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Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Hardstuff
My anubias plants all grow into the gravel an...

My anubias plants all grow into the gravel an grow excellent. The most important thing is to make sure the rizome stays out of the substrate. If microsorium is anything like anubias , than they will...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Hardstuff
I run mine after the canister. As stated , they...

I run mine after the canister. As stated , they will get dirtier before the canister. I know many believe that there is not a problem with filter bacteria getting all the gas first an even building...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
The quick connects leaked. Yes you can have too...

The quick connects leaked. Yes you can have too much flow. If your fish get blown around , then you have too much flow. A 2215 on 10 an 20 gallon tanks sounds like your messing with me. If not,...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Turbocharging the 2215!

I was not going to report any more on this thread, but since I decided to exchange impeller's from the 2217 to the 2215, I could tell right away that the 2217 impeller improved flow. Probably...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Hardstuff
I agree totally. Dose EI right from the start....

I agree totally. Dose EI right from the start. You are going to have trouble getting the tank down to the mid 6.5-6.6 range ( 104ppms of CO2) since your Kh is very high. Be careful. 7.0-6.9 is a...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks. I will be installing a sponge on that...

Thanks. I will be installing a sponge on that power head soon to help with some well needed mechanical filtration. But this tank is still under filtered at the moment. It looks like a second 2215 or...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Cerges installed

Early results are promising. I took out the internal an installed a cerges. There is some waste of gas though but my ph is lower without all that noise.
As you can see my plants are growing well...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Hardstuff
You will need a 3/4 inch pvc T. Take your 1/8...

You will need a 3/4 inch pvc T. Take your 1/8 hose barb from your pressurized setup. Find a 3/4 inch to 1/8 threaded adapter. Thread the adapter into the 3/4 inch pvc T. Join directly with 3/4 pvc...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Hardstuff
Your not hijacking . That was useful info. To me,...

Your not hijacking . That was useful info. To me, I would have left the diffuser off, which is what I am planning on doing. Sorry to hear about bubbles still being in the tank.Maybe your filter is...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Hardstuff
I will take a look at the whirlpool filter at...

I will take a look at the whirlpool filter at Lowes. It may be different than the one at the Home depot? The 10 whirlpool would not except tubing on the inside, at least the HD one. It was too...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Hardstuff
Seeking advice on cerges reactor port size.

I need to make a cerges fast. I have been searching around online an some folks that have made them. It looks like the 3/4 inch ports are the way to go?
Most under the counter are 1/4 to 3/8 inch...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks for the info. I can see a need for the...

Thanks for the info. I can see a need for the second 2215. My single cannot carry my tank at all. The cerges seems the way to go for sure. Regarding to much CO2 ? I doubt it. My Ph is always...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Hardstuff
Unhappy Well since I am not getting any feed back I am...

Well since I am not getting any feed back I am going to continue the prazi an hope its skin or gill flukes because the symptoms are similar. The problem is they are hard to kill off entirely.
The...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Hardstuff
One of my theories of why they are acting like...

One of my theories of why they are acting like this is the power head. I use a powerhead to inject CO2. But there probably is not any studies on noise an frequencies? Some have said that the power...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Hardstuff
SAE's not acting right.

I bought 3 SAE's 4 months ago. I wanted them so bad that I took them out of the store q.t. I guess mistake #1! I then placed them in a small QT tank at home. I waited painfully 3 weeks watching...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Yes it would. But at the expense of removing a...

Yes it would. But at the expense of removing a lot of CO2. At least thats what I have read. It is really a marine application. But to a certain point overlaps into fresh since some of the film is...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,443
Posted By Hardstuff
Gabriel, I am sure that would slow it down as...

Gabriel, I am sure that would slow it down as well. However, In my tank every 2 days I am building up a lot of surface film. All my tanks get them, an they all have something different about them....
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Hardstuff
All your CO2 devices are ahead of what I am...

All your CO2 devices are ahead of what I am running currently. Glenn, that looks like a neat little unit. I never seen anything like it. It is very compact. I would have gone for that over the in...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
The Cerges reactor looks like it is working out...

The Cerges reactor looks like it is working out well Aquadawg. I was wondering besides the straight forward blue print is there any modifications that are needed? Some complained of bubbles still...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
I might add that I have a neighbor that has this...

I might add that I have a neighbor that has this stuff growing all over her tank. But there are no tufts anywhere. Its just this ugly brown color. But her tank is not planted & she does like 3 water...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
Thanks Hoppi: I always felt it was BBA. From...

Thanks Hoppi: I always felt it was BBA. From what I understand there are 2 forms. I never get thick tufts that look hair or fern like that extend 5 mm's or more. Mine If things are bad, looks like...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
This is another tank I have where BBA is in the...

This is another tank I have where BBA is in the spore form mostly but not growing much & healthy looking plants. But it is only powered by a small pressurized reactor.
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
The bleach dip is never the way to go. The spores...

The bleach dip is never the way to go. The spores are all over the tank when you get bba. They never really go away. Bleach dip? I would have to pull every plant up. Not the way to go . I will show...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
Another image , but this is as close as I can get...

Another image , but this is as close as I can get in with my cheap digital. Look at the edge on the temple plant on the upper right hand side. You can clearly see its a red brown color.

I need to...
Forum: Algae 08-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Hardstuff
This stuff loves growing on the side of my...

This stuff loves growing on the side of my powerheads an looks dark brown in color. When I hit it with peroxide or excel it turns a pinkish looking color. I then can wipe it off easier. It does not...
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