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Forum: DIY 01-13-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,098
Posted By scapegoat
I ran water lines to where the tank was...

I ran water lines to where the tank was installed, along with pvc pipe to drain to a utility sink, and a 35g trashcan to fill up and mix temp and prime... but i also renovated my entire basement and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By scapegoat
in the same boat. trying to find local...

in the same boat. trying to find local deals/trades instead. Just going to keep growing out plants in the tank I want to redo to increase my trading/selling power to further boost my purchasing power...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By scapegoat
the WPG "rule" no longer applies, and hasn't for...

the WPG "rule" no longer applies, and hasn't for a couple years–especially so when dealing with LED lighting. Watts is a measurement of power usage, not light output.

As far as the lighting is...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,477
Posted By scapegoat
the driftwood completes the look

the driftwood completes the look
Forum: Fish 01-08-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By scapegoat
florida gars

florida gars
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scapegoat
Thank you. Lighting is a buildnyled.com fixture....

Thank you. Lighting is a buildnyled.com fixture. It's dimmed most of the way, but the color temp is still brighter/whiter than I'd like.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-07-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scapegoat
Thank you. I've filled the tank and placed...

Thank you.

I've filled the tank and placed what little anubias nana I still have into the tank. I need a ton more to get the desired look. However, I'll be picking up african fern tomorrow...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By scapegoat
I agree with both of you. I've some smaller...

I agree with both of you.

I've some smaller pieces of drift wood that will end up as anchors for the bolbitis. one will be placed into that downward slope a bit to fill in the area. It does look...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By scapegoat
40b african biotope, looking for opinions on the hardscape

I've started a journal already, but am looking for some opinions on the hardscape.

http://i.imgur.com/AAZf1JY.png

http://i.imgur.com/6AgKNgH.png

and I'll be getting that damn sticker off as...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scapegoat
They definitely will. But I think they'll be just...

They definitely will. But I think they'll be just fine in here. There are currently nine of them, 4 kribensis, plus three juveniles that are half inch + and a syndontis. Too few for the 125; but I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By scapegoat
yes, of course. A QT (quarantine tank) is just a...

yes, of course. A QT (quarantine tank) is just a separate tank that you house new fish, and sometimes plants, to ensure they're not going to introduce any disease to your display tank. and giving the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-04-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By scapegoat
if you're going to rearrange an entire aquascape,...

if you're going to rearrange an entire aquascape, pull your fauna out. doesn't matter if it's dirted or not. You're completely messing up their ecosystem, introducing a ton of debris into the water,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scapegoat
Not an exciting update. Just a shot of the...

Not an exciting update. Just a shot of the aquarium in its final place. Sand goes in today, and hopefully I can get to Lowe's today to pick up components to make my own python.

Unfortunately I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 26,486
Posted By scapegoat
The dirty water was ominous, I kind of liked it....

The dirty water was ominous, I kind of liked it. What are your plant and fish plans?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By scapegoat
40b african biotope

Current shot(s):

http://i.imgur.com/AAZf1JY.png

http://i.imgur.com/6AgKNgH.png

I've got some congo's, some kribensis, and a syndontis already in my 125g. And since I want to completely redo...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By scapegoat
glad this ended up as useful for others as it did...

glad this ended up as useful for others as it did myself. A side benefit to searching youtube for these recommended channels is that other awesome videos get recommended as well.
Forum: DIY 01-01-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By scapegoat
except when you're filling up. also keep in mind...

except when you're filling up. also keep in mind that there is more pressure in one direction due to the flow of water.
Forum: DIY 01-01-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By scapegoat
the rail I'm not worried about, it's the legs. I...

the rail I'm not worried about, it's the legs. I just can't put my faith in those flimsy pieces of metal. one kink, one weak point, and boom. If I could bolt it to the wall i'd feel safer.

But...
Forum: DIY 01-01-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By scapegoat
this is quite scary to me. I am amazed at how...

this is quite scary to me. I am amazed at how it's a perfect fit though.

I've 3 10's under it as holding/quarantine/growout tanks.

don't worry about that wiring to the right... there's no power...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By scapegoat
i'll recommend looking into a sump as well. I'm...

i'll recommend looking into a sump as well. I'm using a 40b on my 125g drilled tank. love it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By scapegoat
not have a...

not have a [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty looking tank after spending a ton of money, time, and years on these things :)
Forum: DIY 12-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By scapegoat
it still works well enough in a sump. the biggest...

it still works well enough in a sump. the biggest issue you'll face using acrylic is flex. with glass being more rigid, you can get away with something much thinner. I used 1/2" thick acrylic for my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By scapegoat
thanks so much

thanks so much
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-31-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By scapegoat
i'd recommend excel at the very least. At least...

i'd recommend excel at the very least. At least then if you ever want to do some calculations on the data it'll be much easier
Forum: DIY 12-31-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By scapegoat
I find that terrifying. wonder what the rate of...

I find that terrifying. wonder what the rate of failure is on those things. I'm just not at all comfortable with a 40b on one of those, but many people have done it.

that being said, I may take...
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