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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Leaky Filter
That's the point I was trying to make. Take...

That's the point I was trying to make. Take everything in moderation, even moderation.

It's a big football weekend. I don't know how many hundreds of thousands of college students are going to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-18-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Leaky Filter
First- This is unlikely to play out the way you...

First- This is unlikely to play out the way you think it will.

Second- It shouldn't. Partying in college is fun. There is no way around it, and frankly, there's nothing wrong with it (barring...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Leaky Filter
1- Rinse gravel. The instructions say not to. ...

1- Rinse gravel. The instructions say not to. Trust me. Rinse it.
2- Add gravel to tank.
3- Add water and dechlorinator at similar rates. A couple gallons of water, a little bit of dechlor. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Leaky Filter
I have added tapwater and dechlorinator...

I have added tapwater and dechlorinator simultaneously for years without ill effects.

I use this:
Amazon.com : Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer - 25 Feet : Pet Supplies

And this:
Amazon.com :...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Leaky Filter
I have used a gym weight to hold down a huge...

I have used a gym weight to hold down a huge piece of driftwood in a sand-bottomed 180 gallon tank. We had zero issues with rust.

1- The baked on enamel is probably powder-coat. If so, it ain't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Leaky Filter
I have two, actually. 1- We had a small...

I have two, actually.

1- We had a small school of green Cories at the LFS that I managed in college. I have no clue how long we had them, but they were legit golf ball sized cats that we could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 753
Posted By Leaky Filter
That means your water is SUPER hard. Just...

That means your water is SUPER hard.

Just kidding.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 753
Posted By Leaky Filter
This whole thread is confusing. Is the water...

This whole thread is confusing. Is the water supposed to be hard because it's dirty?

I would understand it more if the OP posted pics of his bathroom with mineral deposits etched into the tile...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Leaky Filter
This can't be stressed enough. The hobby has...

This can't be stressed enough. The hobby has advanced light years in the past couple of decades. I don't see undergravel filters any more. Tanks greater than 20 or 30 gallons are far more common. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By Leaky Filter
You can totally do that. You'll look like an...

You can totally do that. You'll look like an underachieving tool in front of your girlfriend's grandparents, and you'll come across as doing the bare minimum to prepare for something that is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By Leaky Filter
I would say that collecting rainwater and...

I would say that collecting rainwater and pitching in a sack of carbon and an airstone is still more desirable than mixing saltwater or hassling with an RO unit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By Leaky Filter
I want an inline declorinator that tells me when...

I want an inline declorinator that tells me when it's time to change the cartridge so I can suck water out, pump water in, and not have to worry with liquid dechlor.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By Leaky Filter
My guess is a bag of carbon in the bucket after...

My guess is a bag of carbon in the bucket after the rainwater is collected will help suck up an chemicals that come off of the roof. Just use an airstone to circulate the water a little bit.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,007
Posted By Leaky Filter
Any man in any occupation needs one suit and one...

Any man in any occupation needs one suit and one sportscoat.

1- You will need a single breasted suit in some shade of darker gray. You can wear this to weddings, funerals, job interviews, formal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Leaky Filter
Think about it. Thirty minutes with three gallons...

Think about it. Thirty minutes with three gallons of water and zero netting stress or an hour plus of catching, roughly the same amount of water in draining, plus the re-set up time. Just drain, pick...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Leaky Filter
Don't even worry about catching livestock or...

Don't even worry about catching livestock or removing plants. Just drain enough water to move the tanks and go for it. This is the way I've pulled it off several times for crosstown moves. With ten...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Leaky Filter
There may be a slight hiccup in the water- St....

There may be a slight hiccup in the water- St. Pete has super hard water- as high as a ph of 8.4 with 250 ppm total hardness.

Additionally, they're also drawing water from a desal plant, which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Leaky Filter
Some stores will screen customers and others will...

Some stores will screen customers and others will sell stuff willy-nilly. When it gets down to it, the best that a retailer can do is educate the customer and hope for the best.

Beyond that, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Leaky Filter
One of the overlooked aspects of fish stocking is...

One of the overlooked aspects of fish stocking is the behavior of the fish themselves. The sad reality of it is we rarely get to see fish doing what they would do in nature, whether it's shoaling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By Leaky Filter
If you are running pressurized CO2, you can turn...

If you are running pressurized CO2, you can turn it absurdly high and kill them that way.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Leaky Filter
Listen to y'all's elders :)

Listen to y'all's elders :)
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Leaky Filter
It's hard to see it due to the big ball of crypts...

It's hard to see it due to the big ball of crypts stuffed into the right side of the tank, but there's a pretty big piece of driftwood back there that has hosted Anubias Nana for the past four years...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Leaky Filter
Leaky's Fast and Loose- 36 Gallon Bowfront

I guess it's time to start a tank journal, now that this setup is going to undergo a hard reset and re-scape.

This tank started life as a 36 gallon mid-tech tank with 2x65 watt power compacts,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Leaky Filter
Dude, tell me about it. I just got off the phone...

Dude, tell me about it. I just got off the phone with Catalina Aquarium because my Coralife PC fixture just blew. It was only ten years old!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Leaky Filter
Unless you have some crazy heavy metal or...

Unless you have some crazy heavy metal or something in your water (unlikely), you're good to go. Just dechlorinate it with a chlorine and chloramine remover and let er rip.
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