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Old 11/25/2011, 05:35 PM   #26
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I'm sure this has been discussed and I missed it but what is the target DKh for this tank peter or Mr. Wilson, or if someone has a link to the discussion I would appreciate it, the tank is looking amazing by the way!


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Old 11/26/2011, 12:52 PM   #27
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Cool split.


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Old 11/27/2011, 08:52 PM   #28
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Congrats with the split.

Great update peter! In terms of your mangrove system, you mentioned that the growth is great from the plasmas however the heat and nuisance algae was very evident. Hopefully switching over to LEDs will reduce these issues but will most likely slow the growth on the mangrove. Do you even need to have fast growth on them? Will that make a difference in terms of nutrient export?

I look forward to Shawn's new store, I will travel from Barrie to visit!
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Old 12/03/2011, 10:28 PM   #29
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Congrats with the split.

Great update peter! In terms of your mangrove system, you mentioned that the growth is great from the plasmas however the heat and nuisance algae was very evident. Hopefully switching over to LEDs will reduce these issues but will most likely slow the growth on the mangrove. Do you even need to have fast growth on them? Will that make a difference in terms of nutrient export?

I look forward to Shawn's new store, I will travel from Barrie to visit!
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I got lost in the split and preoccupied with the store project, so I will try to catch up. I have been posting on behalf of Orphek in their sponsor forum here on RC and when the dust settles will be posting more often here.

As you all know, reef tanks are never "done", and I think that is what keeps it interesting. We will have some updates in the coming weeks as we continue to fine tune Peter's aquarium.

I'm not sure if it's the slow flow rate or plasma lighting that is causing the red candy floss algae (Asparagopsis taxiformis) bloom. We will change just the lighting and see if that slows it down. I am working on some new multi chip LED fixtures for Orphek that we will test with the mangrove system soon.

I have never seen mangroves grow at the rate at which Peter's have. Hopefully the secret isn't the plasma lights and the LEDs are as good or better.


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Old 12/04/2011, 09:26 AM   #30
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Exciting times Shawn - Great to hear a new store is on the horizon. Best of luck with all the setup, I'm sure the Life support system will be an absolute gem. Please be sure to keep us locals updated.

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Old 12/04/2011, 10:08 AM   #31
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Store ??? ... I was waiting for the book !!!


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Old 12/04/2011, 08:45 PM   #32
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I got lost in the split and preoccupied with the store project, so I will try to catch up. I have been posting on behalf of Orphek in their sponsor forum here on RC and when the dust settles will be posting more often here.

As you all know, reef tanks are never "done", and I think that is what keeps it interesting. We will have some updates in the coming weeks as we continue to fine tune Peter's aquarium.

I'm not sure if it's the slow flow rate or plasma lighting that is causing the red candy floss algae (Asparagopsis taxiformis) bloom. We will change just the lighting and see if that slows it down. I am working on some new multi chip LED fixtures for Orphek that we will test with the mangrove system soon.

I have never seen mangroves grow at the rate at which Peter's have. Hopefully the secret isn't the plasma lights and the LEDs are as good or better.
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miracle mud and mangroves area very good mix.if you were to take a water sample from within the mud youll more than likely find very high nitrates wich mangroves like,above the mud you should see 0 nitrates, i never tested mud for phosphates so cant comment on that.
also i have found that candyfloss grows extremly well with low flow,ive seen it on the tops of sps when they start growing at the surface of the water,especially if theres not much turbulance,ive seen it with T5 and metal halide lighting,so i dont think its the plasma.


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Old 12/05/2011, 10:15 AM   #33
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Congrats. on the new store!


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Old 12/05/2011, 04:06 PM   #34
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"BTW, I want to post a message regarding the use of Copper. It is a known catalyst of angioneogenesis in humans, which means it promotes the generation of new blood vessels. Since most Cancers spread by a process of angioneogenesis it's best to avoid exposure to Copper. If for example you are using an airstone in a copper treated tank it would be wise not to breath the mist by wearing a mask, avoid skin contact by wearing latex gloves and generally minimize exposure."

Hang on a second here.... are you saying that simple exposure like water splashing on your hand/arm from a QT with cupramine, is going to give you cancer? This seems rather stretched...


