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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By confuted
Catch them with cucumbers, put them in an...

Catch them with cucumbers, put them in an envelope, and mail them to me. I'll take care of them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-15-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By confuted
This monkey is named ANDi: ...

This monkey is named ANDi:
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Station/1643/ANDi.gif

He is part jellyfish. (http://archives.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/01/11/green.monkey.02/) He more or less glows in the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-14-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,735
Posted By confuted
Put the lights on the other side of the wall....

Put the lights on the other side of the wall. Then the intensity will be about right.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,143
Posted By confuted
If scientists can hybridize plants with fish, I'm...

If scientists can hybridize plants with fish, I'm sure hybridizing two completely different species of plants like this should be child's play.
Forum: Plants   05-12-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By confuted
mY vOtE iS fOr SpHaGnUm PeAt MoSs BaSeD oN tHe...

mY vOtE iS fOr SpHaGnUm PeAt MoSs BaSeD oN tHe InFoRmAtIoN pRoViDeD.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-11-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QyYaPWasos <--...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QyYaPWasos <-- not entirely safe for work
Forum: DIY   05-11-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By confuted
Buoyancy.

Buoyancy.
Forum: DIY   05-10-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,198
Posted By confuted
If you fill the bottom tank with water, it might...

If you fill the bottom tank with water, it might be strong enough to support the top tank. I'd add some bleach to the bottom tank as well so it doesn't grow algae.
Forum: Lighting   05-02-2009, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By confuted
Yes!

Yes!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-15-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By confuted
Dwarf puffers require fresh water.

Dwarf puffers require fresh water.
Forum: DIY   04-13-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 119,474
Posted By confuted
Sorry I didn't catch this earlier. LEDs, as...

Sorry I didn't catch this earlier.

LEDs, as you know, are semiconductors. In normal materials, like metals and carbon, resistance goes up as the temperature increases. Heating losses go as I^2*R,...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-10-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,837
Posted By confuted
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MDNFaGfT4 ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MDNFaGfT4 ??
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-22-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By confuted
It's expensive to have an engineer do ANYTHING....

It's expensive to have an engineer do ANYTHING. Especially if you want them to take liability if they're wrong.

Spoken as an engineer.
Forum: Plants   02-28-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By confuted
You would, because he's talking about vapor...

You would, because he's talking about vapor pressure, not liquid. But ... the volume of your bottle is a few liters. Figure half a gallon. Yeast dies at a few % alcohol; figure 5%. The volume of your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By confuted
I've bleached regular flourite and it was fine....

I've bleached regular flourite and it was fine. No discoloration in a rather strong bleach:water concentration ... killed bba instantly.
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,566
Posted By confuted
x5 and some invisible text

x5 and some invisible text
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-11-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,435
Posted By confuted
It hasn't affected me at all. A few months ago, I...

It hasn't affected me at all. A few months ago, I decided to drop out of grad school and get a job. One phone call, five minutes, and I had a great job offer at a very competitive salary. I moved...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-11-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,992
Posted By confuted
Entrepreneurship is not a college major ... it's...

Entrepreneurship is not a college major ... it's what you need if you want to start your own business. But a business needs a plan, a product, and some expertise (i.e., someone that majored in...
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By confuted
Well, I fixed the leak in my Tom's rapid mini...

Well, I fixed the leak in my Tom's rapid mini with some 1/2" ID clear vinyl tubing from Home Depot, but ... still. It leaked, and needs to lose some points.
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,427
Posted By confuted
1/2" vs 3/4" is a difference of 225% in cross...

1/2" vs 3/4" is a difference of 225% in cross sectional area (and thus how much water can flow at a given pressure) ... you might want to reconsider your choice of 1/2".
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By confuted
I have a Tom's rapids mini that recently started...

I have a Tom's rapids mini that recently started leaking, and it's not very old ... so I'd recommend something other than that.

Wouldn't a 2213 be ... way overkill? I have a similar setup, and now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-07-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By confuted
That's going to be way too much light. One bulb...

That's going to be way too much light. One bulb for 12 hours would be a very long photoperiod.
Forum: Fish   02-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By confuted
Hmm, possible. The red line was much shorter on...

Hmm, possible. The red line was much shorter on the ones in the store though.
Forum: Fish   02-07-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By confuted
Identify the puffer

I was at the pet store today and they had a tank with some puffers labeled as 'ninja puffers'. It was a freshwater tank, and the largest puffer in there was ~1.5". They didn't look like dwarf puffers...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-05-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,192
Posted By confuted
You'll grow blind and grow hair on your palms...

You'll grow blind and grow hair on your palms approaching it that way.

Man up and go ask her friend out. They'll break up within a month or two and you'll get another chance.

We need a best...
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