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Forum: DIY 08-31-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,455
Posted By erthlng
Update - The pump died after just over 4 years...

Update -
The pump died after just over 4 years on continuous use. I put a new pump into the canister and it's off and running again.
Forum: DIY 05-27-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,492
Posted By erthlng
HypnoticAquatic, It's not really a constant...

HypnoticAquatic,

It's not really a constant fix regarding the water levels. The tank is covered and evaporation is minimal. I add maybe a cup of water to the 5 gallon tank every week. As the 4...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,492
Posted By erthlng
Originally I was playing around with the idea of...

Originally I was playing around with the idea of the algae actually sustaining everything in the tank. Snails eat it and produce the waste that feeds the Strawberries, but it looks like they are...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,455
Posted By erthlng
very easy, just fill up the intake with water...

very easy, just fill up the intake with water until it comes out the other side of the filter. Hook it up to the power source and it will just go. No hassle at all :-)
Forum: DIY 05-25-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,492
Posted By erthlng
Aquaponics project Update

So I ended up using what is know as Bubble-ponics for my aquaponics project.

I put a 14 inch long bubbler in the bottom of a fully cycled 5 gallon tank that is stocked with RCS and Ramshorn...
Forum: DIY 01-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 25,455
Posted By erthlng
Still going...

Just removed the pump from the filter for the first time in almost 2 years. Flushed it out with warm water and a bottle brush and popped it back into the Nano filter.

It's still pumping strong...
Forum: DIY 03-22-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,492
Posted By erthlng
Aeroponics & Filtration - Need some ideas...

Greetngs all,

So I've just about got everything together to do a small aeroponic planter that uses a 2.5 gallon nano tank as the supply of water and nutrients. The idea is to use the aeroponic...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-19-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
It did not work out so well. I've got so much...

It did not work out so well. I've got so much growth that it took maybe2-3 days before the rings started to get filled with salvinia and duck weed. At this point I'm just scooping out handfulls every...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
The soil substrate is below sand or gravel, so it...

The soil substrate is below sand or gravel, so it does not get stired up by the fish (in my tank). When I move plants around, I pull them slowly. The result is a minimal amount of soil getting mixed...
Forum: DIY 08-08-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By erthlng
I do harvest it, but the surface flow of the tank...

I do harvest it, but the surface flow of the tank has a tendency to leave some spaces open to the light and bunch up plants in other spaces. When I keep a thin layer over the entire tank with the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-08-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
The air hose, mini hula hoops is a very neat...

The air hose, mini hula hoops is a very neat idea. Another suggestion I got from the DIY forum on this board was to use petri dishes. I took a look around online and can get 20 5" dishes with lids...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By erthlng
Another very cool idea. Thanks!

Another very cool idea. Thanks!
Forum: DIY 08-07-2008, 03:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By erthlng
Interesting idea. What material would you suggest...

Interesting idea. What material would you suggest for the grid? Can you post a link to the materila you have in mind?



the nice part about the bubblewrap is that it moved up and down with the...
Forum: DIY 08-07-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By erthlng
Need some ideas for floating "Skylight" in tank

Greetings,

For about a month now, I've been experimenting with the concept of floating skylights on the surface of my 125g natural tank.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
Update on the skylights... It's been just...

Update on the skylights...

It's been just over a month since I put them in place. It appears that the bubbles in the bubble wrap can't take the intense light very well. They pop causing the edges...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-04-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
They leave him alone. He's one of the larger...

They leave him alone. He's one of the larger crays. There are a total of 6.
Forum: DIY 08-03-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,792
Posted By erthlng
Very nice. I like the wire ties that screw...

Very nice.
I like the wire ties that screw into the wood. I used zip ties every 6" or so. Keeping the wiring neat is critical for safety as well as appearance.

Also, don't forget to run...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-03-2008, 04:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
So I got 6 dwarf crayfish from milalic...

So I got 6 dwarf crayfish from milalic (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/milalic.html)

These are really fascinating little creatures. They are much more responsive than my cherry shrimp,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-30-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By erthlng
Gilligan, Thanks... Ms Walstad's book...

Gilligan,

Thanks...

Ms Walstad's book is a must read for anyone doing a natural tank . My tank would not be here if it was not for that book :thumbsup:

Phil
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-30-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By erthlng
DaveS, Thanks. It's been a really enjoyable...

DaveS,

Thanks. It's been a really enjoyable journey. Figuring out how to do the lighting in a big "El Natural" like this has taken quite a bit of experimentation. I can't emphasize enough how much...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-29-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,495
Posted By erthlng
I'm running 3wpg on a natural "low tech" tank,...

I'm running 3wpg on a natural "low tech" tank, but the light is cut back a great deal by using floaters. They love the intense light on the surface and do wonderful things in return like keeping the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
youareforever, I took a sheet of bubble wrap...

youareforever,

I took a sheet of bubble wrap and cut it into 7 discs, using a DVD as a template. I then floated these skylight disks on the surface of the tank. The skylights keep the floaters...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-27-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
Update on tank

you may have noticed in some of the old images that the water was getting a yellow tinge from the tannins. I bought a 250ml bottle of Purigen and put it into a filter bag and inserted it into my...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 75,987
Posted By erthlng
mizu-chan, What happened with the floaters?...

mizu-chan,

What happened with the floaters? Did they recover? If not, do you want me to send another batch? I've got some red root floaters that are really red. If you want to wait until the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-12-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,138
Posted By erthlng
I started it emersed before putting water into...

I started it emersed before putting water into the tank. If you can do this, I would highly recommend it.
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