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Forum: Substrate   05-08-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By milesm
check this: Preparation and Maintenance of a...

check this: Preparation and Maintenance of a Planted Aquarium (http://lowlightlowtechplanted.blogspot.com/)


dusko recommends waiting 2 months before flooding tank. soil is mineralized at that...
Forum: Lighting   05-02-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,041
Posted By milesm
interesting you say "standard". fluval (and...

interesting you say "standard". fluval (and maybe finnex) use 120 as a marketing tool.
Forum: Lighting   05-01-2017, 11:31 PM
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Posted By milesm
anyone know what the spread angle is of each led...

anyone know what the spread angle is of each led in fspec? thanks.
Forum: Lighting   04-26-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,041
Posted By milesm
what's the total number of watts for all 3...

what's the total number of watts for all 3 fixtures? thanks.
Forum: Lighting   04-25-2017, 11:22 PM
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Views: 4,041
Posted By milesm
thanks for posting the par data. one question,...

thanks for posting the par data. one question, par for the da fspec at 13" 6" offset is higher than 13" 0". could you possibly re-check? thanks.

there is at least one other example where the par...
Forum: Lighting   04-17-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By milesm
thanks jeffkrol.

thanks jeffkrol.
Forum: Lighting   04-17-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By milesm
CP, can you provide a link to the par data? or...

CP, can you provide a link to the par data? or did you measure it yourself? thanks.
Forum: Lighting   04-10-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By milesm
check out this youtube review of the aquasky....

check out this youtube review of the aquasky. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOS1KsZI36Q&t=532s
max par of approximately 65 at 10.5" for the 24" fixture. 3 year warranty and waterproof.

but the...
Forum: Lighting   04-07-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By milesm
2 cfl's (14 watt) horizontally mounted would put...

2 cfl's (14 watt) horizontally mounted would put you into high light. mine are elevated 3" and need to inject co2. read the sticky, "par data for spiral bulbs" or some such. i'd just get a new t8...
Forum: Equipment   04-05-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By milesm
it looks like you are using a "shepherd's hook"...

it looks like you are using a "shepherd's hook" to connect the output to the spray bar. did it come with the filter? thanks.
Forum: Lighting   03-29-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By milesm
that is way too much light. i use two 13 watt,...

that is way too much light. i use two 13 watt, 6500K cfl's mounted horizontally in a white enclosure, elevated 3" above the tank and get med-high levels. have to inject co2 to keep algae at bay. good...
Forum: Substrate   03-23-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By milesm
check out these youtube videos by dennis wong aka...

check out these youtube videos by dennis wong aka xiaozhuang on the forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OqRwjZIzhU (elevating rocks) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgXQ6mBvhK8 (deep soil...
Forum: DIY   03-23-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By milesm
does the "air" pocket develop after running the...

does the "air" pocket develop after running the reactor for several hours? if so, that's the nature of co2 reactors. as time goes on, a lower rate of co2 diffusion causes more to accumulate. you...
Forum: Lighting   03-07-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By milesm
thanks. they seem to be unresponsive in the...

thanks.

they seem to be unresponsive in the sponsors' pages.
Forum: Lighting   03-07-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By milesm
Can't contact finnex

keep getting "the reCAPTCHA wasn't entered correctly. go back and try it again" error message. anyone else getting the same? any other way to contact them? want to get straight from the horse's mouth...
Forum: Equipment   02-27-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,663
Posted By milesm
i think the co2 injection point in rex's original...

i think the co2 injection point in rex's original design was up near the top of the reactor only because it would be too difficult to pull the co2 line through into the body if it were any lower; you...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By milesm
i have mine (unmodified, exactly as shown on...

i have mine (unmodified, exactly as shown on rex's page, just a little shorter) on a closed loop with an external powerhead. true, couple more stuff in the tank, but you have better control, not...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By milesm
+1. but i think you can get by with api pH test...

+1. but i think you can get by with api pH test kits.
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,129
Posted By milesm
you said that the flow rate/circulation pattern...

you said that the flow rate/circulation pattern could be different than what it was before. many report reduced flow rates when going through a reactor. these changes could account for your current...
Forum: Equipment   01-28-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By milesm
i would think so too. but look at amano's...

i would think so too. but look at amano's tanks--virtually all have diffusers only half way down. i've been slowly raising mine, seems to distribute the mist more widely.
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By milesm
Roy, i read your comparison/review of the fluval...

Roy, i read your comparison/review of the fluval 2.0. very informative. how do you account for an open top par of 145 at 14" (20h) and 116 at 12" (30)? i assume the probe was directly under the...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By milesm
check out this vid:...

check out this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHvFXNiVfIA

i don't know how to make "this" or "here" to reference a ink. does one need special software to do so?
Forum: Substrate   12-28-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By milesm
could try t barr's suggestion to mix soil with...

could try t barr's suggestion to mix soil with gravel for the bottom 2 - 3" or so, then cap with another 1.5" or more to make your slopes. plants still have access to nutrients in the soil. can also...
Forum: Lighting   12-24-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By milesm
check out this review provides par for aquasky...

check out this review provides par for aquasky and fluval 2.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOS1KsZI36Q
Forum: Lighting   12-14-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By milesm
if you still are interested a low light tank, a...

if you still are interested a low light tank, a 15watt t8 or 2x13watt cfl (raised) bulbs would work. i have no experience with leds, so i can't provide any info. i think finnex has clip on and strip...
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