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Forum: Fish 08-31-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By ngrubich
I personally have never had a dwarf puffer jump....

I personally have never had a dwarf puffer jump. Granted, my tank was very densely planted so they could always zig-zag and get away from each other.
Forum: DIY 08-29-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By ngrubich
This ^. I did this with my [dwarf] water lettuce...

This ^. I did this with my [dwarf] water lettuce and it stayed very well.
Forum: Substrate 08-16-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By ngrubich
I use pool filter sand, but others have used play...

I use pool filter sand, but others have used play sand just fine. It will be a little more brown than pool filter sand, but it works the same.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By ngrubich
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=73098 Look under "Additional Rules," #15.
A select number of websites will be removed it you link them in any way. With that said, I know of...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By ngrubich
Do NOT use a razor blade on an acrylic tank!! ...

Do NOT use a razor blade on an acrylic tank!!

You can find acrylic Kent scrapers, acrylic-safe mag floats, or, speaking of handy, you can even use an old credit card. It may take a bit to get the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-01-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ngrubich
Pre-made will probably give you less headaches,...

Pre-made will probably give you less headaches, although the sodium bicarbonate could work reasonably if you're just using it to ensure pH meter functionality.

The borax buffer is good to use to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-30-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By ngrubich
It's been a few years since my undergrad Quant...

It's been a few years since my undergrad Quant course (one of the reasons why I went for organic synthesis in grad school), but my calculation gave me ~ pH 7.71.

The calculation gets fairly messy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By ngrubich
If you use the super glue, just a reminder to use...

If you use the super glue, just a reminder to use the gel-type [as you already mentioned]. A couple little dabs on the rhizome will be fine (try not to cover the entire circumference at a particular...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By ngrubich
When I saw the title of this thread, I...

When I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought of that scene from Scary Movie...

Another vote for the baking soda.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By ngrubich
IME, my dwarf water lettuce (not going to get...

IME, my dwarf water lettuce (not going to get into the "dwarf" debate) had the longest roots. With that said, the leaves up on the surface also got rather larger, ending up smothering smaller nearby...
Forum: Algae 03-10-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By ngrubich
The #1 thing I would do is include a control...

The #1 thing I would do is include a control group of just several test tubes (for each temperature point) filled with whatever water source you are using. Determine how much the pH is changing at...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By ngrubich
I had an issue with rasboras in my 90 gallon when...

I had an issue with rasboras in my 90 gallon when it was still set up. I had a shoal of them (~20-22) and would find one every so often away from the group just doing its own thing, then twitching,...
Forum: Algae 03-09-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By ngrubich
What are you using for a control? If it were me,...

What are you using for a control? If it were me, my control would be just a vessel of the water (from the same source) you are using for the other sample runs and by measuring the amount of pH change...
Forum: Lighting 03-05-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By ngrubich
+1. If anyone else is interested, here's a...

+1.

If anyone else is interested, here's a link:
http://info.gtilite.com/the-d50-daylight-myth/#.VPjjVMZ5dKo
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ngrubich
Bump to see if anyone else has an idea for a...

Bump to see if anyone else has an idea for a rimmed shallow cube before I make the jump. The 30 gallon is very tempting (although I can't find it anywhere for sale; didn't look too hard though), as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By ngrubich
If you want the easiest way of tying moss to...

If you want the easiest way of tying moss to driftwood or rocks [IMO],

1) go to the grocery store, or similar store (Walmart, Target, etc.)
2) pick up a shower pouf (green would be a nice color,...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By ngrubich
In the past, if I had a set of fish that weren't...

In the past, if I had a set of fish that weren't working in my tank for one reason or another I would take them to my LFS for credit (when I could get it) or for them to rehome for me. I see it as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ngrubich
IME, it all depends. When I was in grad school I...

IME, it all depends. When I was in grad school I would ship plants, etc. out of the campus' USPS post, mainly because of convenience but also because they never asked me what was in my packages. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-24-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By ngrubich
I think the biggest gripe people have with USPS...

I think the biggest gripe people have with USPS [from what I've read on the forums] is their lack of consistency with everything aside from letters, bills :mad:(sorry, I couldn't resist :hihi:) and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By ngrubich
From what I have read in the past, this is true....

From what I have read in the past, this is true. However, there are slight variances in glass thicknesses between companies. IIRC, the Tetra tanks use slightly thinner glass than Aqueon. Granted the...
Forum: Algae 02-23-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By ngrubich
As suggested by Raymond, you can do the whole...

As suggested by Raymond, you can do the whole antibiotic (erythromycin) route and see how that works.

What are your nitrates testing at? Another option is to:

1) manually siphon out as much as...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By ngrubich
Like mentioned before, no dice on IKEA furniture...

Like mentioned before, no dice on IKEA furniture (particleboard) especially for a 48" tank. There is a bit of a grey area with their solid pine furniture, but that is another topic in of itself.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ngrubich
I'm leaning towards the 25 gallon Mr. Aqua tank...

I'm leaning towards the 25 gallon Mr. Aqua tank previously mentioned. It is a little deeper than I want, but I planned on having hills anyways, so I can always build up the substrate a bit.

Now I...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ngrubich
The depth I'm most interested is the depth...

The depth I'm most interested is the depth front-to-back. A close second is the overall height of the tank.

I've thought about having one made, but would rather find one that suits my needs than...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By ngrubich
If the tank is rimmed top and bottom, I'm a fan...

If the tank is rimmed top and bottom, I'm a fan of the black silicone as well. If it's partially or not rimmed at all, I think it looks a little odd. You basically get a partial picture-frame effect...
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