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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By PlantedRich
CO2 warning?

There always lots of folks just starting the trip down the CO2 path and most do agree there is a pretty steep learning curve involved so I thought I might post this warning.
It can all go bad and...
Forum: Fish   Today, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By PlantedRich
A trip out to the coast should show lots of good...

A trip out to the coast should show lots of good wood with a bit of walking. Olympic Island has a ton of it and I would expect a lot to be blown around other places. Then I would go searching for the...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By PlantedRich
Just as a point of info, I would not want the...

Just as a point of info, I would not want the suction cups to be located on the tube nest to the heating coil. the coil has to use the water to cool and right over the coil is a spot that can get...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By PlantedRich
I would recommend the Clippard as I like the...

I would recommend the Clippard as I like the design far better than the Burkett/ Milwaukee styles that have large moving parts and use more electrical power. The problem with a sliding movement is...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By PlantedRich
I would advise against totally submerging the...

I would advise against totally submerging the reg. Some regs have a diaphragm which is made of a rubbery/ fabric type material that doesn't do well after it gets wet. Depending on the water,...
Forum: Fish   02-07-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By PlantedRich
I would see no problem at all in a 75. Fighting...

I would see no problem at all in a 75. Fighting among bottom feeders is not something I see. Only when some of my cichlids get too pushy is when I see my bottom folks get after them. I feel they do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By PlantedRich
This is a very personal group of decisions that...

This is a very personal group of decisions that will take a lot of study and is likely to have some mistakes along the way. you will be in doubt at many points so expect that as normal. But the way...
Forum: Fish   02-07-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By PlantedRich
When choosing fish, there may be a bit of nature...

When choosing fish, there may be a bit of nature to look at on these. If the fish is a common bait fish in nature and meant to be eaten, it is quite likely to behave the same in our tanks. In nature...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By PlantedRich
When one looks back, most things do run in...

When one looks back, most things do run in cycles. Interest in a hobby is very prone to that. How many times have I got into tanks and then fallen off? Not even sure but one thing I do fully believe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By PlantedRich
I size my tanks to fit the fish needs and then...

I size my tanks to fit the fish needs and then adapt the stand. I see the feeling but then I put the use of the tank before the use of the floor space. Depends on what fish will be in the tanks for...
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By PlantedRich
The problem seems to be that the tubing is not...

The problem seems to be that the tubing is not high quality? I've not used that filter but I also have never needed to change a filter tube that went bad. since it seems to be at the plastic...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By PlantedRich
Brain dead fry at least? I'm afraid it takes...

Brain dead fry at least?
I'm afraid it takes very little to start an internet full of misinformation. But then I've not raised that type of fry and I guess there could be some really slow and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-06-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By PlantedRich
Way back it was common practice to just let the...

Way back it was common practice to just let the water set for a day to let the chlorine gas off. I had a barrel under the basement stairs and it never got sun. I did use a bubbler to give the water...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By PlantedRich
Agreed. Less wood is less tannin and less to...

Agreed. Less wood is less tannin and less to float. It all takes a bit of guessing what works best at different times. Even with the trouble, I like wood in most of my tanks.
Good luck to you with...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By PlantedRich
I had thought at one point about asking about the...

I had thought at one point about asking about the filling. Will filling it with foam not make it harder to stay down as the foam floats? I have a chainsaw handy and like to hollow big things out to...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By PlantedRich
Well done , sir! And I'm sure you are ready to be...

Well done , sir! And I'm sure you are ready to be done and ready for spring as well? Looks good and just the right size for the space.
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By PlantedRich
Good enough. Sometimes it feels wrong to ask for...

Good enough. Sometimes it feels wrong to ask for this type of help so thought I might offer first?
I was downtown so went with going to a shop on Chicon but if you are in different part of town, I...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm a bit late finding this post but this is an...

I'm a bit late finding this post but this is an area where I would suggest some more wood to make covers and also some easy work to hide the outside view of the wall, etc. behind the tank.
For...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By PlantedRich
The wood is made up of millions of tiny little...

The wood is made up of millions of tiny little spaces where moisture is left when the tree dies. These tiny little spaces have to break down to release the moisture so if we get a wood that is not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By PlantedRich
This is where decisions have to be made. The hard...

This is where decisions have to be made. The hard water does stick to the inside of pipes and does eventually reduce the size of the pipes. In really old plumbing it sometimes does require replumbing...
Forum: DIY   02-05-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By PlantedRich
If you have any trouble or lack tools to change...

If you have any trouble or lack tools to change it out, I might be able to help as I'm somewhat close. I pick the nipples and nuts up from a local shop to avoid waiting and paying shipping. Give me a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By PlantedRich
That would be the famous Texas holey rock, I...

That would be the famous Texas holey rock, I believe! That is certainly a soft form of limestone and will raise your readings if you have soft, acidic water. Sells for more than $1 a pound if you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By PlantedRich
There are thousands of different little things...

There are thousands of different little things that we don't know or have a name for in many cases. My guess it that there is something in the wood that some particular group of these little folks...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By PlantedRich
I might throw in some questions. Is it certain...

I might throw in some questions. Is it certain that he did injure himself or are there other fish who may have taken advantage of the opportunity to shred the fins? Stuck fish are not common for me...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By PlantedRich
Note the date? I'm assuming they have worked...

Note the date? I'm assuming they have worked something out?
I believe the thought was to come back by to says thanks. But I would also assume anybody who felt damaged by the lack of one will have...
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