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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By The Big Buddha
Split the bio media in the 2 filters, alternate...

Split the bio media in the 2 filters, alternate cleaning those filters. I run twin eheims on both my 90g and the 65g. That way at cleaning intervals you can do a real thorough cleaning and not stress...
Forum: Plants   02-07-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By The Big Buddha
I have a huge platinum angel who is a fricken...

I have a huge platinum angel who is a fricken lawn mower if I don't keep it well fed.

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Forum: Equipment   02-06-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By The Big Buddha
C-160 started emptying my 30g on the floor...

So I tore down a couple of 10g tanks to put up a new 30g. I already had a cycled HOB for it, so I decided to do a full clean on my marineland C-160.

After a full cleaning of my old marineland I...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By The Big Buddha
The medium grit. No real big issues at all, been...

The medium grit. No real big issues at all, been using it for years. Only "issue" is the last few bags were a bit more oily than usual, but a good rinsing is all that's needed. Also the color was not...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By The Big Buddha
I have sterbi, albino, green lasers and Pygmy...

I have sterbi, albino, green lasers and Pygmy cories in my dirt tanks with black diamond. Never had any issues.

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Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,685
Posted By The Big Buddha
Thank you. Very nice. .

Thank you.
Very nice.

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Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By The Big Buddha
That's a great idea, also takes up a smaller...

That's a great idea, also takes up a smaller footprint.

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Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By The Big Buddha
Clove oil. .

Clove oil.

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Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By The Big Buddha
This is exactly why I buy my large tanks new....

This is exactly why I buy my large tanks new. Nothing against your ability to reseal a tank, but it scares the crap out of me that people who don't have your skill can be doing the same thing. Just...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By The Big Buddha
Do it anyways. She will get over it. Explain how...

Do it anyways. She will get over it. Explain how it will simplify tank maintenance, so you can spend more quality time listening to her nag. Lol

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Forum: Fish   02-03-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By The Big Buddha
I've caught my plecos eating my hygro and my...

I've caught my plecos eating my hygro and my angels eating my plants as well.
Not sure from your list.

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Forum: Lighting   02-03-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By The Big Buddha
I would go to homedepot, grab a nice shelf...

I would go to homedepot, grab a nice shelf bracket that will extend off the wall to the middle of the tank and zip tie the ikea light to it.
It won't look super ghetto, and you can easily adjust the...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By The Big Buddha
I wouldn't chance it. A small child pulling up on...

I wouldn't chance it. A small child pulling up on the front of the stand trying to see the pretty fishes and it lets go? There's are places to skimp and save, to re-use items in the hobby, but IMO...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By The Big Buddha
Glad to see you are aware of that, just keep an...

Glad to see you are aware of that, just keep an eye on it. Any chance of making a couple of matching end cabinets for the co2 and filter?
That way maintenance would not be such a chore and use the...
Forum: Equipment   02-03-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By The Big Buddha
Yup the other 3 are fine, all with 4dkh. I've...

Yup the other 3 are fine, all with 4dkh. I've reset it twice and it went orange twice on me. I didn't bother a 3rd time and it went back to working by itself today.
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By The Big Buddha
Clamp on light with a 6500k CFL bulb. Or an ikea...

Clamp on light with a 6500k CFL bulb. Or an ikea pendant lamp with a CFL like this

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80237310/

My store had them in a brushed aluminum color.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By The Big Buddha
Get a lava lamp or Robot Check .

Get a lava lamp or Robot Check

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By The Big Buddha
Same water in all tanks? I had stunted growth...

Same water in all tanks? I had stunted growth when I was using RO and equilibrium. Much better now with salty shrimp and RO.
What is the TDS in the different tanks?
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By The Big Buddha
Looks very nice. First time I've seen the 2x4...

Looks very nice. First time I've seen the 2x4 flat instead of on their edges, but with Center legs it doesn't matter I guess.
Do you worry about that much humidity right under the tv? Or will the...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By The Big Buddha
Psst.... Hey neighbor, those look sweet! Can't...

Psst.... Hey neighbor, those look sweet! Can't wait to see them get comfortable in your tank.

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Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,685
Posted By The Big Buddha
Every time I see an update I get excited, hoping...

Every time I see an update I get excited, hoping to see a video of that canopy in motion.
And then there isn't.... Wow a fat Otto! Lol
Been waiting six months, I've seen babies come quicker.
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Forum: Equipment   02-02-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By The Big Buddha
Update: I got lazy and just left the drop checker...

Update: I got lazy and just left the drop checker orange, watched the fish and used a ph pen.
Check the tank this morning and drop checker is blue again. Was lime green when the lights came on.
I'm...
Forum: DIY   02-01-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By The Big Buddha
Thanks for all the input people. I ended up...

Thanks for all the input people.

I ended up putting 1/2" styrofoam under the whole tank and the put the 1/16" shim under the foam under that corner. It now has no rock at all and is dead level on...
Forum: DIY   01-31-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By The Big Buddha
Shimming a tank?....

So I have a stand I built which had 3 X 10g tanks on it. It's rock solid with a 3/4" ply wood top, but it's rough ply. I got 30G L to replace 2 of the 10g tanks. The tank rocks with a 1/16" gap under...
Forum: DIY   01-31-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By The Big Buddha
What about 200lb women Hoppy? Would that work...

What about 200lb women Hoppy? Would that work too? :laugh2:

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