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Forum: Aquascaping   02-06-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By scags
Nice piece of driftwood! A+ I would agree with...

Nice piece of driftwood! A+
I would agree with the others, add some medium sized stones to the base of driftwood, with some smaller ones scattered just beyond the base in a natural way (larger...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-05-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By scags
That will be my secondary option. I just like...

That will be my secondary option. I just like hunting for rocks and driftwood on my own. Makes it an adventure to find the coolest pieces for my aquascapes. My favorite piece is a piece of mangrove...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-04-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By scags
Very true PlantedRich. good advice. Really I...

Very true PlantedRich. good advice. Really I should just monitor my water parameters better. Maybe run the tank for a while before adding livestock and watch the PH. Also similar to you, I have...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-03-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By scags
Great post and thank you for the response! I...

Great post and thank you for the response! I definitely want water that is somewhat soft- fish- neons, ember tetras, and pygmy sunfish (a loosely south american tank) although my plant list isn't...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-24-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By scags
Thanks for the responses, I do have some muriatic...

Thanks for the responses, I do have some muriatic acid I could use to test the rocks. I have tested rocks in the past- always disappointed because the coolest looking rocks always end up being...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-22-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By scags
Moving to southern California- rock collecting

Hey!
So I will be moving to SoCal soon and the coastline is littered with amazing looking rocks and stone.

I will be starting a new high tech tank, and I want to find some nice stones for it....
Forum: Equipment   12-27-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
Already noticed an issue with the regulator. I'm...

Already noticed an issue with the regulator. I'm fairly certain the diaphragm took a hit. The pressure jumps when opening the diaphragm. It takes a dozen turns to get to 20psi, then less than a hair...
Forum: Equipment   12-23-2016, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
Actually yes, it is. The welding shop recommended...

Actually yes, it is. The welding shop recommended what you said, and actually offered to do it for me. However, before heading up there, I had an idea. I hooked up the adapter which opens the...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
That's perfect! I was just on the phone will the...

That's perfect! I was just on the phone will the local welding place asking questions, they're supposed to call me back when their "know-all" guy returns. But your plan is about as good as I think...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
Yeah, it was a horrible mistake. I went away for...

Yeah, it was a horrible mistake. I went away for the holidays and came home to see my CO2 ran out. Unhooked the tank to refill, and realized there was water in the tank, a tank I just bought!
I...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
Thanks! Thats a good idea, and it is a aluminum...

Thanks! Thats a good idea, and it is a aluminum tank. I'll call around and see what they say, they'll probably try to sell me a new tank! lol
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By scags
CO2 tank backfilled with water EOTD

Hey all! I got myself a nice little co2 tank and forgot to put in the check valve. I use a dual gauge regulator, and an atomic diffuser. Somehow, water back fed into my regulator and tank. The...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-22-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By scags
Thanks, I think they are the same kind of rock....

Thanks, I think they are the same kind of rock. Which will make testing easy because a few of the small ones I can easily take out and test.
Forum: Aquascaping   02-22-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By scags
I will give both those ideas a try. I will also...

I will give both those ideas a try. I will also post pics when I get home. I already have the hard scape setup- got ahead of myself. Hope I don't have to tear it all down! :P
Forum: Aquascaping   02-22-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By scags
I'm starting a new tank. I'm using some Malaysian...

I'm starting a new tank. I'm using some Malaysian drift wood, some mangrove driftwood and some cool looking rocks I collected from Lake Huron( Michigan).

My question is- how do I know if the...
Forum: Substrate   02-14-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By scags
Where do you find good decorative sands?

I have been looking for some of the sands found in ADA tanks, I can only find one site offering it here in the US, but it's close to $30 for a small bag.
I have a freshwater beach close by, but I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
***Update*** Added A LOT of plants. Ordered...

***Update***
Added A LOT of plants. Ordered from Verdant Vivariums. You can find her on Facebook and Ebay.
Added in peperomias (Banos, emarginella), Dischidia, Ficus Panama, Microgramma, and some...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-19-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Thanks Bryan, I appreciate the advice. I have...

Thanks Bryan, I appreciate the advice. I have been culturing fruit flies for a while now. I create a new culture about once a week- it's kind of a cycle. Every week (sometimes 2) I end up with a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-05-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
I was just worried as this is a vertical tank....

I was just worried as this is a vertical tank. Not sure if the darts would mind one way or the other. There is just alot more height in this tank than width.
I just assumed some type of tree frog...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-02-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Will do, and good luck with spawning your Red...

Will do, and good luck with spawning your Red Eyes.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   12-01-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Thanks for the input. Good point about the...

Thanks for the input. Good point about the difference between tree frogs and dart frogs. The luecs may be the way for me to go with this particular viv.

I actually already have some fruit fly...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-30-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Nice setup. I keep a couple of my juvenile...

Nice setup.

I keep a couple of my juvenile frogs in a small exo-terra tank. It had a screen top, but I replaced it with a piece of plexi-glass. The exo-terra tanks work nicely to keep in humidity...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Thanks for the info. I do not have any frogs...

Thanks for the info. I do not have any frogs currently in the tank. Although that is my eventual intentions. The humidity is usually in the 80s all the time. It actually seems to get lower at night....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,737
Posted By scags
Just a little update. Things are still going...

Just a little update. Things are still going great. Did end up ordering some plants from a local person in Michigan. Some Microgramma, and rare-ish peperomia.
Just waiting for a good time to meet...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,502
Posted By scags
Yeah Iguana's can be pretty destructive with...

Yeah Iguana's can be pretty destructive with plants. I am planning on taking a day in Cincinnati, I pass thru there usually once or twice a year on my way to Florida- depending if I drive or fly. So...
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