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Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,830
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Guilty, I did not read the whole listing. But I...

Guilty, I did not read the whole listing. But I would have stayed clear of a post that says both since that would mean they could send me a DC and then I might have trouble returning it. I got my 10...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,830
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
That is a 12V DC flood light. you cannot just...

That is a 12V DC flood light. you cannot just hook it up to a plug. you need to hook it up to a power supply. You overpaid too. return it if u can and get an AC model.


As for the 30" depth, let...
Forum: DIY 02-11-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I believe I used 3/4" pipe. I will have to find a...

I believe I used 3/4" pipe. I will have to find a scrap that has the markings on it. Kinda hard to read through paint. :)
Forum: Lighting 02-02-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,830
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I have a 10w and I just got a 30w today!...

I have a 10w and I just got a 30w today! something was rattling around so I took off the back and..... the driver was attached with 1 screw and 2-sided tape that was stapled to the heat sink. removed...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
originally I used it straight. Right now I'm...

originally I used it straight. Right now I'm using it to cap Miracle Grow.
Forum: DIY 01-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
just layout the parts as shown, glue together,...

just layout the parts as shown, glue together, and drill holes every inch. make the holes small to start with and then you can tweak by drilling every-other hole larger until you get the flow you are...
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Same here. Bought 3 bags of the black for online...

Same here. Bought 3 bags of the black for online price. Didn't rinse or anything. Just put it in and filled tank halfway and let it sit for a day. Then I filled it up the rest of the way and plugged...
Forum: Substrate 01-14-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,858
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I have been using it alone in a 20 gallon for...

I have been using it alone in a 20 gallon for about a year. Growth was slow until I added more fish a couple months back and the growth too off. I got it for less than $8 since my store matched the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,858
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
How does a 210 gallon tank go dry?

How does a 210 gallon tank go dry?
Forum: DIY 01-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/Turtlemaxxx...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/Turtlemaxxx/Planted%20tanks/IMG_0590_zps83d885fc.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/Turtlemaxxx/Planted%20tanks/IMG_0552_zps00ec7ba8.jpg

This is...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I would be hooking up an fx5 to it and was...

I would be hooking up an fx5 to it and was curious about the inlet being at the bottom of the tank. Worried about a failure emptying my whole tank onto the floor. Any way to prevent that?
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Drilled overflow to canister intake conversion

Has anyone ever removed the factory overflow black box and hooked a canister up to the holes in the bottom of the tank before? I seem to remember seeing it done but can't find any now that i'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,858
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
So not true! We are just lurking and pretending...

So not true! We are just lurking and pretending this is the tank that lives in the basement that just magically does awesome! We could start some random banter to keep this thread posted on...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-29-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,256
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Your making me sad I got rid of by bow front...

Your making me sad I got rid of by bow front tank. Good job.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Forgot to add this picture yesterday. I just like...

Forgot to add this picture yesterday. I just like that they are actually in focus for once.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l319/Turtlemaxxx/Planted%20tanks/IMG_5885.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 11-28-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 20,687
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Very nice! will that mesh on the fiss carpet...

Very nice! will that mesh on the fiss carpet deteriorate or will it just be there until you get the itch to re-due everything?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-27-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Yeah, green algae, gotta love it. NOT! It's kinda...

Yeah, green algae, gotta love it. NOT! It's kinda hairy. Its progress seems to have halted with the reduced photo period so time to clean and see if it stays away or not. Also cleaned out the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,798
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Looking good man. My daughter was born sept 18th...

Looking good man. My daughter was born sept 18th 2011 and there has not been much time for tanks either. It is fun now to see her peering into them and trying to grab the fish though. Happy to see...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Update: We will just pretend I didn't get...

Update: We will just pretend I didn't get distracted by house and job and baby stuff.... Yeah, and my fish will start pooping gold.

About a week ago all my brown algae started to go away and now I...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-06-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I will try and get pictures up tonight. My tank...

I will try and get pictures up tonight. My tank is gassing a little bit, starting about the 20th, so 18 days and it was bubbling by itself. On about 10/18 I put the runt discus in this tank so he...
Forum: DIY 11-06-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,493
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
I have built all my stands. I model them up in...

I have built all my stands. I model them up in SolidWorks and give myself prints and cut sheets and do everything to make it as simple as possible... Then I rush and mess something up. Go slow. 2x4's...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,908
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
You are not doing anything for my case of MTS...

You are not doing anything for my case of MTS (multiple tank syndrome) at least now that we have a house and I can hide tanks in the basement my wife wont know I have relapsed until its too late!
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Oh, and i messed with all the flappers/ vents...

Oh, and i messed with all the flappers/ vents during the heat wave this summer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Thanks guys. Yes it is the duct work/ furnace....

Thanks guys. Yes it is the duct work/ furnace. The furnace blower is set to high but is one of those recalled "Pulse" furnaces (15-20 years old). It was checked and tuned up before sale. The other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By Turtlemaxxx
Thanks guys. My house is a 1945 cape cod, and the...

Thanks guys. My house is a 1945 cape cod, and the furnace upgrades don't seem to have been done right. I get almost no air to the upstairs with most vents closed. So if I open up the 1 basement vent...
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