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Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By fermentedhiker
Don't forget to look into adding an ATO. since...

Don't forget to look into adding an ATO. since all the evaporation will show up in the chamber of the return pump. Will make life much easier.
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By fermentedhiker
Good point. What's the best glue to use for that?

Good point. What's the best glue to use for that?
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By fermentedhiker
ooh I hadn't thought of that. Bump: ...

ooh I hadn't thought of that.

Bump:

That looks really nice. These tanks have rims so I'd have to use 1/2" I would just have to find some place that carries 1/2" since I don't think I saw...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By fermentedhiker
I think they were surpassed by T5HO which have an...

I think they were surpassed by T5HO which have an even higher lumen per Watt rating. Using T5HO allows manufacturers to reuse a lot of parts since the form factor is the same as t5NO. Cheaper than...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By fermentedhiker
Yes it's on the rim. I'm not sure of a way to...

Yes it's on the rim. I'm not sure of a way to raise it that looks clean, but that certainly might work.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,460
Posted By fermentedhiker
I'm not sure you have any reason to draw...

I'm not sure you have any reason to draw conclusions about why I have chosen to use Jager heaters, since you seem to be implying that I'm blinding following advertising/popular brand or some such. I...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By fermentedhiker
Lighting a 40B with finnex

So I've been running a planted low tech community tank for a couple of years. I goofed a bit and bought too high powered a light(I think) and got a 36" Ray2. It hasn't been too bad but I think it...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,460
Posted By fermentedhiker
I actually prefer to run it the opposite way. ...

I actually prefer to run it the opposite way. Since the controller has an independent sensor that isn't located within the same structure as the heat source it should be inherently more accurate. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By fermentedhiker
Yeah shipping can be a killer, but if the weather...

Yeah shipping can be a killer, but if the weather is good they ship fine via priority. Usually if I'm going to order some plants or shrimp I'll add some different snails to the order just for fun.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,393
Posted By fermentedhiker
Added some more marsilea to help fill things in. ...

Added some more marsilea to help fill things in. Still debating about upgrading the light.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/adam_l_d/DSCN0079_zpsf1476e84_1.jpg...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By fermentedhiker
The more barbs you have the less aggression...

The more barbs you have the less aggression you'll have. I have a school of 9 tiger barbs in a 55 with a red tailed shark, Abramites, Botia Dario, and a currently breeding pair of Hemichromis...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By fermentedhiker
It's not a great one. I have trouble with the...

It's not a great one. I have trouble with the coolpix wanting to focus when I'm zoomed in and he's on the back wall so I can't get a profile shot but here it is.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,668
Posted By fermentedhiker
I got some new plants from Bartohog and added...

I got some new plants from Bartohog and added them today.

added some more clumps of marsilea, three more c. parva, and a couple cuttings of Glosso. Cleaned the prefilter(finally) and scrubbed the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By fermentedhiker
Planted three Blyxa Japonica that I got from...

Planted three Blyxa Japonica that I got from @Bartohog

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y405/adam_l_d/DSCN0076_zps4e5380ad-1.jpg...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By fermentedhiker
Do you run an open top? I found out the hard way...

Do you run an open top? I found out the hard way that my finnex lights are only splash resistant and not truly sealed like a BML fixture. I still like them and will still use them because of the...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By fermentedhiker
I haven't found Albis to be shy at all. They are...

I haven't found Albis to be shy at all. They are however deliberate feeders and you'll have trouble getting any food in them with a bunch of active schooling species around. They won't mind the...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By fermentedhiker
I think a 40B has an excellent shape for a setup...

I think a 40B has an excellent shape for a setup for dwarf cichlids. Too many different kinds with different requirements to suggestion what you will like.

For a community tank setup you might...
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By fermentedhiker
Well that's good. The first step is to decide...

Well that's good. The first step is to decide what plants you really want to keep and then the lighting and other equipment choices will follow from that.
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By fermentedhiker
Plastic :) Seriously though you might be...

Plastic :)

Seriously though you might be able to keep low light things like anubias and some mosses alive but you wouldn't see much growth from them. I've got one on a 20L low light tank and I'm...
Forum: Fish 01-25-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By fermentedhiker
Flagfish are a lot like dwarf cichlids in their...

Flagfish are a lot like dwarf cichlids in their behavior, just a little scrappier maybe. Because of this they may interact aggressively with dwarf cichlids. They do prefer to be kept in...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By fermentedhiker
My general preference would be for two smaller...

My general preference would be for two smaller ones(AC50 in this case) for the redundancy, ability for more different media, ability to alternate deep cleanings.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fermentedhiker
Then your filtration needs are pretty minimal. I...

Then your filtration needs are pretty minimal. I don't have experience with the sunsun or the eheim but I'm sure they would be adequate(just have to make sure the screen on the intake is to small...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By fermentedhiker
Very different requirements for the two tanks, so...

Very different requirements for the two tanks, so probably better to start a second thread for the marine one(maybe a marine forum would get more targeted info as well)

Your needs for the...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By fermentedhiker
bobstropicalplants usually has them along with...

bobstropicalplants usually has them along with other interesting snails.
http://msjinkzd.com usually stocks them as well.
Forum: Fish 01-24-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By fermentedhiker
I don't know if they are correct or not, but I've...

I don't know if they are correct or not, but I've had an assassin snail for a couple of years at least and he's about the same size as the smaller nerite species. He/she was that size when I got it...
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