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Forum: Lighting 06-02-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,647
Posted By rballi
You are comparing apples to oranges here. There...

You are comparing apples to oranges here. There are so many other factors you are not accounting here for other than your lighting fixture is different. Everything from ph, to the dirt you used, to...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,647
Posted By rballi
+1 The reason why you are thinking the LED's...

+1

The reason why you are thinking the LED's didn't cause brown algae is that the tank had matured further. Diatoms is almost always a cycling issue. Just requires a little patience and maybe some...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,647
Posted By rballi
Light is light. Plants do not care much for where...

Light is light. Plants do not care much for where it comes from as long as it is the right intensity and spectrum.
Forum: DIY 05-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
There is always that risk I guess...I just think...

There is always that risk I guess...I just think the simpler the less likely I am going to look over something and then have a big problem
Forum: DIY 05-30-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
I am thinking just dumping some prime in just...

I am thinking just dumping some prime in just before might be the easiest solution
Forum: DIY 05-29-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
Yeah. I have a filter housing already that I am...

Yeah. I have a filter housing already that I am sure I could find a carbon filter for. I want to add hot and cold to this to get the water as close to 72-76 degrees after warm up. I don't know much...
Forum: DIY 05-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
Can you post which one you are looking at exactly?

Can you post which one you are looking at exactly?
Forum: DIY 05-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
Does Carbon remove choir amine as well? I am...

Does Carbon remove choir amine as well? I am trying to keep it as simple as possible, but this does sound like a good idea.
Forum: DIY 05-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
Thank you all for the help on this! I have a...

Thank you all for the help on this! I have a neighbor that is remodeling his bathroom and does contracting (mainly floors) for a living, so I am going to solicit some advise from him as well.

I...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/ehy4ehuz.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/4yhybuje.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/aperu9ev.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/24/a8ynu7e6.jpg

This is...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
I will take some pictures so you can visualize...

I will take some pictures so you can visualize better. The reason I am thinking about going through the wall is because the vanity cabinet in the bathroom is right next to the tank on the other side...
Forum: DIY 05-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,509
Posted By rballi
Plumbing for easier refills

My 125 is sitting next to the bathroom, separated by a wall to the right. I am wondering how difficult it would be to split that hold and cold line, drill a hole in the wall so as to fill the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,333
Posted By rballi
I really like rock heavy scapes like this. I had...

I really like rock heavy scapes like this. I had something similar in a 125. I started having issues with junk settling behind the rock over time and I think it cause some issues. Your stone size is...
Forum: Fish 05-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By rballi
The one on the left looks make for sure, harder...

The one on the left looks make for sure, harder to tell with the one on the right...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
You are referring to impeller blades correct? As...

You are referring to impeller blades correct? As in drill them with tiny holes to attach the enkmat with fishing line?
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
And how aware you fastening it to the impeller?

And how aware you fastening it to the impeller?
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
You are referring to the enkamat stuff right?

You are referring to the enkamat stuff right?
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
That is what I am noticing as well. It is much...

That is what I am noticing as well. It is much noisier when I restrict the inflow to the pump
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
Fantastic. This is what I was hoping for. I will...

Fantastic. This is what I was hoping for. I will mess with it a bit today and grab a ball valve and see what happens.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
And did you have to reduce the flow to get that...

And did you have to reduce the flow to get that kind of mist?
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
Needle wheel efficacy

The flow is diffused into 4 returns and there isn't enough current to bother fish or plants by a long shot. Turn over is very different over all flow. If there is enough diffuse movement of water...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
The return pump is split into 4 returns so there...

The return pump is split into 4 returns so there is not too much flow in the display. Might actually need to add some koralias..

Are you referring to there being too much flow in order for the...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
I am curious to know how you will set it up. Take...

I am curious to know how you will set it up. Take a look at some of what the reef people are doing with mesh mods for their skimmers. That is what I am after, just haven't got there yet.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
It isn't my return pump that is doing the...

It isn't my return pump that is doing the fractioning. It is rio 1000 that is driving the co2 stuff and I am using 1" vinyl so things aren't moving terribly fast.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 787
Posted By rballi
It is an eheim 1262 that is going full blast. I...

It is an eheim 1262 that is going full blast. I thought more turbulence meant more mixing/absorption?
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