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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
The black part in the middle failed today. It was...

The black part in the middle failed today. It was bumped or something by a 2 year old and started dripping, then when my wife tried to screw it back in, it sheared off entirely where the larger...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
got everything up and running Yesterday - The...

got everything up and running Yesterday - The venturi effect didn't work and I had to hook up the air pump again. Darn. Maybe if I had stepped down the size on the water pipe where I introduce the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
It's true that when you have enough circulation,...

It's true that when you have enough circulation, the water surface turbulance can add some oxygen and if I had a planted tank and enough circulation for it, I wouldn't need the air.

I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
Here's what I built. If necessary, I can attach...

Here's what I built. If necessary, I can attach an airline and tape that to the back of the tank above the water line like you would a pond venturi and it would still be hidden.

Whatcha think?
Forum: DIY 04-14-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,718
Posted By hamstermann
you could also add strength and prevent bowing by...

you could also add strength and prevent bowing by adding vertical supports under the shelves every so often.

Also, for calculating how much bow there will be in wood over distances, the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
Makes sense. Thanks. As I've looked into it, I...

Makes sense. Thanks. As I've looked into it, I found actual venturi Ts made for ponds, but it sounds like the solution you're all suggesting may be cheaper, more readily available, and maybe it would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
I love the idea of not having to use that noisy...

I love the idea of not having to use that noisy old air pump that I have now. I wonder if it would work to skip the airline tubing altogether and just install a PVC check valve on the T, possibly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
That's an interesting thought. How do you plumb...

That's an interesting thought. How do you plumb an airline fitting on the t? are there specialty fittings for that? and if so, where do I get them?
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By hamstermann
Interesting that they're going out - I haven't...

Interesting that they're going out - I haven't heard of an LED light strip going out like that, except some christmas lights I had. and even they lasted more than a year. Are they not the waterproof...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By hamstermann
Airline tubing in pipes from canister outlet

Hi everyone.

I'm going to drill out the bottom of my tank (it's very old so shouldn't be tempered, so no worries there) and was thinking about putting the outlet from my canister filter to some...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 09-04-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 45,648
Posted By hamstermann
What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but...

What is UG? I know it's a ground cover, but what's the full name?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By hamstermann
I'd never heard of a scud before (other than the...

I'd never heard of a scud before (other than the type of missile), but this (http://www.fly-fishing-discounters.com/freshwatershrimp.html) article says that a scud and a shrimp are the same thing....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By hamstermann
yeah, the filtering is a definite bonus, that's...

yeah, the filtering is a definite bonus, that's for sure.

bitFUUL, were you saying that strawberries need a low ph or that they don't mind a higher one? Sorry, I couldn't tell from the wording. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By hamstermann
Cichlid Aquaponics?

Hey everybody,

It's been a few years since I posted or was active on the forum. Good to be back!

Our water in Utah is pretty hard - I haven't tested it recently, but it seems like last...
Forum: Fish 12-02-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By hamstermann
danio makes sense. They're already showing so...

danio makes sense. They're already showing so much color for being so little. They must be glofish fry.

Now that presents another problem. Glofish are illegal to sell or breed unless you're...
Forum: Fish 12-01-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By hamstermann
Thanks. I do have some kind of ugly feeder...

Thanks. I do have some kind of ugly feeder guppies in the tank the plants came from, as well as some neon tetras. Guppies aren't really egg layers, though, so I'll hope they're more neon tetras.
...
Forum: Fish 12-01-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By hamstermann
What kind of Fry are these?

Can anyone tell me what kind of Fry these are? They just showed up in the tank one day - must have hatched from eggs on one of the plants.
...
Forum: DIY 11-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By hamstermann
Not a bad idea. One thing I'm usually told with...

Not a bad idea. One thing I'm usually told with duckweed, though, is that once you have it in a tank it's nearly impossible to get rid of it, so you may want to keep that in mind. IF you want to go...
Forum: DIY 11-19-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By hamstermann
Tilapia are the main choice if you're going to...

Tilapia are the main choice if you're going to grow fish for eating. They supply plenty of waste and don't mind being packed tightly in the aquarium

You're right about the UG Filter. That's...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,909
Posted By hamstermann
bulkheads are a bit more expensive ($7 or more...

bulkheads are a bit more expensive ($7 or more compared to the $1.50 or so I spent on the solution that worked.) and using two threaded female couplings provides the same seal - I have a male no-rise...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,909
Posted By hamstermann
I switched out the pieces in the grow bed for...

I switched out the pieces in the grow bed for more flat/flush fitting female couplings and added a whole bunch of thread tape to the connection, then I also used 2 rubber o-rings to seal the...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By hamstermann
Dollface: That's it! Thanks!

Dollface: That's it! Thanks!
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By hamstermann
Here's what I've got so far. It's pretty close to...

Here's what I've got so far. It's pretty close to Kid Creole's phrasing (Thanks, Kid Creole!)

If anyone can make it even more succinct, please let me know.


Thanks.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-14-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By hamstermann
Thank you both. Those are a good start. I was...

Thank you both. Those are a good start. I was thinking of having the ad show an amano-style aquarium and above it, have something like "Aquascaping: -noun The creation of a pleasing view and/or...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 108,084
Posted By hamstermann
Beautiful pictures! How do you get the fish so...

Beautiful pictures! How do you get the fish so sharp while having such a low depth of field?
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