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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,501
Posted By GraphicGr8s
The current sale doesn't expire until April 1....

The current sale doesn't expire until April 1. Have they ever run concurrent sales like that?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-21-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,501
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not sure what BRS stands for. I am not...

Not sure what BRS stands for.

I am not saying you can't drill Petco/Aqueon/Tetra tanks. You just have to know which ones have tempered glass and avoid drilling those. The 40B for instance can be...
Forum: Substrate   03-14-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Every planted soil tank I have I have just taken...

Every planted soil tank I have I have just taken a bag of top soil from the BBS and dumped it into the tank. Planted it. Filled it. Wait a few weeks then added fish. Never had trouble with it. Never...
Forum: DIY   03-13-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By GraphicGr8s
That wood trim isn't wood. It's plastic. Same as...

That wood trim isn't wood. It's plastic. Same as the black trim.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By GraphicGr8s
But using distilled water isn't great either. I'd...

But using distilled water isn't great either. I'd try spring water. And the argument still rages on softened water in tanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You're worrying to much about your well water....

You're worrying to much about your well water. Most of the fish come out of Florida. I can tell you we have liquid rock for water. I do my changes straight from my well. Many of the farms used to run...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I am a firm believer in at the least weekly water...

I am a firm believer in at the least weekly water changes.
If I am breeding and want faster grow out I will do 20% every day. I have found over the decades that that in itself can increase growth of...
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Dow Corning 795. That one is black but they have...

Dow Corning 795. That one is black but they have a clear also. Disney uses it on there tanks and it sticks to slate. I use it to refurb Metalframe tanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-01-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By GraphicGr8s
No need for either. The fish will be fine. Heck...

No need for either. The fish will be fine. Heck they ship fish around the world with no air pump. A little water int he bag and a big airspace above is all it needs. I moved my 10 tanks from NY to FL...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I don't use primer in general. Only when I know...

I don't use primer in general. Only when I know my work will be inspected.
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Over the years I've had it happen on both types...

Over the years I've had it happen on both types of pipe. It's not often however and in honesty I've found in most cases the joint was weaker with primer so I rarely use it. The report I posted kind...
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Talk about an over achiever ...

Talk about an over achiever

https://www.plumbingsupply.com/the-great-pvc-primer-debate.html
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've had times where using primer was the only...

I've had times where using primer was the only way to stop the darn leaking. So it does serve a purpose.
Forum: Equipment   02-28-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not even when I plumb stuff for my house water....

Not even when I plumb stuff for my house water. And I've redone a bunch of the pipe from the well to the house.

Bump:

Our plumbing inspectors look for the purple. Will fail you if it's not...
Forum: Equipment   02-27-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By GraphicGr8s
And yet they make tanks out of it.

And yet they make tanks out of it.
Forum: Equipment   02-24-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Key characteristics, Polycarbonate compared to...

Key characteristics, Polycarbonate compared to Acrylic:

Impact/chip resistance is much higher with Polycarbonate. (about 30 times more resistant than glass)
More likely to scratch.
Substantially...
Forum: Equipment   02-21-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've got a few older ones that do not show temps....

I've got a few older ones that do not show temps. Only an arrow indicating which direction increases the temp. One that is currently running on my 45L is an old supreme. I've got another submersible...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By GraphicGr8s
And since you will eventually be eating that...

And since you will eventually be eating that lettuce your fish food should again be safe for humans.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-14-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've seen articles on both sides of the poop...

I've seen articles on both sides of the poop eating argument over the last few decades.
I happen to like the mild flavor of the fish. So I eat it. All I was saying is they can grow, and thrive, in...
Forum: DIY   02-13-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By GraphicGr8s
For a drill guide you could also drill a hole...

For a drill guide you could also drill a hole into a piece of wood and use that as your guide. I do that when I am enlarging holes in wood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-13-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not only do they grow in crowded conditions they...

Not only do they grow in crowded conditions they thrive in them. They also eat fish poop. One thing with stuff used for human consumption is to watch the fish food you use. It must be food that is...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-09-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Welcome back Craig I don't know about...

Welcome back Craig


I don't know about that. The only time I've been without a tank since 1980 was in 1999 while we were building our present house and we were living at my inlaws. That was the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,972
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've done a few dirt tanks. Still have my...

I've done a few dirt tanks. Still have my original 55 running after 5 years or so and it is doing well.
I'll never do another dirt tank again though. Don't get me wrong. I still use dirt. I just...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I wanted to put two pieces of fairly large...

I wanted to put two pieces of fairly large driftwood in my 90 so it looked like a cypress knee. Had to use a large piece of slate to hold them down. I had put them on small pieces but even loaded...
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By GraphicGr8s
The stand should always be what you level. I...

The stand should always be what you level. I never put shims in between the tank and the stand.
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