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Forum: DIY 06-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 22,967
Posted By ecotanker
I was wondering why we use two bottles for this...

I was wondering why we use two bottles for this method.

I think it can work with one bottle if done in a certain way. Add 1 mole of baking soda, then 1 mole of citric acid or boric acid powders...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 22,967
Posted By ecotanker
1 mole of acetic acid will react with 1 mole of...

1 mole of acetic acid will react with 1 mole of baking soda, so it is not as efficient. I have not tried it but I am thinking of replacing boric acid for citric acid when I am out.

The reaction...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 22,967
Posted By ecotanker
could this the best ratio to try?

This CO2 methods has inspired me to looking up some chemistry lessons from high school, to figured out what is the best amount to use for each so that little of the citric acid or carbonate remains....
Forum: DIY 06-11-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 211,673
Posted By ecotanker
Great thread! Thanks for all the great tips and...

Great thread! Thanks for all the great tips and info. I read the first 30 or so pages then skipped to the end. I mod my fluidized bed filter a reactor similar to this. The in flowing water goes down...
Forum: DIY 06-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 22,967
Posted By ecotanker
Great thread! I am trying this method now and am...

Great thread! I am trying this method now and am thinking of using a Serges type reactor to dissolve all the CO2. Has any one have experience with using this CO2 method and a reactor?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,175
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in...

Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in there.
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By ecotanker
From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate....

From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate. You may want to add more fish food or nitrate to see if it with help.
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By ecotanker
That is similar to the induction lamp I tested...

That is similar to the induction lamp I tested out.
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By ecotanker
I got an induction lamp to test out but returned...

I got an induction lamp to test out but returned in the end. The one that I had interfere with my open tv reception and it also produce a low level hum.

I am still waiting for some one to make and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-09-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By ecotanker
I checked again for daphnia and found some! It...

I checked again for daphnia and found some! It appears, they switched to being more active at night. So this part of my experimental design appears to be working in the short term. We will see in a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-08-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By ecotanker
While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef...

While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef build, here is a quick update of the tank.

Moved the onion like plants in the middle to the left side, behind the orchids to hide the planters. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,920
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking tank! I too would like to see a...

Great looking tank! I too would like to see a description on the rock work.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks Wy. 'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys'...

Thanks Wy.

'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys' for the plural?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks. It is a plant that I got from you...

Thanks.

It is a plant that I got from you about a year ago. forgot the exact scientific name. it has purple bell shape flowers.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-23-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By ecotanker
30 gal riparium

currently housing 7 clown killie fries, my daphnia, scuds, seed shrimps, rotifers culture, small ramshorn snails and some small species of free swimming worms.

the there is a black mesh/moss wall...
Forum: Lighting 12-08-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By ecotanker
I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so...

I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so more blue can be added.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By ecotanker
I would get more plants.

I would get more plants.
Forum: Other Websites 11-09-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By ecotanker
I agree wholeheartedly!

I agree wholeheartedly!
Forum: Finnex 11-07-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,622
Posted By ecotanker
love my finnex

These fixature are great! Made my red plants really popped. Love my Finnex!
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,848
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks so much for this very interesting post. ...

Thanks so much for this very interesting post.

For those looking for high 90+ CRI T5 bulbs, please check out

high CRI T5/...
Forum: Algae 09-13-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By ecotanker
control algae by the right N:P ratio

Another weapon to battle algae, very interesting! Several Dutch aquarists was able to get rid of nuisance alage by adjusting the redfield ratio to be around 16.
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Forum: DIY 09-02-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By ecotanker
I think it would be good for an active club to...

I think it would be good for an active club to have to compare the spectrum of different bulbs or fixture. Also the organization who created this project
would like to have some help in collecting...
Forum: DIY 09-02-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By ecotanker
DIY spectrometer

I just came across this neat DIY spectrometer for under $35.
This will allows those who want to analyse the spectrum of their light fixtures to do so. Very cool!
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Forum: Lighting 08-28-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By ecotanker
If it is comparable to their reef model, it would...

If it is comparable to their reef model, it would be around $750.
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By ecotanker
response from orphek rep

below is the response I got from an orphek rep. to my question on producing a chart along the line that was suggested by Hoppy.

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Unfortunately we do not create these graphs as they are time...
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