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Forum: Lighting 08-04-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By Vafik
I too use a 50/50 on one of my tanks b/c it makes...

I too use a 50/50 on one of my tanks b/c it makes the colors in my fish pop. And I too have heard that it would do little to no good for my plants but they dont seem to mind :)
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,347
Posted By Vafik
Rosehawke if you have a Lowels or a Menards close...

Rosehawke if you have a Lowels or a Menards close by check them out. I dont know about Alabama but here in Nebraska they have such a nice selection on plumbing and irrigation supplies. I've looked...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Vafik
No ammonia hmmm thats odd to me at least. I've...

No ammonia hmmm thats odd to me at least. I've only had two GW break outs and thats was once on two tanks. I used a UVS to get rid of the green water till the filters and plants could take hold of...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Vafik
How would one of those hand held steamers work?? ...

How would one of those hand held steamers work?? You know the ones that you see on tv used for cleaning everything. At least it would be sterile.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Vafik
Now thats just funny as hell :)

Now thats just funny as hell :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By Vafik
Is that a melon sword in the middle there? I had...

Is that a melon sword in the middle there? I had one in my 36 gallon tank and had to take it out. Grew to wide and took up alot of room. Besides that the other plants where growing in around it...
Forum: Plants 02-18-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By Vafik
Now I'm not sure what they are called but I got...

Now I'm not sure what they are called but I got some ciclids from my LFS that are don't get very big and are not aggressive at all. Kinda neat having them in my community tank. But they seem to...
Forum: Plants 02-18-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Vafik
Thats what I did with mine. It was a PITA but I...

Thats what I did with mine. It was a PITA but I got it done. I cut smaller sections with good roots forming and replanted that all along the bottom. I should have a nice carpet growing here soon.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Vafik
Now I haven't seen them myself but my LFS guy...

Now I haven't seen them myself but my LFS guy told me they carry the adapters for square to straight and I assume theres one for vise versa.
Forum: Fish 02-10-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Vafik
Neon Tetras

Neon Tetras
Forum: DIY 02-10-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By Vafik
36 gal Bow front Corner tank Hood

I'm having a bitch of a time finding plans or even pics of a hood for these kind of tanks. Now my tank is 36 gallons but any plans for a Corner bow front would work.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-10-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Vafik
Well since my initial plan I decided to not go...

Well since my initial plan I decided to not go ahead with this project :( It would have been big and bulky but I might be buying a house in the up coming months and I don't want to have to move it...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vafik
Yes it took a couple of days for my tank to clear...

Yes it took a couple of days for my tank to clear up. After that I did a water change and it was crystal clear the next day and has been ever since. My green water was a result of an ammonia spike....
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By Vafik
I'm useing both and like the results from both. ...

I'm useing both and like the results from both. Eco is easier to plant in but I like the color of my Red and Black Florite. I dont like how Florite clouds the water if you dont wash it really good...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By Vafik
You should just invest in a MH system. Probally...

You should just invest in a MH system. Probally would save you some money in the long run. Bulbs last long I think. And you wouldn't have to worry about light getting all the way to the bottom of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,666
Posted By Vafik
And I wouldn't consider fish as a pet. It's an...

And I wouldn't consider fish as a pet. It's an invesment and a hobby.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vafik
The only thing a UV will affect, that I know of...

The only thing a UV will affect, that I know of so far, is iron. The problem with running one 24/7 is the flow rate it needs to kill green water was much slower then what my canister filter was...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-07-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Vafik
Yeah the idea has been swimming in my head for...

Yeah the idea has been swimming in my head for sometime now. Atleast a few years but lately I've been obsessing over it a lot! :)

I plan on doing a false bottom that will drain straight down...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-06-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Vafik
Thanks for the reply Patm and let me say that you...

Thanks for the reply Patm and let me say that you have some nice looking tanks.

OK I'm not sure on the dimensions just yet but I do know that I would like to have the inside taper from the floor...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-06-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Vafik
Lighting question

OK where to start.

I'm building my own Vivarium from scratch and I'm very excited about it.

I've always been in to horticulture and keeping planted tanks and this is going to be a Plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Vafik
Those are Normal output bulbs right??? wouldnt...

Those are Normal output bulbs right??? wouldnt that NOT be enough for a planted tank???
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Vafik
Jebo

Has anyone ever bought anything from Jebo??? Seems like everything they sell is so cheap. Wondering if it's a bunch of crap or not.
Forum: Lighting 02-01-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Vafik
5 Gallon Eclipse

OK I know this has been coved before. I searched and read all there was. I'll probably go with one 13w retro fit kit for my little 5 gallon tank but my question is should there be a splash guard of...
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2006, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Vafik
None that I can really give sorry. The guy at...

None
that I can really give sorry. The guy at my LFS told me they carry them though so I'm sure if you search you can find some.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-31-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,386
Posted By Vafik
Man those are some low ass prices. Does anyone...

Man those are some low ass prices. Does anyone know if they are a rip off??? I wouldnt mind ordering a few things :)
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