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Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By lochaber
Noticed you have a stag-horn fern in the...

Noticed you have a stag-horn fern in the background.

I love those things.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By lochaber
I think you would probably do better with...

I think you would probably do better with terrestrial plant leaves, as they will have more cellulose and lignin in them for structural reasons, and take longer to decompose. (I'm not certain about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By lochaber
If you aren't opposed to snails, throw some MTS...

If you aren't opposed to snails, throw some MTS in there.

I've got a sand substrate, and they churn around the top layer enough that all the mulm, detritus, excrement, etc. gets mixed in, and...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By lochaber
I've used epoxy with sand mixed in for coating...

I've used epoxy with sand mixed in for coating foam, and thought the results looked pretty good.

I'm not sure of the specific brand, but something similar to this:
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 308
Posted By lochaber
Do you have malaysian trumpet snails (MTS)? ...

Do you have malaysian trumpet snails (MTS)?

I have a tank with flourite black sand (I think it's slightly finer grained then the petco sand, but I'm not certain), and my MTS churn the surface of...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By lochaber
The Seiryu stones (I get the names mixed up...),...

The Seiryu stones (I get the names mixed up...), and at least one of the other types are just really weathered limestone.

If you were up for field trips, you could look for places where there are...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By lochaber
I've seen packages with polyurethane foam used to...

I've seen packages with polyurethane foam used to protect the contents. I imagine filling a box with the Great Stuff would be fairly expensive, but you might be able to find a cheaper source,...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By lochaber
I think with sand, I would want at least a 1"...

I think with sand, I would want at least a 1" cap, but thicker with gravel. I haven't noticed any problems/issues with anaerobic build up, my current tank has ~2-3" most places, and ~4-5" in one...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By lochaber
are there any areas sheltered by hardscape or a...

are there any areas sheltered by hardscape or a large-leafed plant in your tank? Just so you can try and determine whether it's something precipitating out of the water column, or if it's being...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By lochaber
Is that beach sand, or is it made of crushed...

Is that beach sand, or is it made of crushed shells/corals?

If so, you might have some issues with some plants due to the higher pH and hardness, but I'm not sure. I think vals can do well in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By lochaber
Seconding what Aplomado said. Every...

Seconding what Aplomado said.

Every aquarium/terrarium/etc. I've ever seen that had a rodent in it was usually missing the first few inches of silicone sealant on the inside.
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 88,435
Posted By lochaber
Actually, yeah, if the 4x4s support the corners...

Actually, yeah, if the 4x4s support the corners of the tank, then they would probably bear the weight directly, I was thinking of it as if the weight was resting on the crossbars, which would then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By lochaber
A tank will only produce and sustain a bacteria...

A tank will only produce and sustain a bacteria population big enough to process a regular, constant amount of ammonia and nitrite.

That's why people do the fish-less cycle, to supply a fairly...
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By lochaber
If you get a flexible strip of led's, even if...

If you get a flexible strip of led's, even if it's not waterproof, you could try working it into a length of vinyl tubing. As long as both ends of the tubing are well out of the water, it should be...
Forum: DIY 07-24-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 88,435
Posted By lochaber
I wouldn't, I think having that much weight on...

I wouldn't, I think having that much weight on such little material would be a bit too risky.

It's a bit more complex, but if you put some rabbits or dados or similar in the uprights, and then...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By lochaber
hacksaw. You can cut pretty much anything...

hacksaw.

You can cut pretty much anything with a hacksaw blade, and the finer teeth make it easier to handcut some things like plastic and such.

And just sand the edges to clean up any burrs...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By lochaber
I'm not certain, but I think it's kinda doubtful...

I'm not certain, but I think it's kinda doubtful they would affect the water directly. exchanging gasses via the atmosphere is going to be incredibly more efficient and effective.

About the only...
Forum: DIY 07-22-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By lochaber
I wouldn't worry too much about stuff on rocks,...

I wouldn't worry too much about stuff on rocks, give them a good scrubbing with a stiff brush, and they are likely fine.

If you are really concerned, I'd boil. put the rock in a pot full of cold...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By lochaber
anytime I move frogbit, I completely pinch off...

anytime I move frogbit, I completely pinch off the roots. Sometimes, I'll just pull ones out of the tank and pinch of the roots if they are annoying me. Doesn't seem to hurt the plant. I haven't...
Forum: Substrate 07-22-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By lochaber
Thanks for reporting in on the baking/soaking...

Thanks for reporting in on the baking/soaking method of waterlogging pumice.

I've got a boulder that's partially cut up that I'm thinking of using for a couple projects in the future, so I might...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By lochaber
I've put adjustable feet on my stands, so that...

I've put adjustable feet on my stands, so that kinda helps with the leveling issue.

As to how to tell it's level, I use the same method as GraphicGr8s. It's super easy and works really well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By lochaber
I think the two rocks on the left are probably...

I think the two rocks on the left are probably fine, they look like granite or something similar. I'm not so certain about the two on the right. Try scratching them with a nail or the point of a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By lochaber
For the dead spots, I imagine trying to alter the...

For the dead spots, I imagine trying to alter the flow might help, or you might just have to accept that they exist, and do most of your siphoning there to clean out the junk.

AquaAurora's method...
Forum: Plants 07-19-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By lochaber
I imagine it's just mulm/detritus, and that plant...

I imagine it's just mulm/detritus, and that plant happens to be in an area of little current, so stuff settles out of the water column there.

I find some snails are good for keeping sediment off,...
Forum: Substrate 07-19-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By lochaber
Sorta a variant of what PlantedRich did, is you...

Sorta a variant of what PlantedRich did, is you get a soda/water bottle (intact), funnel a bunch of substrate into it, fill it with water, put it in the tank and invert it. The substrate will tumble...
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