal to me. Some water conditioners can cause what you are experiencing, or sometimes residual soap on any hands that have been in the tank or handling the "wet" equipment. That...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-02-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Paxx
To add ... When introducing fish/inverts to...

To add ...

When introducing fish/inverts to a tank with elevated CO2 levels I have found that it is best to pay particular attention to proper acclimation. I use the "add half a cup of tank water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Paxx
I base my recommendation on the data provided by...

I base my recommendation on the data provided by the OP. If his/her 20g long is typical it is only 12" or 13" in height, less with a couple of inches of substrate. Now lets assume his/her twin bulb...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Paxx
20 long with 48w of T5HO...

20 long with 48w of T5HO (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368) with a decent reflector and ballast? You're going to need CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,633
Posted By Paxx
+1 Indeed. Hang in there OP.

+1
Indeed.

Hang in there OP.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Paxx
I mean CO2. I spent 4 years with my "on the side"...

I mean CO2. I spent 4 years with my "on the side" planted discus (I am/was mostly a saltwater hobbyist. I would get a good batch of plants once a year and over that year, with my then 260w of 6700K...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Paxx
Might want to look into this company and this...

Might want to look into this company and this fixture (http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_198_200&products_id=1638) for a 75g 18in wide.

Keep in mind that with two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,908
Posted By Paxx
Thanks for the link, I'm into Roman history also....

Thanks for the link, I'm into Roman history also. :)

Grandfather was a contractor/builder before he retired. Victorian Slate roofed two and three story well-to-do homes for the time at first,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,908
Posted By Paxx
Ditto that. My Grandfather used to keep...

Ditto that. My Grandfather used to keep corals/inverts in a natural ocean rock pool (red arrow, pic #1) that was for the most part above low-tide, with daily replenishment of seawater during...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Paxx
While your situation depends on the factors...

While your situation depends on the factors mentioned above, in my opinion based on my experience yes to both your questions. I am familiar with the Walstad method but I personally have not used it...
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