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Forum: DIY 08-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By Gatekeeper
Look up bath scrunchies or mesh bath sponges on...

Look up bath scrunchies or mesh bath sponges on that auction site that we can't link to here.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Gatekeeper
2 x 4 will be fine. Only thing I would recommend...

2 x 4 will be fine. Only thing I would recommend is more bracing under the connections at the wall. From what I am seeing, the shear is all on the screws against the wall and there is no vertical...
Forum: Substrate 08-30-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Gatekeeper
Mineralized Top Soil is the best approach to set...

Mineralized Top Soil is the best approach to set it and forget it.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gatekeeper
Killer set up. Looks great.

Killer set up. Looks great.
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Gatekeeper
Yep, add a little water at a time and get your...

Yep, add a little water at a time and get your fingers into it and just keep kneading it. Once its good an soupy, add some soil to it and keep folding it in.

If you were doing MTS it would turn...
Forum: Substrate 08-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Gatekeeper
You can limit the gas bubbles in the substrate by...

You can limit the gas bubbles in the substrate by wetting it first when you put it in. I actually take the steps of rolling the dirt into a clay slurry (just emulsify the clay in water), similar to...
Forum: Substrate 08-21-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,943
Posted By Gatekeeper
Well that video is a bit over the top! LOL. To...

Well that video is a bit over the top! LOL. To be honest, during the day, they are actually quite passive and stay away from the light from my experience. But they do need to be purged from time...
Forum: Substrate 08-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,943
Posted By Gatekeeper
Not at all! I have used them both religiously...

Not at all! I have used them both religiously for years. I almost feel like you need them. MTS + MTS = balanced substrate. Keeps it from getting too compact in my opinion.

They will breed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Gatekeeper
Absolutely and they will keep. Macros are easy...

Absolutely and they will keep. Macros are easy and will keep. I buy name brand for the micros personally, but I know a lot of people that do make them. Fungus can be an issue on some dry micro...
Forum: Substrate 08-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,943
Posted By Gatekeeper
Get some Malaysian trumpet Snails. They will...

Get some Malaysian trumpet Snails. They will clear the substrate up for you real quick. Never had a major issue when these buggers were in there doing their thing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Gatekeeper
Only time I would say to avoid major water...

Only time I would say to avoid major water changes is if your tap water is unstable and hard to buffer/adjust to the conditions you need.

Go big or go home I say.
Forum: DIY 08-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gatekeeper
Ahhh!!!! I thought it went the other way. As if...

Ahhh!!!! I thought it went the other way. As if you were pumping into the tank and drawing through the media. Didn't even think of it this way.

Very interesting.
Forum: DIY 08-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gatekeeper
First off, I love new ideas like this, so cheers...

First off, I love new ideas like this, so cheers to you.

Now, I am confused about how the filter works. Can you sketch it out a bit more?

Would be a killer tank for local river fish. My...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Gatekeeper
It should be fine til Friday.

It should be fine til Friday.
Forum: DIY 08-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Gatekeeper
Yep, about a year I took it apart and cleaned it....

Yep, about a year I took it apart and cleaned it. I had a lot of red shrimp make their way through the filter and get lodged in there so it was time to get them out. I did have a little bit of...
Forum: DIY 08-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Gatekeeper
Series of follies. The O-ring on the inside, the...

Series of follies. The O-ring on the inside, the barb fitting on the intake moved a bit and lost seal and the quick connect o-ring on the inlet pipe rolled.

Seriously, it was raining tank water...
Forum: DIY 08-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Gatekeeper
Rex Grigg reactor. Wow, I haven't heard that in...

Rex Grigg reactor. Wow, I haven't heard that in years. Still cracks me up that people choose to say that rather than just PVC. LOL.

Cerges reactor is the best I have used when they don't leak. ...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,943
Posted By Gatekeeper
I think you just contradicted yourself. Wreaking...

I think you just contradicted yourself. Wreaking havoc in a "properly maintained aquarium" would mean the aquarium is not being properly maintained.



I don't know about you guys but I don't...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 166,943
Posted By Gatekeeper
lol!!!!!

lol!!!!!
Forum: Aquascaping 08-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Gatekeeper
A lot better. Now you need a few smaller stones...

A lot better. Now you need a few smaller stones to anchor the large ones so they don't look so artificial and staged.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 862
Posted By Gatekeeper
Nice setups. Good journal and tracking of growth.

Nice setups. Good journal and tracking of growth.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Gatekeeper
Thats a lot of soil in there. Since the stones...

Thats a lot of soil in there. Since the stones are a little small, maybe consider perching them up more and let the substrate fall away from it? Or... you need some bigger stones to anchor it.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Gatekeeper
That is pretty common for LFS around here. If...

That is pretty common for LFS around here. If you struggle finding it, shoot me a pm. I am going to the LFS next week and can pick it up and ship out to you at cost of the material and shipping. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Gatekeeper
Holy. What did you do, rob a lumber yard? ...

Holy. What did you do, rob a lumber yard? Unless you like the look, you can bring that down a few notches. There are tons of DIY stands on this site. Do some searching.

Bump: Have a look at...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-13-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Gatekeeper
Looks like Lace Rock to me

Looks like Lace Rock to me
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