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Forum: Aquascaping 05-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,641
Posted By Divine Winds
I recall reading one of the Iwagumi articles in...

I recall reading one of the Iwagumi articles in TFH recently that touched on rock placement. Specifically it mentioned a radial arrangement. Drawing from that, maybe position the middle rock so...
Forum: Lighting 05-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Divine Winds
Definitely more light. As a reference, I use 4 x...

Definitely more light. As a reference, I use 4 x 17w T8s over my 29 gallon, directly on top of the glass, and it's not enough to really need CO2. Granted it's a DIY setup, but still...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,046
Posted By Divine Winds
I also like the Zoomed 501. 10 gallons is...

I also like the Zoomed 501. 10 gallons is probably reaching it's max though.
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Divine Winds
+1 to the ZooMed 501. I use that on my 5 gallon....

+1 to the ZooMed 501. I use that on my 5 gallon. Quiet and reliable. 10 gallon is pushing its limit though.
Forum: Lighting 05-14-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By Divine Winds
Aesthetics I assume. I did get a nice Tetra...

Aesthetics I assume. I did get a nice Tetra brand? LED fixture that hooks on the back of my 5 gallon, $20-$30 I think. It's bright enough for anubias and crypto.

I like your CFL idea though. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Divine Winds
I have the Eheim 2222 which does about that gph. ...

I have the Eheim 2222 which does about that gph. Had it for about 4 years now with no problems.
Forum: Fish 01-12-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By Divine Winds
You could inflict blunt force trauma to the brain...

You could inflict blunt force trauma to the brain with a hammer. I believe this is one of the recommended was to dispatch caught fish for eating. This topic is quickly turning a little morbid...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Divine Winds
I use a Quiet1One 1200 on my 29 which does 290 so...

I use a Quiet1One 1200 on my 29 which does 290 so I agree with something bigger for your tank. The brand itself I'd recommend for durability. I left it outside forgotten for three years, somehow...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By Divine Winds
It might be gravid, but it probably just ate too...

It might be gravid, but it probably just ate too much. I had a couple neons with eating disorders and that's what they look like after each feeding.
Forum: Fish 01-09-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Divine Winds
Hard to tell from the pic but I don't see the...

Hard to tell from the pic but I don't see the extra tetra fin and it looks like he has whiskers like a barb...maybe a juvenile ember barb?
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Divine Winds
What creekbottom said. In fact the filter's...

What creekbottom said. In fact the filter's instructions say it should be operated at the same level as the aquarium. Its footprint is small enough to fit behind my 5 gallon if you have room. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Divine Winds
I have a zoomed501 on a 5 gallon Beta tank and...

I have a zoomed501 on a 5 gallon Beta tank and have been pleased with the performance so far. Granted I've only had it for about a month. It takes a couple days for it to purge the air but after...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Divine Winds
In my experience carbon is unnecessary unless...

In my experience carbon is unnecessary unless there was something specifically I was trying to get out of my tank like meds. I currently run the zoomed 501 on a betta tank and a common complaint...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Divine Winds
Thanks for the compliment TimM. I'll try to...

Thanks for the compliment TimM. I'll try to answer your questions the best I can. When I claim low-tech what I really mean is I don't spend a lot of time with the technicalities :D. For example...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Divine Winds
Apart from the DIY method I inconsistently use, I...

Apart from the DIY method I inconsistently use, I don't use CO2. I have learned a few things through trial and error which might help. As was previously mentioned, crypts are out. Even though I use...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Divine Winds
I use 4 t8s for my 29 gallon and find it a nice...

I use 4 t8s for my 29 gallon and find it a nice balance without having to add CO2. I've tried a variety of spectrums, but generally use 2 plain cool white utility bulbs, one plant bulb, and one...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Divine Winds
I can supply my own DIY anecdote if it helps,...

I can supply my own DIY anecdote if it helps, though I'm not certain what specific help you're looking for. I took two strip light casings from a couple cheap hoods for 29-gallons and cut their...
Forum: DIY 01-14-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Divine Winds
There seems to be some debate as to how far you...

There seems to be some debate as to how far you can safely mount ballasts from the bulbs, but I always decided to go the safe route and mount them near the bulbs. I prefer to mount them in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Divine Winds
I actually meant this:...

I actually meant this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4587+14665&pcatid=14665

But I'm sure those are good too. It looks like a similar design.
Forum: DIY 01-13-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Divine Winds
I dunno if you're only interested in the wood...

I dunno if you're only interested in the wood look, but I modified a couple plastic strip light hoods. I had 2 30" hoods for my 29s, and after I got rid of one of the tanks decided to use the extra...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Divine Winds
I picked up some Mini-Jet pumps at my LFS one day...

I picked up some Mini-Jet pumps at my LFS one day and have used them since. They're very quiet and I like the suction cup clips that come with them. I use the 606 in my 29, and that combined with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Divine Winds
I don't think the Coriolis effect would have any...

I don't think the Coriolis effect would have any significant effect on fish behavior, at least not in an aquarium. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't even think it directly effects ocean...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Divine Winds
I boil mine for about an hour provided it fits in...

I boil mine for about an hour provided it fits in the pot. After that they kinda sink but some remain neutrally buoyant. Again, depending on the size, mine usually stay on the bottom after a week...
Forum: DIY 01-05-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Divine Winds
For this same issue I've used the wide tube from...

For this same issue I've used the wide tube from a siphon gravel vacuum. The hose connector might be glued on but can usually be removed with a strong twist. If you can find pvc that fits the tube...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-02-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Divine Winds
I personally like anubis. I bought one of the...

I personally like anubis. I bought one of the large-leaf varieties about a year ago and it's quadrupled in size since. The larger kind grows much faster than the nana, and the leaves are thick...
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