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Forum: Tank Journals 03-06-2015, 06:44 PM
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Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2q2mR9dtHM_eHV3R...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2q2mR9dtHM_eHV3R1RHSDZLWFk/view?usp=sharing
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/tYE8Iz7w6mxRy1aTN6duzwmQ6SyuNNKB5rfX0cZm4tkpDQtpzD5B_BGNjW-tO0kHRj_9eyilhog=w1342-h548...
Forum: Lighting 02-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SouthernGorilla
The actinic is just there to give a spike in the...

The actinic is just there to give a spike in the blue range of the spectrum. Last I read, that is an range plants find useful. It also has the nice side-effect of balancing the red grow light so that...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Buy the 130... then buy a new house better suited...

Buy the 130... then buy a new house better suited to the aquarium. You have your priorities mixed up.

We've got some plants already. A big sword to help hide the foam that hides the overflow. Some...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
The fish are currently in a 5g jug in the...

The fish are currently in a 5g jug in the kitchen. We have to do almost daily water changes due to no plants and no filtration. The plan was to get the 75 up and running then move the fish. But the...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Watched this video and liked the design of the...

Watched this video and liked the design of the media;
http://youtu.be/JFXJaRDfR1w

So I ordered 4.4 pounds of the Biohome Ultra from these guys (https://greatwaveeng.com/). Should have ordered at...
Forum: Lighting 02-12-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Well, the new bulbs arrived yesterday. I...

Well, the new bulbs arrived yesterday. I installed them when I got home this morning. Just as planned, I put the grow light on one channel and the actinic on the other. The combination doesn't create...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-08-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Just to update on the progress so far. ...

Just to update on the progress so far.
https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7352/16446431646_b109238ae2_n.jpg

EDIT:
Why isn't the picture showing? It shows in the preview.
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Another question; where can I get the parts to...

Another question; where can I get the parts to suspend the light over the tank? The tank came with an awesome canopy. But the light and canopy won't sit on the rim at the same time. So if I want the...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By SouthernGorilla
+1 It doesn't take much to keep dirt in...

+1

It doesn't take much to keep dirt in place. One half to one inch of sand will easily do the trick. My personal preference is to use just enough sand to do the job. Our 75g is getting a cap of...
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Physically, pond mud is made of the same stuff as...

Physically, pond mud is made of the same stuff as any other dirt. So there wouldn't be any real advantage to using it versus mixing up your own sand/silt, clay, and peat mix. I would think the...
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Lighting the 75g

Our "new" 75g tank came with a 46" 4-bulb T-5 HO light. I'm still trying to figure out how to program it. But I'm assuming the two channels are separately programmable. So right now the plan is to...
Forum: Substrate 02-07-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Dirt! Dirt! Dirt! Don't fret over the myths about...

Dirt! Dirt! Dirt! Don't fret over the myths about dirted tanks. I will never use anything other than dirt again.

I just moments ago finished adding about two cubic feet of dirt to our new...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-01-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,777
Posted By SouthernGorilla
My wife and I had an explosion of MTS in our 20T...

My wife and I had an explosion of MTS in our 20T tank. The substrate was literally covered in MTS. It looked like maggots on a carcass. And that was in full daylight. Four different species of loach...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By SouthernGorilla
75 gallons of zen

We just bought this tank this past Sunday. We are busy finalizing the plans for how to 'scape and stock it.

https://flic.kr/p/q22oZR
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 31,603
Posted By SouthernGorilla
I would add that, based on my experience, you can...

I would add that, based on my experience, you can also use airstones to produce sufficient movement. Our 10-gallon has been without a filter for several months now. The only current in the tank is...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
So you basically vacuum the tank side of the...

So you basically vacuum the tank side of the foam? Or am I misunderstanding what you wrote? Sounds like a clever idea.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Some pumps are better equipped to handle the...

Some pumps are better equipped to handle the added pressure. Or else we wouldn't have swimming pools, hot tubs, or canister filters. Besides, the tank design I'm working on puts the pump in a dry,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-31-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
When I build the next tank I'll use an actual...

When I build the next tank I'll use an actual pump instead of a powerhead. An external pump too. Powerheads annoy me with having to get wet to tinker with them.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-31-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
I have no plans to ever run anything else on a...

I have no plans to ever run anything else on a tank again. I'm that impressed with the system.

The one improvement I plan to make next time is to add a couple ordinary household water filter...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
I suspect removing the foam would make a mess....

I suspect removing the foam would make a mess. This tank has been running almost a year now and I see no need to mess with the foam.

The good thing is that the foam doesn't go below the substrate....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Our yoyo loach seemed to do well in our...

Our yoyo loach seemed to do well in our ten-gallon tank by himself. When we build the next tank I'll probably get several of them.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Window tint film if you have a glass cover. Shade...

Window tint film if you have a glass cover. Shade cloth for an open tank. Raise the light fixture a few inches.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By SouthernGorilla
I got exactly what you're looking for. I never...

I got exactly what you're looking for. I never test my water, rarely prune anything, and even more rarely do water changes. But my tank looks presentable and the fish are happy and breeding....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,277
Posted By SouthernGorilla
Here's an overall shot of the tank. I don't plan...

Here's an overall shot of the tank. I don't plan to enter any competitions with it.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/12100364573_74496da396_b.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,346
Posted By SouthernGorilla
We at one time had in excess of 100 apple snails...

We at one time had in excess of 100 apple snails in one of our tanks. Never expected all those eggs to hatch.

Anyhow, we have kept these snails for quite some time now. Our experience is that they...
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