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Forum: DIY 12-30-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,237
Posted By dekstr
The egg crate should hold the light fixture as...

The egg crate should hold the light fixture as long as enough of it rest along the tank's top's perimeter. A concern might be water coming into contact w/ your lights.

I've used egg crates for a...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By dekstr
From least to most difficult to scrape off......

From least to most difficult to scrape off... paper towels work on soft residue. Then credit cards. Then razor blade / carpet cutters work well on the really tough stuff like calcium buildup.

You...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-28-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By dekstr
Suggestion taken! I'll move the ferns back

Suggestion taken! I'll move the ferns back
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-28-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By dekstr
Yeah the lighting makes the beta look different!...

Yeah the lighting makes the beta look different! I adopted the one I have from my friend because he only needed it for a school project haha.

Now my betta fish is dark blue because there's so...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-16-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By dekstr
dekstr's 10g low tech planted tank

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Hello! I set this tank up a few months ago but didn't fill with water until a few days ago. I made it out out of spare parts / plants.

10...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By dekstr
There should be enough algae to have ottos w/ BN...

There should be enough algae to have ottos w/ BN plecos. You can supplement with vegetables / veggie wafers to cover your bases. I have a bunch of ottos (5-8?) with 1 BN pleco in my 90 gallon fish...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 204,418
Posted By dekstr
I made this stand for my 90g last year. It was my...

I made this stand for my 90g last year. It was my first attempt at wood-working and now I'm humbled by all the good stands shown on this thread

The stand didn't turn out as nice visually as I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,961
Posted By dekstr
IT's nice to see what other hobbies everyone else...

IT's nice to see what other hobbies everyone else here are into!

In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball. I have a bass guitar and acoustic guitar, but they collect dust during the school...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,002
Posted By dekstr
I can probably mail you some blyxa once all my...

I can probably mail you some blyxa once all my half-dead blyxas come back to life lol.

I have blyxa japonica and blyxa aubertii.

I also had some blyxa hedges, but they are so fragile and hard...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,002
Posted By dekstr
Thanks for replying to my 90g thread! Your...

Thanks for replying to my 90g thread!

Your tank looks like it's shaping up well! For the left side, I don't really know to suggest. I think sometimes the best way to go is to just let the plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By dekstr
Haha thanks! I'm really busy these days, so...

Haha thanks!

I'm really busy these days, so online internet time gets sacrificed.

I lurk around once in a while though...! Time to go see your threads lol.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By dekstr
Hmm... FYI the tools I used to build the stand: ...

Hmm... FYI the tools I used to build the stand:

- 2 old-school vice grips
- reciprocating saw (don't ask, got this for as present instead of mitre saw lol, so I asked for help at Home Depot for...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By dekstr
Oh yeah sorry, I left out this part on the first...

Oh yeah sorry, I left out this part on the first post:

"Oh by the way, this is just some of the equipment I'll be using. Basically I'll be taking down the 55g and use all the equipment from there...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-05-2009, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By dekstr
dekstr's 90 (56k)

HI ALL!

I've been dropping by once in a while but haven't really posted anything worthwhile for you guys...

Anyway, last year I set out on a plan to set up a 90g tank!

I've been building up...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By dekstr
There is no point buying new lighting equipment...

There is no point buying new lighting equipment if you are in the GTA... and you want to save a lot of money!

www.pricenetwork.ca classified is your best bet. Also try kijiji.ca.

Personally I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-20-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By dekstr
I put down I was part of the local fish club on...

I put down I was part of the local fish club on my resume when I was applying for corporate jobs... lol

One interview they actually asked me what I did there...

Afterwards I thought about it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-20-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,858
Posted By dekstr
Quick update, I got the xbox 360 instead of an...

Quick update, I got the xbox 360 instead of an electric guitar!

I don't have xbox live yet. I have a few games... so when I get it up and running maybe I'll play with TPT people.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-16-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,555
Posted By dekstr
- What's your major or intended career major...

- What's your major or intended career major later on that you want to do and honestly think you will attempt to go into?

Business management is my major, with a specialization in accounting. I...
Forum: DIY 01-14-2009, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By dekstr
What I learned... Use the right tools......

What I learned...

Use the right tools... hand saws only go so far...

Most of the time should be spent planning.

Make sure you have all the materials in one go. Finding out you don't have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By dekstr
I would sell my spare tank :P But if I would...

I would sell my spare tank :P

But if I would want to put something in the spare tank, I'd probably keep it as a hospital tank, or set it up as a low maintenance tank if I didn't have any new/sick...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By dekstr
I bought both my EHEIM 2215s used, so here are...

I bought both my EHEIM 2215s used, so here are some things I learned for cleaning out old filters.

Drain most of the water. Lots of elbow grease + running water. Put the container / foam pads in a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-05-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By dekstr
Scour the internet classifieds for a 90 gallon...

Scour the internet classifieds for a 90 gallon good condition tank, build my own stand, sell old 55g tank and stand.
Forum: Lighting 01-05-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By dekstr
Only concern is that the top might be warmer than...

Only concern is that the top might be warmer than usual... but I don't see it as a major problem AFAIK.
Forum: Lighting 01-05-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By dekstr
I've been using my coralife 4 feet lighting...

I've been using my coralife 4 feet lighting without legs ever since I bought it used last year. It's fine as long as you have a barrier from the water (i.e. piece of glass) or keep the water level...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-09-2008, 07:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,858
Posted By dekstr
I'm debating between an xbox 360 or an electric...

I'm debating between an xbox 360 or an electric guitar right now...
It seems that I would get more hours out of the 360 opposed to an electic guitar... which I might not practice on as much...
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