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Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 08:57 PM
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Posted By xand3rh0
Thanks! :D I'm planning on just having some...

Thanks! :D I'm planning on just having some sand, I really like the look of some open area with a lighter substrate for some contrast.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By xand3rh0
I use a threaded PVC tee with hose fittings on...

I use a threaded PVC tee with hose fittings on either end, and a garden hose adapter (with valve) on the tee. I place it inline, downstream from the canister but upstream from the heater. To drain,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Some Eleocharis 'belem', Fissidens fontanus,...

Some Eleocharis 'belem', Fissidens fontanus, Glossostigma elatinoides and Riccardia chamedryfolia beginning DSM... My other dry starts have been duds, so I'm hoping for better this time. *crossing...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2013, 01:00 PM
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Posted By xand3rh0
And here we are now ready for DSM. I will...

And here we are now ready for DSM. I will continue to add water until the substrate is soaked all the way through, but I just didn't have enough time before coming to work... Real life is cramping...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
...and here's the finished product. I'll have a...

...and here's the finished product. I'll have a saran wrap party tomorrow to prep the tank for DSM but if I show up to work looking like a zombie I may be shot in the parking lot, so I think I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Anchoring the hardscape... I'll be attaching...

Anchoring the hardscape... I'll be attaching slate to the wider of the two stumps (in the middle in this pic), but thought it would be easier to just drill out the stone the other (left) will sit on...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2013, 04:25 AM
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Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Patched, re-drilled, cleaned, marked and ready...

Patched, re-drilled, cleaned, marked and ready for hardscape, DSM and plumbing. I spent $20 for "real" bulkheads this time instead of making my own with PVC fittings... I'm not sure it's any better...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-01-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By xand3rh0
I know this isn't helpful from the standpoint of...

I know this isn't helpful from the standpoint of your question, but what is the plant in 2 bunches, just to the right of center at the front, which looks like a fan or a peacock's tail?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By xand3rh0
Crikey... I'll tell you one thing, I'm going to...

Crikey... I'll tell you one thing, I'm going to stop shaking vending machines when my Oatmeal Creme Pies get jammed up!


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Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By xand3rh0
Derimming a 10g/20g long shouldn't be an issue,...

Derimming a 10g/20g long shouldn't be an issue, the small panes & relatively short height minimizes pressure on the seams. I've seen folks on here who have derimmed aquariums as large as 55g, but...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By xand3rh0
Another try... Sort of a combo this time. ...

Another try... Sort of a combo this time. Again, sand in the bare area (kind of difficult for me to imagine actually lol).

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Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2013, 06:06 PM
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Posted By xand3rh0
I slept on the above, then made some adjustments...

I slept on the above, then made some adjustments and added some wood this morning (morning wood lol?) - thoughts or suggestions are welcome! Sorry for the sub-par photos, I'm still learning how to...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Tank is scraped (what a pain) and here's the...

Tank is scraped (what a pain) and here's the first draft of the hardscape... Comments would be appreciated. I have some more wood but it really doesn't seem to fit anywhere, I'll post a pic of it...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Ha! Ok, confession time: about halfway through I...

Ha! Ok, confession time: about halfway through I was thinking the same thing lol. I turn one of the pumps off before I flip valves for drain/fill, but honestly it's more of a convenience and I...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By xand3rh0
Finished the wiring last night, for the most...

Finished the wiring last night, for the most part... In retrospect, it would have been much easier if I had pulled the wires out of the sheathing and wired it one type at a time: i.e. wired all the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2013, 04:26 PM
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Posted By xand3rh0
Got a bit of the wiring done. I am doing most of...

Got a bit of the wiring done. I am doing most of this over my lunch hours, and at night I can't help but stare at the thing and wish I could just spend a few hours and get it all done!

My wife...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
The bare stand... I'm tired of having power...

The bare stand... I'm tired of having power strips so I decided this time I'd spend $20 and wire it all into the dead space under the stand. I'm sure I will encounter some issues but it will be a...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Haha awesome! Yeah I hope so, he keeps asking...

Haha awesome! Yeah I hope so, he keeps asking what it is that I'm "fixing" - I'm sure we'll end up with some oddly fluorescent fish once it's all put together lol
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
Hmm... I may have to engage in WWF style battle...

Hmm... I may have to engage in WWF style battle with my 5-year-old to steal this spot from him, but I think it's about the only place in the house the thing will fit! :)
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Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By xand3rh0
55g resurrection... 3rd time's a charm (?)

After two build/breakdown/move scenarios with this 55g I acquired several years ago from a friend of mine, I stuffed it in the basement hoping one day to be at a more permanent location where I could...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By xand3rh0
Here's a thought regarding the Anubias - however...

Here's a thought regarding the Anubias - however you decide to arrange it, artfully placing the "petite" toward the back and the regular nana toward the front might add to the illusion of depth in...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,443
Posted By xand3rh0
Usually only the bottom panel is tempered, you...

Usually only the bottom panel is tempered, you can safely drill the sides.

Looking great! I am resurrecting a 55 that I'll be journaling soon - it's a tough size to work with so it's nice to see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,467
Posted By xand3rh0
The suffering of animals, and other travesties

I suspect one of the many reasons some folks can be so passionate about the subject is animals don't have the moral failings we humans do and are therefore blameless, which means any "cruelty" shown...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-03-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By xand3rh0
How much does a cherry shrimp weigh?

In, or out of the water? :D
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By xand3rh0
What about putting your CO2 reactor and heater in...

What about putting your CO2 reactor and heater in parallel:


//=== CO2 ====\\
== in == | | == out ==
\\== heater ==//


That might allow you to put them both...
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