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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim Miller
A Rex reactor is simply a piece of large diameter...

A Rex reactor is simply a piece of large diameter PVC pipe through which water flows downward. CO2 is introduced about 4" below the top and the bubbles rise against the downflow which allows them to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim Miller
Something is definitely screwy. Your fertz...

Something is definitely screwy.

Your fertz numbers although high won't hurt either plants or fish. Don't worry about it.

How old are your test kits?

Kh5 is fine.

jim
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim Miller
Any chance you could use some netting over half...

Any chance you could use some netting over half the tank just for a bit to see if more oxygen would be let in and more evaporation could occur to make room for well water.

There's a netting they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim Miller
I don't think window screening is what you want....

I don't think window screening is what you want. Plants really want to grow. All they need is food, energy and ability to use both. It sounds like you have enough energy. Stems will even grow without...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Jim Miller
Hi Jen When you say your plants are dying...

Hi Jen

When you say your plants are dying off which ones are doing the worst and what are the leaves doing? Are they just fading in color or developing holes? Are you getting any rooting at all of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Jim Miller
That's not poop, it's plant food! Do you...

That's not poop, it's plant food!

Do you really want to remove it?

jim
Forum: DIY 12-01-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,323
Posted By Jim Miller
I've made a small skimmer that I haven't yet...

I've made a small skimmer that I haven't yet tested to run from my thru the bottom bulkheads. I made a small PVC manifold with a couple of O-rings to fit around the outlet screen. Into that I have a...
Forum: Fish 11-23-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By Jim Miller
Msjinkzd (Rachel) is the queen of teeny fish of...

Msjinkzd (Rachel) is the queen of teeny fish of all shapes and colors. I got my hastatus, espeis, boraras brigittae, otos, nanus and some pretty blue things I can't remember the name of from her.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By Jim Miller
I find if the output line is drooped too far...

I find if the output line is drooped too far downward it is difficult to prime my 2078.

Jim
Forum: Lighting 11-01-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,838
Posted By Jim Miller
In a couple of years as LEDs become more...

In a couple of years as LEDs become more mainstream we won't need all this fiddling. LEDs are very easy to dim without changing their spectrum so you'll just be able to dial in the PAR you want.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Jim Miller
I'd put it in the sump. One less thing to leak...

I'd put it in the sump. One less thing to leak onto the floor.

Jim
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,838
Posted By Jim Miller
With my 18" front to back spacing I just run my...

With my 18" front to back spacing I just run my 1&4 position lamps and leave the 2&3 position off. It gives me a good spread of light with the Catalina fixture with its good reflectors.

jim
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,838
Posted By Jim Miller
BTW, in addition to running exclusively T5NO I...

BTW, in addition to running exclusively T5NO I don't mess around with different spectrum lighting. Right now the lights are 6700K Coralife T5NO in all four sockets which means as I raise and lower...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Jim Miller
thanks, glad to help. lots of others here have...

thanks, glad to help. lots of others here have helped me.

jim
Forum: Lighting 10-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,838
Posted By Jim Miller
I use a maximum of 4x T5NO when using "high...

I use a maximum of 4x T5NO when using "high light" on my 90g to get things to fill in quickly and normally run only 2x T5NO at all other times. The 4x is always a challenge to keep everything in...
Forum: Substrate 10-26-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Jim Miller
See my blog. FBS over MTS in a 90g. Works great. ...

See my blog. FBS over MTS in a 90g. Works great.

Jim
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Jim Miller
Since the 1260 has a 5/8" (16/22mm) line you...

Since the 1260 has a 5/8" (16/22mm) line you could always use an inline diffuser like the UpAqua but I think I would go for a lower risk approach of using the same style ceramic diffuser in the sump...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Jim Miller
You won't get much flow with that much lift head...

You won't get much flow with that much lift head on the Eheim. You can do a quick test by just putting it in place in a container of water and attaching some line to it at the proper height and watch...
Forum: Plants 10-04-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,103
Posted By Jim Miller
I just tore apart the bit of HC carpet I bought...

I just tore apart the bit of HC carpet I bought into smaller scraps and pressed them down roughly onto the flourite black sand. Once there it has multiplied nicely without attention.

Jim
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Jim Miller
bought the NO bulbs from BigAlsOnline. Coralife...

bought the NO bulbs from BigAlsOnline. Coralife 6700K

jim
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Jim Miller
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/ Jim

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/

Jim
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Jim Miller
I run 2x T5NO in a Catalina four bulb HO fixture....

I run 2x T5NO in a Catalina four bulb HO fixture. The extra two sockets let me up the light if I find a reason to do so. I normally run bulbs 1 and 4 with 2 and 3 unlit.

Easily enough light on my...
Forum: Lighting 10-04-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,498
Posted By Jim Miller
I use 2 T5NO with good reflectors (Catalina) and...

I use 2 T5NO with good reflectors (Catalina) and grow pretty much anything. Look at my blog pix. My 90g is 24" high.

jim
Forum: Lighting 10-03-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Jim Miller
Take that hood back and get a refund if possible....

Take that hood back and get a refund if possible. Exchange it for the same sized incandescent hood and put CFLs in it. That will yield more than enough light.

Also gets rid of the annoying hum...
Forum: DIY 10-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By Jim Miller
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