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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By Mark13
When does a hobby become an obsession? About...

When does a hobby become an obsession?

About three months before you asked this question............
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Mark13
Plant ID.

Looks like a fast growing Hygrophyllia, but I can't remember exactly with one.
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Mark13
Removing parts of a Dwarf Sag "carpet".

The Dwarf Sag plants are connected together with runners, and intertwined with their roots. The best way to reduce the number of plants is to cut thru those roots and runners with a sharp steak...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mark13
I use a remote control to turn the pump on and...

I use a remote control to turn the pump on and off. I use the kind made for outdoor Christmas decorations, a green plastic housing with (3) to (6) plugs in it with a (25) foot green cord, a plug-in...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Mark13
The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient...

The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient defficiency. The long, spear-like ones look like scars, caused by physical damage to the leaf tissue at some point in the plants life.

I have s
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Mark13
Exclamation Cobalt heater making "popping" noise. STOP using it.

:angryfireSTOP STOP STOP using it immediately, right now, yesterday.

Unplug it, leave it in the tank for 30 to 45 minutes to allow it to cool down (in case it was in the heating cycle), then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4948081&highlight=#post4948081


Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters.

Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof reticulated aquarium foam, from AngelsPlus.com:

"Many of these Hamburg Mattenfilter style...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,363
Posted By Mark13
Hoppy, I worry about the chemicals in those...

Hoppy,

I worry about the chemicals in those products being fish safe. Here is a link to some black silicone aquarium adhesive. This one is only 3oz, but it can be had in a larger squeeze tube,...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Mark13
Should be ok, but please: Put a cover over...

Should be ok, but please:

Put a cover over the tub to stop jumpers.
If tub is plastic, keep heater from touching the sides, keep it (3) inches from the sides, to prevent heater from melting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Mark13
Either try using two nets, one to "push" with,...

Either try using two nets, one to "push" with, and one that stays still until the CAE gets pushed close to it.

Or, put some smelly fish food (Tubifex freeze-dried, or a dime size blob of frozen...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-02-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 626
Posted By Mark13
Praying very much for you and your wife. I know...

Praying very much for you and your wife. I know what you are going thru. And, I have seen prayers answered many, many times. Good answers, though not necessarily the answers I wanted.

One of...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mark13
From Accordztech: "I been doing alot of...

From Accordztech: "I been doing alot of research and people DO say its cosmetics....."

Response by Mark13:
No, it is not cosmetics, except maybe to people who have not yet had a tank blowout....
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,543
Posted By Mark13
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Well,...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Well, maybe it could be 8ft long, instead of 6 (half kidding---but only half!).

With a tank this long, you could put a second large driftwood in, about 2.5...
Forum: Lighting 09-10-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Mark13
Lighting companies have done studies on reflector...

Lighting companies have done studies on reflector colors. Bright, glossy white is the best, except for highly polished aluminum. If the polished aluminum is not protected from water spotting, it...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mark13
You should not run dirty water thru the heater,...

You should not run dirty water thru the heater, so put it on the clean outflow. And get a controller. Its cheap compared to the replacement cost of plants and fish, and going thru the cycling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Mark13
Whose building it? What thickness of glass? ...

Whose building it? What thickness of glass? Basement or first floor? 1270 pounds, not including weight of glass. Located on a first floor over a basement would require some reinforcing of the...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mark13
Mondo Grass is a bog plant, so it is meant to be...

Mondo Grass is a bog plant, so it is meant to be undewater for only 2 to 4 months at a time. Either throw it away, or put just the roots in your HOB filter, or sump filter, with 75% min of the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-10-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Mark13
Nokturnalkid, Your numbers come out to...

Nokturnalkid,

Your numbers come out to almost exactly the formula I use for my stands. I would not change the first stand height of 30" with a tank height of 12", but what is the tank height for...
Forum: Substrate 09-10-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Mark13
Fluorite will not absorb anything. If you were...

Fluorite will not absorb anything. If you were to use a material which floated at first, and then sank after exposure to water, you might have a chance to do this. However, it would also most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Mark13
Quote:As originally Posted by Diana...

Quote:As originally Posted by Diana http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=2005483#post2005483)

That tank is right at...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Mark13
The moss will spread more rapidly with mesh of...

The moss will spread more rapidly with mesh of smaller holes, because it does not have to reach out so far to find a spot to grip.

Also, realize this---the moss does not attach to a hole, it...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By Mark13
Return the tank. Not worth the risk of shards of...

Return the tank. Not worth the risk of shards of broken glass to a dog or cat, or the dollar loss in plants and fish.

Bubbles distributed throughout a bead of silicon adhesive are signs of the...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By Mark13
Sorry, this excellent care article says no...... ...

Sorry, this excellent care article says no......

http://anthuriumhi.com/anthuriumcare/
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By Mark13
Order new frame piece for low price.

I have purchased replacement tank frames from cciaquarium.com here in Michigan many times. The prices on their site are wholesale, you have to call them for retail price. However, their retail...
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