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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,705
Posted By freph
2013 Ford Focus SE. Got me out of my old '96...

2013 Ford Focus SE. Got me out of my old '96 Maxima that had more issues than you can count but I'd kill for a VW GTI or the new Golf R that's coming out early next year. :)
Forum: Fish   10-05-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By freph
I kept them for a while when Rachel introduced me...

I kept them for a while when Rachel introduced me to them. Wonderful little fish with great colors and behaviors. They didn't school a ton with me but rather had their own activities they liked to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By freph
Probably just tissue damage. Plants leak gases...

Probably just tissue damage. Plants leak gases from anywhere you damage them, whether it be from a fish or from trimming.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,939
Posted By freph
Excellent recovery and algae management. Good to...

Excellent recovery and algae management. Good to see you're taking note of your parameters as well so you know some of the science behind it. However, I tend to try not to rely on exact numbers and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-04-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By freph
Used to be 2 minutes to work from my old place...

Used to be 2 minutes to work from my old place and work. Now that I've got a new job and an apartment it's about 20 minutes each way, give or take.

I'm perfectly ok with it too. I traded a 15-20...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,765
Posted By freph
Now THAT is amazing. Got any roots hanging down...

Now THAT is amazing. Got any roots hanging down from the plants yet or are they still too short to be of much aesthetic value?
Forum: Aquascaping   08-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,251
Posted By freph
Looks great! You did an excellent job of keeping...

Looks great! You did an excellent job of keeping the HC in check and trimmed. Simple, yet great to look at.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 865
Posted By freph
This. Except I'd probably be happy with a 180g...

This. Except I'd probably be happy with a 180g and would swap the solar tubes for a nice ATI or custom LED fixture. Automation is the key to happiness in my book. All I want to do tend the plants and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-21-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By freph
Med, I'd like to get up with you about a...

Med, I'd like to get up with you about a regulator but your private message box is full. :(

The setup looks very promising. Definitely a system I'll be keeping an eye on.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By freph
Absolutely insane. It's incredible how powerful...

Absolutely insane. It's incredible how powerful nature is. My heart goes out to anyone affected by the storm.

Also, tornadoes are so interesting. I'd probably be the idiot killed while staring in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-17-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By freph
I usually just mix mine half with water and half...

I usually just mix mine half with water and half with Excel. I get daily Excel dosing and my micros stay mold-free.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By freph
If sponge is a concern, you can get a coarse SS...

If sponge is a concern, you can get a coarse SS mesh prefilter. A couple of people on here sell them or you can look around online.
Forum: DIY   05-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By freph
This. If you want to ease your way into...

This. If you want to ease your way into programming basics you can try doing some basic stuff in Ruby. Ruby has an interactive coding tutorial that you can do online to get you into the basics of...
Forum: Plants   05-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,004
Posted By freph
Evenness of a carpet is generally determined by...

Evenness of a carpet is generally determined by how well you maintain and manage it. I've grown glosso, HC and Monte Carlo and have never had an issue keeping them level and tidy when it is desired....
Forum: Equipment   05-14-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,443
Posted By freph
The spin has the benefit of not blowing stems...

The spin has the benefit of not blowing stems around if it's a heavily stemmed Mini tank. Using something like an Eheim 2211, the straight flow pipe might do some pretty good stem blasting if it's...
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By freph
A good example of why you never attempt to de-rim...

A good example of why you never attempt to de-rim a full tank. I'm no expert but why risk it? I'd say replace immediately and drain the water below the crack level for safety's sake in the meantime.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-11-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,766
Posted By freph
Can't really go wrong with anything computer...

Can't really go wrong with anything computer science related if you enjoy the field. I've been working at a grocery store since 2009. I started college slightly before I started working there and...
Forum: Equipment   05-09-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,443
Posted By freph
Agree with the above folks. Even on a Mini M, a...

Agree with the above folks. Even on a Mini M, a 2211 is more than enough filtration. It will actually blow substrate around unless dialed back in the early stages.
Forum: Equipment   05-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By freph
I used a 2215 even without inline stuff. 2217 is...

I used a 2215 even without inline stuff. 2217 is my recommendation. Future usage and ability to inline stuff, plus you can always dial it back. I've always had issues with the flow in my 20L before...
Forum: Substrate   04-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 81,163
Posted By freph
Correct. When in doubt, PMing a mod to check is a...

Correct. When in doubt, PMing a mod to check is a good idea. It's also a good idea to keep your product reviews to pros/cons/meaningful feedback instead of bashing (not accusing you of this, just...
Forum: Substrate   04-27-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 81,163
Posted By freph
You can review individual items but not vendors...

You can review individual items but not vendors themselves. Legal reasons. If you're interested, there's plenty to be found about the topic using the search feature.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-07-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,158
Posted By freph
I love my big amanos. They're pretty great. I...

I love my big amanos. They're pretty great. I have two that have claimed territory so I know where to look for them.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-30-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By freph
Beautiful tank!

Beautiful tank!
Forum: Substrate   03-27-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By freph
Don't rinse it. It'll probably wash some of the...

Don't rinse it. It'll probably wash some of the nutrients out of it. Besides, you're doing a DSM anyway. Nothing to worry about.
Forum: Substrate   03-18-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By freph
There is nothing in the ADA line (or any line,...

There is nothing in the ADA line (or any line, for that matter) that is a "must" to have a successful tank. You could have just aquasoil or you could have soil topped with sand. Both tanks have the...
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