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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-24-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By acmarauder
Maybe a fine air stone in front of the pump in...

Maybe a fine air stone in front of the pump in the back?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By acmarauder
If you start with DIY CO2, do use the aseptic...

If you start with DIY CO2, do use the aseptic technique and also use an equal part yeast to baking soda in the mix. I have found the baking soda is critical to maintaining an even output throughout...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-22-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By acmarauder
Glad someone bumped this thread, such a beautiful...

Glad someone bumped this thread, such a beautiful tank. I am going to pick up some of that gutter mesh and make a moss wall on mine now that I know how to do it. That's a slick write-up. Thank you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By acmarauder
DIY CO2 is cheap and effective on smaller tanks,...

DIY CO2 is cheap and effective on smaller tanks, but for that money you're best served buying any one of the entry level pressurized setups on the market. I never have any brewery odor from my setup...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By acmarauder
Get a large rubber band that will fit around the...

Get a large rubber band that will fit around the entire filter box, then cut a piece of filter sponge to fit the filter return and slide it behind the rubber band. I had a giant bag of rubber bands...
Forum: Plants 08-09-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By acmarauder
Not sure about that, but curious to know myself. ...

Not sure about that, but curious to know myself.

My moss balls keep growing, they're about the size of my palm now.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By acmarauder
Have you double checked to ensure the check valve...

Have you double checked to ensure the check valve is connected properly?

If so, check for leaks, the more connections you have between your CO2 generators and your tank/diffuser the increased...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By acmarauder
Beautiful tank!

Beautiful tank!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By acmarauder
Any reputable brand check valve will work. ...

Any reputable brand check valve will work.

If you're planning to run two generator bottles and a gas separator bottle, having 3 check valves in total (one on each generator, and one on the line to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,649
Posted By acmarauder
I love DIY CO2, and I own a Fluval 20g nano...

I love DIY CO2, and I own a Fluval 20g nano pressurized system also. I understand the point when it's not practical to have DIY CO2 on larger tanks, but for a low-light planted tank it's more than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By acmarauder
Try using filtered, bottled, or tank water. Make...

Try using filtered, bottled, or tank water. Make sure you get the temp between 100-110*F when adding the yeast. There is a great article on the aseptic method for yeast reactors, you should look into...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By acmarauder
AC20 or 30. I'm running the AC20 on my 10g. ...

AC20 or 30. I'm running the AC20 on my 10g.

If you're not overly concerned with the flow, get the 30 and dial the flow back as the 20's have some minor vibration noise issues here and there which...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 103,379
Posted By acmarauder
For those keeping shrimp in their spec, how do...

For those keeping shrimp in their spec, how do you cover the vent on the bottom of the divider for the filter media on the back wall? I tried covering mine up with the substrate (Fluval Shrimp...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By acmarauder
Try using 1/4 tablespoon or 1/2 tablespoon of...

Try using 1/4 tablespoon or 1/2 tablespoon of yeast instead of a full tablespoon.

I notice filtered water helps quite a bit.
Forum: DIY 07-28-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By acmarauder
I have heard the fluval ceramic CO2 diffuser...

I have heard the fluval ceramic CO2 diffuser works great and is relatively cheap. I literally just installed in my tank and the bubbles are very tiny and do not make it to the surface of my 10G. Much...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 64,747
Posted By acmarauder
I really appreciate you being so generous with...

I really appreciate you being so generous with the advice and attention to detail in your threads. I just picked up a Spec 2g and have already ordered some fluval shrimp stratum and will be starting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By acmarauder
:icon_lol: Well played, thanks for the laugh!

:icon_lol: Well played, thanks for the laugh!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-24-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By acmarauder
Large turkey baster might work. How big is the...

Large turkey baster might work. How big is the tank?
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By acmarauder
Are you reading any of the advice given? The link...

Are you reading any of the advice given? The link I shared has everything you need to know and then some, please take the time to read it and you'll really understand what's going on.
Forum: Other Websites 07-22-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By acmarauder
I picked up a fluval spec 2g for 44.99 today,...

I picked up a fluval spec 2g for 44.99 today, they had a few good markdowns in NKY.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By acmarauder
Take a moment to read this article, it will help...

Take a moment to read this article, it will help especially the aseptic method. I notice filtered water really helps. Some people use old tank water with good luck, but I have not tried this yet....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,956
Posted By acmarauder
Very impressive, love these tiny tanks but can...

Very impressive, love these tiny tanks but can tell they're highly addictive. I still have a "want" list for my first 10G tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By acmarauder
11/64" works for standard silicone airline...

11/64" works for standard silicone airline tubing, drill from the inside of the cap out.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By acmarauder
Could probably add a drop checker for good...

Could probably add a drop checker for good measure, maybe a timer for the solenoid but it looks like you have all you need.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By acmarauder
Just be sure to baffle your filter output, male...

Just be sure to baffle your filter output, male bettas stress when they have to fight the current due to their large fins. They also do not like surface agitation. My male betta loves plants floating...
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