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Forum: Tank Journals 05-13-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By GDominy
Well, my regulator packed it in sometime over the...

Well, my regulator packed it in sometime over the last few days. I wondered why my Ph was high! The outlet stage gauge is pinned permanently between 20-25 psi with no flow through the regulator.

I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I totally understand what you mean. Leds make for...

I totally understand what you mean. Leds make for great tight directional light but kind of fall apart over wide angles. This is why I go for tons of coverage.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-29-2014, 04:35 AM
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Posted By GDominy
So here is a one month update. Tank is a bit...

So here is a one month update.

Tank is a bit murky, tank had a bit of an ammonia/nitrite spike due to the move and I've struggled a bit getting things settled down.

The UV sterilizer packed it...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I'll try to get some pictures of the tank...

I'll try to get some pictures of the tank actually in the room. The new layout makes sense as the tank is viewed regularly from all three visible sides. This new layout also makes for more natural...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I kept a few good stems from collection but they...

I kept a few good stems from collection but they need to grow out. I ditched the alternanthea though. When I pulled out the growth it was about 3 cubic feet! I just had problems keeping the submersed...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
During the 6 week process of packing and moving I...

During the 6 week process of packing and moving I neglected the tank badly. I had some algae problems and I wanted something different so I got rid of a ton of stuff.

Sticking to slower growing...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
We moved everything in on Thursday, aquarium...

We moved everything in on Thursday, aquarium moved on friday. It took 10 hours from start to finish.

here is the tank as of tonight (3 days later)

http://i.imgur.com/SSnA8Gv.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-28-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I have another led pendant that will become the...

I have another led pendant that will become the center led cluster on the 7 footer. It will have 12 cool white, 12 royal blue, 6 red, 4 green leds. The current long led strip will be mounted end to...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-26-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Well some big news, we just bought a house! This...

Well some big news, we just bought a house! This aquarium has to be dismantled and set up again in a month.

The wife gave me the go ahead to replace it with a 7 x 2 X2 foot tank though. So over...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-02-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I've just been whipping these up with Microsoft...

I've just been whipping these up with Microsoft movie maker. It's free and has some decent options but it's pretty basic. Decent place to begin but there is lots of better software out there
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I hit the tank hard with gluteraldehyde for 2...

I hit the tank hard with gluteraldehyde for 2 weeks, scrubbed it off the wood, stopped messing with my kh and let it settle down to about 2 degrees, increased my iron and ca/mg dosing. The algae has...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAJ_ABNk_K8 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAJ_ABNk_K8

Shot a quick vid of the tank tonight. Things are finally.. FINALLY stable and growing in like mad, the BBA that had started to creep in has receded and...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Hard to say exactly. A lot of this tank is from...

Hard to say exactly. A lot of this tank is from stuff I already owned and prices have changed a lot since I bought the equipment originally. I honestly dont keep track of how much I spend on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Thanks! The tank is finally starting to come into...

Thanks! The tank is finally starting to come into its own. I recently re-read this entire thread and can't believe how far the tank has come in under a year, especially considering the disaster that...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
With some recent attention my aquarium got on...

With some recent attention my aquarium got on reddit, AdvancedAquarist Featured my aquarium this month!

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2014/1/aquarium
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Gold Barbs

Gold Barbs
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2014, 12:36 AM
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Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
They regularly uproot my HC (to the point that I...

They regularly uproot my HC (to the point that I have not been able to get it to root despite my best efforts), nibble on my HM and other delicate plants and are generally clumsy fish that wiggle...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
They're about 3" now and have stopped growing. I...

They're about 3" now and have stopped growing. I wanted them to be the "big" fish for this tank. I wanted fish that would pop against the greens and reds of the plants and they suited that...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
http://i.imgur.com/eS5Wqex.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eS5Wqex.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I feed rather heavily with a mix of frozen blood...

I feed rather heavily with a mix of frozen blood worms, glass worms and mysis shrimp. The frogs usually get enough but I periodically use a turkey baster to spot feed them
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I get some flack about using so many leds but...

I get some flack about using so many leds but it's primarily so I can make the aquarium be whatever color I want. Only the white leds go above 50% and I have different dim curves for every color.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
I've been looking pretty heavily at the leds used...

I've been looking pretty heavily at the leds used in the ghl mitras 6100 freshwater fixtures. This is currently what I would consider the best freshwater led fixture out there. They cost quite a bit...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
In this case I'm fairly certain it was the...

In this case I'm fairly certain it was the addition of the red and green.

My rig was built several years ago geared for primarily for saltwater, so heavy on blue but really light on red. If I had...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Thanks, I've been trying to shoot a lot of video...

Thanks, I've been trying to shoot a lot of video the last few days. The addition of the red and green leds caused a dramatic shift in color of the red plants that I'm trying to keep pics/video of. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 62,060
Posted By GDominy
Played around with the camera tonight.. here is a...

Played around with the camera tonight.. here is a vid of some of the fish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoV7MWdUx8Q
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