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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:34 PM
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Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 06:42 AM
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I like ADA and I like Apple, but I do not argue...

I like ADA and I like Apple, but I do not argue based on belief nor use logical fallacies. And if I do, I fully expected to be called out for it.

Data was as follows for an ADA 180 cm display in...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 06:25 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
Azoo did the best job supporting their statements...

Azoo did the best job supporting their statements about their light, verifying at least 2 parameters to in planta in real aquariums for this light. then the spectral data matches the results as well....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-29-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
Hach HQ40 and a HACH LDO O2 probe calibrated.

Hach HQ40 and a HACH LDO O2 probe calibrated.
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
"Success" does not refute my comment about their...

"Success" does not refute my comment about their cost(2-3x as much as anything else on the market), their outdated technology or the poor PAR output.

I measured 180 umols(ADA) vs 450(2 other...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-29-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
55ppm or thereabouts. A bit less than my...

55ppm or thereabouts.

A bit less than my 180.

But the O2 is higher 7.5 at night, 11 during the end of the light cycle.
Pretty high.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2014, 05:51 AM
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Views: 317
Posted By plantbrain
If I had a nickel every time some said that...

If I had a nickel every time some said that ....:redface:

If you had limitatings prior, then you also had issues with your CO2, what happens when you have no limiting levels of ferts?

the CO2...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
I'm in much better shape. But he's richer. ...

I'm in much better shape. But he's richer.

Bump:

Go tip top with CO2, and ghetto with light, not tip top max with the lights, then Ghetto or none with the gas.

Most learn this the hard way....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
Tek is worse than this new light I have. Cost...

Tek is worse than this new light I have. Cost more, but it's thinner than this one. So aesthetics is the best thing for the Tek, the light output was 50% LESS than the ATI and the fixtures have the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2014, 04:17 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
Well, -rain was doing it a year before I started...

Well, -rain was doing it a year before I started trying to show the naysayers were wrong(or potentially correct). She really had a lot of CRS's and was breeding them actively, unlike myself. I just...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
New fixture has a few VERY good attributes: ...

New fixture has a few VERY good attributes:

1.
26" wide, so I get a nicer even spread over the entire area. Less intensity, but better spread and angles of light hitting the leaves and...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-25-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
Careful or I'll send some your way and plant a...

Careful or I'll send some your way and plant a lawn in your front yard:-)

It's a nice well behaved red plant that has a different leaf shape compared to the others, used for contrast and lower...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2014, 03:44 PM
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Views: 909
Posted By plantbrain
New tanks and filthy tanks, tanks with issues: do...

New tanks and filthy tanks, tanks with issues: do water changes every 2-3 days, like 60-80%.

Lightly vacuum the top of the sediment, get all that loose junk out of the tank.

Add 3-4x more plant...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-22-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
Had an open house Sat, lots of folks, food and...

Had an open house Sat, lots of folks, food and yacking.

ATI fixture died on me Weds night, toyed with me till Friday evening with fixing it, never happened.
Plan B was going to a LFS or some...
Forum: Plants 07-21-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By plantbrain
Erio compressum

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Eriocompressum_zpsce9d95ab.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/plantbrain/media/Eriocompressum_zpsce9d95ab.jpg.html)
Forum: Algae 07-17-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
Same with having some fish and you...

Same with having some fish and you know.........feeding them.
That adds NH4.

But maybe many folks do not have fish? That is not some special fert routine.

Even if you remove 100% of the...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By plantbrain
I sent Kessil some comments about 1-2 years ago...

I sent Kessil some comments about 1-2 years ago now for just this type of light.

There are many things you can do with this light, but you can get an ATI T5 system for about a little more than...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,528
Posted By plantbrain
It does, but like the ADA LED, no height...

It does, but like the ADA LED, no height adjustment, but.......you can make a simple flat metal piece and attach that to the stand to clamp on to.
you cannot do that with the ADA LED's. Nor do the...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,528
Posted By plantbrain
They have not posted it yet. They showed it to me...

They have not posted it yet. They showed it to me 1st. But they are not going to publish it, at least not yet. But it's an ideal graph for plants and also has a very nice high CRI and white light.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By plantbrain
This is not too far off from a simple DIY wet/dry...

This is not too far off from a simple DIY wet/dry filter, which handles even more.
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,528
Posted By plantbrain
The best LED I have seen to date: Flex mini Azoo

I recently met with a an Azoo rep from Taiwan while over seaseas. they showed me some data that was well supported by the research on horticultural lighting. They actually did the test on submersed...
Forum: Algae 07-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By plantbrain
Good conclusion. Allelopathy might be an...

Good conclusion.

Allelopathy might be an issue of "here's the conclusion, let's see what facts we can find to support them."
It be unlikely true in flowing systems as the chemicals are quickly...
Forum: Fish 07-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By plantbrain
Ancistrus temminckii Might have bred at 1/2...

Ancistrus temminckii

Might have bred at 1/2 the max sizes, 2.5" and they take a long time to get larger than that.

They are better than other species because they are smaller, cheap and easy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-08-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 849
Posted By plantbrain
Nothing is really going to go well till CO2 gas...

Nothing is really going to go well till CO2 gas is used correctly, plenty of cases for over 2 decades have tried in vain to avoid the CO2 only to see the light much later.

I was the same way back...
Forum: Fish 07-08-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By plantbrain
This is best information thus far. For the...

This is best information thus far.

For the wholesalers, they have hit or miss suppliers, some they lose most of them, other more costly batches, I do not lose any out of say 300-500.
Or maybe...
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