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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By THE V
My fish never disrespect me. The first time they...

My fish never disrespect me. The first time they try, they get a smart smack upside the head. There is no second time.

As for the whole following you around begging for food. That's where kids...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By THE V
Surface as in surface area. The two dimensional...

Surface as in surface area. The two dimensional area enclosing the volume.

Sorry for the confusion, I used physics/mathematics definition by default. Been reading too many scientific papers. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By THE V
When it comes to heating and efficiency it is...

When it comes to heating and efficiency it is counter-intuitive to most of us.

The larger volume of water is more energy efficient than a smaller volume. The only place that the water loses...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By THE V
Alternanthera reineckii Try to say it- ...

Alternanthera reineckii

Try to say it-

Alternate there a Rednecky.

Some sort of alternate lifestyle redneck?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By THE V
Pothos in the filter is a good idea. It will...

Pothos in the filter is a good idea. It will remove a bunch of the nitrates and help stabilize the tank. In gravel under low light I had the best luck with a melon sword (E. bleherii). They have...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By THE V
Getting my BN plexus to breed usually involved a...

Getting my BN plexus to breed usually involved a 10F temperature drop after a water change or more. I used to add the water cool from the tap outside.

Rain does make rapid water temp changes in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-07-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Update is stuck and won't install... No way to...

Update is stuck and won't install... No way to fix it easily because of mandatory Auto-update

Figures...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-06-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
First update service pact is now downloading......

First update service pact is now downloading... We'll see what it does. DUH Duh duh.....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By THE V
It sounds like a normal reaction to any change...

It sounds like a normal reaction to any change in a new tank. It is probably a bacterial bloom. As with all bacterial blooms it is best to wait it out and do consistent water changes.

You may...
Forum: Photography 08-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By THE V
No such thing as a finished product with plants....

No such thing as a finished product with plants. They are always changing.

Looks very nice.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-05-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By THE V
Manure topics - We'll my wife keeps telling me...

Manure topics - We'll my wife keeps telling me I'm full of it, so I guess I'll chime in.

In order to analyze the value of manure you need to look at the feed content. Cattle has a large amount...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
How fast can you type on a keyboard vs....

How fast can you type on a keyboard vs. touchscreen? A keyboard is more productive than a touchscreen as it's currently 10 fingers vs. 2.

I wouldn't mind testing out one of the holographic...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-04-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Aero takes lots of RAM and processor...

Aero takes lots of RAM and processor capabilities. This was one of the biggest issues with Vista when it first came out. Nobody had near enough RAM or processor speed for what was needed and the OS...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
For personal use I'll agree with you, for work...

For personal use I'll agree with you, for work not so much.

I'm a three screen, 10 program, type of a guy. Ever try to do complex data analysis on a tablet or touch screen? It doesn't go well....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Right there is exactly what MS is trying to...

Right there is exactly what MS is trying to develop an OS for.

Windows 8 was their first attempt and a major failure. Windows 10 is a slightly redesigned 8. It's still graphically and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By THE V
It says three 18 year olds were arrested. A...

It says three 18 year olds were arrested. A quick websearch shows that the drinking age in Australia is 18.

I'm going to go out on a limb on this one and suggest that they two may be related.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-03-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Upgrading to Windows 10

Only available on the full iso download.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-31-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Too minor issues so far: My wifi was...

Too minor issues so far:

My wifi was unstable so I had to delete driver and reinstall it this morning. We'll see if it fixes the issue.

I also had to reinstall some of the AMD software that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-31-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
I've been messing around with Linux since 2004. ...

I've been messing around with Linux since 2004. Went 100% on a laptop for around 5 years.

My wife's windows 7 desktop is a dual boot with unbuntu (two harddrives). We've got an old desktop that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
I found out when you disable all of the new...

I found out when you disable all of the new "features" that you can it is amazingly fast.

Classic Shell and Stardoc both work as well. There really is no upgrade to the start menu just a weird...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Besides the disaster of the start menu on a...

Besides the disaster of the start menu on a non-touch screen laptop?

It took me 10 minutes and an internet search to figure out how to find the Shutdown button....

Every single one of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By THE V
The sulfur smell is caused by H2S (hydrogen...

The sulfur smell is caused by H2S (hydrogen sulfide). It it is not dangerous to plants or fish. Sulfur is a nutrient needed by plants.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,558
Posted By THE V
Upgrading to Windows 10

Anyone else taking the plunge today? I detest 8.1 so bad I had to do something. Vista and ME were better. There were just buggy not royally messed up.

Currently reads 51% after 1 hour of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By THE V
Got to learn control grasshopper. On my...

Got to learn control grasshopper.

On my 125 I haven't moved an established plant in 2 years. Some of them have been there for 5. Hands in the tank maybe twice a month during water changes.
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,451
Posted By THE V
My BN pleco's have bred so much the population is...

My BN pleco's have bred so much the population is becoming a problem in my 125. I brought in around 100 to the LFS last year and this year I've already done about 50. I don't have a clue how many of...
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