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Forum: Tank Journals 12-10-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
The tank has changed a lot since my last update. ...

The tank has changed a lot since my last update. I have an all new aqua-scape, and a number of new plants.

I pulled the Manzanita out after about 4 months. While it did slow, it never fully...
Forum: Algae 08-07-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By Rane
Thanks for the suggestion, Complexity. I emailed...

Thanks for the suggestion, Complexity. I emailed a professor at Berkeley who seemed qualified. Hopefully she'll respond.

@FlyingHellFish What does the algae feel like when you touch it? The...
Forum: Algae 08-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By Rane
Interesting you should mention a black version. ...

Interesting you should mention a black version. I have another algae that grows in all my tanks. It has a similar, slightly rough, texture and grows in a similar manner as well, yet is in fact...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
Updated the first post with new pics and a link...

Updated the first post with new pics and a link to part 5 of the video series. I've had the tank running for a few months now. The manzanita is still leaching tannin. I don't have any co2 as of...
Forum: Algae 08-07-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,539
Posted By Rane
Purple Algae in a Freshwater Tank?

Hey guys,

I've got this weird purple algae in my tank. So far it's not been causing much trouble, so I'm not too worried about it. Curious, more so. I've not been able to find any source that...
Forum: Substrate 05-30-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,305
Posted By Rane
Your question is pretty subjective. It's more...

Your question is pretty subjective. It's more about what you're looking to do than it is about what's "best."

If you're doing a high-tech system, and are willing to invest the time, it's hard to...
Forum: Substrate 05-30-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Rane
Cool. I did a Google search and discovered that...

Cool. I did a Google search and discovered that mica tends to flake and is much softer than pyrite. That seems to be the case with what I have here. It's soft and flakes easily.

What would I...
Forum: Substrate 05-30-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Rane
Deadly Substrate?

Considering my current financial position, I decided that the $120 it would have cost to buy gravel for my 100 gallon aquarium was a bit beyond my budget. I live in the Mojave desert, and we have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,018
Posted By Rane
LOL!!! :hihi: This thread's epic!

LOL!!! :hihi: This thread's epic!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
Oops. Thanks for letting me know. I guess I...

Oops. Thanks for letting me know. I guess I somehow copied the URL from the wrong tab. Fixed. :proud:
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
Here's a video update (I don't have pictures just...

Here's a video update (I don't have pictures just yet):

Video Update Part 4 - YouTube.com (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBHLsaM14Fg)

I finished running most of the plumbing and ran a wet...
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,250
Posted By Rane
Yes, I feel victim to this. Ended up buying...

Yes, I feel victim to this. Ended up buying waaay more light than necessary before being set straight by this forum.

The difficult thing is that there seems to really be no rule to go by. Nor...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Rane
LOL Yeah, as if the hobby itself isn't enough....

LOL Yeah, as if the hobby itself isn't enough. :hihi:

A couple other things to consider with the powerhead: if you us it to increase surface agitation, it may also contribute to co2 burn off and...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Rane
The powerhead may be more versatile, but a...

The powerhead may be more versatile, but a surface skimmer is a guaranteed effective solution. Why not do both? Powerhead for nutrient distribution and flow; surface skimmer for a perfectly clean...
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
Yep that's me. I would love to get into reefing!...

Yep that's me. I would love to get into reefing! Just can't afford it right now. Isn't the color blend thing more of a concern in reef lighting? I was under the impression that for planted you...
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
Okay, I'm sold in the par38's. Last question (I...

Okay, I'm sold in the par38's. Last question (I think :)), is it really necessary that they be dimmable?

lol Even if you did find a seven foot fixture, shipping would not be cheap.
Forum: Lighting 03-02-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
Thanks everyone for your responses. I've been...

Thanks everyone for your responses. I've been reading threads and researching like crazy. I did not expect this to be so complicated. :hihi:



Any chance of my being able to just us a single 4...
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
What about the Cree XP-G LEDs...

What about the Cree XP-G LEDs (http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/cree-xp-g-white/)? If I built a fixture with 12 of them, would that be enough to light my tank (given of course, that were spaced properly)?...
Forum: Lighting 02-28-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
Thanks so much for all your responses (sorry if I...

Thanks so much for all your responses (sorry if I haven't been able to respond to everyone directly).

You've all given me a ton to research and consider... I'm really liking the LED option. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
Yeah, I think you're right. Pressurized does...

Yeah, I think you're right. Pressurized does sound like a better idea.
Forum: Lighting 02-27-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
Thanks for the responses guys! Yeah my...

Thanks for the responses guys!



Yeah my intention with the metal halide was to do a pendant design (I have no canopy on the tank). Would a 250w metal halide work?

Or would a CFL be a better...
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rane
I Think I May Have Made a Mistake...

I have a 100 gallon corner tank that I'm trying to figure out lighting for. I had read that a good rule of thumb is 4 watts per gallon, and I also read that metal halide lights were extremely...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
Thanks, I appreciate that! Yeah...

Thanks, I appreciate that!



Yeah probably. From what I read, I'd need about three 2 liter soda bottles with about 2.5 pounds of sugar total; replenished about every two weeks... Not...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
I haven't decided on how to do Co2 yet. ...

I haven't decided on how to do Co2 yet. Pressurized sounds cool, but ends up costing a bit. This...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,601
Posted By Rane
100 Gallon Planted Corner Tank - Video Build Journal

So Far...

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c78/Kronk-san/100%20Gallon%20Aquarium%20Build/8tank.jpg


Description:

This tank has been running for about 4 months. About a year since I...
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