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Forum: DIY 05-06-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thanks, tzen. What is open cell foam and closed...

Thanks, tzen. What is open cell foam and closed cell foam? What brand of floor patch should I look for? Can I find this at Home Depot, it would help if I could get a brand name so I know what to look...
Forum: DIY 05-04-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Resins or Workable Fiberglass for Sculpting in Aquariums?

Hey there. I am motivated to make some DIY background materials for my 30 gallon Half Moon Tetra Tank. it has a flat back and I painted the outside of it black. There are some really cool ready to...
Forum: Substrate 04-30-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,739
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Dang, I did not even think of Walmart. Thanks! I...

Dang, I did not even think of Walmart. Thanks! I have to go there and return some T8 bulbs so I will nick two birds with one stone. :)

I thought that local fish store owner was trying to violate...
Forum: Substrate 04-30-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,739
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Is $20 for a 50lb bag of pool filter sand too high?

I live in Chicago and am wondering if this price is the going rate for a 50lb bag of pool filter sand. I went into a small local fish store and I think the guy charges high prices. He also does not...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Critique and questions about my lighting set up.

Hey, all.

I have a tank that is the half mood thirty gallon tank.

I was wondering if I used three of these bulbs:
...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thanks, Roy. But that would be too big. The...

Thanks, Roy. But that would be too big. The cylinders I am using are only 9" in diameter. Those items are 12x12 square.

Good price for those lights, though.
Forum: Lighting 04-23-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thanks, I saw this on eBay and wondered about...

Thanks, I saw this on eBay and wondered about that.

I will only have three inches from the top of the aquarium to the bottom of the shelve right above the aquarium. Do you know if these get really...
Forum: Lighting 04-22-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Can you direct me on how to do a DIY project for...

Can you direct me on how to do a DIY project for my needs? I have no idea what to get or where to go to buy the materials.

Any links on how to make and/or buy the materials?
Forum: Lighting 04-22-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
LED Clip On Recommendation For Small Project Please?

Hello, all.

I was wondering if someone could recommend a plug and play clip on LED light that would suit my project. I have a cylinder shaped container that is roughly 2.5 gallons. The diameter is...
Forum: Lighting 04-21-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Woah...so for three of these I am going to spend...

Woah...so for three of these I am going to spend just over $100? :icon_frow

I guess it is not bad if you are saying that I will not have to replace them for five years. :red_mouth

Plus if three...
Forum: Lighting 04-20-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Lighting dilemma for a 30 Gallon Half Moon Tank, Suggestions?

Hello, all. I came acrosss a pretty nice deal to buy this gorgeous tank. Check it out here:

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnVuT1y9nk-BHI__ZYbjueNVdp6QV-ZqXl3_KdorvRaeRGxhZ0

I bought...
Forum: Fish 04-19-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thank you! I will air on the side of caution and...

Thank you! I will air on the side of caution and go slowly with my CO2. I will be sure to have a bubble counter and a drop checker.

I cannot wait to get this all set into action. I am excited,...
Forum: Fish 04-19-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Tropical fish and oxygen/CO2 conflict issues?

Hey, everyone. I was curious to know if tropical fish that like a high oxygen level content to the water do not fare well when it comes to CO2 injected tanks.

For the past couple of years I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-29-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,849
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thanks, everyone for the contributions! I do...

Thanks, everyone for the contributions!

I do have rootmedic tabs to put in the substrate. Going to do that tonight.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-28-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,849
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Help w/How To Use and Dose Iron Chelate 13% Please?

Hey there, everyone.

I bought some iron chelate (13%) from aquariumfertilizer.com. I thought it would come with instructions but all it says is "use sparingly to help red plants stay red."

I do...
Forum: Plants 10-28-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Water Wisteria/Peculiar Growth Makes Me Wonder If I Have Enough Light.

Hello, all.

I have been trying my luck at growing Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis). I won some of it on aquabid.com. It was very pale green and very feathery/lacy. Since it has been in my...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
I pinch my pennies too. :red_mouth I will...

I pinch my pennies too. :red_mouth

I will look into JaggedFury's thread.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thank you very much, everyone for putting me on...

Thank you very much, everyone for putting me on the right path. I am glad I started this thread. I think I will start making some sort of CO2 reactor with a submersible pump and a clear tube. I have...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
I am running Tom's Dive Clean I-85 submersible...

I am running Tom's Dive Clean I-85 submersible filters at this time. I was discouraged from using a canister since the top 10 gallon tank is 6.5 feet off the ground on a vertical stand. The tanks are...
Forum: DIY 10-22-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,967
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Depending on where you live your tap water may be...

Depending on where you live your tap water may be heavily chlorinated which is not good for fish. It is not good for the yeast cells either, I imagine. I never use tap water for my terrestrial home...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Thanks, guys. This will help me get going. Much...

Thanks, guys. This will help me get going. Much appreciated. :)

Another question is:

If I can find a solenoid and attach my CO2 to a timer is it still recommended to use an air stone connected...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Guidance for First Time Pressurized CO2 System Setup?

Hello, everyone. A few of you might have seen my posts about DIY CO2 using yeast and sugar. It has been fun but (and only about two weeks) but I think it is time to graduate to the next level. I have...
Forum: DIY 10-21-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,967
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
According to wikipedia.com (after my brief...

According to wikipedia.com (after my brief research) it appears you are correct. I will create this in the future for myself using molasses, white sugar and aquarium water.
Forum: DIY 10-20-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,967
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
Watching what? I thought brown sugar was...

Watching what?

I thought brown sugar was unbleached white sugar but if it is made with molasses then that makes sense. This is because I talked to a guy on youtube.com that talked about using...
Forum: DIY 10-20-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,967
Posted By AdrienDeLaChicago
DIY CO2 w/BROWN Sugar. Oiy! :)

So, I am pretty new to live aquatic plant keeping. I am working with a DIY system. I have a 2 liter soda bottle filled with water and sugar and have an air stone hooked up to my impeller. It is...
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