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Forum: DIY   09-18-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pooch
+1.

+1.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-11-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Pooch
Amano shrimp vendor?

Where is a good online vendor for Amano shrimp? I'm potentially looking at buying ~40-50. The places I've seen are asking 3-4 bucks a shrimp, and I can't even eat these? Is this the norm, or am I...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,787
Posted By Pooch
Fantastic inspiration for the scape mate! ...

Fantastic inspiration for the scape mate! Subscribed!

Are you going to get 'cute' and craft a mini-Jeremy to look off into the foothills?

(great work on your vision BTW. You've given me the...
Forum: Lighting   04-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,311
Posted By Pooch
....and patience. I'm curious to see if...

....and patience.

I'm curious to see if switching over to a canister will help your situation. I understand that your co2 levels appear 'good' from multiple indicators (fish, D/C), but I just...
Forum: Lighting   04-26-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,311
Posted By Pooch
If find that if my gloss does not get enough CO2,...

If find that if my gloss does not get enough CO2, it turns leggy in a hurry. I am able to get carpeting glosso using a 4x32w T8 shoplight over a 75g. (read: you have more then adequate light.)
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-26-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By Pooch
rummynose tetras are a fav of mine. they school...

rummynose tetras are a fav of mine. they school very nicely.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Pooch
I'm concerned with your tank being in sunlight. ...

I'm concerned with your tank being in sunlight. I've found that even bright reflected sunlight is the devil when it comes to algae...

Look into managing the tanks nutrients and co2 to good...
Forum: Equipment   04-25-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By Pooch
I run a SunSun 304 AND 303uv on my 75. Co2 is...

I run a SunSun 304 AND 303uv on my 75. Co2 is diffused via a reactor plumbed in on the outflow of the 304. The 304 does most of the mechanical filtration for the tank. The inlet for the 304 is back...
Forum: Equipment   04-07-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By Pooch
I use the same. Vinegar and water work better...

I use the same. Vinegar and water work better than paper towel and blue fluid.
Forum: Lighting   01-26-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,733
Posted By Pooch
I just saw that Catalina Lights now offers a...

I just saw that Catalina Lights now offers a single bulb t5 hood with a great looking reflector. (Look at the left side of their website under "lighting"

Might be something to look at....
Forum: Tank Journals   01-25-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,051
Posted By Pooch
Fantastic scape. You have a real knack. Great...

Fantastic scape. You have a real knack. Great looking color all around; congrats! My only negative critique has already been mentioned: the glowing white spray bars have got to go! Seriously, they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-31-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Pooch
I use vinegar and newsprint to clean all...

I use vinegar and newsprint to clean all glass/mirrors/tanks. Works much better the Windex/ammonia based glass cleaner. The newpaper works just as well or better than cloth or paper towels. The...
Forum: Plants   10-23-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Pooch
Your description sounds like some of my plants...

Your description sounds like some of my plants following a peroxide treatment. They may likely die off, but then recover. If not, it could be a nutrient def. what are your specs?
Forum: Equipment   10-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Pooch
I advise you to NOT use the needle valve to turn...

I advise you to NOT use the needle valve to turn on/off the gas. This will -in time- damage the needle and the precision of the unit. Turn off the gas at the tank or at the working pressure.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-22-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By Pooch
The 18"-24" width is very nice. I would not...

The 18"-24" width is very nice. I would not consider the std 55, unless a tight budget is your reality. If it is that tight, I'd say stay away from fish/plant keeping in general until you can pour...
Forum: Equipment   10-18-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 127,956
Posted By Pooch
Fantastic work OP! Thanks for the great...

Fantastic work OP!

Thanks for the great write up.

Sticky Plz.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-16-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,708
Posted By Pooch
When you're shopping at the local supermarket...

When you're shopping at the local supermarket with your significant other and you pause at the "kitchen wares" section to give a critical eye to a turkey baster that has milliliter markings (for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-16-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By Pooch
DIY contraption. If you have a half-way decent...

DIY contraption. If you have a half-way decent canister and some plumbing know-how you can easily put together a "Rex Style" reactor for <$30.
Forum: Substrate   10-14-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,135
Posted By Pooch
Generally folks put a 1-2 inch layer of sand over...

Generally folks put a 1-2 inch layer of sand over the soil to act as a cap. I have a about 3 inches of MTS and a 1.5 inch layer of "Black Blast" on top of that.

When it comes to vacuuming, I...
Forum: Equipment   10-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 211,228
Posted By Pooch
Thanks for the info. I'd like to add "Confirmed"...

Thanks for the info. I'd like to add "Confirmed" Hose Sizes to this list. While this thread is very informative, it is getting very long. I've seen a number of people asking the same thing...
Forum: Equipment   09-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Pooch
I feel I'm in the same jam you are in. I have a...

I feel I'm in the same jam you are in. I have a SunSun 304a (and love it). The tubing is 3/4 ID. I just bought a Hydor ETH 300w 5/8 inch to keep my tank warm over the long long long and brutal...
Forum: Equipment   09-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Pooch
It seems to me that an "in the tank" diffuser may...

It seems to me that an "in the tank" diffuser may not be as efficient in a 125g tank.

I ran CO2 into my "525gph" canister for some time on my 75g. It worked reasonably well, but there was...
Forum: Lighting   09-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Pooch
I have ferts (EI), co2@30ppm, and marginal 4x32...

I have ferts (EI), co2@30ppm, and marginal 4x32 T8 shop lighting on this tank at present. The plants are growing relatively well, but some of my higher light sp are not looking their "best" (e.g....
Forum: Lighting   09-22-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Pooch
CoralVue T5/LED 4x54wHO

I've been researching a new t5 HO fixture form my 75g. There are many options out there. I'm considering a "Linear" kit from AHSupply, but not really feeling a DIY project now that summer is nearly...
Forum: Substrate   09-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Pooch
+1 :thumbsup: The severity and acute angle of my...

+1 :thumbsup: The severity and acute angle of my wife's "roll-eye" in view of my MTS project set a new standard in which all my other endeavors are now judged.
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