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Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By gbhil
that was a typo :P 1 inch wide, 1 inch tall, 11...

that was a typo :P 1 inch wide, 1 inch tall, 11 inches long
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By gbhil
I hate to use the word "any" :P You just...

I hate to use the word "any" :P

You just need a ballast for two 24watt t5HO lamps. There are a lot of options out there, but I think the two best are both in this thread.

If you just want to...
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By gbhil
Then you'll have little issue. It's an easy,...

Then you'll have little issue. It's an easy, straightforward process provided you understand the three-wire diagram.

If you have it open, and have a fan to put in place, that's always a good idea....
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By gbhil
Go to an electrical supply house and tell them...

Go to an electrical supply house and tell them you need a
Sunpark T5120-2/24HO MPF or equivalent, both in spec and in size. They will have a book or two to dig in and will likely have what you need...
Forum: Fish 03-23-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By gbhil
If you can remove whatever the eggs are attached...

If you can remove whatever the eggs are attached to, hatching fertile angelfish eggs yourself is very easy.

1. Go to the supermarket, buy a 1 gallon glass jar of pickles. Do whatever you like with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By gbhil
Old style Clarity Plus flatback hex. Replaced by...

Old style Clarity Plus flatback hex. Replaced by the "Clear for Life" brand. As mentioned, they are extremely heavy — even when empty.

The new model retails for about $800 without the stand or the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By gbhil
How do you label your submersed plants?

With 21 species/cultivars/whatever you want to call them of Buces I'm at the point where a little sketch isn't cutting it anymore.

I know some of you guys have extensive collections, and was...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-18-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By gbhil
If it's any consolation, I have a handful that...

If it's any consolation, I have a handful that I'm blasting light, CO2 and flow over to try and get them to bronze up. But they just get greener lol.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Bought it right here on TPT. Without doing a...

Bought it right here on TPT.
Without doing a "vendor" review, I can say it's the best moss I've ever seen.
Forum: Fish 03-17-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By gbhil
Once you have any disease issues sorted out (I'm...

Once you have any disease issues sorted out (I'm no help, not ever really had to deal with anything more serious than Ich — knock on wood) you'll need to sort those Angels.

Eventually, you're...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
71.5F (+/- 1). Adjacent tanks are 76, and my...

71.5F (+/- 1). Adjacent tanks are 76, and my little surface cooling rig won't take it any lower. Room is 72 year around (climate controlled basement office).

I could set the temp anywhere between...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By gbhil
Holy equipment, Batman

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2RcMomKr9qw/UydYnoD7kNI/AAAAAAAAnVo/NQTrRCxIG1g/w815-h611-no/FTS-3-17-14.jpg

A few changes.

Pennywort is gone. Was inhibiting light, and was an algae magnet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By gbhil
Only the equipment. The sanitizer turned the...

Only the equipment. The sanitizer turned the water into milk by the time I realized something had happened a few hours later. My little friend was happy to show me the "medicine" she put in the tank...
Forum: Plants 03-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By gbhil
That looks like H. difformas Water Wisteria. ...

That looks like H. difformas Water Wisteria.

It grows differently emersed than it does submerged.

Emersed:
http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Decor%20162.jpg

Submerged:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By gbhil
My nightmare already came true. A five year...

My nightmare already came true.

A five year old squeezed an entire bottle of hand sanitizer into the sump shared with 5 apisto breeding tanks. Those were the prettiest double reds I have ever...
Forum: Fish 03-15-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By gbhil
I just moved about 20 half-grown chilis into a 40...

I just moved about 20 half-grown chilis into a 40 breeder with an established school of Ember tetras. They get plenty to eat when using frozen baby brine shrimp, and also find a good meal while...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Screw it. Going back to Apistos :P So it...

Screw it. Going back to Apistos :P

So it seems that everyone has a different method of success.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Using this formula on my water: TDS: 171 GH:...

Using this formula on my water:
TDS: 171
GH: 7
KH: 1

Tell me that's good and I'll <3 you forever :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Forum needs a like button. Thanks a ton.

Forum needs a like button. Thanks a ton.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-09-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Indeed. It's perfect in there. You'll...

Indeed. It's perfect in there.



You'll laugh at me for what I'm about to say.
I thought of just this (using some chili rasboras from my wife's tank), but was afraid that fish might introduce...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
I hate snails. Knowing that I don't need them...

I hate snails. Knowing that I don't need them even with just a few shrimp is the best news I've heard today.

And I assumed that Amazonia was Iron poor for some reason. Nice to know that it's not....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-08-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By gbhil
Almost ready for King Kongs, but have a couple questions

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iu3xUqOf7dE/UxuStcu2ebI/AAAAAAAAm8c/dJ-Rllc1tS8/w1216-h912-no/Tank-1-3-2.jpg

Tank has been up and running for about 6 weeks.
10 Gallon LFS special
New...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-07-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By gbhil
Love the arches in the wood, and the angle. Ferns...

Love the arches in the wood, and the angle. Ferns and moss on that wood will work very nicely I think.

Really want to see it when (if) the Vals go wild. I have a feeling that it will feel more...
Forum: Fish 03-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By gbhil
The labyrinth pattern in the male's dorsal just...

The labyrinth pattern in the male's dorsal just screams Moliwe. Not showing the female, which is equally beautiful, was a bit of trickery lol

If you breed them, I know one person who is fine not...
Forum: Fish 03-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By gbhil
Moilwe. One of my favorites. You have a...

Moilwe. One of my favorites.

You have a beautiful specimen there.
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