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Forum: DIY 01-26-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 50,809
Posted By LordMaximo
I like the MarineLnad 660 myself. I feed the Co2...

I like the MarineLnad 660 myself. I feed the Co2 into the air inlet tube for the power head, and I have added a down tube to the outlet to feed the flow to the bottom of the tank. Then the air and...
Forum: DIY 11-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By LordMaximo
OH so true.....laws of physics with gravity can...

OH so true.....laws of physics with gravity can not be pushed aside. Anything being elevated will develope a certain amount of gravity weight being ascerted against the instrument used to lift the...
Forum: DIY 11-25-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,239
Posted By LordMaximo
If you browse over to 3reef.com and visit the DIY...

If you browse over to 3reef.com and visit the DIY section, there is an article on how to build a very reliable wier from PVC pipe. :icon_mrgr This one fellow has created a super simple wier and you...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By LordMaximo
Set up a parallel system with one-way check...

Set up a parallel system with one-way check valves on each line.
This is a good set up so you can have the unit running while you service the other. Plus add ball valves to isolate your quick...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By LordMaximo
You definatly do not cascade powered canister...

You definatly do not cascade powered canister filters.
It is more to your advantage to have one tied into your undergravel system and use the other as a regular open water filter. Use only coluums...
Forum: Fish 11-01-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By LordMaximo
Good to here of the surprise. Keep up the good...

Good to here of the surprise. Keep up the good work.

Maximo
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,937
Posted By LordMaximo
The basic yard pond only in sub-fragment.

This is the kind of stuff I was involved with back in the mid 70's when I lived in Florida. We would take tanks and gather as many plants from the local lakes in the hood, and see how they would grow...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,546
Posted By LordMaximo
There are certain types of wood that are great...

There are certain types of wood that are great for tanks. The greener the wood, meaning just recently dried out and not somethinf on the ten year plan, will still have a solid feel. It takes a...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,020
Posted By LordMaximo
I think the use of a sprinkler timer and 24Vdc...

I think the use of a sprinkler timer and 24Vdc solenoids for your valving would actually work just as well over the 120Vac units. They draw minimal current and are made for industrial strength usage....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-26-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By LordMaximo
Do you have any fish in the tank or is this a...

Do you have any fish in the tank or is this a fishless cycle?
I usually toss in a dozen feeder guppies to help make the first hard cycle go more on the natural swing. PetsMart usually have them ~.14...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-26-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By LordMaximo
I have a 5 gl hex nano tank I am converting over...

I have a 5 gl hex nano tank I am converting over to marine.
It was great as a small puffer tank, built in filtration and lighting work great.
Then the wife wanted to go big, so now I have a 30gl...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,227
Posted By LordMaximo
Good day Andy, I see you live over in the...

Good day Andy, I see you live over in the UK.......I will be just as clear as I can be with no pun intended.......To answer your question #1.
I have found over the years it is a simple mater of what...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,937
Posted By LordMaximo
If you really want to do the true low budget...

If you really want to do the true low budget plant tank? Go down to your local lake od stream bed and dig up some dirt. Put about 1" of this under .5" of fine pea gravel. That is as natural of a bed...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By LordMaximo
On a 10gl tank, you can build a raised lighting...

On a 10gl tank, you can build a raised lighting fixture and afford yourself the lighting you are requiring. With the standard 18" light fixture, there are bulbs you can get over at the PetCo shop. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-26-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By LordMaximo
Actually, I have found that local is the grandure...

Actually, I have found that local is the grandure of raising tank gardens. I live in the high plains desert of northen Utah, my local city water is very high in pH and K count. Off the charts right...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By LordMaximo
Just a secondary canister system to your tank. It...

Just a secondary canister system to your tank. It will solve all problems with your filtration needs and can be added to the other side of your present system. There are no rules on HOW MUCH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By LordMaximo
That is a massive system for your 120, at least...

That is a massive system for your 120, at least it should keep it real clean with the volume it moves. I have never been one to just do the bare minimum in filtration systems. Even my little micro...
Forum: DIY 10-25-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,052
Posted By LordMaximo
I came with an auto design many years ago in...

I came with an auto design many years ago in college. Even built a couple rough proto types with limited funds. It was a novalty to my friends, but to another one of my associates, he just copied...
Forum: DIY 10-25-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,478
Posted By LordMaximo
While you are at it, try a cool mural before the...

While you are at it, try a cool mural before the black is jostled on. Nothing like some really wild phsycodelic images for the fish brains......lol.......you know, some prehistoric all teeth mother...
Forum: DIY 10-25-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,727
Posted By LordMaximo
ROFLMAO.........:fish1: you guys are killing me...

ROFLMAO.........:fish1: you guys are killing me now......lololol.......:icon_eek:
I am hurting all over now......... might as well make your own generator out in the garage and bottle your own...
Forum: DIY 10-25-2007, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,755
Posted By LordMaximo
Has anyone ever used welding equipment in this...

Has anyone ever used welding equipment in this type of setup?
I have regulators and flow meters and everything used on TIG welding assemblies. Thought maybe I could incorporate my equipment and just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By LordMaximo
That would be good place to start......when was...

That would be good place to start......when was the last time you changed out your filter eliment? I usually rinse my slides once a week to clean off the waste products. Do you have a water filter on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By LordMaximo
Have you tried to treat the new micro-pool with...

Have you tried to treat the new micro-pool with chems to help rid your poor shrimp of the bug? I have never seen a shrimp with bad bugs before, most of my shrimp are nice and clear and you can see...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By LordMaximo
Never really have seen a blue ghost shrimp...

Never really have seen a blue ghost shrimp before.....but we should not rule anything out. Mother nature is real funny about new critters. 8-)
Could you possibly get a picture posted? Most my ghost...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By LordMaximo
You will do fine....don't cut yourself short by...

You will do fine....don't cut yourself short by all means.
I have used the Prime stuff quite abit myself, and use low watt lights.
Never really claimed to have an octopuss' garden though, never...
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