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Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,659
Posted By crazy loaches
Just thought I'd stop in and say hi... I know its...

Just thought I'd stop in and say hi... I know its been over a year. Shortly after my last posts we moved house, it was some project moving the tanks, and they were never set back up. I spent the next...
Forum: Algae 03-10-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazy loaches
People still dont get that they cant use the...

People still dont get that they cant use the chart accurately to gauge CO2 levels in a tank, despite this being common knowledge for the last couple years (c'mon biscuit you've been here longer than...
Forum: Algae 03-10-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazy loaches
IMO I'd be shutting that controller down at night.

IMO I'd be shutting that controller down at night.
Forum: Algae 03-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,558
Posted By crazy loaches
I'd wager to say the a larger swing due to CO2 is...

I'd wager to say the a larger swing due to CO2 is probably better, it indicates you have good gas exchange and means your running much lower co2 levels at night and most likely keeping o2 as high as...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-04-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 332,255
Posted By crazy loaches
Great like always :) too bad you cant take higher...

Great like always :) too bad you cant take higher quality though. And BTW, this is page 9 for me :wink: I get tired of having to click on pages so I changed the view to 50 threads per page.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By crazy loaches
I'm not familiar with custom sealife? But they do...

I'm not familiar with custom sealife? But they do seem like the Blueline Velocity T4 (and 1,2,3 similar as well).



I dont think it had anything to do with wattage, more like specific brand /...
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By crazy loaches
I havent tried personally using T8's with the VHO...

I havent tried personally using T8's with the VHO ballasts, just email IceCap and I'm sure they will give you advice.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-03-2008, 03:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,659
Posted By crazy loaches
Yeah I do plan on doing some diagrams... I am...

Yeah I do plan on doing some diagrams... I am still debating on changing a lot of the plumbing again so I'm waiting until the final design. Dont hold your breathe as I am a huge procrastinator...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-01-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,501
Posted By crazy loaches
Actually its a crappy program, Bryce, and I have...

Actually its a crappy program, Bryce, and I have some better ones but never actually learned how to use them. Since I learned Bryce I continue to use it - I've learned all the quirks and tricks. many...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2008, 04:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,435
Posted By crazy loaches
In that case I assume you are having it custom...

In that case I assume you are having it custom built then... they can put em in the base prior to tempering, or the back. Drilling the base gives a cleaner look IMO, and all the plumbing is easily...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-29-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By crazy loaches
Hi and welcome :icon_smil BTW, the lounge...

Hi and welcome :icon_smil

BTW, the lounge is usually for topics not related to the aquarium. You'll probably get more folks looking at your post if you posted it in the general section or more...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-29-2008, 04:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,501
Posted By crazy loaches
Hobbies... well I'll give you the short list... ...

Hobbies... well I'll give you the short list...
I supplied only thumbnails, click on for larger pics if desired.

Electronics:
http://tristan.homelinux.net/electronics/80188_small.JPG...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-29-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By crazy loaches
If your talking about a regular air pump, then...

If your talking about a regular air pump, then yeah, its pumping AIR which is not all that high in CO2 levels, and it just bubbles to the top anyway, infact its the disturbance of the surface that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-29-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,986
Posted By crazy loaches
If your using a powerhead you could try the...

If your using a powerhead you could try the needlewheel or meshwheel mod, that might help make a finer mist and more dissolving.
Forum: Lighting 02-29-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,584
Posted By crazy loaches
Just wanted to point out this is only really true...

Just wanted to point out this is only really true for incandescent type lighting. For fluorescent the heat of the bulb/filament has nothing to do with the spectrum. Pretty much any fluorescent bulb...
Forum: Lighting 02-29-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By crazy loaches
Having a gap of 3" between the end of the lights...

Having a gap of 3" between the end of the lights and the side glass wont amount to a hill of beans... personally I avoid putting the lights right up to the glass, seems to encourage more algae on the...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,435
Posted By crazy loaches
Never drill through the bottom unless you know...

Never drill through the bottom unless you know its not tempered - usually they are. You'll need a pair of bulkheads and barbs matched to you tubing size, and probably some strainers for the side of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-29-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By crazy loaches
Some of us dont have a good memory - even for...

Some of us dont have a good memory - even for just a 24hr period... I was always forgetting which one I dosed last. So on my new tank I started to dose em both daily. That way there is no question,...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-27-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,659
Posted By crazy loaches
Sorry guys... havent done much with the tank ever...

Sorry guys... havent done much with the tank ever since I finally flipped the switch on. Once it was going my attention has turned elsewhere, especially since a lot of the finish work I need to do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By crazy loaches
I run a sump that is completely flooded and still...

I run a sump that is completely flooded and still off gas a ton of co2, mostly because I have ~1500 gph rolling over the overflows, plus durso standpipes that suck a little bit of air down with the...
Forum: Lighting 02-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By crazy loaches
Thanks Chris :icon_smil I always try to chime in...

Thanks Chris :icon_smil I always try to chime in when I have some experience with the question, and I have just started using the IceCap 660 recently on my 240g project. And I have been doing ODNO...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,987
Posted By crazy loaches
Well, you can always measure it with a chlorine...

Well, you can always measure it with a chlorine test. And it has a 20,000g life expectancy, so you can calculate it. When it starts approaching that I'd start doing an occasional chlorine test. For...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,987
Posted By crazy loaches
Yeah and with RO/DI you can treat for chloramines...

Yeah and with RO/DI you can treat for chloramines also. For me I didnt see the need to spend for the whole RO/DI but can always upgrade later, I already have the plumbing run and two 10" housings (a...
Forum: DIY 02-25-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,287
Posted By crazy loaches
Yeah, its thickness. White for air, yellow is...

Yeah, its thickness. White for air, yellow is thicker for gas, and pink is thickest for water.
Forum: Lighting 02-25-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By crazy loaches
Yeah, if you dont have adequate ventillation /...

Yeah, if you dont have adequate ventillation / cooling the bulbs will expire quickly. However if you have a couple canopy fans blowing air across the bulbs the life is probably not all that much...
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