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Forum: Substrate 04-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By lochaber
I did an unsifted MGOCPM tank a bit over a year...

I did an unsifted MGOCPM tank a bit over a year ago, and after a couple months I started finding wood and bark chunks on the surface of the substrate. Not a lot, and it didn't really bother me in...
Forum: Plants 04-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By lochaber
Some type of peperomia maybe? maybe this...

Some type of peperomia maybe?

maybe this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peperomia_argyreia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By lochaber
I think they are pretty harmless, and even...

I think they are pretty harmless, and even possibly beneficial.

I think the ramshorns and malaysian trumpet snails outcompete the pond/bladder snails in my tank, as I usually get a large pond...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By lochaber
I'm pretty sure I had seen a tank scape pictured...

I'm pretty sure I had seen a tank scape pictured in a book that used bamboo.

Not that that really means anything, people can get all kinds of silly stuff printed in books...

I'd imagine as long...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By lochaber
I've found that 10g tanks fit pretty nicely on a...

I've found that 10g tanks fit pretty nicely on a 2x12.

You can simply get a long one (or a couple), and cut it up for 2 uprights on either end, and as many shelves as you want, and put simple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By lochaber
I agree with most of the advice up above, to just...

I agree with most of the advice up above, to just try it in the tank as is, maybe give it a soaking or boiling and a scrub first.

If you are going to coat it, I'd use an epoxy, preferably a fairly...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By lochaber
It's kinda difficult using names like that, since...

It's kinda difficult using names like that, since they aren't really official, and I've seen different types of rocks labeled with the same name.

Aside from that, granite, lava, and petrified wood...
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By lochaber
48" x 13" x 1" = 624 cubic inches 1 gallon...

48" x 13" x 1" = 624 cubic inches

1 gallon (U.S.) = 231 cubic inches

624 cubic inches / 231 cubic inches = ~2.7ish

:)

so, I'm estimating around 11 quarts minimum.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By lochaber
doing a water change every other day or so sounds...

doing a water change every other day or so sounds a bit extreme...

What sort of pH shift are you seeing in that short time span?

And have you measured your tap water after it has aged a day or...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By lochaber
You might be able to use some of the sphagnum...

You might be able to use some of the sphagnum fibres as a 'wick' to draw moisture up further above water level to get java moss or whatever to grow there.

If you are looking to actually grow...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By lochaber
watercress maybe? I don't think it's...

watercress maybe?

I don't think it's frogbit, they are typically rosettes, without much stem. Also, the underside of the leaves have a really distinctive honeycomb/spongy structure/pattern
Forum: DIY 04-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By lochaber
I'd be cautious about the stuff used for gutters....

I'd be cautious about the stuff used for gutters.

I had seen some advertised online that had antimicrobial agents in it.

Maybe not all of it has it, but I wouldn't use it unless I was certain...
Forum: DIY 04-04-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By lochaber
I'd also probably use epoxy. Anyways, I...

I'd also probably use epoxy.

Anyways, I imagine it should be fine after a full day or so, as long as there aren't any really thick blobs of it. Might be worth rinsing off.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By lochaber
I mostly just go out and poke around shorelines...

I mostly just go out and poke around shorelines and such.

I've had pretty good luck using Google Maps (satellite view) to locate potential sites - If there is a large accumulation of driftwood, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By lochaber
I've also heard of people using it to prevent...

I've also heard of people using it to prevent scratches from rocks and somewhat to help redistribute weight.

On smaller tanks, I just use a piece (or 2, or 3) of the plastic canvas stuff, it's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By lochaber
Yeah, those rocks in the pic are a limestone. ...

Yeah, those rocks in the pic are a limestone.

It's really hard for me to explain it well, but limestones tend to have a very distinctive weathering pattern. cracks widen, smooth out, you get...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By lochaber
Perlite should be harmless. It might work...

Perlite should be harmless.

It might work it's way to the surface eventually (like empty osmocote balls or sticks from MGOCPM, etc.), but it might also get waterlogged, I don't know.

If it does...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By lochaber
I'd go with whatever feels easiest to work with. ...

I'd go with whatever feels easiest to work with. Going absolutely dry can cause some issues, since once soil drys out completely, it's sometimes slow to absorb water again.

Runny sounds difficult...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By lochaber
Yeah, I'd probably just shake them around in a...

Yeah, I'd probably just shake them around in a bucket of water or something.

Normally I'd say give them a soak and a scrubbing, but with lava rock that would pretty much be the definition of a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By lochaber
The second one looks a lot like a weed I would...

The second one looks a lot like a weed I would see growing in lawns and such when I lived on the east coast.

Think it was called 'plantain'.

possibly this:?
...
Forum: Substrate 03-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By lochaber
Your beach sand is probably mostly carbonates -...

Your beach sand is probably mostly carbonates - broken up bits of shells and corals and stuff.

It'll work great for a marine tank, or anything where you want hardwater, but it might be difficult...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By lochaber
A lot of the rocks used in those ADA/Amano style...

A lot of the rocks used in those ADA/Amano style set ups are just heavily weathered limestone. (which is what the fizz test is checking for - the presence of carbonates.)

People do have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By lochaber
yeah, I don't think it would work unless you had...

yeah, I don't think it would work unless you had a really huge tank, and just one or two tiny birds.

Birds have a high metabolism and eat, and thus excrete quite a bit.

As far as using animal...
Forum: DIY 03-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By lochaber
Angels Plus also has some stuff used for...

Angels Plus also has some stuff used for mattenfilters.

I've heard some people complain of the pricing that either of these places may offer, but I think it's actually not that expensive,...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By lochaber
I also think it's probably better to go with a...

I also think it's probably better to go with a separate timer and strip. I haven't heard really good things about the combined ones, and they strike me as expensive enough that getting a good...
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