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Forum: Finnex   12-18-2015, 05:56 PM
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Views: 958
Posted By chvvkumar
I am running the 30" Planted+ with an Apex Jr. I...

I am running the 30" Planted+ with an Apex Jr. I don't think you can control the lights except for turning them on and off. The Ray2/Planted+ lights are not dimmable.
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By chvvkumar
I am using a Koralia nano with my Apex and it...

I am using a Koralia nano with my Apex and it works beautifully. Of course you only get the simple on/off control but combine it with co2 on/off and I can have the pump come on with co2 and turn off...
Forum: Photography   01-08-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By chvvkumar
Yes, the DOF is so thin, it was quite hard to...

Yes, the DOF is so thin, it was quite hard to focus on the eyes (even with AI Servo). Add in a fairly turbulent water flow and a bunch of moving fish in the foreground/background to the mix and...
Forum: Equipment   01-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,832
Posted By chvvkumar
Honestly? I think going with a full on...

Honestly?

I think going with a full on aquarium controller was the best decision I have made. I have the Apex Jr. and it controls everything, from the lights to the CO2 and the heater and you can...
Forum: Photography   12-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By chvvkumar
Changed the resolution. Sorry about that!

Changed the resolution. Sorry about that!
Forum: Photography   12-29-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By chvvkumar
Testing my new Canon 100mm L macro lens! [56K Warning]

EDIT: Full res album:

http://imgur.com/a/kspc2

So, I have this setup for about 6 months now. I just acquired a Canon 100mm Macro L lens and was testing it out.

Tank shot:
...
Forum: Photography   12-23-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By chvvkumar
Sorry, I just noticed the thread has replies. May...

Sorry, I just noticed the thread has replies. May be it's too late for you now but anyway, I have the 60d with the 15-85 and a100mm macro L. I love both the lenses. The zoom is an excellent all...
Forum: Plants   12-23-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By chvvkumar
Yup, from that one single plant.

Yup, from that one single plant.
Forum: Plants   12-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By chvvkumar
As others have said, nope. Just cut the stem and...

As others have said, nope. Just cut the stem and plant it. The hardest part of it is to keep the newly cut stem from being uprooted. Here is the before and after of my one tiny stem I started out...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By chvvkumar
Thank you. I trimmed it once before and just...

Thank you. I trimmed it once before and just trimmed the Glosso down to the substrate after I took the picture.





Thank you!
Forum: Tank Journals   12-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By chvvkumar
My 20 Long after about 6 months. Before and After

Equipment:
Lights: 2 x Finnex Planted+ 30"
Circulation Pump: Hydor Koralia Nano 240
CO2 Regulator: GLA Nano V2 with 24OZ Paintball Tank
Substrate: Eco-Complete
Ferts: EI + Flourish Iron every...
Forum: Lighting   08-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By chvvkumar
Finnex, the New Breed is Coming…

http://www.theaquaticplantsociety.org/finnex-the-new-breed-is-coming/

Your opinions? Thoughts? Views? Discuss!
Forum: Lighting   08-21-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By chvvkumar
This is a great discussion! Please keep the...

This is a great discussion!

Please keep the knowledge flowing!

If it matters, I am planning on arranging the lights so that one is 1/3rd and the other is 2/3rds distance from the front/back.
Forum: Lighting   08-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By chvvkumar
Thank you for the replies, I really appreciate...

Thank you for the replies, I really appreciate them!

The two reasons I am hesitant to go with the Ray 2 is that one, I am battling algae even with one Planted+ and a Ray 2 would only exacerbate...
Forum: Lighting   08-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By chvvkumar
Anyone? Please?

Anyone? Please?
Forum: Lighting   08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By chvvkumar
Planted+ on 20 long. Is it Medium or low light?

As the title says, I have a planted+ on my 20g long. My eco-complete is about 2" high.

I am wondering if this is enough light to carpet glosso. I tried DHG and it sorta kinda stayed stagnant for...
Forum: Equipment   08-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By chvvkumar
Paintball CO2 tank recomendation

Hi all!

I have a GLA Paintball regulator V2 and got a 24Oz Empire tank.

I should have known from the negative reviews, it broke when I took it to refill it (the pin would stay open) and along...
Forum: Equipment   08-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 106,751
Posted By chvvkumar
Sign me up! Just got a 2215!

Sign me up! Just got a 2215!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
I will add the excel. Probably 20ml to my 900ml. ...

I will add the excel. Probably 20ml to my 900ml.

Good tip about excess nitrates. I will watch out for them. On that note, what is your testing schedule like? I test once after a WC and once in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-11-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
Okay, thanks! True, but I was...

Okay, thanks!



True, but I was wondering if there was any other effects apart from that. :)



Is Planted+ at ~12" above substrate low light?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
Thank you! I will not mix macros and micros and...

Thank you! I will not mix macros and micros and refrigerate the micros.

I did not realize that. Thanks! I will start at half dosage. I have a question, though. Would there be any problems with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
Thank you for your time! I have one more...

Thank you for your time!

I have one more question. I plan on mixing all the macros in one bottle and all the micros in another.

Will that be okay? I am going to keep the seachem fe and excel...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-09-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
For CSM, do you mean 10g i.e half the current...

For CSM, do you mean 10g i.e half the current dosage?

Also, thanks for responding!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By chvvkumar
Starting EI and need to verify my dosing and dosing schedule

Tank: 20 Gallon Long
Lights: Finnex Planted+ 30"
CO2: Paintball + Atomic Paintball CO2 Regulator V2 + 45mm atomic diffuser
Filtration: Aquaclear 50 HOB with Koralia nano 240
Drop-Checker with 4dK...
Forum: Lighting   07-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By chvvkumar
I actually do remove the lights before WC as my...

I actually do remove the lights before WC as my water container would not fit in the tank otherwise. As for maintenance, I move the lights off to the back right next to the back wall to give myself...
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