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Forum: DIY 02-02-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By insta
You have a leak in the connection between the...

You have a leak in the connection between the bottle and the airline.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By insta
You can't turn off DIY CO2. It can cause huge...

You can't turn off DIY CO2. It can cause huge problems at night by killing all your livestock. I think you're better off doing more reading before getting into CO2.

And, if this tank is at all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By insta
It will be catastrophic if you rupture the burst...

It will be catastrophic if you rupture the burst disc from excess heat, as CO2 will fill the room from the ground up. A child's crib may be low enough to keep them in the lingering gas cloud,...
Forum: DIY 12-16-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By insta
I'm watching the algae and light, and will inject...

I'm watching the algae and light, and will inject CO2 if it comes to require it. It will be easy to do since I'm using a canister filter.

NH4+ will turn into ammonia in the presence of acidic...
Forum: DIY 12-16-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By insta
Concentrated liquid dosing

What are the concentrations (in ppm) of potassium nitrate and ammonium nitrate in saturated solution?

I have a 1cc dosing syringe, and tons of bulk dry powder. I'm trying to dose a 15G high-light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By insta
The tank has been running for about 9 months. ...

The tank has been running for about 9 months. The test kits are about a year old.

pH is actually one of the things I didn't test. I'm going to do that now and report results.

edit: pH 6.7, 6...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By insta
Unhappy HELP! Critters are dying, no idea why.

We have a 120G planted tank, with PFS-capped MTS. Recently, things have begun dying in the tank, and I have no idea why. We do regular weekly water changes of between 30-50% with our normal tap...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By insta
Ok, that's fine, I just always heard it was bad...

Ok, that's fine, I just always heard it was bad for them to use their fans to scrub the substrate. I guess I won't worry about it :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By insta
Why isn't my bamboo shrimp fanning the water?

He's been in the tank for about two weeks now ... he had his fans deployed at the store, but now he just wanders around sifting through the substrate (pool sand). Now, granted, the sand is full of...
Forum: Fish 02-27-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By insta
The MTS is definitely not fully mineralized. It...

The MTS is definitely not fully mineralized. It still smelled ever so faintly of dirt when we put it in the tank (due to time constraints mostly). The substrate occasionally "farts", and is only...
Forum: Fish 02-26-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By insta
What killed my fish?!

I've never seen fish die this quickly! Tank parameters are 0.25ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrites, pH 7.2. Tank inhabitants were fine before a water change. I did a 50% water change on my 120G, dropping...
Forum: DIY 11-23-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 27,568
Posted By insta
C3 was the 50v cap. It's incase you run higher...

C3 was the 50v cap. It's incase you run higher than 10-12v for the LEDs.
Forum: DIY 11-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 27,568
Posted By insta
You really need to not use my dimmer with your...

You really need to not use my dimmer with your Arduino. Just use a low-side driver like I said in PM. I don't have time to redraw the schematic from the design notes for whichever one you pick.
Forum: DIY 11-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 27,568
Posted By insta
Goodness, Erwin, I'm so sorry to have missed your...

Goodness, Erwin, I'm so sorry to have missed your post!

If I'm understanding you correctly, you can in fact drive this dimmer straight from a Floramate if it outputs a variable analog voltage --...
Forum: Plants 11-17-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By insta
Careful with that much actinic lighting. You'll...

Careful with that much actinic lighting. You'll be struggling to keep algae under control.
Forum: DIY 08-15-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,270
Posted By insta
Where on earth are you people using aquariums...

Where on earth are you people using aquariums that come close to the pressure ratings of PVC or ABS? They're rated over 200 PSI for a 3" pipe!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,472
Posted By insta
A Brita doesn't do anything except pass water...

A Brita doesn't do anything except pass water through some activated carbon. It's still just as hard as it was before, and the hardness is mostly what you "feel" when using soap and such.
Forum: Substrate 06-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,381
Posted By insta
Polyfill in the canister filter will remove...

Polyfill in the canister filter will remove fiberglass in the water column.
Forum: Substrate 06-03-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By insta
For reference, a pH of 6.8 is less acidic than a...

For reference, a pH of 6.8 is less acidic than a cup of distilled water sitting on a countertop. It can really only be called "acidic" by definition instead of any measurable reactions.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By insta
I'd still highly suggest finding a way to move it...

I'd still highly suggest finding a way to move it to the outflow side.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By insta
As someone who was in your spot, with the exact...

As someone who was in your spot, with the exact same tank, go with the SunSun canister filter and cheaper T5NO lighting.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,385
Posted By insta
Spot on :thumbsup:

Spot on :thumbsup:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By insta
Even if you don't buy my stuff I feel compelled...

Even if you don't buy my stuff I feel compelled to point out a few things.

1) The lights you linked are a marine light setup. Get a freshwater one with a 6700 & 1000k bulb (no actinics!). ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By insta
I'll send you a PM so I don't fill up the thread...

I'll send you a PM so I don't fill up the thread too much ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,848
Posted By insta
I know this is generally bad form, but I have a...

I know this is generally bad form, but I have a complete Red Sea CO2 setup, with solenoid and 20oz tank, that I'm willing to sell for ~ $200. The 20oz tank ran about 2 months for me before I...
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