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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-21-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
I did not. I am speaking of those who will....

I did not.

I am speaking of those who will. And as you request, break granted as I have spoken my mind. Carry on
Forum: Lighting 09-21-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,235
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
The best LED I have seen to date: Flex mini Azoo

I would point out that he does not actively push the "flare" version which I geared a little more towards plants. His main business and focus is for reefs and where he spends 98% of his focus. The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Yep, store it all up and watch some "common...

Yep, store it all up and watch some "common denominator" accidentally spill/mix a little bleach in. Or any number of other possibilities that this could react badly with.

Darwin Award goes to the...
Forum: DIY 09-21-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Great, thanks for adding to the topic. Best of...

Great, thanks for adding to the topic. Best of luck on your new scape.
Forum: Plants 09-21-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
The "structure" is slightly narrower and possibly...

The "structure" is slightly narrower and possibly more compact. I was thinking it could be "mini" but it does not appear small enough to me.

It's light out already, I will attempt some close up...
Forum: Plants 09-21-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Riccia Variant ID

It's somewhat insightful for me, lol.

All riccia I have ever grown has been very bright green, also rather rigid in a sense. The darker green is soft compared to the other.

They also pearl...
Forum: Plants 09-21-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Riccia Variant ID

I noticed in a grow out tank a clump of riccia growing differently than what has been normal color/growth for me. So as a small experiment, I took this clump and attached it to several stones while...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-06-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
It's been long enough, need another obligatory...

It's been long enough, need another obligatory update photo.
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
It's likely yours was an instant start fixture...

It's likely yours was an instant start fixture from what I have been reading. The ones I am using are in series.

"Instant start electronic ballasts are quickly replacing rapid start magnetic...
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
A two bulb Program start or rapid start ballast...

A two bulb Program start or rapid start ballast requires both bulbs to complete the circuit, so no I haven't. I guess I could just try for the heck of it though.
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
UVL Red Sun T5HO Bulb Not Fully Lighting..

Ok, wondering if anyone has any input here or past experience that could help me out with an issue I am having. I have a 4 lamp 39watt T5HO fixture that uses two Phillips Advanced Mark 7 Ballasts ...
Forum: DIY 04-25-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,506
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
I have no idea but I can't think why a Chinese...

I have no idea but I can't think why a Chinese TDS meter would be any different than any other TDS meter. There all made in China anyway..
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Thanks man. As you know I loaned it out for...

Thanks man. As you know I loaned it out for display for the MAX show, hasn't quite recovered from the outing as of yet. Lost a bit of UG in the middle slope and does not want to fill in the bald...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Day 1 to day 60 photos of my latest DSM. Nothing...

Day 1 to day 60 photos of my latest DSM. Nothing but RO water with some occasional excel mixed in, water tested plentiful for nitrates. 2 weeks in.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/19/azu9u9yb.jpg...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Doubtful it has to do with ferts. More info may...

Doubtful it has to do with ferts. More info may help to address.
Forum: Plants 04-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
I do not since use active substrates like...

I do not since use active substrates like aquasoil that contain plenty of nutrients for plants initially. Also the ammonia leach provides plenty of nitrogen for the DSM plants.
Forum: Plants 04-16-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Pic of mine at the end of this post ...

Pic of mine at the end of this post

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=594290
Forum: Plants 04-13-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
3rd day of DSM with HC. Some patches look like this.

A little late for you now but could help you or some one else down the line.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=594290
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,347
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Threads Dead, the thread is dead... No...

Threads Dead, the thread is dead...


No seriously I'm going to start a new thread for the rescape soon.

James, I moved it around trying to find the best flow as the plants grew. When it...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Fade to black... \m/ \m/

Fade to black...

\m/ \m/
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,456
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Ua, I have changed that exact gasket on my...

Ua, I have changed that exact gasket on my thermofilter pro 2 twice over the 10+ plus years I have had it. I bought two though this last time just to have a back up, which I ended up needing as the...
Forum: DIY 04-02-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Bala Drain.. It's for DSM's

Thanks Hoppy and Wheaties, please share your experiences if/when you are able to use this technique.


In the 8th week of DSM on my current scape and test results from drained off water are in...
Forum: DIY 03-31-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Bala Drain.. It's for DSM's

So I came up with this idea and have used it on two Dry Start Method (DSM) scapes thus far. I feel that it helped with my DSM scapes by keeping moisture in the substrate at an optimum level as well...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
Lol, Thanks James :)

Lol, Thanks James :)
Forum: Tank Journals 03-30-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Cardinal's Keeper
BdP's Mini M Iwagumi

Picked up this Mini M new from a member on this forum. It came with an Aquasky but I wanted to do a traditional ADA Mini M with the Solar Mini. So found one of those on this forum as well.

Took...
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