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Forum: Equipment   01-21-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By talontsiawd
I am still using mineral oil for two reasons. ...

I am still using mineral oil for two reasons. It's easy to get at a regular store and doesn't evaporate. I don't even know how long I have had mine in the counter but I feel it is at least a year. ...
Forum: Lighting   01-09-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By talontsiawd
My guess is they call one full spectrum simply...

My guess is they call one full spectrum simply because it has colored LED's. A 10,000k fixture, even with blue or blue and red LED's is typically advertised as a 10,000k fixture but once you get...
Forum: Plants   12-27-2016, 01:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By talontsiawd
HM/Pearl weed. It actually makes a stellar...

HM/Pearl weed. It actually makes a stellar carpet in a bigger tank, in a a sub 36in/90cm tank, it's just too big (but I did a nice "secondary) carpet in a 29 gallon. The only thing I don't like is...
Forum: Plants   12-27-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By talontsiawd
Well, I don't even know that I got it from the...

Well, I don't even know that I got it from the retailers I mentioned (though I did avoid buying plants from Nature Aquarium in Santa Monica when I saw some which is a shame because it is an amazing...
Forum: Equipment   12-26-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By talontsiawd
Ideally the tank should always be upright. I...

Ideally the tank should always be upright. I personally would not place mine differently. I am sure there is an appropriate angle that would be satisfactory, but I personally would just go with a...
Forum: Lighting   12-26-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By talontsiawd
I was in the opposite position, I had a 36 in Sat...

I was in the opposite position, I had a 36 in Sat + on a 24 in tank. Reason being, I love LED's, I moved to smaller place and that was my only tank with an LED light. I had an 18 inch fixture or a...
Forum: Plants   12-26-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By talontsiawd
U. Gibba, is it now just part of the game?

I don't know where I got my last infestation of this but I try to buy mostly from very quality places (Aqua Forest Aquarium, Albany Aquarium) in my area. In LA, I noticed that Nature Aquarium in LA...
Forum: Equipment   11-21-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By talontsiawd
It's a matter of taste. Shallow tanks, long...

It's a matter of taste. Shallow tanks, long tanks, etc, are totally based around the scape. I personally really enjoyed my 12 long I had but the scape I wanted to totally fit that style tank. My...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-09-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,507
Posted By talontsiawd
Guppies! I swear, I felt like the only one with...

Guppies! I swear, I felt like the only one with a rimless tank that liked guppies. I don't have any at the moment but I will have to have some in my 60P, if not mostly guppies, yet to be...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-09-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 108,094
Posted By talontsiawd
That is true. Jealous certainly. When I get a...

That is true. Jealous certainly. When I get a single family home again, it just may be a requirement I have a small closet next to my tank. Took note of that when I first saw it in this journal,...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-08-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By talontsiawd
Oh, for some reason I thought you were still...

Oh, for some reason I thought you were still cycling. The level of CO2 I am talking about would kill your shrimp so this method would only work without livestock. The snails are going to survive at...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-08-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By talontsiawd
I have had plants melt, like 100%. It was very...

I have had plants melt, like 100%. It was very frustrating. I am convinced that emmersed grown plants are much more likely to melt and high CO2 levels can help this. However, I have had plants...
Forum: Equipment   10-29-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By talontsiawd
Any on tank dry fert holder or similar ideas?

Even though dry dosing ferts is one of the easiest tasks during day, it's annoying to pull out zip lock bags or other containers. I find they are hard to store under the tank as I am taller, and...
Forum: Lighting   10-27-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By talontsiawd
I could probably break out my volt meter on my...

I could probably break out my volt meter on my other LED light I have but these are low voltage and low amperage after the power supply? I feel a lot more comfortable with that, not that I would...
Forum: Lighting   10-26-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By talontsiawd
What Beamswork or similar for a 60P high light (especially if it can be dimmed)

A few years ago, I got rid of a 4 bulb T5HO fixture that started on a 29 gallon, eventually ending up on my 60P. Without going into to too much (it was very height adjustable, I tried using only one...
Forum: Equipment   10-19-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By talontsiawd
First, I broke one of my valves so easily, I...

First, I broke one of my valves so easily, I totally understand. If you want a cheap fix, by a ball valve at home depot and put it before the fitting. You can cut the flow with the ball valve,...
Forum: Equipment   10-19-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By talontsiawd
I had the same issue. The new head cover part is...

I had the same issue. The new head cover part is very simple to replace. I actually feel it was stronger than what it came with, though I bought it many years later. That will solve your issues. ...
Forum: DIY   10-19-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,922
Posted By talontsiawd
Awesome project with the wood. I thought it was...

Awesome project with the wood. I thought it was going to be a regular, flat one (which I still really want to try) but that looks really great. Please post pictures of how you let it grow out and...
Forum: Lighting   10-19-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By talontsiawd
I would recommend LED lights, especially dimmable...

I would recommend LED lights, especially dimmable ones. On both high tech and low tech, I have had greater success as they are just easier to dial in. I have had luck with T5, and to a certain...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-07-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By talontsiawd
I am trying Belem but I can't get more than the...

I am trying Belem but I can't get more than the little I found at a LFS. Up until recently, I wasn't maintaining the tank well, water would evaporate and my wife would poor in water and it would end...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-07-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 108,094
Posted By talontsiawd
Ultra amazing!

Ultra amazing!
Forum: Tank Journals   10-06-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By talontsiawd
Matt's 60P Restart-Hopefully Mini Dutch

If you have been on the board long enough, you probably know I have had a bunch of high tech fails. I have had great success with low tech, even growing a dense HC carpet without CO2 or crazy...
Forum: Plants   09-29-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By talontsiawd
Colorful plants with small leaf size that are not super rare?

I am starting my journey back into the planted tank realm. I haven't not had a tank since I started but I haven't had a nice one I have been on top of in a few years. I have had the idea of a small...
Forum: Lighting   09-28-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By talontsiawd
I had some early ones so maybe that is a factor. ...

I had some early ones so maybe that is a factor. I really don't like Coralife anything but that fixture worked for me. Now the bulbs suck, as I said, and won't last, no matter how the fixture holds...
Forum: Equipment   09-25-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By talontsiawd
Funny you say that. When I went inline, I either...

Funny you say that. When I went inline, I either had no sign of CO2, or a 7up tank, depending on how much I was injecting. I have never used a reactor but my first high tech tank was my best. One...
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