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Forum: DIY   Today, 02:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By PlantedRich
That's a good note to hear. Assuming it will last...

That's a good note to hear. Assuming it will last at least a year, I can get that much value out of it. I never know how to feel about stuff for a year or so. Thanks for the info.
I've not got too...
Forum: Equipment   Today, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By PlantedRich
WOW! That does look like they really worked hard...

WOW! That does look like they really worked hard to make life difficult for anybody wanting to fix it. It always amazes me that folks who make things really do not want them to be fixed. I deal with...
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By PlantedRich
How much of what I read is really correct? Does...

How much of what I read is really correct? Does the CO2 stay or does it float to the nearest point and just go straight up?
I will take a few readings each day, once I feel the sealer is safe, and...
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By PlantedRich
Mod the PH pen?

I've noted in several posts that I was interested in knowing what the CO2 content of my tanks might be at different points in the tank. Do I have good circulation at all points or are there places...
Forum: DIY   Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds like a "pile on" day for the idea? But...

Sounds like a "pile on" day for the idea?
But I do have to agree that the idea may have some flaws. As I see it, you will not be exposed long enough to do much harm but then I doubt there will be...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By PlantedRich
The original Grigg's is a super simple idea so I...

The original Grigg's is a super simple idea so I try to avoid messing with a design that works.
Mr. Grigg's went with the idea that the CO2 is injected near the top of the reactor where the bubbles...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By PlantedRich
I miss any mention of ferts. I also have trouble...

I miss any mention of ferts. I also have trouble with anubia when I lack good lighting. So you might be looking at a nitrogen shortage if not adding ferts? Nitrogen for greening? Shooting ideas more...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 01:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By PlantedRich
It is all pretty iffy at best as we do have to...

It is all pretty iffy at best as we do have to guess at where the CO2 is if we don't have the bubbles to watch. I just built a small reactor for use on a twenty long which is set so that there is no...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By PlantedRich
Fully disagree! I see this as modified version...

Fully disagree!
I see this as modified version of the Grigg's reactor which always has the CO2 entering near the top.
Putting the CO2 in at the bottom makes the first reactor useless as the flow...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes, hard to sort out the older stuff. This is...

Yes, hard to sort out the older stuff. This is one group that seems to know those filters and I have found them to be really ready to help. If finding none here, it might be worth some time to give...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 680
Posted By PlantedRich
I find that much of my problem with reactors...

I find that much of my problem with reactors involves cutting it too short but the solution is fairly simple for me to change.
When needing more dwell time, I cut the reactor tube and add more...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By PlantedRich
Barrel to shoot the water in after treating and...

Barrel to shoot the water in after treating and then be pumped out to the tank?
I do a less complex and not auto system as I like to monitor things.
Barrel in one room which fills on a timer, I...
Forum: Fish   02-26-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By PlantedRich
Several things will change the answer as to how...

Several things will change the answer as to how rocks may effect the water.
One big one that is often missed is that water is not the same all over the world. And then rocks are also not the same. ...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By PlantedRich
No idea on the ID but I might suggest going a...

No idea on the ID but I might suggest going a different way to get the correct ID.
Have you done any search for matching the size of your filter to the sizes of filters available? Maybe just the...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PlantedRich
I don 't know the probes at all but I might...

I don
't know the probes at all but I might throw in something I find with many probes which are rated as "waterproof". They tend to be "water resistant" and not up to being in water full time. So I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By PlantedRich
We could look all day at numbers and all the...

We could look all day at numbers and all the other factors but then I find it gets back to my basic point. Whether it is 10% or 50 percent, I do not want to do ANY damage that I can avoid. Shooting...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-26-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By PlantedRich
You are right on that point! No doing the bleach...

You are right on that point! No doing the bleach soak in a tank full of plants!
But then, there is hope if the other folks in the house are okay with it being done in the tub? I like doing long...
Forum: Fish   02-25-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By PlantedRich
And almost all species do have those who are not...

And almost all species do have those who are not ready and are runts/rejects or whatever name we use. Your choice may be to decide which are worth the time and effort to keep and which are not. Those...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds like progress and that is really...

Sounds like progress and that is really important. There are two ways to go, forward and maybe make some mistakes while making some progress and learning, or do nothing and make no mistakes while...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-25-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By PlantedRich
I find there are easy or hard ways to go on many...

I find there are easy or hard ways to go on many of the things we do. Knowledge makes things easier and wood collecting is one where I find lots of bad knowledge is spread like wildfire.
those who...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-25-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By PlantedRich
I think the fungus is a different issue from the...

I think the fungus is a different issue from the plants dying. I find lots of the grey, slimy fungus does grow on new wood but I have never found it harmful. I also find a lot of trouble getting...
Forum: Equipment   02-25-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By PlantedRich
For help, we can do best if we know what is the...

For help, we can do best if we know what is the most likely cause of the trouble. Some of the stuff I drag home is good, some not. so how is this item? Expected to be good as taken out of service due...
Forum: Equipment   02-24-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By PlantedRich
I have about a dozen powerheads all lined up like...

I have about a dozen powerheads all lined up like chickens hanging from a closet bar! There are Regis, Marineland and several others as I built up to 13 tanks at one point and was always in search of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,466
Posted By PlantedRich
This seems a somewhat logical question to ask and...

This seems a somewhat logical question to ask and there is some background that may need to be discussed. First step for me is to define how much damage may be caused if we do not use ANY water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By PlantedRich
We are pretty much out of the loop for sure on...

We are pretty much out of the loop for sure on judging colors. After it goes through your camera settings, and our monitor settings we are closer to victim of electronics than judges of color! Better...
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