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Forum: Substrate 04-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,969
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's one of those plants i did struggle with, but...

It's one of those plants i did struggle with, but after a couple months of not messing with it, and just letting it do it's thing, and increased the light it's thrived. It just needed to establish a...
Forum: Substrate 04-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,969
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You can mix regular black petco sand into your...

You can mix regular black petco sand into your eco-complete if you want to fill in the gaps. I have a tank with just eco, and one with eco mixed with petco black sand. Both grow dwarf hair grass.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Glasscages , there's also a lot of acrylic item...

Glasscages , there's also a lot of acrylic item makers online that can make you something as well, just have to contact them.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Who cares...A word was left out, can we get over...

Who cares...A word was left out, can we get over the grammar police stuff.
I live in new england, we have bulkheads, what lets you walk out of your basement to the outside. We have...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's not scientifically covered at all except...

It's not scientifically covered at all except opinions, and hypothesis which is still where we are today. Problem is there is a plausible hypothesis for each side of the debate that can destroy each...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I've had to move with my shrimp tank 5x in the...

I've had to move with my shrimp tank 5x in the last 2 years. I just remove the plants, put them in a bucket with the tank water, and leave enough water in the tank so there's at least 1-2" above the...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Good thing i ain't pushing that agenda huh, just...

Good thing i ain't pushing that agenda huh, just the correction of the other being pushed. :-o
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally i find it wise to put the floss in the...

Personally i find it wise to put the floss in the very first stage so it can deliver clean debris free water to the biological media.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
My local HD's have bulkheads that work just fine....

My local HD's have bulkheads that work just fine. As long as it's non-metallic, and have at least 1 good gasket that comes with it for the water side it'll probably work. If you go with a aquarium...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Marineland HOT magnum with a micron cartridge....

Marineland HOT magnum with a micron cartridge. Shove the vacuum hose up the intake pipe, and bam you have what you want.
Forum: Substrate 01-04-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Can you show scientific proof, not passed down...

Can you show scientific proof, not passed down forum garbage water quality is what effects barbel erosion.
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The 48" or 36" length version of the 60g? I used...

The 48" or 36" length version of the 60g? I used CFL's over a 65g - 36" version with a reflector dome over each side with the same wattage equivalent per side, and it worked ok.

I think if i used...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Better off hiring a local carpenter. I've come...

Better off hiring a local carpenter. I've come across A LOT of carpenters that are fellow aquariasts.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
You can fix acrylic sure, but in order to do so...

You can fix acrylic sure, but in order to do so creates a optical lens effect. It's ridiculously more expensive. You can replace the 55g via $1 per gallon sales several times over for the price of 1...
Forum: DIY 12-31-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have the exact shelf, but HD's version HDX with...

I have the exact shelf, but HD's version HDX with a 29g on the 2nd shelf down, with a eheim 2028 on the bottom shelf. Before that i had a ada 60p on the same shelf with wood topped with vinyl tile...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have the same cube tank, but use it as a reef...

I have the same cube tank, but use it as a reef tank. I use a Fluval 200w for it, and has worked great for the past 14 months.
I went through 3 heaters for my 5.5g reef tank before i found one that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-26-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
www.bostonreefers.org

www.bostonreefers.org
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Eheim, they have out lived every other brand i've...

Eheim, they have out lived every other brand i've ever had. They have been through more moves then a dozen moves, been banged, dropped, and they still keep kicking.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Protein skimmer is going to be of a high flow...

Protein skimmer is going to be of a high flow rate so i wouldn't do it inline.
Honestly a low gph pump solely for the UV is your best bet, and it'll be cheap because of the low gph. I think a 18w...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Happy thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving
Forum: Substrate 11-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Just theory, no proof exists to back that up....

Just theory, no proof exists to back that up. Fact is no one really knows whats cause's it besides assumptions.
Forum: Lighting 11-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Haven't used the beamworks light but i do have...

Haven't used the beamworks light but i do have the fluval ebi setup in the office with the stock light, and it grows my java ferns, crypts, and tiger lilly just fine. As long you aren't growing light...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally i think your going to be just fine....

Personally i think your going to be just fine. Mild steel can usually withstand as a example of strength range of 38,000 psi / 247 MPa These days. More accurate info can be given if you know what...
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I use 2x 13w CFL daylight bulbs over a 20g for a...

I use 2x 13w CFL daylight bulbs over a 20g for a few years, and love it.
Forum: Lighting 11-18-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
2 low wattage "daylight" CFL bulbs would be fine....

2 low wattage "daylight" CFL bulbs would be fine. When thinking LED will save on electricity do the math on how many LED's x watts each. For the most part there isn't a huge savings, and what you...
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