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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:22 PM
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Posted By tylergvolk
The cork is about 3/8" thick so it is very thin....

The cork is about 3/8" thick so it is very thin. I feel its thick enough to help with the imperfections of the stand, but also thin enough to not put pressure on the bottom pane of glass. All the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
Today I laid the cork out, and filled the tank in...

Today I laid the cork out, and filled the tank in my garage. I'll leave it there for a bit to stress test.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
The stand is plywood walls with plywood top....

The stand is plywood walls with plywood top. There is a 2x4 frame and plywood at the base but not at the top. I'm not sure I can shim this thing, but I did buy some cork to set the tank on.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
I haven't had time to check the stand yet but I...

I haven't had time to check the stand yet but I did buy some 12x12 tiles of cork. Getting married this week. Wahoo!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
Thank you. I'll see what I can do and report back.

Thank you. I'll see what I can do and report back.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
This is my question exactly. Are 1/16-1/8"...

This is my question exactly. Are 1/16-1/8" irregularities small enough for no mat/pad/styrofoam or am I better off with one?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
Yeah, I've read a lot about this. I was wondering...

Yeah, I've read a lot about this. I was wondering if 1/16-1/8 irregularities warrants a this cushion material or can I get away without one.

From the sounds of everyone's opinion, I should try and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
I will take a closer look at the stand and see if...

I will take a closer look at the stand and see if this clever idea will work for me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
Hump in the middle

Hump in the middle
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By tylergvolk
Setting up and leveling 125g

I've read many conflicting opinions on the net about how to property setup a tank of this size.

Brand new Marineland 125g
Used homemade stand painted
1960's built house (built strong)

The...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By tylergvolk
Wrong thread

Wrong thread
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,930
Posted By tylergvolk
The tank will stabilize. Just keep doing water...

The tank will stabilize. Just keep doing water changes more frequently and hang in there.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,930
Posted By tylergvolk
You should really stick with it and the dirt will...

You should really stick with it and the dirt will settle down after month. The tank will mature.
Forum: Aquascaping 09-13-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,444
Posted By tylergvolk
Paint the background black to put more emphasis...

Paint the background black to put more emphasis on the plants. It will make them pop.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,417
Posted By tylergvolk
Nice tank. Can you give us some specs? What...

Nice tank. Can you give us some specs?

What filter?
What's lights?
What's powerheads?
What co2?
What dirt?
What ferts?

Etc.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
No, no, no. I appreciate your help. I know...

No, no, no. I appreciate your help. I know nothing about this.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
Thank you for your input. Hydor has asked for the...

Thank you for your input. Hydor has asked for the color of the impeller. I'm waiting for an answer. I will share my conclusions once I figure things out.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
It's the one on the right that is very loud. ...

It's the one on the right that is very loud.


http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag400/tylergvolk/125G/3ccff2a59148d19c5b9e603148178783_zpsc1f1229f.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
I sent them an email...

I sent them an email...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
I just scrubbed them down again with some vinegar...

I just scrubbed them down again with some vinegar and then I added some Vaseline on the propeller to try and quiet the older one down but it still loud.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By tylergvolk
Used Hydro Koralia Advice!

Today I got to Hydro Koralia powerheads for water circulation in my 125 gallon aquarium. They were used in salt water, I clean them up with vinegar, and tested them in a 5 gallon bucket.

I got...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By tylergvolk
I'm curious if you use a circulator pump of any...

I'm curious if you use a circulator pump of any kind.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,301
Posted By tylergvolk
Subscribed. Would love to see more pictures!

Subscribed.

Would love to see more pictures!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By tylergvolk
On all my low techs, I dose 2 times a week. ...

On all my low techs, I dose 2 times a week.

Macros on water change day

Micro 3 days later

Metricide daily

That's it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By tylergvolk
It sounds to me like your biggest problem is...

It sounds to me like your biggest problem is consistency.

In a planet aquarium you need to be more consistent with everything.

I would reduce your light duration and reduce the light intensity...
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