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Forum: Substrate 10-29-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By lochaber
I've also done a couple tanks with MGOCPM, and...

I've also done a couple tanks with MGOCPM, and haven't had any problems. Had one tank running for about a year before I tore it down, and current tank has been running for almost a year, except I...
Forum: Substrate 10-29-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By lochaber
I've done a couple tanks with MGOCPM(potting...

I've done a couple tanks with MGOCPM(potting mix), and have been pretty happy with the results, no problems or anything.

I'd skip the potash, I think it's usually KCl, which is pretty much just as...
Forum: DIY 10-28-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By lochaber
I would suggest just taking a real piece of wood...

I would suggest just taking a real piece of wood and attaching slate to it instead of making a fake one.

Anyways, check out dendroboard (http://www.dendroboard.com/). They have a lot of different...
Forum: Substrate 10-28-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By lochaber
If it's a standard sized 75 gallon tank, you'll...

If it's a standard sized 75 gallon tank, you'll need about 15 litres per inch.

If it's not a standard size, just multiply lengthxwidth, divide by 231(cubic inches per gallon), and then x4 - a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-27-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 441
Posted By lochaber
I just ran through a real quick estimation, but I...

I just ran through a real quick estimation, but I think for using an 11x12 block of foam, you'd want something in the 70-140 gph range.
Forum: DIY 10-27-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By lochaber
I think that's probably a fairly easy way to make...

I think that's probably a fairly easy way to make small boxes without using a jig or braces or whatever, but not so sure it would work for something aquarium-sized.

You would need to start with a...
Forum: DIY 10-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By lochaber
When I've done paludariums in the past, I didn't...

When I've done paludariums in the past, I didn't really have a set land area, I just built shelf-like areas, and had ledges off the back/sides. This way, the whole bottom was available to fish.
...
Forum: Plants 10-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By lochaber
unless the mushrooms/fungus bother you, I'd just...

unless the mushrooms/fungus bother you, I'd just let it go. Granted, the wood will break down a bit, but that will happen anyways, and at least you get to see some neat fungus.

I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By lochaber
leeches are pretty tough, and can survive a lot...

leeches are pretty tough, and can survive a lot of things other critters can't.

Also, not all of them are parasitic, some are predatory and eat other small worms and such. I've no clue how to...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By lochaber
I think the biggest pro is that it works better...

I think the biggest pro is that it works better for some people's schedules. Lets them see the tank before and after school/work/whatever, without having the lights on for 12-16 hours.

I don't...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By lochaber
I've seen pics where people have made a...

I've seen pics where people have made a "prefilter" of sorts for the second style circulation pump. They basically took a big chunk of filter foam, about the size of the pump, and cut a slit in it,...
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By lochaber
I've had frogbit drop roots when I put it in a...

I've had frogbit drop roots when I put it in a new tank. I assume it's something to do with shock or adapting to new conditions or something.

Creates a hell of a mess, though.

Now whenever I...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By lochaber
are you just trying to heat all the tanks with...

are you just trying to heat all the tanks with one heater?

Most of the heat exchangers I've seen either run one tube inside another with the flows going opposite, or have pretty big coils to give...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 410
Posted By lochaber
probably more work then what it's worth, but you...

probably more work then what it's worth, but you could put some t-nuts on the back of the panels, and then drill holes through the 2x4s, and use machine screws/bolts to hold them on. Easily...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-21-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By lochaber
I think most conifer cones have a lot of resin,...

I think most conifer cones have a lot of resin, so it's probably not something I would put in the tank.
Forum: Fish 10-21-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By lochaber
cichlids are pretty smart (for fish...), so I...

cichlids are pretty smart (for fish...), so I wonder if that might have something to do with it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,674
Posted By lochaber
I'd probably use other sources first, but if all...

I'd probably use other sources first, but if all I had left were tank water, sure.

But I would either boil it or add bleach to it (I think it's ~2 drops per quart, shake, wait ~30 minutes, but I'm...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By lochaber
If you are looking to add it as some sort of...

If you are looking to add it as some sort of substrate additive, as opposed to pest control, I think some of the oil absorbant products (ultrasorb?) are made out of granules of diatomaceous earth. I...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By lochaber
I think some of the information in the Wikipedia...

I think some of the information in the Wikipedia article are a little misleading/unclear.

The "thousands of years" bit isn't referring to the soil's fertility, just that chunks of charcoal can...
Forum: Substrate 10-21-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By lochaber
When I set up a tank, I put in the substrate, and...

When I set up a tank, I put in the substrate, and then do the planting (no water yet), and periodically spray/mist the plants and substrate pretty heavily with a spray bottle. This both keeps the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By lochaber
If you go with the Krylon fusion, you should let...

If you go with the Krylon fusion, you should let it dry for ~7days before returning it to the tank.

Might be worth poking around a hardware store, seeing if there is some black tubing that is the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By lochaber
I like to use nylon machine screws. If it's...

I like to use nylon machine screws. If it's going into a thick piece, I tap the hole in the wood, if it's a thin piece, I just use a nylon bolt and cover it with the substrate.

If the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-21-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By lochaber
A bit more expensive, but pretty easy would be to...

A bit more expensive, but pretty easy would be to use virgin cork bark "flats" (they are rarely flat...), tree-fern fiber slabs, or a combination.

The tree fern fiber slabs are great for...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-17-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By lochaber
I'd avoid the dumbell. If the slate isn't...

I'd avoid the dumbell.

If the slate isn't enough to hold it down, maybe the big terracotta tiles? They are thicker, so I assume they are also heavier. Might be slightly more difficult to drill...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By lochaber
I think the DE is so fine it would get stirred up...

I think the DE is so fine it would get stirred up into the water column and make a mess out of the tank.

I'm not certain, but I've heard one of the explanations for DE working is that it scrapes...
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