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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By wintermute
Spec 2 or 3?

Hey, I've been out of the hobby for a while and bought a Spec V last year planning to get back into it. Life got in the way and I just started planning again. Then I found out that the local...
Forum: DIY 07-28-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By wintermute
How about 45-ing them out from the bottom? I...

How about 45-ing them out from the bottom? I want to have outfalls on the interior and exterior of the loops

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Forum: DIY 07-26-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By wintermute
Good advice from the RFUG Guru - KISS! Thanks...

Good advice from the RFUG Guru - KISS! Thanks Hoppy, I was having flashbacks to one of my college design projects - designing a discharge diffuser for a wastewater treatment plant. Finite elements...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-25-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,197
Posted By wintermute
Started the DIY... ...

Started the DIY...
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3907562#post3907562
Forum: DIY 07-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By wintermute
DIY RFUG for Spec V (or Spec) - Opinions Welcome

I apologize beforehand for the glacial pace I do all my projects at - kids, the house, work, life, etc. have a way of getting in the way of our hobbies.

Anyway, I recently purchased a Fluval Spec...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-24-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,197
Posted By wintermute
I started mock assembly yesterday. I'll snap...

I started mock assembly yesterday. I'll snap some photos today, post in the DIY section and place a link here. Due to family life, work, house work, etc. I tend to do stuff at a glacial pace.
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,197
Posted By wintermute
After buying 1/2" PVC pipes and fittings from the...

After buying 1/2" PVC pipes and fittings from the big box hardware store, I saw that the local store carried 1/2" CPVC - which looks like it will work better for this application - 1/2" ID/ 3/4" OD...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 86,431
Posted By wintermute
Wow. Wow. Wow. I've never seen such a big,...

Wow. Wow. Wow.

I've never seen such a big, beautiful, long-lasting "self-sustaining" tank before. I've always thought that they were gimmicks, not sustainable, and doomed to failure.

You are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-08-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,197
Posted By wintermute
Just wondering how the OP's system is doing - any...

Just wondering how the OP's system is doing - any loss of flow issues over time due to bugs benefiting from the partially aerated substrate? This may be pure genius. I just bought a Spec V and want...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By wintermute
I ordered the Spec V (25% off sale on Petco's...

I ordered the Spec V (25% off sale on Petco's website). I'm thinking of setting this up with just several a. nana on a large piece of driftwood, gravel and river rocks as substrate, and if it looks...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-27-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By wintermute
Thanks all. I'm trying to keep this a KISS, KICS...

Thanks all. I'm trying to keep this a KISS, KICS (Keep it Cheap, Stupid) tank. Low Light, Low Tech, no CO2 (although I may does with Flourish Excel, if warranted). I'm completely happy with java...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By wintermute
Planning on getting back in the game

I've been out of the hobby for about 5 years and looking to get back in. Looking to do a nano (5 gallon) tank. I have a traditional 5-gal glass tank lying around, but I my better half would be alot...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By wintermute
I hope this isn't considered hijacking, but would...

I hope this isn't considered hijacking, but would a ZooMed 501 be considered sufficient for a 5 gal tank? And what does everyone put in their's instead of carbon? Sintered glass? More ceramic...
Forum: Substrate 03-22-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,727
Posted By wintermute
sounds like your eco complete was contaminated w/...

sounds like your eco complete was contaminated w/ something. i've never seen this w/ eco complete, but i've read about it (i believe on this forum). the person contacted the manufacturer and i...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By wintermute
yes, i got the one w/ the 10w fluorescent. i'd...

yes, i got the one w/ the 10w fluorescent. i'd have to say that the lighting is superior to the system 3 and 6. the light has a metal reflector bent @ 45 degree angles behind it, although it's not...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-22-2005, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By wintermute
New Eclipse Hex 5

In the process of setting up my Hex 5 (i know, show us the pictures). Right now i have eco-complete (one day i'll find some crypt parva), a nice piece of driftwood, a bunch of frilly java fern...
Forum: Plants 03-22-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By wintermute
well, the plants were in fine shape this morning...

well, the plants were in fine shape this morning and they were successfully planted. thread - DONE!
Forum: Plants 03-21-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By wintermute
anubias nana - stays pretty low so your betta'll...

anubias nana - stays pretty low so your betta'll have plenty of swimming space, you can cut the rhizome to keep it from growing where you don't want it to, you can adjust the level it grows to by...
Forum: Plants 03-21-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By wintermute
Plants left out overnight?

I've got a question - I've been trying to set up this 5-gal nano I've planned for weeks, but due to my hectic schedule, I haven't had a chance to go to the LFS after work, come home w/ the plants and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-17-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By wintermute
I have a similar set-up to you - I have a 29...

I have a similar set-up to you - I have a 29 gallon tank. I originally got 8 tiger barbs. I don't know why you say they're not so great - I think they're awesome. They school, but it's more like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2005, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By wintermute
let's see: 4.5 wpg lighting - if it's...

let's see:

4.5 wpg lighting - if it's fluorescent and not incandescent - excellent!
AC300 HOB filter - excellent!
UGF - will become more and more useless as the roots grow, but you do have that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 03:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 86,036
Posted By wintermute
What he said! :)

What he said! :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 02:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 86,036
Posted By wintermute
Lou, I agree w/ you whole-heartedly, so let me...

Lou, I agree w/ you whole-heartedly, so let me caveat my oooohhhhing and aaaaahhhhing.

1) I would never spend money on ADA equipment. The mark-up for buying the brand name if just g-d...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2005, 04:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 86,036
Posted By wintermute
Thanks Marc! now i have alot more to drool over....

Thanks Marc! now i have alot more to drool over. gotta love those really small lillies! must find a web forum about this stuff!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-18-2005, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,996
Posted By wintermute
absolutely gorgeous. your badises look happy! ...

absolutely gorgeous. your badises look happy!
i just wish i could find a 1 ft cube in NY
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