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Forum: Lighting Today, 02:06 AM
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Posted By defiesexistence
Could you link me, please?

Could you link me, please?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 01:41 AM
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Views: 131
Posted By defiesexistence
Arowana. A bamboo shrimp. A betta. School of...

Arowana. A bamboo shrimp. A betta. School of celestial pearl danios. German blue ram. A shubunkin might be especially stunning for your goldfish idea, and you could do that in two colors. White...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By defiesexistence
Thanks for the beneficial comment, Dennis :)

Thanks for the beneficial comment, Dennis :)
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 03:09 PM
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Views: 197
Posted By defiesexistence
That all depends on what plants I can find, and...

That all depends on what plants I can find, and what ferts based off of those. A carpet of HC or Dwarf four leaf clover would be nice. Ideally aiming for medium light, and the light would be maybe...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By defiesexistence
5.5g Lighting

I'm starting a five gallon shrimp/CPD rimless tank with Eco-complete. Probably not going pressurized but I am dosing. Would you go with A:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By defiesexistence
What a pleasant surprise, I wasn't sure this...

What a pleasant surprise, I wasn't sure this would take off :) Thanks for all your contributions. We need more true information and less myth-swapping in this hobby... And now, I've got a pleasant...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
Posted By defiesexistence
Label individual cords with bread ties for tags...

Label individual cords with bread ties for tags so you don't have to fish the cord back to the filter all the time. Use chip clips to get rid of those wires, and no, that's not my picture. I use...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,067
Posted By defiesexistence
I had a planted coldwater community, with white...

I had a planted coldwater community, with white clouds and shubunkin goldfish as the centerpiece. I was going to add Misgurnus anguillicaudatus as well but they would have wreaked havoc on my mud...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-16-2014, 03:03 PM
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Views: 949
Posted By defiesexistence
You can always find some interesting vases and...

You can always find some interesting vases and such at Goodwill. I picked up a 2.5 there for $4. Last week, I de-rimmed a new 5g ($11). I'm looking at LED lighting for it, clip-ons are about $30, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By defiesexistence
It's an organization: Aquatic Gardener's...

It's an organization: Aquatic Gardener's Association, and I guarantee you will lose hours browsing their aquascaping entries. Start by picking a year, then a tank size. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By defiesexistence
AGA aquascaping contest has to post their...

AGA aquascaping contest has to post their equipment for each tank. It likely won't tell you the color temperature of the bulb, and not the wattage, but it will have everything else.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By defiesexistence
Wait. Why not turn this into a good articles...

Wait. Why not turn this into a good articles we've read kind of thread? Go for it :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By defiesexistence
Post Your Good Reads

Just wanted to share this excellent write-up about color temperature. It's basic, but there's solid science here, and good information in the links as well. As a hobbyist, I want to spread accurate...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By defiesexistence
Do you think...

That there could be any money in de-rimming pre-made aquariums and selling them? So the bf asks as we sit de-rimming our next tank.

Figure a five gallon, initial cost ~$10, de-rimmed, could sell...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,333
Posted By defiesexistence
So.... Bacon wrapped asparagus. Thyme roasted...

So.... Bacon wrapped asparagus. Thyme roasted fingerling gold potatoes (400 F, salt, olive oil, fresh thyme, and thirty mins). I made venison tenderloin marinated last night, in balsamic and white...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By defiesexistence
.... I just wore a fedora out antiqueing...

.... I just wore a fedora out antiqueing :red_mouth
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By defiesexistence
Ah, classier times gone past. Clothing is either...

Ah, classier times gone past. Clothing is either skin tight, or transparent, good handshakes are given by con men, and seems even "thank you" is foreign nowadays :icon_conf

I would be very...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By defiesexistence
Great post, GraphicGr8s. If I had a hat, I'd doff...

Great post, GraphicGr8s. If I had a hat, I'd doff it in agreement. As far as fertilizers go, I use dirt and garden compost for my tanks. I have also made a fertilizer from liquefied banana peel, but...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,848
Posted By defiesexistence
I concur with all the above plants, my golds...

I concur with all the above plants, my golds could never get far. Nymphoides aquatica is banana plant. I had success with Rotala rotundifolla and R. indica. Aponogetons are good too. Egeria densa,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,937
Posted By defiesexistence
Cable, those are blackworms in that betta bowl. I...

Cable, those are blackworms in that betta bowl. I threw them in that dirt tank and they took off. I imagine it could be the same in your dirted tanks too. Lumbriculus come from swamps, in the silt...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By defiesexistence
Drilling? I can hear the gears turning from here,...

Drilling? I can hear the gears turning from here, Ryan :red_mouth

If it were just plants, I wouldn't worry terribly much about circulation. They make more oxygen in the day than they use at night....
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By defiesexistence
Thank you kindly.

Thank you kindly.
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By defiesexistence
Is this sand sharp, or could it be used for fish...

Is this sand sharp, or could it be used for fish like cories and loaches? And does it sink quickly?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,937
Posted By defiesexistence
This is true, there are very few mature...

This is true, there are very few mature blackworms, and as a result it is very difficult to tell any number of akin species apart. Wonder if I have to pinch them apart, or let the betta snap them to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,937
Posted By defiesexistence
Congratulations on convict motherhood and a worm...

Congratulations on convict motherhood and a worm free, clean tank! Will you sell them?

Oh, I understand the "brown nasty smell"! I tried them with a bare container and daily water changes, they'd...
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