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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By exv152
While I can’t comment on the filter itself...

While I can’t comment on the filter itself because I’ve never tried it, a 9 watt UV light will be ineffective with flow over 120gph to do the a simple bacteria and algae control, let alone kill...
Forum: Algae Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By exv152
Iíve overcome clado by not breaking down tanks,...

Iíve overcome clado by not breaking down tanks, the point is to save the time, expense and hassle of having to tear it down. Even with sterilizing everything you still run the risk of having it come...
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By exv152
Agreed, drop checkers are good for setting up &...

Agreed, drop checkers are good for setting up & adjusting co2 initially, after that it’s just a general reference, but you have to admit the shiny glass looks good with all the other shiny glass...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By exv152
You don't want any water going past the CV. Those...

You don't want any water going past the CV. Those plastic blue air line check valves are not the best IME.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By exv152
Not necessary but a good idea. The alternatives...

Not necessary but a good idea. The alternatives are to use a pH controller which is a lot more expensive, or to measure your own KH/pH. Observation of plants tell you, like when you see pearling, and...
Forum: Algae 08-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By exv152
correction: 3 ml per gallon

correction: 3 ml per gallon
Forum: Algae 08-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By exv152
Hey Drew, I use H2O2 often with great success...

Hey Drew, I use H2O2 often with great success against BBA and clado. It will eradicate it in a day or so. The concentration is 3 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per gallon of tank water, and you can put...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By exv152
I use all analog timers and have never had major...

I use all analog timers and have never had major issues, when the power goes off/on the timer just picks up where it left off. I assume the digital timers must have some feature to save the...
Forum: Lighting 08-29-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By exv152
That is a tough one. I think you’d be looking at...

That is a tough one. I think you’d be looking at three 24" ray2 fixtures just to be on the cusp of high light and to get decent light spread, because of your tank height.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By exv152
GLA sells a nice V3 atomic regulator with solenod...

GLA sells a nice V3 atomic regulator with solenod for regular sized tanks, for $135 http://greenleafaquariums.com/products/atomic-co2-regulator-v3.html, and I've read good reviews. I bought their...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By exv152
I run my uv with the lights only, it...

I run my uv with the lights only, it significantly extends your bulb's lifespan and saves you $$$.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By exv152
There's a little shop in scarborough ontario that...

There's a little shop in scarborough ontario that sells it called www.aquainspiration.com (http://www.aquainspiration.com) and they have it in three sizes. I have one, and it's the only one I like...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By exv152
There are a number of options, in addition to the...

There are a number of options, in addition to the eheim intake/outlet kit http://www.kensfish.com/parts-fittings/eheim-spray-bar-installation-set-594.html, there's also glass lily pipes you can get...
Forum: Substrate 08-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By exv152
Basically dirt, and some added nutrients. I don't...

Basically dirt, and some added nutrients. I don't see why you can't mix it with others, other than ruining the aesthetic a bit, but if you can find a matching color you're probably better off adding...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By exv152
For a large filter with tons of flow like the...

For a large filter with tons of flow like the fx5 you're not going to find an off-the-shelf reactor. At 954 gph you're basically looking at a DIY job and several attempts at getting the right...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By exv152
I have a drawer full of them too, I won't bother...

I have a drawer full of them too, I won't bother anymore with them unless I'm setting up a nano tank, or where I'm limited to using a HOB filter.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By exv152
I use razors, scotch brite, and magic eraser.

I use razors, scotch brite, and magic eraser.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By exv152
Even though it says it's suitable for tanks...

Even though it says it's suitable for tanks larger than 40g, it's going to take a while before the entire tank reaches the desired co2 concentrations. This is why a lot of folks go with reactors and...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By exv152
The bulbs and that fixture will give you good...

The bulbs and that fixture will give you good low-med light. I have a dual T5HO on a 21” tall 75g and it grows swords and other low maintenance plants without co2, not very quickly, but it does the...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By exv152
That fixture is good, especially without...

That fixture is good, especially without reflectors since you will have lots of light with just two T5HO bulbs alone. If you find it’s not enough light, you can add reflectors, and if you choose to...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By exv152
As mentioned WPG is not a reliable measurement...

As mentioned WPG is not a reliable measurement especially when you're dealing with large & small setups. PAR is the most accurate measurement you can go by. In this thread...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By exv152
That's a lot of light for a ten gallon unless you...

That's a lot of light for a ten gallon unless you plan to suspend the lights higher.
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By exv152
You can let it dry if you want, but it’s not...

You can let it dry if you want, but it’s not necessary. I would drain it totally, then plant it while the sustrate is still moist, then fill it by either putting newspaper or plastic bags over the...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By exv152
+1 on the low pressure gauge. If it reads 200psi...

+1 on the low pressure gauge. If it reads 200psi and lower you might be in luck. Anything higher like 400psi, would not be ideal for dialing in co2.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By exv152
I agree with two 150w jagers in the sump.

I agree with two 150w jagers in the sump.
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