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Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
In 2012, it was water sprite. Now it's 2014 and...

In 2012, it was water sprite. Now it's 2014 and it's bolbitis.

And in two weeks I'm going to nuke this tank and start a completely new scape. I went three years with the same basic scape--lots of...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By sns26
I hate the look of things going over my rimless...

I hate the look of things going over my rimless tank's rim. Currently there is nothing that goes over it and I want to keep it that way. (Everything is plumbed through the bottom--heaters, reactor,...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By sns26
Would these work for airline tubing? Airline has...

Would these work for airline tubing? Airline has a 3/16" OD, and the smallest one of these valves is 1/4.
Forum: DIY 10-21-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By sns26
Check valve for liquid flow from dosing pump?

Hi all,

I dose macro/micro fertilizers using peristaltic pumps (Drew's Dosers). The fertilizers flow through airline tubing into holes in the side of my PVC Rex-style CO2 reactor.

Short...
Forum: Plants 06-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By sns26
The picture is a little misleading because one of...

The picture is a little misleading because one of the two lily plants is a dwarf--the smaller leaves are from the dwarf plant.
Forum: Plants 06-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By sns26
What is happening to my water lilies?!

I built a little outdoor pond a few weeks ago and put in two potted water lilies. One is from a whiskey barrel pond I've had for a few years. The other is new from a reputable supplier. Both are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,673
Posted By sns26
+1 on some of the sentiments above. Learning to...

+1 on some of the sentiments above. Learning to build my stand was a real education in the value of time. People have asked me many times to build them a stand, not knowing that they are asking for...
Forum: Lighting 06-01-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,429
Posted By sns26
How many of you use LEDs for freshwater?

I use LEDs, and if you search around you'll see my tank journal. It's been about two years since I did my build and I can say the following:

1. Plants grow like mad for me. Fortunately, I can dim...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
The skimmer is one of the standard cheap ones you...

The skimmer is one of the standard cheap ones you find online. It's meant for installation on a canister filter intake and has an adjustment to control the ratio of water taken from surface to water...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
And a full tank...

And a full tank shot...http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/07/qudajygy.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Okay, more pix. You can now see the leaf-shaped...

Okay, more pix. You can now see the leaf-shaped door pulls and the surface skimmer intake. And the new rats nest of electronics including a reef keeper lite and two peristaltic dosing pumps. All of...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Still going! I killed all my fish with a Prime...

Still going! I killed all my fish with a Prime fail (I forgot to add it) but the shrimp population exploded. I now have tons of rcs in there and a few CRS. How can I improve CRS reproduction and...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,147
Posted By sns26
From what I can tell, the problem is that the...

From what I can tell, the problem is that the black plastic "ball" is really two ears that close off the valve when in the correct position. When you are turning the valve to that position, the shape...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,147
Posted By sns26
Thanks!

I made the tool you suggested, closed the valve to disconnect the rest of the plumbing, then drained the tank low enough to replace the valve. The tool will make it easier to regularly open/close the...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,147
Posted By sns26
Stuck/sticking pvc ball valves?

I have several pvc ball valves in my under-tank plumbing setup, and after a year of use, the ones I don't use regularly have become very hard to turn. The biggest pain of all is that the two main...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Water movement. When the tank grew in it really...

Water movement. When the tank grew in it really needed it. It never did squat to address the film. I really need to take some pictures of my hard-plumbed surface skimmer for you. It's the bees knees,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
I think that's the secret. Patience. I really...

I think that's the secret. Patience. I really tried to research everything and think it through before I did it. But it's still imperfect--the tank got overgrown and the necessary teardown made it...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Thanks! I too couldn't stomach spending big bucks...

Thanks! I too couldn't stomach spending big bucks on a P.O.S. made out of pine. But materials alone for this build--a full sheet of 1/2" cherry ply, heatsink, LEDs etc--were easily over $700. There's...
Forum: DIY 03-25-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,422
Posted By sns26
I put the knobs in the same spot on each door, so...

I put the knobs in the same spot on each door, so presumably straightening out any door errors will line the knobs up too. But (a) I think this is an optical illusion, (b) I'm not going to check if...
Forum: DIY 03-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,422
Posted By sns26
Cripes, are my doors really that askew?! I swear...

Cripes, are my doors really that askew?! I swear it's an optical illusion. And now the knobs look crooked. @#$@. Where's that tape.
Forum: DIY 03-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,422
Posted By sns26
I gave up...

I finally broke down and put some knobs on. I suppose I can always tape over the holes if I don't like them. But my wife bought them for me for my birthday so I'd probably get some flak for that.
Forum: DIY 03-19-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,814
Posted By sns26
Ditto - I too pieced together my centerpiece with...

Ditto - I too pieced together my centerpiece with stainless screws and drilled slate. But I had to do a lot of fiddling to get it to look right. Hot glue would have been MUCH easier.

One thing I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
My problem isn't finding the motivation to make...

My problem isn't finding the motivation to make these things--it's finding the time!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Thanks for the compliments on the stand. I've...

Thanks for the compliments on the stand. I've learned a lot from it; if I make another one I will use a truly rimless tank (mine has a bottom rim) and have a stone cabinet top. So much easier than...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,027
Posted By sns26
Thanks! The tank looks pretty denuded now because...

Thanks! The tank looks pretty denuded now because it all got overgrown. I need to figure out how to get it to a good spot and then turn the lighting down to keep it there.
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