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Forum: Tank Journals   11-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Pbaff
Landen 90P 48 Gallon

I'm replacing my old 30 long with a Landen 90P. This is going to be my first attempt at a showy tank. I'm building a stand that should look just like AnotherHobby's stand...
Forum: DIY   08-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,408
Views: 429,555
Posted By Pbaff
When I was running a paintball setup I just let...

When I was running a paintball setup I just let it run all of the time.

I would not suggest taking it off every night. You will have a lot of pressure in the system that has to come out the ASA....
Forum: Equipment   07-29-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,453
Posted By Pbaff
You could try putting a 2215 impeller in your...

You could try putting a 2215 impeller in your 2217. That would reduce the overall flow of the filter.
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Pbaff
Visual Difference Between Ray2 and Planted+

I have a 120 gallon low tech tank with a few plants in it. Right now it has a 30" Ray2 on one end and an old fluorescent fixture on the other. If I replaced the old lamp with a Planted+ how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By Pbaff
I've seen these before and I really like the...

I've seen these before and I really like the idea. I haven't used one yet, but I have been playing around with the idea of building one myself. The idea seems simple enough and there are some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-28-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Pbaff
Not to hijack this thread, but I could use some...

Not to hijack this thread, but I could use some clarificationon on this. Are the tannins what lower the pH or is it the driftwood itself? If it is the release of tannins will the driftwood only lower...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Pbaff
Does anyone know if the ferts will break down the...

Does anyone know if the ferts will break down the glut? According to the link below glut only lasts about 20 hours after being added to the tank. Does that start once you mix it with the ferts or are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-18-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Pbaff
I've never had any issues with them being...

I've never had any issues with them being aggressive. They usually aren't hard to catch if you want to get rid of them. I've always had good luck scaring them into a corner and then netting them out.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Pbaff
Mixing Ferts and Excel/Metricide

I've read about adding some excel to auto dosing mixes to keep them from growing mold. I was thinking about taking that a step further and just mixing in the excel at the ratio I needed so that when...
Forum: DIY   12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By Pbaff
I have a 10 gal that I de-rimmed over a year ago....

I have a 10 gal that I de-rimmed over a year ago. Since then it has broken down and set back up four or five times and went on an eight hour road trip when I moved. It even spent a few months outside...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-10-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pbaff
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/AJB_spyder_...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/AJB_spyder_AJB/IMG_20131206_185025_zps27429d3e.jpg


The root tabs came out well. I'm going to try and use some tonight and see how they work.

The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-06-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Pbaff
A quarantine tank is about the only way to keep...

A quarantine tank is about the only way to keep duckweed out of your aquarium. I know how much of a pain duckweed can be. I keep frogbit in my tanks and the only way to get the duckweed out is to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-06-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pbaff
I followed your advice and got some fertilizer...

I followed your advice and got some fertilizer from nilocg. I now have an EI dosing kit that I have been using and some fertilizer to make root tabs with. I picked up some clay on my way home today,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pbaff
I know they don't need much. I was thinking of...

I know they don't need much. I was thinking of adding less than one piece per root tab for my hair grass. I was just wondering if anyone had done that before.


Diana, I will try something like...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-01-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pbaff
Are you talking about iron tablets for health...

Are you talking about iron tablets for health supplement, or some other type of tablets? Also, is it possible to get too much iron in the system? I normally dose iron into the water column.

Do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-31-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By Pbaff
Making Root Tabs With Agricultural Fertilizer

I've made root tabs in the past with Osmocote, but I don't care for the little shells that are left over when you get done. I have access to some free agricultural fertilizer from work and would like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Pbaff
I wouldn't worry about that much of a gap, but if...

I wouldn't worry about that much of a gap, but if it hasn't always been there it may get worse. If the weight of the tank is starting to affect the stand you may want to reinforce it somehow.
Forum: Equipment   02-07-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,279
Posted By Pbaff
The 2215 was a good choice. Mine is completely...

The 2215 was a good choice. Mine is completely silent as long as the water return is below the water level.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-26-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pbaff
So, I bought the 96 watt kit. I also ordered some...

So, I bought the 96 watt kit. I also ordered some blue lights and once I get some lumber bought I'll get the lights set up and ready to go. Also, I bought bottles to double the rate of DIY CO2. I'm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-26-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pbaff
Thanks, mltreat. I'm going to do some rescaping...

Thanks, mltreat. I'm going to do some rescaping once I get some new driftwood in.

I have a question about carpeting this tank. Is that possible to do before I upgrade my light? I'd like to use...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-24-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pbaff
I got my DIY CO2 set up today. My root tabs...

I got my DIY CO2 set up today. My root tabs haven't arrived yet, but I have been looking at some lights.

The ahsupply.com lights look good for what I want to do. I can go with a pair of 36 watt...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pbaff
Tank dimensions are 36'' long, 12'' deep and 18''...

Tank dimensions are 36'' long, 12'' deep and 18'' tall.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Pbaff
New to Low Tech: 30 gal

I've had this tank set up for four or five months now without anything but fish, plants and driftwood in it.

I recently ordered the equipment (bakers yeast, baking soda and some tubing) to start...
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