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Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 03:24 AM
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Posted By ecotanker
How is the plant doing? It looks great in your...

How is the plant doing? It looks great in your picture.
Forum: DIY   01-02-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 53,627
Posted By ecotanker
Hilde, a little late, but I was caught up on...

Hilde,

a little late, but I was caught up on the salty side of the aquarium hobby. Here are some links to help those who like to understand the process better.

A description of the reaction:...
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By ecotanker
I was researching various regulator options...

I was researching various regulator options recently and finally settle on one of the co2art here:
http://www.co2art.co.uk/collections/dual-stage-regulators

the lowest cost model start around...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,130
Posted By ecotanker
He will be missed. The pictures of his amazing...

He will be missed. The pictures of his amazing tanks inspired me to be a better aquarist.
Forum: DIY   07-22-2015, 04:07 PM
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Views: 53,627
Posted By ecotanker
boric acid report

I tried boric acid, and it does not work. It react too weakly with the baking soda. I will try again in about a month.
Forum: DIY   07-09-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By ecotanker
Essentially, that is what I a doing. I have a DIY...

Essentially, that is what I a doing. I have a DIY CO2 setup using baking soda and citric or boric acid. The CO2 goes through a small diffuser into an intake to my Eheim canister.
Forum: DIY   06-30-2015, 09:58 PM
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Posted By ecotanker
I was wondering why we use two bottles for this...

I was wondering why we use two bottles for this method.

I think it can work with one bottle if done in a certain way. Add 3 mole of baking soda, then 1 mole of citric acid or boric acid powders...
Forum: DIY   06-21-2015, 11:49 PM
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Posted By ecotanker
1 mole of acetic acid will react with 1 mole of...

1 mole of acetic acid will react with 1 mole of baking soda, so it is not as efficient. I have not tried it but I am thinking of replacing boric acid for citric acid when I am out.

The reaction...
Forum: DIY   06-21-2015, 09:43 PM
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Views: 53,627
Posted By ecotanker
could this the best ratio to try?

This CO2 methods has inspired me to looking up some chemistry lessons from high school, to figured out what is the best amount to use for each so that little of the citric acid or carbonate remains....
Forum: DIY   06-11-2015, 08:08 PM
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Views: 245,058
Posted By ecotanker
Great thread! Thanks for all the great tips and...

Great thread! Thanks for all the great tips and info. I read the first 30 or so pages then skipped to the end. I mod my fluidized bed filter a reactor similar to this. The in flowing water goes down...
Forum: DIY   06-10-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 53,627
Posted By ecotanker
Great thread! I am trying this method now and am...

Great thread! I am trying this method now and am thinking of using a Serges type reactor to dissolve all the CO2. Has any one have experience with using this CO2 method and a reactor?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   02-22-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,412
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in...

Great looking scape! Love the mosaic plant, in there.
Forum: Lighting   02-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,540
Posted By ecotanker
From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate....

From my experience, BGA is a sign of low nitrate. You may want to add more fish food or nitrate to see if it with help.
Forum: Lighting   02-05-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By ecotanker
That is similar to the induction lamp I tested...

That is similar to the induction lamp I tested out.
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By ecotanker
I got an induction lamp to test out but returned...

I got an induction lamp to test out but returned in the end. The one that I had interfere with my open tv reception and it also produce a low level hum.

I am still waiting for some one to make and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   01-09-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By ecotanker
I checked again for daphnia and found some! It...

I checked again for daphnia and found some! It appears, they switched to being more active at night. So this part of my experimental design appears to be working in the short term. We will see in a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   01-08-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By ecotanker
While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef...

While I wait for the tools to arrive for my reef build, here is a quick update of the tank.

Moved the onion like plants in the middle to the left side, behind the orchids to hide the planters. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,752
Posted By ecotanker
Great looking tank! I too would like to see a...

Great looking tank! I too would like to see a description on the rock work.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-24-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks Wy. 'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys'...

Thanks Wy.

'fish fry', or is it 'fish frys' for the plural?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By ecotanker
Thanks. It is a plant that I got from you...

Thanks.

It is a plant that I got from you about a year ago. forgot the exact scientific name. it has purple bell shape flowers.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-23-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,705
Posted By ecotanker
30 gal riparium

currently housing 7 clown killie fries, my daphnia, scuds, seed shrimps, rotifers culture, small ramshorn snails and some small species of free swimming worms.

the there is a black mesh/moss wall...
Forum: Lighting   12-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By ecotanker
I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so...

I imagine that the spectrum can be adjusted so more blue can be added.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By ecotanker
I would get more plants.

I would get more plants.
Forum: Other Websites   11-09-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By ecotanker
I agree wholeheartedly!

I agree wholeheartedly!
Forum: Finnex   11-07-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,721
Posted By ecotanker
love my finnex

These fixature are great! Made my red plants really popped. Love my Finnex!
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