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Forum: Lighting 12-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
I've re-energized my CO2, and I'm EI dosing...

I've re-energized my CO2, and I'm EI dosing ferts; but their's still not enough light to make the plants "pearl" utilizing the existing (2) 48" 40 watt light fixtures. I think a (4) bulb 48" T5HO...
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
I forgot to mention some other amplifying data. ...

I forgot to mention some other amplifying data. My wife has "nixed" my canopy idea. I will be suspending a light fixture(s) from the ceiling. I'm 6'3" tall, and I have to use a short ladder to aid...
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
This is going to be challenge, since I'm using a...

This is going to be challenge, since I'm using a "CrackBerry", and I've got big hands/fingers. Currently, I've narrowed my choices down to two light fixtures. I like the Catalina T5HO's 48", either...
Forum: Lighting 12-02-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
That light fixture is a great buy, too bad...

That light fixture is a great buy, too bad they're currently out of stock. Since I don't have any "exotic" plants, and very crummy water to work with, I'll probably install the (4) bulb...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
Thanks for your info. Being that this is a 4' x...

Thanks for your info. Being that this is a 4' x 2' x 31" tank, equating to 150 gallon capacity. I thought I had to shoot for 450 watts total for minimal lighting requirements. I am relieved to...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
I'm only using Flourish Excel until I can get...

I'm only using Flourish Excel until I can get adequate lighting; I do have the "Aquarium Plants.com" version of an electronic CO2 regulator & a 20 lb CO2 bottle. I'm afraid of a major algae bloom if...
Forum: Lighting 11-30-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By baddiesel
Non-Typical dimension 150 gal lighting info rqst

I'm setting up a 150 gal tank, the dimensions are 4' long x 2 ' deep x 31" high. I will be fabricating my own canopy. I am currently EI dosing, utilizing Flourish Excel for carbon vice the CO2...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By baddiesel
Thank y'all very much for the info. I bet Sam's...

Thank y'all very much for the info. I bet Sam's club sells gallon jugs of vinegar pretty cheap! I'm a little concerned that CLR might be too harsh on the silicone sealant. Again, I appreciate the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By baddiesel
Need tank cleaning advice

I recently purchased a used ex-saltwater aquarium. I've been using vinegar and distilled water to remove the salt encrusted mess from the glass. Does anyone have any better methods? I plan to...
Forum: Substrate 10-22-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By baddiesel
I went ahead and purchased the (2) 50 lb bags of...

I went ahead and purchased the (2) 50 lb bags of 3M Color Quartz, black, grade "T". I'm not complaining at $22.00/ea.. Originally, he wanted $29+/ea, and I had to purchase both bags (last two...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By baddiesel
Other issues to ponder: I have a desire to...

Other issues to ponder: I have a desire to include yoyo loaches in my fauna inventory. I thought perhaps the CQ might be too abrasive for their barbels. Also, I'm not sure 100 lbs of CQ will be...
Forum: Substrate 10-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By baddiesel
Yep, I prefer the color. I thought the pool...

Yep, I prefer the color. I thought the pool filter sand was of better quality than "play sand".
Forum: Substrate 10-20-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By baddiesel
Capping Mineralized Soil Substrate with PFS?

I've read the recipe for mineralized soil substrate, and to use 3M color quartz, flourite, ecocomplete, or just plain inert aquarium gravel for a "topping" or "cap" substrate. I prefer the...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By baddiesel
Thank you for your response. I intend to use...

Thank you for your response. I intend to use this tank for a "low tech" setup, using pool filter sand for the substrate. I would think that (2) Magnum 350's would suffice for the filtration. My...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By baddiesel
I bought a used 100 gal reef tank setup

I found an ad on Craig's list. It was a 100 gal tall salt water setup, and included (2) Magnum 350's, (2) heaters, a light, cheapie pine wood stand, glass hoods, and a very large air pump. I paid...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By baddiesel
I have a "Smart UPS" made by APC. I do believe...

I have a "Smart UPS" made by APC. I do believe they're top shelf. The Intermatic timer that was operating my air pump would lose 30 min of time inside of a couple of hours. It's now residing in the...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By baddiesel
Thanks again for the info. I will do some...

Thanks again for the info. I will do some research on a main breaker for my 200 amp service breaker panel. Hope I can find one that fits "Square D". I think I repaired my air pump timer (keep my...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By baddiesel
Thank you for the responses. Yes indeed, I get a...

Thank you for the responses. Yes indeed, I get a lot of "power bumps", and yes I've called the power company, and they have agreed with me.....? I have all my aquarium equipment (even the computer)...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By baddiesel
I'm not an expert at this, but I fabricated the...

I'm not an expert at this, but I fabricated the "Rex Gregg" CO2 reactor, utilizing 2" PVC. I followed his instructions to the letter. My CO2 input is closer to the top of the reactor. I have...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By baddiesel
Bad luck with timers

I use a separate timer for the light, CO2, and air pump. I just have not been able to locate a good reliable analog timer. I've been through 2 digital timers, and I won't buy another one. My...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By baddiesel
I personally use both. My substrate heater has...

I personally use both. My substrate heater has suction cups to attach the heating elements. In addition, I use a stainless steel submersible heater. It has suction cups, and I attach it to the...
Forum: Fish 09-25-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By baddiesel
Thank you for the info!....In fact, I performed...

Thank you for the info!....In fact, I performed the google research immediately after my post. (eg after-thought). I've returned to my residence with AFF/4 males & 2 females. They are currently...
Forum: Fish 09-23-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By baddiesel
Thanx for the responses and info. What's an...

Thanx for the responses and info. What's an "endler tank"????; I've never herd of that term before.:redface:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,898
Posted By baddiesel
I'm far from being an expert on this topic, but I...

I'm far from being an expert on this topic, but I suggest you read the threads on using Flourish-Excell. Super information!!! I've shut down my CO2 injection system for now, until I completely...
Forum: Fish 09-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By baddiesel
Since not receiving any responses, I'm guessing...

Since not receiving any responses, I'm guessing very few have experienced raising this species. I've decided to purchase 3 females, and see what happens. The males are beautiful, but can be...
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