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Forum: Substrate 03-23-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By billfromreading
I'm trying to track down a product called...

I'm trying to track down a product called "Pro'sChoice". It looks like it is similar to Soilmaster (which is discontinued) and Turface (which comes in a deep red but not in a grey/black). This...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By billfromreading
Inky, Thanks for the link for the tap. That...

Inky,

Thanks for the link for the tap. That link is for the smaller (5/8" or 594) double tap used on the output side of the 2050/2060. The really salty one is the larger intake tap, the 1" or 794...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By billfromreading
Thanks Inky, I joined and opened up a thread at...

Thanks Inky, I joined and opened up a thread at monsterfish.

I thought about using a sump, and actually have a new one that I bought from someone on craigslist, but have never used it. My fear is...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By billfromreading
Sizing filters for a 225g tank

I'm preparing to roll out a 225g tank, 72x24x30. It's going to be a heavily planted Discus display tank with medium light CO2 injection, UV sterilizers. I'm planning on about 6 to 8 discus with some...
Forum: Lighting 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By billfromreading
Thank you Steve and O2 for the reply. I...

Thank you Steve and O2 for the reply.

I also considered grouping my led's close together in hopes of being able to better "punch" some light down to the depths I need, considering at the maximum...
Forum: Lighting 02-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By billfromreading
LED help on a large tank

Hi, Iím hoping for some input from someone with experience working with LED lights. Iíve recently acquired a 225g tank (72x24x30) that I am looking forward to making into an awesome Discus/planted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By billfromreading
Baseline of the water I add is as follows tap...

Baseline of the water I add is as follows tap water pH 7.8, KH 5, GH 6-8. I also use RO water, I assume (but have not checked) that it's fairly close to 7.0 and of course KH and GH are close to or at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By billfromreading
KH value is 3, GH is 5.

KH value is 3, GH is 5.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By billfromreading
I had been running fairly consistently at around...

I had been running fairly consistently at around 6.7 for a year or more. Then I started to have serious algae problems and have been struggling with that for the last 6 months, trying various methods...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By billfromreading
Low pH help

Hi Everyone,

Iím hoping someone can help me. Iím at a loss to explain the following situation Iím encountering.

I have a planted 40g tank, CO2 injected, heavily planted with rooted plants and...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By billfromreading
Yeah, sounds like I'll have to scrape the Solar...

Yeah, sounds like I'll have to scrape the Solar 1000, even before it arrives. I bought it on ebay and thought I got a great deal. Oh, well live and learn. If I go to T5's is the Giesemann PowerChrome...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By billfromreading
Okay, I've hit a snag and I'm hoping for some...

Okay, I've hit a snag and I'm hoping for some help.

I was planning on running T5's with my Icecaps, but since I have a Solar 1000 dimmer I want to deploy I can't use T5's. I just got a note back...
Forum: Lighting 12-18-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By billfromreading
Oops, just answered my own question. Icecaps...

Oops, just answered my own question. Icecaps 660's can drive up to 4 T5HO's each.
Forum: Lighting 12-18-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By billfromreading
Thanks for the suggestion. I've not thought of...

Thanks for the suggestion. I've not thought of T5HO's and have no experience with them. Is three really sufficient for a tank of those dimensions? Also, can Icecap 660 power T5HO's?
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By billfromreading
A Tall Question

Iíve been running a 40g (36x16x16) tank with ODNOs (4x36Ē) fairly successfully for a couple of years now. (Iíve had my battles with algae and had success with many but not all plants Iíve tried.)
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