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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By whitepapagold
Funny cause the MTS are by far the best cleaner...

Funny cause the MTS are by far the best cleaner crew for freshwater tanks. Far better than ramshorns to be honest. Your LFS guy doesn't see the big picture.

I won't have a tank without MTS. What...
Forum: Lighting Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By whitepapagold
The most aesthetically pleasing fixture is called...

The most aesthetically pleasing fixture is called a hood... lol
Forum: Substrate Today, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By whitepapagold
Only MTS. Look on Google to see pics of MTS. ...

Only MTS. Look on Google to see pics of MTS. They are easy to identify.

Nothing works better in sand for turn over and aeration.

But beware they multiply like crazy.
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,017
Posted By whitepapagold
I feel your pain... I had a school that settled...

I feel your pain... I had a school that settled at 15 (after 15 passed away). They were doing killer for a year then I put a batch of new ones in to bump the school and I didn't quarantine... 30 fish...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By whitepapagold
I never clean my sand. I use MTS (Malaysian...

I never clean my sand.

I use MTS (Malaysian Trumpet snails), corys and khuli loaches to sift/move the sand around. Plus my dwarf crays and gobies dig burrows and move lots around. The minute my...
Forum: Build My LED 09-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By whitepapagold
The question is asking what it's dimming range...

The question is asking what it's dimming range is.

I read somewhere their MC dims to zero- but that may only be with their controller. (Though this question is about the original series and an...
Forum: Build My LED 09-02-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By whitepapagold
Dimming with Apex Neptune down to 0% or 10% limit

Ive found conflicting info online and wanted to verify-

Can the original series dutch (I just bought one- its on its way!) dim down from 100% to 0%? Or is it limited by the driver to a bottom of...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-02-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,056
Posted By whitepapagold
Nor do you see intake tube, output tube, heater,...

Nor do you see intake tube, output tube, heater, drop checker etc.

Its all removed for the photo.

Congrats to the OP! Awesome tank!!!!
Forum: Tank Journals 09-02-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
Built the Tom Barr CO2 reactor! ...

Built the Tom Barr CO2 reactor!

http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/articles-aa/3576-dual-venturi-diy-external-co2-reactor

No more mist! Though mine is mostly submerged in the built in...
Forum: Lighting 08-29-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By whitepapagold
The best looking is a mix of halides and T5HO-...

The best looking is a mix of halides and T5HO- IMHO.

The most fun is LED.

BUT I have yet to see any LEDs look as good as T5HO/Halide. I have a BML 6300K dutch coming for my hospital tank, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By whitepapagold
I refused to buy the holder too lol. I used old...

I refused to buy the holder too lol. I used old Rio pump parts and air line tubing to tie them to it...

I agree it's an amazing controller and it's just killer! Total luxury but worth every penny....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By whitepapagold
I ran my tank for over 4 years and outside...

I ran my tank for over 4 years and outside electricity and fish food, my costs were $40 in bulbs and $80 in CO2 - per year.

I run a chiller though so my electricity cost is higher than many.
...
Forum: Build My LED 08-27-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By whitepapagold
I just ordered and wanted to verify this is still...

I just ordered and wanted to verify this is still going on? I did mention my favorite dog in the notes section!

I assume so cause its 91 degrees inside right now... LOL
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By whitepapagold
Thanks all! I just ordered the original...

Thanks all!

I just ordered the original 6300K dutch.
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By whitepapagold
BML XB owners - a question?

I read many XB owners are running the lights at 40-60%.

Is there a reason to get the XB fixture and run it like above VS just getting the original fixture and running it at 100% or equivalent?
...
Forum: Lighting 08-26-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By whitepapagold
That was really interesting! And explains why I...

That was really interesting! And explains why I get a little more shimmer from my T5HO housing thats a few inches further away from the surface than the close fixture.

And Im really confused...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
Sunrise and sunset lighting... aka one fixture...

Sunrise and sunset lighting... aka one fixture off. 2 hours in the morning and 2 at night.
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q225/whitepapagold/Mobile%20Uploads/20150825_232118_zpspdzqi49l.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
Ive always run CO2 on this tank. You don't need...

Ive always run CO2 on this tank. You don't need ferts and/or a heavy bioload for plants/co2.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,393
Posted By whitepapagold
Nice shots! The all ADA equipment really...

Nice shots!

The all ADA equipment really does look slick. Its like Apple- costs more but has a cohesive contemporary quality thats hard to match.

And in this case, the scape does the cost...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
Thats a BIG part of why this tank even happened....

Thats a BIG part of why this tank even happened. It was a reef tank prior and I would buy distilled water and mix my own... for 125 gallons... UGH For 2 years...

I switched to tap for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,989
Posted By whitepapagold
This is the only time I have ever wanted a fish...

This is the only time I have ever wanted a fish bowl type set up...

So brilliant!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-21-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
All of the plants I use are really hardy. Once...

All of the plants I use are really hardy. Once the CO2 is set up right, its autopilot. And NO STEM PLANTS!!!! The way they grow and propagate is annoying to me- I LOVE rhizomes and mosses.

I will...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-21-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 42,417
Posted By whitepapagold
New crappy 720p video- 8/19/15 Tank 8/19/15 -...

New crappy 720p video- 8/19/15
Tank 8/19/15 - YouTube
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,731
Posted By whitepapagold
Heres a thought- Neither Tom Barr or Takashi...

Heres a thought-

Neither Tom Barr or Takashi Amano use PH controllers.

And both shut the CO2 off at night.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By whitepapagold
I bought my last T5HO fixture from home depot. 2...

I bought my last T5HO fixture from home depot. 2 bulb fixture plus hardware (plug, screws, etc) was under 50 bucks (bulbs not included).

Right now Foster and Smith have a buy one, get one free on...
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