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Forum: DIY 01-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By captmicha
How do I make this pallet stand?

I LOVE the look of this and really want to make it for a 55 gallon aquarium I have. Only, I have no idea how. I have all the tools though and am looking for pallets.

Any ideas?
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Forum: DIY 01-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By captmicha
Can I still use this stock tank if I fix it?

So I bought a 75 gallon stock tank (Rubbermaid) and I cut a section of the front off for an abandoned DIY project.

I still spent money on it and would rather not throw it out if I can help it. I...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By captmicha
These don't have the CEC of the substrates I...

These don't have the CEC of the substrates I posted I'm looking for.
Forum: Substrate 07-16-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,361
Posted By captmicha
A substrate like this easier to find?

Soil, sand (filter or playground, I've used both), and Aquasoil (clay pebble-stuff) is okay but I wanted to go with something different. I've been looking at both Turface and Zeolite. And similar...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By captmicha
I can't get java moss to behave in ANY...

I can't get java moss to behave in ANY conditions. It's a pain. It never does what I want and it tangles around my other plants and clogs my filters.
Forum: Plants 08-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By captmicha
Need moss recommendation for these specs

I have a lava rock that I want to grow moss on, or moss like plants. I'd like the moss to grow compact and dense. NOT like java moss that's always drifting away and clogging up my filters.

I have...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By captmicha
I was thinking about this one...

I was thinking about this one http://www.amazon.com/AQUATEK-Regulator-Solenoid-Emitter-System/dp/B0042OYYTS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2S1C6MH8BS3XS&coliid=I17RV7DDRWQ28 but 6 outlets may...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By captmicha
Is this a good CO2 set up and price?

They're asking $150. It's used, obviously.

The set up would be a 45 gallon aquarium and a couple of 10 or 15 gallons, so I'd have to buy a multiple outlet thingie.

As you can tell, I know next...
Forum: Plants 07-21-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By captmicha
Plant with these specs?

I have a ten gallon that I'd like to have planted so it looks like there's a lawn. It only gets light from a sunny window. No CO2. The substrate isn't nutrient dense. It's tiny, clay gravel with root...
Forum: DIY 07-20-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By captmicha
I've already tried adding more yeast and my yeast...

I've already tried adding more yeast and my yeast is dry in the package.

I'm not the only one who has problems. Some one else who had problems with bakers yeast recommended that I use champagne...
Forum: DIY 07-18-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By captmicha
Well, that's nice that it worked for you but how...

Well, that's nice that it worked for you but how does that help me?

Can anyone answer the two questions I asked?
Forum: DIY 07-17-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By captmicha
Distiller's yeast for DIY Co2?

Regular baking yeast doesn't work very well in my experience. Champagne yeast was recommended to me. Since I'm cheap, I've been wondering about distiller's yeast instead because it's much cheaper and...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By captmicha
Can you please elaborate on this? What setups do...

Can you please elaborate on this? What setups do you mean?

Do people really buy PAR meters for reading their light levels?? There's no way that would be financially feasible for me.
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By captmicha
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll have to reread...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll have to reread this today and hopefully I won't have a bunch of additional questions.

To tell the truth, I didn't even read the stickies before posting like I...
Forum: Lighting 05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By captmicha
Confused, need easy to understand answers!

I have some things I'm confused about. I need really easy to understand explanations please!

- Why can't I just use CFL? Everything about them seems more affordable.

- Why are T5HO better than...
Forum: DIY 03-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By captmicha
What epoxy brand/formula have you used and found to be safe?

Can I get the brand name and the formula please so I can know what exactly to shop for? Epoxy as adhesive for decorations and for fixing aquarium equipment. So far I know that J-B Weld marine is...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-27-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By captmicha
How do I anchor plants in this condition?

I'll be using a fine substrate but the fish are over stocked in my dad's tank and they chase each other around and run into things. He won't let me properly stock his 29 but is letting me landscape...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By captmicha
The problem with that, that I can see, is the...

The problem with that, that I can see, is the thiaminase of those kinds of fish and some inverts.

There's some science to it and I don't want to end up having my fish die on me or become...
Forum: Fish 08-21-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By captmicha
No one even answered my question. Why do people...

No one even answered my question. Why do people on this site keep doing that in so many threads???

I'm going to be making my own fish food. I need vitamins...
Forum: Fish 08-20-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By captmicha
Can I use these vitamins?

Can I use amphibian/reptile vitamins for fish or would I be better off using fish specific vitamins?

Can I use marine vitamins for fresh water fish?

Anybody know where I can get vitamins in...
Forum: DIY 08-18-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By captmicha
I don't think any around here would, but I can...

I don't think any around here would, but I can try. Thanks for the advice :)
Forum: DIY 08-15-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By captmicha
Thanks to Hoppy too (if you see this)!

Thanks to Hoppy too (if you see this)!
Forum: DIY 08-13-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By captmicha
Fiberglass is an excellent idea! I was just using...

Fiberglass is an excellent idea! I was just using some small patches tonight... I was stupid and didn't even consider it.
Forum: DIY 08-12-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By captmicha
It needs to be flush against the sides, all...

It needs to be flush against the sides, all sides, or my guppies and fry will find a way to get through tiny cracks. Also, I don't think they make quilting mesh fine enough for fry.

Guess I'll be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-12-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By captmicha
That's what I thought, that at least the calcium...

That's what I thought, that at least the calcium will prevent their shells from being eaten away. If anything, the calcium doesn't hurt them so I'll just continue to add it.
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