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Forum: Plants 04-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By lochaber
Zapins> those are some really nice pics, did you...

Zapins> those are some really nice pics, did you take those?

I had some growing in a tray on a window sill for a while - stuff I pulled out of my tank. After a month or so, it pretty much filled...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-20-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By lochaber
Pretty much what has been said already. boil...

Pretty much what has been said already.

boil it if you can, if not, just do some freshwater soaking for a bit, changing when the water gets noticeably darker.

I wouldn't worry about the salt...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-20-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By lochaber
I imagine the snails will gradually abrade the...

I imagine the snails will gradually abrade the wood down over time.

Most of the stuff I've seen called Malaysian driftwood seemed to be pretty hard, durable pieces, so I would expect them to last...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By lochaber
I have a stand that fits a 10 gallon tank made...

I have a stand that fits a 10 gallon tank made out of 2x12 - it's super easy, and pretty strong - just use a circular saw to cut some dados in the uprights, and then set the horizontals in them....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By lochaber
It takes a handful of parts - but I have a pvc...

It takes a handful of parts - but I have a pvc set up where I have airline plumbed into it, all off-the shelf parts.

Get a pvc T the same size as your pipe, with the middle part threaded, then a...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By lochaber
Seconding what Seattle_Aquarist posted. It costs...

Seconding what Seattle_Aquarist posted. It costs a bit more, but that bottle is pretty awesome. It's super easy to use, lets you get a tiny, precise amount out right where you want it.

Also,...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By lochaber
I've used Mix - Miracle Grow Organic Choice...

I've used Mix - Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix (MGOCPM) on a couple of tanks, and didn't have any problems with it.

I've done tanks both sifted and straight out of the bag, for the...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By lochaber
Pretty much anything consuming power is going to...

Pretty much anything consuming power is going to add heat to the tank. Whatever the wattage of the UV sterilizer is, it's also acting as an always-on heater at that wattage (unless it has some...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-08-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By lochaber
I have yet to build a paludarium with a misting...

I have yet to build a paludarium with a misting system, but I imagine the amount/direction/type of nozzles has more to do with spray coverage, and then you can vary the timing to increase/decrease...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By lochaber
Just remove as much as you can using whatever...

Just remove as much as you can using whatever method you like, and then get a cup or bottle, and almost submerge it, and use it to skim off the surface water. do this around the cords, plumbing,...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By lochaber
Even if you don't have a tile saw, you can...

Even if you don't have a tile saw, you can probably cut it with a hacksaw, but it will take some work. If that's not working well enough, you can usually buy carbide hacksaw blades, they look like a...
Forum: Substrate 04-03-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By lochaber
Plants like swords and crypts have pretty big...

Plants like swords and crypts have pretty big root systems, if you have any of those, you probably don't have to worry too much about aerating the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By lochaber
I'm pretty fond of painting the back of the tank....

I'm pretty fond of painting the back of the tank. I've done spraypaint in the past, and I thought it was pretty easy. I just used whatever cheap brand I found. Just clean the glass really well,...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By lochaber
If you are using a regular aquarium gravel, most...

If you are using a regular aquarium gravel, most of those are coated with epoxy. After a while, or vigorous stirring, the epoxy will start to flake off. It's harmless, but doesn't always look very...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By lochaber
I've done a couple dirted tanks with MGOCPM, but...

I've done a couple dirted tanks with MGOCPM, but I always cycled them before adding fish. I never noticed any ammonia spike, but I've heard of other people getting one.

anyways, when I set mine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By lochaber
oh, yeah - the outside stones at Home Depot/Lowes...

oh, yeah - the outside stones at Home Depot/Lowes are generally pretty sparsely stocked, and is mostly concrete products.

I usually use the flooring tiles, I see both ~12" and ~18" squares,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By lochaber
sounds similar to the Planorbis arnoldi...

sounds similar to the Planorbis arnoldi -miniature/micro ramshorn. Except, the ones I have, I don't think they get more then ~5mm or so.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By lochaber
I'm surprised you couldn't find slate at Lowe's. ...

I'm surprised you couldn't find slate at Lowe's. I've usually found at least one or two sizes in the flooring tile section, and more, smaller pieces with the bathroom/kitchen wall tiles.

Terra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By lochaber
boiling rocks isn't going to make them explode. ...

boiling rocks isn't going to make them explode.

rocks that are wet, may very well explode when baked, but that's because the temperatures can go well above boiling, enough to create high pressures...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-26-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By lochaber
creeping ficus might work, but I don't know if it...

creeping ficus might work, but I don't know if it would give you the look you want. A lot of times it's just a loose bush, but eventually it will start growing viny creepers that cling to walls.
...
Forum: DIY 03-25-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By lochaber
I've used epoxy that I picked up at a plastic...

I've used epoxy that I picked up at a plastic supplier, if you are doing something big, that might be the cheapest way to go.

I've also used the stuff that they sell in art stores, or in the...
Forum: Substrate 03-25-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By lochaber
I set up a tank unsifted, and it was fine. A few...

I set up a tank unsifted, and it was fine. A few months in, I started to notice a couple odd bits of bark/wood/sticks on the substrate surface, but it didn't really bother me, and actually kinda...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By lochaber
I'd try soaking/boiling. I can't say for...

I'd try soaking/boiling. I can't say for certain, but I suspect most of the toxins would be in the sap, bark, and leaves.

Although, I don't think that's true wood, so it may break down quicker,...
Forum: DIY 03-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By lochaber
I don't have any tanks currently set up with this...

I don't have any tanks currently set up with this method, but I've done a few in the past.

I really like just using epoxy mixed with sand, and then coating the styrofoam with that. It's fairly...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-24-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By lochaber
I think the specific gravity of limestone tends...

I think the specific gravity of limestone tends to be a bit under 3ish, so a 1 gallon chunk would weigh around 20ish lbs, give or take?

not sure if that would be helpful at all
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