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Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-06-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By travdawg
55 loach tank, lighting, plants and stocking

I have a 55 I was going to plant as a high tech tank... but recently got my bowfront back... which has better dimensions, and what I am going to plant heavily with lights and co2... So now I have a...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By travdawg
co2 regulator questions

With CO2 the money is tight. I dont want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new regulator... I read about the Aquatek ones, and there seems to be a lot of issues with the solenoid.. which is...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By travdawg
Min PAR for glosso and or pearl weed?

The subject says it all.

I am looking for a good thick carpet plant, I am estimating my par at the SS to be ~ 40. Would I be able to have a good growth of either of these with this level of PAR,...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By travdawg
Thanks p17! I will check that out! Anyone...

Thanks p17! I will check that out!

Anyone have an opinion on how pearl weed might grow with this par and substrate?
Forum: Plants 01-05-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By travdawg
Thank you diana. Do you have any recommendations...

Thank you diana. Do you have any recommendations for a red plant that would fit the bill? One that would have a good root system? I have never looked specifically for a red plant before, I ahve...
Forum: Plants 01-02-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By travdawg
Kinda let this thread die with, with the grind...

Kinda let this thread die with, with the grind of the holidays. Hope i can resurrect it.

My only prior experience, was a 46 bowfront i did years ago. This was prior to par being widely used.....
Forum: Substrate 01-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By travdawg
How to get vertical

I am planning a dirt sub, capped with black diamond sand. How do i get depth, without creating a time bomb? I have seen people stacking egg crate, and filling as it goes. But i qould be more...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,552
Posted By travdawg
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Plants 12-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By travdawg
multiple questions

Hey guys. I have a multilayered question.

I am working on setting up a new tank. It is a 55 gall, with a finnex fugeray planted+. According to values provided by Finnex, I roughed the PAR value...
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By travdawg
Thank you for all of your advice! Are there...

Thank you for all of your advice!

Are there any species of fish that I should avoid with the black diamond, medium grit sand?
Forum: Substrate 12-16-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By travdawg
Planting in sand?

I am planning a dirted tank, and weighing my options for the cap. I did a dirted tank years ago, and capped with small gravel... My question is, how will planting in sand fare, vs my experience with...
Forum: Lighting 12-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By travdawg
PAR per plant?

Might be a dumb question, but is there a chart showing an estimate of what plants grow best at what PAR values?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By travdawg
Substrate questions

Hey guys, I am posting here instead of the dedicated SS forum, for some clarification.

The tank I am planning, I hope to be somewhat low maintenance. It will not be a true EN tank though. The...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
I was estimating using the figures on the Finnex...

I was estimating using the figures on the Finnex thread... Buc posted the pic of the 48" above. I kinda just figured the distance from the substrate to the light to be ~21" and roughed the PAR value...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
Well, I think I will settle on a Fugeray......

Well, I think I will settle on a Fugeray... unless someone can chime in to advise against it. With the 55, my hope is be low-med, or high-low PAR at the substrate.

Here is the one on Amazon. It...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
Thanks for that link Buc! That helps a lot... But...

Thanks for that link Buc! That helps a lot... But dammit... Why do they give values without water? How much does that diminish the par?
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
Yeah, I am having a very hard time with the...

Yeah, I am having a very hard time with the various lights. I would actually like to find a light that would give me a medium par at the substrate... If it proved to be too bright, I could provide...
Forum: Lighting 12-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
lol, it was so much easier with WPG! I...

lol, it was so much easier with WPG!

I would love to do a DIY thing, but I dont think I would save that much money, AND I have no idea what I am doing. I have never done any wiring like that...
Forum: Lighting 12-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By travdawg
Returning to the hobby

Hey all, as the topic says, I am returning to the hobby after being away several years. I am slowly piecing back together a tank, and plan on something mostly El Natural. I got my mitts on a 55...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-01-2005, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By travdawg
http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/ ...

http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/

Her website is mid 90s style but she is a very good person. I thought at first that it was an older site that no longer serviced customers, but I have...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,604
Posted By travdawg
FWIW I got the inline needle valve from...

FWIW I got the inline needle valve from fishvet.com

http://www.fishvet.com/store/itemdetail.tmpl?sku=09202001142647

I have it on a 10 gallon atm & havent adjusted it but once since I got it. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By travdawg
Insane growth!

I have just a couple of plants in my tank, a red wendtii, as well as some water sprite & indian fern. The fern & sprite grow like gangbusters in my 10 gallon, & I prune heavy handedly to keep it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-24-2005, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By travdawg
It looks good, but I think you could make it look...

It looks good, but I think you could make it look GREAT with a black background.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 171,448
Posted By travdawg
Steve, Your tank is beautiful. I know you...

Steve,

Your tank is beautiful. I know you are going to nitpick the details, but he way I look at our hobby is that even when my 10 gallon has green dust all over it, & my plants are growing out...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,099
Posted By travdawg
I love the shale & driftwood look.... Might sound...

I love the shale & driftwood look.... Might sound stupid, but it reminds me of an overgrown wall, like an old ruin or something.
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