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Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Mangrove air heater

Hey guys,

I'm growing some mangroves out in a dedicated 20 gallon tank. I've got some nice LED lights on them, as well as two standard 60 watt incandescent bulbs for heat, but I'm a little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Don't do water changes during cycling! This is...

Don't do water changes during cycling! This is incredibly counterproductive, and all modern authorities on aquarium keeping advise against it.

Keep up circulation, don't add fish yet, and do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
According to the product description, neither of...

According to the product description, neither of those things sound like soil. I'm not sure what to make of them really. What do they look like?

There must be garden soils that just sell plain...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 599
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
The two foot tank can be a fun experiment, but I...

The two foot tank can be a fun experiment, but I would certainly not attempt a 150 gallon Walstad tank without first reading Diana Walstad's book.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-23-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
This would normally be a very good point, but...

This would normally be a very good point, but this isn't really an issue with hairgrass. Like most grasses of any type, hairgrass is very hardy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Well since you don't seem to mind the idea of...

Well since you don't seem to mind the idea of human-caused mass extinction, you must at least submit that climate change will have enormous negative economic, social, as well as quality of life...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Yeah, but they were really different animals. ...

Yeah, but they were really different animals.

The organisms on the planet now are adapted to survive with a certain climate. If that climate changes faster than natural selection can keep up,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
As a recent college graduate, I completely...

As a recent college graduate, I completely sympathize with your situation, but this just seems like a sort of bad idea to me.

Have you considered putting together a seasonal pond tank? If there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
That's totally valid. I won't get into the...

That's totally valid. I won't get into the environmental impact of having a lawn here, but I suppose if you're going to have one anyway, water changes are a non-issue.
Forum: DIY 09-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
This is a fun idea! You should check in with a...

This is a fun idea! You should check in with a pottery forum for information on how to safely pull this off. I imagine there are handy algorithms for determining minimum pot thickness for a given...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Why not drill the tank 2" from the top and use an...

Why not drill the tank 2" from the top and use an elbow to get the spout where you want it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 525
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
As stated above, the amount of CO2 emitted into...

As stated above, the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere from a pressurized CO2 plant fertilization system is negligible.

That said, the aquarium hobby does have a significant environmental...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-23-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
I missed the part about selling the DHG. For...

I missed the part about selling the DHG. For aquascaping, I think DHG is an absolute blessing because it is the hardiest plant I've ever owned and it carpets at a reasonable speed without CO2, so...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Leaving your lights on all day will kill your...

Leaving your lights on all day will kill your fish, stress out your plants, and grow an enormous quantity of algae. Get a timer and set it to something like 8:30AM-12:00PM, then back on again...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Ooo what a great sounding place for a tank! ...

Ooo what a great sounding place for a tank!
Since you won't have a blacked out back, try to stock it with fish that won't spend all their time bumping up against the glass.

How many gallons do...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-10-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
What an incredibly helpful, convenient sounding...

What an incredibly helpful, convenient sounding post!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Wow, thanks for the all the information guys! As...

Wow, thanks for the all the information guys! As soon as I'm done putting my aquaponics project together, I'm going to set my sump up with wood chips.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Why do you want to get rid of them so badly? ...

Why do you want to get rid of them so badly? Those little guys are great for tank health. They chow down on algae, decaying plants, and fish solids. They break waste down into higher entropy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,813
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Yes, this is completely true.

Yes, this is completely true.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Dissolved Organic Carbon Sump?

I started my first dirted tank recently, and it's got me thinking about Diana Walstad. Unfortunately, I loaned out my copy of Ecology of the Planted Aquarium, but I remember that she talked a lot...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,448
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
At the end of the day, does it really matter what...

At the end of the day, does it really matter what gender your molly is? All your molly needs is to know that you love and support it, no matter what he or she decides to do in life.
Forum: Algae 09-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Ya'll know that lots of people have pointed that...

Ya'll know that lots of people have pointed that out in this thread already, and that "algae" is in quotes in the thread title for a reason?
Forum: Substrate 09-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
Oops! [censored][censored][censored][censored],...

Oops! [censored][censored][censored][censored], I knew I should have gotten my copy of that book back before starting a dirted tank...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
The trick is that a real stream bed is large...

The trick is that a real stream bed is large enough to have many not-matching rocks and still look natural. I mean, it's an actual ecosystem, so by definition it's natural-looking. But in the home...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By TyrannosaurusSex
You live in a coastal state - just pop on down to...

You live in a coastal state - just pop on down to the beach and pick some driftwood up there! I get all of my hardscape materials from the wild, and I've never had any problems with it. Just soak...
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