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Forum: Substrate 02-21-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,170
Posted By Chlorophile
That makes even less sense. Crypts love NPT set...

That makes even less sense.
Crypts love NPT set ups, root feeders all the way!
The lower tech your set up the more stabile it will be with a good substrate, high tech tanks can probably make due...
Forum: Photography 02-21-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,445
Posted By Chlorophile
Uhm. Yeah. No. An f:2 lens at f:2 is wide open...

Uhm. Yeah. No. An f:2 lens at f:2 is wide open letting in the maximum light possible. It is also the shallowest DOF. F:22 is the smallest opening on many lenses. It is not letting much light in. It...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-21-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Chlorophile
Depending on the size of your tank and what you...

Depending on the size of your tank and what you are doing there are different ways.
Probably a big tank with discus.. already has water in it too?

If its not set up yet you can layer silicone...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,253
Posted By Chlorophile
Are you running carbon in the filter? A few big...

Are you running carbon in the filter?
A few big water changes and some carbon could possibly help with the algae issues
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,170
Posted By Chlorophile
Really? What about PH, what about buffering?...

Really?

What about PH, what about buffering?
Substrate is a very big deal and has a huge impact on how easy the tank is to maintain for a given criteria...
Forum: Photography 02-20-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,445
Posted By Chlorophile
Increased DoF means largest aperture, aka...

Increased DoF means largest aperture, aka smallest F stop (lowest number)
Forum: Plants 02-18-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Chlorophile
If you get pantyhose, cheese cloth, fine mesh or...

If you get pantyhose, cheese cloth, fine mesh or similar and cut it to slightly larger than the tank dimensions and attach suction cups to each corner you could probably make a little net that would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Chlorophile
Try to avoid standing water, its gonna get algae...

Try to avoid standing water, its gonna get algae and other things growing which will proliferate when you fill the tank.

The beneficial bacteria that are crunching away all over your aquasoil do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Chlorophile
For the GH test you need to look down through the...

For the GH test you need to look down through the opening of the tube, it will make it much easier to see the color, put it over a white paper if you want.
It will be a distinct change from one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chlorophile
Hmm.. Do you have any pictures of one of these? ...

Hmm.. Do you have any pictures of one of these?

free shipping and 150 dollars less than a normal 90P is very tempting.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chlorophile
Nice! Yea I built my own ADA style stand for...

Nice!

Yea I built my own ADA style stand for my Mini M so I think it'd be pretty easy to scale up for a bigger tank.
As long as you can use a ruler the carpentry isn't that hard.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chlorophile
Are there any other tank makers that have good...

Are there any other tank makers that have good quality tanks?
I've heard of glass cages but I'm not really sold on them..
P.S. Maybe I'll drive to georgia and get your 90P from you if you decide...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chlorophile
90cm tank.. Aquavas? ADA? Alternatives?

Anybody know how much Aquavas tanks cost?
Are they better or worse or much the same as ADA?
Alternatives?
I'm looking for a 90cm tank or maybe something bigger maybe a little smaller but no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,466
Posted By Chlorophile
A note on UV Sterilizers.. turn them off for 2-4...

A note on UV Sterilizers.. turn them off for 2-4 hours after dosing as they can mess up your ferts.
Denatured so to speak.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Chlorophile
Keep in mind there is a microclimate so if you...

Keep in mind there is a microclimate so if you are growing in a open tank or a tall pot or vase there is a lot more humidity than you realize in there.
Planting most of these plants in a normal...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-12-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Chlorophile
Yea limestones a carbonate rock so it will not...

Yea limestones a carbonate rock so it will not work for soft water set ups
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,253
Posted By Chlorophile
Staghorn loves things which are in decomposition,...

Staghorn loves things which are in decomposition, it gets confused when there are a lot of organic molecules in the water and tends to attach to rocks and other things.
I don't mind staghorn so much...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,253
Posted By Chlorophile
That's not BBA! That's staghorn! Too much light,...

That's not BBA! That's staghorn! Too much light, not enough co2, high organics.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-11-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Chlorophile
It's been a while...

Well I stopped frequenting the forum, tore down my tanks, about 2.5 years ago, roughly the same time my son was born..
He's a bit older now and I am starting to get my free time back and I miss my...
Forum: Algae 01-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Chlorophile
Anybody ever look into a correlation between Salt levels and BBA?

Just wondering.
Seems like my new tap water is harder and may have some sodium and BBA is going mad since moving houses.
edit: Doesnt dechlorinator turn chlorine into sodium in some form? Herm..
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Chlorophile
Its clear - not cyano - not growing in the tank. ...

Its clear - not cyano - not growing in the tank.

Only thing I can think of is that I have too much leaf litter in the tank.

It coats the walls of the filter and smothers the bio media...
...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Chlorophile
Filters clogging every 2-3 days!

My filters on my 20 gal have been cloggine very two or three days with a weird slime, it coats the filter hoses, the bio media, the sponges - everything.
I can only barely remove it and then it...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Chlorophile
Eh, probably rotala rotundifolia

Eh, probably rotala rotundifolia
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 18,538
Posted By Chlorophile
I hope msjinkzd doesnt go anywhere..

I hope msjinkzd doesnt go anywhere..
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-09-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 18,538
Posted By Chlorophile
I'm very mixed on this - one the one hand it is...

I'm very mixed on this - one the one hand it is better for us, for mods, etc.


On the other hand I could see it really hurting sales.

Anyway, hope everything turns out great!
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