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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By talontsiawd
Any reason you need it to be the exact same size?...

Any reason you need it to be the exact same size? The only reason I ask is I feel that 45cm/18in gives more lighting options, or at least lighting that will fit the tank perfectly. There are plenty...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,632
Posted By talontsiawd
That is one thing to consider as well. Even...

That is one thing to consider as well. Even though a CO2 regulator should last basically forever, especially on an aquarium, it is hard to compare both a DIY product, and a used product, to...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-27-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By talontsiawd
I would also be concerned about super glue but...

I would also be concerned about super glue but like you said, why not test it. I think individual "branches" would be fair easier and still can be pleasing, plus it's much easier for maintenance. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 513
Posted By talontsiawd
My friend just bought a 120 with a nice stand for...

My friend just bought a 120 with a nice stand for around $1200 or so at our LFS. It could have been more, I don't really recall. Obviously Craigslist is much cheaper but he was able to match the...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,632
Posted By talontsiawd
GLA is seemingly worth it. I have yet to deal...

GLA is seemingly worth it. I have yet to deal with them but I have yet to see anyone unhappy either. I have seen plenty of people unhappy with other regulators.

Comparing it to DIY is not...
Forum: Substrate 03-23-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By talontsiawd
I can tell you one thing for certain, if you...

I can tell you one thing for certain, if you don't like the color of your substrate, you probably never will. That alone is reason enough to replace it for me, which I have done myself.

As for...
Forum: Substrate 03-23-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By talontsiawd
I like the stuff quite a bit. One word of...

I like the stuff quite a bit. One word of warning though, do not use this with a magnetic cleaner, it will stick to it and scratch your tank.

Is it worth it more so than regular sand, I don't...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By talontsiawd
I have seen a few on ebay that don't require high...

I have seen a few on ebay that don't require high working pressure but I also don't like to put cheap things inline because you never know how well they will hold up. All were from HK. The Cal Aqua...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By talontsiawd
I, like many, have a problem keeping a QT tank as...

I, like many, have a problem keeping a QT tank as such. It always becomes a nano. While I don't disagree that it would be a good idea to sterilize the tank after each batch of fish and start over,...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By talontsiawd
As many others said, I only use them on tanks...

As many others said, I only use them on tanks with fry. I have not tried SS ones but the foam ones do actually keep the filter clean for longer, however the maintenance of cleaning the prefilter...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By talontsiawd
Don't get me wrong, I have had plenty of tanks...

Don't get me wrong, I have had plenty of tanks that I enjoyed that did not have CO2 but simply being cautious goes a long way. A PH controller will make sure you don't gas the fish, there is plenty...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By talontsiawd
I find my Ecco 2234 is very quiet. It is...

I find my Ecco 2234 is very quiet. It is virtually unnoticeable and I have yet to set it up on a setup where it has actually been enclosed in a cabinet. It was either with a metal stand or on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By talontsiawd
I would go with a 2215 or an Ecco 2234. Very...

I would go with a 2215 or an Ecco 2234. Very similar but the Ecco is a bit easier to deal with, get mixed reviews on here but I like mine.

The major downside of a 2217 on an ADA tank is simply...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,462
Posted By talontsiawd
All my tanks but one are torn down. Here is my...

All my tanks but one are torn down. Here is my last setup, with just the basics, then with everything. Was pretty cramped at the end.

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Forum: Aquascaping 03-22-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By talontsiawd
The plants we use are basically aquatic weeds. ...

The plants we use are basically aquatic weeds. Not impossible to kill but replanting will not harm them.
Forum: Lighting 03-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By talontsiawd
It's hard to say without more info. To my...

It's hard to say without more info. To my knowledge, CFL bulbs put out a lot more light when they are positioned horizontally in some sort of fixture that has reflectors. It almost seems like the...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By talontsiawd
You have the right idea, especially for a...

You have the right idea, especially for a mountain scape. I have the same problem with my placements as you have in most your examples, either one rock seems to point the wrong way, or the rocks all...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By talontsiawd
If you just keep the lines out of the water, you...

If you just keep the lines out of the water, you have no need for check valves. I had mine setup that way for that reason, since my containers were not sealed, any potential siphon could be bad.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By talontsiawd
Most people will have both the intake and outflow...

Most people will have both the intake and outflow on one side of the tank. The idea, with enough flow, is that the water circulates in an oval for better CO2 distribution. In practice, I don't...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,119
Posted By talontsiawd
As many stated that tank is far less about...

As many stated that tank is far less about equipment than it is about design. Almost all the plants are super easy to grow and really don't need the powerful lighting and CO2 he has, though almost...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By talontsiawd
I believe people have replaced the hosing with...

I believe people have replaced the hosing with traditional vinyl tubing without any adapters on these filters and if I am correct, I don't believe it was challenging. I have never owned a Fluval...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By talontsiawd
I know a lot of people are concerned about...

I know a lot of people are concerned about killing BB but I found little difference between rinsing them in tank water (out of the tank) or just spraying them down with a hose. Granted all my tanks...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By talontsiawd
It has been done before. I think I saw a build...

It has been done before. I think I saw a build with more than 3, going from a very high PSI to progressively lower.

In some regards I think it makes more sense than a dual stage because it can...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By talontsiawd
Does it have to be glass? You could easily use...

Does it have to be glass? You could easily use window screen, even using a coarser material if you don't want it to lower your lighting levels as much.

I would not use acrylic as it always sags...
Forum: Lighting 02-27-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,980
Posted By talontsiawd
I don't know if they all use similar power...

I don't know if they all use similar power supplies but I know some have made it work with Current's Ramp Timer. That will give you effects and will work as a dimmer.
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