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Forum: Lighting 02-10-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By whickerda
If you click on my profile and look at my album...

If you click on my profile and look at my album titled "55g with pendant leds" you can see what a 55 looks like with 2 of these bulbs. I grow anubias, crypts, java fern, and vals in this tank. I...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By whickerda
Google Utilitech par38 90w medium base daylight...

Google Utilitech par38 90w medium base daylight led. They are 5000k and I think they might work for you. I use 2 of them over a 55 gallon low tech tank and they're perfect. 3-4 might work for your.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,339
Posted By whickerda
www.brianstropicals.com

www.brianstropicals.com
Forum: Substrate 02-04-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By whickerda
"excess nutrients" is a relative term and isn't...

"excess nutrients" is a relative term and isn't very helpful to the discussion of this problem. It's perfectly normal and expected for a newly set up tank to experience this. Patience and...
Forum: DIY 02-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By whickerda
You could just put this link on your start page: ...

You could just put this link on your start page:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20

;)
Forum: Plants 02-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By whickerda
This is what they do. It's very easy to...

This is what they do. It's very easy to underestimate how much space they really need.

+1 for the peeling-the-onion approach.
Forum: Plants 02-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By whickerda
It's probably BBA but a pic would help.

It's probably BBA but a pic would help.
Forum: Plants 02-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By whickerda
<<<This one opened up completely...

<<<This one opened up completely submerged.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By whickerda
Looks a little dehydrated to me. However, it may...

Looks a little dehydrated to me. However, it may simply be adjusting. You could wait it out and see if you get new growth.

I think they like very high humidity. Is this an open top tank? If...
Forum: DIY 12-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,466
Posted By whickerda
Very Nice! I love projects like this and yours...

Very Nice! I love projects like this and yours turned out very well.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By whickerda
A pt user has some for sale in the for sale...

A pt user has some for sale in the for sale subforum right now: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=199398
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 11-13-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,351
Posted By whickerda
Love your tank. Nice job.

Love your tank. Nice job.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,821
Posted By whickerda
I never vacuum the substrate of my planted tanks.

I never vacuum the substrate of my planted tanks.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By whickerda
There's something wrong with your picture. It's...

There's something wrong with your picture. It's crooked or something. Just kidding but seriously you should be careful with raising shrimp. Some people can do it recreationally and not have a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,614
Posted By whickerda
LOL, My friends and I used to play RISK for the...

LOL, My friends and I used to play RISK for the entertainment of the arguments. BTW, once the order of operations was noted it's very scary that people were still voting 0. :(
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By whickerda
I felt the same when I was your age. Now I don't...

I felt the same when I was your age. Now I don't excited unless we're talking about at least a half marathon. :)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-30-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By whickerda
58 is very good for 13. Hope me makes it to RIO...

58 is very good for 13. Hope me makes it to RIO (or wherever it is 4 years later). If so TPT expects a trip report!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-28-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By whickerda
When I was your age I was a very similar build. ...

When I was your age I was a very similar build. I was 6'3" and also right around 170lbs. My PRs are not as good as yours:
400m 59s
200m 29s
100m 13s

I am now 44 and after taking a looooooong...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-28-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By whickerda
I used to love finding them when I was a kid...

I used to love finding them when I was a kid growing up in Indiana.

Last summer here in NE Florida the noise in the trees was deafening some nights. It has not been as bad this year but I'm...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By whickerda
Colts (grew up in Indiana), Jaguars season ticket...

Colts (grew up in Indiana), Jaguars season ticket holder now. Don't watch other sports too much but I will watch any sport live. I love live sports. Oh, and the Broncos will at least make the AFC...
Forum: DIY 07-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,385
Posted By whickerda
Many years ago one of my first DIY tank builds...

Many years ago one of my first DIY tank builds was a 110 gal acrylic tank. I had it set up as a reef tank with about 3-4 inches of live sand and at least 100 pounds of live rock. It had dozens of...
Forum: ACUREL Aquarium and Pond Care 07-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,927
Posted By whickerda
I bought a 3 pound bag of your carbon. My pond...

I bought a 3 pound bag of your carbon. My pond was full of tannins from two tropical storms in a month dumping a ton of leaves and sticks in it. It looked like strong tea. In 48 hours it was crystal...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By whickerda
Williak: I tend to lean towards the t8 because I...

Williak: I tend to lean towards the t8 because I get sticker shock when I look at the cost of a t5ho setup so I was "arguing" in favor of the t8 and using the low bulb replacement cost. However, it's...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By whickerda
The GE daylight t8 (6500k) runs about $5-6 at the...

The GE daylight t8 (6500k) runs about $5-6 at the box stores. Something to consider.
Forum: DIY 07-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,691
Posted By whickerda
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