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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By nofearengineer
Never forget that a significant portion of a...

Never forget that a significant portion of a product's cost is the manufacturer's warranty.

Most sellers greatly overvalue their "used but in perfect condition" items.

Truth is, if a used item...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,038
Posted By nofearengineer
My experience is that it wants as much light as...

My experience is that it wants as much light as you can afford, and don't bother without pressurized CO2. Others may have had different experiences. These are mine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By nofearengineer
My fish are as fat, healthy, and happy as I can...

My fish are as fat, healthy, and happy as I can mange with my meager skills. When I walk by, they rush to the glass expecting chow. If I stick my hand in the tank, they don't rush away in terror,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,731
Posted By nofearengineer
:eek: You really know how to hurt a guy LOL.

:eek:

You really know how to hurt a guy LOL.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By nofearengineer
It depends on what you value most; water...

It depends on what you value most; water chemistry stability or maximum nutrient and waste product levels.

If your available water is essentially unlimited, then yes, a drip method would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By nofearengineer
Without pressure and plant load info, there's no...

Without pressure and plant load info, there's no answer. But like darkblade, said, in most cases, it's likely to be much higher than 5 bps. On my 75 gallon, densely planted tank, it's impossible to...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By nofearengineer
You can get chrome plated brass to soften the...

You can get chrome plated brass to soften the blow. :icon_smil
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By nofearengineer
Hehe, couldn't help myself from making a slight...

Hehe, couldn't help myself from making a slight correction here.

Titanium itself isn't inert. Actually, it oxidizes rapidly. But like Aluminum, its oxidized form is extremely unreactive. So...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,411
Posted By nofearengineer
Some people might think the very first one was...

Some people might think the very first one was too cluttered, but to me, it has the most balance and natural feel to it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/13016464084_78f8cb7179_c.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By nofearengineer
Make sure it's just "drinking" water, and not...

Make sure it's just "drinking" water, and not "distilled". :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By nofearengineer
Big Chain Market Share and Independents

I read today that of the almost 16 billion dollar annual U.S. pet store market.

The two biggest market share holders (http://miniurl.com/bw8A) were:

PetSmart - 40%
PetCo - 20%

I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By nofearengineer
Wow...it's awesome to see so many others doing...

Wow...it's awesome to see so many others doing the same thing I want to.

Great pics and vids!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By nofearengineer
I found a company called Amscope. Seems to be a...

I found a company called Amscope. Seems to be a fair quality Chinese-made product. Especially for a hobbyist. I'm thinking I can get a decent trinocular scope with minimum of 2000x magnification...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By nofearengineer
Microscope Recommendations?

No idea at all where to put this thread!

I am obsessed with learning, and the aquarium hobby certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to new things to research.

I'm having a real itch to try...
Forum: Photography 02-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By nofearengineer
Very nice! I love how all you really see is the...

Very nice! I love how all you really see is the fish and the bubbles...no plants, ripples, etc.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,871
Posted By nofearengineer
Really knocked this one out of the park. ...

Really knocked this one out of the park. Absolutely beautiful.
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By nofearengineer
All that quote is saying is that of the very...

All that quote is saying is that of the very small percentage of green light that the plant absorbs, it happens to use very efficiently.

It's sort of like throwing a hundred beach balls at a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,962
Posted By nofearengineer
I think it will be a lot like every other period...

I think it will be a lot like every other period in human history.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,962
Posted By nofearengineer
Modern business practices have pretty much...

Modern business practices have pretty much obsoleted the concept of physical inventory. Supply-chain economics, logistics, and good sales forecasting make inventories unnecessary.

Entry level...
Forum: Photography 12-31-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By nofearengineer
Haha...your discus proved they were still...

Haha...your discus proved they were still cichlids at heart..always capable of violence! :red_mouth

Impressive shots...really looks like some strange, misshapen, alien planet.
Forum: Lighting 12-31-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By nofearengineer
In what respect? If it's just to grow plants...

In what respect? If it's just to grow plants better, there may be a slight improvement, as more blue is usually better. But if you want the plants to look good to your eyes, it could be worse, as...
Forum: Plants 12-31-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,141
Posted By nofearengineer
While I haven't tried the DHG, I have had huge...

While I haven't tried the DHG, I have had huge success with all of their other "new" plants in the bags.
Forum: Aquascaping 12-31-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By nofearengineer
Come on...you know you want to do a Dunkleosteus...

Come on...you know you want to do a Dunkleosteus biotope!! :hihi:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Dunkleosteus_interm1DB.jpg/1200px-Dunkleosteus_interm1DB.jpg
Forum: Fish 12-30-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By nofearengineer
I'm thinking dirted tank + Tanganyikans = muddy...

I'm thinking dirted tank + Tanganyikans = muddy tank.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By nofearengineer
Thanks, OVT. I just purchased two 2074's at a...

Thanks, OVT. I just purchased two 2074's at a steal price ($161 each). Now it makes me wonder if the price had something to do with this issue.
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