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Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ipkiss
I would echo the sentiments above about less...

I would echo the sentiments above about less light, but I would also like to stress patience. Within those 3 months, you've probably been doing too many different things to the point of where your...
Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By ipkiss
I would point to your light, but that's just me. ...

I would point to your light, but that's just me. Maybe an over simplistic view, but over many years, I've been browbeaten to always reduce light first.
Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By ipkiss
This... is probably the best and most effective...

This... is probably the best and most effective thing you can do. AND wait!! weeks even.

Your light is very powerful for a 20G. If their site is right, Aqualife & Plant Performance LED |...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By ipkiss
Repurposed Dosing Bottles (Bonus: Free Coffee)

So there's this craze for cold brew coffee going around and my local grocery store (publix) started selling a brand that used these contraptions as a container.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-26-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By ipkiss
Estimative Index (EI) is usually done every other...

Estimative Index (EI) is usually done every other day, alternating between macros and micros. EI Daily is an attempt to cut Estimative Index to daily amounts -- you would dose both macros and...
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By ipkiss
Find some time, grab a beverage, and give this a...

Find some time, grab a beverage, and give this a read:

Darkblade's Primer to Planted Tanks (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/26-planted-tank-faq/107303-diy-co2-newbie-setup.html#2)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-19-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By ipkiss
If you like your old lights, keep your old...

If you like your old lights, keep your old lights. Don't get yourself so caught up with the lighting. See first line of signature of poster right above me. There's so much truth to that, so don't...
Forum: Algae   07-18-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By ipkiss
:thumbsup: +3 .. and 4 even if I can vote twice. ...

:thumbsup: +3 .. and 4 even if I can vote twice. Do whatever you have to do to cut down the intensity, the length, or both, but I believe it's almost always too much light. Lighting is just too...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-14-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,671
Posted By ipkiss
Thanks for this Zorfox! I see you changed your...

Thanks for this Zorfox! I see you changed your mind about the windows version since then! I've been under a rock and didn't discover this until now (on v1.0.7). It's very handy and it does...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   12-15-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,020
Posted By ipkiss
how about a wabi kusa setup like this guy? ...

how about a wabi kusa setup like this guy?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/100-low-tech-forum/167698-my-wabi-kusa-paladurium.html

or these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By ipkiss
My recent high tech tanks have been medium to major failures.

Yeah. Insult to injury. Like its "laffing" at us. Be like. Thanks for the great growing environment!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By ipkiss
My recent high tech tanks have been medium to major failures.

You'd probably not like my answer. But. Less light. Less intensity, less time, or both.

Light denial is rough. I've been there and I still have to actively stymie my desires to turn it up. I...
Forum: Algae   10-25-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By ipkiss
Help me finally defeat BBA

Wow! 10 years. I respect your patience. I thought my 2 year battle was already long.

You never once mentioned your light, but yet it's likely one of the biggest culprits. Lately some of us...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-24-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By ipkiss
Very entertaining read and I wish the best for...

Very entertaining read and I wish the best for your tank!
Forum: Equipment   10-22-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By ipkiss
Ista Inline c02 Reactor not spinning

You can either take it apart and tune the propellers a little like lksdrinker said or see if there's enough water spinning action going on in the top section. If there already is, and there's not a...
Forum: Algae   10-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,256
Posted By ipkiss
Loosing 3 month battle with hair algea

These guys are probably right. Keep working at that light. IIRC, it's a pretty powerful one. And/Or up the CO2, or increase agitation to up the CO2 some more, but careful to watch your fish. ...
Forum: DIY   10-17-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,543
Posted By ipkiss
nice find on the reactor! thanks for sharing!

nice find on the reactor! thanks for sharing!
Forum: DIY   10-13-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By ipkiss
Yea, I don't think I've come across a definitive...

Yea, I don't think I've come across a definitive howto either. And you may not ever. It's like the CO2 regulator thread. There's just so many ways to go about the little modifications that people...
Forum: DIY   10-12-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By ipkiss
Well, I haven't built mine yet, but here's some...

Well, I haven't built mine yet, but here's some links that I found when I was toying with the idea. And also, I think I've read that you'd probably want to swap out to real tubing instead of that...
Forum: Equipment   10-12-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By ipkiss
Here's another thought... The human brain...

Here's another thought...

The human brain is very adaptable. What sounds like an awful racket today becomes totally ignored background white noise next week. You might even be lulled to sleep...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-10-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By ipkiss
mootay, as you read more on this forum, you'll...

mootay, as you read more on this forum, you'll find that PH is less of a concern than GH and KH. By simple chemistry, the addition of CO2 will lower your PH. It's been mostly accepted that this is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-10-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By ipkiss
While this is true from a plant growing...

While this is true from a plant growing standpoint, you may want to be careful about increasing your lighting before getting your CO2 stable. Too much light without the proper CO2 will grant you...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-08-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,151
Posted By ipkiss
Very nice and calming! Good job! This thing...

Very nice and calming! Good job! This thing shows up way bigger than 35 gallons in pics and videos.
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By ipkiss
I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb and say...

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb and say "almost always, yes."

I mean, here.. check this out. Darkblade's Primer...
Forum: Equipment   10-08-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By ipkiss
the latter -- controlled by a simple timer to...

the latter -- controlled by a simple timer to shut off at night.

save your money from the controller and use it on a good regulator :) some will swear by the controller to keep things level,...
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