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Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,838
Posted By toastedtoast
Sorry for abandoning this thread, and my other...

Sorry for abandoning this thread, and my other one on the 6g in my office. Last winter I got called into my boss's office, and she let me know that both she and my job were moving to Chicago (from...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-20-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Happy 2013 everyone! I've been pretty busy since...

Happy 2013 everyone! I've been pretty busy since the holiday, and have been neglecting both the tank and this thread.

I was away for a week over christmas, and while a coworker volunteered to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
I have the Atomic Nano V3 regulator, with an...

I have the Atomic Nano V3 regulator, with an adapter to a 20oz paintball tank. It works really well, though I have a few issues with it--mainly the lack of a high-pressure gauge. Since working...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Thanks, I'd appreciate it. As I'm sitting at my...

Thanks, I'd appreciate it. As I'm sitting at my desk this evening, it really struck me how quiet this finnex canister filter is once you get all the air out. Granted, I have it sitting on a foam mat...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
They're my favourite interlocking plastic...

They're my favourite interlocking plastic waffles: pipette tip racks (http://www.sarstedt.com/product-pics/211/15_en.jpg)
We generate tons of the empty racks when we use the tips in the lab, so I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Thanks for the comments everyone. This...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

This cabinet is more for long-term storage, so it probably only gets opened once or twice a month. So far there haven't been any issues with the tank getting...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-05-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By toastedtoast
I think cardinals will be too large for a 5g, but...

I think cardinals will be too large for a 5g, but if you have a decent amount of flow, you might try microdevario kubotai--though their colour requires the proper background to look best. In my tank,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Finally got around to taking a photo of the...

Finally got around to taking a photo of the damage:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=12505&title=_MG_9802c.jpg

I've been fighting an aggressive infestation of...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,294
Posted By toastedtoast
Mine works fine with their inline diffuser. So...

Mine works fine with their inline diffuser. So far my only complaint is that the single gauge is for working pressure rather then tank pressure. Working pressure is preset and not adjustable (so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-16-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Disaster! I added a 25W heater a few weeks...

Disaster!

I added a 25W heater a few weeks ago (you can see it in the last set of photos I posted) since it was getting cool in the office over the weekends. This morning I came into work to find...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 143,107
Posted By toastedtoast
That blyxa looks really nice. It's a great plant...

That blyxa looks really nice. It's a great plant that seems so much easier to manage then the more traditional grass-like varieties.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Week 6: ...

Week 6:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=12093&title=_MG_9719c.jpg

Stems are getting overgrown but not much else has changed. Green algae seems to be slowing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-27-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By toastedtoast
I'm not sure about that specific product, but...

I'm not sure about that specific product, but many of the terrestrial fertilizers use ammonia rather then nitrate as a nitrogen source--making it inadvisable to dump directly into the water column....
Forum: Lighting 10-27-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By toastedtoast
Somewhere, there is probably a tank size that...

Somewhere, there is probably a tank size that would be medium light with that fixture. What that size might be, and how it compares to the tank you have is harder to determine without more...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-25-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,326
Posted By toastedtoast
I have a 6g with a fugeray about 10" from the...

I have a 6g with a fugeray about 10" from the substrate. Grows HC well with good CO2 and EI dosing.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-25-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Looks like the problem is solved. I shoved a...

Looks like the problem is solved. I shoved a small funnel on the filter outlet as a ghetto lily pipe, and it does a pretty good job of spreading out the water flow and preventing the strong jet that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
After they've been in here a few weeks, I really...

After they've been in here a few weeks, I really don't think the chili rasboras are very happy. The temperature and water quality are good, but I think flow is too high and they seem to be struggling...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-21-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Another week, another photo. I hope people don't...

Another week, another photo. I hope people don't mind my shameless bumping of the thread every week, but it's been a fun way to force myself to track the tank progress--not to mention all the useful...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-16-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Thanks for the nerite snail anecdotes. I think...

Thanks for the nerite snail anecdotes. I think the suggestion of sticking to the smaller horned versions is a great one and I'll go hunting for one this weekend.

@Salty: Unfortunately I find...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Thanks for the comments all, I'm pretty new to...

Thanks for the comments all, I'm pretty new to all of these plants so I'm mostly just excited that they're alive.

I'm thinking about adding a nerite snail, but I've never kept one with fine carpet...
Forum: Plants 10-13-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By toastedtoast
I use curved nail scissors for most of my...

I use curved nail scissors for most of my trimming--$3 at walgreens and they work just fine.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-13-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Yeah, Blink it's one of the perks of working in a...

Yeah, Blink it's one of the perks of working in a research lab--I have an office but spend less then 10% of my time actually sitting at a desk working on the computer. On the downside is that it's...
Forum: Lighting 10-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By toastedtoast
I have a 16" fugeray on a tank of about that...

I have a 16" fugeray on a tank of about that size. It grows HC fairly well, but I think it's on the low side of optimal. My setup doesn't have a lot of potential for raising an overly bright light,...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 10-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,151
Posted By toastedtoast
Love my finnex! ...

Love my finnex!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=12019&title=_MG_9706c.jpg
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,291
Posted By toastedtoast
Thanks for the comments. @Lowe, Overall I'm...

Thanks for the comments.

@Lowe, Overall I'm pretty happy with the setup equipment-wise and I'm glad I ended up going with you guys for most of it. My feeling is that the tank and filter are both...
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