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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,964
Posted By briandmiles
I've done this in the past with a breeding pair...

I've done this in the past with a breeding pair of GBR's. My cherries still berried and bred but the overall population growth slowed down, it did not stop.
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,805
Posted By briandmiles
They usually are a true siphon

Quite often these are set up with a inverted section that can help keep them even quieter. This would meet the ascending portion of your siphon requirement.

Brian
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,224
Posted By briandmiles
My confession didn't hurt any fish but more than...

My confession didn't hurt any fish but more than 10 years later I still feel guilty about it. I once sabotaged a piece of aquarium equipment so that I could justify upgrading it to my wife. It...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-26-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By briandmiles
If I recall correctly a water softener will take...

If I recall correctly a water softener will take out the gh and leave the kh so that would be your answer.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,030
Posted By briandmiles
I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing...

I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing with my upcoming (probably much further away than I would like) tank and stand. I've also been looking at the poret foam but I would still do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-15-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By briandmiles
If you dose ferts in the water column you don't...

If you dose ferts in the water column you don't need root tabs. I've grown beautiful, thick carpets and never used root fertilizers.

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Forum: Lighting   05-24-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By briandmiles
I've found that the glass will quite often...

I've found that the glass will quite often reflect more than enough light to overcome shadowing

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-24-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By briandmiles
Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!

Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By briandmiles
That's the way I would do it.

That's the way I would do it.
Forum: Lighting   05-19-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By briandmiles
You could get 2 and then dim them. Sent from...

You could get 2 and then dim them.

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Forum: Substrate   05-17-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By briandmiles
I recall seeing a picture of one of Tom Barr's...

I recall seeing a picture of one of Tom Barr's tanks where he was growing some HC in about 0.5 inch of substrate. It wasn't that long ago I saw it either and he said they grew that way with no...
Forum: Photography   05-12-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By briandmiles
That second fish shot you almost had it. ...

That second fish shot you almost had it. Overhead flash would definitely make it better.

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Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,153
Posted By briandmiles
Not to rain on your parade but that doesn't look...

Not to rain on your parade but that doesn't look like low iron glass. Hopefully it just didn't come through in the picture.

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Forum: DIY   04-23-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By briandmiles
I want a larger overflow to accommodate a...

I want a larger overflow to accommodate a beananimal setup with three drains. This seems to be the ultimate in quiet and safe sump operation. Both very important considerations for my wife.

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Forum: DIY   04-19-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By briandmiles
I agree, they are definitely overpriced. What I...

I agree, they are definitely overpriced. What I like about the Glass Holes Threejole is that the box in the tank is relatively small, and the plumbing attaches directly to the bulkhead next to the...
Forum: DIY   04-19-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By briandmiles
My intention is to have the glass cut by...

My intention is to have the glass cut by professionals prior to me putting the tank together. I don't want a coast to coast because I'm going to drill the back for the returns as I don't want...
Forum: DIY   04-18-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By briandmiles
DIY All Glass Tank Build Question on Overflow/Sump

Background:

I've been out of the hobby for a few years (since 2010 when I deployed). At that time I was the proud owner of the rebuilt Big Clear Kahuna that I had picked up from Scolley and...
Forum: DIY   06-23-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,849
Posted By briandmiles
The colors look really good. I was a bit...

The colors look really good. I was a bit concerned that the blues/reds were going to stick out but they don't.
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,387
Posted By briandmiles
I lost a whole tank of fish and plants while on...

I lost a whole tank of fish and plants while on deployment (my poor wife had to deal with it). I got this notice and returned the defective killer to Petsmart for cash back. Didn't even get close...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By briandmiles
Yeah, it's raining. Brian

Yeah, it's raining.

Brian
Forum: Fish   09-19-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By briandmiles
I think they are "soft" to begin with but once...

I think they are "soft" to begin with but once they have acclimated to your tank they seem to last a good long time- barring any diseases.

Brian
Forum: Equipment   07-25-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By briandmiles
Get a Aquacontroller Jr. and a DC8. Brian

Get a Aquacontroller Jr. and a DC8.

Brian
Forum: Fish   07-24-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,004
Posted By briandmiles
Really bad gas, J/K Brian

Really bad gas, J/K

Brian
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-24-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,909
Posted By briandmiles
Is one tank enough? My better half says...

Is one tank enough?

My better half says "yes"... and she's willing to enforce it.

Brian
Forum: Equipment   07-22-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,403
Posted By briandmiles
That means that the 9w model will kill parasites,...

That means that the 9w model will kill parasites, algae and Bacteria at a flow rate of 55 gallons per hour but only algae and bacteria at 121 ghp and only bacteria at 253 gph. Your filters are rated...
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