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Forum: Plants Today, 03:20 AM
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Posted By creekbottom
Do not grow Fissidens emersed!!! It does...

Do not grow Fissidens emersed!!! It does horribly. Other mosses grow fine, I have found maybe a little faster. But emersed is always algae free :)
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By creekbottom
I have a steel outlet pipe that I got from a...

I have a steel outlet pipe that I got from a member here when he was still making them. I love it. It looks so clean in the tank, I never worry about working around it, and it never accumulates...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By creekbottom
Check out this post: ...

Check out this post: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=148509

It answers so many questions.

most regs have 1/4" fittings, you can change the bottle fittings to a cga 320...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By creekbottom
I've gotten most of my stuff off [Ebay Link...

I've gotten most of my stuff off [Ebay Link Removed] You can search just in Canada, or be patient and find good deals even with shipping from the states. I was lucky enough to find a needle valve...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By creekbottom
I've used expensive Swagelok check valves, and...

I've used expensive Swagelok check valves, and the cheapo's from Hong Kong. And the cheapos from Hong Kong have been more reliable than anything!
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By creekbottom
Do you have a needle valve on it? Just the...

Do you have a needle valve on it? Just the regulator alone won't be good enough to lower the flow to your tank, no matter what regulator you have.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By creekbottom
So the end of the tubing has to be cut flush or...

So the end of the tubing has to be cut flush or you can't insert it far enough and it won't seal.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 477
Posted By creekbottom
I think it depends on the color of your...

I think it depends on the color of your substrate. With black sand I use a black background. With play sand or similarly light colors I use a dark blue.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By creekbottom
That's what SMC calls their mini needle valves. ...

That's what SMC calls their mini needle valves. AS 1200 series. Recommended from Bettatail, he uses them in some of his builds.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By creekbottom
7mm and 1/4"

So what do you do when you buy a speed control valve for your CO2 system and you have to buy it in metric? The manufacturer recommends 7mm, which should also accomodate 1/4 tubing. Now that I have...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By creekbottom
I have the eheim, and love it. I think it...

I have the eheim, and love it. I think it depends what fish you have in the tank. I have zebra danios and I think they actually like jumping in and out of it. There are always snails in it, and...
Forum: Substrate 09-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By creekbottom
I don't, but it's Edmonton, there should be...

I don't, but it's Edmonton, there should be someone who does.

Are you a member on Alberta Aquatica? It's everything fish in Alberta, someone there would know.
Forum: Substrate 09-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By creekbottom
check natures corner store on 51 ave. They...

check natures corner store on 51 ave. They usually have that kind of thing.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By creekbottom
Good thing you are just dating her, and not the...

Good thing you are just dating her, and not the family! But seriously, if you want to make a good impression, get good clothes. Not the short sleeves and khakis.
Forum: Substrate 09-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By creekbottom
For the soil, yes it likely would be the same as...

For the soil, yes it likely would be the same as sitting on the glass. However, you are putting a pillow of gravel on the bottom of the tank, that will get very little water circulation because of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By creekbottom
At no point, EVER, is it appropriate for the tie...

At no point, EVER, is it appropriate for the tie to migrate from your neck to your forehead.

EVER.
Forum: Fish 08-29-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By creekbottom
If it jumped, it is truly amazing how small that...

If it jumped, it is truly amazing how small that carcass will shrink as it dries out. If it died in the tank, a small fish can completely disappear fairly quickly. I had a praecox rainbow die in...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By creekbottom
Dont' go cheap. Analog or digital timers on the...

Dont' go cheap. Analog or digital timers on the cheap do not work, or do not work for very long.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By creekbottom
Shorts, cargo pants, and a polo is not dressed...

Shorts, cargo pants, and a polo is not dressed up! Go to a menswear store, and look lost. When a lovely salesperson walks up to help you, you just say, "I need to look good for a party." They'll...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By creekbottom
I'm on my macbook pro. None of the IMG links for...

I'm on my macbook pro. None of the IMG links for any of the pics can be copied anymore. I logged out then logged back in again, still doesn't work.

Weird, just tried again, and now it works.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By creekbottom
Does Photobucket have a daily limit?

Does photobucket limit how many times you can link to an image in a day?

It let me do 4, but no go on the 5th.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-28-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,391
Posted By creekbottom
When was the last time you saw a forest that was...

When was the last time you saw a forest that was all prim and proper and tidy? I also tend to go for the jungle look in my tanks, and never really liked the false creek look in a planted tank.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By creekbottom
LFS screening customers?

There is a LFS in my city that usually carries a wide selection of plants and livestock, and they are usually good quality. The advice is sometimes suspect as one day he tried telling me that I...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By creekbottom
Tropica doesn't even list Blyxa in their...

Tropica doesn't even list Blyxa in their catalogue!!! Somebody lied... Starting to think it's E. tenellus.
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By creekbottom
Hmm, I've grown vallisneria, this isn't that. ...

Hmm, I've grown vallisneria, this isn't that. It's dwarf sag sized but the leaves are not as thick, more grass like. Runners aren't as long either, node about every inch, consistently.

And not...
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