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Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By gSTiTcH
Another Griggs vote here.

Another Griggs vote here.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By gSTiTcH
Unless your living room is VERY well sealed, I...

Unless your living room is VERY well sealed, I wouldn't worry about a leak. If the tank suddenly released its entire contents (as in the tank stem blew off), you would have many other things to...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By gSTiTcH
Why not build one? You can make a power board...

Why not build one? You can make a power board with outlets and timers from supplies at any Home Depot. You can also have a master kill switch for filters/heaters as well as a second MAIN switch if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,329
Posted By gSTiTcH
MAJOR points for the Bacardi handle bottle being...

MAJOR points for the Bacardi handle bottle being used as a cord retainer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By gSTiTcH
It's nice seeing people suggest things on here...

It's nice seeing people suggest things on here that don't have the word "Aqua" on them. :P
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By gSTiTcH
In my experience, Green Spot Algae is caused by...

In my experience, Green Spot Algae is caused by insufficient phosphates.

Also, more lighting may mean you will need to run CO2. If the plants are growing well right now and you're happy with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By gSTiTcH
Very much so! Any programs that run on your...

Very much so! Any programs that run on your computer will operate under the account currently logged in. If you're running as a limited user, then the malware will also be limited and the damage...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By gSTiTcH
7ppm is nothing to worry about. You don't want...

7ppm is nothing to worry about. You don't want to see 0 ppm. With 0 comes unhappy plants.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By gSTiTcH
The needle valve comes after the gauge sets in...

The needle valve comes after the gauge sets in the vast majority of rigs. Are you talking about the working pressure knob on the regulator body?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By gSTiTcH
Patience... this thing takes time....

Patience... this thing takes time....
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By gSTiTcH
Also, inspect the threads and connectors for...

Also, inspect the threads and connectors for signs of damage. A cross-threaded nut could really ruin your day.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,967
Posted By gSTiTcH
Sodastream: Same problem, very expensive. ...

Sodastream: Same problem, very expensive.

Adding charged water would result in rapid dissipation of the CO2 and a lot of swings... hello bottle brush algae.

In this realm, it's buy once, cry...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,042
Posted By gSTiTcH
1ml/d is not the same as 2ml every other day. ...

1ml/d is not the same as 2ml every other day. You may have caused a build up of the stuff in your tank, poisoning your stock.

If it were me, I would start with frequent water changes... say 25%...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By gSTiTcH
Just as an FYI, with your very new status and not...

Just as an FYI, with your very new status and not much backing information, this post looks like SPAM. Slightly more information would be good when linking to a vendor.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By gSTiTcH
Technically, CO2 does not cause an oxygen...

Technically, CO2 does not cause an oxygen shortage at any concentration. It simply prevents Oxygen from binding to the hemoglobin. Bohr effect from another angle, if you will.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By gSTiTcH
Additionally, you should stay away from clarifier...

Additionally, you should stay away from clarifier products. They actually can stress your livestock.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By gSTiTcH
If you're already running high on Nitrates and...

If you're already running high on Nitrates and such, I would pull it. If you have a relatively low Bio load and a healthy selection of plants, they should be able to deal with the decaying organic...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By gSTiTcH
5 ppm Nitrate isn't going to kill anything. You...

5 ppm Nitrate isn't going to kill anything. You actually want nitrates for your plants.

That said, you've got something else going on to be killing off shrimp. Make sure you don't have some...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By gSTiTcH
Surface agitation will offgas CO2. Acceptable...

Surface agitation will offgas CO2. Acceptable waste gas is a matter of opinion.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By gSTiTcH
For what it's worth, two 25% water changes does...

For what it's worth, two 25% water changes does not equal a 50% water change. The re-addition of the first 25% of the water will dilute the water in the tank, which will reduce the amount of waste...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 997
Posted By gSTiTcH
Don't push the vac into the sand. Maintain about...

Don't push the vac into the sand. Maintain about 1/8" distance from it.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 907
Posted By gSTiTcH
I built a nice panel with an integrated master...

I built a nice panel with an integrated master kill switch for pumps/heaters and a separate timer/master kill for the lights. With everything running, I am running roughly 1A on my rig.

With...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By gSTiTcH
My Marineland makes all kinds of racket after I...

My Marineland makes all kinds of racket after I take it down for maintenance. Other than that, it stays silent. I have a CO2 reactor on the inlet side, which holds water. When the tank is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By gSTiTcH
The entire south is having one of the coldest...

The entire south is having one of the coldest spells we have in years. There's Ice and Sleet in Pensacola... talking about a deep freeze here in Jacksonville.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 920
Posted By gSTiTcH
Sounds like a 60 Hz hum to me. Your power supply...

Sounds like a 60 Hz hum to me. Your power supply should be checked.
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