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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-16-2014, 03:03 PM
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Posted By defiesexistence
You can always find some interesting vases and...

You can always find some interesting vases and such at Goodwill. I picked up a 2.5 there for $4. Last week, I de-rimmed a new 5g ($11). I'm looking at LED lighting for it, clip-ons are about $30, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By defiesexistence
It's an organization: Aquatic Gardener's...

It's an organization: Aquatic Gardener's Association, and I guarantee you will lose hours browsing their aquascaping entries. Start by picking a year, then a tank size. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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Views: 199
Posted By defiesexistence
AGA aquascaping contest has to post their...

AGA aquascaping contest has to post their equipment for each tank. It likely won't tell you the color temperature of the bulb, and not the wattage, but it will have everything else.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By defiesexistence
Wait. Why not turn this into a good articles...

Wait. Why not turn this into a good articles we've read kind of thread? Go for it :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By defiesexistence
Post Your Good Reads

Just wanted to share this excellent write-up about color temperature. It's basic, but there's solid science here, and good information in the links as well. As a hobbyist, I want to spread accurate...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By defiesexistence
Do you think...

That there could be any money in de-rimming pre-made aquariums and selling them? So the bf asks as we sit de-rimming our next tank.

Figure a five gallon, initial cost ~$10, de-rimmed, could sell...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,047
Posted By defiesexistence
So.... Bacon wrapped asparagus. Thyme roasted...

So.... Bacon wrapped asparagus. Thyme roasted fingerling gold potatoes (400 F, salt, olive oil, fresh thyme, and thirty mins). I made venison tenderloin marinated last night, in balsamic and white...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By defiesexistence
.... I just wore a fedora out antiqueing...

.... I just wore a fedora out antiqueing :red_mouth
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By defiesexistence
Ah, classier times gone past. Clothing is either...

Ah, classier times gone past. Clothing is either skin tight, or transparent, good handshakes are given by con men, and seems even "thank you" is foreign nowadays :icon_conf

I would be very...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By defiesexistence
Great post, GraphicGr8s. If I had a hat, I'd doff...

Great post, GraphicGr8s. If I had a hat, I'd doff it in agreement. As far as fertilizers go, I use dirt and garden compost for my tanks. I have also made a fertilizer from liquefied banana peel, but...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By defiesexistence
I concur with all the above plants, my golds...

I concur with all the above plants, my golds could never get far. Nymphoides aquatica is banana plant. I had success with Rotala rotundifolla and R. indica. Aponogetons are good too. Egeria densa,...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,845
Posted By defiesexistence
Cable, those are blackworms in that betta bowl. I...

Cable, those are blackworms in that betta bowl. I threw them in that dirt tank and they took off. I imagine it could be the same in your dirted tanks too. Lumbriculus come from swamps, in the silt...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By defiesexistence
Drilling? I can hear the gears turning from here,...

Drilling? I can hear the gears turning from here, Ryan :red_mouth

If it were just plants, I wouldn't worry terribly much about circulation. They make more oxygen in the day than they use at night....
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,093
Posted By defiesexistence
Thank you kindly.

Thank you kindly.
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2013, 01:43 AM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By defiesexistence
Is this sand sharp, or could it be used for fish...

Is this sand sharp, or could it be used for fish like cories and loaches? And does it sink quickly?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-25-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,845
Posted By defiesexistence
This is true, there are very few mature...

This is true, there are very few mature blackworms, and as a result it is very difficult to tell any number of akin species apart. Wonder if I have to pinch them apart, or let the betta snap them to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,845
Posted By defiesexistence
Congratulations on convict motherhood and a worm...

Congratulations on convict motherhood and a worm free, clean tank! Will you sell them?

Oh, I understand the "brown nasty smell"! I tried them with a bare container and daily water changes, they'd...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,845
Posted By defiesexistence
The whole thing (replanted yesterday), a close up...

The whole thing (replanted yesterday), a close up of the worms (if you use your imagination and disregard the detritus) and then.... the huntress about to strike. That's a dirted tank. I just threw...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-24-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By defiesexistence
Is it going to be sunlit? I have found Rotala...

Is it going to be sunlit? I have found Rotala works well, maybe a red vallisneria would work well for you. Cryptocoryne balansae would look sweet too. Or some reddish stems? Those are all low light...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By defiesexistence
Small lava rock. If the pores get too clogged,...

Small lava rock. If the pores get too clogged, replace them. $3.50 for a cubic foot, just do some research to make sure you aren't picking up some weird industrial mishmash they sometimes sell as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-24-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By defiesexistence
^ Give it another read ;)

^ Give it another read ;)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-24-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,621
Posted By defiesexistence
So about 36" high, by 6" diameter? Please skip...

So about 36" high, by 6" diameter? Please skip the fish. Not enough swimming room, or oxygenation for that tall cylinder. Not that bettas aren't labyrinth fish, but they still need water with decent...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,976
Posted By defiesexistence
Rescued a CT lass from Petco this afternoon....

Rescued a CT lass from Petco this afternoon. She's a little more teal than that. Even from that view, you can tell she got comfortable with the blackworms in the substrate...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By defiesexistence
I would move the C. petchii farther back so we...

I would move the C. petchii farther back so we can see the bronze of the wendtii. It would like nice if you added a carpet to break up those cool rocks, but by all means keep some bare areas up front...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-23-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By defiesexistence
Well, it was gone... Thanks for your help again,...

Well, it was gone... Thanks for your help again, everyone.
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