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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 60,175
Posted By latnem
Hey guys - I am also a fan of ridin' dirty. ...

Hey guys - I am also a fan of ridin' dirty.

When I first read the reasoning behind MTS I became very interested in using it. Its a fun project and I think I will always have at least one if not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By latnem
One or two should be good. If you give them about...

One or two should be good. If you give them about a week you should start noticing some empty shells on the bottom of your tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By latnem
driftwoodhunter is correct this is a very...

driftwoodhunter is correct this is a very effective means to manually remove them. Personally I suggest getting an assassin snail or two or more depending on the size of your tank. I think these...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-04-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By latnem
I just started one up recently. Currently going...

I just started one up recently. Currently going through a dry start.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/lolzerskatez/100_0587.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By latnem
Eat it and keep us posted

Eat it and keep us posted
Forum: Tank Journals 08-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By latnem
Pots of HC arrived today and I got them in the...

Pots of HC arrived today and I got them in the tank. Filled and covered the tank for the dry start. Gotta keep my fingers crossed, hopefully the HC grows well.

Pictures!
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Forum: Lighting 08-01-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,868
Posted By latnem
It really depends on how tall the tank is and how...

It really depends on how tall the tank is and how high the fixture is hung over the tank. Sounds like you are looking for low maintenance so would probably be looking for low to medium light. You can...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-01-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,461
Posted By latnem
I think this is the first time I have seen...

I think this is the first time I have seen someone with my same light fixture! I like it though I cant see if you have a double or single fixture since its low tech I'm guessing single.

How long...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By latnem
Went fairly painless - if doing something similar...

Went fairly painless - if doing something similar I would suggest perhaps capping after putting the rocks in since it pushes some of the MTS around as you can see.

As I said I will be doing the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By latnem
Capping and Scaping ...

Capping and Scaping
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/lolzerskatez/100_0579.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/lolzerskatez/100_0580.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By latnem
Substrate build ...

Substrate build
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/lolzerskatez/100_0574.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i207/lolzerskatez/100_0575.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By latnem
Fresh and Clean (the Dirt Tank) 55g

Sup Guys,

So I decided to tear down my 55g main tank and start over.

I tried to do something inspired by beautiful hardscapes I have seen here in the past and fueled by my obsession with HC.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By latnem
Alright well I just double checked and I found a...

Alright well I just double checked and I found a small leak where the Regulator connects to the cylinder.

One question. My regulator came with a plastic O ring, the tank came with a standard O...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By latnem
Yeah that's crazy I must have a big leak which is...

Yeah that's crazy I must have a big leak which is odd because I checked for leaks when I first setup. Perhaps not thoroughly enough.
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By latnem
CO2 PSI Fluctuation

Hey Guys,

So the other day I noticed the PSI on my regulator has changed. The tank PSI has dropped from around 1k to 600 and the working pressure has increased to 40 (up from 25).

Milwaukee...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-29-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,770
Posted By latnem
I like rocks but I think your hardscape needs...

I like rocks but I think your hardscape needs some work
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-29-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By latnem
Hey Erik, I also recently got a 20 Long that...

Hey Erik,

I also recently got a 20 Long that im going to setup as a shrimp breeding tank. I purchased a $19 shoplight fixture and hung it 4 inches above the tank. The fixture is 4' and has two T8...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By latnem
When my Bala sharks started getting bigger (5...

When my Bala sharks started getting bigger (5 inches) they would love picking at my plants, to the point of damage. Had to give em away, good luck though they do have a personality.

I never had a...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By latnem
Remember, the 2L soda containers work well...

Remember, the 2L soda containers work well because they are made to hold in pressure similar to what DIY CO2 causes. As long as your can get the container airtight and it can hold a little pressure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,420
Posted By latnem
I cant believe this guy is asking about his...

I cant believe this guy is asking about his Gourami and people are telling him to buy more cories. It's hilarious.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-21-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By latnem
Multiple foreground plant control?

Hey Guys - I'm wondering how to manage multiple foreground plants. In particular I am wanting to use HC as foreground and DHG or Micro Swords behind the HC in the mid ground area. How do you stop one...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-19-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,809
Posted By latnem
So yesterday I noticed something small crawling...

So yesterday I noticed something small crawling on the back of my tank wall upon closer inspection It appears my assassin snails have reproduced! I have seen about three baby assassin snail so...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,545
Posted By latnem
A drop checker is actually a device used to...

A drop checker is actually a device used to estimate the ppm levels of CO2 in the tank. Generally used with a kdh solution and a color chart.

A bubble counter is used to measure BPS which is CO2...
Forum: Plants 07-18-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By latnem
Looks like thread/hair/fuzz algae. You can look...

Looks like thread/hair/fuzz algae. You can look at the algae sticky for some more info. Chances are there is an imbalance in your tank between the lights/ferts/CO2.

From your post I'm guessing you...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-18-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By latnem
Hrrmmm thanks for the info. Wasn't sure if it...

Hrrmmm thanks for the info. Wasn't sure if it could be submerged. I'll remove the shortest stalk once I fill it up. The others are tall enough to be above the water level which was my plan.

If you...
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