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Forum: Plants 03-27-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ReefkprZ
have you had the joy of your tiger lotus...

have you had the joy of your tiger lotus flowering yet?
Forum: Photography 03-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ReefkprZ
yeah I love rasboras, they are my favorite FW...

yeah I love rasboras, they are my favorite FW fish for some reason. the angels were a gift from a friend that breeds them. the grouping is definitely not natural just like the mix of plants aren't...
Forum: Photography 03-27-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ReefkprZ
I know right I am asking the question and staring...

I know right I am asking the question and staring at the pick up pump for my home built SOB filter going "yeah thats natural" lol
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ReefkprZ
I always just use fish food or a piece of shrimp...

I always just use fish food or a piece of shrimp for a fishless cycle. I just pretend there are fish in there and feed like I have a 1/2 stocked tank. or drop in the chunk of shrimp and let it rot....
Forum: Photography 03-27-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By ReefkprZ
75g after several months

ok i'm not your typical aquarist. I like my tanks to mimic like nature. and yes there is algae in nature if you hate algae in an aquarium don't look at this picture you will be traumatized but after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By ReefkprZ
Tests?

Tests?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By ReefkprZ
there are very few exceptions to cleaner water...

there are very few exceptions to cleaner water being better... if it removed crucial elements then maybe. but IMO we generally always have a surplus that even good filtration and water changes have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 988
Posted By ReefkprZ
if the bottom is "cracked" it was a reptile tank,...

if the bottom is "cracked" it was a reptile tank, or had the bottom replaced by some one that didnt know what they were doing. at 150g the bottom has to be tempered. which means if it was a reptile...
Forum: DIY 07-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By ReefkprZ
here plug some numbers into this till you figure...

here plug some numbers into this till you figure out the original gravity you want I use it when I'm brewing my beer.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/

a lot of it isnt going to be...
Forum: DIY 07-08-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
Update

So far this filter has definitely been a benefit to the tank. the first week I was cleaning the filterfloss and sock daily just to get as much stuff out as possible. I was also taking a powerhead and...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
ok quick update after a couple hours tank is...

ok quick update after a couple hours tank is looking really good....

also :angryfire Note to self: when fine mesh bags clog the water forces out the easiest opening... the top being the...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
see the PVC pipe on the left top of the filter? ...

see the PVC pipe on the left top of the filter? that is just a bulhead and a 90 down into the tank. about 1 inch below water level to reduce splashing. my bad for not showing a photo of it earlier I...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
this poor tank needs some love after a winter of...

this poor tank needs some love after a winter of neglect, under filtration and over lighting... it should be a challenge to bring it back around this summer.

I'm debating rewiring my lights down...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
and for the final step I build a stand behind my...

and for the final step I build a stand behind my tank to set it on (so its not true hob...) fortunately I have plenty of room behind my tank for this monster. (no pics of the stand its just a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By ReefkprZ
I have to say the chances of you putting too much...

I have to say the chances of you putting too much oxygen in the water for your fish is about nil. too much flow for your fish is going to be a factor long before too much oxygen will for any fish....
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
and yes I know my floor is destroyed. apparantly...

and yes I know my floor is destroyed. apparantly many water leaks from tanks over the years utterly annihilates pergo wood floors..... and peeling the effed up tiles ruins the linoleum they were...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
ok the next couple steps take some of this ...

ok the next couple steps

take some of this

http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q434/ReefReady/hob%20filter/CAM00057_zps4984b17e.jpg...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
next baffle in place, waiting for the epoxy to...

next baffle in place, waiting for the epoxy to cure. once I get all the baffle sin I will label each chamber in paint or something so you know how its going to work. I think it will be easier to...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ReefkprZ
building a rather large HOB

Well as all of you know buying a filter for a large tank cost too much for too little filtration and actual media capacity/options. For a real quality filter that can actually handle a 75g or larger...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By ReefkprZ
agreed in my experience no one NEEDS pressurized...

agreed in my experience no one NEEDS pressurized co2.

Now a lot of people set themselves up so it is a requirement for their tanks aka running more light than natural co2 levels can provide for so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,964
Posted By ReefkprZ
unfortunately algae is better at utilizing light...

unfortunately algae is better at utilizing light than vascular plants are, so even just a little too much light can lead to algae problems when you dont have ample co2 for the plants. running an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ReefkprZ
I am going to plant low ground cover all over the...

I am going to plant low ground cover all over the tank (in theory) that should alter the look with the rock in place. its kind of blunt without plants edging it, true. in the long run though I think...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ReefkprZ
ok got my driftwood creation in there. definitely...

ok got my driftwood creation in there. definitely alters the look of the tank greatly. I like it what do you guys think?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ReefkprZ
and now it has water and a few plants. I'm going...

and now it has water and a few plants. I'm going to be adding a piece of driftwood that I made out of several pieces later today but here is what it loks like right now.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By ReefkprZ
put a slower return pump on to lower the flow...

put a slower return pump on to lower the flow rate....

or throttle it back with ball valve.
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