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Forum: DIY 05-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By jstehman
Did all of the air inside dissolve out or is it...

Did all of the air inside dissolve out or is it co2 that's misting?
Forum: DIY 05-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,414
Posted By jstehman
Most rebuilders are getting a piece of glass cut...

Most rebuilders are getting a piece of glass cut to fit over the bottom slate and siliconing into place. Then siliconing up the corners to the top frame.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By jstehman
Hard boiled egg yolk breaks down pretty fine.

Hard boiled egg yolk breaks down pretty fine.
Forum: Plants 04-30-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By jstehman
Nice crypts They look just like mine. I...

Nice crypts

They look just like mine. I think they are Wendtii.. Could be wrong there are so many variants

Growing with iron rich substrate and medium light? Purplish undersides and stems? ...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By jstehman
Depends on your scape really. If you want uniform...

Depends on your scape really. If you want uniform lighting, go with option 3.

Or.. make a really cool center part and do option 2. Brighter in the middle darker on the outsides.

I'm running...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By jstehman
Update on the fry: Might be bronze/peppered...

Update on the fry:

Might be bronze/peppered mix or bronze. About 1/2 inch long right now. So far I still have 4. *knock on wood*
Forum: Plants 04-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By jstehman
Anubias nana petite?

Anubias nana petite?
Forum: Fish 04-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By jstehman
The ones I had were very boisterous. Maybe cause...

The ones I had were very boisterous. Maybe cause they were all males.. I dunno

Females are easy to spot. They are silver and more "torpedo" shaped. Like no head bump.

None of my Rainbows...
Forum: Plants 04-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By jstehman
I have some that reach almost 10". I swear they...

I have some that reach almost 10". I swear they have some Val in them :)

You can trim the leaves. They will just yellow and decay like others have stated. Better to pluck em.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-30-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By jstehman
That is AWESOME! Nice job

That is AWESOME! Nice job
Forum: DIY 03-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By jstehman
Plus, when it's all fixed you can post your pics...

Plus, when it's all fixed you can post your pics and proudly say "I fixed this"
:proud:
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By jstehman
Vaseline may void any warranty claim you have. I...

Vaseline may void any warranty claim you have. I would clean it off thoroughly and make no mention of that when you claim the impeller/motor. I'm sure any "lubricant" other than water is not...
Forum: DIY 03-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By jstehman
Save the tank! With a little DIY you can...

Save the tank!

With a little DIY you can have a really nice classic.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
So you've still got the slate underneath the 3/8"...

So you've still got the slate underneath the 3/8" glass?
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
Your tank looks great fifty! If my silicone...

Your tank looks great fifty!

If my silicone skills are half of yours, I will be happy with the results.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
I know, right? I did scrape off some calcium...

I know, right? I did scrape off some calcium from the sides, but overall it's in good shape. Just won't hold water.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
And if I were to keep the slate in the bottom and...

And if I were to keep the slate in the bottom and put the glass on top, I think the silicone and glass would show above the bottom trim. Yes, it's purely an aesthetic thing, but I want it to look...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
Yes. The slate is inside the panels. I...

Yes. The slate is inside the panels.

I wanted to make the tank actually usable with the lowest probability of leaks.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
From what I have researched, silicone will not...

From what I have researched, silicone will not adhere to slate
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
I suppose I could. But the ridge in the slate is...

I suppose I could. But the ridge in the slate is making me nervous. Like it could cause a pressure point when the tank is filled.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
Replacing the slate. I can't cover it...

Replacing the slate.

I can't cover it because there is a slight "ridge" down the middle of the slate so it's not perfectly flat.

It's not broken. I actually like it in the tank but the...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
What glass thickness should I be using? 3/16"? ...

What glass thickness should I be using? 3/16"? Tempered?
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
Yes. The plan is an entire re-seal. But as far...

Yes. The plan is an entire re-seal. But as far as the details for the bottom panel replacement..I cannot find where the actual siliconing is placed. It seems to me that the silicone at the 90's...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By jstehman
Another Metaframe restoration

Well, I picked up a 10 gallon Metaframe tank the other day and it looks to be in need of a re-seal.

I was reading the forums and it seems that a piece of glass cut to the inside dimension of the...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By jstehman
Yes. But which kind? Ive got bronze julii and...

Yes. But which kind? Ive got bronze julii and peppered. Probably bronze. Theyve been the most "active" ones lol
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