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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GraphicGr8s
How much will you give me to get rid of it?

How much will you give me to get rid of it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I like glass tops also. I get any scrap glass I...

I like glass tops also. I get any scrap glass I can find and cut to fit. No hinges. I leave a little room on the front for feeding. I try however to use a two piece top but no hinges.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You could just run the new filter on the old tank...

You could just run the new filter on the old tank for a week or two then switch it over. With plants in the picture you have something that will use whatever little ammonia is present anyway. If you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Personally I'd pass. I would just be concerned...

Personally I'd pass. I would just be concerned about failing on that size tank.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I used carb cleaner on mine. Turned out however...

I used carb cleaner on mine. Turned out however that it was the TPS causing the engine to rev. Never threw a code but I changed it on a whim and haven't had the problem since. Of course it is a 2002...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
That is the scary part. I had my neighbor feed...

That is the scary part. I had my neighbor feed the fish in Sept when I was away for 10 days. I had less tanks running also. This year? IDK.

Let's get this thread back on track for the OP. If you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By GraphicGr8s
The ammonia is added to chlorine to bind it up so...

The ammonia is added to chlorine to bind it up so the chlorine will not bind with the tannins and form trihalomethane. A cancer causing agent in Kalifornia. Very little is actually used to bind it up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
By the end of the year I will have 59 running. I...

By the end of the year I will have 59 running. I just did water changes in 10 tanks in about 1 hour.
My large tanks have a super low bioload. WC are not required every week. The fish are not only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I use a bucket for the tanks in the house. I just...

I use a bucket for the tanks in the house. I just rest the lip of the bucket on the rim of the tank and deflect with my free hand. In the fish house I took a piece of schedule 80 and drilled a bunch...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You're thinking the SWP law enacted in 75

You're thinking the SWP law enacted in 75
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I haven't added any type of fertz to any of my...

I haven't added any type of fertz to any of my tanks in years.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By GraphicGr8s
And that one is done. Let's get this guy/gal an...

And that one is done. Let's get this guy/gal an answer. I can't answer his question on CO2 since I've never used it. All of my tanks are low tech. Some even have fish in them.

IMT I have 1 2 bulb...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Anthony, there was a law written in 1773 that...

Anthony, there was a law written in 1773 that forbade fishless tanks and has never been repealed. I'll get the link up as soon as I can.


About that land I have for sale.

I've got many tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Now given all the pertinent info it's a lot...

Now given all the pertinent info it's a lot easier to give advice/recommendations. My thinking has changed given the new information. As has been said, keep the 180. Any mistakes can be absorbed to a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Make yourself some spawning mops and breed some...

Make yourself some spawning mops and breed some tetras. Back when I was breeding them I made tons of the mops and used sweater boxes to breed them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I gave you good advice. Why so thin skinned?

I gave you good advice. Why so thin skinned?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Happy Birthday!!!!! I was serious. Lighten...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I was serious. Lighten your load by lowering the tech. Make it simpler for you to upkeep tanks that you love. You don't need to give up any of your tanks. Just go in a slightly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Three tanks and that's too much? I can pretty...

Three tanks and that's too much?
I can pretty much guarantee I am much older than you. I have a 5 year old. When he was born I had about 10 tanks running. The amount of tanks running has steadily...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By GraphicGr8s
No. In all 50 states and many countries it is...

No. In all 50 states and many countries it is illegal and subject to imprisonment.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not really sure although I do have my suspicions.

Not really sure although I do have my suspicions.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-23-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,063
Posted By GraphicGr8s
In my experience that has not rung true. Doing a...

In my experience that has not rung true. Doing a water change may in fact add back some elements.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By GraphicGr8s
One thing I don't see is any type of blocking or...

One thing I don't see is any type of blocking or X-bracing. While it may be just fine I'd find a way to get some in there. Our house up north had a shorter span with rough sawn 2x 12 and had X...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've got a few Aqueons and they are well built. I...

I've got a few Aqueons and they are well built. I still wouldn't be afraid of the Tetras during a Petco sale though. I've got a couple running with no trouble. At least with the tens though the...
Forum: Plants 03-23-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Gelatin is actually derived from collagen...

Gelatin is actually derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products.

Agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from algae.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You might even be wondering. Only on tanks...

You might even be wondering.

Only on tanks with fry. But my actual breeding tanks all have box filters. My display 75 in the fish house has some platys so I use the sponge over the strainer.
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