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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By lksdrinker
Seems pricey to me; but I can only compare to the...

Seems pricey to me; but I can only compare to the prices of a glass tank. Not sure if acrylic really increases the value all that much. If this was a glass tank I would probably offer around $150...
Forum: Dustin's Fish Tanks 07-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By lksdrinker
Good deal! Haven't seen a video from Dustin that...

Good deal! Haven't seen a video from Dustin that I havent enjoyed and he seems like a real good guy. I emailed him when I was first looking at setting up my dirted tank and Dustin took the time to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By lksdrinker
I tried the plastidip on the back of a 55 gallon....

I tried the plastidip on the back of a 55 gallon. Came out great; but required many more coats than I ever expected to get full coverage. I went through at least 3 cans to cover that one tank well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,240
Posted By lksdrinker
So the leaky tetra tank I have is nothing more...

So the leaky tetra tank I have is nothing more than a complaint/opinion rather than experience? Yet someone else with a tank that bows shows their experience? Experience in the hobby and activity...
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 622
Posted By lksdrinker
Even if you dont plan on breeding, I would get a...

Even if you dont plan on breeding, I would get a male/female combo. That will likely result in the best coloration of both fish.

Also, do yourself a favor and find a reputable breeder. I see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,240
Posted By lksdrinker
While I dont have a complete failure to report,...

While I dont have a complete failure to report, my tetra tank that leaked from the get go is certainly not very reassuring. I dont think many of us buy a brand new tank and expect to have to reseal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By lksdrinker
Hose and a razor blade works for me. Got this 72...

Hose and a razor blade works for me. Got this 72 gal bowfront pretty much 100% clean in about 10 minutes.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,240
Posted By lksdrinker
The last tetra tank I got isn't the greatest. ...

The last tetra tank I got isn't the greatest. But I dont know if I would say it isn't "good". Seems the quality just isnt the same as some of the other brands. Looks like they use the least amount...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By lksdrinker
Wow. maybe I'm getting a bit jaded; but that...

Wow. maybe I'm getting a bit jaded; but that sounds pretty expensive for a used setup. I would pay no more than $1/gallon for a used tank (considering you can get a new tank for that price when the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,240
Posted By lksdrinker
Any know if Petsmart will sell the better quality...

Any know if Petsmart will sell the better quality tanks as part of their sale? If I'm not mistaken petco no longer includes anything other than tetra brand tanks for the $1/gallon sale? I know a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By lksdrinker
Salt is a mineral so what you're really seeing is...

Salt is a mineral so what you're really seeing is "mineral creep". I too get that salt creep look and never add salt to my tanks. I think its a sign of hard water if I'm not mistaken.

To the OP:...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By lksdrinker
What type of bloodworms? I've heard the freeze...

What type of bloodworms? I've heard the freeze dried bloodworms can sometimes expand once ingested causing similar issues.

You could also try feeding some cooked and skinned peas. That is...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By lksdrinker
Try plugging into a different outlet (and/or a...

Try plugging into a different outlet (and/or a different house altogether) to see if you get the same symptom/result?
Forum: Fish 06-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By lksdrinker
What caused the mate to die and how old was that...

What caused the mate to die and how old was that mate? Supposedly the lifespan of most GBRs is rather short. With that in mind, this 2 year old fish could be an old timer and may be nearing the end.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By lksdrinker
I'll also chime in and say 12 hours is too much...

I'll also chime in and say 12 hours is too much with the light. Keep it down at 8 hours or so a day; and maybe even split that up into two 4 hour periods.

You should expect to see all of your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By lksdrinker
What are you trying to glue together?

What are you trying to glue together?
Forum: Fish 06-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By lksdrinker
I see a male and a female. What I've come to...

I see a male and a female. What I've come to find is that looking at the anal fin is the best way to sex them as the other traits tend to be muddled and/or difficult to discern.

In the males, the...
Forum: Lighting 05-19-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By lksdrinker
I ended up removing the inner half of the bracket...

I ended up removing the inner half of the bracket and replaced with some plastic that I cut out of an index card box/holder. I glued that into place and then glued the whole bracket into the "track"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By lksdrinker
Thats always up to the end user if you ask me. ...

Thats always up to the end user if you ask me. If you're comfortable trying to reseal it then you might as well go ahead and do it. On the otherhand, if the tank is not leaking now and you don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By lksdrinker
Cant say what might have happened to the shrmip;...

Cant say what might have happened to the shrmip; but I often have trouble finding one (or more) of the three amano shrimp in my tank. Granted, its a bit tougher in a 72 gallon tank than in might be...
Forum: Lighting 05-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By lksdrinker
I had to modify the legs on mine because of that...

I had to modify the legs on mine because of that reason. I removed half of the foot and cut a new piece larger piece of plastic (used an index card box) to replace it. I also glued the whole thing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By lksdrinker
I'm not sure what exactly you are preparing? ...

I'm not sure what exactly you are preparing? de-chlorinated water? Having water ready to go is an essential for saltwater tanks but not usually for freshwater tanks. Although I guess there is...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,702
Posted By lksdrinker
I'm digging it! Looks like this will be a great...

I'm digging it! Looks like this will be a great setup.

The sump design looks pretty simple but has lots of potential. Seems like you're not using that first chamber to its max potential though. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By lksdrinker
Mine is in a dirted tank and does no digging that...

Mine is in a dirted tank and does no digging that I've seen yet. I've had it about 6 weeks or so now and it seems to stay on the surface of the substrate.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By lksdrinker
I honestly dont know all too much about it yet,...

I honestly dont know all too much about it yet, but I recently picked up a black rabbit snail that looks pretty cool. (LFS actually sold it as an elephant snail)
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