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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By hoffman
Don't bother insulating the tank. When...

Don't bother insulating the tank.

When insulating a volume, you need to insulate all surfaces. Even small gaps or holes have significant impact on overall insulation performance. You would need...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 70,577
Posted By hoffman
great shed. I wish you all the best, it seems...

great shed. I wish you all the best, it seems like a great adventure.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,231
Posted By hoffman
Super cool. I've actually been wondering if any...

Super cool. I've actually been wondering if any tank builders or metal fabricators would be willing to recreate one of these style tanks. I just think they feel more like a piece of furniture...
Forum: Lighting 01-23-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 156,107
Posted By hoffman
I'm a little confused. I see a lot of reefers...

I'm a little confused. I see a lot of reefers and lighting companies use PUR for LED comparison. Not saying it's right, just an observation. TMC, for example, boasts it's PUR ratings, and they...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-31-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By hoffman
Georgia Aquarium Visit December 2011

I went to Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I had just gotten my new camera. It's my first DSLR camera, and I had a lot of fun fooling around with all the settings and features. Ruined...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By hoffman
When it comes to aquariums, you want to get the...

When it comes to aquariums, you want to get the biggest you can manage. Between a 15 and a 29 gallon, there is such a negligible difference in cost of maintenance, go with the 29 gallon. Obviously...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-13-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By hoffman
Not aquascapes, but some really cool terrariums: ...

Not aquascapes, but some really cool terrariums:
http://www.paulahayes.com/terrariums/

She does good work.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-05-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By hoffman
Take out the piece of wood that looks cylindrical...

Take out the piece of wood that looks cylindrical laying in the left foreground.

Move that taller, reddish stem plant on the rear left to rear right.

Should be great once everything grows in...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 52,047
Posted By hoffman
uh, you know this is a planted tank forum, right?...

uh, you know this is a planted tank forum, right?

j/k. beautiful tank. great write up. great photos.

glad to see some freshwater enthusiasts give those darn reefers a run for their money.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-22-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,955
Posted By hoffman
soot from a candle, match, or lighter? I...

soot from a candle, match, or lighter?

I wouldn't use a marker.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,955
Posted By hoffman
The tank is coming along great! I wouldn't have...

The tank is coming along great! I wouldn't have thought that upside-down branches would have such a nice effect, but it looks great! Any thoughts about protecting or aging the cut ends that stick...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 54,928
Posted By hoffman
I like the spindly pieces of wood. Is there a...

I like the spindly pieces of wood. Is there a way you could lay the bigger piece on the ground? Right now it sort of looks like it's sticking in the ground, fat side up... probably why it looks...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By hoffman
I suppose it is a bit of a dream penthouse, but...

I suppose it is a bit of a dream penthouse, but it was just a model from a different project I had laying around. The idea is the tank is versatile enough that it really can go anywhere, fit with...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By hoffman
I used sketchup>kerkythea>photoshop Yeah,...

I used sketchup>kerkythea>photoshop

Yeah, the pipes in the tank are more placeholders. I figured you could attach different things to see what works best.

It's not really a stand, but tank and...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By hoffman
one more shot in the penthouse. It comes in...

one more shot in the penthouse. It comes in white or black.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By hoffman
My Dream Tank

My design for my dream tank. I call it the Parlor Tank. Anybody else want one? Comments and suggestions appreciated.
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