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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,422
Posted By Matsnork
The key to success is to keep lots of shrimp and...

The key to success is to keep lots of shrimp and substrate feeders like corys, and also not to mind a little dirt that doesn't show in pics ;) I just let things happen, sometimes clean out some soil...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,422
Posted By Matsnork
Thx guys!

Thx guys!
Forum: Lighting 04-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Matsnork
Par38 lights from China are most bang for the...

Par38 lights from China are most bang for the money I believe. Im going to order a 25w par38 COB light for testing. My 18x1w par lights have been great so far.
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,422
Posted By Matsnork
It is good to check the old pics to check growth...

It is good to check the old pics to check growth progress to get back on track. The improvement after cutting down the fast growers is dramatic. From dark and gloomy to nice and crisp.
I will try to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Matsnork
Haha it would look epic! ...

Haha it would look epic!

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii32/XvictorXalbum/Luke-Yoda/P1030696Medium.jpg
edit: source http://xvictorxmaquetas.blogspot.se/2010/05/luke-skywalker-yoda_2183.html
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,390
Posted By Matsnork
Not really relevant because the older ADA tanks...

Not really relevant because the older ADA tanks are not from the same manufacturer. The profit margin is much higher since fabrication moved to China (Im guessing) and quality control is pretty bad....
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Matsnork
Do an internet search on tips n trix regarding...

Do an internet search on tips n trix regarding scaping. There are some pretty easy rules you can follow to make the hard scape pleasing to the eye on the first try.

edit: Googled it for ya. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Matsnork
Gotta be worth more than that in a year or two...

Gotta be worth more than that in a year or two with swamp markings on it :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By Matsnork
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,654
Posted By Matsnork
Ive got a 8g vase in my living room window with...

Ive got a 8g vase in my living room window with no filtration, no water changes, no tech at all. The inhabitants consisting of snails and shrimp are very well and produce healthy offspring. ADA soil...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,599
Posted By Matsnork
Just a small clip showing that cheap par lights...

Just a small clip showing that cheap par lights works just fine. Pearling is rather excessive irl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM6i9Z1BrGM
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Matsnork
That is very common practice amongst the Chinese...

That is very common practice amongst the Chinese e-stores. My par38 bulbs was specced as 3x18w but they are irl 1x18w.
Forum: Lighting 03-11-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Matsnork
That makes electronics/heatsinks easier to hide.

That makes electronics/heatsinks easier to hide.
Forum: Lighting 03-11-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By Matsnork
Maxspect is out with a 300w version. Maybe check...

Maxspect is out with a 300w version. Maybe check if you can get it in 8000k :P
Forum: Lighting 03-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Matsnork
If you are on a budget and want powerful led...

If you are on a budget and want powerful led lighting then maybe do a simple multi chip build? Its fun if you are into building stuff... Just find some old computer heatsinks and ad driver + leds...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Matsnork
In that price range/high output category light I...

In that price range/high output category light I would check out maxspect razor 120w. It should (on paper) blow those fixtures out of the water.
It is programmable and color tweakable etc.

If...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,225
Posted By Matsnork
Nice tank. Do an ebay search for stainless +...

Nice tank.

Do an ebay search for stainless + aquarium and youll find the pipes.
Forum: Photography 02-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,822
Posted By Matsnork
Are those T5 replacement led tubes?

Are those T5 replacement led tubes?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Matsnork
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/fzcadmin/6187-6188-C1....

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/fzcadmin/6187-6188-C1.jpg
Forum: Fish 02-25-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By Matsnork
Same here, but I keep reminding myself they are...

Same here, but I keep reminding myself they are beneficial to the tank 'ecosystem' eating ditritus and random leftovers. Got three different species of snails right now and their numbers are in...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By Matsnork
Well they are eating something. Maybe decomposing...

Well they are eating something. Maybe decomposing plants and algea/protein layer, and if so isnt that a good thing?
Forum: Lighting 02-24-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Matsnork
Looks like smd leds to me. And yes, cold white...

Looks like smd leds to me. And yes, cold white leds only will grow plants. Should work fine if its enough output.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 667
Posted By Matsnork
I prefer and recommend frosted plastic foil. It...

I prefer and recommend frosted plastic foil. It looks clean, easy to use and easy to remove. Paired with rgb leds you can make some nice tinting effects.
Forum: Fish 02-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By Matsnork
You are probobly just overfeeding. Snails need...

You are probobly just overfeeding. Snails need food to multiply.
Forum: LEDGroupBuy.com 02-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,168
Posted By Matsnork
This might help: CORALUX Meanwell LDD-H PCB...

This might help:

CORALUX Meanwell LDD-H PCB Driver Board Intro - YouTube
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