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Forum: Lighting 07-20-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jh1392
hmm interesting. Anyway I took it apart again and...

hmm interesting. Anyway I took it apart again and reassembled it and it's been working fine now. thanks
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By jh1392
T5 fixture won't stay on

I just ended a 3 day blackout on my 30 gallon tank using garbage bags to kill an algae bloom. When I removed the trash bags I noticed that there was condensation all over the Current 2x39w fixture. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Thanks for your help everyone!

Thanks for your help everyone!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Well I went out and bought ammonia and nitrite...

Well I went out and bought ammonia and nitrite test kits. Both tested ZERO. For those of you who who asked for that information, could it still be a bacterial bloom if the tank is not in a cycling...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Alright, I promise I won't use algaefix. haha. I...

Alright, I promise I won't use algaefix. haha. I still can't comprehend why it's been cloudy for a year, but I will assume it is in the process of cycling. I will have the light on for 8 hrs a day...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
I'd like to know more about the daphnia. I am...

I'd like to know more about the daphnia. I am reading that I'd have to buy daphnia culture, which seems to be inexplicably expensive for a microrganism. Then would I need to raise them in a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Speaking of H2O2, I rashly used that last year to...

Speaking of H2O2, I rashly used that last year to kill off a major outbreak of algae that began when I upgraded my lighting (there wasn't any plants in there at the time). Unfortunately it killed all...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
I know most people say that stability is more...

I know most people say that stability is more important than the ph number, I just wondered if that was causing the fog. It is a white cloudiness. It is very fine, but I can see it swirling around in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
I found the ph kit and tested some water. If this...

I found the ph kit and tested some water. If this is correct, my tank is off the scale at around 8, the tap is 7.6, and the RO is 6. Could ph affect water clarity? What can I do to lower the ph?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Here is some more information, I didn't know what...

Here is some more information, I didn't know what was important and didn't want to make my first post too long.

Tank: 30 gallon standard, running for about 10 years. It has two medium size pieces...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By jh1392
Earn some karma: Help solve my foggy water problem

So I thought I'd throw this out to the collective brain of this forum in hopes of a simple fix. My 30 gallon tank has been cloudy for maybe a year. I hadn't been paying much attention to it due to my...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-06-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,297
Posted By jh1392
This is my new favorite tank on this forum....

This is my new favorite tank on this forum. Awesome Job! I have a few questions that maybe you could help me out with. What purpose do the guages serve on the mazzei loop? Also, I was pondering...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By jh1392
hah, maybe not. It said 320 so I assumed that was...

hah, maybe not. It said 320 so I assumed that was the input fitting, but it may have been a coincidental model number or something. This will be my first co2 setup, so I wouldn't know from looking at...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By jh1392
I was contemplating a reg on ebay that had a max...

I was contemplating a reg on ebay that had a max output of 500 psi. but now I am doubting myself after reading that concoa adjustment thing. I am now thinking that in addition to reducing the h.p....
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By jh1392
thanks left c. After reading the service manual...

thanks left c. After reading the service manual for the vts 250, it seems that that nut on the back covers the high pressure adjustment screw. Turning that screw changes the tension in the spring...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By jh1392
so I guess that there is no way to adjust how...

so I guess that there is no way to adjust how much the second stage cuts the pressure? I've seen regs with a nut on the back side and wondered if that's what it was for.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By jh1392
Regulator Outlet Pressure

I've been looking for a used regulator and have been wondering if the outlet pressure makes a big difference. I know that I want a two stage regulator, but but I've seen models with max outlet...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 78,902
Posted By jh1392
imo, your tank is one of the nicest i've seen....

imo, your tank is one of the nicest i've seen. did you need to do that mineralizing process? i've been trying to find a cheap substrate that doesn't also require all that time and labor.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 78,902
Posted By jh1392
may i ask what is this super substrate you are...

may i ask what is this super substrate you are using? i'm sure its back there somewhere but i looked through 10 pages and couldn't find it.
Forum: DIY 09-04-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,434
Posted By jh1392
I forgot to mention that its a typical 30 gallon...

I forgot to mention that its a typical 30 gallon tank. Money is tight so I would prefer not to have to buy any extra powerheads.
Forum: DIY 09-04-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,434
Posted By jh1392
Best Spray Bar Design

I am thinking of constructing my own spray bar for a planted tank. I would like to get opinions from you more experienced members on the best design. I want to get good water circulation, but I don't...
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