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Forum: DIY 01-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By tzen
If you are gonna do it, do it right and move the...

If you are gonna do it, do it right and move the tank.



Tyler
Forum: DIY 01-14-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By tzen
I'm working on a write up for a solid DIY...

I'm working on a write up for a solid DIY canister. I was waiting on a pump from China, which seems to be on a very slow boat. I've tested it with a different pump that was only 2.5 watts and it...
Forum: DIY 01-07-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By tzen
Easy on the steel wool on the outside of the...

Easy on the steel wool on the outside of the metal parts. It will scratch it and remove the patina that makes it look old and cool. It can also scratch glass, of course.
The blue scotchbrite pads...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 01-07-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,983
Posted By tzen
Nice variety! I like using that LECA hygroton...

Nice variety!
I like using that LECA hygroton stuff. It works well.



Tyler
Forum: DIY 01-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By tzen
They are small enough that it may work. My...

They are small enough that it may work. My biggest concern would not be the thickness of the glass, but whether the metal would corrode over time. If it does, it will leak eventually.



Tyler
Forum: DIY 12-20-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By tzen
I keep a pretty low BPM count, so I just have...

I keep a pretty low BPM count, so I just have the CO2 coming in at a high point as water is flowing down thru the inline heater, then up to the tank. My heater is my reactor. It has worked well for...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-11-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By tzen
+1 on dendroboard. I've also used orchid...

+1 on dendroboard.

I've also used orchid board. There is some terrarium discussion, also hydroponics.


Tyler
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-11-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By tzen
I have pilea growing with roots in ground but...

I have pilea growing with roots in ground but stems trailing underwater, and it does fine like that. The leaves are fine staying under water. But I suspect it wouldn't do as well with the whole plant...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-10-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,551
Posted By tzen
I'd love to see your plans and photos. :( ...

I'd love to see your plans and photos. :(



Tyler
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By tzen
Ditto what everyone else has said. If you fill it...

Ditto what everyone else has said. If you fill it with water it will fail. Only go half full= riparium terrarium or paludarium.


Tyler
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By tzen
Now I notice it is a root you have, not wood. ...

Now I notice it is a root you have, not wood. That is not as good, but if it was driftwood then it has already soaked some.


I did look, and could not find any information on whether aquatic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By tzen
The compound is juglone. The wood is not very...

The compound is juglone. The wood is not very high in it, but it is there. Some plants (like tomatoes) are killed instantly by it, and some plants (like most ferns and hostas) could care less. The...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-04-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,147
Posted By tzen
Bryan has a point, but one or two leucs would do...

Bryan has a point, but one or two leucs would do ok in there. Auratus, like a green and bronze, would be better, and are bolder when adults than thumbs are.
One of the nice things about dart frogs...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 12-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By tzen
I totally agree with lots above. 10 gallon...

I totally agree with lots above.

10 gallon tanks are pretty easy to find on craigslist for $10. If that seems boring, consider doing a 10g vert conversion. Dendroboard has info on that. ...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-30-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 32,765
Posted By tzen
I absolutely love your viv. I have an island...

I absolutely love your viv.
I have an island paludarium in a hex tank, but yours wins by far!
Reading your translated write up is super fun; the diction and word choices add to the mystique.
...
Forum: DIY 02-14-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By tzen
DIY a LED light is good if you are reasonably...

DIY a LED light is good if you are reasonably confident in your ability to learn and do something and are interested in learning. But "simple" is not the best word to describe it.

Simple DIY...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-04-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By tzen
You nailed two of the concerns with mixing...

You nailed two of the concerns with mixing species.
I love my dart frogs in my paludarium. The key is to provide easy exits from the water-- sloping shores or sticks And vines are options going...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By tzen
That tank has tempered glass front back and...

That tank has tempered glass front back and bottom, so don't even think of beveling it.
Half full you can derim it. Just never fill it more than half.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By tzen
On the other hand, for many established setups,...

On the other hand, for many established setups, water changes are not all that important. Checking your water parameters can help you know what is needed. Balance of fish to plants is needed.
Forum: Fish 01-20-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By tzen
I was thinking about something like this. Any...

I was thinking about something like this.
Any opinions on the best predator for the dollar? My water is very hard, and tends slightly alkaline, but the rest of the parameters are standard.
...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By tzen
Here is a picture of mosquito fish: ...

Here is a picture of mosquito fish:
http://www.jacksoncountyvectorcontrol.org/images/mosquitofish1.gif
(Gambusia affinis)

They are livebearers, and possibly parthogenic.
It was cool at...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By tzen
My endlers and mosquito fish are breeding. How do you get rid of mosquito fish?

Today I noticed that some of the fish in my tank are maturing to look like hybrids between endlers and mosquito fish. They have the color markings like endlers (still slightly muted) but their tail...
Forum: Fish 01-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By tzen
Nice photos! What is your technique?

Nice photos! What is your technique?
Forum: Fish 01-11-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By tzen
I'll try wetting the food first. I may try the...

I'll try wetting the food first.
I may try the pellets the next time I am at the store. My laziness slightly outweighs my cheapness, so pellets would probably work the best in the long run.
Forum: Fish 01-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By tzen
I'd suggest going with a orange mollie instead. ...

I'd suggest going with a orange mollie instead. They will fullfill the causual observers needs when a goldfish is requested, and are much nicer in a planted tank. I like the sailfin ones.
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