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Forum: Lighting   09-13-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By billb
I would suppose you will have several options. ...

I would suppose you will have several options. Kessil suggests that the pendants can cover a 2x2 ft area (I have two on a 4ft tank). They are pretty low profile and produce a nice shimmer if that...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By billb
Wow! That is a beautiful tank and stand. It...

Wow!
That is a beautiful tank and stand. It completely goes with the other cabinets in your room. Love the Synergy Reef overflows. I just got one for a tank I am looking to set up. Very low...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
Myswysins - Thank you! I think that introducing...

Myswysins - Thank you! I think that introducing tissue culture plants to a new, unstable tank probably contributed to the melting a big way. Didn't know about flow contributing too. Oh well. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
9-2-16 update

Quick update. Things go slowly with Crypts so I will be updating less frequently.

First, one tactic I am trying with this new tank is to use Hornwort in place of stems as a rapid growth...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
Update 8/23/16 Ė two weeks in and one week after...

Update 8/23/16 Ė two weeks in and one week after the BIG MELT.

A quick update this week. Things are slowly progressing. Did I lose any plants? Maybe, it is still early yet. The API ammonia...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-16-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
IíM MELTING! Well that really isnít a big...

IíM MELTING!

Well that really isnít a big surprise with crypts. I hadnít used tissue culture plants before so I guess I was hoping they might be more resistant. Not so much. One challenge with...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-12-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
Thanks guys. As promised, I will give you...

Thanks guys.

As promised, I will give you some more details about this build. First, I wanted to provide two links to Discovery Planetuk You tube videos that provided inspiration
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-11-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By billb
Crypt clear stream biotope - update 9/2/16

Well.
It has been a long time since I set up a new tank and a long time since I created a tank journal. Bear with me! I hope it will prove useful/entertaining.

So.
How did I finally decide to...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-29-2015, 06:10 PM
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Views: 161,302
Posted By billb
Loved this thread and that tank. It's longevity...

Loved this thread and that tank. It's longevity was a tribute to an excellent design. Hope you will be able to fit another tank (and start another thread) into your future plans.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-08-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By billb
Very nice tank! Your conditions in the tank are...

Very nice tank! Your conditions in the tank are fine. I don't think the difference in your make up water pH will cause any issues if added at a reasonable rate. There is an online vendor who sells...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 25,593
Posted By billb
Hi Adam, I am an Oto fan too and currently have a...

Hi Adam, I am an Oto fan too and currently have a species tank set up - just CRS and Otos. Like you, I am certain that the batch of otos I bought is composed of two species. I cant guess at what...
Forum: Equipment   04-18-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By billb
Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I...

Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I wanted to ensure that the tank has good O2 levels without an air stone. My 90 gallon uses a Mazzei injector for CO2 delivery controlled by a pH...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-12-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By billb
I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon...

I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon planted aquarium. I dose EI and have been doing weekly 50% water changes. Initially I used tap but eventually I got higher grade CRS and now use...
Forum: Plants   10-26-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By billb
I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been...

I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been growing attached to drift wood that is just below the surface (maybe 4 inches) This sits below a 150 MH light a little over a foot above the...
Forum: DIY   10-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,845
Posted By billb
Oops, just saw that you found out they are the...

Oops, just saw that you found out they are the same thing. good luck and don't spend much time breathing those vapors - not good for you.
Forum: Equipment   07-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By billb
I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows...

I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows merging into a 1.5 inch pump inlet. This works well until my prefilters get dirty and then I will get cavitaion issues in the pump. I am also...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By billb
Hi Brandon, So - consider the pH value used...

Hi Brandon,

So - consider the pH value used in my example as a surrogate for CO2 levels - to your point, too much is a known danger to animals.

Their are no really compelling arguments for...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By billb
Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very...

Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very happy with it. That said, in most cases, you don't need this if you set things up right and are observant. A couple points:

Your pH will swing a...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-09-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 71,795
Posted By billb
I love this shot! This was one of my favorite...

I love this shot! This was one of my favorite threads, The tank and it's dimension are great. Will you be using a controller (ex Apex by Neptune systems)?
Forum: Equipment   06-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,061
Posted By billb
Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by...

Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by changing the filters. If you do not have air conditioning you will always struggle with warm water. My suggestion is a bit different than what has...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-18-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By billb
My guess is that your filter contains a sediment...

My guess is that your filter contains a sediment filter and some form of carbon filter. This won't reduce hardness but the carbon can reduce organics and chlorine contaminats. It will probably be...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-15-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,902
Posted By billb
Looking forward to this journal! I re-read your...

Looking forward to this journal! I re-read your O. vittatus journal, are the zebra's sharing the same tank? Can you give some detail on your feeding routines?

Thanks!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By billb
I don't have any strong suggestions but since...

I don't have any strong suggestions but since this event has a pretty solid start date, it is reasonable to check what might have changed. If you are using city water, you may be able to contact the...
Forum: DIY   11-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By billb
Only suggestion I would make is to drill all the...

Only suggestion I would make is to drill all the holes to accomodate the larger 1 inch bulkheads. You can't easily go back if you change your mind on the configurations. You can use reducer...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,920
Posted By billb
Sorry for the lack of response. Been traveling...

Sorry for the lack of response. Been traveling alot.

Inkslinger, I have modified the plumbing to use 1 inch pipe as much as possible and divided the flow into two streams after the pump - one...
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