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Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Tvadna
Small quantities of Dolomite/Muriate of Potash/Clay

I'm in the process of setting up a dirted tank. I've already mineralized some top soil and I would like to continue doing it the right away and everything I have read suggests Dolomite, Muriate of...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 04:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
I found it on a local aquarium forum. It is the...

I found it on a local aquarium forum. It is the exact foot print of a 55 gallon as it sits on my old 55 gallon stand but it isn't as tall. 48" long x 13" wide. The difference is the height. A...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
It has been a while since updating so I think i'm...

It has been a while since updating so I think i'm due. I have added a few cardinals for a total of 9. I also have 4 or 5 SAE now to keep any hair algae under control. They seem to do a fairly good...
Forum: Substrate 07-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Tvadna
New sand - Nat. Geo.

Has anyone tried the National Geographic sand that Petsmart has now?

If you're not familiar with it. Here is the link....
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Tvadna
I should have clarified on my question. I know...

I should have clarified on my question. I know that the inline atomizers are the way to go beyond a doubt. They introduce the CO2 into the water earlier then in a tank allowing more time to diffuse....
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Tvadna
CO2 diffusion: Atomizer vs Diffuser

When it comes to CO2, dissolution into water is the tricky part. The better the dissolution, the more bang you are getting for your buck. I've used some cheap ceramic diffusers before and had some...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 214,960
Posted By Tvadna
You are correct in that they are supported by the...

You are correct in that they are supported by the nails. The framing nails used have a shear strength somewhere in the 200-300lb range.
Water weighs 8.3 lbs/gal and each rack will have 20 gallons...
Forum: DIY 06-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 214,960
Posted By Tvadna
Frank Lloyd Wight style rack

I have had three 10 gallon tanks up and running for the last year. One was on decent, but old oak veneered stand and the other two were on one of those popular wire shelving units.
The wire...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tvadna
My HM was infested with stray moss and ended up...

My HM was infested with stray moss and ended up being over grown, killing off the lower stems and eventually uprooting itself. I had to pull it all out and replant with a few plugs of micro sword...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
It has been a while since I've updated. I also...

It has been a while since I've updated. I also put the tanks on the back burner the last few months and they have suffered. My staurogyne repens died off quite a bit so I salvaged what I could and...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Tvadna
Darkblade, I appreciate it. Bettatail - I...

Darkblade, I appreciate it.

Bettatail - I have no problem customizing a manifold as I'm a plumber by trade. Screwing gas fittings together is simple for me. I wish I knew more about solenoids...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Tvadna
Clippard MME-2PDS

Clippard MME-2PDS
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Tvadna
Clippard Solenoid heat

I just built and wired my first Clippard solenoid valve. I plugged it in for a test and it worked. It was only plugged in for about 30 seconds and it got extremely hot to the touch...

Does anyone...
Forum: DIY 02-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Tvadna
I'm a plumber and work with PVC pipe almost...

I'm a plumber and work with PVC pipe almost daily. The glue is designed to work with the primer. Not all primer is purple, they do make clear stuff. The reason why it is purple so that inspectors can...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By Tvadna
Everyone I've ever seen do this talks about...

Everyone I've ever seen do this talks about cutting their fingers up. Did you manage to do it unscathed? I've heard emory cloth or sand paper is supposed to work well for the sharp edges.
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 11-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,256
Posted By Tvadna
So if I call dibs now.... I get one, right? haha

So if I call dibs now.... I get one, right? haha
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
I also bought my dry ferts from Nilocg. He is a...

I also bought my dry ferts from Nilocg. He is a great seller and also answered my questions about which ferts to get. I got his EI based NPK + CSM+B with GH booster package.

I'm not really...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
I forgot to post an updated picture of the 40...

I forgot to post an updated picture of the 40 tank. Most of the moss was removed because it just didn't want to attach to the plastic grid.

Nov 20
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Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tvadna
Soon came today.. I pulled out half an ice cream...

Soon came today.. I pulled out half an ice cream bucket of POS stems and algae filled leaves and stray moss. Hopefully the picture shows how much better it looks

Nov 20...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-19-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,210
Posted By Tvadna
Tank battle

Tank Battle

I figured I would put my 30g long up against my 40g long and see which one people like more.

Here is how it works... Post on this thread and choose only one. Feel free to say why...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tvadna
This tank is officially 1 year old now... Seemed...

This tank is officially 1 year old now... Seemed like a long ways off when I startedThis tank just got set up a 20lb CO2 cylinder... on a 10 gallon tank. I guess I got lazy with the DIY CO2....
This...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-19-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tvadna
This may be the best this tank has ever looked...

This may be the best this tank has ever looked for me. The pogostmon erectus has really bushed out and grown tall in a very attractive way. The Hydrocotyle Japan runs wild... but many of the leaves...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Tvadna
I think this topic was touched on enough but I...

I think this topic was touched on enough but I was talking about the outlet side... I'm only running 2lbs post regulator so those would be the only doped fittings. I'm not worried about splitting a...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 11-19-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By Tvadna
PAR Data for the new Planted+

Maybe I'm missing it on the forum here but I haven't been able to find any PAR Data on the new Finnex FugeRAY Planted+ fixture.

The charts on the RAY2 are great and something similar for the...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Tvadna
We have to be talking apples and oranges here....

We have to be talking apples and oranges here. I'm not sure they were using the same stuff in the same way. I think you're trying to be helpful but this just doesn't seem applicable to the three of...
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