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Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By aja31
As long as it has threads on the end of the...

As long as it has threads on the end of the faucet it will work with the python. There are numerous adaptors that cost like $2 to convert from whatever the sink has to the python size. That is really...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By aja31
I refreshed the root tabs about 3 weeks ago. How...

I refreshed the root tabs about 3 weeks ago. How long does it usually take for plants to start seeing the benefits from them? I may have run out of root tab nutrients for a while before I added the...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By aja31
Here are some additional pictures: The whole...

Here are some additional pictures:

The whole plant with other plants in the background:
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll29/argondizzoaj1/IMG_0334_zpsj6brufn5.jpg...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By aja31
My nitrates are currently reading 40. They read...

My nitrates are currently reading 40. They read ~5 out of the tap.

I dose with CSM+B, no additional Iron, but I do add seachem flourish root tabs every 4-6 months.

I'll get some additional...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By aja31
Deficiency help?

I have a "compacta" from Petco that up until now has done quite beautifully.

It's slowly turned itself into a small tree. However in the last few weeks all of its new leaves are shrunken,...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,061
Posted By aja31
Every product that reaches market needs liability...

Every product that reaches market needs liability insurance. From chairs to pillows to CO2 monitors.

As soon as someone accidently pinches their finger in a chair, suffocates their friend or...
Forum: Substrate 04-17-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By aja31
Long term substrate

I know most of the advantages and disadvantages of various substrates, however I haven't seem much on the long term stability of things. At the 5, 10, and 15 year mark how do things change? I suspect...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,175
Posted By aja31
If they are bigger they should be fine. I know...

If they are bigger they should be fine. I know people keep cardinals with angels without a problem.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By aja31
If you don't lose suction when the power goes out...

If you don't lose suction when the power goes out the entire tank will drain onto your floor because the pump won't be on. You must have a siphon break designed to stop the siphon before the sump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By aja31
Your best bet is to head into the individual sub...

Your best bet is to head into the individual sub forums and get the opinions of the experts that hang out in those forums. I can tell you right now that 2 ray 2's is probably too much light. Two of...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,061
Posted By aja31
Good news: he sent an update Bad news:...

Good news: he sent an update

Bad news: project could not secure liability insurance so the project has been canceled. He is currently issuing refunds.

Hopefully he will release the plans in...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,175
Posted By aja31
Love the progress so far! As far as your...

Love the progress so far!

As far as your stocking, the angels might eat your shrimp and your neons. I'm not sure on the sizing of the black neons as opposed to the normal neons, but normal neons...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,271
Posted By aja31
This one should be great! I love your previous...

This one should be great! I love your previous tanks, the 2004 one is one of the best tanks I've seen.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By aja31
Sump: + huge amount of filtration, basically no...

Sump:
+ huge amount of filtration, basically no limits, can tailor it exactly to the type and amount you want
+best O2 exchange of any filtration method
+tank is completely clear of stuff, can...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By aja31
If you can seal the wall to the back of the...

If you can seal the wall to the back of the aquarium with no gap then you can drill an inlet and outlet hole into the wall itself and run them through the walls on opposite sides. This would require...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Yes I plan on doing a reverse durso on the drain,...

Yes I plan on doing a reverse durso on the drain, I just didn't take the time to draw it out. This will ensure that the sump is quiet, and reduce the turbulence and outgassing that occurs.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Well after looking around some more online and...

Well after looking around some more online and reading other peoples designs, i've simplified my design down and improved its reliability I think. I removed some of teh baffles to give me a better...
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By aja31
You can easily do sand with EI and root tabs. The...

You can easily do sand with EI and root tabs. The advantage of the high CEC substrates is that they absorb the nutrients over time and then slowly release them back into the water. This helps keep...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By aja31
Is the tank in the sun? I have a 10 gallon that...

Is the tank in the sun? I have a 10 gallon that gets morning sun, and it heats up to 82 some days. In the summer I add in some ice cubes in the morning. Water is quite good at absorbing radiation,...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Can anyone tell me how much space they left for...

Can anyone tell me how much space they left for the silicone? The tank is exactly 15" wide inner dimensions. is 1/8" enough space on each side about right?
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
I was thinking of using a nylon mesh over an...

I was thinking of using a nylon mesh over an eggcrate to keep them in their compartment. Not sure how well it will work, but I figured i'd give it a try.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
The heaters i'll put in the pump area. The tank...

The heaters i'll put in the pump area. The tank is 15" wide, so there should be a good amount of room in there.

The final set of baffles is to separate the pump area from the hospital area. It...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Would you recommend the first baffle be...

Would you recommend the first baffle be positioned that way with the filters horizontal?

I'm probably going to use a Cerges reactor for the CO2, and seal parts of the sump to reduce outgassing....
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Ok after additional research and considering I...

Ok after additional research and considering I have come up with design 4. I think I am homing in on a final design here.

I increased the size of the filtration area so I can lay the filters...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,052
Posted By aja31
Ok I have revised my design using the...

Ok I have revised my design using the considerations everyone has provided. I moved all the filtration to before the bio chamber, reduced the height of the baffles, and increased the size of the...
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