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Forum: Tank Journals   01-14-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 263
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Posted By manualfocus
Sorry, all. I've been focusing my efforts on...

Sorry, all. I've been focusing my efforts on starting a business and have had no time to update this thing. As of right now, it's supremely neglected. There's all sorts of algae growing in there....
Forum: Tank Journals   06-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 33,379
Posted By manualfocus
Here are the remainder of reasons why I haven't...

Here are the remainder of reasons why I haven't been very active on here:
Honda CBR-600 RR
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/414974_10100665628552010_1775621624_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 33,379
Posted By manualfocus
Yeah, between switching jobs (huge learning...

Yeah, between switching jobs (huge learning curve), doing photos, and picking up a few more hobbies, I've honestly run out of time. The tank currently is infested with all types of algae. All the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 33,379
Posted By manualfocus
Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long since I...

Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long since I last updated this! To be honest, it's been terribly neglected since the weather got nicer here. I've been soooo busy with life. I haven't been very...
Forum: Photography   05-25-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 56,147
Posted By manualfocus
I like how you laid out the three photos. The one...

I like how you laid out the three photos. The one on the right is pretty awesome. I would've warmed up the top left photo though. It looks a little too "cold" IMO. But then again, if you warmed it up...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 78,201
Posted By manualfocus
Looks awesome, Craig.

Looks awesome, Craig.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By manualfocus
3D Japanese Goldfish Art

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/01/12/japanese-artist-paints-breathtakingly-lifelike-3d-goldfish-using-layers-upon-layers-of-resin/

Just thought you guys might enjoy this. Wicked stuff. I'd...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,240
Posted By manualfocus
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,240
Posted By manualfocus
Nick, you do know that this person is actually on...

Nick, you do know that this person is actually on this forum, right?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-30-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By manualfocus
I'm sure if all of us unite and tackle this...

I'm sure if all of us unite and tackle this delicious situation, we can eliminate this issue!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By manualfocus
Cannibal Shrimps

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/cannibal-shrimp-invasion-begun-165542739.html

All right, confess-- whose been guerrilla breeding these? :confused1:
Forum: Photography   04-27-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
  Poll: Prime or Zoom?
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Posted By manualfocus
Prime or Zoom?

It's Friday and work is slow (so far) so I'd like to see what everyone's favored weapon of choice is? For me, I used to only buy telephoto & zoom lenses but then I bought my first prime and now...
Forum: Photography   04-26-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By manualfocus
I'm not going to jump into the Nikon VS Canon VS...

I'm not going to jump into the Nikon VS Canon VS ??? debate. Every company makes good, quality stuff. I shoot Canon because I shoot Canon. Moving on.

Shoot in .RAW format. Annoying to deal with...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 33,441
Posted By manualfocus
You're not leaving the hobby, are you? I think my...

You're not leaving the hobby, are you? I think my C. Flamingo is definitely gone as well. I don't know why this species has been such a huge PITA to keep alive for everyone.

"Good news is I have...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 73,347
Posted By manualfocus
It's pretty straight forward. You just fill the...

It's pretty straight forward. You just fill the bottle with water and invert it into the base. You can then adjust the rate of flow with a knob. I have mine on a timer to come on every 45 mins for...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-26-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 69,938
Posted By manualfocus
I voted Sulawesi Carindals because I honestly...

I voted Sulawesi Carindals because I honestly think they're one of the best looking shrimps which don't cost eleventy thousand dollars a piece. They're definitely challenging to keep happy, though....
Forum: Tank Journals   04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 73,347
Posted By manualfocus
Hey Len, have you considered this? ...

Hey Len, have you considered this?
http://dfmlo8oja8g1e.cloudfront.net/11442/product/giant/515621.jpg
I'm running one in one of my setups. Works pretty well for me.
Forum: Plants   04-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By manualfocus
I've never done it myself, but I've heard of...

I've never done it myself, but I've heard of folks using superglue to glue the moss. Other options are to use a hairnet (or any other thin netting) to cover the rock with the moss on the inside.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-20-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By manualfocus
Last year was a terrible season--no one picked...

Last year was a terrible season--no one picked any good quantity. Just make sure you don't get one of these (false morel on right):...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-20-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By manualfocus
Everyone's got their own theories, such as...

Everyone's got their own theories, such as looking at or around dead elm trees. Personally, I just go out there and just walk around (in the shade) while looking at the ground. I've probably found at...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-18-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By manualfocus
Yeah, you have to be careful for "false" Morels....

Yeah, you have to be careful for "false" Morels. I've been finding a great deal of them here in Iowa (my first year actually being successful at it). Selling them like hotcakes on Craigslist!
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 48,916
Posted By manualfocus
My god.. the colors.. :icon_eek: Great...

My god.. the colors.. :icon_eek:

Great looking tank! I'm definitely going to kick up the iron in my tank.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-18-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By manualfocus
Morel Mushrooms

Season is on! Any mushroom hunters here?
http://iowaoutdoorsman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/morel-mushroom.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   04-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 33,379
Posted By manualfocus
Haha yes, sir. Thanks for the...

Haha yes, sir.



Thanks for the information, I appreciate it. No one's said anything yet. I guess I need to retest my system to make sure it's not still doing the 1:1 ratio. I have a flush kit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By manualfocus
It's just my assumption so you should follow up...

It's just my assumption so you should follow up with them to see if they can confirm. Let me know if you ever need some HC! Good luck!
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