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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Filtering out a little suspected oil residue and very fine particles

Just setting up this 125 and just now I have it filled with h2o and 3 in. of very thoroughly washed black diamond blasting sand which is actually broken up 'coal slag.' From what I"ve seen the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Metal hose clamps vs. plastic OEM hose clamps

I'm setting up two large 2078 Eheim canister filters using green Eheim hose, the larger 16/22mm size. A 300w in-line hydor heater is being added in the middle of each of the tank return hoses. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I've gotten advice to rinse a lot after the...

I've gotten advice to rinse a lot after the silicone cures. First time I've heard this. Is this suggested or necessary?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bradleyheathhays
How long cure time for 3/8" to 1/2" thick silicone?

I've just covered the rear two 'clear' silicone seams on my tank with a layer of black silicone to hide them better. Thickest points for the new silicone are probably 3/8" but to be on the safe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Filter inlet and outlet positions on a 125

Building my first tank (125 gal) and I'm about to install two Eheim canister filters w/ corresponding inlets and outlets. Filters themselves will be located below in the stand.

What I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the replies. Advice I've been...

Thanks for the replies.

Advice I've been given so far is that basically all paint will eventually flake off of the silicone. Also, new silicone will not stick to cured silicone.

My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Is there a black paint that will cover silicone?

Anyone know of a black paint that I could use to cover the whitish silicone streak in the back of my tank? I have the back and side painted black on the outside and now the vertical white silicone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. ...

Yes this tank will permanently be in a corner. After this tank gets filled and going I won't have a chance to paint the short end side so I was just asking if a tank set in a corner looked better...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Background painting advice

When you place a tank in the very corner of a light painted room and the back is def going to be painted black, would you paint the other side (end) that's going to be against the wall, or does it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What's the difference b/t the different color Poret filter foams?

What's the difference between the blue, black, green and red Poret foams? I'm ordering 2" sheets as they suggest for canister filters and noticed that while the 10 ppi is only offered in blue, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need substrate suggestion please

Looking for your best name brand suggestion for a black substrate that's good for bottom dwellers and plant rooting. Ideally it should be just a little bigger in size than play sand which I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Substrate question

Doing a planted 125 and now that I can't find any cheap way to get some Aqua Soil to me I'm gonna have to go with plan B for my substrate. So now I'm planning on doing a mixture of Fluorite and...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all...

Glad I got your recommendation before I spent all that dough. Read other recommendations that the Eco for Planted was good so I didn't look any deeper than that. Makes sense they're discontinuing...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Eco-Complete for Planted Aquariums black sand being fazed out...

Setting up my first aquarium here and being a 125 gal I'm asking lots of advice before I commit all this $ to it. Been researching substrates and I've settled on possibly doing a bottom layer of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What ppi Poret foam to use?

Planning out this canister filter and the bottom trays gonna be three grades of foam filter. Top later in the trap will be some floss while the first two will be grades of Poret foam. In the 1"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the...

Thanks Planted. Although there's a handle in the middle that would limit a small percentage of the media height to 1.75" most of the basket would allow for media up to 2.25", although it would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By bradleyheathhays
1.5" MarinePure substrate in a Eheim cannister filter

So after much consideration comparing opinions on the 1.5" MarinePure and BioHome Ultimate substrates I've decided to go with the MarinePure to filter my new 125 gal planted. I'll be using two Eheim...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Anyone familiar with Biohome Ultra filter media?

Any opinion on the Biohome Ultra filter media? By this guy's description on youtube it supports a good balance of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria so that it's really efficient at processing not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By bradleyheathhays
CaribSea Flora Max vs. Eco-Complete

What's the difference between these two? Both of these are made by CaribSea and are called 'Planted Aquarium Substrate.'

Their description for Eco-Complete is considerably longer vs. Flora Max.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks everyone for all the advice. No doubt...

Thanks everyone for all the advice. No doubt that at least some sort of thermostatically controlled cut off is a must. After reading some complaints that the Finnex and (I forger which other)...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the help Rich. Honestly I was just...

Thanks for the help Rich. Honestly I was just assuming that a pump was needed to oxygenate. I agree though, the bubbles are def distracting.
Forum: Substrate 05-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Is Flourite what I'm looking for?

Setting up a 125 (first tank ever) and I'm just sort of winging it here buying equipment and materials before I know what the exact end tank is gonna look like. So I'm trying to put everything...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Also I've been told if I go with one of these...

Also I've been told if I go with one of these Hydor inlines I'll want to use a digital temp controller to guard against overheating. The ReefKeeper Lite Basic setup has been suggested for around...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By bradleyheathhays
What type/size/brand air pump for my 125?

Setting up a 125 (first tank) and I'm buying the last of the equipment. What's the largest capacity air pump I might need? I'm not sure what all uses I would put it to, but I'd like it to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Stay away from inline heaters b/c of failure rates?

I'm setting up a 125 using 2 eheim canisters and just now as I was researching inline heaters I came across advice to avoid them b/c their failure rates are higher than other types. Is this true? ...
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