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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By milkdud
As stated, cheap easy way to move alot of water

As stated, cheap easy way to move alot of water
Forum: Substrate   01-10-2012, 07:51 PM
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Posted By milkdud
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Substrate   01-10-2012, 03:04 AM
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Posted By milkdud
lol. thanks! Sand it is! Derail: My tank...

lol. thanks! Sand it is!

Derail: My tank unfortunately is deep (24"). Do you have any thoughts on?

24" Marlin Forceps Stainless Steel...
Forum: Substrate   01-10-2012, 02:23 AM
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Posted By milkdud
What about regular fluorite? Maybe use that with...

What about regular fluorite? Maybe use that with a bit of sand on top for color. I am going for minimal vacuuming so too much sand would make the poo really stand out.
Forum: Substrate   01-10-2012, 02:01 AM
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Posted By milkdud
I really want soil. How do I get around this...

I really want soil. How do I get around this issue of anaerobic conditions? How about only using 1 inch of soil and 0.75-1 inch of sand.

I guess I could consider a soil only tank with just a...
Forum: Plants   01-09-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By milkdud
Trimming foreground

So I now know you can trim ("mow") HC, hairgrass, etc.

But can/should you trim Pygmy chain swords, Dwarf Sagittaria, Valisneria to promote speading?
Forum: Substrate   01-09-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By milkdud
Which cap for plant anchoring plants?

I am considering using pool filter sand the cap for my topsoil. Are there any issues with root anchoring?

I may be using Glosso, Chain Swords, Hair Grass, larger grasses, tiger lotus, and...
Forum: Plants   08-04-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By milkdud
Though I do have a tall tank - 30" (110 gal...

Though I do have a tall tank - 30" (110 gal X-high), It will have an IceCap 660 with T5HO OD x4 so I should have plenty of PAR at the bottom. Thank you all for the wonderful imput..... One more...
Forum: Plants   08-02-2009, 12:12 PM
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Views: 927
Posted By milkdud
So should I go with both HC and HM or just HM?

So should I go with both HC and HM or just HM?
Forum: Plants   08-01-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By milkdud
Thanks for the opinion. I was beginning to think...

Thanks for the opinion. I was beginning to think noone had one. :hihi:
Forum: Substrate   07-29-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By milkdud
The thing is that I would like to keep cories. I...

The thing is that I would like to keep cories. I would prefer to go with something more coarse since I would like to aviod hydrogen sulfide. I am planning on a hilly scape.
Forum: Substrate   07-27-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By milkdud
So it looks like flourite is the winner by a...

So it looks like flourite is the winner by a narrow margin.
Forum: Equipment   07-27-2009, 01:32 AM
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Posted By milkdud
I have thought up another method for basically...

I have thought up another method for basically using a diffusor and then mixing it in a chamber prior to return to the tank from the sump. I think this is what I may use on my 110. I really would...
Forum: Substrate   07-26-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By milkdud
Also, regular ADA Aquasoil vs ADA Aquasoil...

Also, regular ADA Aquasoil vs ADA Aquasoil powder...
Forum: Plants   07-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By milkdud
Glosso vs MM vs HM

Glosso vs MM vs HM. I am looking for opinions on which to use as a midground carpet with HC as the front carpet.
Forum: Substrate   07-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By milkdud
Which cap for MTS?

I just received my MTS from Ken and now I am working on the cap.
I want to go dark. I currently have SMS and it is okay but has a lot of silt and would like to try something different. I will...
Forum: Substrate   06-18-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,061
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Posted By milkdud
I'm thinking of getting some cories. What would...

I'm thinking of getting some cories. What would be a good alternative to CQ "T" for use as a cap? I am looking at growing heavy groundcover with little gravel showing except in heavily shaded...
Forum: Substrate   06-14-2009, 12:34 PM
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Posted By milkdud
Would 3 bags of topsoil be enough for a 180 gal? ...

Would 3 bags of topsoil be enough for a 180 gal? How much 3M CQ should I get?... assuming that I will be mixing in some CQ with the MTS and will be having a 3" cap in the back sloping to 1" cap in...
Forum: Lighting   06-06-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By milkdud
On second thought, maybe first I'll try "A"...

On second thought, maybe first I'll try "A" suspended. If I raise it some I should get pretty good spread to the ends. If this is not sufficient I will add the extra Icecap (4 more bulbs) and build...
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By milkdud
Bump... ;)

Bump... ;)
Forum: Lighting   06-05-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By milkdud
So there will be enough light in the low light...

So there will be enough light in the low light areas of "D" to grow HC?
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By milkdud
I was just a little concerned that if I use D, I...

I was just a little concerned that if I use D, I would have too much area with too little light. I do have 2 24"AHS PC lying around but would be afraid that I would not be able to get the look...
Forum: Lighting   06-04-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By milkdud
IceCap 660 with T5's on 180gallon?

Please critique my set up I am planning.

180 gal
Icecap 660 with four 48 T5s
Does anyone have any bulb recommendations?
How should I position the light?

A. All bulbs lines with ends lined...
Forum: Lighting   05-16-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By milkdud
Delete

Delete
Forum: DIY   11-11-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 56,155
Posted By milkdud
I use MaxiJet 900's with Bigals black filter...

I use MaxiJet 900's with Bigals black filter sponges. The sponge is fine pore BTW.

http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp19860/si1379847/cl1/aquariumsystemsmaxijet900powerhead230gph
...
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