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aXio
05-06-2017, 09:54 PM
Figured it would be nice we get a journal thread going for the aquarium some of you saw during the presentation today. I will plan on keeping up with progress photos. Enjoy =)


Aquarium Information...

Aquarium: Mr.Aqua MA-750 (36"x12"x12") @ 22 Gallons
Filtration: 2x Aquaclear 20 HOB Filters
Lighting: 2x Collar Aqualighter 1 90cm LED
CO2: ISTA 1 Liter CO2 Kit @ 3 BPS
Substrate: Tropica Aquarium Soil Powder Type
Hardscape Material: Seiryu Stone

Hardscape...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/lapinski/IMG_7436.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/lapinski/media/IMG_7436.jpg.html)
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aXio
05-06-2017, 10:26 PM
Planting...

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pinaki_pal
05-06-2017, 10:56 PM
Nice one .... :) :) Following

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caricell
05-07-2017, 09:08 AM
So sorry I missed your presentation, Jakub! Had to unexpectedly run up to Habersham County.
This is beautiful!!


Larry

kwseiders
05-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Well, you missed a great presentation. Good explanations on everything, took plenty of notes. I am already making plans to be at the picnic on June 10. See you there?

aXio
05-07-2017, 08:34 PM
Thank you gentlemen =) I'm very excited for the BBQ/Picnic!

Alright first aquarium log...

1 week after filling 5/7/2017
https://image.ibb.co/dtWBQk/MA750IW1.jpg

wanderlust
05-07-2017, 10:22 PM
Wow, you are so creative. I love your work or art. :luv:

Tangfan
05-08-2017, 10:11 AM
I am sorry I missed this presentation as well. Tank looks wonderful. I can see your using CO2 in the system by the bubbler (might not be right term) on the left hand side, but I am not sure what that upside down cone is on the right hand side of the 5/7 picture. Can you let me know what that is? Thanks for the help.

aXio
05-08-2017, 11:02 AM
I am sorry I missed this presentation as well. Tank looks wonderful. I can see your using CO2 in the system by the bubbler (might not be right term) on the left hand side, but I am not sure what that upside down cone is on the right hand side of the 5/7 picture. Can you let me know what that is? Thanks for the help.

That is a drop checker. It is a simple device that measures CO2 levels in the aquarium. Typically when CO2 levels are low it will be a Blue color, when CO2 levels are optimal it will be a Green color, when the CO2 is getting too high the indicator will turn a Yellow color. So it is quick and easy way to make sure your CO2 is in-line. Typically you want the drop checker to turn from Blue to Green within 1 hour of the CO2/Lights kicking on. That usually gets you around 20-25ppm co2 levels.

Obviously it is just a visual reference checker to be used a guide and a first indication of something getting off track. So testing is still recommend from time to time to get an actually CO2 reading.

Jakub

Tangfan
05-08-2017, 12:17 PM
That is a drop checker. It is a simple device that measures CO2 levels in the aquarium. Typically when CO2 levels are low it will be a Blue color, when CO2 levels are optimal it will be a Green color, when the CO2 is getting too high the indicator will turn a Yellow color. So it is quick and easy way to make sure your CO2 is in-line. Typically you want the drop checker to turn from Blue to Green within 1 hour of the CO2/Lights kicking on. That usually gets you around 20-25ppm co2 levels.

Obviously it is just a visual reference checker to be used a guide and a first indication of something getting off track. So testing is still recommend from time to time to get an actually CO2 reading.

Jakub

Thanks for the quick reply Jakub. Makes a lot of sense. Being in Quality, I am used to have visual controllers and verifying these visuals with actual detailed analysis. Best method to control a process in a timely manner.

caricell
05-08-2017, 09:46 PM
Heya Ken! How are you???

I suppose I'd consider coming to the picnic...just have no clue where it is. No info posted on this site that I could find...

Larry



Well, you missed a great presentation. Good explanations on everything, took plenty of notes. I am already making plans to be at the picnic on June 10. See you there?

aXio
05-09-2017, 11:14 AM
Heya Ken! How are you???

I suppose I'd consider coming to the picnic...just have no clue where it is. No info posted on this site that I could find...

Larry

It has been announced on the main webpage for a while now. But it's at Premier! Brie is posting the information right now!

caricell
05-09-2017, 08:18 PM
Thanks, jakub...sounds like fun. I should be able to make it..will have just returned from Montana!

Larry


It has been announced on the main webpage for a while now. But it's at Premier! Brie is posting the information right now!