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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 38,427
Posted By hamstermann
What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but...

What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but what's the full name?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By hamstermann
I'd never heard of a scud before (other than the...

I'd never heard of a scud before (other than the type of missile), but this (http://www.fly-fishing-discounters.com/freshwatershrimp.html) article says that a scud and a shrimp are the same thing....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By hamstermann
yeah, the filtering is a definite bonus, that's...

yeah, the filtering is a definite bonus, that's for sure.

bitFUUL, were you saying that strawberries need a low ph or that they don't mind a higher one? Sorry, I couldn't tell from the wording. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By hamstermann
Cichlid Aquaponics?

Hey everybody,

It's been a few years since I posted or was active on the forum. Good to be back!

Our water in Utah is pretty hard - I haven't tested it recently, but it seems like last...
Forum: Fish 12-02-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By hamstermann
danio makes sense. They're already showing so...

danio makes sense. They're already showing so much color for being so little. They must be glofish fry.

Now that presents another problem. Glofish are illegal to sell or breed unless you're...
Forum: Fish 12-01-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By hamstermann
Thanks. I do have some kind of ugly feeder...

Thanks. I do have some kind of ugly feeder guppies in the tank the plants came from, as well as some neon tetras. Guppies aren't really egg layers, though, so I'll hope they're more neon tetras.
...
Forum: Fish 12-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By hamstermann
What kind of Fry are these?

Can anyone tell me what kind of Fry these are? They just showed up in the tank one day - must have hatched from eggs on one of the plants.
...
Forum: DIY 11-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,711
Posted By hamstermann
Not a bad idea. One thing I'm usually told with...

Not a bad idea. One thing I'm usually told with duckweed, though, is that once you have it in a tank it's nearly impossible to get rid of it, so you may want to keep that in mind. IF you want to go...
Forum: DIY 11-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,711
Posted By hamstermann
Tilapia are the main choice if you're going to...

Tilapia are the main choice if you're going to grow fish for eating. They supply plenty of waste and don't mind being packed tightly in the aquarium

You're right about the UG Filter. That's...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
bulkheads are a bit more expensive ($7 or more...

bulkheads are a bit more expensive ($7 or more compared to the $1.50 or so I spent on the solution that worked.) and using two threaded female couplings provides the same seal - I have a male no-rise...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
I switched out the pieces in the grow bed for...

I switched out the pieces in the grow bed for more flat/flush fitting female couplings and added a whole bunch of thread tape to the connection, then I also used 2 rubber o-rings to seal the...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By hamstermann
Dollface: That's it! Thanks!

Dollface: That's it! Thanks!
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By hamstermann
Here's what I've got so far. It's pretty close to...

Here's what I've got so far. It's pretty close to Kid Creole's phrasing (Thanks, Kid Creole!)

If anyone can make it even more succinct, please let me know.


Thanks.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By hamstermann
Thank you both. Those are a good start. I was...

Thank you both. Those are a good start. I was thinking of having the ad show an amano-style aquarium and above it, have something like "Aquascaping: -noun The creation of a pleasing view and/or...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 100,077
Posted By hamstermann
Beautiful pictures! How do you get the fish so...

Beautiful pictures! How do you get the fish so sharp while having such a low depth of field?
Forum: Aquascaping 11-13-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By hamstermann
Help me define it?

Okay guys and gals, I need your help.

For my Visual Design class I need to come up with a marketing campaign and chose a local fish store. for one of the ads I'm designing, I need a short...
Forum: DIY 11-11-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By hamstermann
Basically what you're talking about here is water...

Basically what you're talking about here is water bridges, which are possible and work just fine. I did it on a pair of 10 gallons with an XP2 a few years ago using 2 or 3 inch pvc pipe to help the...
Forum: Plants 11-09-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By hamstermann
I don't know the answer, but I'm anxious to hear...

I don't know the answer, but I'm anxious to hear someone else's response, so just consider this a bump. :)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
Well, asking Erin to handle the caulking on this...

Well, asking Erin to handle the caulking on this version seemed to have worked for 3 days. We hooked it up on Friday night and it worked!
...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
The Sterilite bin failed the leak test so I asked...

The Sterilite bin failed the leak test so I asked my wife to pull the Silicone off and see if she could get it to work. If I can't do something, she can usually do it with no problem. (Awesome how...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
Well, the wooden Grow box was re-caulked and...

Well, the wooden Grow box was re-caulked and failed another leak test so That idea was scrapped. In order to make that work I'd probably have to coat the box (inside and out) in half an inch of...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 100,077
Posted By hamstermann
Excuse me while I go pick up my jaw and mop up...

Excuse me while I go pick up my jaw and mop up the drool. That is GORGEOUS. Have you ever thought about doing this kind of thing professionally? Maybe the time investment would be too great, but that...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-16-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
The caulk seemed dry enough tonight to give it a...

The caulk seemed dry enough tonight to give it a shot, so I plugged the XP in and let it fill up. At first it seemed too good to be true. Everything filled up and I didn't see any leaks. I excitedly...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
Yesterday was a pretty good day as far as the...

Yesterday was a pretty good day as far as the Aquaponic project goes. I found a new T5 strip that holds 2 bulbs at Home Depot for under $40. I took out one of the screw-in socket lights I had in the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-14-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,391
Posted By hamstermann
Yeah, don't wanna lose any cute li'l guys. ...

Yeah, don't wanna lose any cute li'l guys.

If you ever need proof that lights have different colors and that those colors affect plants, here you go. I have 5 lights over my tank in the DIY light...
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