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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 05:11 AM
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Posted By kyleax1
Works fine now that it hasn't been on for several...

Works fine now that it hasn't been on for several hours.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By kyleax1
Are these 1/4" or 1/8" connectors?

Are these 1/4" or 1/8" connectors?
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By kyleax1
Def the solenoid. Every second or third time I...

Def the solenoid. Every second or third time I turn the controller off to cut power to the solenoid it sounds like it's shorting out. So I cut power I hear it click, bubbles stop. I turn it back on...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By kyleax1
I tested it a lot when it was hot and some an...

I tested it a lot when it was hot and some an hour after it was off for the night, but I will do some more testing once it cools down tonight.

But why would it turn off while hot and being...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By kyleax1
Co2 Ph Controller/Solenoid problem

I just got a Reef Fanatic Regulator w/solenoid & bubble counter and a MC122 Ph Controller.

When the solenoid is plugged in it glows red and the bubbles flow through the bubble counter, when its...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
Well the tank is overstocked by probably double...

Well the tank is overstocked by probably double the suggested amount and if I miss the weekly water change they will start acting crazy. I then test nitrates and they are normally 80-100 when the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
to jpappy: I don't know what kit they used. My...

to jpappy:
I don't know what kit they used. My wife took the water sample up there.

Did a good filter cleaning over the weekend, checked levels again after about 8 hours to double check...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
petsmart tested water, everything was good....

petsmart tested water, everything was good. chlorine was 0%

Fish start acting funny a few days before they die. they start staying in a small area platties near bottom of tank, guppies in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
It means ammonia and nitrite are always 0 and...

It means ammonia and nitrite are always 0 and nitrate gets to 50+ on a weekly basis so a weekly water change is done.

I dose the KH2PO4 1/8 tsp 2x a week, 5ml csm+b liquid mix 3 times a week, 1...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
city water. gh and kh are 10-12 out of the tap. I...

city water. gh and kh are 10-12 out of the tap. I don't know about the % of other stuff in it. They sent me a letter a few months ago that listed everything and I still have it at home, but didn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By kyleax1
Problems with tank....lost on solution

I have a low tech 55 gallon planted tank that I use dry ferts on & root tabs every 1-2 months. I use the lower version of the ei and its been working great for over 3 months and then a month ago I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-21-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
The plants pictured are both close to the middle...

The plants pictured are both close to the middle of the tank closer to the front.

The swords I was referring to I have not posted pics of prior to now.

As far as water parameters:

GH 13 ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
I figure in my 55 gallon tank I have about 40-45...

I figure in my 55 gallon tank I have about 40-45 gallons of water so...

CSM: 4ml 2-3 times a week
kh2po4: 1/8 teaspoon once a week
k2s04: 1 teaspoon once a week

I may also add another layer...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
Hey racer Thx for the response, I returned...

Hey racer Thx for the response,

I returned the jet, too powerful, wife hated it. I adjusted the jets on the filter output and that helped a lot. The swords in the corners aren't growing as fast as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
and 1 plant has some bad leaves, but im not sure...

and 1 plant has some bad leaves, but im not sure if it is even a big deal
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
Currently I have a Chinese knock off marlineland...

Currently I have a Chinese knock off marlineland 4 tray canister filter.

Bottom-filters
next up- lots and lots of purigen
next up- all matrix
top- all matrix

The only real change I could...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
Well I have bba so I know there is an imbalance...

Well I have bba so I know there is an imbalance somewhere. If reduced the light a few times and lowered the phosopho period as much as possible (this was months ago). So something is def still out of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-20-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By kyleax1
55 gallon non co2, high nitrate question

I'm using the dosing from this site
http://www.sudeepmandal.com/hobbies/planted-aquarium/low-tech-planted-tank-guide/

I stopped adding macros because of high nitrate.

I'm not supposed to do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
Well Elizabeth was the rep at Seachem helping me....

Well Elizabeth was the rep at Seachem helping me. She talked to their chemist and he said something along the lines of...Their is X in the nitrogen and the nitrite test reactions to X. So if you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-10-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
It was the nitrogen. Seachem was helpful and...

It was the nitrogen. Seachem was helpful and informative when I called them.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-06-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
I finally got a reaction. Tank water +...

I finally got a reaction.

Tank water + everything + 10 matrix rocks. 6 hours later I had .25-.50 nitrite

I guess 1 or 2 rocks was not enough to do anything.

Now I am going to try to narrow...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-05-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
Cups I had set up 1) tap+declor 2)...

Cups I had set up

1) tap+declor
2) tap+declor+phosphate
3)tap+declor+potassium
4) tap+declor+nitrogen
5) tap+declor+excel
6) tank water+phosphate+potassium+nitrogen+excel+prime+melafix+the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-05-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
Did test with tap and tank water 8 different...

Did test with tap and tank water 8 different combinations. 2 matrix rocks per cup. No nitrite in any cups after 2,4, & 6 hours.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-03-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
After I do the large water change there is always...

After I do the large water change there is always .25 or .5 nitrite left, but by the next morning it reads 0.

I will try all this Saturday when I have time.

I will post the results
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 952
Posted By kyleax1
I don't have any test for nutrients. So...

I don't have any test for nutrients.


So basically I should take some of my matrix rocks out, put a couple in each of the 6 glasses. Put different things in each glass and see which one gets a...
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