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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By flight50
Agreed. DIY becomes a chore and it gets old real...

Agreed. DIY becomes a chore and it gets old real fast. Pressurized is only expensive up front. In the long run, diy is more expensive and definitely more time consuming. Once co2 is setup, you only...
Forum: DIY 09-20-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,053
Posted By flight50
There is no progress. It was done over a year...

There is no progress. It was done over a year ago. Although I will agree that it's a nice job.
Forum: DIY 09-20-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By flight50
It's been used time and time again in the hobby...

It's been used time and time again in the hobby for years. The manufacturer puts all that mumbo jumbo on the label to cover themselves. It's the most widely and affordable large tube of silicone you...
Forum: Substrate 09-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By flight50
No one really cycles with the substrate alone...

No one really cycles with the substrate alone that I know of. You should be using miracle grow organic potting mix not potting soil. The soil has the chicken manure. It's richer in nutrients but you...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,037
Posted By flight50
I have (2) 2213s and I really like them. Been...

I have (2) 2213s and I really like them. Been running them for 4-5 years. Typically air purges it's way out after 5 mins or so after cleaning. I remember posting something very similar to kilns fix...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By flight50
I have never gotten a tank shipped but I do know...

I have never gotten a tank shipped but I do know the expense of shipping it goes up. They must put a lot of effort into shipping to eliminate damage as much as they can. This adds weight which...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-20-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By flight50
At 5ppm, I would not be concerned one bit...

At 5ppm, I would not be concerned one bit especially in a planted tank. Once you get to 30-40ppm then you can worry. It's possible that the breeding is putting extra organics in the water column....
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By flight50
I would at $125-135. I have that same 5lb tank...

I would at $125-135. I have that same 5lb tank and regulator. Brand new I paid about $90-100 for the tank and about $80 for the regulator. As Rich said, $50 for the tank and $50 for the regulator is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By flight50
I do like the thought. Pretty neat setup for its...

I do like the thought. Pretty neat setup for its very unique. However, I would assume ph would play a larger role than pressure. Rainwater is acidic. Acidic as in 5-6 range. Its already a tough task...
Forum: DIY 09-18-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By flight50
I read a few articles in the past myself for...

I read a few articles in the past myself for checking to see if glass is tempered. You indeed need polarized glasses. Its easier to check on a automobile in daylight to get an example on what your...
Forum: Substrate 09-18-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By flight50
Check the stickies in the main substrate section....

Check the stickies in the main substrate section. Its titled " Substrate Articles and FAQ". Reading thru it will allow you to determine whats best for your purpose. Your question is one that's highly...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By flight50
I purchased a similar pair from them. Mine were...

I purchased a similar pair from them. Mine were all yellow/gold. Pretty good gloves. Wearing them long term will cause you to get a little sweaty inside though. But that's to be expected with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By flight50
I'd reseal it as well. A small leak can possibly...

I'd reseal it as well. A small leak can possibly turn into a big one. I'd take it as a warning. On an uneven surface, it adds unwanted stress to the silicone as the glass twist. Its a weak spot that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By flight50
When I actually had my co2 connected on my 55g, I...

When I actually had my co2 connected on my 55g, I let it run 24/7 without adding airstones at night. I had (2) AC 300s that provided aeration at the surface. They were later replaced by (2) Eheim...
Forum: DIY 09-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By flight50
I agree. Dispose of it at home. I found out how...

I agree. Dispose of it at home. I found out how cool tempered glass breaks by accident. I was cutting down a panel from a 12 year old 55g tank in which I thought only the bottom was tempered. I wish...
Forum: DIY 09-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By flight50
Honestly the best thing you can do once a seam...

Honestly the best thing you can do once a seam goes, is redo the whole tank since its down and out of commission anyways. If one goes, the likely hood that another will go is high. Silicone does not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By flight50
Your almost doing the same thing I plan with my...

Your almost doing the same thing I plan with my rack tanks. Of the 8 40g breeder tanks I will be setting up, each tank will feature one type of Cory and one type of tetra. So to answer your...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By flight50
180lbs is not adequate. I like to use Aqueons...

180lbs is not adequate. I like to use Aqueons weight and measures chart in regards to tanks sizes to get references. Both a 20g long and high both weigh 225 lbs when full. That is not including...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By flight50
Joey is indeed the king of diy for this hobby. I...

Joey is indeed the king of diy for this hobby. I have learned quite a bit from his youtube channel. OP, your pretty much limited to an overflow box or diy overflow such as the link shrimpcrazy...
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By flight50
As mentioned play sand is too fine so your saving...

As mentioned play sand is too fine so your saving yourself some headache by switching. Play sand will compact and can create conditions that won't favor the good bacteria. Especially if the substrate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By flight50
This is where mine lives. Except they are covered...

This is where mine lives. Except they are covered in shredded paper. I do the same for my rocks as well to keep everything from shifting and damaging one another.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By flight50
Your limited in diffusers when doing a diy co2...

Your limited in diffusers when doing a diy co2 setup. It just doesn't have the pressure behind it to push co2 out. DIY co2 is meant for small setups,low tech or just to see how co2 can benefit your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By flight50
Depends on where you want to drill. You have to...

Depends on where you want to drill. You have to verify that the pane you want to drill is not tempered glass. If it is determined you don't have tempered, you have the bottom, the side and the rear....
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By flight50
The first thing I saw and question is that the...

The first thing I saw and question is that the base 2x4s are laying flat. 2x4s are at its strongest when they stood on its side. The 1.5 side of the 2x4 should be resting on the floor. This...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By flight50
I would question the filtration system or the tap...

I would question the filtration system or the tap before making r/o water. R/O water should be neutral or fairly close to it. Also, I would not rule out having a bad test kit. They have been known to...
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