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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-17-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By tipsy mcstager
how dare you tell a fifty nine year old proud...

how dare you tell a fifty nine year old proud black american veteran to "respect his elders" and call me "boy" in the same sentence!
then insult everyone's intelligence by showing that photo of a ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By tipsy mcstager
absolutely, plenty of manufacturers don't use a...

absolutely, plenty of manufacturers don't use a center brace due to the fact
they use a thicker glass, to compensate for stress at the weakest point.
even acrylic tank manufacturers integrated top...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By tipsy mcstager
:icon_smil wanted to ask, how high?...

:icon_smil



wanted to ask, how high?
most root tabs are good for 4-6 months (i use seachem) and install every 5
if you just did a rescape, i'd say your just getting a "dump" from the tabs...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-14-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By tipsy mcstager
last august AEP was working down the street, when...

last august AEP was working down the street, when one of the dump truck drivers drove away with his bed up. the shmuck took out about 8 blocks of the grid from one overhead line:icon_excl

about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By tipsy mcstager
so......... what manufacturer is that? the one...

so......... what manufacturer is that?
the one who would silicone on a glass to glass, glass top brace?
how about a photo of your 75? this one with the manufacturer siliconed
glass top brace.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-12-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,643
Posted By tipsy mcstager
forget "metal" or "a piece of glass cut to" do...

forget "metal" or "a piece of glass cut to"
do it right and feel safe about the fix, rather then hacking it all up:thumbsup:

used one of the 48x18 ($14) for a 75 gal! been fine for the last 5...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-12-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,949
Posted By tipsy mcstager
78-80F, 2-4 more deg should be fine :thumbsup:

78-80F, 2-4 more deg should be fine :thumbsup:
Forum: Plants   03-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By tipsy mcstager
"grows really slow" and hard to keep lit ...

"grows really slow" and hard to keep lit (:confused:)

sorry couldn't resist one more.


i was look'in around last night, found this site.
.......man o man.


:icon_arro"146 scientific...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,949
Posted By tipsy mcstager
by the way, great looking tanks chris! :cool:

by the way, great looking tanks chris! :cool:
Forum: Tank Journals   03-11-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,949
Posted By tipsy mcstager
spot on, i think.....maybe...........depends on?...

spot on, i think.....maybe...........depends on? both right? :icon_wink
last year when i picked up my "Farlowella acus" the tag said "stick catfish" (lol)
all of the Subfamily Loricariinae?


i...
Forum: Plants   03-11-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By tipsy mcstager
california sensimilla syngonanthus?:icon_mrgr

california sensimilla syngonanthus?:icon_mrgr
Forum: Aquascaping   03-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By tipsy mcstager
by the way, what size is your tank?

by the way, what size is your tank?
Forum: Aquascaping   03-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,213
Posted By tipsy mcstager
(it looks super, to me*) you captured a natural...

(it looks super, to me*) you captured a natural feel and good accent on no what you were shooting for.

i (would*) find a nice quality sky photo, some wispy cloud type thingy.would set it off real...
Forum: Equipment   03-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By tipsy mcstager
this is common, Evaporation is not a...

this is common,


Evaporation is not a chemical reaction, its a change of state. With pressurised CO2 the moisture content of the CO2 stream is near zero so water evaporates into it!
as a...
Forum: Plants   03-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By tipsy mcstager
yup, thanks what i was thinking. kind'a...

yup, thanks what i was thinking. kind'a pointless.
(not even sury why i asked..........:confused:)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By tipsy mcstager
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By tipsy mcstager
no, they are in the little hanging bags on the...

no, they are in the little hanging bags on the side of tube rack
(thats thinking most petsmarts are set up the same way)
Forum: Lighting   03-08-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,473
Posted By tipsy mcstager
see what you started KRUPin?:red_mouth so...

see what you started KRUPin?:red_mouth

so by so by virtue of my two tank shots (two months of growth) i must be doing something right with just 4 T8s, and RGB leds :thumbsup:

"You can also use...
Forum: Equipment   03-08-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,239
Posted By tipsy mcstager
i get my three 22oz paintball bottles, and my 5#...

i get my three 22oz paintball bottles, and my 5# tank fill at the paintball
store! (paintball ohio)<the name of the place...............

most of them airgas places will only swap out your nice...
Forum: Plants   03-08-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By tipsy mcstager
shipping plants

well not really shipping, but they'll be in a plastic zip loc bag for about 14-16hrs
mostly crypts,but others also. and we all know how they don't do well out of the tank.
anyways i don't have O2,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By tipsy mcstager
haha, i started that with 3 $8.00 packs of those...

haha, i started that with 3 $8.00 packs of those "topfin" off the shelf
plants at petsmart.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By tipsy mcstager
sure, 10 to 12 months down the road maybe, but...

sure, 10 to 12 months down the road maybe, but not without introducing a source of ammonia to feed the nitrifying bacteria!
even people that do fishless cycles, add something. like dead shrimp, pure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By tipsy mcstager
very fast and bushy (in my tanks) med to high...

very fast and bushy (in my tanks) med to high light i guess? (4 32 w T8 tubes + RGB leds /C02 75 gal

but almost as fast in a 20 and 30 running one and two, (respectively) T8 grow tube no C02
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By tipsy mcstager
hmm. i find that kind of funny! seems...

hmm.
i find that kind of funny!
seems the(some) experienced aquarist that knows the nitrification cycle, knows ammonia is bad for fish, uses that safe start.
without introducing a source of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By tipsy mcstager
Staurogyne repens more or less new to the...

Staurogyne repens

more or less new to the hobby(2006) make a real nice
leafy fore ground plant.
grows like crazy....well in my tanks anyways:smile:
...
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