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Forum: Equipment 08-17-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By trackhazard
Matrix is basically like bio-media. Supposedly...

Matrix is basically like bio-media. Supposedly the pores are deep enough for anaerobic denitrifying bacteria. You don't need a bag for it but I honestly don't like stuff rolling around loose in my...
Forum: Algae 08-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By trackhazard
If you are referring to the fact that they look...

If you are referring to the fact that they look like aiptasia, my guess would be hydra and not algae.

http://www.planetinverts.com/are_hydra_harmful.html

-Charlie
Forum: Aquascaping 07-23-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By trackhazard
I like the tank the way it is. it reminds me a...

I like the tank the way it is. it reminds me a lot of the hardscape tanks ADG releases. If you are putting in a small stand of java fern, I really think it will take away from the tank.

If you...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,752
Posted By trackhazard
Matsnork, I've owned a bunch of the ADA...

Matsnork,

I've owned a bunch of the ADA tanks in the past back when they had the old sticker. The silicone work on them was meticulous to say the least. Your pictures look nothing like what I am...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-19-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By trackhazard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJeIFIvvJ24 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJeIFIvvJ24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emg3TBm3jx8

-Charlie
Forum: Aquascaping 02-17-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,098
Posted By trackhazard
I notice that a majority of the really nice...

I notice that a majority of the really nice hardscapes I've seen have been done by guys with planted tank experience such as the Senskes, Oliver Knott (http://www.pbase.com/plantella/fish_tanks) and...
Forum: Substrate 01-13-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By trackhazard
Easiest in my book: Wet dry vac. Every aquarist...

Easiest in my book: Wet dry vac. Every aquarist should have a dedicated wet dry IMO.

Large gauge tubing as was mentioned is probably next.

Buckets if you have nothing else.

-Charlie
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Forum: Aquascaping 01-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By trackhazard
Marble is typically composed of calcium based...

Marble is typically composed of calcium based elements. There is some chance that it will increase the pH of the tank which may or may not be a good thing depending on your particular goals.
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Forum: DIY 12-25-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,392
Posted By trackhazard
I've been using plastidip for my in tank plastic...

I've been using plastidip for my in tank plastic items (eheim fixtures, etc). It leaves a black rubberized coating that seems to hold up pretty well.

-Charlie
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,096
Posted By trackhazard
I think you mentioned all my favorite beers in...

I think you mentioned all my favorite beers in your post (Duvel, Delirium Tremens, Chimay, Lindemans - wife really likes the Framboise.)

I also like Sam Smith Nut Brown, Boddington's, Newcastle as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,840
Posted By trackhazard
I didn't like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. ...

I didn't like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The joke got really old, really fast. However, as this is a standalone book, its much better. Seth Graham Greene does a good job of integrating...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,840
Posted By trackhazard
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (http://www.amazon.com/Abraham-Lincoln-Vampire-Seth-Grahame-Smith/dp/0446563080)

-Charlie
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,651
Posted By trackhazard
I met Brett Raymer at Reefapalooza last weekend. ...

I met Brett Raymer at Reefapalooza last weekend. He lost a lot of weight!

-Charlie
Forum: DIY 10-07-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,229
Posted By trackhazard
My wife is using a heatsink for her refugium...

My wife is using a heatsink for her refugium sourced from somewhere (cant remember if it was rapidled or heatsinkusa) but it was a leftover and had a bunch of marks on it so she got it for real...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,551
Posted By trackhazard
Ah man. I'm totally in the middle of planning...

Ah man. I'm totally in the middle of planning for a tank of balzanis.

Do the labiatus need a cool down period as well? I think most of the the gymnos might.

Great minds think alike!
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Forum: DIY 08-16-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By trackhazard
Are there ball valves on either side of the T? ...

Are there ball valves on either side of the T?

What I see from your diagram is this:

You can block off one side of the T, then attach the hose to the system that runs to your bucket which...
Forum: Fish 08-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By trackhazard
CA cichlids for the most part are complete jerks....

CA cichlids for the most part are complete jerks. I think maybe the guys the have the best reputation for leaving stuff alone are the rainbows like you mentioned but honestly, I have yet to meet a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-25-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By trackhazard
The eco pico led should be fine for low light...

The eco pico led should be fine for low light plants. The only reason you would want to swap it out is if you didn't like the colors you get from it and wanted something warmer.

-Charlie
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,895
Posted By trackhazard
The aquaclears come with a sponge and a bag with...

The aquaclears come with a sponge and a bag with ceramic media that sits in a removable tray. You can remove either or both and replace as necessary. I typically run either two sponges stacked or a...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-20-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By trackhazard
Hello. I think there are two things that are...

Hello.

I think there are two things that are conspiring against you when it comes to depth.

1st - rock placement. Basically, you have one line of rocks that go across the back of the tank like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,895
Posted By trackhazard
Another vote for aquaclear. I've also...

Another vote for aquaclear.

I've also recently experimented with the Fluval C series HOB. it was built very nicely and had a lot of bells and whistles. Kinda like a luxury version on the...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,419
Posted By trackhazard
You may also find stuff you didn't want in your...

You may also find stuff you didn't want in your tank like various predatory insect larvae or snails.

A lot of reef guys like live rock but when a hitchiker mantis shrimp starts taking out your...
Forum: Fish 07-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By trackhazard
I'm gonna say your list is going to be mostly...

I'm gonna say your list is going to be mostly comprised of cichlids. Most non-cichlids are egg scatterers and won't exhibit any parenting. Some labyrinth fish will watch over their fry for a couple...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 48,006
Posted By trackhazard
I think most ctenopomas will be mostly because of...

I think most ctenopomas will be mostly because of the way they hunt in the wild.

I will say that my leopard eventually found itself pretty comfortable somewhat in the open. It made its home near...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 48,006
Posted By trackhazard
Ctenopomas and microctenopomas are awesome fish. ...

Ctenopomas and microctenopomas are awesome fish.

One of my favorites was a Ctenopoma acutirostre but that might get a little bigger than 20 gals can handle. But then, in the 2 years I had mine,...
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