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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2013, 02:50 PM
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Posted By awdturbo04
I have been planning to do this for a while but...

I have been planning to do this for a while but just got a start on it the other day. I took a bunch of trimmings from my bonsai tree and have
started rooting them in my rear internal sump.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
And the new home for the next month till I move...

And the new home for the next month till I move to dc for the new job :-(
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/awdturbo04/image.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2012, 09:39 PM
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Views: 8,163
Posted By awdturbo04
ha ha way ahead of you bud check it out ...

ha ha way ahead of you bud check it out
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=174832
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Here is the tank finally filled it was...

Here is the tank finally filled it was bittersweet as it looks soooo good empty and I know there is a risk that it could all melt :-( but hopefully all turns out well. I have the co2 running at 5bps...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,163
Posted By awdturbo04
Hmmmmm well I filled my first ever dry start last...

Hmmmmm well I filled my first ever dry start last night and have the nutrient rich soils as well. I have my co2 running at about 4 bps at the moment. I may just have to run this same light procedure....
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,163
Posted By awdturbo04
out of curiosity why are you only running lights...

out of curiosity why are you only running lights for 3 hours a day?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Alright guys its been quite a while and I am...

Alright guys its been quite a while and I am happy to say that I have finally filled the tank. Some time in June I thought the tank wasn't getting enough light so I put it out on the deck. Within an...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-29-2012, 04:15 PM
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Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
I got the HC from aquariumplants.com as per a...

I got the HC from aquariumplants.com as per a friends recommendation. was very good quality

Agree completely from what Ive read. I plan on turning this tank into a seltzer water for the first...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2012, 02:49 PM
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Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
ha ha I keep going back in forth every day as to...

ha ha I keep going back in forth every day as to weather its ready or not. If my co2 tank was full I would probably have already done it by now.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2012, 03:30 AM
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Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
I want to have the light a good bit above this...

I want to have the light a good bit above this tank since its rimless and I want it to be able to be viewed with the whole tank including the top open. I also like the whole timing in different bulbs...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2012, 03:05 PM
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Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
What do you guys think about this lighting...

What do you guys think about this lighting fixture? Its got some good and bad reviews on here but I herd that the bad reviews were from the old design that had a bad ballast design.

Main question...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Finally an up date. It appears to have slowed...

Finally an up date. It appears to have slowed down from the initial burst in growth. Its been about a month and ive just recently tried raising the water level in the tank as well as introducing more...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
If you look in post #11 you can see a pretty good...

If you look in post #11 you can see a pretty good shot of what I ended up with but I do not have any diagrams of what I did.... I like to work in my head when it is something not involving school or...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Ok im back after a successful beach trip as you...

Ok im back after a successful beach trip as you an see here

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/awdturbo04/IMG_2427.jpg

My 10 gallon shrimp tanks that is leaking is starting to become...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Yes I am dong the DSM method kind of funny...

Yes I am dong the DSM method kind of funny because I too started in the car world as you can see by my and your user name and when I first saw DSM you can imagine what I thought they were talking...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Got another update. All my HC showed up in...

Got another update. All my HC showed up in perfect shape. After re arranging my stones for probably the 80th time and the addition of an extra stone from one of my friends I was able to plant my tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Quick update here is how it sits now i have s 5x3...

Quick update here is how it sits now i have s 5x3 mats of HC coming from aquariumplants.com will be planting then.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/awdturbo04/IMG_2358.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Not gonna lie I have been thinking about lowering...

Not gonna lie I have been thinking about lowering the left side and removing some gravel. If it looks bad I can always replace the gravel
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
i love the two big ones i have in there and i...

i love the two big ones i have in there and i actually added a third large one that will be in my next up date. but the rock i split up had one really good side and all the other sides looked like...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Ok so the solution I came up with the background...

Ok so the solution I came up with the background paint which has actually been working for the last 4 days flawlessly is using window tint I had left over from a car project. This is doing much...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Alright so finals are over and as I would have...

Alright so finals are over and as I would have liked them to have gone a little bit better there in the past now so time for an update!!!!!!!
…….. I should have spent more time studying Fluid...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
Nah lots of people run co2 with a sump setups and...

Nah lots of people run co2 with a sump setups and the pump im using has a line for injection into the outflow so should work as a pretty good diffuser to just dump straight into the tank
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
It helps that i used an orbital sander and took...

It helps that i used an orbital sander and took my time to mask off the edges first. i did get one scratch on the glass but that side quickly became the back ha ha.



I could have used...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
I glued in the baffles to go behind the black...

I glued in the baffles to go behind the black back plate as seen here
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/awdturbo04/IMG_2260.jpg
As I am working directly next to my 75 while doing all of...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,347
Posted By awdturbo04
I was on a trip to the southern part of the state...

I was on a trip to the southern part of the state WV to give a presentation on a proposed hydro turbine project for a rainbow trout hatchery. On the way down I snapped this picture for a lil...
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