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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mr_ed
mind you even after they hatch, it will be...

mind you even after they hatch, it will be sometime before you see the babies. They tend to hide under the substrate for months. i've seen first signs of eggs 4 months ago, and only yesterday saw...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Mr_ed
look at this video: ...

look at this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ApOUVgvyHQ

find the 4:23 mark, those are the eggs. my Assassins breed like crazy and my tanks are FILLED with these eggs. For me, they took...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,942
Posted By Mr_ed
Really nice setup! Love the pebble mix.

Really nice setup! Love the pebble mix.
Forum: Equipment   08-30-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Mr_ed
oh I see! can you please tell me what kind of...

oh I see! can you please tell me what kind of hose you use? is it just the basic clear hose one would get from Lowes/HD? or something else?

thanks
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Mr_ed
exactly. 5/8" barb fittings are not common at...

exactly. 5/8" barb fittings are not common at the HW store. 3/4" MPT to 3/4" barb is so much easier to get :)
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Mr_ed
you mean running 5/8" hose instead of 3/4", and...

you mean running 5/8" hose instead of 3/4", and then heating up the end which connects to the 3/4" hose barb ?
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Mr_ed
thanks. Are you also using hose clamps to...

thanks.

Are you also using hose clamps to secure the hose to the valve?

I'm only worried about the aquastop valve side. the other end is going to a proper 3/4" hose barb then into my 3/4" PVC...
Forum: Equipment   08-29-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Mr_ed
using 3/4" hoses on a fluval canister

Hi,

The fluval canister aquastop valve on the 305 normally takes a 5/8" hose.

Is it safe to use 3/4" hoses instead and then use hose clamps to secure them? has anyone tried?
thanks
Forum: Tank Journals   08-23-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,070
Posted By Mr_ed
May I ask what garden mat you use?

May I ask what garden mat you use?
Forum: Equipment   07-23-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Mr_ed
I bought novus from amazon. as with the...

I bought novus from amazon. as with the 1000/1500 grit wet/dry sandpaper, I bought them at an auto parts store (kragen). you'll only need a small sheet of each if all you need is to spot sand those...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
Looks like a highly venomous snake... But with...

Looks like a highly venomous snake... But with fins :)
Forum: Equipment   07-22-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Mr_ed
Check out this link. ...

Check out this link.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/tank-journals-photo-album/49941-180-gallon-renovation-photojournal-pics.html#post444561
I followed his method and it worked great.

For your...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,454
Posted By Mr_ed
nice setup! subscribed. who knew buying a...

nice setup! subscribed.

who knew buying a used tank on CL would end up forcing you to renovate your house flooring :)
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,885
Posted By Mr_ed
sorry to dig up an old thread... but it's this...

sorry to dig up an old thread... but it's this very thread which inspired me to have confidence to completely sand out and re-polish a used 90G tank I picked up on Craigslist. now it's like new. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
  55g CRS
Views: 2,512
Posted By Mr_ed
where did you get your rocks? did you collect...

where did you get your rocks? did you collect them yourself? or bought them somewhere?
Forum: Tank Journals   07-19-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,436
Posted By Mr_ed
Great tank. I got exactly the same tank used,...

Great tank. I got exactly the same tank used, still getting ideas on how to scape it.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-14-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
OK then I'll just lay it out with AS and see how...

OK then I'll just lay it out with AS and see how it goes :)

thanks for the advice!
Forum: Tank Journals   07-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
I have already ordered the AS new. Just don't...

I have already ordered the AS new. Just don't know whether I should cap it with gravel or just go all AS. My concern is that the cories/plecos/bottom dwellers may thrash the AS too much and ending...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-13-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
If you hadn't capped your foreground with gravel,...

If you hadn't capped your foreground with gravel, do you think your cories would have messed up the ASII a lot and ended up uprooting some of your plants? I don't know whether I should cap my AS or...
Forum: Substrate   07-13-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mr_ed
but wouldn't all that 'rearranging' also unroot...

but wouldn't all that 'rearranging' also unroot my plants? How do people manage that?
Forum: Substrate   07-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,771
Posted By Mr_ed
should I cap my aquasoil?

I have a noob question.

I have never used Aquasoil before, but plan to use it in my next 90G tank project. My question is. if I plan to have fish like cories, plecos and loaches, would I need...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
thanks for the good explanation! did you have to...

thanks for the good explanation! did you have to modify your powerhead to cause that misting? or just any regular powerhead will do?
Forum: Tank Journals   07-11-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
Nick, if you had to start a new planted...

Nick,

if you had to start a new planted tank, what kind of substrate would you use? would you still go all aquasoil? or a mix of aquasoil, Top soil as I believe someone suggested a few pages...
Forum: Equipment   07-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,871
Posted By Mr_ed
Great thread - subscribed. I'm interested...

Great thread - subscribed.

I'm interested in this discussion since I am also planning on drilling my 90G tank. I am still debating whether I should drill the holes in the bottom or on the back....
Forum: Tank Journals   07-07-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 204,678
Posted By Mr_ed
just did. thanks. "misting" as...

just did. thanks.





"misting" as in those inline atomizers?

I've just now gone through your 39G journal, and am going through your 40B journal now... lol so much reading and learning.
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