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Forum: Substrate 04-21-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,508
Posted By fritz
I shot soda out of my nose reading that. It...

I shot soda out of my nose reading that.

It just might work too. The lead would keep it from coming up through the cap and the dead fish could fertilize the pants. You should patent this and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By fritz
I think plywood is your only shot. Acrylic at...

I think plywood is your only shot. Acrylic at that height will be much more than $350, at least in my neck of the woods.
Forum: DIY 04-16-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By fritz
You could try acrylic. I'm deciding right now on...

You could try acrylic. I'm deciding right now on whether to build an acrylic tank or buy a glass one. There are tons of youtube videos on building acrylic tanks. It's MUCH lighter than glass but the...
Forum: Lighting 10-07-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By fritz
Nice! Did you use the $10 halogen reflector I've...

Nice! Did you use the $10 halogen reflector I've seen people use on the net or something else? I saw some at the Lowes by me but the reflector was about three inches wide and like six inches long! If...
Forum: Lighting 10-07-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By fritz
I think I'm just going to do it. Really its just...

I think I'm just going to do it. Really its just 70 watts. If you think about it, half of that is going to be going up into a crappy $10 reflector and getting lost. So really we're talking about...
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By fritz
Interesting. He certainly has a lot of light but...

Interesting. He certainly has a lot of light but its only 12" or so of water. Its my understanding that MH doesn't loose much traveling through air (relatively speaking) but does once it hits water....
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By fritz
Question 70 watt MHs for a 180?

So I'm planning a low tech 180 for mostly tanganyikan cichlids. Java Fern, Java Moss, some val perhaps if I can keep it from melting and the usual suspects for a tank like this. My last twenty years...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,032
Posted By fritz
In high school I worked at a pet shop and we...

In high school I worked at a pet shop and we changed thousands of gallons a week via a python. I've owned one ever since. There's nothing easier, as was mentioned earlier. Your entire water change...
Forum: Plants 08-19-2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By fritz
Same here, my bushiest wisteria was with the...

Same here, my bushiest wisteria was with the stock AGA light on my 20H. Now mine is a little less bushy but certainly larger thicker leaves than in the pic your posted. I'm using 110watts over a 75...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-13-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By fritz
Very interesting! I think it's worth a try...

Very interesting!

I think it's worth a try just for the:
"Is that for your fish tank?"

"NO! I'm making us homemade wine. I just happen to be venting the excess gas into the fishtank so it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By fritz
I keep mine where you do. I have an AGA tank so...

I keep mine where you do. I have an AGA tank so my rim is about an inch and a half. I keep the water level somewhere in there so that it isn't visible.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By fritz
Honestly you see this in lots of hobbys. Reefing...

Honestly you see this in lots of hobbys. Reefing especially, one guy creates some fantastic tanks. He writes a few books and then creates an entire product line. People think that by buying that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-07-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By fritz
I did a bunch of these in college: We took...

I did a bunch of these in college:

We took some airline cable and crimpers back to our dorm and at 2am tied and crimped the doorknobs of two rooms together so that neither could open. We then set...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By fritz
I think it's called Masilea something. I just...

I think it's called Masilea something. I just planted a bunch in my tank.
Forum: Fish 08-06-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By fritz
Looks like the fry of: The very rare Clear...

Looks like the fry of:

The very rare Clear Bodied-Big eyed-silver stomachs?
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By fritz
I've never used a Hydor heater but their other...

I've never used a Hydor heater but their other products, well they make good paperweights. I like eheim jager heaters. They don't have an inline version but a few tall plants hide it well IMO.
...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By fritz
Cool

Cool
Forum: Lighting 08-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By fritz
Haha, speaking of lightning there's a company...

Haha, speaking of lightning there's a company called Profilux that makes fixtures/controllers that use the dimmable sylvania T5 ballasts. Through the use of their controller and their LED sticks you...
Forum: Algae 08-05-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By fritz
You could also look into the "tap water purifier"...

You could also look into the "tap water purifier" from AP. You can fill it with a combo of DI Resin and carbon and if the flow is low enough you'll get water with just about 0 TDI. It's a good and...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By fritz
Hmmm. Beyond my paygrade. I guess it doesn't...

Hmmm. Beyond my paygrade.

I guess it doesn't matter as both tanks already contain cyano. Supposing FW cyano dies the second it hits saltwater, just your opening the tank to put the net in has...
Forum: Algae 08-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By fritz
cyanobacteria is airborne. The second you added...

cyanobacteria is airborne. The second you added water to your tank it had cyanobacteria in it. Technically before you added water it had cyanobacteria in it. That being said most things can't deal...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-02-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By fritz
I rinse them off in hot water as I scrub any soil...

I rinse them off in hot water as I scrub any soil etc off of them. I've never had any problems nor has it ever occurred to me that it might be a good idea to sterilize them. What exactly should I be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2008, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By fritz
If you purchase a lumenarc reflector you can get...

If you purchase a lumenarc reflector you can get a very effective 3 foot by 3 foot spread but as was mentioned above, 5 feet wont happen.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By fritz
You may be able to contact your local water dept....

You may be able to contact your local water dept. and find out. In some of the counties here outside NYC there are very forthcoming about how they treat the water. Maybe I got lucky when I called...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 36,570
Posted By fritz
Oh man this is awesome!

Oh man this is awesome!
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