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Forum: Plants   12-27-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
I think an aquaponics setup would be very cool....

I think an aquaponics setup would be very cool. you could split a 10g in half and compare the nitrate ammonia and nitrite levels in either side. One with plants and one without.
Forum: Plants   12-10-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
hc, Carlo is larger

hc, Carlo is larger
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,247
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
does the blasting sand have any nutrient value in...

does the blasting sand have any nutrient value in it? also, that is not much depth for a plant like hc.
I like the scape!
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Update: I think I may have found the sweet...

Update:

I think I may have found the sweet spot. I pushed the working pressure up a little bit, and it seemed to keep a constant psi! just below 40. I will see if it can stay constant when it...
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
I just did a leak test and didn't see any...

I just did a leak test and didn't see any frothing/bubbling.

I don't know if this helps, but my working pressure gauge keeps floating back down no matter how I high I turn it up. then it will...
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Okay, so I started from the beginning and...

Okay, so I started from the beginning and followed your instructions. I got the psi up to a little below 30. I then loosened the needle valve, but it still would increase to 10+ bps, and then slowly...
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
thanks for all of the help guys! I tightened the...

thanks for all of the help guys! I tightened the working pressure valve just slightly more, and now it constantly produced bubbles but at varying rates. It will be 1 bps for a a few seconds and then...
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Help adjusting and keeping constant co2 flow

I have a aquatek deluxe regulator, and got it all hooked up and running on a timer today, but I can't get it to keep a constant bubble rate.

It seems as if adjusting the needle valve as little...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Never even heard of it! sounds intreresting!...

Never even heard of it! sounds intreresting! Thank you!



That is very unique path. It sounds like you have a lot of self-discipline. It would be tough for me to do that! I would love to see the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
I will marry rich :hihi: Starting general...

I will marry rich :hihi:

Starting general and narrowing your field as you continue sounds like a smart way to go. Right now I plan on graduate school, so that will allow me to narrow my field of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Ha well who doesn't want a personal chef? I just...

Ha well who doesn't want a personal chef? I just know I will be happy in life if I do something I like with a mediocre pay. And yes interesting how lives can take similar paths.



Thank you for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Thank you for the reply! I think a minor will be...

Thank you for the reply! I think a minor will be a for sure. yes, interning and field camps seem like a great idea. I could even begin that now.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-26-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
I've gotten passed wanting to be wealthy. all of...

I've gotten passed wanting to be wealthy. all of the fields I named are very competitive and the top paying spots go to a select few. and as far as which I enjoy the most, I simply don't know yet! I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-25-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,277
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Talking Help me find my major

I am a sophomore in high school, and I am beginning to research what I want to do for my undergraduate and graduate. I have narrowed it down to botany, environmental, planetary chemistry,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
I don't think going 24/7 will help your problem....

I don't think going 24/7 will help your problem. Just cost more, and potentially harm your fish. I would spot treat, increase plant mass, maybe even decrease photo period. but spot treatment with...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-08-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Thanks! I don't think looks are a that...

Thanks!
I don't think looks are a that important, but It would be nice.
my idea was to use plastic to make a "channel" of substrate, and then plant a foreground in that channel. and then, behind...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Thank you! that is a good idea. Also it may be...

Thank you! that is a good idea. Also it may be beneficial b/c you can kno when the plant needs to be split cuz the roots will start to grow out of the planter.



Thank you! so there it has...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Thank you! Maybe I will have to try a craft store...

Thank you! Maybe I will have to try a craft store also..
I bet ADA would make a killing if they made this into an official product. All it would have to be is a plastic box that has "ada" on the...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
individual planters?

I was thinking about how I could make a versatile, changeable aquascape. I like the idea of potting plants in individual planters, of different heights, that can be combined to my liking. I was...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-22-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,295
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Never! I add water every 2-3 months and some...

Never! I add water every 2-3 months and some fertz, but the plants take care of the rest.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-15-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 26,447
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Good luck bra what tourny?

Good luck bra what tourny?
Forum: Tank Journals   12-01-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,246
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Looking good so far! Cant wait to see how it...

Looking good so far! Cant wait to see how it develops
Forum: Plants   11-29-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Cool! Do you know the composition of the...

Cool! Do you know the composition of the substrate?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-14-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,404
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/19/health/snail-in-knee...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/19/health/snail-in-knee/

Just sayin it could happen
Forum: Tank Journals   11-10-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 26,447
Posted By tropicalmackdaddy
Don't let jerks let you down bro. Ive been there...

Don't let jerks let you down bro. Ive been there and kno what its like. Always remember, when anybody messes with you, they are jealous, or very sad themselves.
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