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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By bpimm
I found when I trimmed the ends the leaf then...

I found when I trimmed the ends the leaf then started to rot at the cut site and slowly would die back over the next few months. that's why I was thinking of removing the outer leaves entirely.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By bpimm
I haven't decided when I am going to pull it out...

I haven't decided when I am going to pull it out if at all, that would probably be dependent on finding a home for it. It may still be here when you get your tank done.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By bpimm
I think it's more like 7-8 years, I've been...

I think it's more like 7-8 years, I've been ignoring the tank for 4 years.:icon_surp

It will outgrow your 15 pretty quick. I have thought about pruning the outer leaves and leaving the new growth...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By bpimm
Large Crinum calmistratum looking for a larger home.

Hi All, I haven't been on here in quite some time. That being said I'm floating the idea of removing the centerpiece plant from my 80 Gal. It's getting a bit large for the tank and I would like to...
Forum: DIY 08-03-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,068
Posted By bpimm
This sounds workable, the only issue that comes...

This sounds workable, the only issue that comes to mind is how are you going to get the silicone spread out over the whole surface without it skinning over before you get the glass embedded? I have...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,896
Posted By bpimm
It may be possible I have a carpet of hairgrass...

It may be possible I have a carpet of hairgrass without C02 and lower light, it takes time, probably 6-9 Months to fill in to what I'd call a carpet. and no mowing, it won't recover well.

I've had...
Forum: Algae 07-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By bpimm
I get mine off of ebay ...

I get mine off of ebay
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bpimm
Oops, correction made :icon_redf. And bartak...

Oops, correction made :icon_redf.

And bartak is correct, use big enough material and no bracing is necessary. As far as the diagonal being hard to make.. Hogwash. I make lots of diagonals in race...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By bpimm
The First option looks better, you have fewer...

The First option looks better, you have fewer pieces on the surface to get true. the sheer strength of the weld is not a problem in option 2 but you have to cap the leg and get it to match the top...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-02-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By bpimm
If the sound is present on either side the noise...

If the sound is present on either side the noise is coming from the differential which is in the tranny case. How many miles/KM are on the vehicle? the likelihood of both CV's going at the same time...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,257
Posted By bpimm
It will be dependent on the original construction...

It will be dependent on the original construction of the dresser. Some of the older stuff was overbuilt, but not all of it. I would not even consider a modern built dresser. The stands I have built...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By bpimm
The first year and a half was the Walstad style...

The first year and a half was the Walstad style tank. Did it fit your expectations?



After doing this you have a high tech tank, The Excel takes the place of C02 as a carbon source.



Use...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,116
Posted By bpimm
If you want to secure the stand to the wall, use...

If you want to secure the stand to the wall, use a nylon webbing strap attached to the wall and to the stand. that will keep the tank from tipping over, (unlikely anyway) but will allow it to settle...
Forum: DIY 01-14-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,715
Posted By bpimm
Figure out your cuts so you don't waste material....

Figure out your cuts so you don't waste material. When using plywood check out this free program for laying out your cuts.

http://www.delphiforfun.org/Programs/CutList.htm

Brian
Forum: DIY 12-15-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 25,384
Posted By bpimm
My only thought is that the distribution grid...

My only thought is that the distribution grid might have a gas bubble form in it reducing it's ability to function as a manifold. You might want to drill one small hole in the top of each branch to...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By bpimm
As far as I know Hoppy, you are right, the GCFi...

As far as I know Hoppy, you are right, the GCFi won't shut down from an arc unless it arcs to ground, However an arc fault circuit interceptor (AFCI) will. when I wired my new house they were a new...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By bpimm
You don't need another complete C02 setup. Just a...

You don't need another complete C02 setup. Just a Tee and another needle valve for the second tank.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-11-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By bpimm
The one I moved was a 2WD pickup with a good...

The one I moved was a 2WD pickup with a good hitch, I picked the back end up with the loader and moved it like a wheel barrow, doesn't hurt them that way. I've done the same thing to my Bronco, had a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By bpimm
Latex house paint. goes on easy, covers good, and...

Latex house paint. goes on easy, covers good, and comes off easy.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-10-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By bpimm
I've actually done that, the area was marked no...

I've actually done that, the area was marked no parking with a date for construction. normally we call for a tow truck but this time there wasn't time...
Forum: Fish 12-05-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By bpimm
Definitely the nookie dance, the fry are really...

Definitely the nookie dance, the fry are really tiny.

You are right, the cpd's are very good hunters. the wiped out my rcs population pretty quick. I know it was them, they were the only fish in...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,333
Posted By bpimm
Chances are it's secret because he wanted you to...

Chances are it's secret because he wanted you to buy it from him, when you can make it for next to no cost. I have been using soil for a substrate for 20 years +. I find it the easy way to go, but...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,450
Posted By bpimm
My brother has a tank with Cardinals in it, He...

My brother has a tank with Cardinals in it, He may be willing to give those a home. I'll ask him. Where in Portland are you?

Brian
Forum: Plants 11-25-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By bpimm
+1 Leave it alone You should be fine,...

+1 Leave it alone



You should be fine, I grow it without C02, just takes a little longer to fill in.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By bpimm
From the pic, it looks more like scratches to me....

From the pic, it looks more like scratches to me. Did they show up after the house keepers were there?

EDIT: Guess I didn't read your last post good enough.:)
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