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Forum: Equipment 04-25-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By aquadoc
Thank you for all the replies. I called only one...

Thank you for all the replies. I called only one glass shop and they said the "glass is too hard for them to fix" but i'll call some more glass shops today and get second opinions.
I think the...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By aquadoc
Help! i just bought a tank that has scratches in it

I just bought a 120gal tank. When i looked at the tank when it was setup i didn't notice any scratches in the glass. However the tank was pretty dimly lit. I took it home cleaned it out and now ...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By aquadoc
need help with decision of tank upgrade

I have 3 aquaticlife t5 HO fixtures that i want to keep and they are 36" long. I currently have a 65gal tank that is also 36" long. I wanted to upgrade to a larger tank. I was looking at a 75gal that...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By aquadoc
well that solves that then. I guess i will...

well that solves that then. I guess i will upgrade as soon as i find a suitable tank/stand
Forum: DIY 04-19-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By aquadoc
WOW thank you everyone for all the great...

WOW thank you everyone for all the great information. I am liking that all those ideas and i think anyone will solve my issue. Walmart is selling the digital timers for $15 each (the price varies...
Forum: DIY 04-18-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By aquadoc
DIY multiple timers guidence needed

Has anyone put together some sort of timer that could control multiple devices on different times for on/off? I want something that can at least can control 3 devices individually.

I've been...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By aquadoc
Think about upgrading tank size but keeping light size

I'm thinking about upgrading my 65 gal tank that is 3' long. My lighting is also 36" long (34" tubes). I'm looking to just get a tank that is a bit longer, say 4' long. So i'm looking to get i guess...
Forum: DIY 04-16-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
You are right, when i lowered my co2 i didn't get...

You are right, when i lowered my co2 i didn't get in the green on my co2 level indicator, it was more blue green. I had to raise it back up, but now i'm in the green again at ~6-7bps. I have noticed...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
As a follow up to my reactor using an eheim 2236...

As a follow up to my reactor using an eheim 2236 159gph...

I have no drop in flow. The canister is putting out just as much water as it did before with doing the drilling of holes in the downpipe....
Forum: DIY 04-13-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
I don't think there is an advantage when it comes...

I don't think there is an advantage when it comes to flow. I think that the advantage in my case with this housing is that the connection to the top of the housing is held on (and sealed) my silicon...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By aquadoc
A reactor is definitely the way to go. Look up...

A reactor is definitely the way to go. Look up cerge's co2 reactor on this forum. I just finished mine and its looking pretty sweet (there are pictures posted of mine at the end). A down fall from a...
Forum: DIY 04-13-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
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Forum: DIY 04-12-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
For those of you building this reactor with this...

For those of you building this reactor with this housing from HD:

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w490/erikcsellers/4a9f809a-e811-4257-acb5-32b0b578bed2_300.jpg

[if the image doesn't work...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By aquadoc
I have this regulator and it works great. No need...

I have this regulator and it works great. No need to adjust the pressure on this regulator just use the needle valve. You can't beat the price on this regulator either. I would recommend getting a...
Forum: DIY 04-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
I love this website, you have people such as you...

I love this website, you have people such as you that are so informative and motivating! I'm going to go for it and build it. I'll post my results after i have it connected so people with filters...
Forum: DIY 04-07-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
thank you for the reply. The fluval 305 has...

thank you for the reply. The fluval 305 has 260gph right? Thats about 100gph more...I think i might wait till i upgrade my canister filter. I don't think it has enough flow to work that great.
Forum: DIY 04-06-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 163,289
Posted By aquadoc
will this canister filter work?

I have a eheim ecco 2236 that produces only 159gph. Has anyone used this filter or something similar with successful results? I am currently using the Hydor Turbo co2 diffuser and i'm burning through...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By aquadoc
API Buffer Max. My tap water is about a 1-2 kH....

API Buffer Max. My tap water is about a 1-2 kH. The directions do not give an amount to add to the tank to increase kH but i add only 1 scoop at a time/day then test (it comes with a scoop in the...
Forum: Lighting 04-06-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By aquadoc
Confirmed, this is probably the best site to go...

Confirmed, this is probably the best site to go to for replacement bulbs. The coralife ones are also cheaper. I have bookmarked this site and will use it in the future for sure. Thank you very much...
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By aquadoc
i bought the life-glo II bulbs (4) for 10.50/bulb...

i bought the life-glo II bulbs (4) for 10.50/bulb + 7 shipping at wayfair.com. i will post my results after a couple weeks to see if the problem with my plant growth has started to recover. i have a...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By aquadoc
Thank you for your information, this will help me...

Thank you for your information, this will help me with my decision. I think i'm going to stay away from Current USA even though they seem to be a tad bit cheaper and find something else. I was...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By aquadoc
t5 HO bulb choice (alternatives to expensive in store bulbs)

I'm looking for suggestions/links to bulbs people are using as alternatives to the expensive ($18+/bulb) replacements for my aquatic life 36" T5 HO fixtures. I have 3 of them and they each hold 2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By aquadoc
be careful though, too low of a kH can lead to...

be careful though, too low of a kH can lead to trouble with pH swings. I shoot for a 4-5 kH as a nice middle ground for fish, plants and preventing frequent pH swings. That beings said, i also agree...
Forum: Algae 09-21-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By aquadoc
Silicate removal while keeping phosphate ppm

I was just wondering how everyone is keeping there silicates down while maintaining the correct phosphate level without adding RO. I ordered some phosphate remover to remove the silicate but don't...
Forum: Fish 09-17-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By aquadoc
Thankyou for that handy tool!

Thankyou for that handy tool!
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