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Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By rbarn
I did not plant anything. I wanted to see what...

I did not plant anything. I wanted to see what would naturally sprout up. What looks like Pickerel Weed has started growing out of it all on it's own. Seems to be really taking off now too. Has...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-14-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
It's been like that for 2 years and haven't...

It's been like that for 2 years and haven't noticed them any worse. The plan was to back fill it with compost/peat, which I might still do, but I like what it is naturally evolving into as-is. I saw...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By rbarn
No, but all the cool dragon flies buzzing around...

No, but all the cool dragon flies buzzing around it do.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 02:34 PM
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Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
So I haven't been completely slacking on the...

So I haven't been completely slacking on the project. Had to divert to my koi pond because it was having issues and already has water and fish in it and needed a serious filter re-do.

Finally...
Forum: Ponds 05-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,766
Posted By rbarn
So I changed over the bio chamber overflow to a...

So I changed over the bio chamber overflow to a true herbie split stand pipe system. It is now up and running. 60 micron filtration. drum filter is cleaning itself about every 5-10 seconds the water...
Forum: Ponds 05-17-2014, 03:38 PM
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Views: 4,712
Posted By rbarn
Looks nice. Awful design. It will be nothing but...

Looks nice. Awful design. It will be nothing but a headache and work. Sorry.
Forum: Ponds 04-25-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,766
Posted By rbarn
Well that was a pain in the neck, but it's in and...

Well that was a pain in the neck, but it's in and buried. Start testing it this weekend, if no leaks I'll finish back filling everything.

...
Forum: Ponds 04-19-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,766
Posted By rbarn
My 4" knife gate valve (not cheap) got in on...

My 4" knife gate valve (not cheap) got in on Friday letting me make some more progress here. Getting close now.

If my thinking is correct on this setup I should be running about 12" of head...
Forum: Ponds 04-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,766
Posted By rbarn
70hr work weeks have been getting in the way from...

70hr work weeks have been getting in the way from getting anything done.

It will be fluidized K1 or K3 media.
Forum: Ponds 04-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,766
Posted By rbarn
filter re-do is back in action ...

filter re-do is back in action

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/pondfilternew1_zps37634ac5.jpg~original
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Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
They can be found at most good sized hardware...

They can be found at most good sized hardware stores. No need to special order.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
Nothing new guys, work getting in the way lately....

Nothing new guys, work getting in the way lately.




You just need a good step ladder.
I got one of these and it works great so far just working on the construction phase.

and if it will...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,916
Posted By rbarn
1. Dont mess with conditioning the water or an...

1. Dont mess with conditioning the water or an R/O unit. Discus will do fine in any water as long as it is consistent. Consistency is the key. Hard / soft / low pH / high pH - they dont care (unless...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,916
Posted By rbarn
tank looks nice. sorry, very poor quality...

tank looks nice.

sorry, very poor quality fish. They did not get fed enough. You can tell by how big the eyes are in relation to the body.
Feed them 3-5x's a day with high protein diet of beef...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,467
Posted By rbarn
sorry just been a few times for business. Always...

sorry just been a few times for business. Always a trip. especially the in floor toilets when you get out in the sticks. lol
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,467
Posted By rbarn
Korea is weird. Everything from your LFS to local...

Korea is weird. Everything from your LFS to local hardware store is run out of 10' x 10' mini-shops, usually with half their inventory out on the front sidewalk.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
Thanks ! :proud:

Thanks ! :proud:
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 01:25 PM
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Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
It will take some experimenting to find the...

It will take some experimenting to find the balance to keep the fish happy, plants happy and most efficient Co2/Excel levels.
and yes it will use a lot of Excel. i will be buying it in the 2 liter...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
Not sure what you mean by 3/4 ppm Plants...

Not sure what you mean by 3/4 ppm

Plants like 30 ppm or more. This can stress fish.

I plan on somewhere around 15 ppm and then auto dose with Seachem Excel liquid carbon to keep the plants...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-15-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By rbarn
Hallo!

Hallo!
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
Yeah, I kicked myself later for not doing an...

Yeah, I kicked myself later for not doing an external overflow on the sides of the tank. it was a custom built to spec tank so could have done whatever I wanted. Just didnt think about it.

I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
I'm going for more of a quasi-biotope / river...

I'm going for more of a quasi-biotope / river bank look. I dont want a wall of plants everywhere. So plants, but not too many plants. About only the top 1/3 or so of there overflows should be visible...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-07-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/a...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/aqscapbig2_zpsbddb1f51.jpg~original
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
This is one of the best built tanks I have ever...

This is one of the best built tanks I have ever seen. Not sure what tank builder my LFS order it from. someone in Dallas I think

The bottom consists of - from the bottom up - 3/4" piece of...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 146,737
Posted By rbarn
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/a...

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/aqscape5_zps058fa3fe.jpg
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