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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
yeah... i suck at getting things done. My diet...

yeah... i suck at getting things done. My diet is even worse.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
New bulkheads. Underside plumbing is done. ...

New bulkheads.
Underside plumbing is done.
Drain line is plumbed. Overflow pipe is cut and painted.
I finally have water back in the tank.

Sprung a leak on an Eheim canister causing a...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Here's a batana island from the old tank. I...

Here's a batana island from the old tank. I don't seem them for sale today, but I want to do something similar. THe coloration and style is the same and they never showed agression.

...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Not sure myself. I would love if anyone with...

Not sure myself. I would love if anyone with more knowledge chimed in. Neither fish is known to me to be agressive and I'm hoping that introducing them at the same time and in decent sized schools...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
How about same foreground and try to replicate...

How about same foreground and try to replicate the cork tubes in the back? I have drains and inlets in the back corner that I need to hide.

I plan to leave the right side open. maybe something...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Might be a record for oldest tank revival! I...

Might be a record for oldest tank revival!
I remember in my day I had to special order the tank just to get an open top. Now the youngsters are running around rimless :eek:
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
The advantage here, is the system was cutting...

The advantage here, is the system was cutting edge ten years ago, so I'm not THAT far behind with gadgets and gizmos. Plenty of people are stillusing the co2 set ups we proved out.

New ferts...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Same tank. Same lights. Updating some of the...

Same tank. Same lights. Updating some of the DIY stuff. New bulkheads. Clean up wiring and plumbing. Not sure if bulbs or UV still works. New ph probe on the way. Cleaning filters this...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
You're PA now! Same place same, life except...

You're PA now!
Same place same, life except added three kids.

It's amazing how far everything has come in the hobby since you and I futzed around :)
Not sure I could make a dent in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
I could do msrp if its reasonable, but I don't...

I could do msrp if its reasonable, but I don't see anyone offering it as a setup without the regulator or solenoid.

I've seen bubble counter with check valve on ebay, but none with needle...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,306
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
After almost a decade I am restarting this tank. ...

After almost a decade I am restarting this tank. Its been dry in the basement for years.

Stand has been repainted.
Old plumbing and electrical will be redone.
New bulkheads are on the way....
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
needle valve/check valve/bubble counter (ready to buy)

restarting my tank after a decade and the old co2 setup is a little too diy.

Is there a good needle valve/check valve/bubble counter combo that I can buy off the shelf and hook up to my existing...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,842
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
I kept my larger logs in the tanks for several...

I kept my larger logs in the tanks for several years without visual disintegration. After a year or so they softened just a little but never lost shape.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
I wasn't aware that it was famous, but in my day...

I wasn't aware that it was famous, but in my day I did try a few new things and detail the build to help others. What I can say safely is that there's only one hoftiezer in planted aquaria, so if it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Well that's definately a challenge :) June...

Well that's definately a challenge :)

June 11th is the au pairs last day. As soon as she leaves I'll move it back into the mancave (where the au pair is living now) and hook up water lines. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
If you look at the bottom he attributes it to me....

If you look at the bottom he attributes it to me.


I never got around to posting it myself here. Here's the full tank from the 2003 AGA....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Glad to be back. Going through the galleries I...

Glad to be back. Going through the galleries I really got the conviction to restart the tank. I would be embarassed to show you the dry shell in the corner of the workshop. Its gonna take a while...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Just saying Hi... Last posted in 2004

Just saying hi and getting my feet wet again.

Tank has been dormant while I was off getting married and having three kids. I have a second tank that I never even started. I might have a chance...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
I have a bif ole check valve on my CO2. No need...

I have a bif ole check valve on my CO2. No need on the water lines.

P.S> You can use my stuff whenever you need. Feel free to link back to it, since the bandwidth allowance is ungodly. To me...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2003, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Well since you already have my pictures here :) ...

Well since you already have my pictures here :)
The smaller hose going into the tee is the CO2. It forms a bubble inside the elbow where the 90 degree provides the maximum interaction.

Here's a...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2003, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
www.glasscages.com comes closs but it would still...

www.glasscages.com comes closs but it would still be a 4 hour drive ti pick it up. Check their showlist for delivery locations.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2003, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Mori, Where are you located? I have a source...

Mori,
Where are you located? I have a source that covers half the US.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2003, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Before I got the second filter I did just that. ...

Before I got the second filter I did just that. I drop a lot more flow from dirty prefilters than I do from the reactor or UV.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2003, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
Just FYI. I looked at a custom 48x24x24...

Just FYI.

I looked at a custom 48x24x24 glass open top (small rim). About $250. The quote from tenecor for acrylic was over $1600.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2003, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By JamesHoftiezer
I run a 9w turbo twist on a 100g inline with an...

I run a 9w turbo twist on a 100g inline with an Eheim 2228. Its a moderate size and can be gotten ~$75US.
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