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Forum: Aquascaping 07-27-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Impitious
I'll have to go the dishwasher route. I'm just...

I'll have to go the dishwasher route. I'm just afraid of the residue soap let in there getting into the wood. Maybe I'll try running it empty on sanitize a few times first before I throw it in there....
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Impitious
Sorry for the incorrect link. Meant to send it to...

Sorry for the incorrect link. Meant to send it to the 96w fixture that I have. And you're correct, the reflectors on this model are pretty bad...

I've been reading that in order to help a tank...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-27-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Impitious
I didn't try the baking route yet. The wood is...

I didn't try the baking route yet. The wood is still sitting outside soaking in a bucket that I change the water every other day. It looks like it's starting to get some small white spores or fungus...
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Impitious
Running two bulbs for a few hours a day?

My tank is a 45 gallon [36x12] and is 24 inches in height.

My fixture has a spot for two bulbs that can be controlled separately. Each bulb is a compact fluorescent and is 96 watts....
Forum: Fish 07-26-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Impitious
I just went to a LFS that had an Iwagumi style...

I just went to a LFS that had an Iwagumi style planted tank with a school of about 30 Cardinal Tetras swimming around the landscape.

The color of the fish against the green ground cover and the...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-24-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Impitious
I'll get a picture of it tomorrow. I'll have to...

I'll get a picture of it tomorrow. I'll have to let it dry out so that you can actually see it to identify it.

I changed the water and let it sit for two days and then filled up a cup from the...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Impitious
I could take a picture of it but it's pretty wet...

I could take a picture of it but it's pretty wet and you won't be able to see too much in terms of color and design. I haven't even hit the wood yet with hot water, I've only been using luke warm to...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By Impitious
Regarding my new driftwood...

So I purchased a piece of driftwood from an online website since it looked perfect for my aquarium. I've had it soaking outside for about a week now in plain water.
I went to clean some of it today...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Impitious
I'll keep that in mind. The neon tetras that I...

I'll keep that in mind. The neon tetras that I was looking at [although they're pretty cliche] seem to be fairly hardy and easy to keep as well as fairly interesting to watch.

I'm really leaning...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Impitious
Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna go with...

Thanks for the advice.

I'm gonna go with the liquid Prime to start with. I definitely need it. My water has the faint smell of chlorine that I'm sure would wipe everything pretty quickly once I...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Impitious
Those do look pretty interesting. I'll have to...

Those do look pretty interesting. I'll have to look more into those.

You're right about Angels. I was hoping that there might be some a type of angel that might stay on the smaller size. My tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Impitious
I've actually got 5 5-gallon buckets that someone...

I've actually got 5 5-gallon buckets that someone gave me. I could try doing that.
I'll have to look into buying a product to remove the chlorine since I'm still going to need it when I do my water...
Forum: Fish 07-23-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Impitious
What would look better...

I'm in the process of planting a 45 gallon [36x12x24] tank that is relying on some tall moss wrapped driftwood and a lot of low light moss and fern style plants. It's going to resemble more of a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Impitious
That's a really good idea. I was wondering...

That's a really good idea.
I was wondering since my water does have a slightly chlorinated smell/taste to it. I might want to see what's in it to see if I need to get a de-chlorinator to add to the...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Impitious
The majority will be, but there will still be a...

The majority will be, but there will still be a fair amount that will be planted into the soil. I'm still going to go with ADA Aquasoil since I'd rather not run any chances of something going wrong....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By Impitious
Place to buy a good/cheap test kit?

New to the hobby and just starting out.

I haven't set up my tank yet but I'm looking to find a place [or brand name] or a good quality and relatively inexpensive test kit for all of the...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Impitious
Wouldn't that mean I should try to find a...

Wouldn't that mean I should try to find a substrate that's composed of larger particles that won't absorb as much of the nutrients since most of the plants are going to feed through the water column,...
Forum: Substrate 07-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Impitious
Thanks for the awesome advice. I think I'll...

Thanks for the awesome advice.

I think I'll be going with some ADA Aquasoil since that seems to be the tried and true material. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives, but for a newb like...
Forum: Lighting 07-22-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Impitious
I've decided to stick with the one 96w bulb. I'll...

I've decided to stick with the one 96w bulb. I'll have DIY CO2 reactors [one, maybe 2] connected so that should help keep the algae under control. Eventually when I rig up a pressurized CO2 system,...
Forum: Substrate 07-22-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By Impitious
How important is substrate for a moss style tank?

First off, I'm new here.

I'm setting up a tank based on a picture I saw that I liked and found that most of the plants in the tank were tied onto driftwood or rocks [Anubias barteri [mini],...
Forum: Lighting 07-19-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Impitious
Thanks so much for the links. Now I've run...

Thanks so much for the links.

Now I've run into another problem...

The tank that I am setting up has plants that range in the "low" to "moderate" light range. The bulb I currently have is a 96w...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Impitious
The bulbs that I just took out of there said...

The bulbs that I just took out of there said 10,000 and 96w. Are you saying that this bulb would work adequately with a planted tank?

I was under the impression that there were specific bulbs...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Impitious
Help with square-pin fluorescent bulb...

I'm new to this hobby and after much research have decided to ask the experts for advice.

I recently acquired a 36" Coralife light fixture from my brother who was previously using it for a reef...
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