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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By GraphicGr8s
And since you will eventually be eating that...

And since you will eventually be eating that lettuce your fish food should again be safe for humans.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-14-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've seen articles on both sides of the poop...

I've seen articles on both sides of the poop eating argument over the last few decades.
I happen to like the mild flavor of the fish. So I eat it. All I was saying is they can grow, and thrive, in...
Forum: DIY   02-13-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By GraphicGr8s
For a drill guide you could also drill a hole...

For a drill guide you could also drill a hole into a piece of wood and use that as your guide. I do that when I am enlarging holes in wood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-13-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Not only do they grow in crowded conditions they...

Not only do they grow in crowded conditions they thrive in them. They also eat fish poop. One thing with stuff used for human consumption is to watch the fish food you use. It must be food that is...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-09-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Welcome back Craig I don't know about...

Welcome back Craig


I don't know about that. The only time I've been without a tank since 1980 was in 1999 while we were building our present house and we were living at my inlaws. That was the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,479
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've done a few dirt tanks. Still have my...

I've done a few dirt tanks. Still have my original 55 running after 5 years or so and it is doing well.
I'll never do another dirt tank again though. Don't get me wrong. I still use dirt. I just...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I wanted to put two pieces of fairly large...

I wanted to put two pieces of fairly large driftwood in my 90 so it looked like a cypress knee. Had to use a large piece of slate to hold them down. I had put them on small pieces but even loaded...
Forum: Equipment   01-24-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By GraphicGr8s
The stand should always be what you level. I...

The stand should always be what you level. I never put shims in between the tank and the stand.
Forum: Equipment   01-23-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By GraphicGr8s
If you're on carpeting that level will change as...

If you're on carpeting that level will change as the legs sink into the carpet and stay steady on that tack strip.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Putting a level on the top trim also makes the...

Putting a level on the top trim also makes the assumption that that trim is level on the tank.

Let's face it if so long as the tank is close to level and you keep the level above the top trim who...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I wouldn't get rid of the auto top off. Wish I...

I wouldn't get rid of the auto top off. Wish I had it on my sumps.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-09-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Shouldn't be a problem. Generally I skip the...

Shouldn't be a problem. Generally I skip the level entirely and fill the tank up to the bottom rim and see where the water level is against that. Way more accurate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-04-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 719
Posted By GraphicGr8s
The 75s have been in the last 3 runs IIRC. I got...

The 75s have been in the last 3 runs IIRC. I got one 2 runs ago. Thing is the stores only get 2 or 3 75s in at a time.

Now to the person that first mentioned the sale. NOOOOOO!.

I now am...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By GraphicGr8s
It is for me since a couple of timers are almost...

It is for me since a couple of timers are almost inaccessible. Or just a pain to reset. I've had mine for about 4 years so far. Since I can see if the lights are on from the main house and I am in...
Forum: Equipment   12-22-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I too had everything on mechanical timers. Never...

I too had everything on mechanical timers. Never again. Every power outage meant resetting the time on every timer. And not all were easy to access.

Digital all the way. The timer strips I used...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-14-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By GraphicGr8s
My 30 had a center brace. Until I leaned on...

My 30 had a center brace.

Until I leaned on it.


When it gets filled it will have a glass center brace.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-06-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By GraphicGr8s
That filter will remove sediment and organic...

That filter will remove sediment and organic compounds only.

Bump:

Who tested the water? Extension office or softener company?

Did they test for sulphur? If the water has sulphur in it you...
Forum: DIY   12-01-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Sounds similar to the thread I had on this very...

Sounds similar to the thread I had on this very subject. I just got rid of the sump and problem solved. I've not had the problem with food with HOB filters as I did with the sump.
Forum: DIY   12-01-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I'd have no qualms about building a stand out of...

I'd have no qualms about building a stand out of 3/4 plywood. Just need to use the correct joinery for a strong cabinet.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-27-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I remember digging out one of the Metaframes my...

I remember digging out one of the Metaframes my dad had in the wine cellar. Leaked like a sieve and that was the end until August 1980. Started breeding fish and trading for food and stuff at the...
Forum: Equipment   11-21-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Exactly. The entire bottom glass is the brace.

Exactly. The entire bottom glass is the brace.
Forum: Equipment   11-21-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I moved my tanks I had in NY to FL. Then moved...

I moved my tanks I had in NY to FL. Then moved them from one house to another. Still have most of them with no leakers. I got a 90 gallon that was on its side when I picked it up. No idea how old it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-18-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I had a tank setup exactly like what you want. It...

I had a tank setup exactly like what you want. It was on our screened back porch so I did supplement the sun with a fixture.
...
Forum: Equipment   11-16-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've always found the glass used for windows too...

I've always found the glass used for windows too thin. I've made most of mine from the dollar a gallon sales but it is work stripping the tanks down.
Forum: DIY   11-16-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By GraphicGr8s
No. Biscuits do not add strength at all. Every...

No. Biscuits do not add strength at all. Every test I've seen on joint strength agrees with that. Think of them as an alignment tool.

You have the back that will strengthen the plywood in that...
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