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Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,942
Posted By pianofish
I've used an inline heater for years and never...

I've used an inline heater for years and never had a problem with them. They actually work exceptionally well. +1 for as little equipment in the display as possible :)

Tank looks great my friend....
Forum: Lighting   09-20-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,096
Posted By pianofish
Why don't more people do setups like this? LED's...

Why don't more people do setups like this? LED's are just as expensive and t5ho's are a very proven technology. Hooking this up would be just as easy/hard as doing a dimmable led fixture.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Hey buddy, still trucking along with both. I'm...

Hey buddy, still trucking along with both. I'm graduating in the Spring, so its the final push for school and beginning the job hunt for when I graduate. Oil and Gas are down so I'm hitting the job...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By pianofish
Appreciate it man, I may take you up on this....

Appreciate it man, I may take you up on this. Although, chances are that it will be quite a while before I'm ready to build anything.




Yes sir. I will be documenting it all. I will probably...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By pianofish
Yes, I will be using a design process. I'm just...

Yes, I will be using a design process. I'm just starting up my Senior capstone project, which is sparking my interest in doing this project. I'm still in brainstorm mode at the moment, but I am...
Forum: Lighting   09-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,096
Posted By pianofish
Awe yeah, bringing it back. I'm thinking of doing...

Awe yeah, bringing it back. I'm thinking of doing something similar to this. Anybody else have any experience doing DIY dimmable t5ho setups?
Forum: Tank Journals   09-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Yeah so unfortunately this tank has died... as...

Yeah so unfortunately this tank has died... as well as most of the fishes. A few of my rosy loaches have survived, but since the consolidation into the really small tank, most of my fish have gone...
Forum: Equipment   09-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By pianofish
Thanks fellas for the input. I guess I should...

Thanks fellas for the input. I guess I should give a little perspective. I am a senior graduating in Electrical Engineering. My long term goal is to develop a complete tank monitoring/ control...
Forum: Equipment   09-16-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By pianofish
Putting actuator on metering valve?

Hello there TPT,

Its been a good while since I've been on here, but I was hoping that someone could answer my question. I'm going to be working on a very long, very drawn out tank project and will...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-15-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
So I had to move apartments, I spent all day...

So I had to move apartments, I spent all day resetting the tank back up about a month ago. 2 weeks later. The bottom seam busted... Water everywhere but I caught it pretty early so no floor damage....
Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks man, I always enjoy looking at your...

Thanks man, I always enjoy looking at your awesome Hillstream setup as well. I pretty much stopped feeding the tank and just grew obsessive ammounts of algae which resulted in fat happy gobies and...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Hey man, that sounds like a promising setup to...

Hey man, that sounds like a promising setup to me. I ended up sourcing these fish from wetspot tropical fish online vendor. You can search for them. They were very pleasant to deal with, just have to...
Forum: Algae   09-17-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,653
Posted By pianofish
So with my new tank, I really want to develop a...

So with my new tank, I really want to develop a nice thick coating of diatoms for my Stiphodon Gobies, and Hillstream loaches. Do we have any tried and true methods for guaranteeing that I will get...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks Xiaozhuang! I did do quite a bit of...

Thanks Xiaozhuang! I did do quite a bit of research for this tank. Its very rewarding getting to watch these little guys swim about in the current.



Appreciate it roadmaster. They seem to be...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Finally completed the filtration system. Painted...

Finally completed the filtration system. Painted the pvc with Black Krylon Fusion Matte plastic spray paint. Let it cure for longer than a week and today, I finally found the will power to attach it...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks Burr740! I like it too. Aquatic...

Thanks Burr740! I like it too.

Aquatic Delight: Left to right. It will be more noticeable when the actual powerheads are in. Currently I just have my eheim canister and a koralia nano blowing in...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks Duck, and I agree. Once the black pipe...

Thanks Duck, and I agree. Once the black pipe goes in and I get the manifold completely plumbed up, I think its gonna look much better. All the fish seem to be doing well. They are out and about much...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Time for the promised pics: These were all...

Time for the promised pics:

These were all taken only a few hours after adding the fish. Everyone seems to be doing great. All of them came in alive. Only one or two out of 13 came in a little...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Glad that you like them man. I really do as well....

Glad that you like them man. I really do as well. They are semi smooth, yet have some nice character to them. Where did you grow up?
Joshua
Forum: Tank Journals   09-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks for the suggestion! I will be hiding them...

Thanks for the suggestion! I will be hiding them with black paint.



Yeah, I need to wait about 4 more days for the paint to cure, but early next week I should have it all finalized. Well I...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
@skoram: hey man. Thanks for compliment. And yeah...

@skoram: hey man. Thanks for compliment. And yeah the Anubias may suffer a little bit, but I'm counting on my past experiences to remain true that they will continue to grow even in te midst of the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-04-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
Thanks man! And I do enjoy a good challenge. ...

Thanks man! And I do enjoy a good challenge.

Update: the tank is completely cycled as of tonight. Ammonia levels and nitrites are 0 so I added my 3 surviving rosy loaches, 1 Cory habrosus, and 3...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,992
Posted By pianofish
I've joined your ranks my friend! How is this...

I've joined your ranks my friend! How is this tank fairing? What fish do you currently have?
When you get a chance check out my new tank journal and tell me what you think.
Joshua
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,050
Posted By pianofish
大河 Stiphodon Hillstream 3ft Tank

Its time for the journal of the next phase of my planted fish tank. I'll start off with a brief history of my aquarium keeping and then get on to the building of this tank.

思い出 Memories:

I...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,157
Posted By pianofish
Alot of work has been done on this tank. Here it...

Alot of work has been done on this tank. Here it is before the teardown.
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt226/jmdawg2/IMG_3321.jpg

And here is what it looks like as of tonight. Finished...
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