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Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By manik
Smile Thanks for the thoughts. :) I haven't found a...

Thanks for the thoughts. :) I haven't found a fert routine yet. I was EI dosing for a bit after the initial planting. The tank started to cycle and I stopped dosing to wait until I could get...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-14-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
The moss has never been trimmed. It's soooper...

The moss has never been trimmed. It's soooper slow growing. I've never trimmed moss.... I'm a little hesitant to trim it, cause it could look ugly for a while. I need to stare at it more, in order...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-14-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
horrible pictures :(

horrible pictures :(
Forum: Tank Journals 12-14-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
A well deserved update

Two months after planting. THe HC is growing in amazingly, well... most everything is. The xmas moss is taking off. The Ludwigia is a weed at this point. The Luminaria didnt do so well after the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-17-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,170
Posted By manik
Beautiful DW!

Beautiful DW!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
Good to know. Isn't there some kind of cat...

Good to know. Isn't there some kind of cat litter people talk about here, for substrates? It could be my mind that imagining things, it's been known to do that occasionally
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
I wouldn't de-rim that tank. Too much length on...

I wouldn't de-rim that tank. Too much length on the front. It would definitely bow out, and hopefully not too much. If the glass was 1/2"... then I'd think about it, but I'm pretty sure it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-15-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By manik
A new high tech setup, at that. Got a quote from...

A new high tech setup, at that. Got a quote from amazon right now, 443 for both. OUCH :icon_eek:.

BTW... I'd choose Halo. And for 443, it'd better be worth it.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-15-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By manik
I don't have a TV either. It's kinda a big deal,...

I don't have a TV either. It's kinda a big deal, the amount of $$$ I could spend on this endevour. Even just for simple, but new products.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
Go MTS or AS! I also considered Stratum for a...

Go MTS or AS! I also considered Stratum for a minute before setting up my new tank. Where are you? I think Green Mach. is in the UK. I beleive they're resellers of AS as well, shipping to the US...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-15-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By manik
Haha. Nice post. I just went in to check the...

Haha. Nice post. I just went in to check the prices of an xbox today. This would be my first gaming system since... Sega Genesis! I'm finding it harder to talk myself out of it.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
If you went reef. We'd have to kick you off...

If you went reef. We'd have to kick you off TPT... and then kill you. :wink:
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
Isn't that tank in the video amazing :). ...

Isn't that tank in the video amazing :). Interesting layout, how it's bermed on the sides like that. Love the river stones too. Check their website out, it's all inspiring stuff.

IME, play sand...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-13-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,638
Posted By manik
Nice find on a 33long. Seems like a great...

Nice find on a 33long. Seems like a great size... too bad its not rimless, now that would be cool! Check this for some inspiration on a long setup

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Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
I think I may have possibly found the issue with...

I think I may have possibly found the issue with my drop checker. I tested the "4dKH" solution I made, from a recipe I found here. Yep... 20 drops later, still no change in color from my API KH...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
I need a better camera...

I need a better camera...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
New pics!

I just took these tonight. Everything is coming in pretty well. The first signs of algae have certainly appeared. I've cut the lights down 2 hours daily. The LFS didn't receive any ottos this...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By manik
I just went pressurized. Milwaukee regulator...

I just went pressurized.
Milwaukee regulator w/ solenoid $100 (mine works fine, but I've heard others have problems with them)
CO2 canister $60
Gas (+/- 3 month supply) $20
Diffuser $14
Tubing...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
Thanks Kratos! I'm slightly in love with it. I...

Thanks Kratos! I'm slightly in love with it. I think I spend more of my time looking at it than I spend with my dog :confused1:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By manik
I got a piece of acrylic, cut it to size and...

I got a piece of acrylic, cut it to size and added rubber grommets to any hosing or wires. I even put weather stripping on it, and used packaging tape for any seams. The lights will be off in 2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By manik
I've made a sump for my 40b. (check my journal)....

I've made a sump for my 40b. (check my journal). I have one for my 20L saltwater, and now for my 40B planted. I've had to work on the noise a little bit, but I've pretty much dialed in why it make...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,510
Posted By manik
Did a 10 gal water change today. Created a lid...

Did a 10 gal water change today. Created a lid for the sump to try an keep some of the CO2 in the water. I'm not sure how well it's going to work. It's difficult to try and seal the tubes and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By manik
farrenator commented on my journal as well...

farrenator commented on my journal as well regarding this question. due to me having a sump, I may need to cover the sump to keep the co2 from off gassing as well. Sounds like a great point. Does...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-03-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By manik
Drop checker question

I've run my CO2 for a couple of days now. I made a 4Dkh solution, installed the DC with the solution and about 2 drops of the Ph solution. After 8 hours of CO2 at about 2bps (which, btw is really...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-03-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,995
Posted By manik
Ooohh man! Bummer, I'm sorry. Lil guy explored...

Ooohh man! Bummer, I'm sorry. Lil guy explored too far
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