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Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-31-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,892
Posted By lnstevens
I paid $21 for a brand new tank filled. And...

I paid $21 for a brand new tank filled.

And on a 46 gallon that tank will last about 2 to 3 months.

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Forum: Tank Journals   12-29-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By lnstevens
Well, I have 9 Rasboros in the tank right now, 2...

Well, I have 9 Rasboros in the tank right now, 2 yoyo loaches (which have decimated the snail population), I did see 1 cory around somewhere and 1 otocinclus, oh and not to forget the lone Black Neon...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-29-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,892
Posted By lnstevens
I believe jagged fury on here sell the regulators...

I believe jagged fury on here sell the regulators w/diffusers. A 20oz tank filled should only be around $20.

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Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-29-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,892
Posted By lnstevens
Another option is paintball co2. You can set it...

Another option is paintball co2. You can set it up for around $70 including the tank.

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Forum: Tank Journals   12-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By lnstevens
Well, I basically neglected my tank for the last...

Well, I basically neglected my tank for the last 4 months, literally. Lost my cardinals and was just getting overall frustrated, so just let it go.

I should have taken before pictures, but I...
Forum: Equipment   08-09-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,194
Posted By lnstevens
Personally I've yet to have an issue with...

Personally I've yet to have an issue with Customer Service, but what you need to remember is that for every 1 that posts a complaint there are usually 20 more happy, but there are 9 others unhappy,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-08-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By lnstevens
Since your substrate released bubbles I'm...

Since your substrate released bubbles I'm guessing you put it in dry. This can cause a lot of problems in itself because you get pockets of air,

Personally I use black flourite sand mixed w/...
Forum: Fish   08-07-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,567
Posted By lnstevens
Otos do not just eat diatoms, they also eat the...

Otos do not just eat diatoms, they also eat the standard green algae that is prevalent on the glass of tanks, wood, rocks, etc...

Personally every time I have purchased otos from Petsmart or my...
Forum: Lighting   08-07-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
How is that working out? I've heard mixed things...

How is that working out? I've heard mixed things about using that fixture.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-07-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,541
Posted By lnstevens
Since someone recommended that forum site,...

Since someone recommended that forum site, thought I would through this in. :)

http://www.aquatic-photography.com/forum/showthread.php?16738-First-time-DSLR-fish-photo-thoughts

It comes down to...
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
Yes, although I'm getting close to needing a new...

Yes, although I'm getting close to needing a new bulb. It shines more than bright enough for swords, hygro, moss, and dwarf sag. :)
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
Hmm, look closely at the top of my tank. You...

Hmm, look closely at the top of my tank. You will see the handle for my Glass Canopy. I keep Shrimp and I don't want them crawling out. :)
Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,822
Posted By lnstevens
Well, my RCS are breeding like crasy now. I have...

Well, my RCS are breeding like crasy now. I have at least 30 in the tank. :) Now to wait until fall financial aid and get a couple assassin snails......
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
Here is what my fixture looks like. It's a touch...

Here is what my fixture looks like. It's a touch lamp, but works fine on a timer. Someone else who has the same fixture I believe said it came from Home Depot. It came stock with a 6700K CFL 26W...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,327
Posted By lnstevens
Just thought I would update. I killed all but...

Just thought I would update. I killed all but one of my cardinals and 2 of my black neons due to too much Co2. :( I added 4 Harlequin Rasboras though. The swords are gone (both of them) and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,772
Posted By lnstevens
For some reason Harley (my cat) likes to play...

For some reason Harley (my cat) likes to play with plastic bags also.... :icon_roll

He chews on them, bats them around the house, etc... He will ignore the regular cat toys for a plastic bag if...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By lnstevens
I agree with pics. Also welcome to the wonderful...

I agree with pics. Also welcome to the wonderful world of planted tanks, where you can have an awsome looking tank or you can kill all your fish in one blow by over co2ing your tank. :)

It's...
Forum: Fish   08-06-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By lnstevens
I think the first question should be what kind of...

I think the first question should be what kind of fish you like? Personally I like schooling fish, but not everyone does.
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
that fixture I posted comes with 6500k bulbs. As...

that fixture I posted comes with 6500k bulbs. As for 18" T5 going out of style, doubt it. They are just coming "in-style" at places like Lowe's and Home Depot as replacements for the T8 and T12...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-06-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By lnstevens
Does it through your plants all over the tank?

Does it through your plants all over the tank?
Forum: Equipment   08-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,194
Posted By lnstevens
I have an Eheim 2028 on my 40B. It produces...

I have an Eheim 2028 on my 40B. It produces enough flow to sway all the plants from one side of the tank to the other and create a nice circular current.

I've cleaned it "ONCE" in almost a year...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-06-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By lnstevens
Personally I would rather have an aqueon filter...

Personally I would rather have an aqueon filter over a cascade. I have had too many problems with cascade filters over the years, especially leaky canisters.

Aside from that considering it...
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,744
Posted By lnstevens
There are a lot of companies that make 20"...

There are a lot of companies that make 20" lights. Here is one.

http://www.aquatraders.com/20-inch-4x18W-T5-Aquarium-Light-Fixture-p/52302p.htm

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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
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Posted By lnstevens
What no one seems to understand about google+...

What no one seems to understand about google+ over facebook is the "Implementation of Circles".

It isn't whether google can use the data, etc.. Facebook can to. It's that you can limit who sees...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,929
Posted By lnstevens
A furniture dolly turns into a 4 wheel dolly and...

A furniture dolly turns into a 4 wheel dolly and lays flat.
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/b7/b737342d-96af-48b8-b70d-8bf568affd0f_300.jpg
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