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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2013, 10:20 PM
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Posted By calebkraft
got a link to the video on youtube? I'd like to...

got a link to the video on youtube? I'd like to add it to the article!

--edit, found some! added to the article. thanks for the heads up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By calebkraft
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2013, 09:45 PM
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Views: 1,755
Posted By calebkraft
Avatar themed aquarium has working waterfalls... underwater

Found this insane video of an Avatar themed aquarium that has working waterfalls... underwater. It kind of blew my mind.

http://thegrue.com/avatar-aquarium-working-waterfalls-it/


I added a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-03-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Yup, it is still going strong. You can see...

Yup, it is still going strong.

You can see a bunch of pictures and a video

I've figured out a few things that don't work, and a few things that do, but it is all still just a big experiment.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-15-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
oh, the process. The area I chose for...

oh, the process.

The area I chose for rock/mud collection is on some private property of friends of ours. This section of the river keeps changing (moves several feet a year). I manually picked up...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Thanks! Yeah, that lure came in with one of the...

Thanks! Yeah, that lure came in with one of the shovel fulls of mud and gravel. The hook was already gone. I thought it made the whole thing just a bit more authentic.

I'd ideally like MUCH MORE...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Made a quick video of the tank ...

Made a quick video of the tank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmsOKYTFzIs
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-13-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
As for collection, so far I only have rocks and...

As for collection, so far I only have rocks and plants. (the crawdads kept escaping, so they're back in the wild). So no legal issue there.

As far as any fish that I may end up with, well... I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
I would prefer a stand that supports the tank...

I would prefer a stand that supports the tank fully. I plan to build one at some point in the near future. Most likely the day after this fails completely and ruins my floors.

That being said,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-07-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
The tank is clearing up well. Here's a tank...

The tank is clearing up well.

Here's a tank shot
http://i.imgur.com/5KcIbNl.jpg

Here's some mayfly nymphs. There are several of these in here, they swim around a lot and look really cool. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Hrm. I will have to put them back in the wild if...

Hrm. I will have to put them back in the wild if that ends up being true. I've played with them many times and never had one jump, even when cornered though.

It will be a few weeks before any...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-07-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
IT GOT WARM http://i.imgur.com/5IRi1oS.jpg ...

IT GOT WARM

http://i.imgur.com/5IRi1oS.jpg
rocks rocks rocks rocks rocks

http://i.imgur.com/AUZb5PG.jpg
a few plants,mud, bugs, and a handful of baby crawdads.

...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-27-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
It has been too cold here to go collecting...

It has been too cold here to go collecting materials yet, so I've been slowly putting this together.

-So far, I have reinforced an old stereo cabinet to use as a stand.
-purchased a 310gph pond...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-02-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Just daydreaming for when the snow melts. ...

Just daydreaming for when the snow melts.

http://i.imgur.com/66wZZq9.jpg

I imagine it will have a ton more vegitation than this.
http://i.imgur.com/ELti3BS.jpg

Here you can see the shallow...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Yes, that is why you have the inlet (or exhaust)...

Yes, that is why you have the inlet (or exhaust) from your power head on the opposite side of the tank. It literally balances itself.

Here's an example of what others have done for the same...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-27-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
that won't give me a directional flow at all. It...

that won't give me a directional flow at all. It really has to be one end to the other.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Tidyness, space, and safeguard. If I do the 10...

Tidyness, space, and safeguard. If I do the 10 gallon as a sump, then I have to worry about what happens if one direction fails. I wouldn't want either to drain into the other causing an overflow. It...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-27-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
That's a good idea to put the powerhead in the...

That's a good idea to put the powerhead in the filter area. While I don't think it matters which end I extend (restricted flow is restricted flow), at least I can hide them!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Yes, that system is almost exactly what I was...

Yes, that system is almost exactly what I was imagining. The only difference is that I will be adding a "marsh" area for some filtration instead of just the sponges.

I am starting to think about...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
Sculpin are generally a colder water fish....

Sculpin are generally a colder water fish. However, I'm pretty sure I've seen them in the section of the James River I'm going to be mimicking. However, I could have just seen some kind of mottled...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
We go wading ALL THE TIME. For many of them you...

We go wading ALL THE TIME. For many of them you can literally scoop them up if you're fast enough. a handheld net will cover the rest.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
They are pretty amazing. THey don't look quite...

They are pretty amazing. THey don't look quite that bright all year around, but even when they're less colorful they are pleasing to the eye.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
cool local fish Green sided darter ...

cool local fish

Green sided darter
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/images/stormwater/fish/etheostoma_blennioides.jpg

rainbow darter:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
I'm thinking something like one of these ...

I'm thinking something like one of these
http://www.championlighting.com/pics/pumppics/cobalt.jpg

but I can extend that intake across the tank.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-26-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,652
Posted By calebkraft
I'm imagining one of those power heads that has...

I'm imagining one of those power heads that has an intake I could extend. I haven't done much research yet, but it seems like I've seen them before.

If I kept the intake lower than the power...
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