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Old 12/09/2011, 05:11 PM   #35
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Peter - Happy Holidays to you and your family. Last X-Mas you put us all in awe with your decorating for the holidays. Do you have any similar photos from this year? I'm using it for inspiration for my wife that a larger tank can still look good in a house during the holidays.


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Old 12/09/2011, 05:27 PM   #36
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Congrats on the split!
Peter, looking forward to updated pics of the entire setup and the Xmas tree...
Congrats Mr. Wilson on the new store. I have no doubt it will be successful.


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Old 12/09/2011, 06:18 PM   #37
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Congrats on the split!
Peter, looking forward to updated pics of the entire setup and the Xmas tree...
Congrats Mr. Wilson on the new store. I have no doubt it will be successful.

I think you meant trees. His house had like 6 of them last year.


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Old 12/09/2011, 08:50 PM   #38
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I just started reading. Only through the first 10 pages. You have a great tank!


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Old 12/09/2011, 09:13 PM   #39
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Is there a photo album set up of your pictures that can be accessed?


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Old 12/09/2011, 10:02 PM   #40
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"BTW, I want to post a message regarding the use of Copper. It is a known catalyst of angioneogenesis in humans, which means it promotes the generation of new blood vessels. Since most Cancers spread by a process of angioneogenesis it's best to avoid exposure to Copper. If for example you are using an airstone in a copper treated tank it would be wise not to breath the mist by wearing a mask, avoid skin contact by wearing latex gloves and generally minimize exposure."

Hang on a second here.... are you saying that simple exposure like water splashing on your hand/arm from a QT with cupramine, is going to give you cancer? This seems rather stretched...
It won't give u cancer ...
Cancer cells spread/grow very rapidly, which means they need oxygen, which in turn means they will try to generate more blood vessels within and around themselves. Now exposure to excessive copper can aid them with their "berating task". same idea is used in photodynamic therapy, where profeline is injected and it concentrates in most rapid growing parts of body, ie. Nails, hair, Cancer .... And then by focusing light we kill the cancer cell ...


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Is there a photo album set up of your pictures that can be accessed?
www.petersfishtank.com

Enjoy!!!! See you in a day or two..... LOL!!!!!


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Old 12/10/2011, 06:43 PM   #42
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Enjoy!!!! See you in a day or two..... LOL!!!!!
Thanks.....I'm hoping for a major christmas photo update in the next week. I am also hoping to put up a video using my new GoPro Hero2 camera that Chingchai has as well. I took some test material straight out of the box and I am quite impressed with the results. All I need now is to take the time to get it right for this community.

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Old 12/10/2011, 07:14 PM   #43
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Thanks.....I'm hoping for a major christmas photo update in the next week. I am also hoping to put up a video using my new GoPro Hero2 camera that Chingchai has as well. I took some test material straight out of the box and I am quite impressed with the results. All I need now is to take the time to get it right for this community.

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The gopro's are really impressive for their size and cost. Hard to believe that such a simple camera can take such good video. We have used them on four wheeler rides in the mountains.


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Old 12/15/2011, 09:38 AM   #44
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Thanks.....I'm hoping for a major christmas photo update in the next week. I am also hoping to put up a video using my new GoPro Hero2 camera that Chingchai has as well. I took some test material straight out of the box and I am quite impressed with the results. All I need now is to take the time to get it right for this community.

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Peter.
Please give us some motivation.
We need it so much!


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Wow Peter what a amazing system keep up the great work. I would love to have your thoughts on my system when you have a moment.


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jdpii3 is your avatar a picture of you with Rush?


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yes, yes it is! I follow them when they are touring seen them 80 times


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Peter, clock is ticking.....you have 9 days to post you Christmas update!


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Old 12/15/2011, 11:43 AM   #49
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yes, yes it is! I follow them when they are touring seen them 80 times
I was asking myself the same question! Very cool, even in that small of a pic and Geddy is still recognizable.

PS - Still, no where near as cool as this tank!

Merry Christmas all,
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Thanks.....I'm hoping for a major christmas photo update in the next week. I am also hoping to put up a video using my new GoPro Hero2 camera that Chingchai has as well. I took some test material straight out of the box and I am quite impressed with the results. All I need now is to take the time to get it right for this community.

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Hi Peter,

I also purchased a GoPro Hero2 but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I'm especially excited knowing that you and Chingchai are impressed with its performance.

Looking forward to underwater photos and video

Merry Christmas!


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