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Forum: DIY   02-02-2016, 12:07 AM
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Posted By barakainus
I'd not even call it a project. Just cut and glue...

I'd not even call it a project. Just cut and glue few 1-1'5" PVC pipes together. Drill the bottom for a strainer and you're done. You don't have to use Fluval tubing. Normal PVC tubing works just...
Forum: Substrate   11-25-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By barakainus
Use Turface. It's smaller grain, way better color...

Use Turface. It's smaller grain, way better color (get Heritage Red or Brown) and cleaner. It's best not to wash it at all. I tried washing it and it was always dirty but once you put it in the tank,...
Forum: DIY   11-07-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 130,340
Posted By barakainus
Sorry, but this is simply not true. Any glass...

Sorry, but this is simply not true. Any glass tank can be supported just at its edges and do just fine. In fact, you can build multiple (full) tanks above each other as an aquarium wall without using...
Forum: DIY   06-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,857
Posted By barakainus
I have MakerBot 2 for more then a year. I even...

I have MakerBot 2 for more then a year. I even have 3D scanner. I use them for projects here and there but I don't think 3D printing is there yet for printing aquarium stuff.
1. it's slow. Printing...
Forum: Lighting   06-20-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By barakainus
I don't know what kind of light place you visited...

I don't know what kind of light place you visited but what they told you about the LED placement at 3" is totally wrong. You can put LED wherever you want and certainly much higher than any tubes.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-18-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By barakainus
you can do it. to overcome the initial...

you can do it. to overcome the initial insufficiency of co2. in a mature aquarium is a decent production of CO2, so at some point, you can stop dosing. Of course, keeping dosing is better, even if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-08-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By barakainus
i have not so heavily planted 17 gallon tank and...

i have not so heavily planted 17 gallon tank and yet, my pygmy cories (15 of them) started to disappear one by one. in couple of months there was not a single cory. and it stayed that way for at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By barakainus
they will. they will eat anything. i feed mine...

they will. they will eat anything.
i feed mine veggies, fresh or frozen; eggs, turkey, fish fillets, fish food of any kind,dry or frozen, koi pellets, liver paste, oatmeal,...
Forum: Substrate   03-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By barakainus
i have heritage red in 4 tanks now. very nice...

i have heritage red in 4 tanks now. very nice color and $18 a 50 pounds bag
Forum: DIY   03-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By barakainus
i usually glue gutter-like structure on the...

i usually glue gutter-like structure on the output which diverts the water to the side. The current stays the same but it feels much better.
Forum: Lighting   02-14-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By barakainus
I have 8x XM-L (10W max) over my 50 gallon tank...

I have 8x XM-L (10W max) over my 50 gallon tank (18" deep). No lenses installed. I have them set on 40W total and it's crazy amount of light!
I'd buy few more of those (maybe 14), set them high...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-14-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,526
Posted By barakainus
Actually, most of the aquarium plants are not...

Actually, most of the aquarium plants are not true underwater plants. Many of them can survive submerged for a long time. Some of them do well only if they still have enough light and enough co2....
Forum: Lighting   02-14-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By barakainus
go for LED not tubes. it looks so much better. ...

go for LED not tubes. it looks so much better.

I have 8x CREE XM-L Cool White driven at 1600mM over 50 gallon tank (about 40W total). Your tank is the same size, just about 3x longer. I grow...
Forum: Lighting   02-14-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By barakainus
most of modern smartphones have lux meter...

most of modern smartphones have lux meter inbuild. just download a (free) app.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,526
Posted By barakainus
I'm not expert in plants but that plant in the...

I'm not expert in plants but that plant in the middle is very likely not sword plant but rather non-aquatic plant.

I read the discussion about adding all fish after fish-less cycling or not. Of...
Forum: Fish   02-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 30,187
Posted By barakainus
This is Oslo. From Petco, bought about 3 weeks...

This is Oslo. From Petco, bought about 3 weeks ago.
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Forum: Fish   11-28-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By barakainus
+1 on altums had them with cardinals and no...

+1 on altums
had them with cardinals and no problem. they need to be together since a young age (altum's young age ;)
awesome tank, btw. my dream. if i had it, i'd have altums, cardinals and...
Forum: Fish   11-28-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By barakainus
for the main fish, try Altum angelfish (P....

for the main fish, try Altum angelfish (P. altum). Even though, it's better have more than one. They are awesome fish; much beter than normal angelfish (P. scalarum)
Forum: Tank Journals   09-24-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,787
Posted By barakainus
How is the Turface Pro League Heritage Red...

How is the Turface Pro League Heritage Red working for you after two months? I bought it but am very hesitant to put it in my tank as even after many washes it doesn't look geting any cleaner. It...
Forum: Substrate   04-09-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By barakainus
I should go back and check it out again but I'm...

I should go back and check it out again but I'm pretty sure it's not turface based. It was very mud-like to touch.
I was thinking about using muck from pond but dragonflies are my (real) worry. One...
Forum: Substrate   04-05-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By barakainus
pond soil instead of top soil?

I was in Home Depot and they had "Pond soil" for, obviously, planting in ponds. It's in the bag but by touching it, it was clear the soil was more like mud, full of water. Probably already used to...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-06-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 78,673
Posted By barakainus
amazing tank! I especially like the first...

amazing tank! I especially like the first (detail) picture of the discus. The patches of light make it look so natural.
Forum: Equipment   02-17-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,583
Posted By barakainus
1. It's easy to make it leak. The placement of...

1. It's easy to make it leak. The placement of head is too critical. It leaked on me at least twice in half a year. It's a very little and it first fills the empty space in the head, so you don't...
Forum: Equipment   02-17-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,583
Posted By barakainus
Rena is not an easy to handle filter. Compare to...

Rena is not an easy to handle filter. Compare to a good Eheim. I'd go for Eheim Ecco 2236 instead of the Classic. That's an easy filter. And the Hydor 200W goes great with it. I used it on my 48G....
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 144,784
Posted By barakainus
I probably missed how you made the filter inlet...

I probably missed how you made the filter inlet tube. The one withmany drilled holes. Did you do it yourself? Then, is it glass or acrylic? Or you bought it? Then, from who?
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