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Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by HenrySheehan, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ya I can have it dripping between a gallon an hour to 10 gallons an hour. I'd feed it into a container which would then feed into the tank which will help bring it up to room temperature.

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    Henry

    What about the cold winter days and nights, is there any way you could run a small heater in the container?

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  3. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ya I'll definitely have to put some form of heater into it.

    Instead of putting my inline heater from my filter back into the tank could I put the inline heater on the drip line?

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  4. Zeus

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    Dont think its needed on a drip line. But sometimes your tank would benefit from a good WC so suck out the detritus and hover the carpet etc. So having a tub with say half your tanks volume of water preheated may be of great benefit. I know users who have done it and can get the thread for you if thats any help.
     
  5. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for. With this system I'll still do a wc say once a month (I'll know as I'm going along when one is needed).

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    You could easily put a pre filter in plus an air stone these would certainly help.

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  8. HenrySheehan

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    I know the EI dosing method says dose for 6 days then WC on the 7th day. I wonder what affect the water drip feed method would have on this.

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  9. keithgh

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    Henry

    If that is the case it should not work as you are doing a constant 24/7 water change even if its only minimal.
    If you were dosing once a week it would be only a matter of turning the system off for about 24hrs after applying the ferts.

    A question for you, what would happen if you added the ferts to your storage container by doing that you would be constantly adding ferts at an extremely low rate like plants in a river?

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    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I don't know what'd happen. It'll be hit an miss for a while whilst I find the best options.

    I also had decided to get dimmable ATI power module T5 lights but I seen then working in my lfs this week. When up close and the lights dimmed there was a very strong flicker effect. It almost gave me a headache looking at it. This is just something that happens with dimmable T5 lights and I'm not sure I want that.
    So now I'm back to looking for lights again and will possibly go for led lights unless ye can think of something else.
    Back to kessils again maybe. Oh I thought I'd this sorted

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    Should look well Henry with the tweaks with room for equipment
     
  12. keithgh

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    That is one of the joys of doing any DIY it can be a long slow learning process but in the end it's been worth it.

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    Whoa you really are going all out. Those are some sweeeet lights.
     
  15. HenrySheehan

    HenrySheehan Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Ya I'm very happy with them. I was looking at the kessils which were over 300 euro more so I feel like I've saved money.
    Some logic I know
    Waiting to get them and then see will I hang them or get arms.

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    Is that a light or a piece of ultra high technology.

    Do you have any photos of it on your tank?

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  17. HenrySheehan

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    I only ordered it yesterday evening online from the UK. Probably be the week after next before it arrives.

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    Don't forget the photos when it's all set up please.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  19. HenrySheehan

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    Roger that. I know my tank is made and ready for collection. Just waiting back from two different places about the cabinet. The cabinet is going to work out as the most expensive item

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  20. keithgh

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    I fully agree with that my Bow Fronted cost me over $600 many years ago that was the tank and stand only.

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