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Forum: DIY Today, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By lochaber
probably more work then what it's worth, but you...

probably more work then what it's worth, but you could put some t-nuts on the back of the panels, and then drill holes through the 2x4s, and use machine screws/bolts to hold them on. Easily...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By lochaber
I think most conifer cones have a lot of resin,...

I think most conifer cones have a lot of resin, so it's probably not something I would put in the tank.
Forum: Fish Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By lochaber
cichlids are pretty smart (for fish...), so I...

cichlids are pretty smart (for fish...), so I wonder if that might have something to do with it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 408
Posted By lochaber
I'd probably use other sources first, but if all...

I'd probably use other sources first, but if all I had left were tank water, sure.

But I would either boil it or add bleach to it (I think it's ~2 drops per quart, shake, wait ~30 minutes, but I'm...
Forum: Substrate Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By lochaber
If you are looking to add it as some sort of...

If you are looking to add it as some sort of substrate additive, as opposed to pest control, I think some of the oil absorbant products (ultrasorb?) are made out of granules of diatomaceous earth. I...
Forum: Substrate Today, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By lochaber
I think some of the information in the Wikipedia...

I think some of the information in the Wikipedia article are a little misleading/unclear.

The "thousands of years" bit isn't referring to the soil's fertility, just that chunks of charcoal can...
Forum: Substrate Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By lochaber
When I set up a tank, I put in the substrate, and...

When I set up a tank, I put in the substrate, and then do the planting (no water yet), and periodically spray/mist the plants and substrate pretty heavily with a spray bottle. This both keeps the...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-17-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By lochaber
I'd avoid the dumbell. If the slate isn't...

I'd avoid the dumbell.

If the slate isn't enough to hold it down, maybe the big terracotta tiles? They are thicker, so I assume they are also heavier. Might be slightly more difficult to drill...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By lochaber
I think the DE is so fine it would get stirred up...

I think the DE is so fine it would get stirred up into the water column and make a mess out of the tank.

I'm not certain, but I've heard one of the explanations for DE working is that it scrapes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By lochaber
The first fish you put in that tank are going to...

The first fish you put in that tank are going to be very happy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By lochaber
If you didn't smell anything on a fresh cut, then...

If you didn't smell anything on a fresh cut, then it's probaby safe. Whatever was in there has likely been leached out by rain, or just broken down over time.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By lochaber
Do some thorough soaking or boiling.

Do some thorough soaking or boiling.
Forum: DIY 10-15-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By lochaber
I'm trying to think of something fairly simple...

I'm trying to think of something fairly simple that would work for that, and right now the best I can think of is to poke around Home Depot or Lowe's, and find some sort of plastic rod/tube/bar...
Forum: Plants 10-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By lochaber
If you put the moss right at or slightly above...

If you put the moss right at or slightly above the waterline, I think that would work pretty well. Depending on the growth pattern, you might have to manually replant/position it further up the...
Forum: Plants 10-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By lochaber
I've grown some sort of houseplant ivy in a...

I've grown some sort of houseplant ivy in a paludarium before, so I feel pretty confident that one will work.

Not sure about the antherium(sp?), but I think it would be worth a try.

No clue on...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By lochaber
I'm not quite clear, are the fish getting stuck...

I'm not quite clear, are the fish getting stuck twixt the glass and the tube, or stuck to the tube where the joint is?

If it's twixt glass and tube, maybe take a bit of foam somewhat bigger then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By lochaber
I'm not sure how your filter output is set up,...

I'm not sure how your filter output is set up, but otherwise my first guess would be just air bubbles mixed into the water and getting trapped in the surface film, so, mostly N2?

:)
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-15-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By lochaber
I was going to suggest using plastic canvas to...

I was going to suggest using plastic canvas to build something.
Maybe just use another piece to form a rim that sticks out on all sides an extra 1/4" or 1/2" or however much is necessary.

Or run...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By lochaber
Probably not much help, but sometimes poking...

Probably not much help, but sometimes poking around the older locally-owned stores and I'll find a rack. Might even be worth asking the people working there, I've seen a place or two that had some...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By lochaber
Poke around some fish stores, especially older...

Poke around some fish stores, especially older mom&pop types. Sometimes they will have a rack of thinwall acrylic tubing off in a corner. I think usually in ~3ft lengths, and maybe a couple dollars...
Forum: Plants 10-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By lochaber
As long as there aren't critters in the tank,...

As long as there aren't critters in the tank, it's probably no big deal.

I think most of the advice up above sounds pretty good.

If it were me, I'd likely do a water change or two, put some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-02-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By lochaber
haha. You should troll the posts where...

haha.

You should troll the posts where people ask about good tankmates for shrimp.

"I've had a puffer living in my shrimp tank for X months"

:)
Forum: DIY 10-02-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By lochaber
The screws really shouldn't be supporting any...

The screws really shouldn't be supporting any weight, so the strength of that joint isn't too important.

Might want to look into a pocket hole jig, I really like the kreg system, and bought one of...
Forum: DIY 10-02-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By lochaber
you could probably just spraypaint the inside of...

you could probably just spraypaint the inside of the hood with white krylon fusion, and have it work just as well.

Aluminum only really works well in specially shaped reflectors, otherwise it's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-02-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By lochaber
I like the ramshorns, but I also like most...

I like the ramshorns, but I also like most snails.

Crushed coral, crushed oystershell, and cuttlefish bone are all the same thing, aragonite (CaCO3).

It's the same mineral/chemical as calcite,...
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