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Old 08-31-2012, 03:28 AM   #181
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guess that makes sense, lol! but i wouldnt wanna do that! haha horticulture FTW!
I really enjoyed horticulture in high school. I can't say I'd like to pursue a career in it, though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:56 AM   #182
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I really enjoyed horticulture in high school. I can't say I'd like to pursue a career in it, though.
im in highschool, but i definitely want to major in hort. I really like it and im interested in it because of all my orchids
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:01 PM   #183
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im in highschool, but i definitely want to major in hort. I really like it and im interested in it because of all my orchids
It's an interesting and broad field, that's for sure. Tons of different things you can specialize in.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:30 PM   #184
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It's an interesting and broad field, that's for sure. Tons of different things you can specialize in.
yeah! there are all kinds of different openings! my dream is to open a world class orchid nursery and be able to breed phalaenopsis and other genera. be like the next Krull-Smith Orchids!
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:58 AM   #185
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yeah! there are all kinds of different openings! my dream is to open a world class orchid nursery and be able to breed phalaenopsis and other genera. be like the next Krull-Smith Orchids!
Sounds like an excellent idea. Always go with what you're passionate about.

So, this may make some of you cringe, but I made a temporary ADA nano diffuser....Frankenstein-style. Yep. Basically, broke the stem off with a pair of pliers (the glass was wrapped in a sock, no safety worries) and put some tubing on it. Fairly simple rig. Behold! (Frank, please don't kill me for this)






H. tenellum 'micro' is doing well!

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:13 AM   #186
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lol the diffuser is like you cant tell anything happened! you should sell it to me for an exorbitantly low price
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:23 AM   #187
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lol the diffuser is like you cant tell anything happened! you should sell it to me for an exorbitantly low price
Kiran is first in line if he wants it, I know he's been wanting one for ages and he commented about it first. If he doesn't want it, you can have it (for a small fee, of course).
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:30 AM   #188
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i wasnt aware he wanted one. if he doesnt want it (who am i kidding?) im your man :P
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #189
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freph, Judging by the pictures running the diffuser, you have a strong overdose of CO2. I told you at the beginning of your journey to be careful here. I am more than confident that because of this, you have a problem with an aquarium. I'm sorry that you did not take my words too seriously then. Maybe now listen ... Good luck.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #190
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freph, Judging by the pictures running the diffuser, you have a strong overdose of CO2. I told you at the beginning of your journey to be careful here. I am more than confident that because of this, you have a problem with an aquarium. I'm sorry that you did not take my words too seriously then. Maybe now listen ... Good luck.
I don't really see how there's an overdose of CO2. Everything is growing fine and algae is at a minimum. The diffuser is only running at 1.5-2bps (all ADA equipment) anyway.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:43 PM   #191
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Sounds like an excellent idea. Always go with what you're passionate about.

So, this may make some of you cringe, but I made a temporary ADA nano diffuser....Frankenstein-style. Yep. Basically, broke the stem off with a pair of pliers (the glass was wrapped in a sock, no safety worries) and put some tubing on it. Fairly simple rig. Behold! (Frank, please don't kill me for this)






H. tenellum 'micro' is doing well!

Sweet fix! Looks fine to me. That diffuser looks like it works well. The rhinox one I have isn't the best. Some of the bubbles are big. But it works for now...

Regarding the Co2 comment. All you have is shrimp in this tank, correct? And they are amanos which are pretty hardy. If I were you I'd crank it even more! Lol. I'm running mine at about 1bps. But it's because I have sakura shrimp and I'm trying to raise it slowly and get them used to the co2. If I could, I'd go as high as possible. You can never od on co2. And how can you tell from a picture the amount of co2 your running?? What? Lol!!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #192
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Sweet fix! Looks fine to me. That diffuser looks like it works well. The rhinox one I have isn't the best. Some of the bubbles are big. But it works for now...

Regarding the Co2 comment. All you have is shrimp in this tank, correct? And they are amanos which are pretty hardy. If I were you I'd crank it even more! Lol. I'm running mine at about 1bps. But it's because I have sakura shrimp and I'm trying to raise it slowly and get them used to the co2. If I could, I'd go as high as possible. You can never od on co2. And how can you tell from a picture the amount of co2 your running?? What? Lol!!
Thanks! Yeah, my up aqua one puts out slightly larger bubbles....but this ADA one, oh man. About as good as you can get from just a glass/ceramic before going atomic style diffuser. I'm impressed.

Maybe it just looked like a lot of CO2 from the amount of small bubbles, but who knows. You technically "can" od on CO2 to the point that it kills the livestock, but there's no surface film and plants are producing plenty of oxygen (look at the riccia, lol) so I'm not too concerned. I've got otos and amanos in there but haven't had any deaths. Just random amanos jumping up and hitting the glass top for whatever reason. Other than that, they're fine and dandy. Fish will be in Thursday. Still waiting for glosso and grass to fill in so I can crank up the darn filter outflow. The 2211 puts out!
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I was thinking atomic also but I don't like the black suction cups...lol. But as far as diffusion goes. I think it's the best you can get besides ADA.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #194
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Lol, love the diffuser! Name me a price!

Tank looks awesome. When're you getting fish?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #195
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I was thinking atomic also but I don't like the black suction cups...lol. But as far as diffusion goes. I think it's the best you can get besides ADA.
Functionally speaking, atomics should be better because of the finer mist. ADA wins aesthetically for me, though. Plus they make micro bubbles fine on their own.

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Lol, love the diffuser! Name me a price!

Tank looks awesome. When're you getting fish?
Fish Thursday. PM me about the diffuser, we can work something out.
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