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Forum: DIY 08-19-2005, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By FeatherfinFan
I've built quite a few acrylic tanks, and have...

I've built quite a few acrylic tanks, and have built several 190s out of 3/8" cell-cast. The main problem w/ your tank plan is keeping the middle w/out a brace, this would require much thicker sheet...
Forum: DIY 06-04-2005, 03:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks for the kind words :) It's currently (6)...

Thanks for the kind words :)
It's currently (6) 32 watt T8 tubes on a Workhorse 8 ballast for 192 watts. I'm pretty sure I'll be having to add another WH 8 once the plants start taking off, so I'll...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Well, it looks like the Clown Loaches have found...

Well, it looks like the Clown Loaches have found Tropheus as their permanent tankmates :) I guess I'll just stick to Discus & Plants and all the algae-control tips I can find from all of you helpful...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2005, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By FeatherfinFan
I've currently got the Loaches in my 110gal...

I've currently got the Loaches in my 110gal Tropheus tank, and even w/ fish as voracious as Tropheus, the CLs still do get a good run at the food. I've had Discus back in the mid 80s and had good...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks for the response Aphyosemion, yes the...

Thanks for the response Aphyosemion, yes the setup has gotten a bit expensive, but I built the tank, stand, sump and lighting so it did cut the costs down a few hunded dollars.
I was thinking it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2005, 02:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks Oqsy, I guess my Loaches we'll be livin'...

Thanks Oqsy, I guess my Loaches we'll be livin' on the dark side for awhile :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2005, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By FeatherfinFan
OK, it's almost "go-time".....

I've got all the equipment for my 100 gal Discus/Plant tank all together now and will be setting it up over the next couple days. If any of you experts has the time I'd apreciate any advice.

First...
Forum: DIY 05-27-2005, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By FeatherfinFan
The current enters through a tube in the top and...

The current enters through a tube in the top and the tube exits in the bottom of the chamber, allowing the current to flow upward through the media. I was thinking the constant contact w/ the media...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By FeatherfinFan
I've actually got (2) of the FBF600s running on...

I've actually got (2) of the FBF600s running on my FW 300gal 2tank+sump system and it's overkill for my system so I'll just remove one of the FBFs. Thye use fine silica/blasting sand right now, but I...
Forum: DIY 05-24-2005, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks Oqsy for the detailed reply :) I'll take...

Thanks Oqsy for the detailed reply :)
I'll take your advice and try it without any mods first and use sand rather than gravel. I think I'll also just get a small powerhead rather than strangling the...
Forum: DIY 05-19-2005, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Using FBF for CO2 reactor?

I've got a Lifegard600 FBF that I'm thinking of converting to a CO2 reactor for a new 100 gal tank and wanted to know if it's a good idea.

It's quite long at just under 2 feet and has a good water...
Forum: DIY 05-18-2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Here's a link to my DIY canopy, I've yet to...

Here's a link to my DIY canopy, I've yet to finish the tank setup, but initally it seems to do a good job w/ reflection :)
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=81026
Forum: Substrate 05-17-2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,706
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Oops, just noticed on the shipment it said I've...

Oops, just noticed on the shipment it said I've rec'd 4 out of the 5 they're sending so they're sending all the bags I purchased, although I stated that I still had a few bags that I thought were OK....
Forum: Substrate 05-17-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,706
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Carib-Sea most definately will get my business &...

Carib-Sea most definately will get my business & recommendations in the future, just rec'd 8 bags to replace my 8 that were "questionable" out of the 10 I ordered. This kind of customer service is...
Forum: DIY 05-17-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,838
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks for the details Sean, If I make all the...

Thanks for the details Sean, If I make all the horizontal connectors as short as possible I may be able to accomodate it OK, and having 1.7x the normal flow will solve my flowrate situation.
A...
Forum: DIY 05-17-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,838
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Sean, it's been awhile but I just thought I'd...

Sean, it's been awhile but I just thought I'd share a couple things and ask another question. I just tested one of my overflow tubes and it's draining at a rate of 4GPM or 240GPH. I used schedule 200...
Forum: Substrate 04-28-2005, 03:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,332
Posted By FeatherfinFan
I bought 10 bags 3 months back and just had them...

I bought 10 bags 3 months back and just had them sitting in their shipping boxes in the garage. I noticed a whitish puddle underneath the boxes but just assumed it was normal since I've heard it's...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,998
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks for the quick reply Rex and BTW, your...

Thanks for the quick reply Rex and BTW, your guide is really well done and the info is much apreciated!

As far as the silicone tubing losing a lot of CO2, would this be the case if it weren't...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,998
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Is Green Silicone Tubing CO2 safe?

Thanks for any help w/ this :)
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 04-19-2005, 01:51 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 114,437
Posted By FeatherfinFan
I'm wondering what would be best for my 100gal as...

I'm wondering what would be best for my 100gal as far as most light for the buck. I'm considering the WH7 or WH8 ballast and ODNO 6500kT8s. What I really want to know is what's the best...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Ouch :( I've already got a sump planned for...

Ouch :(
I've already got a sump planned for this tank so I can't go w/ a canister, I love my MagDrives but they're a bit noisier than I was wanting and I refuse to go w/ Rios (nothing but bad luck...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Anyone use the "new" lifegard quiet one pumps?

I'm interested in the 4000 (not the high-head) model, and wondering if it's a solid buy, and also a quiet unit as it's going in a bedroom tank.
Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Aq. Plants has a great deal on the Milwaukee unit...

Aq. Plants has a great deal on the Milwaukee unit :)
http://www.aquariumplants.com/cgi-bin/cart/pr209.html
Forum: Fish 03-03-2005, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Thanks for all the helpful info :) Unfortunately...

Thanks for all the helpful info :) Unfortunately my water is even worse than I first though, I just tested it and the GH comes out to a whopping 42, KH 9, and PH 7.4

We used to live in Sunnyvale,...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By FeatherfinFan
Discus and high GH

I'm hoping the following will work, let me know if it can :)

I've got liquid rock about 30degrees GH out of the tap w/ a PH around 7.5 and a KH about 6.

I've only kept Discus in California...
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