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Forum: Equipment   05-26-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By GraphicGr8s
In the right tank it's OK. A low bioload is...

In the right tank it's OK. A low bioload is important. I've got two types of air powered HOBs in that tank with a low load. Small guppies and fry.

I run Lees economy corner filters in 18 tanks. I...
Forum: Equipment   05-25-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I am running that filter on my 29. Have been for...

I am running that filter on my 29. Have been for about 1 year. And I bought that filter new 30+ years ago. What determines the flow is the size of the bubble. I run a fine air stone and get decent...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By GraphicGr8s
This thread is over 1.5 years old. I'd stay...

This thread is over 1.5 years old.

I'd stay away from the old filters. They get hot and the Dynaflow is finicky at best. The old Supreme filters were nice but they use way too much power and...
Forum: Fish   05-10-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By GraphicGr8s
There is no such thing as MTS. You need that next...

There is no such thing as MTS. You need that next tank. You say that as if it's a bad thing. Embrace the love.


Or some crap like that. I'm still looking for my next tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not sure if it is in the soil truthfully. I just...

Not sure if it is in the soil truthfully. I just know I am not wasting my time and money on citrus anymore.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I'm in the Tampa area. The disease you're...

I'm in the Tampa area. The disease you're thinking of was citrus canker. They burned tens of thousands of trees both in groves and private homes. The greening is killing off Florida's citrus...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Yeah I'm in FL also. Used to have a tone of...

Yeah I'm in FL also. Used to have a tone of citrus but greening had its way with them so I am out of the citrus growing. Started with fig trees instead. Where about in FLA?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-06-2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,164
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Looks good. I bet most think that it would...

Looks good.
I bet most think that it would fall. But I started to think about this. Sure. It's heavy. But relate it to a n upper wall cabinet. I put up cabinets in remodels. Me and my nephew...
Forum: Equipment   05-05-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I use a Pondmaster AP 100. Bit much for you but...

I use a Pondmaster AP 100. Bit much for you but they have smaller ones also. And Alita pumps are highly regarded here.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-03-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 711
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I still have most of my original tanks from when...

I still have most of my original tanks from when I first started 37 years ago. I've bought tanks from farms here that are at least that old. And I have a bunch of MetalFrame tanks. I've had tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-03-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Where are you located? As for the carbon it...

Where are you located?

As for the carbon it is good as a soil sweetener.

http://healingtools.tripod.com/char_gard.html
Forum: DIY   04-28-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Just noticed the 4x4. Not sure in your area but...

Just noticed the 4x4. Not sure in your area but down here it's near impossible to get a 4x4 that isn't PT. I won't ever use any type of PT near my tanks. Or my kid.
Forum: DIY   04-27-2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By GraphicGr8s
My slips don't have any taper. The pipe, when...

My slips don't have any taper. The pipe, when lubricated with solvent bottoms against the bulkhead same as any other pvc fitting.

I'd get a slip and if it's 1/2" use schedule 80 (sprinkler pipe)...
Forum: DIY   04-27-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Skip the plywood totally. Many of my tanks from...

Skip the plywood totally. Many of my tanks from the 10s up to some 55s are only supported on the front and back of the tank with no ill effect.
I'd build that 2x4 frame and set it on blocks at the...
Forum: Fish   04-27-2017, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Back when I was breeding tetras I used plastic...

Back when I was breeding tetras I used plastic sweater boxes. Made spawning mops out of yarn. Fed heavily with tubifex worms. Today you would use other types of worms/live food instead of tubifex....
Forum: DIY   04-25-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You can get slip x slip, slip x thread and also...

You can get slip x slip, slip x thread and also thread x thread. Not sure if you can get thread x slip though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-25-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Problem I see with that is the mess you will make...

Problem I see with that is the mess you will make removing them if they have grown any real roots. That will stir up the dirt at the very least and bring the bottom dirt up to the top and could very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By GraphicGr8s
A might bit harsh don't you think? Florida farms...

A might bit harsh don't you think? Florida farms grow non natives outside all the time. It's a matter of not releasing the flora and fauna into the wild. He appears to be doing it in a controlled...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
One thing I think is missed here. The plants for...

One thing I think is missed here. The plants for most are not going to be the main focus. It will always (most of the time) be the fish.
The plants are the setting for those fish. They are an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-19-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
They wouldn't survive one winter. I remember back...

They wouldn't survive one winter. I remember back in the late 70's early 80s they found a piranha in one of the Great Lakes. The government, in all their wisdom, was going to drain the lake to find...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-17-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,036
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Posted By GraphicGr8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3m1FwhusY Lyle...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o3m1FwhusY Lyle Lovett She's no lady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq8BI8wB8Fk Beach Boy Blues
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Most of my tanks are in the fish house so it's...

Most of my tanks are in the fish house so it's just me and the family that sees them.
The tanks I have in the house are all planted. People that see them generally just compliment that they look so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By GraphicGr8s
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/piranha038/images/Pir...

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/piranha038/images/Pira_Illegal_Map2011.JPG

Here's a map of where it's legal nd prohibited to keep the beloved piranha. I can see states in the south where temps stay...
Forum: DIY   04-13-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Another low profile bulkhead won't fit in? ...

Another low profile bulkhead won't fit in?

If not you could try using a male electrical fitting with a threaded busing on the inside and the outside then tighten them together. Use an o-ring, or...
Forum: DIY   04-13-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 851
Posted By GraphicGr8s
That is what the primer people want you to think...

That is what the primer people want you to think but this is the link I posted in another thread disproving that primer is better.
https://www.plumbingsupply.com/the-great-pvc-primer-debate.html
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