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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,334
Posted By jaidexl
The actual scientific reasoning for no WC has to...

The actual scientific reasoning for no WC has to do with plants' rubisco enzyme fixing carbon, but it does not address all the problems that can arise from it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,334
Posted By jaidexl
I've only made it about a year with no WC before...

I've only made it about a year with no WC before bioacidification started to ruin the tanks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By jaidexl
FYI, since this is your first tank, they need to...

FYI, since this is your first tank, they need to balance themselves, weird crap happens in the beginning, diatoms, snails, fungus, you name it. That's mother nature's pawns doing their part to bring...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-09-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By jaidexl
Wow, can't believe you went through all that over...

Wow, can't believe you went through all that over harmless snails, you may have caused yourself lots of trouble but I think you know that and are on a mission, why I can not imagine. Good luck...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
The Rex reactor built the same way Rex did...

The Rex reactor built the same way Rex did achieves 100% diffusion, or at least to the human eye it does. So if you're replacing a diffuser that creates visible micro-bubbles then yes, you may need...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
1.drop checker 2.co2 level start to rise...

1.drop checker

2.co2 level start to rise immediately but it takes a little while for the DC indicator to change, maybe an hour? Never timed it.

3.not really understanding the BC question, it is...
Forum: Algae 01-19-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By jaidexl
Sand is quartz, aka crystalline silica. Play sand...

Sand is quartz, aka crystalline silica. Play sand is finely ground and washed quartz. I've used it a hundred times, the diatoms will pass the same as any other sand.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By jaidexl
I just raised a batch of angelfish, and at 1...

I just raised a batch of angelfish, and at 1 month the little pea sized guys were trying to peck the heads off ramshorns, lol. Not much help but it was funny to watch them knock snails off the glass....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By jaidexl
There's no way snails are causing those pinholes,...

There's no way snails are causing those pinholes, if that's what you're getting at. More likely, the plants are robbing their lower portions of nutrients to make up for a deficiency. Study the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By jaidexl
I should mention the Cyperus didn't make it in my...

I should mention the Cyperus didn't make it in my tank at .5wpg, there's also Crinum in the pic that slowly disappeared. All the rhizomes and crypts were fine, grasses didn't spread at all but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By jaidexl
It's possible, the 75 in my user tank gallery had...

It's possible, the 75 in my user tank gallery had 39w T5HO, only a 36" lamp.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-06-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,708
Posted By jaidexl
All fish will eat them if you smash the buggers...

All fish will eat them if you smash the buggers on the glass. They don't last long at all in this house. I believe they're partially to blame for their demise, as long as you don't over feed, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By jaidexl
The pinholes are a deficiency, maybe potassium....

The pinholes are a deficiency, maybe potassium. The top growth looks like natural color change along with crumpled new growth, which is caused by a few things. It could just be acclimation as Texan...
Forum: Algae 01-06-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,093
Posted By jaidexl
Could this 'black hair which is not BBA' be...

Could this 'black hair which is not BBA' be staghorn? New setup? Stag and diatoms can both show up early on and usually disappear on their own.
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jaidexl
High flow areas always tend to harbor BBA, IME

High flow areas always tend to harbor BBA, IME
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jaidexl
Tunze 5024.04 is what I got. pwolfe has a good...

Tunze 5024.04 is what I got. pwolfe has a good point.
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jaidexl
Ok, I see that now. Only suggestion I can give is...

Ok, I see that now. Only suggestion I can give is add a micro powerhead to the lower right corner. I forget the name, I think Tunze made one, used to use one for this problem and its small enough to...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By jaidexl
I've used those koralia powerheads as viscous...

I've used those koralia powerheads as viscous diffusers, might be worth it to pull the line out of the diffuser and stick it in the back of the koralia and see if your ph drops some more.
Forum: DIY 05-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
Obstructing the intake of a filter is a sure fire...

Obstructing the intake of a filter is a sure fire way to shorten the life of the motor. That's just a fact that you can't argue with since the whole world already knows. If there's something about...
Forum: DIY 05-08-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
In gas form or do you just mean saturated into...

In gas form or do you just mean saturated into the water? Co2 gas is corrosive. If that reactor is after the filter and microbubbles are making it through the aquarium and back into the filter, then...
Forum: DIY 05-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
Thumbs down It should be mounted to the output so no bubbles...

It should be mounted to the output so no bubbles ever pass the filter. Not good for the motor to add obstruction to the filter inlet, plus co2 can corrode meterials inside the filter.
Forum: DIY 05-05-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
Man I got an XP3 on a 75 and the reactor just...

Man I got an XP3 on a 75 and the reactor just about kills it too much. It's enough flow to make me too lazy to replumb but I would definitely consider a closed loop for it or a bigger filter.
Forum: DIY 05-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
Awesome. Please take video of that!

Awesome. Please take video of that!
Forum: DIY 05-04-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 60,517
Posted By jaidexl
Gotta run it through a Rex Grigg PVC Expander....

Gotta run it through a Rex Grigg PVC Expander. :bounce:


PVC cement doesn't take long to dry. When I fix pool equipment I give it maybe 10 minutes then fire her up.
Forum: Fish 03-29-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,367
Posted By jaidexl
^ Those pics are awesome.

^ Those pics are awesome.
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