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Forum: DIY 04-16-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 97,790
Posted By Aquaticus
You don't need a middle brace. It would be more...

You don't need a middle brace. It would be more for aesthetics or function (door stop).
Forum: DIY 02-26-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,373
Posted By Aquaticus
I think it looks good, too, but I had the same...

I think it looks good, too, but I had the same question as brohawk, because it looks really blue from the pic.
Forum: DIY 02-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,373
Posted By Aquaticus
Hoppy, instead of suppling power at the ends,...

Hoppy, instead of suppling power at the ends, couldn't you solder your leads into the middle of each strip? It may simplify the wiring a little.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-04-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By Aquaticus
I use the bag marked topsoil at my local big box....

I use the bag marked topsoil at my local big box. I do not prepare it first. Put it in empty tank and press it down with your hand to an even layer about 1/2" deep. Cover with your choice of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By Aquaticus
I don't know what is easier or more inexpensive...

I don't know what is easier or more inexpensive than plain topsoil. Works great. I cap with Safe-T-Sorb or Oil-Dry like sowNreap mentions, also extremely inexpensive. A gallon of Metricide is...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Aquaticus
Cool hardscape! You'll probably want to get...

Cool hardscape!

You'll probably want to get more plants in there ASAP if you don't want algae to go crazy.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By Aquaticus
Sure, there is always some benefit, such as the...

Sure, there is always some benefit, such as the addition of trace elements from your tap water (if you aren't adding them in other ways). That I can think of, water changes would only be detrimental...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By Aquaticus
Looks good!

Looks good!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By Aquaticus
No argument from me there. While I love the look...

No argument from me there. While I love the look of a well maintained and manicured high tech tank, it is not what I aspire to right now. I spend a lot of time maintaining my 20 fish tanks (mostly...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Aquaticus
Is this sunset hygro?

I received this as part of an RAOK many months ago.

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Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By Aquaticus
I've gone several months without a water change...

I've gone several months without a water change on my 75 gallon, densely planted, low tech tank with a lot of fish that are fed regularly. I think it helps that I have a lot of fast growing plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Aquaticus
This might be a better question for the lighting...

This might be a better question for the lighting forum.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 79,152
Posted By Aquaticus
This is definitely one of my favorite tanks on...

This is definitely one of my favorite tanks on PT. Very inspiring!
Forum: Fish 01-24-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Aquaticus
I use it. Most fish like it alot.

I use it. Most fish like it alot.
Forum: Plants 01-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Aquaticus
I've got a E. bleheri that easily is too big for...

I've got a E. bleheri that easily is too big for my 75. You can trim them, but I personally think they look best as show pieces, all spread out and big. People come over and go, "Wow, look at that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Aquaticus
OP = Original Poster YMMV = Your Mileage May...

OP = Original Poster
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Aquaticus
Personally, I just use the bag marked topsoil...

Personally, I just use the bag marked topsoil here in Wisconsin at Menards, my local big box. It is just plain dirt and costs about $3. I'd put a link to it, but it is out of season here now. I'm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-22-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Aquaticus
I'm sure Ecocomplete works fine, but it is...

I'm sure Ecocomplete works fine, but it is expensive, and I question whether the results on a low tech tank would be any better than just using plain topsoil. A lot of low light plants will benefit...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By Aquaticus
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-21-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,423
Posted By Aquaticus
Dwarf sagittaria does great in sand. Vals would...

Dwarf sagittaria does great in sand. Vals would do great. Ditto on crypts. Are you going to do a topsoil base?
Forum: Algae 01-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Aquaticus
In my experience, Amanos are very hardy, so it is...

In my experience, Amanos are very hardy, so it is weird you lost 19 of them. In my tanks with Amanos, I have minimal hair algae problems, but I have similar problems to yours in tanks without them. ...
Forum: Algae 01-17-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Aquaticus
Amano shrimp will help. Sent from my Xoom...

Amano shrimp will help.


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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-09-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Aquaticus
I blanch mine and leave it for 24 hours. ...

I blanch mine and leave it for 24 hours.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Aquaticus
The economics of foam are interesting. From what...

The economics of foam are interesting. From what I've been told, the Poret-style polyether foam is harder to come by in the US, evidently due to federal government requirements for fire retardants,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Aquaticus
A dirted tank can be a mess to tear down, but it...

A dirted tank can be a mess to tear down, but it depends on a lot. If the weather is nice, you live with easy access to the outside, and you are strong enough, it could be as easy as pulling the...
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