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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By rezco
Just as well since this makes it even more...

Just as well since this makes it even more important to tightly regulate the siphon drain.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By rezco
It will be difficult to control water flow in the...

It will be difficult to control water flow in the siphon over the rim as you describe because for it to have a meaning full effect it should carry 70% of the total return volume. That requires more...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By rezco
Nice. Please share the BPS count vs CO2 level...

Nice. Please share the BPS count vs CO2 level when its stabilized for a few days.
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By rezco
Why do you want to have complex control of...

Why do you want to have complex control of lights? Plants do not seem to care - just a simple on/off timer works. I am also thinking of going from low tech spiral CFL to LED strips so it would be...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By rezco
The steadier the flow the less air will be drawn...

The steadier the flow the less air will be drawn in. If you hear a lot of continuous gurgling you may want to adjust the drain hose so as to break any internal siphons that form - on my tank that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By rezco
Can you share the details on the spray head?I am...

Can you share the details on the spray head?I am looking for one for a CO2 reactor based on trickle flow design.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By rezco
What are you looking to do with a sump? For...

What are you looking to do with a sump?

For my 200g planted I got a 35g food grade HDPE barrel for $20. Very easy to drill and install bulkheads without the cost of an acrylic tank.

It serves...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By rezco
What are you looking to do with a sump? For...

What are you looking to do with a sump?

For my 200g planted I got a 35g food grade HDPE barrel for $20. Very easy to drill and install bulkheads without the cost of an acrylic tank.

It serves...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-14-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By rezco
You don't need to test for potassium. Plants can...

You don't need to test for potassium. Plants can tolerate very high levels and its only when there are low levels that you will see any problems. If you are regularly dosing with potassium containing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 292
Posted By rezco
Get a drop checker - its a small investment...

Get a drop checker - its a small investment considering what you are likely spending on everything else. Before starting fert dosing get at least a nitrate and preferably a phosphate kit as well....
Forum: DIY 04-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By rezco
Thanks - I looked at your tank setup - beautiful!...

Thanks - I looked at your tank setup - beautiful!

I will probably place mine at the back too vs front to float detrius up and past the filter intakes.
Forum: Lighting 04-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By rezco
I just look at these at my LFS. They are...

I just look at these at my LFS. They are TrueLumen brand (from Current USA). I saw them in use on the store reef tanks and looked great. The heat sink built in to the back of the strip was slightly...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By rezco
There is no one 'standard' Cerges design so its...

There is no one 'standard' Cerges design so its tough to say what your problem could be. At best these seem to work well as a glorified bubble trap.

If you just have air accumulating in the top...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By rezco
sump bubble trap

I use a simple bubble trap which consists of a the 3/4 drain line ending in a 2" PVC T. The end of the T connects to a 24" long piece of 2" pipe that ends below the surface of the water. The T is...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By rezco
This works well - EXCEPT the tank is full of...

This works well - EXCEPT the tank is full of bubbles. If this is a show tank then it detracts from its appearance. A good reactor will eliminate the bubble mist from traveling into your tank.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By rezco
I recently implemented a 30g sump for a 200g. The...

I recently implemented a 30g sump for a 200g. The tank is in the living room and the sump is in the utility closet in the basement. I have a experimental bubble column to absorb CO2 in the water...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By rezco
The 200PSI is the max pressure rating which is no...

The 200PSI is the max pressure rating which is no the concern. Every solenoid type valve has a min pressure at which it will open when activated in some cases its 5 psi or higher so you should not...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-03-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rezco
OK thank you. Your dKH is lower than what I aim...

OK thank you. Your dKH is lower than what I aim for but its obviously working well. I will also try the switch to T5HO and hope for better results.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By rezco
Water softeners add chlorides which are toxic at...

Water softeners add chlorides which are toxic at very high levels to plants/fish.

On another note peroxide itself does not contribute to pH,it is a strong oxidizer.It may convert some inorganic...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rezco
This is beautiful. Can you share some details...

This is beautiful. Can you share some details about the water parameters? CO2, nutrient parameters, and fert dosing schedule, and most importantly how long has it been setup with these plants. My...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By rezco
AlanLe - I see no major problems in your system....

AlanLe - I see no major problems in your system. You may want to use a conventional indirect acting solenoid on the high pressure fresh water supply to the RO system. If,on the other hand, your valve...
Forum: DIY 03-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By rezco
Yeah - that looks great. The over flow diameter...

Yeah - that looks great. The over flow diameter or cross ection should be 2-4X the diameter of the siphon tube so that the 'waterfall' is relatively gentle. Otherwise the downward flow of water in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 582,359
Posted By rezco
very nice.

very nice.
Forum: DIY 03-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By rezco
Here is an image of my design working well for a...

Here is an image of my design working well for a few weeks now. I don't use the airlifter and once primed the siphon is maintained.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By rezco
Its possible you now have an excess of nutrients....

Its possible you now have an excess of nutrients. Can you do a nitrate or phosphate test? Otherwise a couple of massive WC to reset the balance might work.
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