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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,661
Posted By sadchevy
There haven't been any changes on this tank...

There haven't been any changes on this tank lately. I'm still kicking around the idea of making it a built in. On other fronts, my kitchen tank is doing great. I also picked up a "FREE" 150g tall...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By sadchevy
The windshield chip filler idea would work. The...

The windshield chip filler idea would work. The stresses on a windshield vs. aquarium are very similar, just in different ways. Windshields are laminated not just for safety, but to be able to take...
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By sadchevy
Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands...

Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands are inert quartz and BDBS is coal slag. Higher CEC will come from clay based substrates.
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By sadchevy
Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter...

Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter sand will vary in color due to local sources of sand. What makes it good for aquariums is that it has a uniform size which keeps it from compacting....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By sadchevy
For more ideas about what others have done with...

For more ideas about what others have done with large tanks, check out the 6 foot plus club thread. There is a link in my signature. It's become a good place to see what everyone else with large...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By sadchevy
Topfin is made by AGA from what I understand. If...

Topfin is made by AGA from what I understand. If it was me, I'd spend the extra bucks on the Topfin.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By sadchevy
Magfloats IMO are overpriced. For the price of...

Magfloats IMO are overpriced. For the price of one that will actually work well on thick glass, I can buy a lifetime supply kitchen sponges with the scrubby stuff on one side. The sponges work great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By sadchevy
If the crack is in the trim around the top, its...

If the crack is in the trim around the top, its most likely never going to cause a problem. The plastic trim shrinks with age and being restricted by the glass has a tendency to crack. Th reason the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By sadchevy
Most medium sized cichlids are going to at least...

Most medium sized cichlids are going to at least try to eat anything that looks like food. They may go after small dart frogs that are in the water. A better option may be dwarf cichlids like...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-07-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By sadchevy
Driftwood from local waters is fine as long as...

Driftwood from local waters is fine as long as you know its a fairly clean water source. As for prep, wash it really well, maybe spray with bleach and let air dry for a few days to get rid of any...
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By sadchevy
The 4 bulb t8 fixture you posted is gonna be a...

The 4 bulb t8 fixture you posted is gonna be a ton of light. You could probably get away with a 2 bulb shoplight. Just get 6500k bulbs.
Forum: Lighting 02-23-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By sadchevy
Yes they are in brooder lamps and I have since...

Yes they are in brooder lamps and I have since changed all bulbs to 23w 6500k cfl's.
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By sadchevy
I run 3 23 watt cfl's in 8 inch brooder lamps on...

I run 3 23 watt cfl's in 8 inch brooder lamps on my 125g. Plants I have grow just fine. No CO2, just STS substrate. You can see it in my journal, link is in my sig below.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By sadchevy
My 125g uses 2 rena xp3's. Some people look at...

My 125g uses 2 rena xp3's. Some people look at gph as the standard for filtration, "it says its good for 200gph" or "its rated for a 200 gallon tank", more important is turnover rate, as in how many...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,747
Posted By sadchevy
For all those who don't know about...

For all those who don't know about it.........there is the 6 foot plus club thread. Lots of us have large tanks and hopefully we can adding to the club thread. The link is in my signature. Please...
Forum: Algae 02-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By sadchevy
I have found that staghorn shows up in my tanks...

I have found that staghorn shows up in my tanks when I've been lazy about cleaning the filters. It goes away in a couple days after cleaning. As for the BBA and hair algae, I can't give you a good...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By sadchevy
I like serpae tetras and red phantom tetras.

I like serpae tetras and red phantom tetras.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,036
Posted By sadchevy
Looking real good, very nice scape.

Looking real good, very nice scape.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By sadchevy
No experience with buces but I like the look.

No experience with buces but I like the look.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,661
Posted By sadchevy
Thanks to all of you. My inspiration comes from...

Thanks to all of you. My inspiration comes from watching your tanks evolve.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By sadchevy
Tank is starting to look good again. It's always...

Tank is starting to look good again. It's always fun watching everyone's large tanks take shape. Join the 6 foot plus club, link is in my sig.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 627
Posted By sadchevy
I think someone high up in the seattle camp had a...

I think someone high up in the seattle camp had a lot of money on the pats to win. 3 downs,2 timeouts, 30 seconds,and the leagues best running back from the half yard mark should be an easy win.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By sadchevy
Are your hands in the tank a lot? As in...

Are your hands in the tank a lot? As in replanting, cleaning, and such? If so, it probably is dust from STS. I use STS and only clean my filters when I notice reduced flow, usually after about 2...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,661
Posted By sadchevy
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support....

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support. It's been a long slow journey getting to this point. Last pic is pretty much how it stands at the moment, will be doing some maintenance today, so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By sadchevy
If you have an actual Rena Filstar, then it...

If you have an actual Rena Filstar, then it should have come with a valve to throttle the spraybar. The API branded ones, in some genius's mind, decided they didn't need those options.
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