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Forum: Lighting 02-26-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By Lornek8
Current Satellite Plus has an 18" model that is...

Current Satellite Plus has an 18" model that is advertised to fit a 18-24" tank. I don't know the exact par ratings but they are around the Fureray. The Satellite plus is also dimmable. Its sold...
Forum: Plants 02-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Lornek8
The gel type works underwater. The water causes...

The gel type works underwater. The water causes the gel to surface cure slightly but the center is still gel. When you place the plant you smash the glue around a bit to expose the uncured center,...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lornek8
I've got an aquaclear 70 running on a 55 gallon...

I've got an aquaclear 70 running on a 55 gallon with some canisters. Also got some BB algae in one area of my tank, right under the outflow of the aquaclear. It's because when the water gets low...
Forum: Fish 01-30-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Posted By Lornek8
Pterygoplichthys pardalis or disjunctivus aka...

Pterygoplichthys pardalis or disjunctivus aka Common Pleco.
Too many dorsal rays to be Hypostomus. Pterygoplichthys have 10 or more rays, other families less.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-30-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Lornek8
I grow a variety of plants both aqatic and...

I grow a variety of plants both aqatic and terrestrial and can't for the life of me think of where that statement could come from. If you look at the ingredients or think about what's going on,...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Lornek8
You may want to read this:...

You may want to read this: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=160396
You can use the Marineland stuff but I think you can get better LEDs for less money.
Forum: Fish 01-26-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,406
Posted By Lornek8
My #1 question with those struggling with ich is...

My #1 question with those struggling with ich is "are you sure its ich?" Anytime most see "white spots" on a fish its acutomatically ich. Ive seen other diseases, most notably some bacterial...
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Lornek8
Planted+ would be the way i'd go. Cheaper in...

Planted+ would be the way i'd go.
Cheaper in the long run and probably just as effective. Only concern would be if you happen not to like the color temp of the Planted+ as its not adjustable.
Forum: Lighting 01-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Lornek8
PAR is the measure to look at. That measures the...

PAR is the measure to look at. That measures the useable output of light regardless of the light source. So when you measure PAR for a T5HO fixture it means the same thing as PAR from an LED light....
Forum: Lighting 01-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Lornek8
The cheaper one only has white & blue bulbs. The...

The cheaper one only has white & blue bulbs. The plus has white & RGB bulbs to give you a variety of color options. I haven't seen PAR data for the satellite but the amount of LEDS that would...
Forum: Fish 01-12-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Lornek8
I'm going to say Pseudolithoxus anthrax, L235....

I'm going to say Pseudolithoxus anthrax, L235. Hard to yell from the angle of the pic but vampires tend to have long snouts or noses, they also have a humped head. The common vampire is more...
Forum: DIY 12-13-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By Lornek8
You could get away with that setup, the problem...

You could get away with that setup, the problem is consistency, cost and hassle of mixing. I ran a 2x2L bottle setup on a 55gallon and had to change bottles at least every 2 weeks. If you take the...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Lornek8
Fishing line can cause similar problems if tied...

Fishing line can cause similar problems if tied loosely. The problem with thread is that the spines and odontal growth can get snared by the thread, the same way velcro works. It's a common problem...
Forum: Lighting 12-11-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Lornek8
The Ray II is brighter so does that make it...

The Ray II is brighter so does that make it better? Maybe, maybe not. It would allow more light to the substrate which could allow better growth of carpeting plants but if everything isn't in...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Lornek8
Yup. Sometimes called teflon tape. Its white,...

Yup. Sometimes called teflon tape. Its white, look for it in the plumbing section, not the adhesives. They'll know what you're talking about.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Lornek8
I've done it a number of ways over the years. ...

I've done it a number of ways over the years. Filtered and unfiltered, typically no water changes at all though. It depends if you run it as a fish tank with plants or a plant tank with fish. Most...
Forum: Algae 12-10-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By Lornek8
I had a very similar thing going on with a small...

I had a very similar thing going on with a small 5 gallon tank I was using for excess plants. I set it up to play with DIY CO2 and had a high wattage CFL close to the water surface and dosed high...
Forum: Lighting 12-10-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Lornek8
I've got a twin T5NO on my 55 growing all those...

I've got a twin T5NO on my 55 growing all those things except dhg. I think the planted plus has higher par than the T5NO so I think it should be okay on a 55. Might take some Excel or CO2 to get...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Lornek8
I'd consider adding some guppies or something at...

I'd consider adding some guppies or something at least. If not, you're looking at a mosquito farm just waiting to happen. If you've got enough plants to shade the surface of the water temps...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By Lornek8
The older EI "recipes" included K2SO4. Many have...

The older EI "recipes" included K2SO4. Many have gone to the more recent versions and utilize GH booster which contains K2SO4 so additional dosing isn't typically specified. Some people still dose...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Lornek8
Do you hear a click when you plug in the plug or...

Do you hear a click when you plug in the plug or the timer goes on? That should be the solenoid opening which would allow flow. Was the regulator previously working? If so, then the solenoid is...
Forum: DIY 12-07-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Lornek8
I second this, that's the way I ran mine and I...

I second this, that's the way I ran mine and I used it with a ceramic diffuser that normally takes pretty high pressures. The other alternatives are to use silicon or a thin rubber gasket. Superglue...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Lornek8
I used to work for a well known fitting...

I used to work for a well known fitting manufacturer. One of our big truck manufacturing customers was having issues with their pneumatic valves and air systems on their trucks. They cut open the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By Lornek8
Just did my first regen a couple weeks ago. ...

Just did my first regen a couple weeks ago. Mixture per the instructions but used the concentrated Clorox so maybe a bit stronger. Purigen came out whiter than I remember it being new. Used tetra...
Forum: Plants 11-16-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Lornek8
I think it has to do with lighting as well. ...

I think it has to do with lighting as well. Higher lighting might keep it a bit more compact. The one I'm having problems with is Ozelot. That one just won't gain any height. Have it in a similar...
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