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Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By aczeller
the ONLY time I have lost fish during a water...

the ONLY time I have lost fish during a water change was when I did 3 changes in one night, each around 50-75%. I have only done that once and will never do it again. I was trying to do a VERY deep...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By aczeller
thanks! I really appreciate it. for now, i...

thanks! I really appreciate it.

for now, i think we are just going to worry about the plants. once they get established and we are happy with the layout, I'll add some fish, shrimp, and the wife...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By aczeller
home made python, $30 in tubing and another $20...

home made python, $30 in tubing and another $20 in PVC fittings... my fittings are all threaded so I can mix and match depending on what i am looking to do. I have one setup on hand that will drain...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By aczeller
thanks! that is honestly what i was hoping...

thanks!

that is honestly what i was hoping to do and it sounds like you have dones exactly what I was aiming for... cheap, black, and DIY. lol

do you happen to have any pics of your tank?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By aczeller
what would be good for a base? I went to the LFS...

what would be good for a base? I went to the LFS today and all he had was Flourite. it looked decent and I can get a bag big enough for my tank for $30, but it was more course than the black...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By aczeller
ideas? input? 55gal build...

so my family and I recently moved to MI and are now in an apartment. that being said, i have no lawn to mow, no driveway to shovel, and nothing that I need to fix in the house. this means I finally...
Forum: Substrate 10-03-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 162,798
Posted By aczeller
when you got it from the bag, was it dry? it is...

when you got it from the bag, was it dry? it is my understanding that the soil needs to completely dry out between "cycles" to get the most mineralization. I see where you are coming form though...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-28-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,179
Posted By aczeller
pretty basic, but here's one of mine. i have a...

pretty basic, but here's one of mine. i have a smaller version in my daughter's room also, but i'll be turning that into a planted tank once i get another stand built and can put it in the living...
Forum: Substrate 09-15-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 162,798
Posted By aczeller
define "better"... what are you wanting to plant,...

define "better"... what are you wanting to plant, what is your budget, what kind of time do you have to build your tank, what part of the country do you live in, what are your water parameters, what...
Forum: DIY 09-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 213,298
Posted By aczeller
keep in mind that Aspen is a relatively soft...

keep in mind that Aspen is a relatively soft wood. sometimes softer than pine.
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 162,798
Posted By aczeller
i'm not sure about the dolomite, but the soil...

i'm not sure about the dolomite, but the soil seems fine. once that batch dries out, you will want to re-soak it, then dry it back out at least 2 or 3 more times. eventually, it will start to turn...
Forum: DIY 09-08-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By aczeller
it is possible to polish scratches out of glass....

it is possible to polish scratches out of glass. there are a few companies, Eastwood I believe is one of them, that carry kits for polishing windshields on antique cars. in order to replace the...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 213,298
Posted By aczeller
here's one that I finished up last night. 16...

here's one that I finished up last night. 16 outlets, 4x4 framework, 3/4" sides and top with oak rim, doors, and veneer. turned out pretty nice other than forgetting to take the leveling foam into...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By aczeller
I assume you are talking about a glass tank......

I assume you are talking about a glass tank... for acrylic, you can use headlight scratch remover/polisher. just make sure the tank is clean before using it again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By aczeller
That's good enough for me. I never thought of...

That's good enough for me. I never thought of making an entire wall out of it, but I like it. I'm going to be putting it into a cichlid tank and they love to have places to hide. I'll probably put in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By aczeller
Flagstone?

I have done a search and have seen it in stores, so i have come to the conclusion that flagstone is safe to use in tanks. however, i have (2) main questions:

1.) what does it do to the water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
what is a better/the best way to test? I have yet...

what is a better/the best way to test? I have yet to see a LFS that carries anything that is decent around here. I would love to make a trip into Lincoln one of these days, but until then, i need to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
i got some 6-in-1 test strips this weekend... ...

i got some 6-in-1 test strips this weekend...

pH- 7.6'ish
Nitrates are at 0 ppm
Nitrites are less than .5 ppm
Hardness is ~75 ppm GH
Chlorine is at 0
Alkalinity is around 130'ish ppm KH
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
Any recommendations?

Any recommendations?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
By the way, I wiped the white film with my finger...

By the way, I wiped the white film with my finger and it's pretty slimy... it looked a lot like the film on the pleco, only not as heavy. I am starting to think that the last batch of fish brought...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
Well, I just went in to do the nightly feedings...

Well, I just went in to do the nightly feedings and the gold gourhami died before my own eyes... he was acting a little off this morning, but tonight he was lying on the bottom of the tank... usually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
If its a biological issue, will it eventually...

If its a biological issue, will it eventually take care of itself as the tank cycles? I just noticed it a couple days ago. I have added a dose of Biozyme (yellow canister) and StressZyme (liquid......
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By aczeller
white film?

my 55 gallon tank has this white film on all the glass... not sure what it is? it almost looks like mineral deposits, but it is even under the water and I have never had the water below a certain...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By aczeller
thanks guys... I appreciate the help. when i...

thanks guys... I appreciate the help.

when i go to the "Articles" section, it gives me this error message:



any ideas?

i've been doing some more research and have decided to start a batch...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By aczeller
in your opinion, is there something i should...

in your opinion, is there something i should worry about when it comes to why my pH is dropping so much? or is this normal? I have a basic filter setup (tank mounted) and an aerator with a couple...
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