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Forum: Substrate 07-29-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Harry Muscle
Finally found Leonardite

I've been looking for leonardite to use under my substrate since I've used it before with great results and it's also recommended by Tom Barr in his non CO2 approach. Unfortunately as anyone who's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Harry Muscle
Is there a specific brand of humalite that you...

Is there a specific brand of humalite that you use? I've been looking for leonardite but it's proving almost impossible to get anymore, so I might consider humalite instead.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Harry Muscle
Thanks, I'll check that out. BTW, I wouldn't...

Thanks, I'll check that out. BTW, I wouldn't actually be using rain water, just a container originally designed for rain water. It'll be storing treated tap water in my fish room.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Harry Muscle
Are Rain Barrels Aquarium Safe?

I'm looking to get a storage container for my fish room and it seems like rain barrels are significantly easier to find around my area than those standard food grade 55G barrels. However, I'm not...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Harry Muscle
DIY Magnets - How Strong for 1/2 inch Glass?

I'm building several DIY magnetic float switch holders which will use magnets ordered from magnet4sale.com (or somewhere similar). The thing I'm not sure about though is how strong the magnets...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Harry Muscle
That looks like what I'm looking for. Thanks. ...

That looks like what I'm looking for. Thanks.

Quick question ... I see pictures online of this pump with and without a barbed outlet. Are they interchangeable? Do they screw into the pump or do...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Harry Muscle
Small Pump that's usable with Vinyl Tubing

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a small pump in the 50-150gph range that can be used with vinyl tubing ... in other words it comes with a barbed outlet or a threaded outlet that a barbed...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
The columns are starting to go in. Three 2x4s at...

The columns are starting to go in. Three 2x4s at each corner plus additional support around the closet door opening and the back wall.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Harry Muscle
Better Bulkheads

I ordered an overflow and return kit from Glass Holes. Everything except for the bulkheads is very nice quality. The bulkheads are made by Spears but they don't inspire me with confidence. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
I'm pretty sure you are correct, but like you...

I'm pretty sure you are correct, but like you said better safe than sorry. One benefit though from this extra support is that I've removed all of the bounce from the floor where the tank will be, so...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
Did more work today ... the two support beams are...

Did more work today ... the two support beams are up.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EJDdthn8z0A/VaB5xS1KwlI/AAAAAAAAAgM/iFQPH9Jjr2A/s800-Ic42/IMG_20150710_213643.jpg

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
Most of the framing in other areas of the...

Most of the framing in other areas of the basement that I'm working on are now done, so I started adding structural supports for dealing with the weight of a 112G tank. I decided to create a closet...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Harry Muscle
Larger Heater for Open Top Tank?

I'm in the process of slowly setting up my 112G tank which will have a clear netting top. I'll be using Eheim heaters and based on their recommendations I should be aiming for 250W. This seems to...
Forum: DIY 07-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Harry Muscle
This controller is now feature complete ... it's...

This controller is now feature complete ... it's officially graduating from Alpha stage to Beta stage. I have done isolated testing during development, but this hasn't yet been tested on an actual...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Harry Muscle
Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take...

Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take advantage of the strength such a torsion box provides you are putting extra unnecessary strain on the seams. Again it comes down to how much risk are...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Harry Muscle
Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the...

Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the corners, but whether they should be is another question ... probably a better way to phrase it is are you comfortable with supporting just the corners...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By Harry Muscle
The support of a tank only on the four corners is...

The support of a tank only on the four corners is something that seems to get repeated a lot but there's isn't much basis for it. Yes you can technically only support a tank on its corners but that...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Harry Muscle
Moving ~600GPH in a shrimplet safe way

I need to add more water movement to my upcoming 112G tank. My sump will be moving around 400GPH so I'm hoping to add around 600GPH of water flow via some sort of pump/powerhead/etc.

Since the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Harry Muscle
Koralia 240 or 425 and 12mm glass?

Does anyone know the maximum thickness of glass that a Koralia 240 or 425 can be used on? I'm getting a tank made with 1/2" (12mm) glass and I'm wondering if the magnets on this pump would work.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By Harry Muscle
Planned Water Flow for 112G

I'm in the process of planning (and slowly setting up) a 112G low tech jungle tank and I was looking for input on the amount of flow I will have.

The tank is 5 feet long, 18" front to back, and...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 17,518
Posted By Harry Muscle
I also have a full thread on it with lots more...

I also have a full thread on it with lots more details:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=867209

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: DIY 06-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 17,518
Posted By Harry Muscle
If you're willing to wait I'm working on a light...

If you're willing to wait I'm working on a light controller that has similar functionality to this one (just lights ... none of the extras that I think have been added in the last few pages) and it...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
To each his own I guess. Plywood is considered...

To each his own I guess. Plywood is considered quite dimensionally stable, even around water. MDF and particle board is a different story. For the price differences I'm happy with plywood.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
I looked into building a stand myself, but i just...

I looked into building a stand myself, but i just don't have the time ... I even priced things out and to build a similar stand myself I'd be looking at around $500 just for supplies. So another...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,435
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've looked into that option, however, I'm in...

I've looked into that option, however, I'm in Canada and custom cabinetry work here is quite expensive. The plywood stand (no MDF) from Miracles is around the $1000 mark. Anything else custom made...
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