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Forum: Equipment   10-09-2015, 06:33 PM
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Posted By milesm
i've also had one for 10 years. i don't get eotd,...

i've also had one for 10 years. i don't get eotd, rather, i have to turn up the needle valve to maintain co2 flow. speaking of the needle valve, it sucks--the minutest turn results in big changes in...
Forum: Equipment   09-19-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By milesm
most off the shelf regulators have the nv...

most off the shelf regulators have the nv attached to the solenoid, so there's nothing unsafe about doing it, per se. (use of check valves are important). the input of your nv needs to be attached...
Forum: Plants   05-14-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By milesm
How to keep hemianthus glomeratus rooted?

i've got a bush/hedge of it growing. after about 1-2 months, the plant starts to lift up off the substrate. getting tired of replanting 2-3 stems at a time after significant portions of the stand...
Forum: Plants   01-28-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By milesm
high light and good co2, ferts make it spread...

high light and good co2, ferts make it spread horizontally ime, but as aaron said, you'll need to trim the vertical growth. also, over time the roots do not keep the mat down, and whole sections will...
Forum: Equipment   01-28-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By milesm
yes, those pictures are somewhat confusing. you...

yes, those pictures are somewhat confusing. you need to just use 1--either from the top or from the side. i believe someone posted that the top version seemed to be more efficient. just remember the...
Forum: Substrate   01-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By milesm
check this out...

check this out http://lowlightlowtechplanted.blogspot.com/. patience is key. but as he says, use dsm before you flood it.
Forum: Equipment   10-30-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,047
Posted By milesm
you'll get the same trickling sound with rex's...

you'll get the same trickling sound with rex's design, particularly during the last few hours of the photoperiod. one advantage to that is you can turn off the co2 an hour or so before lights out.
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Forum: Equipment   07-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By milesm
airstones are NOT effective at off gassing co2,...

airstones are NOT effective at off gassing co2, according to this site: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph scroll to the bottom of the page.

to the OP, read this article, it...
Forum: Equipment   07-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By milesm
the flow is adjustable via the quick disconnects,...

the flow is adjustable via the quick disconnects, but i guarantee that as it clogs you'll want to keep them wide open. (if you do reduce flow, do it on the output side.)
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,528
Posted By milesm
i think the 40gal rated one (2211) won't be...

i think the 40gal rated one (2211) won't be enough for your tank. i run a 2213 (66gal) on my 20h and i need to supplement flow with a couple of powerheads. i'd go with the 2215--and you still may...
Forum: Equipment   04-30-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,827
Posted By milesm
why don't you run your ista reactor on an...

why don't you run your ista reactor on an external pump in a closed loop? only thing you'll see in your tank will be input and output tubes (or spraybar). i'm using a maxi-jet 900 (the original...
Forum: Equipment   04-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By milesm
get an external pump and run your reactor in a...

get an external pump and run your reactor in a closed loop. only equipment in tank will be the input and output lines which are easily hidden.
Forum: Equipment   03-26-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By milesm
replace it when the bubbles become too large. too...

replace it when the bubbles become too large. too large is anything over 1mm. i get extremely fine mist, particularly when my diy co2 slows down. i did a search on the diy and equipment threads. a...
Forum: Plants   01-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By milesm
Hemianthus glomeratus

Hemianthus glomeratus
Forum: Equipment   11-21-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,726
Posted By milesm
i use it on my 20h, can mow down a stand of stem...

i use it on my 20h, can mow down a stand of stem plants pretty quickly, but it is best for detailed work. great for clipping off anubias leaves, cutting rhizomes, really good for trimming hc to the...
Forum: Equipment   11-20-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,726
Posted By milesm
for detailed trimming especially in nano tanks,...

for detailed trimming especially in nano tanks, revlon cuticle trimmers are useful. nice curved blades. ...
Forum: Plants   11-15-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,139
Posted By milesm
d diandra grew like a weed under 36w pc, but...

d diandra grew like a weed under 36w pc, but melted under 48w t5ho. couldn't keep p stellatus from melting under either light. r macrandra grew like a weed (and nice and red) with 80w t12 shop lights...
Forum: Equipment   11-02-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,929
Posted By milesm
check out this link:...

check out this link: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/i...hp?id=en_co2ph. upshot is to increase co2 AND surface turbulence.
Forum: Equipment   11-01-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By milesm
check out this link:...

check out this link: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph. upshot is to increase co2 AND surface turbulence.
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By milesm
check out this link, especially if you're gonna...

check out this link, especially if you're gonna go pressurized: http://www.prirodni-akvarium.cz/en/index.php?id=en_co2ph. you might also want to use a reactor for your co2.
Forum: Equipment   09-11-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,173
Posted By milesm
i've never had timers make a whirring sound--just...

i've never had timers make a whirring sound--just the ticking of the timing mechanism. they work fine, just a bit noisy on a quiet evening.
Forum: Plants   08-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By milesm
the link that Kai808 provided is a good example....

the link that Kai808 provided is a good example. look at the picture where he really hacks back the stems. then look at the next picture, shows it grown out and it has a v shaped layout: high on both...
Forum: Plants   08-16-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,732
Posted By milesm
on your next trim, you could shape the background...

on your next trim, you could shape the background stems to either a triangle or a v shaped layout. looks kind of unnatural with the straight cut on both groups of stems.
Forum: Plants   08-05-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,371
Posted By milesm
ludwigia repens x l arcuata grows nicely in my...

ludwigia repens x l arcuata grows nicely in my low light/tech 10gal.
Forum: Substrate   07-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By milesm
if it's the one that looks like guinea pig/rabbit...

if it's the one that looks like guinea pig/rabbit food pellets, i used it many years ago. capped it with blasting sand. seemed to disintegrate within a month or two. made of peat and micros so you...
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