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Forum: Lighting 11-04-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By poverty
I found my RAY2 a bit too powerful for a new...

I found my RAY2 a bit too powerful for a new tank. I had to screen it since raising it wasn't an option. Once it's established and you get your CO2 dialed in I would say it's a great fixture. It's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Thanks to everyone tagging along and helping out....

Thanks to everyone tagging along and helping out. The support is reassuring.

I have considered ro (especially with some marine experience) but I'm really at a point that I want to stop...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Thank you I didn't consider that angle. Today's...

Thank you I didn't consider that angle. Today's CO2 dosage worked better, held the full 1 degree drop in pH after the 4 hours and I had no knocked out fish.

Today is the last day for the Maracyn...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Cloudy with a chance of fish balls

I was at the hardware store looking for some window screen and couldn't find any in a manageable amount. Do you think if I doubled up the Glad Press and Seal Cling wrap it would be enough to diffuse...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Yes, I'm positive bacteria is dying because I'm...

Yes, I'm positive bacteria is dying because I'm on my last day of Maracyn treatments. BGA is gone but now the Diatoms are back... *sigh*
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Cloudy with a chance of fish balls

Jonathan, I really like your tank, thanks for the video, the tank is very zen. I really like your S. Reapens, thanks for taking the time to make the video, it really helped me understand.



My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Thanks for your input! IPKISS ...

Thanks for your input!

IPKISS



It's pretty much 50%, I have a spare Eheim intake that I've hooked up to a Python and I just run it until it can't empty anymore which is about half way and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Thanks for chiming in. For surface agitation I...

Thanks for chiming in. For surface agitation I do keep out flow lily pipe raised so there's rippling, some bubbling but not splashing. My inflow is also one of those pipes that has surface skimming...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By poverty
Cloudy with a chance of fish balls

Sorry for the stupid title, it was a lame way of generating interest and relates to my melancholy mood that my tank has been bringing me. Its true though cloudy tank and dead live stock on a regular...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By poverty
Uhh please don't do this when its hooked back up...

Uhh please don't do this when its hooked back up inline. I even gassed it in a pail of prime water and it wasn't enough. Please triple rinse what you think is enough. I didn't rinse mine out...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,394
Posted By poverty
I agree with getting rid of the rock. On your...

I agree with getting rid of the rock. On your first picture for a split second I thought why is he cycling with slabs of steak lol.


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Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-11-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,318
Posted By poverty
Hehe Fudge Rays lol. I couldn't help it! I had...

Hehe Fudge Rays lol. I couldn't help it! I had to respond.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By poverty
Green water

Does anyone know why when my lights have been off my water goes green and then clears up when the lights have been on for 4 or 5 hours?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By poverty
Measuring CO2

I am reading mixed messages about how to calculate or sample total dissolved CO2 in a planted tank. Here are the methods I have found

1. Drop checker. I don't believe Tom Barr likes this method. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,269
Posted By poverty
Spectacular! Sent from my iPad using...

Spectacular!


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Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By poverty
Not to speak for finnex but par numbers have not...

Not to speak for finnex but par numbers have not been released. They have advised that it will be less par than RAY2. With you aiming for 40-50 par we would need to make that estimate based on your...
Forum: Lighting 09-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 64,221
Posted By poverty
Awesome, thanks! :proud:

Awesome, thanks! :proud:
Forum: Lighting 09-28-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,192
Posted By poverty
I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch but...

I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch but RCA's generally only handle low voltage. Their application is only to transport audio signals, not deliver any significant power. Will they work at...
Forum: Lighting 09-27-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 64,221
Posted By poverty
My 21G Planted High Tech with my RAY2. Please...

My 21G Planted High Tech with my RAY2. Please add me to the club!

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By poverty
Yeah Orlando is very responsive!

Yeah Orlando is very responsive!
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 09-23-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,061
Posted By poverty
Planted+ ETA

Do we have an updated ETA on the Planted + fixture?
Forum: Algae 09-12-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By poverty
How long should I shake for? This reading seems...

How long should I shake for? This reading seems more inline with my drop checker.


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Forum: Algae 09-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By poverty
Yes sorry, a Finnex Ray II 24" sits on the tank. ...

Yes sorry, a Finnex Ray II 24" sits on the tank. 8Hrs for lighting with CO2 staggered 2HRs before and after the lighting period. Yeah the diatoms are out of control. Basically have taken over all...
Forum: Algae 09-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By poverty
No sorry I don't, luckily my co-worker needed his...

No sorry I don't, luckily my co-worker needed his camera back. As interesting as it would be I don't think it would be something that I would want to play back hehe.
Forum: Algae 09-10-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By poverty
Haha, it's an office tank. My staff has been...

Haha, it's an office tank. My staff has been giving me such a hard time for the past two months. Not sure my ego can handle another DSM lol. To the non hobbiest it really is funny. "nice empty...
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