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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By flight50
Unlike the Reef keeper, the apex gives you...

Unlike the Reef keeper, the apex gives you control to shut certain outlets down individually via wifi. The downside is that the Apex is alot more expense. The reef keeper will all email you but you...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 377
Posted By flight50
Unless the heater is an inline version, this is...

Unless the heater is an inline version, this is bad advise. Never depend on one heater if you have fish or inverts in the tank. If it goes, your tank can be in trouble. Its also good practice to get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By flight50
Depending on the wood, all tannins may not...

Depending on the wood, all tannins may not completely leech out. If the water is more on the acidic side, things will always remain in a state of being dissolving things. I have some driftwood that I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By flight50
It shouldn't. Media is personal preference for...

It shouldn't. Media is personal preference for the most part. Some are better than others at having more surface area per square inch to grow bb colonies. The thing that matters most is the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By flight50
Glass thickness is determined by the height...

Glass thickness is determined by the height (water depth). The taller the tank, the thicker the glass needs to be for there is greater pressure at the bottom. Typically 12-18"=3/8" glass, 18-24h=1/2"...
Forum: DIY 08-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By flight50
Depends on how much pressure will be coming out...

Depends on how much pressure will be coming out of the spray bar. If the pump or canister has strong flow either increase to hole size to slow the flow or just make the bar permanently sealed with...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By flight50
I second the two heaters for the above mentioned....

I second the two heaters for the above mentioned. Place them in opposite corners of the tank. I only purchase Ebo Jagers as well. When I first started my 55g 12 years ago, I had 2-150w running. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By flight50
100% silicone is not paintable. As mentioned...

100% silicone is not paintable. As mentioned black silicone would work. Petco sales it for like 10.99. Its works just as clear does.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By flight50
From the time you originally posted this to now,...

From the time you originally posted this to now, there are more and more planted tanks using sumps nowadays. Many of the reasons are mentioned already. For me its 3 main reasons. Consistent water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By flight50
I would recommend doing a fishless cycle and...

I would recommend doing a fishless cycle and spare the neon first off. Secondly there really is no such thing a nutrient rich gravel. All gravel is inert. I would visit the Substrate section for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By flight50
Can you use the tank, yes. Can you use it in its...

Can you use the tank, yes. Can you use it in its current state, I wouldn't trust it unless its 3/8-1/2" glass which I doubt. There is a tag on the bottom glass so its a tempered glass tank all the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By flight50
I wouldn't trust OSB to shelve a tank. Its better...

I wouldn't trust OSB to shelve a tank. Its better to use plywood. OSB is not a smooth product in comparison to plywood. The wet properties of osb is not as good as plywood either. This can cause...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-22-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By flight50
Agreed. Plus lava rock underneath saves a bit of...

Agreed. Plus lava rock underneath saves a bit of money. Basically its a filler. You will be surprised at how much weight glass can actually support but the extra precaution won't hurt.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By flight50
Mainly you should start with plants that consume...

Mainly you should start with plants that consume nutrients/toxins like a pig. Some plants that you may want may not survive the initial cycle or are not up to competing with algae. To remedy this,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By flight50
Lol, I like that rule. I am sure there is some...

Lol, I like that rule. I am sure there is some thinking needed before one speaks,lol.



Majority of the tropical fish out there can tolerate cooler temps if its not long term. Plus it does...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By flight50
I am sure its possible if the fish are sensitive...

I am sure its possible if the fish are sensitive to parameter changes and the chemistry is vastly different than what the fish are accustomed to. I currently run a low tech 29g tank in which I do a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By flight50
What's the size of this tank we are speaking of...

What's the size of this tank we are speaking of here. Is this a 10g or a 125g. For me, even if I used the same product, which I won't, or used tons of established media, I would never put faith in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By flight50
Yep, Ace is the place. Just make sure it has no...

Yep, Ace is the place. Just make sure it has no additives and no foaming a mentioned above. Janitorial supply stores should carry it as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By flight50
Currently I have a 29g setup that originally was...

Currently I have a 29g setup that originally was to be a temporary home when my 55g lost its seal. I repaired the 55g but never took the 29g down to but the 55g back into action. That was 2 years...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By flight50
I wouldn't risk it if I were you. Better safe...

I wouldn't risk it if I were you. Better safe than sorry. No telling what they walked thru before you grabbed it. They could introduce anything and everything to your tank and wipe it out. From...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By flight50
Its no biggie, as long as the intent for fishless...

Its no biggie, as long as the intent for fishless cycle is understood for everyone. Lucky for me, when I first got into the hobby, the internet just just starting to really take off, so I had forums...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By flight50
Huh! come again. I never said not doing a...

Huh! come again. I never said not doing a fishless will result in death. I said it saves headaches and funds. Many experienced fish keepers on here and other forums would say the same thing.

Why...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By flight50
I use a python for draining and a maxijet for...

I use a python for draining and a maxijet for putting in RO/tap back in. Technically any pump is better than bucket walks. Just make sure you account for the head loss. But I agree that he stronger...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By flight50
I really disliked the Tom's Skimmer. I could...

I really disliked the Tom's Skimmer. I could never get it adjusted either. I ended up trashing it and going with the Eheim skim350. Great little skimmer with a few drawbacks though. Depending on tank...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By flight50
Typically a pressurized system will run close to...

Typically a pressurized system will run close to $200. Give or take a little. For instance a budget regulator such as Milwaukee is $80-90 and a filled 5lb co2 can be $75-125 (depends on supplier and...
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