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Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-23-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/a7edava3.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/a7edava3.jpg

Two years on and still looks good. It's important to note that this is all the same stuff. No replacement plants. Some have died off but those guys...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-23-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
Acrylic. Surprisingly scratch resistant although...

Acrylic. Surprisingly scratch resistant although it didn't survive the stupid cat without getting a gouge. If you don't have a stupid cat then it probably won't get scratched up. Not that it's 100%...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-09-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,176
Posted By mannye
My 6.6 beta tank is about three years old now and...

My 6.6 beta tank is about three years old now and I would top off and do a 50% water change about every 90 days. (RO water) "tropical" as the girls named the beta, loved that schedule. More often...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-09-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
Two years later. About to do a renovation. Pics...

Two years later. About to do a renovation. Pics soon.


Sent from my galafreyan transdimensional communicator 100 years from now. G
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-18-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By mannye
Here is mine. I got this for peanuts at a garage...

Here is mine. I got this for peanuts at a garage sale. It's not inexpensive! Lol. Garage sales rock!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/18/me7apyju.jpg


If you are new to watches get online and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-03-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
Ha. That's the photo mostly. In person there's no...

Ha. That's the photo mostly. In person there's no mystery.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-03-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
It's been a year! Doing great. Same betta In...

It's been a year! Doing great. Same betta In there. He's loving it. Rescued his blue ass from a carnival. Well, my daughter rescued him by getting a ping pong ball in his bowl. Making a better home...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-03-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
Yes, well, the stock fixture..the original bulb...

Yes, well, the stock fixture..the original bulb burned out about a month in and I replaced it with one of those full spectrum ones you find on the rack at Petco.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By mannye
Petco 6.6 One Year Later

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After a year, everything is going well. Still have the original betta in there happily swimming around and antagonizing the tiny algae eater. The plants have bloomed once with a very...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-24-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By mannye
I think it looks fantastic... MAYBE I would...

I think it looks fantastic... MAYBE I would turn the one in the right rear around... but maybe not.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-24-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By mannye
I'll look again, I had three shrimp about a...

I'll look again, I had three shrimp about a month ago. I'd see them swimming around looking cool but I haven't seen hide nor hair for a week now. The MIA shrimp and the increasing size of the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-21-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By mannye
Petco 6.6 Invasion of the algae monster!

Well, it's been a few months since initial setup. Pics will be posted over the weekend.

The substrate looks fantastic... the fish are very very happy... so far the beta has been joined by...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-31-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By mannye
Are you finally using sunlight to grow it out? ...

Are you finally using sunlight to grow it out? My tank isn't exposed to sunlight...I have to upgrade from the original tube the 6.6 Petco comes from...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-27-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By mannye
I can't see that shattered glass being too much...

I can't see that shattered glass being too much of a mission to fix. AS Graphic says though, it might be that asphaltum so you want to get a heat gun and scrape everything clean first. I bet a good...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-27-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By mannye
That will look nice if you can make it happen! ...

That will look nice if you can make it happen! I'm about to transplant some baby java ferns I got in the mail (best forum ever!) from a fellow forum member a few weeks back and I'm thinking with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
Yeah... I was kind of afraid that was the famous...

Yeah... I was kind of afraid that was the famous HC. It's probably exactly what i need to form a lush green carpet but this is the LOW TECH forum and I don't want to get into any CO2 stuff with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
Here is a picture I just took of the tank (around...

Here is a picture I just took of the tank (around 2:40am on Sat night/Sun morn). It's still on the original filter cart. Tomorrow I will be getting replacements. I never used the generic filter...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
After about two days or so (I work like a million...

After about two days or so (I work like a million hours a week...I have very little time to attend to "fun stuff"...so I'm sure this was apparent after a few hours) I noticed the leaves had collected...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
So I left the filter running and went to work. I...

So I left the filter running and went to work. I got back at around 8pm to find this:

http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh559/mannye1/Almost8pmafterfixingfilter.jpg

Not too bad. What you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
That initial few inches made me want to remove...

That initial few inches made me want to remove and rinse, but I figured I would just soldier on...mostly because I was concerned about scratching the tank if I pulled it all out. If I ever remove...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-22-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
OK! Here we go. About two weeks ago, I got the...

OK! Here we go. About two weeks ago, I got the Flourite and decided to just go for it without rinsing....

Here's what it looked like when I initially filled it about two inches or so...
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-16-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
Hey guys! Sorry about being MIA. I didn't get a...

Hey guys! Sorry about being MIA. I didn't get a chance to post before leaving on vacation but I'm back now and will be putting all the pics up.

Teaser... don't think there's a need to rinse...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-30-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
Pics are coming. Filled the tank with water just...

Pics are coming. Filled the tank with water just to see what would happen and it's absolutely opaque. I'm going to give it about half a day to settle before I turn on the filter and then a few more...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By mannye
Hey! Had a bad cold and it didn't stop raining...

Hey! Had a bad cold and it didn't stop raining here in Miami until Thursday! My kids (10 year old twin girls) decided to "help" daddy who was upsatirs coughing a lung out.

So guess what they...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-21-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By mannye
Thanks for the heads up! Maybe if I have time I...

Thanks for the heads up! Maybe if I have time I will run a bead of silicone along the bottom edge before I start filling it up.
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