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Forum: DIY 12-21-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Adrand
I would say yes, normal. The return chamber is...

I would say yes, normal. The return chamber is where you experience all the effects of the evaporation. This time of year evaporation always accelerates for me and I feel like Im contantly adding...
Forum: DIY 12-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Adrand
I am no expert but have been using a double 2...

I am no expert but have been using a double 2 liter diy setup for about a year now with good success. My mixture is 1 tsp yeast with 2 cups sugar in each bottle. Mine last usually around 2 weeks. How...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By Adrand
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I dont have...

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I dont have anything really popping up in my sump. Just cleaned it heavily last night and nothing besides a few snails and a tangled mess of brazilian pennywort.
Forum: DIY 12-07-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By Adrand
This is great info and I am starting to plan out...

This is great info and I am starting to plan out a build now. I have a ton of those older bulb fixtures to use and would like to try this inside a biocube 14 hood as well. I guess I found my next...
Forum: DIY 12-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By Adrand
Very impressive! I would love to see a dummy's...

Very impressive! I would love to see a dummy's step by step guide on the build. Nice work.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,229
Posted By Adrand
Nice job. I love the native tanks. Someday I will...

Nice job. I love the native tanks. Someday I will do one.
Forum: Plants 10-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Adrand
I normally remove it as far down as possible.

I normally remove it as far down as possible.
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Adrand
In case anyone is interested I found a good...

In case anyone is interested I found a good resource today for new england plant identification. Not sure if its okay to post a web address but here it goes.
gobotany. newenglandwild. org
...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Adrand
I love all the knowledge on this board. Thanks so...

I love all the knowledge on this board. Thanks so much!
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Adrand
Both of the above plants are doing well in my...

Both of the above plants are doing well in my tank now.

I also noticed some plants in a pond while golfing this week and couldn't resist but bring some home. Looks like ludwigia repens maybe?...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Adrand
Local Plant collection (MA)

Today while taking a hike around a reservoir with the family I noticed a number of aquatic plants that looked familiar. Never really thought about collecting locally here before. Based on the...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Adrand
I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as...

I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as well. DIY co2. No algae thus far which I found surprising. 2 bulbs are ati blue plus bulbs which are better suited for my former reef tank and not...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Adrand
Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to...

Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to crank it? I never rely on only hand tightening alone if so. Ive never heard of a nut going bad but im sure its possible. If there is a defect at all...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Adrand
Depending on where it is leaking I have used...

Depending on where it is leaking I have used plumbers putty in the past around the bulkhead to solve leaks. Might be worth a shot.
Forum: DIY 07-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,174
Posted By Adrand
Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated,...

Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated, its great to see the progress.
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Adrand
Update us with your progress when you get it...

Update us with your progress when you get it running. Im always interested to hear other peoples experiences with sumps.
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Adrand
In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90...

In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90 degree elbow at the bulkhead much like yours and into a 1/2 inch pvc the length of the tank capped at the end. I drilled holes in the pipe evenly...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 54,273
Posted By Adrand
This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever...

This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever have the expertise to pull it off but might have to try if you put up some instructions. At least keep us updated on your progress and how it works...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 21,778
Posted By Adrand
I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium...

I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium portion of my sump when I drilled my tank. The overflow was getting clogged. You might be able to use some airline floating on the surface to contain...
Forum: DIY 07-02-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Adrand
I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I...

I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I think using a valve on the drain is trouble. The drain side should be left alone to flow freely out of the display and into the sump or you are bound...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By Adrand
My concern is the draining of water from the...

My concern is the draining of water from the refugium into the display tank if there is only 8 inches difference. I think there will be alot of difficulty to tune this so the drain is in sync. Trial...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Adrand
Ive had this same question recently. Since I went...

Ive had this same question recently. Since I went with a sump setup the evaporation has been huge. I am topping off almost a gallon per day on a 20long tank. Am I understanding correctly that topping...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Adrand
In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an...

In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an updated picture to show the growth in around a month. I added an elbow and a pvc pipe to the output of the return. With holes drilled across the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Adrand
My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you...

My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you most care about down to 1 tank and find someone to do some minimal care of it. Top off and ferts maybe. I agree that 5 tanks is alot to ask someone to...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Adrand
Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb...

Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb t5NO fixture over my 20l (same footprint as your 29g just shorter). I considered that medium light. I had good growth with diy co2 but didnt get some of...
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