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Forum: DIY Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By bsantucci
I'd still go with the foam I'm suggesting. Once...

I'd still go with the foam I'm suggesting. Once hardened it is cut VERY easily with a box cutter or whatever blade you want. You can create a stream using it as well, and once carved how you like,...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By bsantucci
Are you set on using sheets of foam insulation? ...

Are you set on using sheets of foam insulation? I made a new dart frog tank and did my 3d background using great stuff foam pond and stone. It's waterproof and right after application I wore gloves...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By bsantucci
yeah I was thinking bio film maybe.

yeah I was thinking bio film maybe.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By bsantucci
Nice, that's a cool little idea. Not a bad deal...

Nice, that's a cool little idea. Not a bad deal at all.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-16-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By bsantucci
Eheim Skim 350. That's your best friend, buy it,...

Eheim Skim 350. That's your best friend, buy it, embrace it. haha. Seriously though, one of my best purchases. Oxygenates your water and skims all the scum.
Forum: Substrate 12-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By bsantucci
Definitely use root tabs. If there really is any...

Definitely use root tabs. If there really is any nutrients with new Eco, it's minimal. You'll definitely need root tabs.
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By bsantucci
If you want individual outlets to be configurable...

If you want individual outlets to be configurable you're going to need an Apex or Reefkeeper system I believe. I love my Apex, but it aint cheap. I don't have any pictures though to show at the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By bsantucci
Hysterical, I was looking at this picture...

Hysterical, I was looking at this picture yesterday scratching my head saying 'these are MTS', but people kept commenting on planaria. I was too chicken to chime in on that if I was missing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By bsantucci
I have high tech and high fish load and I still...

I have high tech and high fish load and I still have to dose KNO3. I skip phosphates though as they climb due to feeding. Took me close to 6 months to figure out the specific fert regimen I needed...
Forum: Fish 12-11-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By bsantucci
My ABN's never touch plant. I think all they do...

My ABN's never touch plant. I think all they do is eat my driftwood to be honest lol. They are fat and happy regardless.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By bsantucci
That's correct. I would just stick with water...

That's correct. I would just stick with water and refill as needed. Once you find your sweet spot on co2, bubble counters aren't really needed. Mine stays dry most of the time.

Bump:

That's...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By bsantucci
The length of the line makes a difference for...

The length of the line makes a difference for sure. When I started I just used the whole line I got with my system, about 3 feet and had it rolled in a circle. Took forever to get the 30psi of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By bsantucci
In my opinion you just simply do not have this...

In my opinion you just simply do not have this planted enough to out compete algae at the lighting levels you're using. I'd raise the lights some and reduce photoperiod to get this under control.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By bsantucci
I just started using a borneo wild jet pipe and I...

I just started using a borneo wild jet pipe and I love it. Creates a real nice current and looks great. Photo below.
...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By bsantucci
If it's camallanus you'll need levamisole. It's...

If it's camallanus you'll need levamisole. It's the only thing that will get rid of them. Make sure you follow all directions and and do the followup treatment 3 weeks later. I've successfully...
Forum: Plants 12-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By bsantucci
use suction cups and airline tubing. you can...

use suction cups and airline tubing. you can make a corral for them that works very well.
Forum: Fish 12-05-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By bsantucci
I have CPD's right now in my tank 8.2 pH. The...

I have CPD's right now in my tank 8.2 pH. The tank is a shell dweller cichlid tank and I just use them as dithers. They are all doing well, no issues at all.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By bsantucci
Are you talking about the small black dots? If...

Are you talking about the small black dots? If so, those will be where new child plants will form.

*edit* saw a clear egg sack too I think, if that's what you mean it's snail eggs.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,267
Posted By bsantucci
Yep no problem. I used the OMNIFilter WH5-S-S06...

Yep no problem. I used the OMNIFilter WH5-S-S06 Standard Whole House Filter



I think my problem was the PVC inside was too short before. I have it only like 1/4 inch off the bottom now and I...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By bsantucci
I'm still voting female. Looks more like a...

I'm still voting female. Looks more like a breeding tube to me, and the fins are more female ( I know this isn't the most accurate).

Facially looks female as well. Here is my male for reference...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By bsantucci
Picture isn't the best for sexing and it's kinda...

Picture isn't the best for sexing and it's kinda washed out, but I'm thinking female.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By bsantucci
Frosted vinyl for windows. Add led strip...

Frosted vinyl for windows. Add led strip lighting to change colors for moods.

The led strip lighting is not priced bad on Amazon

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Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By bsantucci
You can use whatever you want to make the tank as...

You can use whatever you want to make the tank as pleasing to you as possible.

If you're trying to focus on a specific type of scape, then you need to stick to rules, but even then honestly...
Forum: Substrate 11-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By bsantucci
The Eco-Complete fine grade is awesome if you can...

The Eco-Complete fine grade is awesome if you can find it. I'm not a fan of the regular though, too big in the grain size for me.
Forum: Lighting 11-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By bsantucci
Agreed here. I need two BML's on my 17 wide to...

Agreed here. I need two BML's on my 17 wide to get coverage.
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