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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By ox777
oh, the only filter in the tank is a 295 gph...

oh, the only filter in the tank is a 295 gph powerhead with sponge intake cover.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By ox777
My mom is very capable of doing everything...

My mom is very capable of doing everything required, it just boils down to how much I want to ask her to do. She's very busy with her own stuff, so I don't want to put much burden on her.

I've...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By ox777
3 Month Vacation. What to do?

Two months from now, I will be leaving for three months. I have a a twenty gallon long tank which has housed a breeding pair of julidochromis cichlids (small tanganyikans), for a couple years. I do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-03-2006, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By ox777
hmm, I like this idea a lot. I know you're...

hmm, I like this idea a lot.

I know you're trying to keep things simple and inexpensive, but if you did eventually light the whole tank, you could get some surface plants that block alot of it,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By ox777
I was somewhat weary of getting a 'kit', but it...

I was somewhat weary of getting a 'kit', but it seems pretty comprehensive. I consider myself capable in the DIY realm, I just don't really like to waste a lot of time on it. These seem quick and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By ox777
I'm going to ~16 cyprichromis leptosoma...

I'm going to ~16 cyprichromis leptosoma (non-jumbo), ~7 Multies, and maybe a pair of black calvus. I suppose the vals will help the cyps the most. I have 4 right now, and adding another twelve...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2006, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By ox777
Need help setting up Vals in a Tanganyikan Cichlid tank

I have an unusual request. I want a single column grouping of vals, about 6 inches in diameter. I need to know what kind of lighting and other requirements I need to have for this single column to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-31-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By ox777
40 gallon super low-tech.

I just stumbled across a great deal on a 40 gallon tank, no hood, no lights. I would like to do a super low-tech and affordable planted tank.

For the hood, I'm thinking of getting one piece of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-30-2006, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By ox777
From what I've seen and heard from others, most...

From what I've seen and heard from others, most of those 'solar tubes' don't focus light on a point or direction. They are basically more efficient sky lights, but I still think you're going to have...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2006, 02:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By ox777
Skylights are not good at bringing light in all...

Skylights are not good at bringing light in all over the world. Only if your within 11 degrees (think that's right) of the equator are they more effective than a vertical window.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By ox777
definitly worth every penny. no more lifting...

definitly worth every penny. no more lifting water and no more spilling water. also being able to fill it just the right amout each time helps. besides, 30 dollars distrubuted over how many water...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By ox777
I would be more concerned with how the filter is...

I would be more concerned with how the filter is handled once it's taken down and transfered hands. Seems like it would be easy for some important plastic part to crack causing a leak, especially if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-16-2006, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By ox777
Sunlit Window Tank

Recently I've been thinking about turning a 20 gallon long tank into a window tank. Tank and plants would get light from the window. An adjustable blind would be made behind the tank, allowing me...
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