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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By pandacory
Thanks for the help. Ordered some weldon 16. Now...

Thanks for the help. Ordered some weldon 16. Now just to wait another week...sigh...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By pandacory
fixing leaky acrylic

So, I have an eshoppes overflow, and the box (back of the tank side) is leaking.

can i just run a bead of silicone or do I need something special for acrylic? If so, what, and where do I find it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By pandacory
ADA Gallery closed?

Hi,

I am going to Japan around Memorial Day.

The ADA Gallery is a bit out of the way from the rest of the trip so I am making special arrangements to go see it without the rest of the group.
...
Forum: Substrate 03-06-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By pandacory
Achieving a natural sand look

Hi,

I will be doing my first dirt tank. I have used flourite and Aquasoil in the past.

My goal for this tank is to have a more natural looking sand (i.e. various shades) in a grain size small...
Forum: Plants 03-06-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By pandacory
please help build my plant list

Hi,

I have spent some time looking through the various plant threads and on the interwebz and would appreciate your help in narrowing down my choices.

I am going for a bright jungle look. I...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-04-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By pandacory
Aquascaping a 55 around some Angels

Hi,

I have been dragging my feet through life on setting up a 55 gal for some angelfish. I am aware of all the potential pitfalls, or at least as aware as you can be before you actually start. So,...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-04-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By pandacory
what size tank is this?

what size tank is this?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,881
Posted By pandacory
Are you planning on feeding the clams? Not...

Are you planning on feeding the clams? Not exactly sure what their feeding requirements are.

I had one in a tank for probably 8 months. Then i upgraded my filtration and within a few weeks, he was...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-11-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,881
Posted By pandacory
Would you cap it? Would you still saturate the...

Would you cap it? Would you still saturate the carbon? For your carbon source be the wood charcoal or the activated carbon as seen in aquarium stores? Hoe thick of a soil layer? I am about to dirt my...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By pandacory
In all seriousness though, a lot has changed. ...

In all seriousness though, a lot has changed.

Between work, battling the columnaris outbreak, and moving the old tanks, I haven't made much progress.

What I have done:
Decided to go with an...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By pandacory
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/pandacory...

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x353/pandacory/Project%20Saladbowl/20141123_214036.jpg

SOON...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By pandacory
Just go to home depot and get a sheet of plywood...

Just go to home depot and get a sheet of plywood cut for the top. Paint it black, set the empty tank on top and slide shims between the board and the frame to true everything up.

I have brooklyn...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By pandacory
Stainless steel surface skimmer...

Stainless steel surface skimmer Flea-bay.com/itm/Aquarium-Stainless-Steel-17MM-Inflow-Outflow-Surface-Skimmer-Pipes-DC09-02-/160873866990

Replace the first part of the address with the real thing....
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By pandacory
Wish list: steel spray bar that matches finish...

Wish list: steel spray bar that matches finish with the stainless surface skimming pipes you see on the bay. Or interchangable heads from spray bar to jet would make it very versatile.

if you are...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,862
Posted By pandacory
Ive noticed that otos in my tanks that are darker...

Ive noticed that otos in my tanks that are darker have a better survival rate. I.e. my big dark one just died at about 4 years in various tanks. I don't know if it is a type locality for collection,...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By pandacory
I am as certain it was columnaris as my google fu...

I am as certain it was columnaris as my google fu will make me.

basically, I came back from vacation to dead fish and amanos in the overflow, not a single snail in sight. I had a lot of snails...
Forum: Plants 09-17-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By pandacory
Bump

Bump
Forum: Plants 09-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By pandacory
moving plants from a sick tank

So, long, frustrating story short, I ended up with a real bad case of columnaris. I am about 80% through the infection with solid improvement in fish health. Then yesterday, the return pump from my...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By pandacory
thanks. So, the 55 gallon on the top...

thanks.

So, the 55 gallon on the top platform will have ply that is supported on all 4 edges.

The sump on the bottom shelf will only have support on the front and back edge, unless I frame...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By pandacory
hmmm.... reading your post makes it sound...

hmmm....

reading your post makes it sound like the 2x4s would run the span of the front/back members of the stand frame. problem is, the stand is steel, so I can't exactly drill that.

The ply...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By pandacory
3/4" ply enough?

Hi,

I have a petco Brooklyn stand for my 55 gallon. I want to use a piece of plywood to span the two lower supports to create a shelf for my sump to rest on, and possibly a 5 gallon ATO reservoir...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,254
Posted By pandacory
Nice! tank looks much better now without the tree...

Nice! tank looks much better now without the tree and the single path IMHO.

Looks like somewhere you would go for a walk in, I think it will look nice as it fills in.

Is that the top, or do you...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By pandacory
Just an FYI: I went with the dual 125W Jager. ...

Just an FYI: I went with the dual 125W Jager.

Petsmart.com had them on sale, today, for 14.99 each ~ 50% less than closest competitor. plus buy one get 30% off second, so with taxes and shipping i...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By pandacory
value of a separator/settling tank

Hi,

For my current project, I am considering construction of a swirl filter to settle out solids prior to coming into contact with the filter sock and/or filter mat.

My thought is that I could...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,678
Posted By pandacory
Are you running the 24" model? Looks like...

Are you running the 24" model?

Looks like you are getting good coverage. Are you wanting for light at the edges or see plants reaching inward for the light?
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