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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By sadchevy
The long glass gauge is a flow gauge. These type...

The long glass gauge is a flow gauge. These type of units are used alot in the welding industry with mig and tig welding setups. The flow is very consistant but I would venture to say not as precise...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,236
Posted By sadchevy
Nice looking tanks. Welcome to the club. Remember...

Nice looking tanks. Welcome to the club. Remember people.........the 4 and 5 footers, 100 gallons and over are welcome also. Keep them coming.
Forum: Substrate 06-24-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By sadchevy
Don't chase your water. Leave it be, it will work...

Don't chase your water. Leave it be, it will work itself out over time. The saf-t-sorb will slowly quit altering your water then you will be trying to go the other way. Best to just let it be. Ph...
Forum: Substrate 06-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By sadchevy
No problems at all. I do use seachem root tabs...

No problems at all. I do use seachem root tabs and jobes house plant fertilizer sticks in the substrate. Saf-t-sorb will lower your Kh and ph for awhile. I just let it run its course. Plants and fish...
Forum: Substrate 06-21-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By sadchevy
pure saf-t-sorb 125g tank ...

pure saf-t-sorb 125g tank

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saf-t-sorb will eventually equalize with your source water, it affects kh more...
Forum: Substrate 06-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By sadchevy
What kind of look are you going for? Natural?...

What kind of look are you going for? Natural? Gravel bottom? Black? For a natural look I would recommend Saf-T-Sorb. It great for plants, has high CEC, it does have it minor issues when first...
Forum: Substrate 06-21-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By sadchevy
I use STS in all my tanks (10 total). Great for a...

I use STS in all my tanks (10 total). Great for a plant substrate. I have never rinsed it prior to putting it in the tanks. I just fill with enough water to completely cover by about 2 inches then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-21-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By sadchevy
Congratulations and Happy Fathers Day to you too.

Congratulations and Happy Fathers Day to you too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By sadchevy
Everyday you post a new thread about how to get...

Everyday you post a new thread about how to get paid for what you want to sell. All the answers you get are the same. I know you are young and enthusiastic. You have a plan in your mind of what you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
Tank is starting to take shape. Planted some C....

Tank is starting to take shape. Planted some C. Balanese, watersprite, and some C. Wendtii. Added a few guppies to help control a pest problem. Basement is also the garage, the door to the backyard...
Forum: Lighting 06-14-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By sadchevy
2 over a 5g tank would be an insane amount of...

2 over a 5g tank would be an insane amount of light. I would suggest just one 13w about 10 inches above the tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By sadchevy
I use Saf-t-sorb in all my tanks, I have never...

I use Saf-t-sorb in all my tanks, I have never taken the time to presoak it. Other than dumping it right from the bag into the tank, all I ever do is stir it up and drain a couple times to wash out...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,340
Posted By sadchevy
I don't think others will say it but I know most...

I don't think others will say it but I know most think it. Have you tried leaving your tank alone and just enjoy it. Quit changing things. Quit chasing water parameters. The main reason fish loose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By sadchevy
From looking at the picture closer, I would sat...

From looking at the picture closer, I would sat its decomposing wood. Is that area of the wood soft in the center?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
After it clears up I'll see how good of light I'm...

After it clears up I'll see how good of light I'm getting with the 6 bulb fixture. I know I'll most likely swap in 2 of the reddish plant bulbs. Nana petite would look good on the wood, I just don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
Added substrate and driftwood. Now to decide on...

Added substrate and driftwood. Now to decide on plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
Tom your Altums are amazing and you are spot on...

Tom your Altums are amazing and you are spot on with accentuating the height. Tinngg? wanna come do maintenance for me? .......LOL
I'm leaning towards Rosy barbs and Peppered corys. Maybe a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
All good ideas. Paludariums just aren't my thing....

All good ideas. Paludariums just aren't my thing. Don't get me wrong, I have seen some awesome examples. Angels would be a perfect fit for this tank but I already have angels in another tank. I'm not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
This tank is 30 inches to the bottom. Even with a...

This tank is 30 inches to the bottom. Even with a good stretch, it's shoulder deep. It's going to be a challenge to figure out what to plant. For the background , I have water sprite and crypt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
Shouldn't be but a few days for this water sprite...

Shouldn't be but a few days for this water sprite to fill up the tank. Now what? Maybe a pair of mermaids?:)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,290
Posted By sadchevy
free 150g tall tank....what would you do?

I got this tank and stand free. What would you do with it? I also picked up 2 high bay lighting fixtures that hold 6 t8 bulbs. The fixtures can run 2, 4, or 6 bulbs at a time.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,009
Posted By sadchevy
There haven't been any changes on this tank...

There haven't been any changes on this tank lately. I'm still kicking around the idea of making it a built in. On other fronts, my kitchen tank is doing great. I also picked up a "FREE" 150g tall...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By sadchevy
The windshield chip filler idea would work. The...

The windshield chip filler idea would work. The stresses on a windshield vs. aquarium are very similar, just in different ways. Windshields are laminated not just for safety, but to be able to take...
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By sadchevy
Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands...

Neither one has any appreciable CEC. Most sands are inert quartz and BDBS is coal slag. Higher CEC will come from clay based substrates.
Forum: Substrate 03-29-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By sadchevy
Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter...

Looks to be regular pool filter sand. Pool filter sand will vary in color due to local sources of sand. What makes it good for aquariums is that it has a uniform size which keeps it from compacting....
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