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Forum: Lighting 10-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Fish Whisperer
That's an interesting idea, never thought of that!

That's an interesting idea, never thought of that!
Forum: Lighting 10-24-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Quick question on lighting and algae

I have a 55 gallon that I recently un-planted. So now I have a Coralife dual T5NO 48" light that I would like to keep using for the new configuration. Will this amount of lighting lead to algae...
Forum: Plants 10-22-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Plants 10-21-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Fish Whisperer
What's wrong with my Hygro?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting/f/3016_hygroc.jpg

The one a foot away dwarfs this.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting/f/3018_big_hygroc.jpg
Forum: Plants 10-21-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Please I.D. me

Can't remember what the heck this is (no, not the tiny little rotala in the foreground :icon_wink: )

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting/f/3017_unknownc.jpg
Forum: DIY 10-20-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fish Whisperer
http://www.kregtool.com/Pocket-Hole-Jigs-Prodlist....

http://www.kregtool.com/Pocket-Hole-Jigs-Prodlist.html

I borrowed a set from a friend that he has never used (I'm definitely buying a set before my next project). Very easy to set-up and use....
Forum: DIY 10-20-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fish Whisperer
I've been reading about lighting position here...

I've been reading about lighting position here and have been re-thinking my set-up. Unfortunately, I would have to move the tank to do this because of the light spillage.

I plan to move it to...
Forum: DIY 10-20-2010, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fish Whisperer
I may yet make something for the top. A hood or a...

I may yet make something for the top. A hood or a decorative thingy to make it match. Something.

I've just got a Coralife 2x T5NO fixture sitting on the tank. It's not real pretty but it sure...
Forum: DIY 10-18-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 217,206
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Believe me, it won't be hidden long. The wife...

Believe me, it won't be hidden long. The wife can't leave the furniture in place for more than a month without "improving" the layout.
Forum: DIY 10-18-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 217,206
Posted By Fish Whisperer
It's just painted plywood.

It's just painted plywood.
Forum: DIY 10-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fish Whisperer
That was the plan, I even bought the extra trim...

That was the plan, I even bought the extra trim for that, but I really like having an open top so I've put that plan on hold until I decide for sure.
Forum: DIY 10-17-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By Fish Whisperer
My take on a DIY stand

Top frame is 2x6, the rest is 2x4, glued and screwed. I attached the legs to the top and bottom with pocket screws. It was my first time using pocket screws…I'm sold!...
Forum: DIY 10-17-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 217,206
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Here's mine. I've always liked the look of black...

Here's mine. I've always liked the look of black with natural wood. Though, I didn't actually USE wood, I used cheapo fake trim. ...
Forum: Plants 10-16-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Fish Whisperer
ID and propagation

First, I'm not sure what these plants are: The big leafy one that dominates the picture and the grassy one to the right of it.

(Sorry for the crappy picture quality)...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Thank you, that's what I needed to know!

Thank you, that's what I needed to know!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Number of shrimp for 55 gallon

I am going to be adding plants this week and I plan to do a silent cycle. As I understand it, I should wait a week or two after the plants are in to let them settle and then I can add a few fish....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-07-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Oh yes, I've been taking pics along the way....

Oh yes, I've been taking pics along the way. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Yeah I'm quite the lurker, and procrastinator. It...

Yeah I'm quite the lurker, and procrastinator. It took someone giving me an aquarium for me to get back into the hobby, even then it took a year. :icon_frow



Oops. It's a T5NO fixture, not HO....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Crunch time: Choosing plants

Tank: 55 gallon
Substrate: 3" Eco Complete
Lighting: 56 watts T5NO
No CO2

Now that it's time to start adding plants I'm having trouble deciding which plants to get. I've read and searched and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Fish Whisperer
Surfactants are not detergents. They are an...

Surfactants are not detergents. They are an ingredient IN detergents, though harmful nonetheless.

One can use ammonia with surfactants if that's all they can find, but they would have to do a...
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