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Forum: Lighting 08-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By lochaber
I do it, but it's more for...

I do it, but it's more for convenience/aesthetics, so the tanks are on more when I'm around (morning and evening/night), and less for optimizing the tank or whatever.

Aside from that, Walstad has...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By lochaber
what you do manage to get out, put in a bowl and...

what you do manage to get out, put in a bowl and set on a window sill.

It will grow pretty little flowers :)
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By lochaber
pretty much anything organic decomposing will...

pretty much anything organic decomposing will tend towards acidic. The peat and humus and other organic stuff in MGOCPM will do that, as well as tannins and humic acids leaching out of the...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 450
Posted By lochaber
I think you can make a pretty accurate guess, and...

I think you can make a pretty accurate guess, and avoid the calculus, if you have some idea of how quickly pollutants (nitrates, whatever) are building up in your tank.

I'm thinking that using a...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By lochaber
Here's a couple of previous threads where people...

Here's a couple of previous threads where people built their own out of acrylic:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99443 (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99443)...
Forum: DIY 08-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By lochaber
I've heard stories of people doing homebrew beer,...

I've heard stories of people doing homebrew beer, adding to much sugar before bottling, and having some of the bottle explode.

I also heard (friend of a friend) someone had left a partially...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By lochaber
I also think it's some sort of caddis-fly larvae,...

I also think it's some sort of caddis-fly larvae, they build little shell/shelters out of bits of plants, rocks, and detritus and crawl around eating detritus.

I don't think it will harm anything,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By lochaber
I think putting a bit of black silicone over it...

I think putting a bit of black silicone over it would probably be the easiest and best option. It may not stick to the silicone itself, but it should stick to the glass on either side of it, and be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By lochaber
The first tank I did a fishless cycle with had...

The first tank I did a fishless cycle with had all kinds of little things growing in it. A couple different types of worms, daphnia, some insect larva, and a handful of unidentified things.

Once...
Forum: DIY 08-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By lochaber
I think what PlantedRich proposed should work. ...

I think what PlantedRich proposed should work.

If the current hole is 3/4", it should fit fairly easily twixt the pilot bit and the edge of the holesaw.
Forum: DIY 08-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By lochaber
If you buy the poret style sponge material, it's...

If you buy the poret style sponge material, it's actually a lot cheaper per sponge then pretty much anything else in the fish store. (might not be as cheap as car sponges, but I'd be hesitant to use...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-22-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By lochaber
They look like the typical bladder snail, except...

They look like the typical bladder snail, except their shell seems a bit 'rounder'

might just be a size/youth thing.

I haven't found them to be harmful, I've had ramshorns, mini ramshorns,...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By lochaber
The eggcrate is more to keep the rocks from...

The eggcrate is more to keep the rocks from scratching the glass then anything else.

But, I wouldn't want to put big rocks, or a pile of rocks, on top of substrate, I'd want to build it from the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,641
Posted By lochaber
I'm not certain, but I was under the impression...

I'm not certain, but I was under the impression that you could collect stuff off of BLM land, and there is quite a bit of that in SoCal
Forum: Plants 08-15-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By lochaber
It's definitely worth putting in a dish or...

It's definitely worth putting in a dish or something on a windowsill. Just make sure it doesn't dry out, and eventually you'll get little pretty flowers.
Forum: DIY 08-15-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 92,323
Posted By lochaber
I'm wandering a bit off topic here, but how did...

I'm wandering a bit off topic here, but how did that resin work for you?

If I ever get back to work on my project, I was thinking of using something pretty similar (maybe the same?) For coating a...
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By lochaber
allright, nevermind, if you lathed that yourself,...

allright, nevermind, if you lathed that yourself, you know far more then I do about any of this stuff.

although I think it would probably better to use some other material (maybe even a plastic?)...
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By lochaber
I think it would work fine. Although, as...

I think it would work fine. Although, as scapegoat mentioned, no racking protection, so you might want to consider putting a sheet of something on it, or something like this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By lochaber
I'm fairly certain cuttlebone is aragonite, a...

I'm fairly certain cuttlebone is aragonite, a type of calcium carbonate.

So, depending on how much you have in your tank, it could raise the pH and hardness, but so will oyster shells, crushed...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By lochaber
My first guess would be lava rock/scoria, but I'm...

My first guess would be lava rock/scoria, but I'm not certain.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By lochaber
welp, so much for that, I don't think I've got...

welp, so much for that, I don't think I've got much to offer...

Only thing I can suggest is to try and remove that pin in the hinge, and then see if you can get the hood to sit right, or if it's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By lochaber
I'm pretty sure that gravel/rubble/whatever used...

I'm pretty sure that gravel/rubble/whatever used in railways is probably whatever is available cheap and local.

When I was on the East coast, a lot of that stuff was limestone. Near old foundries...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By lochaber
You could also just set them on top of the...

You could also just set them on top of the substrate, and eventually they will put roots into it.

Or, if you have a rock or some driftwood, you could tie them onto it, use a rubberband, or...
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By lochaber
I'd just scrub it with a brush, maybe after...

I'd just scrub it with a brush, maybe after soaking a bit to try and get whatever loosened/softened up a bit.

I wouldn't worry about anything unwanted coming in with the rocks, but tend to be a...
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By lochaber
Is the aluminum piece that you repaired/replaced...

Is the aluminum piece that you repaired/replaced the hose nipple thingy? or something else?

If you poke around the plumbing section of hardware stores, a lot of times you can find various plastic...
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