Yep in theory with the filters unloaded that is about right. But turnover is only part of the equation. It's also in how you disperse that flow. Put it through a narrow nozzle and you have a strong turbulent flow. Put it through a wide nozzle and you have a weaker gentler flow.Hi GreggZ, and yes I remember you from TPT. As a lover of Rainbow Fish, I look forward to continuing to follow you here.
Referring to your post about water flow from the previous page, it appears the two Rena XP L’s delivers 350G/Hr (1325 Ltr/ Hr), and the Rena XP XL delivers 450 G/Hr (1700 Ltr/Hr), totaling 1150 G/Hr (4350 Ltr/Hr). All please check that my numbers are approximately correct. This gives approximately 9 water changes per hour. I thought this might be of interest for others making a comparison with other filters.
Could you possibly post the the online source for Male only Rainbows online, or PM me directly with the source info? Might they be located in the Portland, OR area?
Thank you and I am glad to hear it helped inspired you to get into high tech. That always warms my heart a bit as you never really know who is following and what they are thinking.Hello Greggz,
I was a pretty big lurker to your journal over at TPT, only commented a few times. As your tank was a huge inspiration for me to get into high tech planted aquariums. I am glad to see you have found a new home for your aquarium journal.
Does it count if I started a low tech tank with rainbows? LOL. In reality they are going in my first summer tub this year, hoping to have a bunch of rhadinocentrus babies.Thank you and I am glad to hear it helped inspired you to get into high tech. That always warms my heart a bit as you never really know who is following and what they are thinking.
I will say from the time I started the journal to the end I sure did notice a LOT more planted Rainbow tanks popping up everywhere. And seeing their success makes all the posting worthwhile.
How come I hear from more people now than when the journal was still up??
This is so true. I believe trimming, selection, replanting are underrated skills. I consider myself, after many years, still an absolute beginner compared to the pro's, and would welcome if this aspect got a bit more attention on this forum so that I can develop my skills. It seems to me that trimming and planting skills have more impact in the total mix of things than a few ppm of this or that.Like most plants it takes a while to understand how to trim it and bring it to good form
You know I was thinking about that this morning when I did my weekly maintenance. In my old journal every once in a while I would document the process and I remember people always enjoyed it. There's no question different plants prefer different methods. I'll have to do that again soon.I study the FTS of your tank in detail, how different plant groups have their carefully crafted shapes and textures. I don't necessarily mean the texture of one stem, or leaves of a plant, but rather how the different stems are combined into one 'bunch' that looks interesting. And of course, as you say, every species has its own character that you need to learn and master. If I would have to do four weeks maintenance of your tank, I worry the magic would have gone already. Understand what I mean?
I have seen youtube video's on trimming, and I have some experience myself as well. But what I would be looking for is some of the great scapers giving a 'masterclass' that covers perhaps 2 months of their maintenance, with a focus on plant trimming, replanting, shaping etc. Perhaps that would be an interesting thread, where we see a bunch of photos/videos on that topic. I would be the first student
Jackson here is probably more than you want to know. I've been rolling my own for quite a few years now. Like many things in life, once you figure it out you find it was not as complicated as you first thought. If you have any questions let me know.Sorry if I’ve missed it, but may I ask what raw ingredients you use to roll your own micros?
Like many things in life, once you figure it out you find it was not as complicated as you first thought.
I put together that spreadsheet years ago to help me track everything going on in my tank. Any time I make a change I take a screenshot and save it. So I can go back to any point in time and see what I was up to then.Greggz do you have a link to the file you use to track with. As I have switched to dry fertilizer I would like to breakdown what I put in weekly.
Thanks greggz!I put together that spreadsheet years ago to help me track everything going on in my tank. Any time I make a change I take a screenshot and save it. So I can go back to any point in time and see what I was up to then.
IMO it helps to keep good records. They can prevent you from making the same mistakes over and over again.
I've been freely sharing the file for years now. You can download it at the link below and use it any way you like to suit your needs.
Thanks for that Gregg, that’s super helpful. I just have a couple questions.
If my journal at TPT was still up I'd just point you to the page where I went over it. I make up a 1000ml solution and dose 20 ml per day so lasts about 50 days. I make the solution with RO water and add 10 ml of distilled white vinegar and 0.4 gm potassium sorbate. The gram scale is a typical jewelers model that goes to 0.01 gram. Shake it like heck every so often for a few days and keep it stored in a dark place. Mine is in a closet and I have never had any issue with mold or anything like that.Thanks for that Gregg, that’s super helpful. I just have a couple questions.
Are you mixing those into a single solution for your dosing? If so do you mix it weekly or make up a larger batch of it to save time weighing out ingredients? I guess a quick rundown of your process would be greatly appreciated if you have the time.
also what form do you get the fe gluconate in? I have found and ordered the rest of the ingredients, but my search for fe gluconate turns up both liquids and powders and those are all differing strengths.