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Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 60,699
Posted By phorty
Love your reaction! I have that same response to...

Love your reaction! I have that same response to so many forum posts in all the various hobbies I'm involved in.
Forum: Lighting 10-02-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 60,699
Posted By phorty
I just discovered this light and may pick one up...

I just discovered this light and may pick one up for the 75 I'm setting up.

Would it be too much light for my anubias-only 75? I used a older T12 dual tube fixture on my 55 and the anubias grew...
Forum: Fish 10-01-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,218
Posted By phorty
Any updates on folks with these "Dantum" Angels? ...

Any updates on folks with these "Dantum" Angels? I saw them on the AngelUSA site and I'm intrigued with the wild look.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,460
Posted By phorty
Okay, good idea. I need to go there anyway this...

Okay, good idea. I need to go there anyway this weekend. Would the pump then go in the water source and "push" the water up or does it go on the tank end and "pull" the water up? I prefer the...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,460
Posted By phorty
Thanks for the replies guys. I've been...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I've been playing around with a few ideas to make this set-up as clean and maintenance free as possible. I have had this tank for 3 years but it isn't ideal and I...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 11,460
Posted By phorty
My 55 gallon is currently set up in my office...

My 55 gallon is currently set up in my office which is right above my basement utility sink. For water changes, I have a hose that goes through the floor and I syphon right into the sink. For...
Forum: Substrate 02-10-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By phorty
Personally, I have had PFS in my tank for a...

Personally, I have had PFS in my tank for a couple years. I love sand but would prefer a bit courser sand if I can find it. That's why I want the course variety of Black Diamond and since it is...
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By phorty
I might try this stuff. Was planning on get...

I might try this stuff. Was planning on get black diamond but it's a 45 minute drive and Menards is right by me.
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By phorty
Is this stuff the same as Black Diamond? I...

Is this stuff the same as Black Diamond? I wonder how the grain size compares.
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
Start here, not sure which you need ...

Start here, not sure which you need
http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-canister-filter-parts/11442-524793/marineland-c-series-c-160-c-220-o-ring-gasket.html...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,012
Posted By phorty
Fellow CHicagoan checking in. How is this tank...

Fellow CHicagoan checking in. How is this tank doing? I'm currently setting up a 75 with a school of blue angels...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By phorty
Is this tank still up and running?

Is this tank still up and running?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By phorty
Did you end up doing this? I was thinking of...

Did you end up doing this? I was thinking of putting some clay under black diamond sand instead of going all out and doing dirt under the sand.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By phorty
Right now actually!

Right now actually!
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By phorty
Actually to answer the OP's question- I run the...

Actually to answer the OP's question- I run the CF400 plus an AC110 on my 55 gallon. I can't imagine the CF400 being enough alone. I'm setting up a 75 and plan on using an FX5 and possibly add the...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By phorty
I have the dollar store pot scrubbers in the...

I have the dollar store pot scrubbers in the bottom of my CF400 as well. Although I didn't tear mine up, just packed in 6 or 7. How did you go about tearing your's up?
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
I have the same filter. I'm having the opposite...

I have the same filter. I'm having the opposite problem where I'm not getting much flow strength. I put AquaClear filter foam into the intake to act as a pre-filter and it slowed down even more. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
So I cleaned out my CF-400 for the first time...

So I cleaned out my CF-400 for the first time after it ran for 2 months. It was a little bit dirtier on the interior than I expected. I think I need to do a pre-filter. How are you guys setting up...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-13-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 25,951
Posted By phorty
Oh, I actually see them in the corner now that...

Oh, I actually see them in the corner now that you mention it. Are you satisfied with that set-up- does it give you the water movement you need in the whole tank?
Forum: Tank Journals 12-13-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 25,951
Posted By phorty
The tank looks very nice. I'm thinking of giving...

The tank looks very nice. I'm thinking of giving Vals another go in my Java moss/java fern only tank.

Are you using a spray bar with the FX5? I'm currently using a AquaTop cannister and a AC110...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
Do you guys leave the UV on all the time? I just...

Do you guys leave the UV on all the time? I just saw something that said you can turn it off. I didn't know you could and mine has been on since I started using the filter 1.5 months ago.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
I bought a CF-400 for my 55 gallon. I was...

I bought a CF-400 for my 55 gallon. I was thinking I could use that as the only filter but the flow isn't impressive so I'm still using a AC110 and a Emperor 400 in addition. I still like the...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 170,776
Posted By phorty
Has anyone used the AquaTop branded versions of...

Has anyone used the AquaTop branded versions of these filters?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By phorty
Otos never live for me either. Maybe it's our...

Otos never live for me either. Maybe it's our water.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-14-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,621
Posted By phorty
Thanks! I think I'll try 2" of dirt and 1" of...

Thanks! I think I'll try 2" of dirt and 1" of pool filter sand.

Dumb question #2, I shouldn't rinse the dirt first should I? I've been sifting it to remove the wood pieces but didn't think I...
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