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Forum: DIY 09-09-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By fauxjargon
It seems like a quality design. However I am not...

It seems like a quality design. However I am not really sure what the value of a refugium is in a freshwater tank considering that unlike with reef tanks, unless you seed your tank with some sort of...
Forum: Lighting 06-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,371
Posted By fauxjargon
The Marineland Double Bright can be mounted...

The Marineland Double Bright can be mounted incredibly high above the tank due to the laser-beam like optics on it. When I used one (still own the fixture, now it is a desk lamp) I had it three feet...
Forum: DIY 06-02-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,674
Posted By fauxjargon
Yes - chlorine reacts with the organic gunk in...

Yes - chlorine reacts with the organic gunk in your tank just as readily as it reacts with your fish. In trace doses it is not an issue.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By fauxjargon
I didn't know about your website, wet, but using...

I didn't know about your website, wet, but using your calculator with the following 2 sets of parameters:

1 ppm per day / 6% water change daily
and
(3/7) ppm 3 times a week / (6*7%) water change...
Forum: DIY 02-12-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By fauxjargon
The biggest issue would be reflectors. ...

The biggest issue would be reflectors. Commercially available T5 reflectors are far better than anything that can be DIYed. I would get a retrofit kit using IceCap or Tek2 reflectors - or just buy...
Forum: DIY 02-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,500
Posted By fauxjargon
300 and 400 series SS are considered food safe. ...

300 and 400 series SS are considered food safe. However I understand the motivation because I've killed a tiger barb the same way as the OP...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By fauxjargon
Looks good - although you could round out the...

Looks good - although you could round out the stocking by adding 2-5 angelfish to give some activity to the top of such a tall tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By fauxjargon
EI with daily water changes

I was thinking today while doing a huge water change on my cichlid tank, why not do EI with small, daily water changes on a planted tank?

I'm talking about a non CO2 planted tank.

It's an...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By fauxjargon
Not really, only so much gas can be dissolved in...

Not really, only so much gas can be dissolved in a liquid.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-12-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By fauxjargon
Hypothetically if you manage to drive oxygen...

Hypothetically if you manage to drive oxygen concentrations low enough, your plants would not be able to obtain oxygen at night in order to continue photosynthesizing.

I have no idea where that...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By fauxjargon
Both t8 lights should be plenty. If you get...

Both t8 lights should be plenty. If you get algae turn off one bulb (if possible).
Forum: DIY 02-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By fauxjargon
Yeah you would almost need to pump the sugar...

Yeah you would almost need to pump the sugar through a check valve to make it work. But I think that a truly controllable yeast system would be really fun too have.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 31,579
Posted By fauxjargon
Beautiful! I love to see tanks that are done...

Beautiful! I love to see tanks that are done well in a style other than "nature aquarium".
Forum: DIY 02-08-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By fauxjargon
Improving on the yeast bottle

Hi all,

I want to share two things. One is a tested idea that I have used with great success, one is a new (to me) idea.

Cranberries contain a chemical which interferes with yeast and slows...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By fauxjargon
I wonder what it would cost to use Metricide on a...

I wonder what it would cost to use Metricide on a 90 gal tank?
Forum: Lighting 01-25-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By fauxjargon
24" t5hos on 3 foot tanks

I have two three foot low tech tanks currently lit by 2x39 watt cfl each. I can get a really good deal on an Odyssea 4x24w t5 fixture. I would like to gut the fixture and use it to make a pair of...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,970
Posted By fauxjargon
Those are planarians, which are not parasitic...

Those are planarians, which are not parasitic like leeches are. They are not harmful, but in the absence of predators their populations can get quite large. Every shrimp only tank I have kept has...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By fauxjargon
I use a Maxi Jet 1200. It takes me around 15...

I use a Maxi Jet 1200. It takes me around 15 mins to drain and 20 mins to fill my 90 gallon, during which time I can clean glass, add ferts to the water, cut back plants and clean prefilters. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-10-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,446
Posted By fauxjargon
Awesome tank! To me your aquascape is the best...

Awesome tank! To me your aquascape is the best of the recent developments in the hobby (carpet plants, small fish) and extremely old aspects of the hobby (plants growing naturally like your...
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By fauxjargon
Lighting options for 50g non-CO2

Hi everyone. I'm planning on changing my 50 gallon (36X16deepX21high) from high tech (2x t5ho, CO2, EI) to low tech as described by Tom Bar/Diana Walstad.

However, because the 2x t5ho equipment...
Forum: Lighting 05-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 209,769
Posted By fauxjargon
The Nova Extreme / Corallife fixtures are huge...

The Nova Extreme / Corallife fixtures are huge wastes of energy and money. The Hagen Glo fixtures are better but not by much. This is based entirely on experience with no values to back it up. ...
Forum: DIY 05-06-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By fauxjargon
IMO a sump for a 10 gallon FW tank is kind of...

IMO a sump for a 10 gallon FW tank is kind of excessive - yes, you can do it, but maybe a more attractive route is to take a large Aquaclear filter and do a flow reduction mod on it (Swap AC70...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By fauxjargon
I'd just like to add that if you don't have one...

I'd just like to add that if you don't have one of these incandescent light hoods - you should go to Wal-Mart or your LFS and get one. Even if you don't already have the hood it will be the cheapest...
Forum: Lighting 04-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By fauxjargon
No no no - 6500K CFLs will grow plants just fine....

No no no - 6500K CFLs will grow plants just fine. A pair of 13w CFLs in one of those 2-25 canopies will grow nearly anything. If you paint the inside of the hood white and take out the metal...
Forum: DIY 04-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,587
Posted By fauxjargon
You are correct that what I am describing is more...

You are correct that what I am describing is more of a riparium. However, the water section of the tank will house plant-unfriendly fish so I may have to get creative with my plantings and maybe...
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