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Forum: Tank Journals 02-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
Week One

Last weekend I finally had everything I needed to get the tank planted and filled with water.

First layer is MGOPM topped with a bit of planting medium I got at my local pet store and then the...
Forum: DIY 02-04-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 228,624
Posted By emilmiot
36 Gallon Bowfront Stand

I came across this thread while poking around in the DIY area, so I thought I would post pictures of a stand I just finished. Aquarium is not set up yet, but my plants should arrive soon, so we're...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By emilmiot
First Real Planted Tank

I've got another thread out there about my 36 gallon bowfront, but this is the 20 gallon I kept mentioning that I needed to tear down and move upstairs. In the process I rebuilt it to be a fully...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
After a bit of research here's what I'm thinking...

After a bit of research here's what I'm thinking of for plants and I'm wondering if people have any general comments on the combination?
Background middle: Rotala Indica (bunch)
Background/Sides:...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
Final Resting Place

This is the stand in it's final resting place. Hoping to get the substrate and plants inside in a couple of weeks.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
Finished Stand in My Shop

This is a shot of the stand when it's pretty much done in my shop. On the left side I put a small shelf to hold food, test equipment etc. Below that books. On the right side I had to leave a...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
A Work in Progress

Here's a shot of the stand as I'm gluing it together in my workshop. Lots of clamps in action. The stand is made out of oak plywood with solid oak trim around it.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
Finally Some Time...

Okay. Well after many months and a lot of idle time I was able to make some progress. I moved my smaller 20 gallon tank upstairs into the bedroom to make room for the new one. I spent the last few...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
The latest news: Purchased my CO2 system, (the...

The latest news:
Purchased my CO2 system, (the one Brian_Cali77 references above). I purchased a 5lb tank from amazon as well as a few other odds and ends.
Stopped by the tractor supply company...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-15-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By emilmiot
Callyft, I think you nailed it on the head! A...

Callyft, I think you nailed it on the head! A couple of google image searches matched what I have with "banded iron formation". Found a good description of the rock contents on one site:...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-15-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By emilmiot
I was more just curious as to what kind of rock...

I was more just curious as to what kind of rock it might be from an educational perspective and I thought perhaps this would be a good place to ask. With the iron contained in the rock I wondered...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-13-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By emilmiot
Geologists Out There?

Any geologists out there who can tell me what type of rock this is? I got it years ago in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I had it in a tank many years ago without any issues but I'm curious if...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
All right, you've convinced me. I ordered the...

All right, you've convinced me. I ordered the "Premium AQUATEK CO2 Regulator with Integrated cool touch Solenoid" from eBay - $79. Working on a CO2 cylinder from Amazon and a few extra parts. It...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
CO2 Options?

So I'm rethinking this whole CO2 thing. I could use this DIY one on my smaller 20 gallon tank and purchase a pressurized CO2 system for what will be my heavily planted 36 gallon. I'm a little vague...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
I have a question as far as planting the plants...

I have a question as far as planting the plants I'm hoping more experience members can offer some thoughts on. When I've done small planted bowls I added the miracle grow, added enough water to make...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
Yeah, I kind of wondered if that wattage wouldn't...

Yeah, I kind of wondered if that wattage wouldn't be a bit excessive. I was thinking one dual lamp might not be enough - 48 watts. I just watched my 20 gallon go through 2 months of green water...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By emilmiot
36 Gallon Bowfront In It's Genesis

So after going back to college for 3 1/2 years to finish my bachelors degree I bought myself a graduation gift. I've tinkered with plants in tanks with some success but I'm finally on my way to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 65,361
Posted By emilmiot
Always enjoyed playing in the dirt...

wkndracer - first member coining the phrase on TPT
nonconductive, Member #2 VP & Tye Dye Frisbee Hater, kamikazi #3, wespastor #4, demonr6 #5, DogFish #6, driftwoodhunter #7, Bahugo #8, firefiend...
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