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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By creekbottom
No wonder it is so much work, your entire house...

No wonder it is so much work, your entire house is upside down!!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By creekbottom
I tried out the filter today... and it was too...

I tried out the filter today... and it was too much of a pain just to get it primed. After sucking on a hose for 10 seconds I'm re-thinking the plan lol.

I'm going to soak the wood. It's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By creekbottom
I've used STS in a few tanks and it is a KH hog. ...

I've used STS in a few tanks and it is a KH hog. I recently read (can't remember who but it was here) and they said that it may keep sucking carbonates out of the water for years!!

I haven't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By creekbottom
Setting up a new tank, so many questions.

I'm not new at this but these are some nagging questions I've had. I figured I would see if I could get them answered BEFORE I set up another tank.

The Plan:

A 20 long with an ehiem 2213....
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By creekbottom
I hate cleaning things, and adding a cerges...

I hate cleaning things, and adding a cerges reactor to the loop is one more thing to clean. With my reactor on the outflow of the filter it has stayed very clean after over a year. The hose on the...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By creekbottom
Can't you just let them grow into the gravel? ...

Can't you just let them grow into the gravel? Saves having to snip them.
Forum: Fish 08-12-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By creekbottom
I have a herd in my 15 gallon and it's a mix. ...

I have a herd in my 15 gallon and it's a mix. There are 2 that are really colorful like your first pic and the rest look like the second pic. Not sure if this is a sexual difference or not.

And...
Forum: DIY 08-08-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By creekbottom
A razor blade and lots of elbow grease. You...

A razor blade and lots of elbow grease. You think to yourself 'surely there must be an easier way?' But there is not :( Start scraping.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By creekbottom
Do Japanese Trapdoor snails bury themselves?

Mine has... for several days now. I'm worried. Just the top of it's shell is visible in the play sand.

help?
Forum: Plants 08-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By creekbottom
Java moss and weeping moss are what I have tried....

Java moss and weeping moss are what I have tried. Both in an emersed set up. It grows really well, faster than submersed. One problem (not sure to call it that) is that the moss is a lighter shade...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By creekbottom
I use a hydor on a 30 gallon tank - love it!...

I use a hydor on a 30 gallon tank - love it! Keeps things out of the tank and made scaping a little easier cause I didnt' have to leave room for it.

I use a fluval as well but I use 16/22 eheim...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By creekbottom
I have no experience with the second link you...

I have no experience with the second link you provided.

I have used the lights in the first link. They will grow plants. I used it to grow moss, and ivy and jasmine hydroponically. However......
Forum: Lighting 07-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By creekbottom
Those cheap chinese clamp on LED lights are...

Those cheap chinese clamp on LED lights are surprisingly good value. Go for the ones with more LED's and you'll be safe. Mine was growing moss really well, and did a really good job of growing ivy...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By creekbottom
Ehiem 16/22 tubing works really well too. ...

Ehiem 16/22 tubing works really well too. Doesn't collapse as easily as HD stuff either.
Forum: Fish 05-28-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By creekbottom
None!!! Even if you start out with a community,...

None!!! Even if you start out with a community, those little devils will make a silver tip species only tank. They are very good at harrassing everyone in the tank - to death - except their own...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By creekbottom
I guess it depends who is giving you the advice. ...

I guess it depends who is giving you the advice. What do you want the controller to do? A temp controller can be bought for about $30, a timer for the lights way less than that.

Depends how high...
Forum: Plants 05-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By creekbottom
I bought cyanoacrylate from a hobby store. It's...

I bought cyanoacrylate from a hobby store. It's more of a gel substance than liquid. The name brand 'super glue' or 'crazy glue' should work as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By creekbottom
Your only choice for inline heaters are the...

Your only choice for inline heaters are the hydor's. I've been using mine for a while now, bought it used, so I don't know how old it is. It works like a champ.

I think what a lot of people...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By creekbottom
Sometimes there are little burrs from the...

Sometimes there are little burrs from the manufacturing process. Completely possible that after running for a few days these have become a problem. Or, there isn't enough flow or, there is too big...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By creekbottom
Clippard sent the wrong part :(

I ordered an EV-2M and sometime in the 2 weeks it took to get it off the shelf they messed up and sent me an EC-2M. Grrrrrr I'm no electronics genius, and don't have a soldering iron so how can I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By creekbottom
You can do this without the water too!!! Most of...

You can do this without the water too!!! Most of the mosses we grow in the aquarium can grow emmersed as well, just not fissidens.

I mist the moss regularly and keep the lid on so the humidity...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By creekbottom
All those pesky plants that everyone is always...

All those pesky plants that everyone is always yammering on about get in the way of the water as well. :proud:
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By creekbottom
I think the main reason for having in and out on...

I think the main reason for having in and out on the same side of the tank is to help bring detritus back to the filter. Whether you are using a spray bar or a jet output it will most likely shoot...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By creekbottom
I was running 2, 2L bottles on a 10 gallon tank. ...

I was running 2, 2L bottles on a 10 gallon tank. I completely leak checked everything.

I had a small diffuser from aquatic magic on ebay - couldn't make it work. Had to go with a different idea.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-02-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By creekbottom
I agree, super funny and useful. BUT, we also...

I agree, super funny and useful. BUT, we also need to stop flaming newbies for resurrecting old dead threads to ask their question.
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