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Forum: DIY Today, 01:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,502
Posted By GraphicGr8s
One would think that a rim without a center brace...

One would think that a rim without a center brace is just for looks. But look at the shape of the trim. It's a "U". That "U" is pretty darn strong and adds quite a bit of strength to the tank.
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've got 10 maybe 15 jagers. I love them. None of...

I've got 10 maybe 15 jagers. I love them. None of the dials are calibrated except one. I learned from that first one it was a waste of time. Put a thermometer in the tank and raise turn the dial...
Forum: Lighting Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Sorry. Can't help the OCD. coup de grāce ...

Sorry. Can't help the OCD.

coup de grāce



Your version is where I keep my chickens.
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By GraphicGr8s
You do realize that "calibrating" a heater...

You do realize that "calibrating" a heater involves no more than setting a ring with numbers that does absolutely nothing to a mark on the dial that sets an on/off temp right? You could just as well...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 954
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Joe, I've read your post 5 times. What on God's...

Joe, I've read your post 5 times. What on God's green Earth are you talking about? How does this help any one other than you for self edification?

Also in this sentence

the correct word may be...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I am proud to admit I still expect my cell phone...

I am proud to admit I still expect my cell phone to make a phone call. I don't need to be connected 24/7. I've got 3 computers at work and as I type this I have 6 running here. I sure don't need...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I just wish I knew what you were talking about.

I just wish I knew what you were talking about.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By GraphicGr8s
That auction was rigged.

That auction was rigged.
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I've got 4 (5?) of the utilitech from lowes. They...

I've got 4 (5?) of the utilitech from lowes. They have done right by me so far. Been a couple years.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,032
Posted By GraphicGr8s
People who still don't know the difference...

People who still don't know the difference between it's and its. Or they're there their. People who can't spell even though they were edumucated in the US or have spell check and still can't get it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 954
Posted By GraphicGr8s
One thing I've learned over the years is not to...

One thing I've learned over the years is not to mess too much with water ph. It is a battle you rarely win if using tap water.

Have you tested the ph of your peat? Put a bit into a small amount...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Eggsactly

Eggsactly
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Thanks. I think. One thing jrill has made me...

Thanks. I think.

One thing jrill has made me have to go back and look at the basics. Not necessarily a bad idea from time to time. I find myself doing the same thing in the fish hobby lately....
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Since a dye actually enters the cell it will...

Since a dye actually enters the cell it will still work even at 600 grit.


If you really want to learn about the correct ways to finish wood I can recommend "Understanding wood finishes" by Bob...
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Most stains have some dye but the majority is...

Most stains have some dye but the majority is pigment. A dye has only dye and actually penetrates into the cell. Stains mostly sit in the pores of the wood.

Anyway this started because you said I...
Forum: DIY 09-08-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Think of pigment stains as thinned paint ...

Think of pigment stains as thinned paint


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Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I stand by what I posted. Stain is a pigment...

I stand by what I posted. Stain is a pigment suspended in a vehicle. There are three parts to stain. A pigment, a vehicle and the binder. Pigments are lodged in the pores of wood. It does not really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Hopefully to take a better job.

Hopefully to take a better job.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I let it air dry. Even then putting it in a...

I let it air dry. Even then putting it in a plastic bag is asking for mold.
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,469
Posted By GraphicGr8s
How close to the wall are you going to put the...

How close to the wall are you going to put the racks?
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By GraphicGr8s
I prefer flex myself.

I prefer flex myself.
Forum: DIY 09-07-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 849
Posted By GraphicGr8s
A stain is essentially a thin, lightened form of...

A stain is essentially a thin, lightened form of paint — it coats the surface of the wood but doesn't penetrate it. Dyes, on the other hand, soak into the wood and create a deep layer of color. They...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-07-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By GraphicGr8s
There is no such thing as "MTS".

There is no such thing as "MTS".
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By GraphicGr8s
All Glass

All Glass
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By GraphicGr8s
Put the fish in a bucket. Put the plants in a...

Put the fish in a bucket. Put the plants in a bucket. Save as much water as you can. Transfer substrate. Plant plants. Add water. Add fish. Top off tank.

Even if you only save 50% of the water...
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