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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By flight50
Your almost doing the same thing I plan with my...

Your almost doing the same thing I plan with my rack tanks. Of the 8 40g breeder tanks I will be setting up, each tank will feature one type of Cory and one type of tetra. So to answer your...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By flight50
180lbs is not adequate. I like to use Aqueons...

180lbs is not adequate. I like to use Aqueons weight and measures chart in regards to tanks sizes to get references. Both a 20g long and high both weigh 225 lbs when full. That is not including...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By flight50
Joey is indeed the king of diy for this hobby. I...

Joey is indeed the king of diy for this hobby. I have learned quite a bit from his youtube channel. OP, your pretty much limited to an overflow box or diy overflow such as the link shrimpcrazy...
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By flight50
As mentioned play sand is too fine so your saving...

As mentioned play sand is too fine so your saving yourself some headache by switching. Play sand will compact and can create conditions that won't favor the good bacteria. Especially if the substrate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By flight50
This is where mine lives. Except they are covered...

This is where mine lives. Except they are covered in shredded paper. I do the same for my rocks as well to keep everything from shifting and damaging one another.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By flight50
Your limited in diffusers when doing a diy co2...

Your limited in diffusers when doing a diy co2 setup. It just doesn't have the pressure behind it to push co2 out. DIY co2 is meant for small setups,low tech or just to see how co2 can benefit your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By flight50
Depends on where you want to drill. You have to...

Depends on where you want to drill. You have to verify that the pane you want to drill is not tempered glass. If it is determined you don't have tempered, you have the bottom, the side and the rear....
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By flight50
The first thing I saw and question is that the...

The first thing I saw and question is that the base 2x4s are laying flat. 2x4s are at its strongest when they stood on its side. The 1.5 side of the 2x4 should be resting on the floor. This...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 590
Posted By flight50
I would question the filtration system or the tap...

I would question the filtration system or the tap before making r/o water. R/O water should be neutral or fairly close to it. Also, I would not rule out having a bad test kit. They have been known to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By flight50
Project Update on my Duo Rack Setup

I haven't updated my Duo Quad stand project for months until yesterday. I have been working behind the scenes a bit and now a portion of it is up for viewing. The link in my sig will take you to the...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By flight50
All right everyone, an update from yesterdays...

All right everyone, an update from yesterdays video is ready for viewing. I connected the return pump and let her rip this morning. Majority of all the work is starting to show a little now. I...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By flight50
I believe you meant to say unions or at the least...

I believe you meant to say unions or at the least true ball valve unions if your gluing it all together that is. Other wise your having to thread everything or use barbs and disconnect that way. That...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By flight50
You beat me to it. Many people confuse too much...

You beat me to it. Many people confuse too much filtration with too much flow. They are not the same. I recall back when I ran two AC300 (now AC70) on my 55g and I replaced them with 2213s. There was...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,229
Posted By flight50
The apex is a very nice system I will agree but...

The apex is a very nice system I will agree but the cost is high. I will be investing in the reef keeper system instead. The Reef Keeper Lite Plus to be exact. Its a cheaper option and for a planted...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By flight50
There are many planted tanks going with the sump...

There are many planted tanks going with the sump route as of late. There are pros and cons but the pros hugely outweigh the cons. I will give you my top reasons for a sump.
1)constant water level...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By flight50
Thanks for the compliment. I am hoping things...

Thanks for the compliment. I am hoping things turn out in my favor. I have put alot of effort into this project. A lot of hours of sweating in a Texas garage during the summers and alot of family...
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By flight50
The racks will actually be 6" off the wall once...

The racks will actually be 6" off the wall once relocated and leveled. I have it where it is now so that I can assembly everything a lot easier and fix any leaks if they happen when its time to leak...
Forum: DIY 09-06-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By flight50
Forgot to mention that I had also started the 2nd...

Forgot to mention that I had also started the 2nd Phase of my project. Another reason for my delayed updating. Phase II is for my display tank in my living room. Originally I was going to do a 125g...
Forum: DIY 09-06-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,384
Posted By flight50
Its been quite awhile since I have followed up...

Its been quite awhile since I have followed up with this thread. I apologize. Since my last update I have been doing a few things here and there through out the year so the project definitely is not...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By flight50
Are you referring to vinyl tubing or spa...

Are you referring to vinyl tubing or spa tubing/flex pvc. There is a huge difference. I would also look into a bean animal overflow instead of the herbie. The bean in a true fail safe. As far as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,850
Posted By flight50
Me likes, lol. Another great aquascape from you....

Me likes, lol. Another great aquascape from you. Your tanks are small in size but the way you scape them makes them look much larger than what they really are. Do you ever enter into any contest?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,850
Posted By flight50
I am aware of dividers and hardscape materials...

I am aware of dividers and hardscape materials for separating sand but using super glue is a genius idea. I would have never considered super glue for slopes. I know a lot of people use it for gluing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By flight50
The solution is out there. Its called the Bean...

The solution is out there. Its called the Bean Animal overflow. Its consider the fail safe system for a sump. Its a notch above the herbie overflow. I am currently setting it up for my duo stands....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By flight50
In my opinion, a refugium is a waste of space in...

In my opinion, a refugium is a waste of space in a planted aquarium setup. The point of a refugium is to purposely grow algae to rid of nitrates and nutrients from the water column. This is very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By flight50
Lol. I don't know where this information is...

Lol. I don't know where this information is coming from but unless your running a commercial building with a fish tank to tend to, there is only one plumbing waste system. All residential homes...
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