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Forum: Tank Journals   01-13-2016, 03:59 PM
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Posted By UDGags
I took out all the AS and started removing the...

I took out all the AS and started removing the black paint from the back glass. Waiting on my friend to come over and help me move the tank so I can get to the rest of the paint to remove. He is...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-08-2016, 07:48 PM
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Posted By UDGags
Looks like a good start again :)

Looks like a good start again :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-18-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By UDGags
My 2yr old is fine with my aquarium. At first he...

My 2yr old is fine with my aquarium. At first he liked to play in the sump and splash the water but I eventually got him to listen and not mess with it. He mainly just likes to get a chair and sit in...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Yep, Manzanita. Well, except for that small piece...

Yep, Manzanita. Well, except for that small piece by the tub attached to the slate. That's an old decoration from a kids tank.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Cleaned the room up some last night so took a...

Cleaned the room up some last night so took a better picture this morning. That's the 125g in the back.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa434/UDGags/20151113_081536_zpsi3iwpgok.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   11-13-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 504
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Posted By UDGags
Game time ...

Game time

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa434/UDGags/20151112_234621_zpsajy4yrcf.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   11-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa434/UDGags/2...

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa434/UDGags/20151112_144511_zpsruzaosxj.jpg

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Forum: Tank Journals   09-11-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 504
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Posted By UDGags
It's currently a non-CO2, low light tank for...

It's currently a non-CO2, low light tank for various reasons. Nothing special.

I'll be back at some point with CO2/high light just not right now.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,380
Posted By UDGags
I've moved away from forums (TPT, Barr, etc.) and...

I've moved away from forums (TPT, Barr, etc.) and mainly use Facebook groups these days. I find value in both but Facebook just seems better to me.

If TPT ever loosened up and added chat channels...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-23-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Here is a cell phone picture from tonight. Sorry...

Here is a cell phone picture from tonight. Sorry for the reflection but its a hassle for me to hang a drape to stop the reflection in the room. Everything is filling in nicely.

I'm thinking about...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-18-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Quick cell phone picture from tonight. Everything...

Quick cell phone picture from tonight. Everything is doing well and filling in nicely. I'm starting to get some good color not that things have adjusted.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-12-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Well I got to say thanks to you coolnick. I...

Well I got to say thanks to you coolnick. I measured my PAR levels tonight and they were way off (high). I think I might have measured them with 'dirty' water after scaping before. I turned them down...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-11-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
My water is pretty good out of the tap so I...

My water is pretty good out of the tap so I haven't invested in an RO unit yet. I would eventually like to for shrimp but its not on the top o my list yet.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Well it is a pH drop of 1 and it gives me roughly...

Well it is a pH drop of 1 and it gives me roughly 65ppm of CO2 with a kH of 4.5. Yes, I have verified using a LaMotte test kit if you want to scroll through all the pages. I can push it a bit higher...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
So far I like it but it's in a bad location scape...

So far I like it but it's in a bad location scape wise. It's more of a midground/background plant and I have it in a traditional foreground spot. I want to see how it fills in before moving it...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Yeah, I trimmed all the tall ones and replanted...

Yeah, I trimmed all the tall ones and replanted right before the pictures were taken.

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Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Here is what my pH (CO2) looks like...kH of ~4.5 ...

Here is what my pH (CO2) looks like...kH of ~4.5

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa434/UDGags/pH_zpsc7101a3f.png
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 32,540
Posted By UDGags
That's a nice piece of wood! Should make an...

That's a nice piece of wood! Should make an awesome scape
Forum: Tank Journals   02-10-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
Overall I'm happy with the growth so far. I...

Overall I'm happy with the growth so far. I really like the left side of the tank but not a huge fan of the right yet. I might switch out a couple plants in a month or so.

My battle against the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By UDGags
I use photobucket for everything aquarium...

I use photobucket for everything aquarium related. They have a nice mobile app as well.

I have all my photos backed up on Google as Zapins explained but I never link to those images in my posts.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By UDGags
Carbon composite would allow for the same space...

Carbon composite would allow for the same space as steel and won't rust for sure

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Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By UDGags
Just go slow. You can add substrate using a...

Just go slow.

You can add substrate using a pvc pipe. Put one end on the bottom of the tank and the other end above water to pour in the substrate.

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Forum: Tank Journals   02-04-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
So I found out that the Rotala Wallichii I got...

So I found out that the Rotala Wallichii I got was really Rotala Enie. I updated the labels on the pictures a few posts back. I don't mind since they look similar and the Enie costs more if I ever...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-04-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By UDGags
Welcome, lots of good Ohio people around :)

Welcome, lots of good Ohio people around :)
Forum: Tank Journals   01-31-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 61,536
Posted By UDGags
I added 8x yo-yo loaches and 30 cardinals today

I added 8x yo-yo loaches and 30 cardinals today
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