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Old 10-27-2012, 04:13 AM   #121
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I forget which line you should turn the valve on to throttle the flow, but my LFS told me to only throttle with one. I believe the return. I could be wrong. I am running HOB now.
You are correct. It's the outflow.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:18 AM   #122
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Ok cool cool. Well I look forward to when you can open that up!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:54 PM   #123
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I got my drop checker in the mail today.. I've done a little research and am a little confused on how to set it up. Every instructional I see says to add the solution and then add a "Ph indicator". Only one solution came with the drop checker (Standard Ebay one) and when I checked back to the Ebay listing it said the solution was a 4dkh solution & Ph indicator combined. However, they say the solution is supposed to be blue, but mine is yellow. Is there something I need to add? And if so, what?
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #124
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You fill the bulb of your drop checker maybe 2/3 full of 4dkh solution.

Then add 3-4 drops of low range pH reagent (from your test kit). That'll serve as your pH indicator.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #125
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Ok thanks. Did more research as well, I just ordered a 4dkh solution.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #126
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looking real good
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #127
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Drop Checker properly set up and in place, thanks for the help guys!
Pictures to come tomorrow: Stay Tuned
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #128
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Week Three Update

This week I saw increased growth from my HC, as well as the continued crazy growth of Riccia and DHG. I also added a drop checker (brang my BPS down from ~1.5 to ~.33!), A Wabi-Kusa with Rotala Sp. Green- to increase plant mass and absorb extra nutrients (thus preventing algae), and two Otos.

No real algae yet, just very small amounts of green algae, I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever see a diatom bloom.







My first couple of runners.


Wabi Kusa. Hopefully I'll be able to take this out sometime during Week Four. Then I just need to find something to do with it..


New Resident. This guy I just got today, so he has yet to color up. My other one, however, I've had for about a year, so he's big, fat, and lazy.


Really the only place in the tank with noticeable algae. Need to clean this out soon!
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #129
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^ upgrade to an atomic diffuser!!! best diffuser upgrade you can get.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:33 PM   #130
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Oh I wouldn't think of getting rid of my music glass diffuser! It works wonderfully and is a piece of art in itself.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #131
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The music glass diffuser is just the best for shallow tanks! Man so jelly hehe
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:28 AM   #132
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Thanks Man!

I gave my Riccia/DHG a major trim today. Also, I just bought a new camera!
Not exactly what you would expect though...

I can't wait to try it out!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:41 AM   #133
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nice vintage stuff
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:04 AM   #134
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Thanks Man!

I gave my Riccia/DHG a major trim today. Also, I just bought a new camera!
Not exactly what you would expect though...

I can't wait to try it out!!
NICE!!! i have a vintage canon A-1 from Korea. still takes amazing pictures
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #135
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nice vintage stuff
Thanks! I never really consider myself to be a "collector" of vintage things, but I do seem to have quite a bit of it!

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NICE!!! i have a vintage canon A-1 from Korea. still takes amazing pictures
Awesome! I would love to see some. I can't wait to learn how to take some myself.
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