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Forum: Algae 04-26-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By ipkiss
I'm banking on too much light! Do all of the...

I'm banking on too much light! Do all of the above and look into cutting down the intensity of the light. Grow floating plants, set up screens, raise the lights higher away from the substrate... ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,056
Posted By ipkiss
not dense enough! I see substrate! :hihi:

not dense enough! I see substrate! :hihi:
Forum: Photography 04-09-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By ipkiss
thanks for the plant info!

thanks for the plant info!
Forum: Photography 04-08-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By ipkiss
Hah, you got me with the title. I was going to...

Hah, you got me with the title. I was going to come here and dump vehement hate on how one can be so careless, etc. etc. , but you stole that chance from me! :)


Anyway, very nice video and...
Forum: Algae 04-02-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ipkiss
Hi Ctross09, Here's a great guide for...

Hi Ctross09,

Here's a great guide for brushing up on basic bio as you call it ..
Darkblade's Primer (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107303#2)

Yes, longer lights will...
Forum: Algae 04-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By ipkiss
Holy smokes. That's some pretty healthy BBA. ...

Holy smokes. That's some pretty healthy BBA. Probably not what you want to hear. Anyway, ditto to all the comments before me. Too much light would be the main culprit, but at the same time "too...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ipkiss
Make sure nothing's obstructing the flow of the...

Make sure nothing's obstructing the flow of the maxi jet. I'm not sure if it has flow control, so check that too. Likewise, make sure nothing's obstructing the outflow of the reactor that will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By ipkiss
Here's what I wrote on Amazon for it and it...

Here's what I wrote on Amazon for it and it includes my findings after more than a year of usage:

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I have an ista max mix medium and for the money, it's not bad. You'd be hard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By ipkiss
see this thread. ...

see this thread.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=815209
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By ipkiss
Here's another thought to give you some safety...

Here's another thought to give you some safety when you're fiddling with the co2.

http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/co2-ph-level-in-planted-tank.26559/

Run good surface agitation and skim it...
Forum: DIY 03-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,393
Posted By ipkiss
Thanks for debugging guys! Can't wait to start...

Thanks for debugging guys! Can't wait to start futzing with this. Zigo is accepting paypal again so I went for that case. Hard to argue with cheap and good. I'm willing to give up fast.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
For what it's worth and as promised, here's pics...

For what it's worth and as promised, here's pics on how I rigged mine:


http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/pGallery/pg_10866c.png

The gaps on the edges can conceivably let some critters...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
oh! the grate is the win! now why can't eheim go...

oh! the grate is the win! now why can't eheim go make a grate like that for theirs?? there was another thread about some people 3d printing aquarium products. hmm! someone talented with drawings...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
man, a cardinal/neon tetra will still fit into...

man, a cardinal/neon tetra will still fit into that ocean free surf clear!

Kman, aren't you a fellow fluval owner? We can probably try this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZGeZzkh3yI
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
See how the water is building up behind the...

See how the water is building up behind the screen? That right there is where the film would build up and cause it to fail in my case. That was the first design I had with my plastic mesh. Just...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
kman, I see. all cool things to try next! ...

kman, I see. all cool things to try next!



yea, I may try that too, but I think solcielo and dragram said that they didn't seem to have success with that. perhaps you have to set the flow to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By ipkiss
man, I hope your wife is trusting. can't imagine...

man, I hope your wife is trusting. can't imagine that conversation ..

yea.. so, I was NOT at a club when this happened. really!
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
sort of like a cross eh? yea, that could...

sort of like a cross eh? yea, that could probably work. it would at least make the hole quarter of it's size over the top, maybe I may "borrow" that idea to do the next one when mine breaks again. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,189
Posted By ipkiss
I, too, played with this endlessly after I lost a...

I, too, played with this endlessly after I lost a tetra or two, and I settled on making a small rectangular piece of this black plastic mesh...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By ipkiss
which is why it's important to figure out exactly...

which is why it's important to figure out exactly what the model number is .. 3012 or 3032 series is a dual stage and 3002 or 3022 is a single stage. or a pic of the back to see if there's the...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By ipkiss
you're missing a number on the first one I think....

you're missing a number on the first one I think. and the second one is being sold by one of the forum sponsors, co2art. There was an interesting thread about whether or not it's truly a 2 stage...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By ipkiss
PierreG, Here's a thread...

PierreG,

Here's a thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=148509) that has some advice on what brands are good if you're going your own route. It's too bad the images are...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By ipkiss
nice. I had the same conundrum. thanks for...

nice. I had the same conundrum. thanks for pointing out the sera, kilauea91
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By ipkiss
5 is doable for decent accuracy. I'll admit to...

5 is doable for decent accuracy. I'll admit to +/- 1. +/- 3 is really careless :) You just need to highlight that line with a sharpie and hold it up to the light! :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-13-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By ipkiss
NilocG...

NilocG (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=832018&highlight=nilocg) has some dosing bottles in his EI package, but I'm not sure if he's willing to sell them separately. Might want to...
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