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Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By pandacory
In all seriousness though, a lot has changed. ...

In all seriousness though, a lot has changed.

Between work, battling the columnaris outbreak, and moving the old tanks, I haven't made much progress.

What I have done:
Decided to go with an...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By pandacory
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/pandacory...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/pandacory/Project%20Saladbowl/20141123_214036.jpg

SOON...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By pandacory
Just go to home depot and get a sheet of plywood...

Just go to home depot and get a sheet of plywood cut for the top. Paint it black, set the empty tank on top and slide shims between the board and the frame to true everything up.

I have brooklyn...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By pandacory
Stainless steel surface skimmer...

Stainless steel surface skimmer Flea-bay.com/itm/Aquarium-Stainless-Steel-17MM-Inflow-Outflow-Surface-Skimmer-Pipes-DC09-02-/160873866990

Replace the first part of the address with the real thing....
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By pandacory
Wish list: steel spray bar that matches finish...

Wish list: steel spray bar that matches finish with the stainless surface skimming pipes you see on the bay. Or interchangable heads from spray bar to jet would make it very versatile.

if you are...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,608
Posted By pandacory
Ive noticed that otos in my tanks that are darker...

Ive noticed that otos in my tanks that are darker have a better survival rate. I.e. my big dark one just died at about 4 years in various tanks. I don't know if it is a type locality for collection,...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By pandacory
I am as certain it was columnaris as my google fu...

I am as certain it was columnaris as my google fu will make me.

basically, I came back from vacation to dead fish and amanos in the overflow, not a single snail in sight. I had a lot of snails...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By pandacory
Bump

Bump
Forum: Plants 09-16-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By pandacory
moving plants from a sick tank

So, long, frustrating story short, I ended up with a real bad case of columnaris. I am about 80% through the infection with solid improvement in fish health. Then yesterday, the return pump from my...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By pandacory
thanks. So, the 55 gallon on the top...

thanks.

So, the 55 gallon on the top platform will have ply that is supported on all 4 edges.

The sump on the bottom shelf will only have support on the front and back edge, unless I frame...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By pandacory
hmmm.... reading your post makes it sound...

hmmm....

reading your post makes it sound like the 2x4s would run the span of the front/back members of the stand frame. problem is, the stand is steel, so I can't exactly drill that.

The ply...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By pandacory
3/4" ply enough?

Hi,

I have a petco Brooklyn stand for my 55 gallon. I want to use a piece of plywood to span the two lower supports to create a shelf for my sump to rest on, and possibly a 5 gallon ATO reservoir...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,657
Posted By pandacory
Nice! tank looks much better now without the tree...

Nice! tank looks much better now without the tree and the single path IMHO.

Looks like somewhere you would go for a walk in, I think it will look nice as it fills in.

Is that the top, or do you...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By pandacory
Just an FYI: I went with the dual 125W Jager. ...

Just an FYI: I went with the dual 125W Jager.

Petsmart.com had them on sale, today, for 14.99 each ~ 50% less than closest competitor. plus buy one get 30% off second, so with taxes and shipping i...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By pandacory
value of a separator/settling tank

Hi,

For my current project, I am considering construction of a swirl filter to settle out solids prior to coming into contact with the filter sock and/or filter mat.

My thought is that I could...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,143
Posted By pandacory
Are you running the 24" model? Looks like...

Are you running the 24" model?

Looks like you are getting good coverage. Are you wanting for light at the edges or see plants reaching inward for the light?
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,405
Posted By pandacory
Nice! Do you think the 24" model would provide...

Nice! Do you think the 24" model would provide adequate coverage for a 29 gallon?
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,405
Posted By pandacory
If you use a secondary timer, will the fixture...

If you use a secondary timer, will the fixture save your settings?
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,405
Posted By pandacory
I've seen your thread. Thats where I pulled the 0...

I've seen your thread. Thats where I pulled the 0 par viewing light idea from. Like you, I enjoy looking at my tank, but not so much eith a few hundred watts of t5s blazing away! I don't think I am...
Forum: Lighting 08-28-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,405
Posted By pandacory
Thanks for the feedback. So no sunrise, sunset,...

Thanks for the feedback. So no sunrise, sunset, moonlight, or 0 par viewing light...maybe I should consider an eseries. Does the eseries have the same level of flexibility in adjusting color modes...
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 62,405
Posted By pandacory
Need some help from the club. I'm pretty much...

Need some help from the club. I'm pretty much settled on the satellite + for my low tech 55 gal build. My temptation for the eseries is calmed by the price differential, and the fact that the eseries...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,608
Posted By pandacory
Lookin good! That over the water driftwood would...

Lookin good! That over the water driftwood would look pretty awesome with some airplants attached, perhaps an orchid or other tropical epiphyte
Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 87,221
Posted By pandacory
So awesome! Subbed, so that I can come back later...

So awesome! Subbed, so that I can come back later and steal your secrets. :proud:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By pandacory
The purpose of the tank is to tread into the high...

The purpose of the tank is to tread into the high end category while being apartment friendly. I want something that is as much an art piece as a nice piece of furniture. I am knocking on 30 and...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By pandacory
I guess I struggle with the idea. Is the...

I guess I struggle with the idea.

Is the silicone a structural member, and meant to hold the panes together? In which case it worries me that the contact area between the two panes is reduced by...
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