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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,538
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Meticulous detail, well balanced with good focal...

Meticulous detail, well balanced with good focal points, lifelike and natural appearance. Nice achievement... very attractive & unique!
Forum: Plants 03-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By wastewater
Maybe the timeframe with shipping (and the plants...

Maybe the timeframe with shipping (and the plants being in a damp paper towel for an additional 5 days) has created extra stress for your plants. You mentioned the stem rotting off near the base. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,387
Posted By wastewater
Plants & set-up are looking good. I like the way...

Plants & set-up are looking good. I like the way you suspended your light... clever idea!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,108
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Sounds like a very nice & diverse collection! I...

Sounds like a very nice & diverse collection! I don't dabble much with orchids now-a-days, but have done very well in the past with some Cattelyas, Encyclias, Epipendrums, Laelias, and an...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,108
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Hydrophyte ~ your grow-out display is a very nice...

Hydrophyte ~ your grow-out display is a very nice idea, with an interesting assortment of plants! I like the terra cotta pots along with the ease (and option) of being able to easily move and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By wastewater
Maybe both? Most of the wild ones I've seen from...

Maybe both? Most of the wild ones I've seen from Mexico have a more pronounced brown-colored hue with a hint of orange. Breeders of this species try to develop and maintain the orange coloration...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,108
Posted By wastewater
Couple of updates: T. ionantha rubra in...

Couple of updates:

T. ionantha rubra in bloom
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/robbrobbins/100_5827_zps567b16e5.jpg...
Forum: Photography 03-08-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,196
Posted By wastewater
Tillandsia bulbosa... a fairly easy & hardy...

Tillandsia bulbosa... a fairly easy & hardy tilly. Should be okay with low humidty. A good soak (in a container of water for a couple hours, or more, once a week) will probably suffice. Should be...
Forum: Lighting 03-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By wastewater
I know you stated 'red spectrum', and agree with...

I know you stated 'red spectrum', and agree with ua hua & OVT (not existing - i.e., something like a version of the T5 633nm red sun bulb). I think Jim (w/Catalina Aquarium) stocks a 'pink' 22" 65w...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-22-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,108
Posted By wastewater
Johnson18, thanks! Decided to take a bit of a...

Johnson18, thanks! Decided to take a bit of a break (filling out taxes, not one of my favorite tasks by any means... it's going to be a long weekend), so I thought this would be a good opportunity to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-20-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,108
Posted By wastewater
A few more recent blooms T. tenuifolia...

A few more recent blooms

T. tenuifolia 'emerald forest'
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/robbrobbins/100_5705_zps642fee4c.jpg...
Forum: DIY 02-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By wastewater
One recent thread that I remember -...

One recent thread that I remember - http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=511449&highlight=

This may, or may not, be of interest.
www.reflector-design.com
Forum: Lighting 02-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By wastewater
I also get confused on 'this side of the pond',...

I also get confused on 'this side of the pond', especially with the term PPF . I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, so my confusion really starts to grow in regards to the relationship of PPF and...
Forum: DIY 02-11-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By wastewater
I can relate to being a visual learner. ...

I can relate to being a visual learner. Unfortunately, I no longer have the 'condo' (except for a water pump and small assortment of bulk heads stored somewhere in the attic) because of downsizing...
Forum: DIY 02-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By wastewater
Looks doable, for sure. It will probably depend...

Looks doable, for sure. It will probably depend on what kind of budget you have for your project, and if you are aiming more for an 'ease' of maintenance. Acrylic seems to be a good choice because...
Forum: DIY 02-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By wastewater
I certainly missed this post until now. Strongly...

I certainly missed this post until now. Strongly agree with Edub & Matsnork about the build! Creative, well thought-out & executed... very detailed and informative post.
Forum: DIY 02-07-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,897
Posted By wastewater
[QUOTE=Hoppy;5260201]Do you just leave the...

[QUOTE=Hoppy;5260201]Do you just leave the existing tape on the LED strip, and add the new double sided tape? I'm using the non-waterproof strip (the light will be a foot above the tank, so water...
Forum: DIY 02-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,897
Posted By wastewater
I've noticed that the adhesive backing seems to...

I've noticed that the adhesive backing seems to hold better on the non-waterproof strips compared to the waterproof strips. Have especially experienced this problem after removing a strip from its...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By wastewater
Tank is 22" high? You should be okay with either...

Tank is 22" high? You should be okay with either fixture. If too much light, you can possibly raise and/or shade the fixture, unless you opt to go the CO2 route.

The reason I responded to your...
Forum: Lighting 01-31-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By wastewater
I can only comment on the ones I've been using...

I can only comment on the ones I've been using for about 2 years ~ they have held up well... on 10-11 hours a day everyday of the year. Most of the strips that I've been using have smaller diodes...
Forum: DIY 01-19-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By wastewater
I like to keep my intake "down" as close to the...

I like to keep my intake "down" as close to the substrate as possible (close enough that it doesn't inhale any sand or gravel). Why? Mainly because my spray bar "returns" are positioned near the...
Forum: DIY 01-19-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By wastewater
Cedar has good water resistance qualities, but in...

Cedar has good water resistance qualities, but in my opinion, is lacking in "strength" qualities. Not saying it can't be done, but I'd be somewhat hesitant using 2 x 3 cedar for a stand (even though...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-06-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By wastewater
Many never take the time or effort to express...

Many never take the time or effort to express their appreciation, or even offer a simple "thank-you". Kudos to you KribsDirect! Sounds like you have really done your homework, are well prepared,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-01-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,823
Posted By wastewater
If you are not too concerned with cosmetic...

If you are not too concerned with cosmetic appearances, you could physically attach an id tag to the plant or the plant's mount (tags can be as simple or sexy as you want to make them). Tags are...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-31-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,823
Posted By wastewater
A very nice & diverse selection! Sounds like you...

A very nice & diverse selection! Sounds like you have a 'sound' plan that is starting to transform into a fun project. Kind of like the "planted tank thing" - the Tilly bug can definitely hook you....
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