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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,100
Posted By Brian Mc
Put it outside on top of an ant mound. I guess...

Put it outside on top of an ant mound. I guess then you would have to figure out how to get the ants and skeleton out lol.
Forum: Equipment   06-04-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Brian Mc
I got my glass skimmer from CO2Art, the 17mm one...

I got my glass skimmer from CO2Art, the 17mm one fits over my framed 46 bowfront just fine. I think it works great, haven't had any problems with it. I have heard some complain the intake slits on...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 36,567
Posted By Brian Mc
Wow that is really funny, that doesn't look...

Wow that is really funny, that doesn't look anything like the TC plants I got from them at all lol. Look at this: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=861602&highlight=
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 36,567
Posted By Brian Mc
Looking good man, that tank is gonna be slap full...

Looking good man, that tank is gonna be slap full of plants. That's the way to do it, can't wait to see the finished scape.

Great looking TC plants, who did you get them from?

Edit: We need a...
Forum: Equipment   05-22-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By Brian Mc
^^^I just had this same experience with this...

^^^I just had this same experience with this exact same setup, the bubbles are so fine they don't rise in the reactor and just flow right through. I have seen a few people here just run the atomizer...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,753
Posted By Brian Mc
Looking good, what kind of light cycle & percent...

Looking good, what kind of light cycle & percent are you running on your BMLs?
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 111,582
Posted By Brian Mc
Nice color, that stain job looks great. ...

Nice color, that stain job looks great.



5/20 + 10 days = May 30
IAPLC Deadline = May 31

Taking it down to the wire I see. :hihi:
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 111,582
Posted By Brian Mc
I thought the same thing and just got done trying...

I thought the same thing and just got done trying this idea out. Added a cerges reactor but kept the inline atomizer before it. The bubbles are so fine they don't really rise in the reactor and just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By Brian Mc
I would definitely hit up AlanLe for a custom CO2...

I would definitely hit up AlanLe for a custom CO2 reg, dude builds some sexy looking rigs.
Forum: Photography   05-13-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Brian Mc
I have too Kathyy, I dunno. The IAPLC is the only...

I have too Kathyy, I dunno. The IAPLC is the only contest that has these rules I am aware of. I am not a contest guru (you could tell by my tank) but I know some people (like Mot I believe) never...
Forum: Photography   05-13-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Brian Mc
Don't know if anybody has ever been disqualified...

Don't know if anybody has ever been disqualified for this but most people entering the comp are aware and don't show their entries until it is over.
Forum: Photography   05-13-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Brian Mc
Not sure about the AGA, maybe somebody else knows.

Not sure about the AGA, maybe somebody else knows.
Forum: Photography   05-12-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Brian Mc
No journal, you keep it top secret. Luckily all...

No journal, you keep it top secret. Luckily all Okedokey showed was his stick-figure plan but I see he took it down anyway. If you have anyone over to your house you have to blindfold them lol j/k.
Forum: Photography   05-12-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Brian Mc
The way I am reading the rules I don't think you...

The way I am reading the rules I don't think you are supposed to show this until the contest is over...



Edit: Great tank though!
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 111,582
Posted By Brian Mc
I have been running that same skimmer for a...

I have been running that same skimmer for a couple of weeks now and like it a lot. I have to play with the amount of trapped air under the top piece to get it working right but once set it runs all...
Forum: Lighting   05-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Brian Mc
Mine dims to 0. Per the BML forum this was an...

Mine dims to 0. Per the BML forum this was an issue with the single channel light power supplies. I am using a MC with Solunar, it dims to 0 but pulses between 5% and 0. This could be fixed in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-06-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Brian Mc
I forget people use water for things other than...

I forget people use water for things other than fish. :hihi:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Brian Mc
You don't need or want a softener AND an RO unit....

You don't need or want a softener AND an RO unit. The softeners generally use some type of ion exchange and leave you with something else undesirable in the water (sodium usually). The RO unit will...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,937
Posted By Brian Mc
Awesome scape, can't wait to see this year's...

Awesome scape, can't wait to see this year's entry. I've been wanting to ask you what you use for a water prep and general fert regime given our area's really soft water. GH Booster? RO/DI and...
Forum: Plants   05-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By Brian Mc
Thanks guys, yeah I got most of my plants from...

Thanks guys, yeah I got most of my plants from the forum here but HC being so expensive (and usually emersed anyway) I thought this might be a good way to go. I tossed in the AR mini for the heck of...
Forum: Algae   05-02-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,848
Posted By Brian Mc
I read it, that's why I said it might come back....

I read it, that's why I said it might come back. When I said 'dead' I meant 'gone'. It is really hard to get most anything like that out of your tank completely without totally nuking it. I am...
Forum: Algae   05-02-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,848
Posted By Brian Mc
I mentioned that because I didn't want anyone...

I mentioned that because I didn't want anyone thinking that I was saying phosguard was germanium dioxide. As to the rest of what you said, OK. This isn't a controlled study, but when ahem says he...
Forum: Fish   05-02-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Brian Mc
I always have to use the aqadvisor calculator to...

I always have to use the aqadvisor calculator to check fish temp ranges as I can't remember them all. It always says I am overstocked.
Forum: Algae   05-02-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,848
Posted By Brian Mc
Thiamine was also identified as a required...

Thiamine was also identified as a required nutrient for clado, dunno if phosguard might remove that also.
http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1885&context=digitizedtheses
Forum: Plants   05-02-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By Brian Mc
Tissue culture plants I got online

Thought these were a great price. :rolleyes: Dunno why I didn't get pics with the lids off (duh) but here is a pic of cups of tissue culture HC and alt red mini the day I got them. They seemed really...
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