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Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By scapegoat
I've a 125 with a 40g sump on it. The benefits of...

I've a 125 with a 40g sump on it. The benefits of a sump on a "smaller" tank is many, not least of which is the added water volume. You certainly don't need a sump, but since you've 3 canisters...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By scapegoat
self moderation is key. If you're running an...

self moderation is key. If you're running an RAOK, make sure you say only users that have a certain amount of posts, or are paid members, etc, are eligible.

If someone has quality plants for...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By scapegoat
this is going to be brought up often, and...

this is going to be brought up often, and correctly so.

However, since the tank is acrylic and doesn't have a rim I'm not sure if it's as big a deal since the weight should be distributed...
Forum: DIY 10-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By scapegoat
ah, that I am not sure. I would assume you just...

ah, that I am not sure. I would assume you just don't water too heavily.
Forum: DIY 10-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By scapegoat
the point of a false bottom is for water...

the point of a false bottom is for water management.
Forum: DIY 10-22-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,111
Posted By scapegoat
the latest code has been pushed to the git...

the latest code has been pushed to the git repository: https://github.com/bugeyed/osa

Please note: root is required to run the project.

I am using Adafruit's OS as it comes prebuilt with a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By scapegoat
none, zero, zilch. when the lights go out, the...

none, zero, zilch. when the lights go out, the hundreds of snails hiding in your tank will come out and devour it.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By scapegoat
i wouldn't want a dozen co2/high tech tanks just...

i wouldn't want a dozen co2/high tech tanks just for this reason.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By scapegoat
So, I may or may not be right. This is based on...

So, I may or may not be right. This is based on personal experience.

a bubble of co2 does not equal a bubble of co2. depending on the pressure from the regulator, your bubble could be...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By scapegoat
just because folks who haven't attempted the set...

just because folks who haven't attempted the set up are telling you you can't do it, doesn't mean you can't do it.

As oldpunk pointed out, just use a separate needle valve for each tank. then you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By scapegoat
except when the two don't pair up and you're left...

except when the two don't pair up and you're left with 2 $20 critters that don't care about each other... or the goby wants to pair, but the shrimp doesn't and ends up killing the goby.

Or your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By scapegoat
does it still smell like cedar? Is there a piece...

does it still smell like cedar? Is there a piece you can cut off?

If you cut it, and it still smells like cedar, than I wouldn't recommend using it. After a quick googling I've read that chemicals...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By scapegoat
that's awesome. any build pictures? I've a...

that's awesome. any build pictures?

I've a 12g nano cube that I've ripped the overflow/built in sump out of. I've everything I need to get started on a viv, other than a small water pump. just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By scapegoat
nothing beats the sheer amount of life in a reef...

nothing beats the sheer amount of life in a reef aquarium though. and the surprise critters you'll eventually run into, even when your reef tank hasn't seen a new frag, rock, etc in months.

It's...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-14-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By scapegoat
very cool. I'd love to have a little slice of...

very cool. I'd love to have a little slice of nature like this. how much maintenance is required?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By scapegoat
I think it's easier and cheaper to get a...

I think it's easier and cheaper to get a beautiful planted tank set up and maintained. While a lot of us struggle with planting and layout aesthetics, the tank will still look leagues better than an...
Forum: Plants 10-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By scapegoat
that's a lot of light. I've used a quad t5ho on a...

that's a lot of light. I've used a quad t5ho on a 55g before. co2, and dirt capped with eco complete. plant growth was freaking insane. make sure you dose ferts as well, or you'll have an algae farm.
Forum: Plants 10-14-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By scapegoat
shrimp are going to go after dead and decaying...

shrimp are going to go after dead and decaying plant matter, algae, etc.

Your plants may just not be doing well, and the shrimp are feasting.
Forum: DIY 10-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,111
Posted By scapegoat
the latest version is not up there. I'll see...

the latest version is not up there. I'll see about updating the repository this weekend.

But please keep in mind that it is heavily WIP. the front end is not nearly done. the dashboard doesn't do...
Forum: Fish 10-14-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By scapegoat
I have 5 in a 20g long. I've had them maybe a...

I have 5 in a 20g long. I've had them maybe a week and they happily go after commercial fish food.

If you have a fishing license you can legally capture them as bait. I don't think it's legal to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By scapegoat
please host this somewhere such as youtube. no...

please host this somewhere such as youtube. no one is going to want to download a file.
Forum: DIY 10-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 25,580
Posted By scapegoat
this thing has taken off! ever since getting mine...

this thing has taken off! ever since getting mine hooked up and running I've been super lazy on working on it. I've a short term freelance contract coming to an end this week, I think I need to spend...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By scapegoat
I had a sunsun on my 20g long that was running...

I had a sunsun on my 20g long that was running for over a year without being opened up. it all depends on the aquarium and stock.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By scapegoat
whenever I remember. my fish will sometimes go...

whenever I remember. my fish will sometimes go days without feeding. They'll generally end up picking at loose plant material then.

fish are most likely constantly eating in the wild; but I don't...
Forum: Substrate 09-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By scapegoat
Just rinse it off... Get all the fish crap out of...

Just rinse it off... Get all the fish crap out of it.
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