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Forum: Equipment   02-07-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By sadchevy
Have you tried asking at the pet store if you...

Have you tried asking at the pet store if you could buy a used one from them ?
Forum: Fish   01-31-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By sadchevy
Vegetarian piranhas !!!!!!!!!

Vegetarian piranhas !!!!!!!!!
Forum: Equipment   01-26-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By sadchevy
I have 2 150w Supreme heatmasters that are...

I have 2 150w Supreme heatmasters that are probably 25+ years old that are still going strong. That in itself is a positive, but the achievement is partially due to the care they have been given....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By sadchevy
By you description, you are looking at a 120-150...

By you description, you are looking at a 120-150 gallon tank. I use 2 Rena xp3(API xp-l) cannisters on my 125g. Outputs at each end with intakes crisscrossed about 18 inches from each end. This works...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By sadchevy
Simple answer is YES. Also put your filter and...

Simple answer is YES. Also put your filter and heater on the temporary tank. That will give you plenty of time to work on your main tank without having to rush.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By sadchevy
There are only a couple "systems" readily...

There are only a couple "systems" readily available on the market. Most are not really a complete system, but are a starter type setup. Usually of lesser quality components. Most people running CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-17-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By sadchevy
Those pictures look like the chips are all mainly...

Those pictures look like the chips are all mainly cosmetic. Fill the tank and let it sit for a few days and see if they get any worse. For your intended use though, I'd say you will be just fine. The...
Forum: Fish   01-09-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By sadchevy
Rich, the fish in question is a electric blue ram.

Rich, the fish in question is a electric blue ram.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-03-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By sadchevy
Low maintenance equates to keeping your hands out...

Low maintenance equates to keeping your hands out of the tank and enjoying the view. Saf-T-Sorb is a great choice for this. It supports plant growth really well. It can be a little messy to begin...
Forum: Fish   12-16-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By sadchevy
The upper fish appears to be a convict. The lower...

The upper fish appears to be a convict. The lower fish appears to have the shape and basic coloring of a female firemouth. No matter what species they are, they will be between 5-7 inches when grown....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-14-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,797
Posted By sadchevy
Nice try Buddha..LOL Good looking tanks though.

Nice try Buddha..LOL
Good looking tanks though.
Forum: DIY   11-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By sadchevy
The ) effect you are seeing is called cupping. It...

The ) effect you are seeing is called cupping. It is caused by the grain structure of the wood and the drying process. Wood grain is circular in nature and the shorter grains dry quicker than the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-08-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,766
Posted By sadchevy
125g in the living room as display tank. 55g and...

125g in the living room as display tank. 55g and 10g in bedroom, guppy tanks. 75g in home office, angel fish. 150g, 30g, 29g, 75g, 100g stock tank, 40g, about 10 various 1g tubs in the basement for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-29-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By sadchevy
The long glass gauge is a flow gauge. These type...

The long glass gauge is a flow gauge. These type of units are used alot in the welding industry with mig and tig welding setups. The flow is very consistant but I would venture to say not as precise...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-29-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,797
Posted By sadchevy
Nice looking tanks. Welcome to the club. Remember...

Nice looking tanks. Welcome to the club. Remember people.........the 4 and 5 footers, 100 gallons and over are welcome also. Keep them coming.
Forum: Substrate   06-25-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By sadchevy
Don't chase your water. Leave it be, it will work...

Don't chase your water. Leave it be, it will work itself out over time. The saf-t-sorb will slowly quit altering your water then you will be trying to go the other way. Best to just let it be. Ph...
Forum: Substrate   06-22-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By sadchevy
No problems at all. I do use seachem root tabs...

No problems at all. I do use seachem root tabs and jobes house plant fertilizer sticks in the substrate. Saf-t-sorb will lower your Kh and ph for awhile. I just let it run its course. Plants and fish...
Forum: Substrate   06-21-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,381
Posted By sadchevy
pure saf-t-sorb 125g tank ...

pure saf-t-sorb 125g tank

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=274866&d=1392476061


saf-t-sorb will eventually equalize with your source water, it affects kh more...
Forum: Substrate   06-21-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By sadchevy
What kind of look are you going for? Natural?...

What kind of look are you going for? Natural? Gravel bottom? Black? For a natural look I would recommend Saf-T-Sorb. It great for plants, has high CEC, it does have it minor issues when first...
Forum: Substrate   06-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,260
Posted By sadchevy
I use STS in all my tanks (10 total). Great for a...

I use STS in all my tanks (10 total). Great for a plant substrate. I have never rinsed it prior to putting it in the tanks. I just fill with enough water to completely cover by about 2 inches then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By sadchevy
Congratulations and Happy Fathers Day to you too.

Congratulations and Happy Fathers Day to you too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-20-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By sadchevy
Everyday you post a new thread about how to get...

Everyday you post a new thread about how to get paid for what you want to sell. All the answers you get are the same. I know you are young and enthusiastic. You have a plan in your mind of what you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,684
Posted By sadchevy
Tank is starting to take shape. Planted some C....

Tank is starting to take shape. Planted some C. Balanese, watersprite, and some C. Wendtii. Added a few guppies to help control a pest problem. Basement is also the garage, the door to the backyard...
Forum: Lighting   06-14-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By sadchevy
2 over a 5g tank would be an insane amount of...

2 over a 5g tank would be an insane amount of light. I would suggest just one 13w about 10 inches above the tank.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-06-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,945
Posted By sadchevy
I use Saf-t-sorb in all my tanks, I have never...

I use Saf-t-sorb in all my tanks, I have never taken the time to presoak it. Other than dumping it right from the bag into the tank, all I ever do is stir it up and drain a couple times to wash out...
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