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Forum: Equipment   06-16-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By leaf
I could not find any information on minimum safe...

I could not find any information on minimum safe working pressure but from my experience with air systems it is a thing. I feel it is the primary reason for tank dump, and why regs of higher quality...
Forum: Equipment   06-13-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,046
Posted By leaf
Dual stage regs are commonly used in welding and...

Dual stage regs are commonly used in welding and beer/beverage dispensing. These are just as good as any, though of course dont go too cheap or you'll run into some baddies. The one I have right now...
Forum: Plants   06-12-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By leaf
Small Stem Plant Need ID

I got it from Petsmart I believe. Doing really well and keeping small leaves in the high tech. Can take on a pinkish/copper color. Has larger, rounder leaves in low tech.

Picture from high tech...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-12-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By leaf
6/11/17 Added Black Diamond Blasting Sand...

6/11/17

Added Black Diamond Blasting Sand and gave the tank its first real "trim." Much of the stem plants had to go in the outdoor pond as I've run out of space to plant them in the hex. The plan...
Forum: Plants   06-12-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By leaf
I see some white on the roots, it should bounce...

I see some white on the roots, it should bounce back fine. DHG is quite hardy, I would just separate the dead material from the living while planting.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-10-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,273
Posted By leaf
There's always a balance. For a wet start with...

There's always a balance. For a wet start with plants grown emerged you have to wait for the full transition to submerged. With plants grown immersed there is no transition with a dry start. In...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2017, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,299
Posted By leaf
Really nice monte carlo carpet. I'm amazed you...

Really nice monte carlo carpet. I'm amazed you did it with no co2... I'm not sure if I would have the patience for that!

The mosses and everything else are beautiful as well. Hope school went as...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-01-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By leaf
5/31/2017

Finally past my initial hiccups with this tank. Co2 is nailed, but somewhere along the way my manzanita log decided to take float. I guess over a month underwater wasn't good enough to be able to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By leaf
May I suggest a hardscape? Nothing crazy, just 2...

May I suggest a hardscape? Nothing crazy, just 2 small rocks and a bigger one. And maybe a broader leaf species for mid tank and accents.

Very clean, simple tank btw. The plants look healthy and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By leaf
Its a great start. I'm just returning to the...

Its a great start. I'm just returning to the hobby and have seen a couple reef aquariums used in FW now. Is this a new trend? I'm quite intrigued by the all in ones like you have, especially if they...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-16-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By leaf
What a nice variety of plants. When you have the...

What a nice variety of plants. When you have the time could you show us a full list of the plants? Welcome back to the hobby btw.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-15-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By leaf
"Recall" the 30 Gal Hex

Since my last planted tank I've graduated school, and started a business. Unfortunately I had no time for the hobby and everything went into storage. Fast forward to a week ago...

Was driving home...
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By leaf
Your 50 for being only 2 months old in that vid...

Your 50 for being only 2 months old in that vid shows some decent plant growth! If anything it's slightly overgrown and could use a good trimming. The groundcovers are getting choked out by taller...
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By leaf
Now thats what I'm talking about! tons of...

Now thats what I'm talking about! tons of pearling going on and otos seem very happy!

My 20g low tech has T5HO lighting but really funky light cycles. ;)

edit: I'm never afraid to go 4wpg or...
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By leaf
How long has it been since you introduced the...

How long has it been since you introduced the glosso to the tank?
What substrate are you using?
Forum: DIY   08-06-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By leaf
For the cost of those flasks you could have...

For the cost of those flasks you could have bought a used co2 tank? Purdy diy setup though, it's sometimes fun to watch those yeast go to work... entertains me like a lava lamp.
Forum: Lighting   08-06-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By leaf
I don't see why 4wpg of T5 is considered alot. I...

I don't see why 4wpg of T5 is considered alot. I run 4wpg of t5 on my 20g low tech.
Forum: Equipment   08-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By leaf
... or injecting an enclosed jungle room....

... or injecting an enclosed jungle room. :biggrin:

You might be able to run the tank for a while on just fumes but put some liquid in the darn thing. Eventually, it will dump, fart, or whatever.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-04-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By leaf
edit: hard water does suck

edit: hard water does suck
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-03-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,463
Posted By leaf
That is one nutty diy co2 setup essa. Pretty much...

That is one nutty diy co2 setup essa. Pretty much have a small brewery going on there... if only home distillation was legal you could offset your fish expenses with PT brand rum!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,340
Posted By leaf
Crushed eggshell. Yummy.

Crushed eggshell. Yummy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-28-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By leaf
nevermind i wasn't thinking dhg for some reason....

nevermind i wasn't thinking dhg for some reason. dhg does great emersed.

edit: whats that stem plant you have growing there?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-28-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,874
Posted By leaf
E. belem I've found is one of those plants that...

E. belem I've found is one of those plants that grow much more quickly submersed. A handful turned into a tankful in a few months... while emersed the leaves turned waxy and tough and grew very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By leaf
I agree with bigboi on this one. I too have...

I agree with bigboi on this one. I too have learned my lesson with hairgrass, it's hardiness has a tendency to choke out smaller ground covers such as glosso and hc. Sometimes it can look pretty cool...
Forum: Algae   06-25-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By leaf
It will go away eventually and won't cause any...

It will go away eventually and won't cause any harm really. It's just unsightly. People do say Otos are sensitive thus drip acclimation is the best. I drip acclimate all my fauna and have never had...
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