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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-28-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By J.Shields
A Question About Plants Pearling

Does pearling occur because of high light? Or is it the combination of good CO2 & high light? Is it possible for plants to pearl under high ligh without CO2 present? I'm asking you this because my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-07-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By J.Shields
I change mine once in every two months or so....

I change mine once in every two months or so. It'd be also interesting to know how many drops of low ph range and how many ml of the 4dkh solution people actually use in their drop checkers. Wouldn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,541
Posted By J.Shields
Humm, mixed results, I see. I can't tell you...

Humm, mixed results, I see. I can't tell you anything about nerites vs assassins but I from my own experience I can say that my assassins haven't killed any of the cherry shrimps. I too, every once...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,541
Posted By J.Shields
Wow, that's scary.:icon_conf

Wow, that's scary.:icon_conf
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,541
Posted By J.Shields
Nerite snails vs assassin snails

I've read that nerite snails are very effective in eliminating green spot algae and I'm about to get one. On the other hand, I have about +30 assassin snails in my 75 gallon tank because they have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By J.Shields
Thanks Chad for your prompt reply :)

Thanks Chad for your prompt reply :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-08-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By J.Shields
Plantex CSM + Boron and RCS

I just received 2 lbs. of Plantex CSM + B that I ordered from AquariumFertilizers.com. I noticed that it contains .10% chelated copper. According to EI I should dose 1/4 tsp. 3 times a week for a 75...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By J.Shields
Nice, so if I get one of those I won't need a...

Nice, so if I get one of those I won't need a separate bubble counter or needle valve? What exactly are they called? Manifolds with built in bubble counters & needle valves? Where can I find one?...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By J.Shields
two tanks & one cylinder

Hi there, I have two questions:

1. To shut off the CO2 at night, do you just turn off the needle valve? Because that's what I have been doing so far. Or do you turn off the cylinder knob? (I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Thank you so much :icon_smil

Thank you so much :icon_smil
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Hey, what do you think about two T-5 14 watts...

Hey, what do you think about two T-5 14 watts lamps? That gives me 28 watts of T-5 NO lights. Each bulb is 10000 kelvins. I'm planning to make a DIY CO2 as well...the DIY recipe that calls for yeast...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Forget about the lighting and the DIY CO2 now I'm...

Forget about the lighting and the DIY CO2 now I'm scared!:eek5::eek5:
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Wow I just saw mizu-chan journal, was that...

Wow I just saw mizu-chan journal, was that supposed to be a low-tech tank?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-21-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
The 15 watts lamp has 10000 kelvins :icon_eek: ...

The 15 watts lamp has 10000 kelvins :icon_eek:
By the way, I feel your pain, my sinuses are infected too.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-20-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
It's fluorescent. Would it be worth a try to make...

It's fluorescent. Would it be worth a try to make DIY CO2 for this tank?
Would the DIY CO2 give me more option in plant selection wise even with a single 15 watts lamp?

Could you please give me a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-19-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Ups, I just saw the sticky with the plant list....

Ups, I just saw the sticky with the plant list. By reading some of the comments, most people are using 2-3 watts of light per gallon. How about in my case? 15 watts over a 10 gallon? Would it do the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-19-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By J.Shields
Which plants for a 10 gallon tank?

Hi,

I'm already running a high tech 75 gallon tank & last week I bought a 10 gallon tank for my betta & assassin snails. It came with a hood that has a cheap Chinese made 15 watts lamp. I have a...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By J.Shields
Thanks Ahura. I also found out if I turn the pump...

Thanks Ahura. I also found out if I turn the pump off & on every couple of hours, the airpocket disappears. If I don't do this, the CO2 build up creates a large airpocket after approx. 6 or 7 hrs. So...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By J.Shields
Yes, I'm using a DC with a 4dkh solution. I just...

Yes, I'm using a DC with a 4dkh solution. I just built this reactor and before that my DC would take ages to turn green...almost two hrs before the lights went out. Today, it's the first day with the...
Forum: DIY 07-11-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By J.Shields
Airpocket in the DIY reactor

I just finished installing a simple DIY reactor made out of a 12 inch long (1.5 inch diameter) plastic vacuum tube powered by a small pump which pumps in water from top to bottom. The CO2 outlet tube...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By J.Shields
ups, I just noticed the DIY section. I'll move...

ups, I just noticed the DIY section. I'll move this post there. Sorry.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By J.Shields
Air Pocket in the DIY Reactor

I just finished installing a simple DIY reactor made out of a 12 inch long (1.5 inch diameter) plastic vacuum tube powered by a small pump which pumps in water from top to bottom. The CO2 outlet tube...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By J.Shields
Hey Mark as I told Hoppy, I increased the bps...

Hey Mark as I told Hoppy, I increased the bps rate yesterday and now it takes a little less for the DC to turn green. Tomorrow, I'll increase the rate some more and watch the fish. Hopefully, by then...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By J.Shields
Two of the bulbs are spaced close together and...

Two of the bulbs are spaced close together and the third is about 8 inches away from the other two. To be honest I've never cranked up the CO2 to a point where I find the fish & shrimp gasping for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By J.Shields
I definitely need a set of those wavemakers but...

I definitely need a set of those wavemakers but first I need to save a few bucs for it. My filter & powrhead together produce 575 gph.
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