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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-08-2012, 10:11 PM
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Posted By hingedthinker
50% wc seems awful high to me. ? Sent...

50% wc seems awful high to me. ?


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Forum: DIY   09-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By hingedthinker
They use loct-tite... When i did airsmithing fir...

They use loct-tite... When i did airsmithing fir paintball we would use a torch. Remove the pressure release valve first. You will need a vice...


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Forum: DIY   08-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,559
Posted By hingedthinker
Probably because people fail to research which...

Probably because people fail to research which type of acrylic is safe for water use (cell cast), and they buy the not really so cheap extruded junk from xxx big box store and use it as a baffle.

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Forum: DIY   08-14-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,228
Posted By hingedthinker
Sure go for it, you have done your homework. Good...

Sure go for it, you have done your homework. Good luck.


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Forum: DIY   08-10-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,228
Posted By hingedthinker
For a reef tank, you have to add structure to the...

For a reef tank, you have to add structure to the foam. Dry-lock wouldn't last long in salt water with a soft foam background with worms, coral, etc chewing it up. ;-)
Forum: DIY   08-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,559
Posted By hingedthinker
really? I used acrylic for the baffles in my 125g...

really? I used acrylic for the baffles in my 125g reef tank and 55g sump and they have held up just fine with GE silicone 1. I had to use a jackhammer to get one of the baffles out when I bought the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-08-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hingedthinker
what lighting do you have now?

what lighting do you have now?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,740
Posted By hingedthinker
Phoenix -- 350-450 depending on the time of the...

Phoenix -- 350-450 depending on the time of the year as read from my spectropure RO/DI system TDS meters. It only takes about 30 seconds w/backwash to get to 0 TDS on output.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By hingedthinker
Read my 125G reef thread. I am building a foam /...

Read my 125G reef thread. I am building a foam / coral / cement background for my reef tank. There are also many videos on youtube on the subject. A little research would go a long way.
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Forum: DIY   08-05-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,228
Posted By hingedthinker
I am building a layered foam / concrete...

I am building a layered foam / concrete background for my 125G reef tank now (in-process). There is a great set of videos on youtube on this very subject by a DIY-er. He initially used a food grade...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-05-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hingedthinker
I also moved things around to hide the heater......

I also moved things around to hide the heater... this is the first pic I took on the second day after setup.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-05-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hingedthinker
I moved the plants, some of the substrate, the...

I moved the plants, some of the substrate, the filter and the right side display from my daughter's established Betta tank to this new 10G on the 2nd of August. They (me) want to add more fish and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By hingedthinker
New Member -- New Planted Tank

Hello Everyone,

I have recently setup a 10G planted tank for my beta and soon to be cardinal tetras and maybe a cat. Still waiting to see the tank cycle...

Equipment: marineland 10G
Aquaclear...
Forum: Equipment   08-04-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By hingedthinker
Hi, I'm new to the forum, and planted tanks. I...

Hi, I'm new to the forum, and planted tanks. I figured for my first post here, I'd help someone with a bit of "I done it too." I have a reef tank too. Just thought I'd throw in for the OP that I use...
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