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Forum: Lighting 01-17-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 60,136
Posted By beginragnarok
I received my 6300k XB fixture yesterday. Made a...

I received my 6300k XB fixture yesterday. Made a dual suspension system for it to float along with my original 6300k fixture at about 5" above the water line.

This thing is quite a bit brighter...
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By beginragnarok
I personally would (a third time) spend the extra...

I personally would (a third time) spend the extra $15 on their dimmer. Having individual control of these lamps is nice.It is not a perfect product but from what little I've read, neither are the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By beginragnarok
It is legal. I don't partake. I was...

It is legal. I don't partake.

I was referencing a Family Guy episode....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By beginragnarok
My friend Joe has a car that utilizes his...

My friend Joe has a car that utilizes his exhalations to brake and accelerate. Sadly our neigbor's daughter Meg went slightly crazy and framed his wife with a pistol at the airport security...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,523
Posted By beginragnarok
My girlfriend has been running a C2 on her 10...

My girlfriend has been running a C2 on her 10 gallon neo tank for about 18 months now. There have been no issues with it so far. She uses a Fluval edge prefilter on it as well. As mentioned you can...
Forum: Substrate 12-28-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By beginragnarok
I dump it in a paint seive/strainer available at...

I dump it in a paint seive/strainer available at hardware stores and rinse in the sink or tub. Same for sand and black diamond slag.

-Zach
Forum: Lighting 12-28-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 60,136
Posted By beginragnarok
I'm happy enough with my Dutch fixture that when...

I'm happy enough with my Dutch fixture that when I got the email with the discount offer on the XB I ordered one (another Dutch 75 degree optics). My Rananculus inundatus is finally taking off, my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-25-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 876
Posted By beginragnarok
Happy Christmass to all! I hope you are able to...

Happy Christmass to all! I hope you are able to enjoy the good company of your family and friends.:angel:

-Zach
Forum: Tank Journals 12-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,027
Posted By beginragnarok
Good to hear it. My Subwassertang grows rapidly...

Good to hear it. My Subwassertang grows rapidly under this lamp. Awsome little gametophyte.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By beginragnarok
+1 to this.

+1 to this.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-23-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,027
Posted By beginragnarok
Way past due for an update here. Sorry folks....

Way past due for an update here. Sorry folks. Life has been keeping me very busy. Here are a few pictures to sate the appetite. I will one day buy a good camera. Until then please apply your...
Forum: Fish 12-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By beginragnarok
A few of my CPDs disappeared... same thing. They...

A few of my CPDs disappeared... same thing. They were in my Fluval 206.:icon_frow

I went and bought a washing machine lint filter from Home depot to prevent that from occouring again. Cut it to...
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By beginragnarok
Look at my 3 gallon egg in my signature. I'm...

Look at my 3 gallon egg in my signature. I'm using a DeepBlueProfessional LED - cost $12 at Kensfish.com. Grows plants very well so far (6 months running that lamp).

-Zach
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By beginragnarok
BuildMyLED...

BuildMyLED (http://www.buildmyled.com/amazonia-3200k/) has a fixture that gives the black water look on it's own. No tubes to ever change. The upfront price is a bit higher than some fixtures but is...
Forum: Fish 12-13-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By beginragnarok
Kewl. Thank you for the good news!:icon_smil ...

Kewl. Thank you for the good news!:icon_smil

These are some really interesting fish. One of my better purchases yet.
Forum: Fish 12-13-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By beginragnarok
GBRs digging?

I came home from work today to find my GBRs have set up shop in my patch of Hydrocotyle tripartita. An area in the black diamond substrate roughly the size of a silver dollar is cratered to about...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-11-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By beginragnarok
Yeah....that. :smile: Happy Saturday...

Yeah....that. :smile:

Happy Saturday folks!

-Zach
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-11-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By beginragnarok
I realized you were serious. I just think that it...

I realized you were serious. I just think that it is really funny.

Now stop pointing it out. I'm not fixing it. :icon_twis
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-11-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By beginragnarok
HAAA!:smile:

HAAA!:smile:
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,369
Posted By beginragnarok
*Sarcasm*I also have a vent... when someone tells...

*Sarcasm*I also have a vent... when someone tells me its cold in thier office, outside or some other space, I'm like "DERP! There is no such thing as cold - only lack of heat!" Gosh, some people's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By beginragnarok
I can't answer all your questions. Others will...

I can't answer all your questions. Others will likely chime in about the behavior and heat tolerance of the fish.

I have had to deal with Ich once. Kordon's Ich Attack worked for me along with...
Forum: Lighting 12-04-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 60,136
Posted By beginragnarok
I also just received my 36" 6300k BML fixture. I...

I also just received my 36" 6300k BML fixture. I have it over a 40B. Plants begin to pearl within 30 minutes of beginning of photoperiod. Near the end of photoperiod all the plants are pearling like...
Forum: DIY 12-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By beginragnarok
Thank you for sharing this.:smile:

Thank you for sharing this.:smile:
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By beginragnarok
I have never seen any condensation in my two ETH...

I have never seen any condensation in my two ETH heaters. I have taken apart mine for thorough cleaning (I am not telling you to disassemble your heater). It is probable the rubber gasket is not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By beginragnarok
You may be able to keep a few pygmy cory...

You may be able to keep a few pygmy cory (pygmaeus Corydoras) catfish in there. They tend to be shy in my higher light 40b though. So be aware of that. But be careful of your bioload. Without any...
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