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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By FishStix
Sump Media?

I have a 75 gallon sump, which is 4 feet, by 18 inches. The drains go into the first section which have 4 filter socks. After that I have 4 areas to put media so on, the the pump area at the end....
Forum: Plants   02-10-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By FishStix
Anubias suggestions for driftwood

I plan to but a bunch of Anubia on my driftwood, and wondering what type you suggest? The driftwood is large and it fills good part of my 180 gallon up.

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-02-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By FishStix
Return plumbing size?

180 gallon tank, 75 gallon sump, the tank size is 72x24x24

I will be using a waveline dc12000 return pump, which is around 3100 GPH. I was thinking I would either go with 2 or 4 returns. With...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By FishStix
How to go from dry ferts to liquid auto dose?

I want to change how I dose ferts, as I travel a lot and want to buy once of those auto dose units that will work with my Apex? Does anyone have any suggestions?

Also this is what I dose now, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By FishStix
The more I think about it, I think I am just...

The more I think about it, I think I am just going to go with a 40b, mostly because I already have to buy one tank, if I were to buy 2 10's or 20's, then I would have to buy everything else heaters,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By FishStix
Thanks everyone for the details so far. Part...

Thanks everyone for the details so far.

Part of the reason I want to leave it 24/7 is that I travel all the time, I am gone Monday-Friday, so if I get new fish on the weekends, the last thing I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By FishStix
Several reasons I plan to leave the QT up all the...

Several reasons I plan to leave the QT up all the tink is I travel during the week I won't want to mess with it when I get home on the weekend, plus with the display being 180, I will order larger...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By FishStix
What size QT TO GET?

My display tank is 180, and I want to setup a QT tank. I have stand already along with lights and filter that will work up and above a 40B, i want to get something before the $1 gallon sale is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Thanks for the info I will check our your sig and...

Thanks for the info I will check our your sig and see it. I agree if I had to do it over again as well I would do it the same way with standard tank
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By FishStix
Tank Options

So I have had my 180 setup for the last year and half, but had to take it down and it was replaced under warranty, I am in the process to set it back up, keep in mind it was setup as high tech.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Thanks so much this would be very helpful, also...

Thanks so much this would be very helpful, also if you would not mind sharing how you did the plumbing as well. Does your one overflow not get stagnant?

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Thanks for the info so far, are you saying then...

Thanks for the info so far, are you saying then one return would be more than enough even though they are corner overflows? Just figured with it being on one side of the tank that would not work...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Yes about the bulkheads as I contacted marineland...

Yes about the bulkheads as I contacted marineland and that what email I got back from them says, plus I just confirmed.

Here what I have been reading about how to plumb it.

Herbie method for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Yep that the tank I have, but those types of...

Yep that the tank I have, but those types of drains are really loud, so the herbie drain is that you have a primary drain and backup drain in each overflow box, and then your returns come up over the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
So things I have read online so far, and not sure...

So things I have read online so far, and not sure if I should attempt, it makes me bit uneasy.

I noticed several people that have drilled the back of the tank, so the return can go on each side of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-08-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By FishStix
Herbie Overflow with dual overflow boxes?

Does anyone have Reef Ready tank with dual overflow boxes running herbie style return? I am really in need of some help on how to go about doing this.

It sounds like I need to have a gate valve...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By FishStix
OK, thanks everyone more paranoid than anything I...

OK, thanks everyone more paranoid than anything I think at this point :-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By FishStix
I did, but it seems they did not upload the first...

I did, but it seems they did not upload the first time. I have updated the post.

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By FishStix
Silicone problem

Should I be worried about these holes in the silicone? Tank is about 20 months old, purchased new, it 180 gallon marineland tank. The tank a mess as my filter failed, so please ignore mess. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By FishStix
That not a bad idea, yeah it killing me as well...

That not a bad idea, yeah it killing me as well waiting, but I am really thinking since I won't be around much until after ThanksGiving I should just wait. :crying:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By FishStix
Everything empty really nothing urgent pushing me...

Everything empty really nothing urgent pushing me to get them set back up. I really am thinking just leaving empty and for the display tank it will give me added time to make sure the scape is the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By FishStix
Best time to setup QT and new display tank?

I know this might sound like a silly question, but I am going out of town in 3 weeks for 2 weeks. Neither tank has been setup yet other than ready for water, sand, and hardscape. I will have a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By FishStix
Thanks for the info, that a very good point about...

Thanks for the info, that a very good point about those plants being slow. Any suggestions for nice background plants that are easy to care for, other than swords? Sometimes I wish I would have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-20-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By FishStix
When I had it setup before, still setup just...

When I had it setup before, still setup just empty. It was all high tech.

I don't want that now as I travel so much. Wife will dose ferts and trim as needed, but the less work for her the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-20-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By FishStix
Plants for 180

So my tank is 180 gallons with no fish, just starting to get it cycled now. It was setup before, nothing crazy, just had some illness and needed to start over. It setup to be high tech, but made...
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