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Forum: Substrate Today, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 209
Posted By The Big Buddha
Anyone ever mix STS with their dirt, then cap it...

Anyone ever mix STS with their dirt, then cap it with sand?
Forum: Algae Today, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By The Big Buddha
Fleet enema, google it and you will find the...

Fleet enema, google it and you will find the calculations.
Cheers
Forum: DIY Today, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By The Big Buddha
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By The Big Buddha
Glad to help, +1 to Diana with the pump info. ...

Glad to help,
+1 to Diana with the pump info.
I use 1 of those barrels in my crawlspace to store RO water, which I can then pump up to the house when I do water changes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By The Big Buddha
Check out food grade barrels, check kijiji. I've...

Check out food grade barrels, check kijiji. I've seen them go pretty cheap, just be sure they are food grade and clean them well. I got a couple of huge barrels that were for used for olives.
Check...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By The Big Buddha
+1 for buying new. Don't forget, 75 Gallons on...

+1 for buying new. Don't forget, 75 Gallons on the floor isn't worth the few dollars you save buying used. Things on Craigslist some times have been through a bunch of owners as well.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By The Big Buddha
Check out nilocg. He has some good stuff.

Check out nilocg. He has some good stuff.
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By The Big Buddha
GFCI... Safety for under 15$

Just thought I would share my thoughts with everyone.
I see some accidents waiting to happen with some setups and figured I would share how I set my tanks up.
I get an outlet box, a GFCI, and an...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By The Big Buddha
Great to hear the customer service was good, I...

Great to hear the customer service was good, I had to deal with them for warranty a couple years back on a heater and it was awful. I was hesitant about buying my koralia 425's after the poor service...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-22-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 828,338
Posted By The Big Buddha
Evtanked, please tell me you are on a GFI. That...

Evtanked, please tell me you are on a GFI.
That light does not look too secure, it wouldn't take much to bump it in the tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By The Big Buddha
Question Hoppy, What is the dosing range of...

Question Hoppy,
What is the dosing range of metricide, in your opinion.
Minimum to have an effect and maximum to not harm fish/inverts.
Forum: DIY 06-18-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By The Big Buddha
Nice build ! Is the front faceplate attached...

Nice build !
Is the front faceplate attached to the top with kreg screws? Or just on the side panels?
Forum: Lighting 06-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By The Big Buddha
Check out ikea FOTO pendants, they take CFL and...

Check out ikea FOTO pendants, they take CFL and look much nicer than the Home Depot lights. I paid 15$ cdn each. I run 3 on my 40b with 23w CFL in them.
Forum: Lighting 06-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By The Big Buddha
You may not get enough spread from front to back...

You may not get enough spread from front to back with those LEDs, have you considered a large dome reflector with a CFL?
Forum: Plants 06-16-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 890
Posted By The Big Buddha
Kinda looks like a sunflower seed in the first...

Kinda looks like a sunflower seed in the first pic. Do you have birds or rodents?
Forum: DIY 06-15-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By The Big Buddha
Question on stand build

I am in the process of building a 7 foot stand for a 90g and 65g side by side.
Using rocket engineers stand plans, I am using 2x6 top frame.
There are support legs under the 2x6 where the 2 tanks...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By The Big Buddha
Or even large black zip ties on the front grills...

Or even large black zip ties on the front grills will help slow the flow.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By The Big Buddha
Maybe open it up, cut a small round piece of...

Maybe open it up, cut a small round piece of plastic the size of a dime, center it over the front of the grill, secure it to the front grill with fishing line or small zip ties. It would be...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,826
Posted By The Big Buddha
+1 I would definetley rethink the stocking. ...

+1 I would definetley rethink the stocking.

I have 3 of the small spec tanks, and eventually all the LEDs in 2 of them started burning out after 2 years. I would stick to some lower light plants...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-08-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By The Big Buddha
I would not use any of your tap water, as you...

I would not use any of your tap water, as you don't know what the ppm is composed of.
I am in the same situation as you with a well with crazy tds. I installed an ro filter after my softener and I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By The Big Buddha
Quilt batting, for floss. Pot scrubbers. ...

Quilt batting, for floss.
Pot scrubbers.
Those are cheap alternatives.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By The Big Buddha
The ripple is gassing of the co2, so I am just...

The ripple is gassing of the co2, so I am just wasting co2 at that point, right?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-04-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,732
Posted By The Big Buddha
Videos! Please !!!! Great work!

Videos! Please !!!!
Great work!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By The Big Buddha
CO2 reaction time....

Newbie to co2, I have my c02 come on 2 hrs before the lights at 2.5 bps with a ceramic diffuser in my 40B. When my lights come on the drop checker is blue, after 1 hour of lights the drop checker...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By The Big Buddha
What is your drop checker showing at the end of...

What is your drop checker showing at the end of the photo period, and before the lights come on?
How many BPS?
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