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Forum: Lighting Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By talontsiawd
Like many said, LED's can be tricky in...

Like many said, LED's can be tricky in freshwater. Some have good output but are pretty basic, no features. Others have many features but not so great output. Now were are starting to see a few...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By talontsiawd
IMO, most tend to go one way or the other. I...

IMO, most tend to go one way or the other. I often love some of the nano reefs I see and want to try it, but I know I will enjoy a freshwater tank more long term, which is ironic because I would...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 04:58 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 253,454
Posted By talontsiawd
I have the Current Sat + and though I haven't...

I have the Current Sat + and though I haven't filled the tank, the HC is growing very well in dry start. I am not actually a fan of dry start and it's usually slower but mine has exploded from day...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By talontsiawd
I would say once a year but it's been awhile. ...

I would say once a year but it's been awhile. Many will say shorter, 6 months. On high wattage CF/PC bulbs, I found a noticeable drop off in about 6 months, tubes seem to last longer.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By talontsiawd
I would suspect a leak as well. I can't figure...

I would suspect a leak as well. I can't figure out why it would do this because of a leak but mine did exactly that last time I did have one. I guess something would reseal/unseal or something. ...
Forum: Lighting 09-23-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By talontsiawd
Awesome video.

Awesome video.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By talontsiawd
You could be right, actually, I am not sure now...

You could be right, actually, I am not sure now haha.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By talontsiawd
Filtration on these is top to bottom, to top. ...

Filtration on these is top to bottom, to top. That is why I put my sponges on top, gets the debris out first, then bio, the back out through the sponge. I believe the mechanical should (or maybe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By talontsiawd
They work great, except in the corners. However,...

They work great, except in the corners. However, like someone posted, if you get something between two sides, you can scratch your tank. On top of that, my Flourite substrate actually would be...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By talontsiawd
I go Bio, Bio, Filter pads. I use the Substrat...

I go Bio, Bio, Filter pads. I use the Substrat Bio media that came with the filter but had some extra to fill both compartments. Then I just use the filter pads that came with it on top. I find it...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,881
Posted By talontsiawd
I was adding iron, it didn't seem to make any...

I was adding iron, it didn't seem to make any noticeable difference.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By talontsiawd
All you need to do is open the flow meter up and...

All you need to do is open the flow meter up and add needle valve inline. You could take off the flow meter and replace it with a needle valve in the same spot as well, just saying it can be easier...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By talontsiawd
I have heard more than a few say these fixtures...

I have heard more than a few say these fixtures have given them issues but none of mine did, still have one left, just not in use at the moment.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By talontsiawd
If it doesn't have a proper needle valve, that's...

If it doesn't have a proper needle valve, that's likely all you have to do. It can be a small project, many like to mount them on the regulator but it can also be mounted inline which is much...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,881
Posted By talontsiawd
Something is out of balance but I am not sure...

Something is out of balance but I am not sure what. The lighting seems like it should be more than strong enough. My CO2 was crazy high, the guppies can handle way more than another other fish I...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,881
Posted By talontsiawd
Hygro Sunset is probably the only plant I know...

Hygro Sunset is probably the only plant I know that tends to show less color with more light and CO2. It's not always the case but I have plenty of other plants that should be various shades of red...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By talontsiawd
I have personally had a bad experience with...

I have personally had a bad experience with Aqueon/Coralife bulbs and just saying that 24in T5NO bulbs of other brands are not nearly as easy to find as T5HO bulbs. I don't shop much online. Even...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By talontsiawd
I don't keep Crypts but have had just about...

I don't keep Crypts but have had just about everything else. Some plants don't respond well to spot treating Excel but that doesn't mean they don't benefit from it. Rarely does a plant suffer from...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By talontsiawd
Looks excellent so far. I miss my 20 longs,...

Looks excellent so far. I miss my 20 longs, nobody makes a good rimless. Rockscape looks great.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By talontsiawd
I would actually say that I have had more issues...

I would actually say that I have had more issues with analog timers failing than my digital ones. I have had more analog timers and a few have failed, none of my digital ones have. I know I bought...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By talontsiawd
I just put two RGB strips on mine today. I...

I just put two RGB strips on mine today. I bought this awhile ago and never found a use:

Sylvania Mosaic Flexible LED Light Kit - Led Household Light Bulbs - Amazon.com


Now, that is too...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,182
Posted By talontsiawd
I like my little light fine. I don't believe...

I like my little light fine. I don't believe they had a plant specific spectrum when I bought mine so that's my only issue with it. Well, that and it's plastic so it doesn't sit quite flat, but I...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,242
Posted By talontsiawd
Oh, I like those dimensions. Almost like a...

Oh, I like those dimensions. Almost like a rimless "30 breeder", a 40B without the length.
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,242
Posted By talontsiawd
It's wider/deeper, front to back than a 60P...

It's wider/deeper, front to back than a 60P (which isn't a bad thing).
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,881
Posted By talontsiawd
This will be 2 days before the 1 year anniversary...

This will be 2 days before the 1 year anniversary of this tank...which happens to be the 1 year anniversary of my wife and I.

It's a bit strange as I feel I have done, in certain respects, very...
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