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Forum: Fish 10-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By SejRamkas
This is VERY good advice. I kept discus for ~2...

This is VERY good advice. I kept discus for ~2 years with decent results. Lost a couple here and there due to the learning curve, but eventually ended up with a 75 gallon full of very nice fish. ...
Forum: Fish 10-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SejRamkas
How is there not enough room in a 75 for blue...

How is there not enough room in a 75 for blue rams? Just because they are territorial? Are they not like other cichlids insomuch that having more of them spreads out/reduces aggression?
Forum: Fish 10-14-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SejRamkas
75 gallon stocking

I am restocking my 75 gallon and would like some suggestions to see if I am good or slightly overstocking. I am running a 10 gallon sump with wet/dry setup at 300 gph as well as a penguin emperor...
Forum: Lighting 09-20-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By SejRamkas
I just asked this question a few weeks ago and...

I just asked this question a few weeks ago and heres what I narrowed it down to.

The finnex fixture posted above.

2 x 48" t5ho with good reflectors placed ~8" apart for good coverage (prob need...
Forum: DIY 09-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By SejRamkas
Try this method: Styrene sheets used for...

Try this method:

Styrene sheets used for insulation at home improvement stores (super cheap)
Cut to tank size
Brush on acetone in random fashion (acetone eats at the foam to give a rock...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By SejRamkas
Have you ever kept discus before? They are a lot...

Have you ever kept discus before? They are a lot of work by themselves and even more when you add them to a planted tank. I would advise trying them both separately and getting comfortable with the...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
I currently have 2 t8s over the tank now with...

I currently have 2 t8s over the tank now with good reflectors. Maybe ill just roll with this setup for a whole and see how it goes.
Forum: Lighting 09-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
I found a fixture for 4xt8 bulbs for a good deal....

I found a fixture for 4xt8 bulbs for a good deal. It's a standard Home Depot white style foxture. Would I be better off with this or 2xt5ho with good reflectors spaced around 8 inches apart?
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
I have considered LED, but for such a wide tank...

I have considered LED, but for such a wide tank (front to back) the cost would be rather significant. I have looked into a few Finnex fixtures, but I would rather do this for under $100. I also...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
I think I am leaning more towards either a 4 bulb...

I think I am leaning more towards either a 4 bulb t8 setup or 2 bulb t5ho setup spaced out. It seems the t5no have become dinosaurs and I can't even find a 4xt5no fixture and bulbs are becoming more...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
Just for the record I am currently running a dual...

Just for the record I am currently running a dual t8 setup with half decent reflector. Plants have grown with this before just not very well.
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By SejRamkas
75 gallon lighting

Well after about a year and a half long break from the planted tank world to try my hand at discus I am back at it again. Discus were too much of a hassle so I have decided to do a nice angel tank...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By SejRamkas
I ran 2 t5 non HO for over a year on a medium...

I ran 2 t5 non HO for over a year on a medium light setup and had no problems growing anything. Even got some plants to bring out their reds towards the top. I was also injecting co2, but this...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By SejRamkas
Genesis Scuba Tank Valve

So I just came across one of these scuba tank valves: http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Pro-Scuba-Valve/dp/B007REKEGC and I was wondering what would take to use this on a scuba tank for a CO2 setup. I...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
I'm. Kinda in agreement with you Craig as I have...

I'm. Kinda in agreement with you Craig as I have seriously considered those exact models before just thought I could do it myself for cheaper. I can't really get rid of my car cuz it was a father...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
Keyboard Aquatics I'm sorry if I seem stubborn or...

Keyboard Aquatics I'm sorry if I seem stubborn or looking for the "perfect response", but the closest home improvement store I have is 15 miles away, and my car gets 7 miles to the gallon so I'd like...
Forum: DIY 05-26-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
I think I have come to the conclusion that I am...

I think I have come to the conclusion that I am just gonna put an ugly full PVC overflow in the tank and be done with it. I'll be using 1" pvc. Does the part of the overflow section inside the tank...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
I cut the u tube shorter and Oslo converted the...

I cut the u tube shorter and Oslo converted the holes to slits and still no luck. even after running all three u tubes (1 in PVC 2x3/4 in vinyl tubing) it still can't keep up; however, the water...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
Ill try cutting the u tube shorter and see if...

Ill try cutting the u tube shorter and see if this improves flow at all. Once again as I have already stated I have drilled a hole into the upper section of the output right below the water line to...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
They both get to a level where they are even at...

They both get to a level where they are even at this point the water is completely above the holes and also at this point the pump begins losing flow because it is choking due to lack of water...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
Craigthor thats kinda what I was thinking if you...

Craigthor thats kinda what I was thinking if you notice I mentioned that in the original post. People started going off on tangents on other things and started steering away from this idea, but I...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
Like I also said earlier I had 3 total U tubes in...

Like I also said earlier I had 3 total U tubes in it at one time and it still did not work. 1 was the 1" PVC U tube while the other 2 where 3/4" ID vinyl tubing. I have sucked all the air out of...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
What about something like this? would this give...

What about something like this? would this give me a better flow having the bulkhead further down in the lower box while keeping the siphon whenever the water stops pumping in because it will fill...
Forum: DIY 05-25-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
I have heard a 10x turnover rate for your tank is...

I have heard a 10x turnover rate for your tank is what is considered a good amount of filtration, so I bought a 620 gallon pump. I dont know the actual flow of the pump after head losses, but by...
Forum: DIY 05-24-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,117
Posted By SejRamkas
As I stated earlier I don't want to cut any flow...

As I stated earlier I don't want to cut any flow from the pump because I'd like to have the highest turnover rate possible. I want to have an overflow that could handle up to 600 gph which is what I...
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