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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-13-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By UprightJoe
I'm running a 500k cable line (second cheapest...

I'm running a 500k cable line (second cheapest offering from WOW). I'm very content with the speed.
BTW, Have you done any of the internet speed check things to make sure you're actually getting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-10-2005, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By UprightJoe
Any surface agitation will also assist co2 in...

Any surface agitation will also assist co2 in escaping. As long as you have adequate circulation, you don't need to agitate the surface of the water...
Forum: Fish   07-08-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By UprightJoe
One thing about most of the larger chiclids is...

One thing about most of the larger chiclids is that they tend to dig up plants and trash them in the process. So if you decide to go that route, you'll probably want to make the tank unplanted. :(...
Forum: Fish   07-08-2005, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By UprightJoe
Discus, chichlids, gouramis, and rainbowfish come...

Discus, chichlids, gouramis, and rainbowfish come to mind... There are some really striking varieties of each.

Fancy guppies can be quite nice too even though people tend to snub them because...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-08-2005, 05:39 AM
Replies: 42
  Music!
Views: 2,692
Posted By UprightJoe
Whatcha think of Fairport Convention or The...

Whatcha think of Fairport Convention or The Levellers? I used to listen to them a bunch. I've opened for Flogging Molly... My guitar player is buddies with their lawyer or something.

My band is...
Forum: Equipment   07-05-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By UprightJoe
I'd go with a canister filter unless you're doing...

I'd go with a canister filter unless you're doing a low-light, low-tech tank.

It doesn't agitate the surface of the water (causes co2 loss).
It's quieter
You can easily mix and match filter...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2005, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By UprightJoe
Software can be an issue - It shouldn't be for...

Software can be an issue - It shouldn't be for the average user though. You actually get software to do most day-to-day computing tasks right out of the box. These days a mac out of the box is a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-01-2005, 01:52 AM
Replies: 42
  Music!
Views: 2,692
Posted By UprightJoe
I don't have Inner Worlds. I'd have to say my...

I don't have Inner Worlds. I'd have to say my favorite two Mahavishnu albums would be "Into the Emerald Beyond" and "Birds of Fire". I may be biased though because they were the first two...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-30-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
  Music!
Views: 2,692
Posted By UprightJoe
I'm also a musician - I listen to stuff from just...

I'm also a musician - I listen to stuff from just about any genre you can name. Recently, I've been playing in a 9 piece band doing 60's and 70's R&B so I've been listening to a ton of that.

My...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-30-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By UprightJoe
The owner of nanocustoms posts on another board...

The owner of nanocustoms posts on another board that I visit. If you have any questions about what the different kits come with, I'd pop him an e-mail. I've had to ask him questions before and he's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-30-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By UprightJoe
I have a shuttle XPC - I also am really fond of...

I have a shuttle XPC - I also am really fond of it. The only problem I've had is my cmos battery biting the dust. Sooner or later I'll get around to replacing it so I don't have to reset the bios...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-27-2005, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By UprightJoe
People have definitely done it. A couple people...

People have definitely done it. A couple people have even retrofitted 70w metal halides into them. The metal halide mod I saw required extreme modifications to the hood though. It was very well...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-25-2005, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By UprightJoe
It's the 6 gallon. There is no DX version. 18...

It's the 6 gallon. There is no DX version. 18 watt 50/50 bulb.

Not putting any corals in... just plants/macro.

It's going to be a dwarf seahorse tank eventually.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-25-2005, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By UprightJoe
Yup, they're saltwater. :) The rock in there...

Yup, they're saltwater. :)

The rock in there is live rock and the sand is live sand. Do you think I should go with more rock? I was trying not to overdo it too much with the rock because I wanted...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-25-2005, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,478
Posted By UprightJoe
My new 6

I just got my new 6 gallon nano cube um... planted. Does it count as a planted tank when most of the plants are algae? :)

I've been moving things around trying to come up with a decent...
Forum: Equipment   06-21-2005, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By UprightJoe
I have one of the cheap coralife digital...

I have one of the cheap coralife digital thermometers but I think it's terribly inaccurate so I've stoped using it. I may have just gotten a bad one.

I have sticky liquid crystal thermometers,...
Forum: Equipment   06-21-2005, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By UprightJoe
Yeah, I think I'm going to buy a 1 liter soda on...

Yeah, I think I'm going to buy a 1 liter soda on my way home tonight and use that. It will fit under my cabinet better than a 2 liter. I just need to make sure it won't tip over. I don't know why...
Forum: Equipment   06-21-2005, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By UprightJoe
Hagen Ladder

I have DIY co2 running with a Hagen Ladder. I want to start running two bottles, started a couple of weeks apart so that my co2 never goes dead.

Is there any reason to get a second ladder or can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-15-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By UprightJoe
I've never explictly fed my shrimp in reef tanks...

I've never explictly fed my shrimp in reef tanks or freshwater. They seem to be able to scavenge enough food in both environments so far. In my reef tanks it's obvious how - the scarlet cleaner...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-15-2005, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By UprightJoe
Tapwater and kH

Is it normal for kH to fluctuate in tapwater? When I first set up my tank, I tested kH and pH almost daily to read the co2 charts. My tapwater and tank water were always at a kH of 4 so I...
Forum: Equipment   06-15-2005, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By UprightJoe
I also have a fluval 304. It's been virtually...

I also have a fluval 304. It's been virtually silent and is working out great so far. That being said, I haven't been running mine long enough for a true comparison and the overwhelming opinion on...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-14-2005, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By UprightJoe
That or you could always sell it and put the...

That or you could always sell it and put the money towards a Macintosh ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-14-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By UprightJoe
I'm not sure if it leaches anything back into the...

I'm not sure if it leaches anything back into the water or not but I do know that if it's removed, it should be pulled out slowly because it might be host to a considerable amount of bacteria...
Forum: Substrate   06-14-2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By UprightJoe
I capped my eco complete with a layer of normal...

I capped my eco complete with a layer of normal gravel. If I were to do it again, I probably would have just used straight eco complete though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-14-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,648
Posted By UprightJoe
Great post Tom. Thanks. That was MUCH...

Great post Tom. Thanks.

That was MUCH easier for me to grasp than the whole elephant/mouse analogy that you're fond of. :) (Though I see how that one would apply well to ferts and people being...
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