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Forum: Lighting   05-12-2017, 06:45 PM
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Posted By MCHRKiller
I noticed that one on ebay as well...have heard...

I noticed that one on ebay as well...have heard the RGB lights in those full spec LEDs are good for plant growth? Admittedly I dont know much about it. Has anyone used it before?

I am also toying...
Forum: Lighting   05-12-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By MCHRKiller
Thanks all for the feedback! I think I will go...

Thanks all for the feedback! I think I will go with the 5row .5watt 6500K which I assume is the "pent" version. I can only find 36" on fleabay per my fav seller. Do you all feel the 36" will do the...
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By MCHRKiller
Mid-tech 55G lighting suggestions

Looking to start up a new planted system which I will be injecting some pressurized CO2 into...but do not want to be saddled down to a ton of dosing and trims. Thus my plant choices will be...
Forum: Equipment   05-08-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By MCHRKiller
Certain shapes of lily pipes will also dampen or...

Certain shapes of lily pipes will also dampen or spread water flow depending on what you choose....if it were me I would go with 1 larger canister model and be done with it. Your tank is only 34...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-08-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By MCHRKiller
Hang in there...sometimes a tank goes through a...

Hang in there...sometimes a tank goes through a rough patch. The size of your tank is only complicating issues because small tanks are very unforgiving.

If it is of any condolences...Im a 20 year...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-08-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 1,276,162
Posted By MCHRKiller
Havent been on this thread in awhile....certainly...

Havent been on this thread in awhile....certainly some beautiful additions to the thread!

Freemananana: I really love your scape...very natural and I am sure in person this is an absolute stunning...
Forum: Equipment   05-08-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By MCHRKiller
True...many years ago Odyssea halides caught fire...

True...many years ago Odyssea halides caught fire too...I own many of their T5s which run significantly cooler than Currents. Its all perspective and luck of the draw with anything. Ive just kind of...
Forum: Equipment   05-08-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By MCHRKiller
The failure of Cobalt heaters resulting in them...

The failure of Cobalt heaters resulting in them exploding...is enough for me to not buy one for a very very long time as who knows if you may just wind up with one of those floating around from a bad...
Forum: Equipment   05-07-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By MCHRKiller
I am not uber picky if I set it to say 76*F it...

I am not uber picky if I set it to say 76*F it winds up 78*F...my main issue is heaters being way off, not keeping the tanks to a reasonable temperature, and just not working at all out of the box. I...
Forum: Equipment   05-07-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 789
Posted By MCHRKiller
Agreed with there is not such thing as a good...

Agreed with there is not such thing as a good reliable heater statement. I purchased 3 Eheims last year to find 1 that worked correctly. Following that event I ordered some SunSun heaters...
Forum: Lighting   05-06-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By MCHRKiller
I am using a household incandescent replacement...

I am using a household incandescent replacement type LED on a nano in a desk lamp...bought it as an experiment but it is growing crazy amounts of crypts. Bulb was the smallest I could find at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-28-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By MCHRKiller
Super nice fishroom! Do post photos of your...

Super nice fishroom!

Do post photos of your 80G build....I know I for one will be very interested to see how it goes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-27-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By MCHRKiller
Let your carpet establish prior to putting in an...

Let your carpet establish prior to putting in an O. Unless your tank is very large as in more than 150gallons only get 1 oscar....reason being is with 2 you will either get a mated pair which will...
Forum: Fish   03-26-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,295
Posted By MCHRKiller
Most people would be interested in learning more...

Most people would be interested in learning more and would engage and listen to you with understanding....only to decide to go with their original plan anyway more times than not. The store I managed...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By MCHRKiller
Could be....Ive seen other folks online complain...

Could be....Ive seen other folks online complain of this with the Marineland 75s from Petsmart as well. Just something to be cautious of should the OP decide to go that route.
Forum: Fish   03-26-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,295
Posted By MCHRKiller
Bettas are genetic train wrecks these days...you...

Bettas are genetic train wrecks these days...you could provide the optimum care and still have it drop dead for no reason. I have honestly not had a betta live beyond 2 years in a very very long...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-26-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By MCHRKiller
My vote is for the 80G deepblue frag tank. You...

My vote is for the 80G deepblue frag tank. You want a low tank...this is kind of the ultimate shallow tank. For square footage it isn't that much smaller than the 125G...and 125s are certainly not...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-26-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By MCHRKiller
The ones at my Petsmart always have a lot of...

The ones at my Petsmart always have a lot of bubbles in the silicone and the silicone itself is very minimal...the Aqueon/Topfins silicone just always looks more solid so Ive always just purchased...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-25-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By MCHRKiller
The silicone on those Marineland 75s is...

The silicone on those Marineland 75s is scary...never seen one at my local store worth packing home. Also the light is utter crap. You would be better off getting one of their "Topfin" 75s(its...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-19-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By MCHRKiller
My favorite shape tanks in that general size...

My favorite shape tanks in that general size range is either a 40B or a 75G. You can do really almost any fish in a 75G from an up to 14" bruiser cichlid or a ton of small nano fish.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-19-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By MCHRKiller
I have a lot of humidity issues since running my...

I have a lot of humidity issues since running my horde of tanks. It got to the point last fall that my ceilings had condensation along with the windows. This however is not entirely my tank's fault...
Forum: Fish   02-22-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,304
Posted By MCHRKiller
I think it is safe to say there is a cichlid out...

I think it is safe to say there is a cichlid out there for everybody....some folks its an Umbee some folks its a Shellie.

Microfish are fun...kept a lot of them in the past; unfortunately don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 23,299
Posted By MCHRKiller
Some of your issue is the tank size; Oscars are...

Some of your issue is the tank size; Oscars are very large fish and when confined have a higher tendency to disturb their tank due to frustration. The fish is also on the small side to be a year...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-21-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By MCHRKiller
I would consider another fixture...with this much...

I would consider another fixture...with this much blue it is intended for marine use and will not give you the best results. Lighting for a 10G is very simple and probably the best low tech setup for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 23,299
Posted By MCHRKiller
What size tank is that? Curious to know if you...

What size tank is that? Curious to know if you reared the fish in a fully decorated tank from baby size and what sort of plants you were using?

Just their act of being a big fish means stems and...
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