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Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,092
Posted By Grendel
Just wanted to say two things... 1.) Nice...

Just wanted to say two things...

1.) Nice looking tank. I think the 40 breeder dimension are just about perfect for learning how to aquascape well. Good choice there.

2.) I grew up in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,383
Posted By Grendel
Look around - I'd bet you can find them somewhere...

Look around - I'd bet you can find them somewhere in Pueblo. I can get them at 3 or 4 of the liquor stores closest to my house here in Fort Collins.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-13-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,383
Posted By Grendel
My favorite beers... 1. Orale, from Del...

My favorite beers...

1. Orale, from Del Norte; Longboard, from Kona; Sam Adams Light - easy drinking lagers with nice, clean tastes (each a little different); great BBQ beers

2. 90 Shilling,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
It's been quite some time, so figured I'd post a...

It's been quite some time, so figured I'd post a quick update.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/grendel-albums-tanks-picture9994-tank-2-11-12.jpg

As for plants...


I just did a...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
Sorry, missed this part. Here's the breakdown...

Sorry, missed this part. Here's the breakdown (all prices approximate, sans shipping, and 100% from memory so YMMV)...



Retrofit kit: $120.00 (including bulbs)
Light Hangers: $20.00
...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
OK, I'll try my best to explain the light set up....

OK, I'll try my best to explain the light set up.

I used something similar to this retrofit kit:...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
I know it's been a while, but here's a quick...

I know it's been a while, but here's a quick update!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/grendel-albums-tanks-picture8424-fts-front-9-24-11.jpg

1. I cut my dosing and my issues with...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Grendel
Looks to me like proserpinaca palustris (often...

Looks to me like proserpinaca palustris (often called mermaid weed).


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Forum: Algae 05-25-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,949
Posted By Grendel
Brown algae help?

Currently battling some brown algae (diatoms?) and I need some feedback on how to beat it.

I have no idea why, but I seem to avoid the BBA, cladophora, and hair type algaes in exchange for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-24-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
UPDATE (not a very good one, though) ...

UPDATE
(not a very good one, though)

First, a picture of one of my nannoptopoma, doing what he does best - hanging out on some wood...
...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,139
Posted By Grendel
Absolutely agree. Best schoolers around, and...

Absolutely agree. Best schoolers around, and their iridescence is seriously underrated - just outstanding in a large group.


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Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
Thanks a ton. I spent a loooong time figuring...

Thanks a ton. I spent a loooong time figuring out what fish I wanted. Knew I needed dicrossus (absolutely love those guys) and then figured out some species that were nice compliments to them while...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
UPDATE So, no new FTS this time - I've been...

UPDATE

So, no new FTS this time - I've been battling some diatoms and another brown algae that's hitting the edges of older leaves of a lot of my plants and I want to try to get it sorted out...
Forum: Plants 04-21-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,013
Posted By Grendel
That's funny, I ditched glosso years back because...

That's funny, I ditched glosso years back because of the constant trimming... If "low maintenance" is a priority, HC or eleocharis are about the lowest maintenance groundcovers available.

That...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-21-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Grendel
Agreed: 36x18x18 is perfect. Love mine. ...

Agreed: 36x18x18 is perfect. Love mine. There's also a 50 gallon option with two more inches of height that I considered as well.
Forum: Algae 04-19-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,504
Posted By Grendel
I'm in the same boat as you. Can't kick the GDA,...

I'm in the same boat as you. Can't kick the GDA, no matter what I do... I've got the CO2 cranked, I'm adding Excel at twice the recommended rate, and I've got zero other algae issues at all. ...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By Grendel
But this thread ...

But this thread
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/105774-par-vs-distance-t5-t12-pc.html certainly covers more than T5HO...



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Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
I don't know if dicrossus need soft water, but...

I don't know if dicrossus need soft water, but they've got it in my tank... Both KH and GH right at 3 out of the tap.

The black is spray-paint, unfortunately. I did it years ago when I first...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,092
Posted By Grendel
Grendel's 40B

Finally got around to rejuvenating this tank, so I figured I'd celebrate by starting a journal-type thing...

For starters, this thing has been a pain in the *** ever since I upgraded to it from my...
Forum: Fish 02-20-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,965
Posted By Grendel
Emerald-eye rasboras. Best schoolers I've...

Emerald-eye rasboras.

Best schoolers I've ever kept (ahead of Rummies, IMO), and they have a beautiful shimmer to them while also being very "natural" looking, so they complement your more focal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Grendel
... I guess I'm not sure. I used the...

...

I guess I'm not sure. I used the reagent that comes with the drop checker - no idea if that's the same thing as a "4 dkH reference solution".

What's the significance?

EDIT: Looks...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By Grendel
Looking for a little help...

Just starting to try rounding my old neglected 40G back into shape. Now it's got 2x39w T5 + 1x65w CF for a few hours, pressurized CO2 cranking again, ferts at standard EI dosages. Been about a week...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Grendel
Just to be clear: Which of the above GLA...

Just to be clear: Which of the above GLA diffusers are you using at 20 psi?

Thanks for the feedback, BTW.


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Forum: Equipment 01-13-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Grendel
Yeah, that's exactly what my next question was...

Yeah, that's exactly what my next question was going to be... If 30 psi IS a pretty strict guideline, then does anyone know if there's any way to adjust the pressure on the Aqua Medic regulator?
...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Grendel
New GLA diffuser question

I'm considering buying one of the following diffusers from GLA...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/grendel-albums-miscellaneous-picture5983-atomic-tank-diffuser-65mm-sm.jpg
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