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Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Adrand
Local Plant collection (MA)

Today while taking a hike around a reservoir with the family I noticed a number of aquatic plants that looked familiar. Never really thought about collecting locally here before. Based on the...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Adrand
I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as...

I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as well. DIY co2. No algae thus far which I found surprising. 2 bulbs are ati blue plus bulbs which are better suited for my former reef tank and not...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Adrand
Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to...

Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to crank it? I never rely on only hand tightening alone if so. Ive never heard of a nut going bad but im sure its possible. If there is a defect at all...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Adrand
Depending on where it is leaking I have used...

Depending on where it is leaking I have used plumbers putty in the past around the bulkhead to solve leaks. Might be worth a shot.
Forum: DIY 07-31-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,621
Posted By Adrand
Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated,...

Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated, its great to see the progress.
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Adrand
Update us with your progress when you get it...

Update us with your progress when you get it running. Im always interested to hear other peoples experiences with sumps.
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Adrand
In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90...

In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90 degree elbow at the bulkhead much like yours and into a 1/2 inch pvc the length of the tank capped at the end. I drilled holes in the pipe evenly...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,570
Posted By Adrand
This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever...

This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever have the expertise to pull it off but might have to try if you put up some instructions. At least keep us updated on your progress and how it works...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 16,264
Posted By Adrand
I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium...

I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium portion of my sump when I drilled my tank. The overflow was getting clogged. You might be able to use some airline floating on the surface to contain...
Forum: DIY 07-02-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Adrand
I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I...

I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I think using a valve on the drain is trouble. The drain side should be left alone to flow freely out of the display and into the sump or you are bound...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Adrand
My concern is the draining of water from the...

My concern is the draining of water from the refugium into the display tank if there is only 8 inches difference. I think there will be alot of difficulty to tune this so the drain is in sync. Trial...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Adrand
Ive had this same question recently. Since I went...

Ive had this same question recently. Since I went with a sump setup the evaporation has been huge. I am topping off almost a gallon per day on a 20long tank. Am I understanding correctly that topping...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Adrand
In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an...

In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an updated picture to show the growth in around a month. I added an elbow and a pvc pipe to the output of the return. With holes drilled across the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By Adrand
My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you...

My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you most care about down to 1 tank and find someone to do some minimal care of it. Top off and ferts maybe. I agree that 5 tanks is alot to ask someone to...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Adrand
Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb...

Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb t5NO fixture over my 20l (same footprint as your 29g just shorter). I considered that medium light. I had good growth with diy co2 but didnt get some of...
Forum: Plants 06-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Adrand
I would also bury them deeper. I have bought...

I would also bury them deeper. I have bought amazon swords from petco and they have survived with great success. Give them some time to root and they should take off. Root tabs are highly suggested.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Adrand
Here is a pic of my sump when I first set it up....

Here is a pic of my sump when I first set it up. Since this picture Ive now cleaned up some of the electrical wires and the baffles on the right are stuffed with filter floss.

The far left...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Adrand
Thanks for the ideas. I think im going to use it...

Thanks for the ideas. I think im going to use it for a breeding project. Just have to decide what. Ive only ever bred crayfish... decision time.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Adrand
What should I do with this 33 Long?

Today I traded a spare 30 Long tank I had for this interesting piece. It appears to be a former display tank from Petco. Its basically a 33 Long (approximately 48x13x13) that is broken into 3 equal...
Forum: DIY 05-29-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 940
Posted By Adrand
May I ask how much this kit ran you?

May I ask how much this kit ran you?
Forum: Plants 05-12-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Adrand
Ugh looks like you're right. That will teach me...

Ugh looks like you're right. That will teach me to impulse buy. Guess I will pull it out now. Thanks for the ID.
Forum: Plants 05-12-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Adrand
Plant ID please- some type of amazon sword?

Normally I dont impulse buy but I had some credit to use at a lfs. They didnt know a name on it. My best guess is some type of amazon sword. The veins of the leaves are actually a purple looking...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Adrand
20g with 10g sump

I just wanted to share some pics of the 20g I just set up. I decided to go with a sump on this tank for a number of reasons. It took alot of trial and error to get all the piping correct and leak...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Adrand
Saw it today in an ace hardware in MA too. didnt...

Saw it today in an ace hardware in MA too. didnt grab since I wanted to price check it against amazon first.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By Adrand
Downloading the book now as well. Thanks for the...

Downloading the book now as well. Thanks for the recommendation.
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