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Forum: Fish 03-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By lochaber
For some reason, it strikes me as a bit weird...

For some reason, it strikes me as a bit weird that the grouper would chase the lionfish pretty much to the surface before eating it, but then again, I imagine there are other variables involved, and...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-01-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By lochaber
ugh... I don't know what else to say... ...

ugh...

I don't know what else to say... there is so much confusing, and possibly straight-up-wrong information on those sites. One of the many flaws of the internet...

Most rocks won't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By lochaber
A gallon is 231 cubic inches. If you want to...

A gallon is 231 cubic inches.

If you want to know the actual volume of your aquarium, measure the inside depth, width, and heighth (you can also measure the outside and subtract the glass...
Forum: Substrate 02-28-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By lochaber
As to Flourite breaking down, I said it wouldn't...

As to Flourite breaking down, I said it wouldn't happen under normal conditions in our lifetime, and I meant that as to it just sitting on the bottom of a tank.

Mixing it around while rinsing it...
Forum: Substrate 02-27-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By lochaber
Any chance different products are being confused?...

Any chance different products are being confused? I've never heard of some of this stuff, but I also haven't read much about Flourite since it first came out, and that was about 2 decades ago...
...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-27-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By lochaber
Silicone could be used, but you would have to...

Silicone could be used, but you would have to install the mesh when the tank is dry, and you'd have to have a big enough glob of silicone that it engulfs part of the mesh.

I've never had much luck...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By lochaber
I can't quite figure out where the crack is... ...

I can't quite figure out where the crack is...

First of all, is there current stresses causing the crack, or did it just smack against something while in transport? If there are still stresses on...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By lochaber
Sorry, I should have been more clear, I was...

Sorry, I should have been more clear, I was thinking of the sheet standing off of the floor, slipping in between the wall and the stand. I'd be hesitant about propping it on the stand and leaning it...
Forum: Substrate 02-26-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By lochaber
Personally, I don't rinse flourite because I...

Personally, I don't rinse flourite because I think it's a waste of time (or, I'm lazy...)

otherwise, I think it's a misconception about how flourite works as a substrate. It's just fired clay,...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By lochaber
I'm having trouble making sense of the picture -...

I'm having trouble making sense of the picture - can you give some sense of scale, like how big the chip is, or how many inches/cm of tank edge are in the photo?

And It looks like there are two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By lochaber
I've done a couple dirted tanks with MGOCPM, and...

I've done a couple dirted tanks with MGOCPM, and although I did a fishless cycle right afterwards, I couldn't see any evidence for significant ammonia beyond what I was adding, so it would have to be...
Forum: DIY 02-25-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By lochaber
The sloppy but easy way, would be to just get a...

The sloppy but easy way, would be to just get a big sheet of plywood, cut it to the width of your stand, and cut it as high as you like, and just stick it behind the stand.

The wall will keep it...
Forum: DIY 02-25-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By lochaber
I'm also with PlantedRich on this one, I think it...

I'm also with PlantedRich on this one, I think it would be easier (and cheaper, and probably look better) to find a piece of real wood that you like.

Otherwise, take a look at some of the...
Forum: Substrate 02-25-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By lochaber
I don't really see any point to using a cap with...

I don't really see any point to using a cap with substrate unless you are building a dirted tank. There, I see it as something to help slow the diffusion of nutrients and such into the tank water,...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By lochaber
dru> I haven't tried it, so I don't know if...

dru>

I haven't tried it, so I don't know if it would work, but after painting it, I'd try putting a strip of tape, folded over the edge (but not into the tank) slightly to protect the paint.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By lochaber
I'd say odds are most tanks that old are going to...

I'd say odds are most tanks that old are going to have some scratches from cleaning/algae removal.

There is also some weird phenomenon where the glass can get pitted or etched right about the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-24-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By lochaber
I do the same thing as Kai808, I use the plastic...

I do the same thing as Kai808, I use the plastic canvas. It's usually a dollar or two for a sheet, and you can get some pretty big sheets, so you should be able to find one bigger then a 7 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By lochaber
just chiming in on drilling slate - I've had no...

just chiming in on drilling slate - I've had no problem with it using masonry bits, and I've also used regular bits before, but I wouldn't do this if you expect to use the bit on wood again...

As...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By lochaber
You might be able to do something with a piece of...

You might be able to do something with a piece of plastic canvas - I've seen it in black fairly often, and you could probably use it to mount some moss or java ferns or something.

Or maybe a piece...
Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By lochaber
I've used plain unwaxed shellac for the last two...

I've used plain unwaxed shellac for the last two stands I made. It's pretty easy to use, quick drying, no annoying fumes, and it's fairly easy to touch-up or repair later on.

It's not the most...
Forum: Plants 02-21-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By lochaber
I don't bother with mine, I've got about 1-2" of...

I don't bother with mine, I've got about 1-2" of dirt, and another 1-2" of sand. No real issues.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By lochaber
Once the damage is done, it's effectively...

Once the damage is done, it's effectively permanent.

Snail shells only really 'grow' from the inside right around the opening - the CaCO3 is secreted by the mantle of the snail, and as the snail...
Forum: Plants 02-21-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By lochaber
In general, anything fast-growing will work best...

In general, anything fast-growing will work best for this.

Also, anything exposed to the air tends to be faster growing. Whether it's floating plants, emmersed plants, or some sort of...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By lochaber
If I'm looking for small lava rocks, I'll just...

If I'm looking for small lava rocks, I'll just pick up a bag at someplace like Lowe's or Home Depot, where they are sold for landscaping and such. I can't remember off hand, but it's not more then a...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By lochaber
I don't use rocks that often, mostly driftwood,...

I don't use rocks that often, mostly driftwood, but either way, I place something on the bare glass to protect it from scratches (lately I've been using plastic canvas- the mesh you get in craft...
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