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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By flight50
There is a difference with the flow from a...

There is a difference with the flow from a powerhead vs a hob filter. Powerheads have a broader and more subtle wave like motion for movement. Powerheads are perfect for circulation purposely which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By flight50
Welcome aboard first off. I too run a low tech...

Welcome aboard first off. I too run a low tech 29g. I use a non suspended finnex fugeray with no co2 injections or fertilizers added. I just started using excel again 2 months ago to minimize bba....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By flight50
Once upon a time I considered it until I heard...

Once upon a time I considered it until I heard about the warping issues. Thin plexi is definitely a deal breaker. You would need a much thicker piece to minimize the warping. Expense goes up though....
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By flight50
I have been researching thru this...

I have been researching thru this http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=135669 for the past week trying to narrow my search for valves myself. The two most crucial specs seems like the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,738
Posted By flight50
Oh no, no dying yet, lol. Glad I crossed this...

Oh no, no dying yet, lol. Glad I crossed this thread thru google searching.

When I first used the jbj style bubble counter several years back, it became as much as a chore as diy co2 in my case....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By flight50
In theory yes, strong/healthier plants will out...

In theory yes, strong/healthier plants will out complete algae for nutrients. Plants use co2 and light to drive them. The higher the level of each determines the level of tank you have. High levels...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 532
Posted By flight50
Vino, one thing I can point out is to not confuse...

Vino, one thing I can point out is to not confuse having too much water movement with too much filtration. I and many others agree that you can never have too much filtration. Water movement is a...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By flight50
You want to avoid using acrylic on a glass tank....

You want to avoid using acrylic on a glass tank. It doesn't adhere very well to glass. O.P. there is a link in my signature that is probably what your looking for. Go to post 32. I have a side Bean...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By flight50
I know that in SW tanks, filter socks are...

I know that in SW tanks, filter socks are notorious for being nitrate factories. In planted tanks, its a gold mine for usable nutrients. If the link to your tank is indeed in your post 13, I wouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By flight50
I believe I answered my own questions thru a bit...

I believe I answered my own questions thru a bit more research and other forums. I will just save up and get one valve at a time. Since I will only bring 1-2 tanks online at a time, I will just...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By flight50
Glad I saw this post because I was just about to...

Glad I saw this post because I was just about to create a similar one. So Underwater, this is not an attempt to thread jack put to keep the topic in one place to keep all these good information...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By flight50
Ammonia doesn't have to be added everyday unless...

Ammonia doesn't have to be added everyday unless your cycled and your not ready to add fish. Its give you quicker results though. I can say that I will never use food to cycle. The price for a bottle...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By flight50
Not sure if I follow the question. But if your...

Not sure if I follow the question. But if your referring to putting new caulk in from repairing a tank that had a seal leak, no its not necessary to seal the whole tank. As long as you removed all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By flight50
I do have to agree on the fish though. SW fish...

I do have to agree on the fish though. SW fish are breath taking and very very unique compared to FW fish. But they come at a price that's for sure. Fortunate for me, my priority is the aquacape and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 960
Posted By flight50
Awww, the good old SW vs FW topic. Lately I have...

Awww, the good old SW vs FW topic. Lately I have been intrigued about SW myself and with my 90g display stand that is a work in progress, I was 95% sure I was going to take the plunge. Now, I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By flight50
I use rain barrels to capture water for...

I use rain barrels to capture water for irrigation. I have (6) 55g drums linked together that collect from the roof. I used window screen on the inlet from the downspout as a filter. You could use an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By flight50
Sounds like your referring to quick connects....

Sounds like your referring to quick connects. Push in the little inlet housing and the pipe disconnects. The cool thing thing I learned working 4.5 years in the Plumbing department at Home Depot, is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By flight50
Daphnia (water fleas) would be a good assumption....

Daphnia (water fleas) would be a good assumption. It hard to say without a good close up. There is a lot though. If you have fish in the tank, its free food. They are harmless but unsightly and feed...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By flight50
The silicone job is not bad at all in my opinion....

The silicone job is not bad at all in my opinion. Only the very first pic has an uneven spread at the top corner. Yoshi, fresh silicone does not adhere well to old silicone. So if your going to apply...
Forum: DIY 10-15-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,330
Posted By flight50
Plants actually which gears at night and use O2...

Plants actually which gears at night and use O2 and not CO2. This is why many people shut it off at night and run air stones to oxygenate the water. The smaller the bioload the more oxygen to go...
Forum: DIY 10-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By flight50
Definitely better to not take the risk. Changing...

Definitely better to not take the risk. Changing a pane of glass can be a bit of a task if you have never done it. Just have patience and take your time and its definitely something that a diyer can...
Forum: DIY 10-11-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By flight50
I second pvcfittingsonline. They are about the...

I second pvcfittingsonline. They are about the cheapest online source for pvc that I have found. I ordered majority of my pvc parts for my garage project from them. Alot of odds and ends that others...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,894
Posted By flight50
I agree. It sounds very odd that the house rest...

I agree. It sounds very odd that the house rest above grade without there being a crawl space. I assume that the house is slab on grade. No reinforcement necessary typically. There is a standard psi...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By flight50
I agree with the trimming to train portion. Also,...

I agree with the trimming to train portion. Also, its a misconception of light being the root problem once plants start to grow vertical. There are several people that have HC growing in low tech...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By flight50
Depends on the shop, but I would expect to pay...

Depends on the shop, but I would expect to pay more than $100 bucks for sure for 3/8-1/2" thick piece of glass. The trim is not that bad to take off. Some tanks are more difficult than others. You...
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