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Forum: Substrate 02-28-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By flight50
I have never heard of most of the things your...

I have never heard of most of the things your posting in reference to flourite. It lacks in minerals and yes, that is a known fact. Outside of dirt and AS, every substrate out there needs fertilizing...
Forum: Plants 02-28-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By flight50
Topic has been covered in several threads in the...

Topic has been covered in several threads in the past. Bleach, alum and potassium perm. seem to be the most popular though.

I will be implementing potassium and quarantine once I start buying...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By flight50
To be honest, you can pretty much use any whole...

To be honest, you can pretty much use any whole house filter. Clear is best but not a must. Preferably get one that has descent length to increase the dwell time. Short ones tend to push bubble thru....
Forum: DIY 02-27-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,549
Posted By flight50
I am horrible at keeping updates to this thread,...

I am horrible at keeping updates to this thread, lol. I work on everything when time permits. I have been working on the setup for underneath the 90g the past several weeks. I pretty much abandoned...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By flight50
I have yet to see any Tetra's look like that....

I have yet to see any Tetra's look like that. That's actually pretty bad. Perhaps construction teams are based on regions around the country. I see a few panels off by 1/16" or an 1/8" but never more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 647
Posted By flight50
A lot of comments you see is from he say she say....

A lot of comments you see is from he say she say. There are some that can actually contribute to the topic based from actually owning and running a Tetra though. Besides the quality issue, its a tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By flight50
PR, you guys are lucky down there then if your...

PR, you guys are lucky down there then if your nights are in the 80's. Up here in Central Texas our nights are in the 90s during the hot months. I too chuckle that up North, some have heat issues. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By flight50
Silicone won't hold well to wood. Over time it...

Silicone won't hold well to wood. Over time it will fail.



I have done this with much success. It allows deeper penetration as it speeds up the process of waterlogging. As mentioned above some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By flight50
RODI water at 0-10 is perfectly fine. If your...

RODI water at 0-10 is perfectly fine. If your aiming for 0, you will be spend alot more money in filter media than necessary. Plus, throw in the fact that most of us mix with tap anyways, having some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-22-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By flight50
I have done both with no issues. I don't run air...

I have done both with no issues. I don't run air stones once the pressurized system is off either. This same tank has little surface agitation but there is a surface skimmer. Thing is, that its a low...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By flight50
Bumping an old post for new fishless cyclers out...

Bumping an old post for new fishless cyclers out there. I was about to make a new thread on the top. It has been many years since I have purchased ammonia from Ace for cycling and I wasn't sure if...
Forum: DIY 02-12-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By flight50
Although 10 or 12 foot boards may be more...

Although 10 or 12 foot boards may be more convenient, I would never purchase them for a build. I only use 96" or 92 5/8" boards. The shorter the board, the less warping, cupping and/or twisting. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By flight50
I really like that idea. Its innovative. I...

I really like that idea. Its innovative.

I use a Mag 7 with a 44g Brute and diy trash can dolly to hold my RO water for my water changing. The bigger the pump, the quicker your change. But the...
Forum: DIY 02-11-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By flight50
That stand design you used is very popular, solid...

That stand design you used is very popular, solid and is the exact one I use to make all my stands. The first thing that must be done is get straight boards. When I go shopping, I go thru every...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By flight50
More than likely it was an end of tank dump. I...

More than likely it was an end of tank dump. I lost half my 55g stock with the Milwaukee setup back in 09'. I ran the setup for a good year and all it takes is that one time to forget to keep an eye...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By flight50
Don't for get about the water source. Typically...

Don't for get about the water source. Typically not high but it also needs to be considered. Test the tap water source with a reliable water test kit to see what your starting with. Then look into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By flight50
A lot of us actually mix the water. But it really...

A lot of us actually mix the water. But it really depends on the intent. My tap is about 7.8. and the gH is off the charts so I don't try to measure anymore. I like a ph of 6.7-7.2 for my community...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By flight50
Ahhh, post #20 was brought up from the dead from...

Ahhh, post #20 was brought up from the dead from last year. I didn't notice that you already had the tank. I read from post 1 to the end and did not notice the date change. Well, for anyone else in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By flight50
I go by what the expiration date tells me. Buying...

I go by what the expiration date tells me. Buying the right size container for the amount of fish that will consume it within this allotted time is what I am sure manufacturer's intent is. They also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,641
Posted By flight50
In my first apartment I ran a 55g on a perimeter...

In my first apartment I ran a 55g on a perimeter wall vs and interior wall. The support is greater and more structurally sound compared to unsupported joints in the middle of the room. Your proposed...
Forum: DIY 02-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By flight50
The air pocket just develops on some setups. That...

The air pocket just develops on some setups. That is why some people like to make Cerges out of filters that have the purge button. I hear some people are able to turn the filter upside down to get...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By flight50
+1 Two smaller power heads are much better in...

+1
Two smaller power heads are much better in this case. Gauge flow by the movement of your plants. There should be a slight sway to them. A zone may appear deceiving by not having enough flow by...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By flight50
I hear you on the design portion Rich. I wouldn't...

I hear you on the design portion Rich. I wouldn't consider myself lucky though. I am well past the 10 year mark without ever having heater issues. Actually I believe the problems with heaters that...
Forum: DIY 01-31-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By flight50
This stand is the most widely used out there if I...

This stand is the most widely used out there if I am not mistaking. Its the design I used for my two garage stands and my 90g stand. Both have been modified for my intent obviously and I have a piece...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By flight50
I beg to differ in reference to the heaters. PR...

I beg to differ in reference to the heaters. PR always has comments about heaters other than his choice, lol. There is nothing wrong with ebos. I am still running the (2) original non-submersible...
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