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Forum: Aquascaping 01-10-2013, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Airstreamin
The main thing you've got to watch for is to...

The main thing you've got to watch for is to avoid wood that is rotting out. Other than that juat make sure you soak it good when you get it home, boiling it if possible, to kill off anything...
Forum: Substrate 01-10-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Airstreamin
Interesting I guess my search skills do suck. Are...

Interesting I guess my search skills do suck. Are there any limitations to plant types or anything with that combo?

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Forum: Substrate 01-09-2013, 07:06 PM
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Views: 445
Posted By Airstreamin
MGOC and PFS?

I've seen several threads talking about the two of these individually but never in a system together (that or my search skills suck). Does anyone have any experience running MGOC (apx 1 1/2 - 2")...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Great, thanks for the input! Looks like RCS are...

Great, thanks for the input! Looks like RCS are out and Amano are in (possibly bamboos, need to do some more research on them) for the 100 gal. How many you think would be sufficient? I see they're...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Gotcha. The focus of the tank will be the fish,...

Gotcha. The focus of the tank will be the fish, the shrimp are just added eye candy. I'm not really interested in trying to breed them in any way (saving that for the 20 gallon sitting in my garage...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-09-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Thanks for the info! The only thing I'm sold on...

Thanks for the info! The only thing I'm sold on is there will be water, plants and fish. Lol

I'll look into those recommendations though. While I want a bunch of schooling fish I'm trying to avoid...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
I did consider Amano shrimp, I was just worried...

I did consider Amano shrimp, I was just worried that they may not get along with the RCS (my shrimp of choice). Have you had good experience with Amano and RCS co-habitating together? The java moss...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Yeah that's one of the reasons I ruled out bala...

Yeah that's one of the reasons I ruled out bala sharks, though those are sweet fish, oh well, the down sides of a docile community tank.

Haha, my lawnmower blenny became my tank policeman and...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Ouch, good to know. Shrimp are a definite in the...

Ouch, good to know. Shrimp are a definite in the tank so barbs are out! Thanks for the input!

One thing that I miss from my reef tanks is the scarlet cleaner shrimp, those guys were awesome. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
I had not considered the Dwarf Corys, thanks for...

I had not considered the Dwarf Corys, thanks for the input!

I had debated simplifying the list some... An alternate I ran by the wife was something along the lines of:

10x Dwarf Corys (Thanks...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Airstreamin
Agreed that an overflow is needed, that wasn't...

Agreed that an overflow is needed, that wasn't what I was debating, the problem I have with this one is that's it's a huge unsightly box that's designed to be a self contained overflow, filter media,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Airstreamin
np!

np!
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Oh I know I can with a lot more, and I will be,...

Oh I know I can with a lot more, and I will be, just trying not to completely shock the bioload right off the bat. This is what I'm planning for my initial load (spread out over a month, water...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-08-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Airstreamin
The "general" rule of thumb is 1 lb of substrate...

The "general" rule of thumb is 1 lb of substrate for 1" depth for every gallon.

For example:
1" substrate in 20 gallon tank = 20 lbs of substrate
2" substrate in 20 gallon tank = 40 lbs of...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Coming from years of reef tanks this will be my...

Coming from years of reef tanks this will be my first foray into the planted freshwater aquarium, I plan to go semi heavy planting with a beach towards to front with some large driftwood in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Airstreamin
Ahh, good call, thanks for the ideas guys. ...

Ahh, good call, thanks for the ideas guys.

I just wonder if I should give up the real estate of that big box to just house the intake, since I was going to use inline heaters, I can't think of...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Airstreamin
I had considered using it, however the tank is...

I had considered using it, however the tank is not drilled in any way, the hang on overflow was designed to be self contained with a mini refugium, protein skimmer and filters. Since I'm going to use...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 152,312
Posted By Airstreamin
Was in the youtube notes: Whipple...

Was in the youtube notes:

Whipple supercharger
3.375 pulley
Ford Racing Cobra Jet dual 65mm throttle body
AFCO heat exchanger with dual 7" fans and Meziere water pump
Full stock exhaust...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-08-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,509
Posted By Airstreamin
Streamin's 100 Gallon low-tech corner tank

So I picked up a killer deal on a 100 gallon corner tank on Craigslist last night (been hunting for almost 3 months now). So it's finally time to start up the journal. Tank shots below.

I'm going...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Airstreamin
Tank Identification and Overflow Removal

So I picked up a 100 gallon craigslist special last night for my next tank. Based on what I've been able to find it appears to be a DAS tank (based on the motor I pulled out of the overflow box).
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-07-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Airstreamin
From my understanding, your most common low-tech...

From my understanding, your most common low-tech plants would be Java ferns / moss and Anubias varieties, Cryptocoryne, green temple, Sagittaria, Vallisneria, etc.

A lot of the sword variety...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Airstreamin
See, you got this, what you need us for? :hihi:

See, you got this, what you need us for? :hihi:
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,485
Posted By Airstreamin
Make sure there's water in the tank before adding...

Make sure there's water in the tank before adding fish! lol j/k

Seriously though, if you're afraid (or gf in this case) of ammonia in the house, just pee in your tank. Yes I'm being serious, how...
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