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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-06-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 858
Posted By davocean
Most office or work places inevitably have power...

Most office or work places inevitably have power failures while you are not there or a maintenance person unplugs something to vacuum and forgets to plug you back in, AC/temp control fail or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-03-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By davocean
As a resident of earthquake prone CA and also as...

As a resident of earthquake prone CA and also as a licensed general contractor/carpeneter I can tell you that strapping your tank stand to the wall is about the worst thing you can do.
If you...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By davocean
I think layout 2 would be neat if you had...

I think layout 2 would be neat if you had substrate slope up high on right and maybe a stone or plants up high giving a nice change in elevation.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By davocean
Yeah I too avoid harsh scrubbers when I can,...

Yeah I too avoid harsh scrubbers when I can, vinegar is my first go to, in fact, I'm soaking in it right now...or my return pump is anyway.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By davocean
I would try a mix of vinegar and water, maybe...

I would try a mix of vinegar and water, maybe half and half.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By davocean
That's gorgeous! You'd never know it was...

That's gorgeous!
You'd never know it was disrupted at all.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,365
Posted By davocean
I've had FW and SW tanks for about 44 years now,...

I've had FW and SW tanks for about 44 years now, do something long enough and there's a good chance life will get in the way for a spell and we have to put things on the backburner.
If you love it...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By davocean
Many light needy plants will reach in lower light...

Many light needy plants will reach in lower light conditions just like some corals or sea anemones will in our reefs.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By davocean
Yeah I'm kind of doing the same thing, using T5's...

Yeah I'm kind of doing the same thing, using T5's from my reef stuff for now while keeping light minimal to start off hopefully w/out algae issues.
I'm on a 4 hour cycle right now at a week and a...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-27-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By davocean
I like your 2nd to last pic, and I think w/ more...

I like your 2nd to last pic, and I think w/ more substrate and plants it will look cool.
The tank Hilde posted is cool, but I actually prefer some open space, but to each their own.
Start looking...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By davocean
I like varied levels myself, so I would stack...

I like varied levels myself, so I would stack maybe 3 on one side higher and then one or two small maybe laying flat on the other, you might not even need all the rock you have there.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By davocean
Thanks, LED's are on the list for down the road,...

Thanks, LED's are on the list for down the road, I already had the T5's, and figured starting off w/ the weaker lights would actually be fine for start up.
I actually upgraded from a 5g so a good...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By davocean
Cool thanks for input

Cool thanks for input
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By davocean
First thing I did after setup was intro the cat...

First thing I did after setup was intro the cat to remove any mystery, then I waited until she started to reach up to look inside and yelled no w/ the shaky finger, luckily she knows what that means,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-24-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By davocean
Hiding gear in my sumpless planted

Anyone have tips on hiding gear in displays?
I hate seeing tubes and wires drawing away from a natural looking scape, what are you guys doing? (aside from the obvious use of a sump)
Do inline...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By davocean
Kitty approves... ...

Kitty approves...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/mermail/sub/lunatank_zpsjteq0aoy.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/mermail/media/sub/lunatank_zpsjteq0aoy.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By davocean
Made a couple changes that I think I like better....

Made a couple changes that I think I like better.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/mermail/sub/planted%20tank%20remaque_zpsifctal35.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,825
Posted By davocean
Cool tank, nice rock work!

Cool tank, nice rock work!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-21-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,011
Posted By davocean
Looks great but the rockwork really made it pop...

Looks great but the rockwork really made it pop to me, maybe smaller rock or driftwood for some contrast?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-21-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By davocean
^^ I can feel that tank cooling down from here! ...

^^ I can feel that tank cooling down from here!
Crazy glue net corners and cut small access holes for intake tubes if you go net route.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By davocean
I'm a Licensed contractor/carpenter, no way will...

I'm a Licensed contractor/carpenter, no way will that hold a 120g, and agree w/ the comment it would most likely fail half way filling it.
It might have held 3 people short term but you guys weigh a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,607
Posted By davocean
If you have to have a top to keep critters in or...

If you have to have a top to keep critters in or out, I would do the the bird net tops w/ vinyl window screen kit.
Bulk reef supply sells the kits if you can't find anywhere local.
Rimless here, no...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By davocean
Rimless looks so much cleaner, but you do pay a...

Rimless looks so much cleaner, but you do pay a little extra for that look in keeping it clean, but I think it's worth it.
Your stand needs to be able to support the bottom more than a trimmed tank,...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By davocean
Thanks, and yeah the glosso was an impulse grab...

Thanks, and yeah the glosso was an impulse grab that I realized when I got home might have been a mistake.
I grabbed what my LFS had in chain sword, I will add more and I'm sure it will grow out...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By davocean
Nice, looks very clean. Like the branches and...

Nice, looks very clean.
Like the branches and the looking up rocks on the right corner.
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