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Forum: DIY 11-26-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By lochaber
Removing it would be a ridiculous amount of work,...

Removing it would be a ridiculous amount of work, but you could pick up some aquarium-safe black silicone and smear that over the back of the tank...
Forum: Fish 11-26-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By lochaber
Another vote for the clown killies. I've...

Another vote for the clown killies.

I've found them to be really active and interesting fish, and stay at the top ~90% of the time, although I'd occasionally find one chilling at the bottom for a...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-26-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By lochaber
I know that the term "Seiryu" is very specific as...

I know that the term "Seiryu" is very specific as to stones coming from a certain area, but in a more general sense, they are basically just heavily weathered limestone.

Limestone has a very...
Forum: Substrate 11-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By lochaber
If you are concerned about cost, SafeTSorb is a...

If you are concerned about cost, SafeTSorb is a pretty inexpensive and effective substrate. I imagine one bag (anywhere from $6 to $15) should be enough for your tank.

I don't know that there is...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By lochaber
I think any sort of aquatic moss, anubias, java...

I think any sort of aquatic moss, anubias, java fern, bolbitis, or anything else you attach to wood will work. It will just take a bit of time to grow out of the water.

I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By lochaber
I don't think they add a significant amount, but...

I don't think they add a significant amount, but that's just a guess, I have no idea on the actual numbers.

I think for the most part, they are eating algae, fungus, left over food, biofilm, etc....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By lochaber
I've got some containers on a window sill with...

I've got some containers on a window sill with plant cuttings in them, the biggest are ~1litre cups that pho comes in. They all have some sort of aquarium snail in them that has been doing fine for...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-21-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By lochaber
Another vote for the loctite gel. The...

Another vote for the loctite gel.

The container is really great, in that it gives you an absurd amount of control. You can get a very small, precise amount out.

I think it's the only variant...
Forum: DIY 11-18-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 792
Posted By lochaber
I did this with a bunch of glass scraps I had. ...

I did this with a bunch of glass scraps I had. Probably going to use them as braces to hold mattenfilters in, but not certain.

I just got some emery cloth (I can't even remember what grit size),...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 843
Posted By lochaber
I'm kinda curious what this is. it reminds...

I'm kinda curious what this is.

it reminds me of how you can find little piles of earthworm castings outside near an earthworm hole, so I'd suspect it's something similar - you've got some critter...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By lochaber
I just took apart an old, cheap heater last week...

I just took apart an old, cheap heater last week (got it with a used tank).

Had a bit of condensation in it. didn't look like the seals were bad. Also had some 'burnt' areas inside.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By lochaber
For the most part, only stones that are...

For the most part, only stones that are carbonates/contain carbonates will affect the chemistry. This is stuff like coral, shells, limestone, and marble.

Silicates are generally safe, and pretty...
Forum: DIY 11-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By lochaber
Take a look over on Dendroboard...

Take a look over on Dendroboard (http://www.dendroboard.com/)

A lot of people build ventilation systems for their vivs, and use some set up with computer fans and phone chargers, there are quite a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By lochaber
I'll take your word on the color, but the...

I'll take your word on the color, but the shape/structure of the background looks pretty decent.

I wouldn't worry too much about the color either, as I imagine you'll get a bunch of algae growing...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By lochaber
I think any sort of light you would use for a...

I think any sort of light you would use for a similar sized aquarium would probably work fine for a paludarium as well.

Most houseplants and such have very low light requirements, and can often be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By lochaber
I've used that type of foam for other projects,...

I've used that type of foam for other projects, and currently have some of the thicker stuff padding my tank/stand.

I've seen some that already has an adhesive on one side, so you might be able to...
Forum: DIY 11-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By lochaber
For me, it's mostly to buy some more time and...

For me, it's mostly to buy some more time and limit the damage of any potential spills, especially catastrophic ones. I only really need it to hold water the ~8-12 hours or so that I'm likely to be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By lochaber
Generally speaking, snail shells are only...

Generally speaking, snail shells are only formed/grown right around the edge of the opening. If it's the apex or some other part, that's probably less to do with diet, and more to do with water...
Forum: Substrate 11-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By lochaber
You can use flourite for a cap (I've done it),...

You can use flourite for a cap (I've done it), but you'll need the cap to be a bit thicker then if you were using sand. Also, you will probably get a bit more leaching of tannins and such, if that's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By lochaber
I think it might actually make it worse. You...

I think it might actually make it worse.

You are less likely to see a reflection in the glass when you can see through it - if more light is coming from outside then in (think looking inside a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By lochaber
You might need different types for different...

You might need different types for different conditions.

Most of the aquarium mosses will grow really well in a wet emersed type environment, so you might be able to start by putting bits of them...
Forum: DIY 11-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By lochaber
Depending on what the room is like, you may be...

Depending on what the room is like, you may be able to build a shallow tray to help contain water.

I'm doing this, partly because I told my landlord I would, and also partly just incase.

For...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By lochaber
I'm a big fan of bolting wood onto slate. ...

I'm a big fan of bolting wood onto slate.

You can buy individual slate tiles in most of the big box stores, they usually have them in 12" squares, and some other weird size like 14" or 16" or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-06-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By lochaber
I'm a big fan of painting the back of the tank. ...

I'm a big fan of painting the back of the tank.

While I've never tried to remove it from a tank, I've scraped plenty of paint off of windows that I feel fairly certain that a razor blade scraper...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 583
Posted By lochaber
I strongly favor a black background painted on. ...

I strongly favor a black background painted on.

Especially with some plants and such, and decent lighting, it makes the back of the tank almost invisible, it just fades into shadow behind the...
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