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Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Harry Muscle
A few more details ... I'm planning on going...

A few more details ...

I'm planning on going with Tom Barr's non CO2 method as outlined on his site (and probably several other places). I had great success with it in the past so why mess with a...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Harry Muscle
Did a bit more work in the fish room today. It's...

Did a bit more work in the fish room today. It's going under the stairs. There will be just enough room for a 30" cabinet, water change container (hopefully 55G drum) and a small sink.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-01-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Harry Muscle
90G Jungle Tank ...

I wanted to start this journal to document my 90G jungle tank. I'm currently in the planning stages, although I have already started construction on the fish room in the basement that will house all...
Forum: Substrate 02-27-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Harry Muscle
The reason for not rinsing it too much is because...

The reason for not rinsing it too much is because it will continue to produce fine particles as the larger particles rub against each other during rinsing. You could literally rinse everything away...
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Harry Muscle
That's a common misconception ... if the bulbs...

That's a common misconception ... if the bulbs were a resistive load on the ballast then you'd be correct, but florescent bulbs are not.

It is the ballast that controls how much electricity goes...
Forum: Substrate 02-26-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By Harry Muscle
Flourite has no nutrients to lose ... it's an...

Flourite has no nutrients to lose ... it's an inert clay that is great at capturing nutrients and making them available to plant roots. Capping flourite could possibly limit the amount of nutrients...
Forum: DIY 02-16-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Harry Muscle
Current USA Satellite Plus Arduino Controller with Ethernet

Has anyone made (or attempted to make) a Current USA Satellite Plus light fixture controller based on the Arduino along with the ethernet shield?

I know there's one that uses an LCD shield but I...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-14-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Harry Muscle
What do you think they are? Are you able to...

What do you think they are? Are you able to elaborate on your answer?

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By Harry Muscle
90g with 15 lbs of limestone rock?

I just bought about 15 lbs of really nice seiryu (or very similar) rock that I'm hoping to use in my upcoming 90g tank.

I know these stones affect pH and hardness and the general consensus seems...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-14-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Harry Muscle
Are these seiryu stones?

I found these rocks at my local fish store and I was wondering if these are seiryu stones?

Thanks,
Harry
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Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Harry Muscle
Petroleum jelly or Vaseline will damage most o...

Petroleum jelly or Vaseline will damage most o rings so I would recommend staying away from that. You should be able to find silicone grease/lubricant in the plumbing section of your local hardware...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By Harry Muscle
Miracles Aquarium Stand

After looking high and low for a good solid wood/plywood aquarium stand for my upcoming 90G I'm considering going with Miracles. They have a really good reputation, however, they don't have many...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By Harry Muscle
Aqueon Modern Series Stand Top

In wondering if anyone here has an Aqueon Modern Series Stand and could tell me if the top of the stand would support a trimmed tank all around or just the ends? If you've got a picture that would...
Forum: DIY 02-01-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
Of course that is true, buckling would occur way...

Of course that is true, buckling would occur way before the full load gets added if the piece isn't supported. However, if you can avoid the buckling (ie: keep the wood perfectly vertical) wood is...
Forum: DIY 02-01-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
If you can keep it perfectly vertical it will...

If you can keep it perfectly vertical it will support thousands of pounds of weight. The challenge is keeping it perfectly vertical under the weight.

Harry
Forum: DIY 01-31-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
Most people don't realize how strong wood is on...

Most people don't realize how strong wood is on its end. For example a 1x1 piece of poplar can support over 5000lbs of weight before it will give out. If you could figure out how to transfer all...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've collected feedback here and on reef central....

I've collected feedback here and on reef central. I'll be tweaking my design a bit (still won't have any 2x4 [emoji4]). I'll post back once I have the design mocked up.

Thanks for all the...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
There's nothing inherently wrong with...

There's nothing inherently wrong with overbuilding a stand, it's just not necessary. It also has the downside of adding lots of extra weight and taking up room in the stand. Personally I enjoy the...
Forum: DIY 01-30-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By Harry Muscle
Tank stand strength evaluation and general critique

I'm putting together plans for a tank stand I'm hoping to get built for my upcoming 90g tank. I went for a conservative design structurally to keep the cost and weight down (most DIY stands are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By Harry Muscle
I have a variation of the one on the far right...

I have a variation of the one on the far right ... however their shells are missing the point at the end. At first I thought it was shell erosion but even the babies have no point. Here's a picture...
Forum: Other Websites 01-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By Harry Muscle
They have disabled Tapatalk access and it will be...

They have disabled Tapatalk access and it will be a while before it's enabled. Apparently there are security issues with Tapatalk.

Harry
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Harry Muscle
Is a 5G quarantine tank too small?

Would a 5G quarantine tank be considered too small? This would be used for my 90G tank, but the largest fish I plan on getting would be a pair of Apisto cichlids. I like the 5G size cause it's...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Harry Muscle
Dwarf sag. is known for sometimes growing tall...

Dwarf sag. is known for sometimes growing tall all of a sudden. Here is its description from Tropica that explains exactly what you're seeing:

"Sagittaria subulata from South America is an ideal,...
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Harry Muscle
That would definitely put me in high light...

That would definitely put me in high light territory ... I'm leaning towards 1 t5ho and 1 t5no bulb to reduce the light output down to hopefully medium light.

Harry
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Harry Muscle
Catalina 2xT5HO, 2xT5NO, or 1xT5HO & 1xT5NO for non CO2 90G tank?

If you were setting up a 24" tall 90G tank that was going to have no CO2 but weekly dosing, which light would you pick?

The Catalina lights seem to get good reviews and come with nice reflectors. ...
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