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Forum: Substrate Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,057
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Posted By Gatekeeper
Not at all! I have used them both religiously...

Not at all! I have used them both religiously for years. I almost feel like you need them. MTS + MTS = balanced substrate. Keeps it from getting too compact in my opinion.

They will breed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Gatekeeper
Absolutely and they will keep. Macros are easy...

Absolutely and they will keep. Macros are easy and will keep. I buy name brand for the micros personally, but I know a lot of people that do make them. Fungus can be an issue on some dry micro...
Forum: Substrate Today, 01:04 PM
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Views: 165,834
Posted By Gatekeeper
Get some Malaysian trumpet Snails. They will...

Get some Malaysian trumpet Snails. They will clear the substrate up for you real quick. Never had a major issue when these buggers were in there doing their thing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Gatekeeper
Only time I would say to avoid major water...

Only time I would say to avoid major water changes is if your tap water is unstable and hard to buffer/adjust to the conditions you need.

Go big or go home I say.
Forum: DIY Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Gatekeeper
Ahhh!!!! I thought it went the other way. As if...

Ahhh!!!! I thought it went the other way. As if you were pumping into the tank and drawing through the media. Didn't even think of it this way.

Very interesting.
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Gatekeeper
First off, I love new ideas like this, so cheers...

First off, I love new ideas like this, so cheers to you.

Now, I am confused about how the filter works. Can you sketch it out a bit more?

Would be a killer tank for local river fish. My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Gatekeeper
It should be fine til Friday.

It should be fine til Friday.
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Gatekeeper
Yep, about a year I took it apart and cleaned it....

Yep, about a year I took it apart and cleaned it. I had a lot of red shrimp make their way through the filter and get lodged in there so it was time to get them out. I did have a little bit of...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Gatekeeper
Series of follies. The O-ring on the inside, the...

Series of follies. The O-ring on the inside, the barb fitting on the intake moved a bit and lost seal and the quick connect o-ring on the inlet pipe rolled.

Seriously, it was raining tank water...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Gatekeeper
Rex Grigg reactor. Wow, I haven't heard that in...

Rex Grigg reactor. Wow, I haven't heard that in years. Still cracks me up that people choose to say that rather than just PVC. LOL.

Cerges reactor is the best I have used when they don't leak. ...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 165,834
Posted By Gatekeeper
I think you just contradicted yourself. Wreaking...

I think you just contradicted yourself. Wreaking havoc in a "properly maintained aquarium" would mean the aquarium is not being properly maintained.



I don't know about you guys but I don't...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 165,834
Posted By Gatekeeper
lol!!!!!

lol!!!!!
Forum: Aquascaping 08-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Gatekeeper
A lot better. Now you need a few smaller stones...

A lot better. Now you need a few smaller stones to anchor the large ones so they don't look so artificial and staged.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By Gatekeeper
Nice setups. Good journal and tracking of growth.

Nice setups. Good journal and tracking of growth.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Gatekeeper
Thats a lot of soil in there. Since the stones...

Thats a lot of soil in there. Since the stones are a little small, maybe consider perching them up more and let the substrate fall away from it? Or... you need some bigger stones to anchor it.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Gatekeeper
That is pretty common for LFS around here. If...

That is pretty common for LFS around here. If you struggle finding it, shoot me a pm. I am going to the LFS next week and can pick it up and ship out to you at cost of the material and shipping. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Gatekeeper
Holy. What did you do, rob a lumber yard? ...

Holy. What did you do, rob a lumber yard? Unless you like the look, you can bring that down a few notches. There are tons of DIY stands on this site. Do some searching.

Bump: Have a look at...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Gatekeeper
Looks like Lace Rock to me

Looks like Lace Rock to me
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,624
Posted By Gatekeeper
You could totally sell those. Just sayin.

You could totally sell those. Just sayin.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,591
Posted By Gatekeeper
It looks funky right now. Give me a few more...

It looks funky right now. Give me a few more weeks. I have experimented with a few things and I want to see if they work out or if I am just fooling myself.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By Gatekeeper
I am very intrigued by this overflow tube from...

I am very intrigued by this overflow tube from Lifereef that never loses siphon. Would love to see some more close up pics of it if anyone has one.
Forum: DIY 08-09-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,624
Posted By Gatekeeper
Interesting design. How did it work out? Any...

Interesting design. How did it work out? Any pics of it in action?

Love the little extra detail with the etched labels. Classy and professional.
Forum: Plants 08-09-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Gatekeeper
You can have it in your aquarium, just can't put...

You can have it in your aquarium, just can't put it back.
Forum: Substrate 08-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Gatekeeper
Never actually watched to be honest. With Eco...

Never actually watched to be honest. With Eco complete will be hard to see for sure. I always use a lighter capping material, but again, never watched it really. It just goes away. LOL.
Forum: Substrate 08-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Gatekeeper
No need for root tabs in the beginning in my...

No need for root tabs in the beginning in my opinion. But they couldn't hurt either.

Any kind of natural dirt or silty soil will be messy, but anything that comes up to the surface will work its...
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