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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steve Hampton
I own a brick and mortar based retail...

I own a brick and mortar based retail business...Hampton Gallery (shameless plug) and while we generally do everything possible to make a customer happy there are times when its simply not good...
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2006, 02:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Steve Hampton
It depends on the Mylar. I have some in a DIY...

It depends on the Mylar. I have some in a DIY hood with ODNO lighting that is stable after 3 plus years. I used the Mirror Mylar that is applied to glass windows...it is very UV resistant. I applied...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2005, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By Steve Hampton
IMO the result of your KH test kit is wrong....

IMO the result of your KH test kit is wrong. There is another acid, either from nitrification, driftwood, peat, etc. that is being titrated with the bicarbonate in your water giving you a false...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2005, 03:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 85,214
Posted By Steve Hampton
Excellent pictures Marc. Thank you so much from...

Excellent pictures Marc. Thank you so much from all of us that only dream of being able to view the ADA Headquarters in person.

For those wishing to know more details of how Amano does it, you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-06-2005, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,445
Posted By Steve Hampton
Dosing above the recommended dose of Flourish...

Dosing above the recommended dose of Flourish Excel is very very risky. Overdosing Excel leads to lowered O2 levels...in some tanks this can prove fatal for some fish. In a tank with a very low...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2004, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Steve Hampton
As Len pointed out, doing 50% weekly water...

As Len pointed out, doing 50% weekly water changes limits the buildup of any added nutrient to 2 times the dosed amount, essentially eliminating the possibility of overdosing. This "resetting" of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Steve Hampton
My experiences echo's what Robert just posted....

My experiences echo's what Robert just posted. Fishvet's plants are of extremely high quality but the shipping costs are very high, unless you are ordering lots of plants it's hard to justify the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-18-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By Steve Hampton
Adding 5 to 10ppm of nitrate is not a problem...

Adding 5 to 10ppm of nitrate is not a problem unless the tank has been nitrate free for a period of time. In that case some fish will have difficulty with the sudden addition though I doubt that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2004, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By Steve Hampton
You totally correct Dan. CO2 displaces oxygen in...

You totally correct Dan. CO2 displaces oxygen in air, that's how a CO2 Fire Extinguisher works.


Plant nurseries inject CO2 into greenhouses. CO2 has to be delivered at a very high rate to drive...
Forum: Other Websites 01-28-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Steve Hampton
Agreed, but one could very easily exchange the...

Agreed, but one could very easily exchange the name Tula and Ghazanfar and have an equally fit description. And you've been published too. I'll add that both are very humble and honest, two very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By Steve Hampton
It is a good idea to disinfect all new plants...

It is a good idea to disinfect all new plants before adding them to your fish tank. And, sometimes algae gets such an upper hand on your plants that they have to be removed and dip/bath treated. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-08-2003, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By Steve Hampton
[quote="mattrmiller"]So I have high phosphates,...

[quote="mattrmiller"]So I have high phosphates, around 5-6. I have no clue how they got there. My tanks have been fine until recently. The only things I use in my tanks are below.

1) Kent -...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2003, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By Steve Hampton
I use Purigen occasionally and it does a...

I use Purigen occasionally and it does a fantastic job. The best time to use Purigen is right after a major pruning or rescape of your tank...substrate disturbances can often cause a ammonia/ammonium...
Forum: Lighting 12-08-2003, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By Steve Hampton
I have tanks running with PC's, ODNO (Overdriven)...

I have tanks running with PC's, ODNO (Overdriven) T-8's, NO T-8's, NO T-12's, and Screw-in Compact Fluorescents. My preference right now is the overdriven setup for 4 foot tanks. For 3 foot tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Steve Hampton
I never use carbon (AC) in any of my tanks. I do...

I never use carbon (AC) in any of my tanks. I do use SeaChem Purigen from time to time, Purigen is far superior to AC and you can look at it and see when it's time to change or "recharge"...something...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-23-2003, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Steve Hampton
It sounds to me as though you are trying to do...

It sounds to me as though you are trying to do two things at the same time. Your trying to figure out the dosage of nitrogen for your tank...which you have done correctly. 1 ml would add 0.588ppm to...
Forum: Lighting 11-22-2003, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Steve Hampton
The very first issue you need to resolve is how...

The very first issue you need to resolve is how you are going to light the tank. Every thing else will/could change based on how much/type of lighting you're going to have on this tank. It is a...
Forum: Substrate 11-19-2003, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,105
Posted By Steve Hampton
It should be pointed out that Fullers...

It should be pointed out that Fullers Earth/Profile/Schultz are mined in different locations so it's quite possible to get something very different in other parts of the U.S. Meaning while some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-17-2003, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By Steve Hampton
It should be noted that dosing dry is great for...

It should be noted that dosing dry is great for larger tanks, but adding KNO3 and especially KH2PO4 is really difficult to accurately do for tanks smaller than 20G. For those smaller tanks mixing a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-14-2003, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By Steve Hampton
To give you an idea of why is won't dissolve....

To give you an idea of why is won't dissolve. Potassium sulfate has a maximum solubility of 12grams per 100ml. 12 grams is about 3/4 tablespoon of K2SO4. For your 710ml the maximum amount you could...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-14-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Steve Hampton
I'll echo this too. My water is 8-9 dKH and 9-10...

I'll echo this too. My water is 8-9 dKH and 9-10 dGH and I keep Rams AND Chocolate Gourami's. The Rams breed and the eggs hatch. Plants love hard water so I've never understood why people want R/O...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2003, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,795
Posted By Steve Hampton
Yes, it is! But, it would be so much better if we...

Yes, it is! But, it would be so much better if we were able to continue this topic in the pub together, playing darts, drinking a few cold beverages, and talking about planted tanks...ok so maybe we...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,795
Posted By Steve Hampton
lastly, i have to strongly disagree with this...

lastly, i have to strongly disagree with this inaccurate statement. i've been at several pubs. and seen several dart matches. the way these boys pound back the ales requires more physical strength...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2003, 05:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,795
Posted By Steve Hampton
Hey, no one wants to convince you of anything,...

Hey, no one wants to convince you of anything, just presenting a differring opinion. :wink:



You think a stock car isn't human powered? If you were ever fortunate enough to get to drive a...
Forum: Lighting 10-27-2003, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steve Hampton
I have this setup over my 75G and it's worked...

I have this setup over my 75G and it's worked better than any lighting I've ever used. I'm growing beautiful Glosso with the (3) 48" T-8 865's overdriven 4X each. I couldn't be happier with my...
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