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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By MissileBear
As another option, you could do 2 of a smaller...

As another option, you could do 2 of a smaller filter.

Of all canisters I've used in the past, Eheim and Rena have never let me down.
Forum: Lighting 01-20-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By MissileBear
I own several fixtures from BML now; they are...

I own several fixtures from BML now; they are specific to plants and will customize the fixture to fit your needs.
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By MissileBear
For those curious; my Aquatek with an Ideal...

For those curious; my Aquatek with an Ideal needle valve and HK bubble counter. It's a nice, compact little setup.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-14-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By MissileBear
I'd be willing to bet it would be moved here by a...

I'd be willing to bet it would be moved here by a mod, as it is not regarding aquarium plants at all.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By MissileBear
While I certainly understand that RO water may...

While I certainly understand that RO water may not be cheap or easy to produce, what is the (potential) cost of causing major biological loss in said tank? It seems like a sizable risk to put...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By MissileBear
RO units are pretty popular in this area; the pH...

RO units are pretty popular in this area; the pH and dissolved content also varies and can be very high (great for some reef and african cichlids, terrible for anything else). I reconstitute my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-13-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By MissileBear
LED Lighting for succulents & cacti

Since my move I no longer have a south facing window, and my succulents are starting to get leggy and pale.

I'd like to get some LED lighting for these guys; tempted to just buy another 48"...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Many thanks! It's always a journey. I...

Many thanks! It's always a journey.



I have been somewhat quiet about some of the annoyances I've encountered with the closed loop system on a drilled tank. The biggest problems I have...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By MissileBear
Aquatek reg has standard 1/8" FPT ports. ...

Aquatek reg has standard 1/8" FPT ports.

Depending on which needle valve is in place, the valve may be different threads, but the reg is standard and will accept MPT fittings.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Not sure if I will build this regulator for the...

Not sure if I will build this regulator for the 180 or for a different tank. So far the fish have not touched the crypts, Lagenandra, or Anubias. I have been gorging the fish and providing fresh...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Trailsnale- Pic of the thermowell plumbed into my...

Trailsnale- Pic of the thermowell plumbed into my system. The thermowell is threaded into a PVC tee. I use a Trane 4190-1108 thermowell; I picked up a lot of 10 on Ebay a while back. I still have...
Forum: Substrate 01-08-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By MissileBear
I use AS Amazonia in my 6 gallon and in the...

I use AS Amazonia in my 6 gallon and in the majority of the emersed pots. It seems to wear out in about 1-1.5 years and needs to be replaced.

My larger tanks have generally had pool filter...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-07-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
It is a lot of fun; these fish all have a...

It is a lot of fun; these fish all have a personality. They are pretty derpy.



If you still have the Ranco manual, it lists the probe as not submersible (the similar Johnson Controls 419) . I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-07-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Update: I wanted something that would grow well...

Update: I wanted something that would grow well on the driftwood coming out of the tank; I picked up some Tillandsia varieties to try. Hoping to get some color out of some of these once they are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By MissileBear
A small dish garden I grew over the summer. ...

A small dish garden I grew over the summer. Mostly common variants.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By MissileBear
Most plants grow better with lower GH & KH...but...

Most plants grow better with lower GH & KH...but there has to be some GH & KH present for plants and fish or you will get deficiency issues.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By MissileBear
Assuming your filters & membranes are doing their...

Assuming your filters & membranes are doing their job, the pH of RO water should be right about 7. It is interesting to note here that you won't be able to get good results in testing the pH of RO...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By MissileBear
Several suggestions I would make, if I may. ...

Several suggestions I would make, if I may.

-Get an RO unit that has the newer style, quick release fittings(sometimes called "John Guest Fittings") instead of the older, threaded nut compression...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By MissileBear
My apologies for the late reply. I use a...

My apologies for the late reply.

I use a 55 gallon drum for mixing my water. I end up adding an addition 5-6 gallons of RO during the water change which dilutes the prepared water slightly. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Most of the plants are doing well; some are still...

Most of the plants are doing well; some are still struggling to become established. The Asclepias curassavica has mostly died off.

I am waiting for a large shipment of Crypts and Anubias, as well...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
Lots of plans. Nothing set in stone. I would...

Lots of plans. Nothing set in stone. I would really like to do a 10' acrylic, but will have to see what space will allow. I would like to double the school however I cannot see doing this with...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
I just slide the tank over.

I just slide the tank over.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By MissileBear
Bottom glass is usually tempered and cannot be...

Bottom glass is usually tempered and cannot be drilled. Most people drill the back panel, although sides can be drilled as well.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By MissileBear
I've been unable to take pics of the scape during...

I've been unable to take pics of the scape during the day due to all the reflection. Here are a few shots of the tank inhabitants begging for food.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By MissileBear
I use three Ranco ETC111000 controllers at this...

I use three Ranco ETC111000 controllers at this point. They can be found for about $45 shipped.

There are two downsides to this controller:

1. You have to wire it yourself; I took the extra...
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