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Forum: Lighting 04-25-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Brian Mc
Yes with the MC (Multi-Channel) light there are 3...

Yes with the MC (Multi-Channel) light there are 3 control cables, one for each channel (color). I haven't seen anyone running more than 1 MC on a Solunar but I am pretty sure the 3 splitter cables...
Forum: Lighting 04-25-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Brian Mc
I am running the Profile 3 stock and love it so...

I am running the Profile 3 stock and love it so far, we will see if the photoperiod is too long. Yes the controller has to stay plugged in all the time. I would think you need 3 of these and could...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Brian Mc
I have been using that surface skimmer from...

I have been using that surface skimmer from CO2Art for a few days now and so far I like it a lot. I don't think my filter (the 17mm skimmer on a 2217 with heater & cerges) is strong enough to suck...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,067
Posted By Brian Mc
Tank looks great! What kind of issues were you...

Tank looks great! What kind of issues were you having with the Solunar?
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Brian Mc
The last time I ran this fishtank I think I was...

The last time I ran this fishtank I think I was getting like 3 months out of the 5 lb CO2 tank on my 46 gal bowfront. I am planning to run more CO2 this time. :hihi:

The Classic Paintball place is...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By Brian Mc
Do it Hilde! I see you are down the road from me,...

Do it Hilde! I see you are down the road from me, FYI I usually get my tank filled at the paintball place by I-20 in Douglasville since they are open on the weekends when I have time to mess with it....
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 77,189
Posted By Brian Mc
Try twisting the cables and set the unit down and...

Try twisting the cables and set the unit down and leave it, mine flickers when the cables are moved, just the connector type -no big deal to me.

My Solunar arrived and I am finishing everything...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
The importer Paul mentioned was exactly who I was...

The importer Paul mentioned was exactly who I was talking about. :proud:

If I was to do a large discus show tank like this I would def go with a sump setup which would keep nice high O2 levels and...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
I was thinking more on this and wanted to add...

I was thinking more on this and wanted to add something about the growing out in the 180 gal. It is not just the water but the fish behavior. Despite the 10 gal rule discus do well in growout...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
I can't really say. Just too many variables. Two...

I can't really say. Just too many variables. Two 50% water changes a week on a 180 is 180 gals. On a 75 gal if you did seven 50% water changes a week (daily) would be 187.5 gallons. So you have used...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,989
Posted By Brian Mc
Cool thanks, I am actually an inactive member of...

Cool thanks, I am actually an inactive member of the Atlanta club for the last uhh 15 years or so lol. Maybe I should come check it out again.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-05-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Brian Mc
Nice tank! I think 15 would be ideal with the...

Nice tank! I think 15 would be ideal with the rest of your bioload. Sounds like you have done your research and have a great plan. Just looked at Wattley's strains, those red snakeskins look sweet....
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
Thanks Paul, I agree 3" would be a good size to...

Thanks Paul, I agree 3" would be a good size to grow out. Don't let this scare you off Dude if it sounds like a lot of work. Once you get a good process it is easy. The hard part is not getting...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
Growing out discus to their full potential size...

Growing out discus to their full potential size is a difficult proposition IMO. Everybody has their own opinions but to me growing out discus means feeding at least 3 times a day (mostly beefheart...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brian Mc
Since you want to save money I would recommend...

Since you want to save money I would recommend ordering a group of small discus (cheaper) and grow them out in a bare bottom then move to display tank when fully grown. I think genetics are important...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,989
Posted By Brian Mc
Really nice setup, congrats on keeping it going....

Really nice setup, congrats on keeping it going. Very natural looking. Been looking at the apistos on aquabid, where did you get those nice Macmasterii?
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Brian Mc
Cleaned mine with water and aquarium salt as an...

Cleaned mine with water and aquarium salt as an abrasive. Worked great for me.
Forum: Lighting 03-31-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 77,189
Posted By Brian Mc
Ahhh yes...patience. Was just informed that they...

Ahhh yes...patience. Was just informed that they are backordered on the Solunar controllers and expect to ship them beginning April 7 with me being the very first to get shipped lol. Apparently my...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 77,189
Posted By Brian Mc
My order 'partially shipped' last Friday, of...

My order 'partially shipped' last Friday, of course that doesn't help since I need everything I ordered to actually use the light.

I have been patient (ordered 2/28) but finally used their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Brian Mc
Had you just completed a water change priot to...

Had you just completed a water change priot to filter maintenance?
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Brian Mc
OK I see you guys subscribe to the "if you can't...

OK I see you guys subscribe to the "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" policy lol. :hihi:
*kicks stupid rocks*
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 77,189
Posted By Brian Mc
They need to change their auto-responder email...

They need to change their auto-responder email when you place an order. Mine said they are currently at 7-10 business days to ship an order. :mad:
Forum: Aquascaping 03-20-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Brian Mc
Well you guys got me in trouble with the wife...

Well you guys got me in trouble with the wife since I didn't do anything but stack rocks all weekend and have since tweaked on it all week. I appreciate all the input.

I don't have a 12" tall...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,844
Posted By Brian Mc
I hear you guys, will update here on the NAG...

I hear you guys, will update here on the NAG glass one once I have used it for awhile. FYI that CO2 Art pic shows a black O ring on it but the actual piece I got has a red O ring like all the other...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,844
Posted By Brian Mc
Yes, it is supposed to move with the water level....

Yes, it is supposed to move with the water level. Haven't tried it yet. The best part is if a fish or shrimp gets stuck in it you won't even have to see it. :biggrin: It pulls straight into the...
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