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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Troy McClure
I'll add 20% to your guess because that's exactly...

I'll add 20% to your guess because that's exactly what it is. Amano uses it extensively in backgrounds.
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By Troy McClure
Wow, that's really cool! I guess the wing nut...

Wow, that's really cool! I guess the wing nut sets how much tension/resistance is applied according to the weight of the fixture?

Is there a state-side shope I can order them from? What is the...
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Troy McClure
Right on. My parents have a tank that is...

Right on. My parents have a tank that is 36x24x31. Where did you get your 90gal?
Forum: Equipment   05-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,489
Posted By Troy McClure
Bill - What's that thing with the wing nut on it?...

Bill - What's that thing with the wing nut on it? Is that something that came with your lights? I've been trying to think of an easy way I can raise and lower the T5 fixture I'm building....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-02-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By Troy McClure
I'm at work now...long day today, long day...

I'm at work now...long day today, long day yesterday.

My job title is Director of Audio Visual Services. I'm a one man show. I have my office in a large hotel and conference center by the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-02-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Troy McClure
I'm surprised nobody has suggested having a...

I'm surprised nobody has suggested having a contest for the new banner logo! What do you guys and gals think? There are plenty of uber-talented people here - I'm sure somebody can come up with a...
Forum: Equipment   04-27-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By Troy McClure
They still make and sell hand saws, right?...

They still make and sell hand saws, right?...
Forum: Plants   04-27-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
I could have picked out the snails but I added...

I could have picked out the snails but I added the three different types purposefully. If they survived the dip, chances are eggs would have survived too, right?
Forum: Plants   04-27-2007, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
Observation is a good thing. There are some...

Observation is a good thing. There are some snails in the bowl that are up and moving around. I'll try 60min on the next test.
Forum: Plants   04-26-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
New test.... I was hoping to keep track of...

New test....

I was hoping to keep track of the ratio of KMnO4 to water, but it's hard to do. At first, I used probably 1/16th to 1/8th of a teapoon and a gallon of water but that was too dark, so...
Forum: Plants   04-26-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
I dipped a small test patch of riccia in the same...

I dipped a small test patch of riccia in the same solution for 30. The color still changed drastically but it looked far better compared to the stuff that soaked for an hour.

When I get out of...
Forum: Plants   04-25-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
I got some from another SWOAPE member...don't...

I got some from another SWOAPE member...don't know where he got it from. I've read some people get it from Sears where the water softening chemicals are located.
Forum: Plants   04-25-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Troy McClure
Potassium Permanganate mixtures / ricca

I know there plenty of threads about using KMnO4 here but I wanted to start this thread becaue I can't seem to find a hard and fast description of the solutions that should be made. All I find is...
Forum: Fish   04-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
  Poll: discus
Views: 2,532
Posted By Troy McClure
Well that's no good. I guess once I get the big...

Well that's no good. I guess once I get the big guys out of the tank I should treat this smaller one for parasites? Any suggestion on what course of remedy I should follow?
Forum: Fish   04-10-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
  Poll: discus
Views: 2,532
Posted By Troy McClure
I have six, one-year-old discus right now that...

I have six, one-year-old discus right now that are being moved to a larger tank in the next two weeks. They are Lake Tefe Greens and still spook easily. Any idea how to get that behavior to go...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-10-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,250
Posted By Troy McClure
Who needs scuba gear? Attach a long piece of...

Who needs scuba gear? Attach a long piece of vinyl tubing to a snorkel!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-02-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,393
Posted By Troy McClure
I'll second that.

I'll second that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-01-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By Troy McClure
But again, it could be the particular spectrum...

But again, it could be the particular spectrum the bulb puts out that makes it appear dim in comparison to a 10kK.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-23-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,465
Posted By Troy McClure
I used to follow that cichlid-forum thread. ...

I used to follow that cichlid-forum thread. Longest thread I've ever seen in any forum. It's threads like these that we all learn from. Steve, if you quit posting now, pathetic slobs of the great...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By Troy McClure
Just stack them. No glue needed. Don't go at it...

Just stack them. No glue needed. Don't go at it haphazardly though. Chose your pieces wisely and make sure you get proper support, larger pieces on the bottom, smaller on top, etc., but mix it up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 67,465
Posted By Troy McClure
Sorry to hear the news Steve. While you have my...

Sorry to hear the news Steve. While you have my sympathy, I don't feel too bad for you because I know you'll bounce back from this stronger than ever. It's the "closing a door, opening a window"...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Troy McClure
So how much are your paintings going for? I've...

So how much are your paintings going for? I've got a few bare walls in the bedroom here. :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-18-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,808
Posted By Troy McClure
No need for brackish water, they'll do just fine...

No need for brackish water, they'll do just fine in those tanks. Make sure they have food and stable water.

I really like your 5gal, thought I think you would be better served switching to a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,136
Posted By Troy McClure
Well Tom, you certainly have my interest piqued...

Well Tom, you certainly have my interest piqued for this new trace mix. I'm sure SWOAPE would be willing to buy a bunch when it is available. I never was impressed with CSM+B, for the same reasons...
Forum: Equipment   06-14-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 103,776
Posted By Troy McClure
I am happy and proud to say that I as of this...

I am happy and proud to say that I as of this past Saturday, I am officially an Eheim convert!!!

I now have a 2128 and a 2026.

Are we still doing numbers?
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