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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By tefsom85
I have to wholeheartedly disagree with the...

I have to wholeheartedly disagree with the comment that you need to break down the tank and wait until you have more money. Many, if not all of us, started in low fund situations and we learned...
Forum: Sevenports 02-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,548
Posted By tefsom85
Arizona soil distributor?

Where in Arizona is this new soil available?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By tefsom85
I used to use a water bed fill venturi for my...

I used to use a water bed fill venturi for my water changes. Same idea as a python except you can hook it up to a garden hose. Search for waterbed fill and drain kit on the interwebs. I just...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By tefsom85
Very nice John!

Very nice John!
Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 39,965
Posted By tefsom85
Very glad no one was hurt. Sorry for your...

Very glad no one was hurt. Sorry for your losses.
Forum: Lighting 12-07-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By tefsom85
The only problem is that 4 of the Kessil's is...

The only problem is that 4 of the Kessil's is going to set you back a pretty penny. They will look nice but it will be expensive :)
Forum: Substrate 12-07-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By tefsom85
I have not used but understand that Mineralized...

I have not used but understand that Mineralized Top Soil is a good alternative. You can find a link to it here... http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184631.
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By tefsom85
Now.. what to buy.. what to buy... Also, for...

Now.. what to buy.. what to buy...

Also, for DIY LED folks, 20% off at http://www.ledgroupbuy.com/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By tefsom85
This statement would be key for me.. I have...

This statement would be key for me.. I have found that no matter the size of tank, there is a minimum amount of time required to maintain. I have always found multiple small tanks to be...
Forum: Fish 11-15-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By tefsom85
Another API note.. on the nitrate test, be sure...

Another API note.. on the nitrate test, be sure to shake the 2nd bottle for 30 to 45 secs before adding or you will be way off :)
Forum: Fish 11-15-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By tefsom85
I have had the same issue with the API ammonia...

I have had the same issue with the API ammonia test. I eventually started testing my tap and RODI water. All the same. .25ppm. My tetra test kit never had this problem, but it could possibly...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By tefsom85
Not an expert and others will chime in.. but it...

Not an expert and others will chime in.. but it will depend on the tank. For example, what is the substrate? In my tank, I had aquasoil and it was not ready for several weeks due to ammonia...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-05-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By tefsom85
Hydra are a predator and you should deal with...

Hydra are a predator and you should deal with them. Do a search on here and you'll find out more but bottom line, they will eat your shrimp. If you have plants, they may have come in on them.
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Forum: Substrate 10-26-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By tefsom85
I think this is fairly subjective.. what you want...

I think this is fairly subjective.. what you want it to look like, etc. I usually go deep enough to give plants enough room to root. Usually, 3" to 4". Seems to be enough room for big rooters like...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By tefsom85
Thanks guys. Good feedback

Thanks guys. Good feedback
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By tefsom85
Flow rate through overflow teeth?

I have been able to find a flow calculator for a toothless overflow but can't seem to find how much flow can go through overflow teeth. In my case, I want about 1500gph through -30" of teeth. Will...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,423
Posted By tefsom85
I hear ya. I'm the bull in the china shop when I...

I hear ya. I'm the bull in the china shop when I do my maintenance. How about cams on the lid itself which engage the underside of the tank rim (on the inside of the tank) to pull it down tight? ...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,423
Posted By tefsom85
Looks good Aaron. I wonder if you couldn't just...

Looks good Aaron. I wonder if you couldn't just use a piece of glass as the cover and the weight of the glass alone would give a good enough seal?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-15-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By tefsom85
Down for me as well. I am guessing has...

Down for me as well. I am guessing has something to do with the site being hacked earlier in the week.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-13-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,965
Posted By tefsom85
Hmm.. an underwater trainset. I think you might...

Hmm.. an underwater trainset. I think you might be on to something ;)
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tefsom85
You have it right Diana. The Bean has the 3...

You have it right Diana. The Bean has the 3 that you described while the Herbie only has the main siphon and the backup/emergency. I believe the Bean is also a little more hands off while the...
Forum: Lighting 10-12-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By tefsom85
Very nice looking. Will be interested to hear...

Very nice looking. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on it after you've had it going for a bit.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tefsom85
The more I look into this, the more I am...

The more I look into this, the more I am questioning the absolute need for 3 drain pipes in my overflow. I'm thinking maybe two 1.5" might be sufficient (and take up much less tank real estate). ...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tefsom85
Thanks flight. I am thinking I might just go...

Thanks flight. I am thinking I might just go with 1.5". Hole sizes appear to be the same as the 1.25", according to this http://www.haywardflowcontrol.com/images/flowcontrol/PDF/BFCuts.pdf

Now...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By tefsom85
Overflow plumbing sizing

I am trying to digest how to properly size the plumbing for a bean animal overflow on a 130 gallon that I am going to have built. I read the beananimal overview, along with many other posts but I...
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