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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,694
Posted By gtriever
I'm a "sump guy" as well. I like the performance...

I'm a "sump guy" as well. I like the performance and ease of maintenance, plus the advantage of hiding the equipment and having a clean display tank. Personally, I run a Mag12 (110 watts) with a 40g...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-09-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By gtriever
I just packed mine with more plants for...

I just packed mine with more plants for additional biofiltration... as someone else suggested to me, you could also use it for propagating cuttings.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-07-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By gtriever
Wow, I haven't updated this in...

Wow, I haven't updated this in halfway-to-forever! The tank's coming together now, and I've added livestock. (6) Otocinclus vittatis, (2) Chaetostoma thomasi, (14)Corydoras paleatus, (20)...
Forum: Fish 06-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 859
Posted By gtriever
(3) is my own plan for later this year. The DPs...

(3) is my own plan for later this year. The DPs will be replacing a school of cories that I've relocated to my 125g. So, if you like the little critters, a 20g long is perfect for a species tank of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By gtriever
Haven't used that product, but a lot of Reefers...

Haven't used that product, but a lot of Reefers will use Mrs. Wages Pickling Lime for maintaining calcium levels (Kalkwasser). The best way to raise calcium levels is, IMO, by use of a reactor.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,528
Posted By gtriever
A Fluval 204 or Emperor 400 have both worked well...

A Fluval 204 or Emperor 400 have both worked well for me on a 20-ish sized tank.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By gtriever
I have one on my 125g low tech, and it works...

I have one on my 125g low tech, and it works fine. I believe its pros and cons depend on what type of planted tank (Hightech/High light, Low tech, etc.).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-05-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,544
Posted By gtriever
125g in-wall in the living room, 29g and 20gL in...

125g in-wall in the living room, 29g and 20gL in the den, 12g nano at the office.
Forum: Lighting 04-26-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By gtriever
+1; every now and then one will run "fast", but...

+1; every now and then one will run "fast", but since they're only about 8 bucks, chuck it and replace it.
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,473
Posted By gtriever
That's looking really good, kudos on your...

That's looking really good, kudos on your construction! Gotta admit, I'm a big fan of sumps too, for the reasons you specified. Yes, there are tradeoffs (CO2 levels), but I sure do like keeping the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-25-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By gtriever
IMO, The Q-tank should be left barebottomed, with...

IMO, The Q-tank should be left barebottomed, with some PVC elbows or pipe to provide hiding spots for the fish, and that should be it. That way, if a disease is introduced it's easy to tear it all...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By gtriever
I saw the suggestions at DP.com, and they've got...

I saw the suggestions at DP.com, and they've got lots of good info over there. So much in fact, that's it's bookmarked for future reference. OTOH, a couple of folks who've raised both salt and fw...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,473
Posted By gtriever
Actually, most reef tanks today don't use trickle...

Actually, most reef tanks today don't use trickle filters, because they're nitrate traps. For SW hobbyists now, most Biological filtration is accomplished by the use of Live Rock and Deep Sand Beds...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By gtriever
Thanks for the reply, Steve. I see your point...

Thanks for the reply, Steve. I see your point about total water volume of the system, and hadn't thought of it in that way. I'm leaning towards the 29g as the sump, because I like the overall look of...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,430
Posted By gtriever
I have a Mini-Rapids filter that I was using on a...

I have a Mini-Rapids filter that I was using on a 10g Corydoras grow-out tank. It's finicky, but it does the job. However, I do agree there are better filters out there.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By gtriever
New tank

Help me decide here, guys... I'm a big fan of running tanks with a sump, for the extra water volume, ease of maintenance and being able to hide equipment. I currently have a 20g Long with Corydoras...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-18-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By gtriever
Looking good. I've been wondering how a 12DX...

Looking good. I've been wondering how a 12DX would work out as a planted tank.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-18-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,986
Posted By gtriever
For a smaller pl*co, "Rubberlip" or "Bulldog"...

For a smaller pl*co, "Rubberlip" or "Bulldog" (Chaetostoma cf. thomasi), but good luck on a "correct" L-number. I've seen them listed as L-187a, L-187b, L-188a, and L-146a.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By gtriever
For a small friendly forum with a lot of...

For a small friendly forum with a lot of knowledge, check out Inside Aquatics...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,914
Posted By gtriever
Brutes work well for water storage. Just make...

Brutes work well for water storage. Just make sure to keep some circulation in there. Personally, I didn't drill the tank and use a "large" powerhead (550gph) to move the water from the can to the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By gtriever
+1 on posting tank dimensions and water stats. I...

+1 on posting tank dimensions and water stats. I agree too much light without injecting CO2.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By gtriever
I have my large tank in-wall, with everything in...

I have my large tank in-wall, with everything in the garage. We get a bit warmer here so I've had to add AC out there for the summer months. In the winter it only gets to around 45 - 50 out there,...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By gtriever
+1. I use RO/DI for my saltwater tanks, and since...

+1. I use RO/DI for my saltwater tanks, and since I have it available, mix it with tap water for my freshwater just to get the kH and pH where I want it. Otherwise I'd just go with treated tap water...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By gtriever
Bulkhead with cap would give you the easier...

Bulkhead with cap would give you the easier option of using it if you changed your mind in the future. Other wise, a standard 3/16 piece of glass would do. If you use the bulkhead now for a drain,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,910
Posted By gtriever
Nice setup in the garage! Is that plastic...

Nice setup in the garage! Is that plastic covering the two tanks on the shelves? And if so is that to provide a "greenhouse" environment for those tanks?
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