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Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,271
Posted By Adrand
Nice job. I love the native tanks. Someday I will...

Nice job. I love the native tanks. Someday I will do one.
Forum: Plants 10-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Adrand
I normally remove it as far down as possible.

I normally remove it as far down as possible.
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Adrand
In case anyone is interested I found a good...

In case anyone is interested I found a good resource today for new england plant identification. Not sure if its okay to post a web address but here it goes.
gobotany. newenglandwild. org
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Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Adrand
I love all the knowledge on this board. Thanks so...

I love all the knowledge on this board. Thanks so much!
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Adrand
Both of the above plants are doing well in my...

Both of the above plants are doing well in my tank now.

I also noticed some plants in a pond while golfing this week and couldn't resist but bring some home. Looks like ludwigia repens maybe?...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Adrand
Local Plant collection (MA)

Today while taking a hike around a reservoir with the family I noticed a number of aquatic plants that looked familiar. Never really thought about collecting locally here before. Based on the...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Adrand
I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as...

I run a 4 bulb 24w t5ho fixture over my 20long as well. DIY co2. No algae thus far which I found surprising. 2 bulbs are ati blue plus bulbs which are better suited for my former reef tank and not...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Adrand
Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to...

Are you hand tightening it or using a tool to crank it? I never rely on only hand tightening alone if so. Ive never heard of a nut going bad but im sure its possible. If there is a defect at all...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Adrand
Depending on where it is leaking I have used...

Depending on where it is leaking I have used plumbers putty in the past around the bulkhead to solve leaks. Might be worth a shot.
Forum: DIY 07-31-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,769
Posted By Adrand
Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated,...

Amazing. Thanks for keeping this thread updated, its great to see the progress.
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Adrand
Update us with your progress when you get it...

Update us with your progress when you get it running. Im always interested to hear other peoples experiences with sumps.
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Adrand
In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90...

In my 20l the return from the pump goes into a 90 degree elbow at the bulkhead much like yours and into a 1/2 inch pvc the length of the tank capped at the end. I drilled holes in the pipe evenly...
Forum: DIY 07-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 39,745
Posted By Adrand
This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever...

This is great to see. I dont know if I would ever have the expertise to pull it off but might have to try if you put up some instructions. At least keep us updated on your progress and how it works...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 21,241
Posted By Adrand
I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium...

I had to relegate my floaters into the refugium portion of my sump when I drilled my tank. The overflow was getting clogged. You might be able to use some airline floating on the surface to contain...
Forum: DIY 07-02-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Adrand
I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I...

I am no expert on sumps but here is my opinion. I think using a valve on the drain is trouble. The drain side should be left alone to flow freely out of the display and into the sump or you are bound...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Adrand
My concern is the draining of water from the...

My concern is the draining of water from the refugium into the display tank if there is only 8 inches difference. I think there will be alot of difficulty to tune this so the drain is in sync. Trial...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Adrand
Ive had this same question recently. Since I went...

Ive had this same question recently. Since I went with a sump setup the evaporation has been huge. I am topping off almost a gallon per day on a 20long tank. Am I understanding correctly that topping...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Adrand
In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an...

In case anyone was interested I wanted to give an updated picture to show the growth in around a month. I added an elbow and a pvc pipe to the output of the return. With holes drilled across the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Adrand
My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you...

My suggestion is to consolidate the plants you most care about down to 1 tank and find someone to do some minimal care of it. Top off and ferts maybe. I agree that 5 tanks is alot to ask someone to...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Adrand
Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb...

Up until recently I used a coralife dual bulb t5NO fixture over my 20l (same footprint as your 29g just shorter). I considered that medium light. I had good growth with diy co2 but didnt get some of...
Forum: Plants 06-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Adrand
I would also bury them deeper. I have bought...

I would also bury them deeper. I have bought amazon swords from petco and they have survived with great success. Give them some time to root and they should take off. Root tabs are highly suggested.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By Adrand
Here is a pic of my sump when I first set it up....

Here is a pic of my sump when I first set it up. Since this picture Ive now cleaned up some of the electrical wires and the baffles on the right are stuffed with filter floss.

The far left...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Adrand
Thanks for the ideas. I think im going to use it...

Thanks for the ideas. I think im going to use it for a breeding project. Just have to decide what. Ive only ever bred crayfish... decision time.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Adrand
What should I do with this 33 Long?

Today I traded a spare 30 Long tank I had for this interesting piece. It appears to be a former display tank from Petco. Its basically a 33 Long (approximately 48x13x13) that is broken into 3 equal...
Forum: DIY 05-30-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By Adrand
May I ask how much this kit ran you?

May I ask how much this kit ran you?
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