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Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By ngrubich
+1 on the garbage can. I used one of those gray...

+1 on the garbage can. I used one of those gray Brute containers you get from Lowes for an ATO reservoir on my 90 gallon tank.

I think it was ~$30 for the 30-32 gallon (?) trash can with the lid,...
Forum: DIY 11-15-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By ngrubich
+1. I've been saying for the longest time to use...

+1. I've been saying for the longest time to use those instead of other options because they are so cheap, readily available, and super easy to deal with.

I've always just cut a strip I needed,...
Forum: DIY 11-11-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By ngrubich
I made a quick pic in PowerPoint for you to...

I made a quick pic in PowerPoint for you to reference, in case my idea was kinda confusing (see below). Be sure to update with some pics of the box!!
Forum: DIY 11-11-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By ngrubich
That's what I'm talking about!! See, you only...

That's what I'm talking about!! See, you only needed to move the light and throw some sticks in there and you've got yourself a deeper [appearing] tank!

Everything will look a little different...
Forum: DIY 11-10-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By ngrubich
Whoops, apparently I forgot to include the link...

Whoops, apparently I forgot to include the link for the first set of shadowbox pics:
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1868825

Again, check out pages 1, 11, and 13.
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By ngrubich
You don't need to change canister filters, just...

You don't need to change canister filters, just some routine maintenance. If you do two canister filters, I would stagger the cleaning cycles by a week (or two would be better) so you don't risk...
Forum: DIY 11-10-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By ngrubich
I think it would be awesome if you made the thing...

I think it would be awesome if you made the thing into a full-blown shadow box. That way you still get a subdued backlighting effect, and you make the tank appear deeper than it really is.


I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By ngrubich
If you're going to put some time into it, you...

If you're going to put some time into it, you might as well go all out and restore the tank. Rebuilding the tank might be cheaper / faster, but doing a half*** job with covering the old silicone with...
Forum: Fish 11-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By ngrubich
+1. I'd prefer two slightly-undersized canisters...

+1. I'd prefer two slightly-undersized canisters if it were my tank.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By ngrubich
Is the tank drilled? If not, you'd probably...

Is the tank drilled?

If not, you'd probably be better off going with two slightly smaller canister filters and having them at opposite ends of the back wall, or opposite side walls. You could do...
Forum: Plants 11-01-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By ngrubich
IME, riccia was the biggest PITA to keep at the...

IME, riccia was the biggest PITA to keep at the bottom of the tank. I tried all the tricks and it kept ending up rising up off the bottom.
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By ngrubich
I avoided using the head visualization in my post...

I avoided using the head visualization in my post based on my old breeding pair: the female's head was rounded more than the male's. But sure, as a general guideline I agree with you.
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By ngrubich
You'll be best waiting for them to mature a...

You'll be best waiting for them to mature a little more and see if they spawn. Angels are notorious for being difficult to sex before they reach maturity; however, if I had to make a bet based on the...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By ngrubich
The angels may have just moved the eggs. Mine did...

The angels may have just moved the eggs. Mine did that all the time after they spawned. They had it pretty well thought-out actually. They spawned on the side of the overflow box, then moved them to...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By ngrubich
+1. You will also need to look at where the fish...

+1. You will also need to look at where the fish will be in the tank (upper, middle, lower, etc.).

Also, how much do you plan to plant the tank, and are you putting anything else in there like...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By ngrubich
Be careful putting your hand in the tank near...

Be careful putting your hand in the tank near those eggs. Whenever my angels spawned (on the overflow box, of all places) I couldn't get my hands in the tank to clean anything up without them...
Forum: Fish 10-25-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By ngrubich
Yea, 20x turnover per hour is a bit much. In most...

Yea, 20x turnover per hour is a bit much. In most FW planted tanks, I've seen turnover rates below 8-9x per hour. What size powerhead are you using?

And what is the rating on the EHEIM? You will...
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By ngrubich
I have before but there were also plenty of...

I have before but there were also plenty of places in each of their territories that allowed them to get out of the way of water flow, whether it be behind some driftwood or plants, or even in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By ngrubich
Oh yea, I remember about your sump. What final...

Oh yea, I remember about your sump. What final design did you settle on? I was actually thinking about that sump not too long ago and meant to send you a PM about it.

I'd go ahead and fill it and...
Forum: DIY 10-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By ngrubich
I'm well aware that Tygon isn't a rigid-walled...

I'm well aware that Tygon isn't a rigid-walled tubing.

I said that I got Tygon from them before because they were cheaper than anywhere else, so I suggested checking out their prices to compare...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By ngrubich
A friend of mine put K1 in his sump, but he kept...

A friend of mine put K1 in his sump, but he kept having issues with it in his reactor. Well, really it was a protein skimmer that he had previousy broken the top half off of(the PVC cracked at the...
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By ngrubich
I'm not sure about the raw patches but for what...

I'm not sure about the raw patches but for what it's worth (and I'm not advocating for either side of the cull or let it die slowly argument, but will offer some general advice), my roommate had a...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ngrubich
My roommate battled with cyanobacteria in his...

My roommate battled with cyanobacteria in his discus tank for the longest time. Here's a good thread on it:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=140915

Whatever route you decide...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By ngrubich
You could always check out US Plastic...

You could always check out US Plastic (http://www.usplastic.com/) for a price comparison. I've gotten Tygon tubing from them before and it was way cheaper than ordering it elsewhere.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By ngrubich
Has it taken any of the silicone out from between...

Has it taken any of the silicone out from between the panes? / is there any cracking in the silicone?

I remember this video that came up a while back where some guy was able to fill in chips on...
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