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Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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Views: 88,996
Posted By Lurch98
Re: Nick's ADA 120-P Journal "THE SEQUEL" - Updated 4/30/13 **new FOTOS**

You hybrid altums were gorgeous too. They didn't seem a ton more hardy then true altums though? Love your tanks, btw.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By Lurch98
I assume you're trolling? You mean like this one?...

I assume you're trolling? You mean like this one?

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/5862f9f8.jpg

Tom's discussed the merits of wet/dry extensively in his threads.
Forum: DIY 03-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,206
Posted By Lurch98
Love the look, you'll have to do a tank journal...

Love the look, you'll have to do a tank journal and share the process with us!
Forum: Substrate 03-06-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By Lurch98
I mineralized on a tarp in my garage during the...

I mineralized on a tarp in my garage during the winter. It was slower due to the lower temperatures, but it still worked. YMMV
Forum: Substrate 03-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By Lurch98
You need to cap it with something heavy, like...

You need to cap it with something heavy, like Black Diamond from Tractor Supply. If you didn't compost it a bit, you may get bubbles as the wood breaks down too, so you may have to poke the substrate...
Forum: DIY 03-06-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,316
Posted By Lurch98
I bought acrylic from US Plastic and made a light...

I bought acrylic from US Plastic and made a light bracket for my 20L. My first attempt warped due too the acrylic being too thin and my design not bracing it well enough. Depending on what you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Lurch98
Welcome to planted tanks and TPT! Check out this...

Welcome to planted tanks and TPT! Check out this article for an excellent lighting overview:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

With a tank that big, if you light it...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,890
Posted By Lurch98
Dennis, just wanted to say welcome to TPT! For...

Dennis, just wanted to say welcome to TPT! For those not familiar, he is a well known poster on ReefCentral with some gorgeous epic saltwater threads. I've followed your tanks for a while. Both your...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By Lurch98
Either ball or gate will work fine. Yes gate can...

Either ball or gate will work fine. Yes gate can allow more control, ball's are typically cheaper. It's a personal preference thing really.

Never heard anyone claiming that valving the output...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-14-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 786
Views: 101,939
Posted By Lurch98
The spanish moss?

The spanish moss?
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Lurch98
You sure it's not working? The bubbles are...

You sure it's not working? The bubbles are seriously small and hard to see. I have to shine a flashlight through the water in my cerges reactor to see them.

I'll echo others, water leaking into it...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-26-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 88,996
Posted By Lurch98
It is, yes. They have the smokey (10% I think)...

It is, yes. They have the smokey (10% I think) and the limo black (35%). It's the static cling stuff you put on with soapy water.
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Lurch98
Your cap will help keep it out of the water...

Your cap will help keep it out of the water column in normal day to day use. If you have a high clay volume in your substrate, take care when uprooting/moving plants, it'll make a terrible mess. Some...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-24-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 88,996
Posted By Lurch98
Walmart has a good cheap brand also, in the auto...

Walmart has a good cheap brand also, in the auto section. I've used it on a couple tanks.
Forum: DIY 11-26-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,770
Posted By Lurch98
Someone posted these up the other day: ...

Someone posted these up the other day:

http://www.pendantsystems.com/index.asp?category=18628&count=1

http://www.griplocksystems.com/lighting/productcategory.cfm?Griplock-Grippers&id=1

Not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 72,894
Posted By Lurch98
Photobucket, Youtube, Vimeo, whatever works. :)

Photobucket, Youtube, Vimeo, whatever works. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-29-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,019
Posted By Lurch98
You could alway skin the stand later if you get...

You could alway skin the stand later if you get tired of the open look. Looks like a fun build. You can make this your money grow out tank. :)
Forum: DIY 08-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By Lurch98
That was the thought. I cut them at one inche...

That was the thought. I cut them at one inche because I don't trust my fingers on the tablesaw with much smaller cuts. I'd hate to look like my old shop teachers. :)

Upside down U is I guess the...
Forum: DIY 08-20-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By Lurch98
Too much weight for .25 acrylic I guess. I'm...

Too much weight for .25 acrylic I guess. I'm remaking it with some thicker side supports. Might block a little airflow to cool the leds, but we'll see.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By Lurch98
Type in DIY sump in your Google search box....

Type in DIY sump in your Google search box. There's about a million threads, Youtube videos, etc. :)
Forum: DIY 08-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By Lurch98
20 Long Homemade LED Fixture

This build is somewhat inspired by Samamorgan's light build and reading from his LED Compendium thread (which needs to be a sticky!!!), and to a lesser degree by the new ADA Aquasky (which I think is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 72,894
Posted By Lurch98
Wouldn't think so. Once all your tanks are cycled...

Wouldn't think so. Once all your tanks are cycled with healthy bacteria, you may want to keep an extra sponge or two just in case. Shouldn't need a dedicated tank, though.
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Lurch98
Uhm, get a $5 yoga mat at a discount retailer...

Uhm, get a $5 yoga mat at a discount retailer like TJ Maxx or similar? I've never seen a $50 yoga mat, it must be very colorfully decorated. :P

In seriousness, I use a couple layers of shelf...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By Lurch98
I can vouch for Hydor Koralia Nanos. You can...

I can vouch for Hydor Koralia Nanos. You can usually pick them up pretty affordable, especially if you can find one used. They're quiet, and have a pretty broad water pattern.

If you're not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-15-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By Lurch98
Gave you a thumbs up. Not just because you asked,...

Gave you a thumbs up. Not just because you asked, but because it is the best of the 4. You have some beautiful corals in there! Great tank.
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