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Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
OK, long overdue update. I waited a bit for some...

OK, long overdue update. I waited a bit for some cooler weather to get some plants shipped in, and the last batch arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, "they" decided to liberally substitute some of...
Forum: Equipment   08-27-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By javajaws
Most auto topoff systems are used in a sump and...

Most auto topoff systems are used in a sump and have a float switch (or 2 or 3) placed into the sump to trigger the pump via a relay controlled switch and/or external aquarium controller. The sump...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By javajaws
I think height consistency is important, both the...

I think height consistency is important, both the tank height and glass height. But if the difference is say more than 12" difference then I think that would be ok as well (would probably look good...
Forum: Equipment   08-23-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By javajaws
I would worry more about silicone work and edge...

I would worry more about silicone work and edge beveling differences rather than the glass manufacturer if I was mixing tanks from different manufacturers like that.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
I think I have a new pet peeve: When you send a...

I think I have a new pet peeve: When you send a PM to somebody to buy something and they ignore your message for 24 hours and then send you a message "Oh, I just sold them".
Forum: Tank Journals   08-22-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,522
Posted By javajaws
Ditto! Really like the cave.

Ditto! Really like the cave.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-22-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Dang this thing is bright! I might have to...

Dang this thing is bright! I might have to rethink the placement on my desk because my monitor is getting washed out!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/javajaws/DP8C7139.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-22-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By javajaws
I would worry more about aesthetics that PAR...

I would worry more about aesthetics that PAR personally. With 1 bulb at 14 watt that's far more important than any miniscule difference in PAR you could achieve by changing bulbs.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-21-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,894
Posted By javajaws
I couldn't help myself... :) ...

I couldn't help myself... :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v439/javajaws/Discus.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   08-21-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 340,886
Posted By javajaws
Tom, what's the orange-red plant in the middle...

Tom, what's the orange-red plant in the middle here? And if you have any trimmings available soon let me know.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-21-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,792
Posted By javajaws
I like the layout, but man that sand is just too...

I like the layout, but man that sand is just too unnaturally white for my liking. Good work nonetheless...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-21-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,578
Posted By javajaws
So I think I've decided on a general direction...

So I think I've decided on a general direction for this tank, partly inspired by Jesse's Mini L (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=174814) and partly by some IAPLC entries (such as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-21-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By javajaws
If you don't like hardscape then its even more...

If you don't like hardscape then its even more important to plant in groupings that are separated by height/color/texture/etc. If you don't, all those beautiful plants just get jumbled together and...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 115,606
Posted By javajaws
Really nice tank, first time I've seen it. I...

Really nice tank, first time I've seen it. I like the color temp of the lights as well...not too yellow, not too white/blue either.

In some ways, it looks better without all the moss - the color...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,955
Posted By javajaws
How is the pump going to pull water from the...

How is the pump going to pull water from the bottom (through the media chamber) vs pull from above the pump? Or are you going to enclose the pump area somehow?
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Lies!!! I have evidence to the contrary!:tongue:

Lies!!! I have evidence to the contrary!:tongue:
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
That's good to know. I think Frank mentioned...

That's good to know. I think Frank mentioned somewhere he doesn't run a heater on one of his tanks either.

The way I see it the likelihood of my tank chilling everything in the tank to death is...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Oh yeah, another thought I was having about this...

Oh yeah, another thought I was having about this tank was to run it without a heater (just trying to "keep it simple").

How bad do you'll think it will restrict my plant/fish stocking if I do...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Doberman + riccia = chia pet?!?

Doberman + riccia = chia pet?!?
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Oh the injustice! With my luck it'll ship...

Oh the injustice!

With my luck it'll ship and the UPS guy will drop kick it to my porch from the curb!

Maybe I need to take the day off and drive to Houston again. If I bring a treat for the...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
You see? I told you so. :) Now Frank...stop...

You see? I told you so. :)

Now Frank...stop surfing and ship my Aquasky already (which I admittedly only ordered 1 minute ago)!!!
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
Haha, no problem. If I make it back down to...

Haha, no problem. If I make it back down to Houston again anytime soon I'll rumage through his pile of mini driftwood again in search of a better piece. Until then though I guess it'll have to do....
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
LOL, I try to be an equal opportunity offender! ...

LOL, I try to be an equal opportunity offender!

Actually, I bought them before I realized Amano sold stainless steel pipes...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-20-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By javajaws
He has to say he likes them because he sold it to...

He has to say he likes them because he sold it to me! LOL
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By javajaws
"She'll know"

"She'll know"
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