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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-31-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By chrisnif
Reptile Rescue

Hey guys,

I don't post in here too often, but I've recently been helping run a reptile rescue outfit and I need to drum up some fund raising. If anyone here has the means and the heart please...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,667
Posted By chrisnif
I went from 3 reefs (20, 56, 75) to 1 reef (20),...

I went from 3 reefs (20, 56, 75) to 1 reef (20), low tech planted (56), and africans in the 75. I've now got the 56 to high tech as i took the T5s off the reef, the 20 is a tanganyika setup now, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 63,582
Posted By chrisnif
I'm starting mine after the new year (gotta get...

I'm starting mine after the new year (gotta get rid of the afreekins). 75 gallon, Blue angelfish, F0 Gymnogeos collected in Uruguay over thanksgiving, and probably 100ish tetras (hoping to find green...
Forum: Lighting 12-14-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By chrisnif
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Lighting 12-11-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By chrisnif
What lighting level might this be?

I have a "frankenlight" as my friends here in my local fish club call it, and I'm kind of trying to get an idea what light level I fall into.

I have a 4 foot coralife 4x65w PC fixture, I gutted it...
Forum: Substrate 12-06-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By chrisnif
MTS low light?

Simple enough question, is MTS worthwhile in a low light setup ?

I'm thinking about amazon swords, some varied hygro species, and a tiger lotus or two.

I don't see it being a problem, but I...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-04-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By chrisnif
I have a 56 which is 30x18x24 and I LOVE IT. I...

I have a 56 which is 30x18x24 and I LOVE IT. I keep angels, rams, corys, and I'm growing out 6 quarter size discus. I've got a few plants that grow big (L. meeboli sp pink, amazon swords, H....
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,334
Posted By chrisnif
CO2 with sump

I know I've read about using CO2 with a sump being not so good, out gassing and whatnot... Anyone care to share how they've managed to do this? I'm thinking about making a reef into a planted tank...
Forum: Algae 11-12-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By chrisnif
Is algae that bad?

I have a 2.5 gallon that I'm using as the first stage for fry grow out for mbuna that I manage to catch and strip. Right now I've got 11 polit and 4 yellow lab fry (all under 1/2 inch) and the tank...
Forum: DIY 11-05-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By chrisnif
I used a heat tape type thing on a 55 for a snake...

I used a heat tape type thing on a 55 for a snake once, never had a problem, used a rheostat to keep the glass 97 degrees, which through the substrate kept the warm side of the tank just right.
Forum: DIY 11-05-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By chrisnif
The pet store locally has a 125 that they removed...

The pet store locally has a 125 that they removed the top rim and then added a glass center brace....oh and it's drilled as well which I'm sure weakens it.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By chrisnif
Thanks guys. I was thinking that, just wanted to...

Thanks guys. I was thinking that, just wanted to be sure.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By chrisnif
silly CO2 question

I've got my CO2 tank and regulator under my tank, my bubble counter is on top of my canopy, but after a while at night the bubble counter completely fills with water. I have a check valve between the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-08-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By chrisnif
PICO Cube LED

I am looking at the betta cube tanks they sell at a certain big box store, or perhaps a Cubus, or I'm considering picking up the old Red Sea Aqua Vase that a local pet store still has lying around...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 79,279
Posted By chrisnif
Gunner - First of all THANKS for your sevice. I...

Gunner - First of all THANKS for your sevice. I know you've been out for a while, but still from a short term service member to a "lifer" congrats.

I'm wondering if this filter is going to be too...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-20-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,009
Posted By chrisnif
I won't carry the DVDs and pay twice. I pay for...

I won't carry the DVDs and pay twice. I pay for streaming because with Roku and streaming I only have to carry HBO on my directv subscription.
Forum: Plants 08-27-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By chrisnif
my planted tank is fairly high current. I have a...

my planted tank is fairly high current. I have a 56 gallon (30x18 footprint) and I've got an XP3, emperor 280 and a Korallia nano 400, so I'm moving something just shy of 1000 gallons an hour.
Forum: Plants 08-27-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By chrisnif
Well, I'm rescaping my planted tank, so I decided...

Well, I'm rescaping my planted tank, so I decided I'll try a few plants from the rescape. I'll have a 6" amazon sword, bolbitis, lace leaf java fern, sunset hygro, what I think is bacopa, and some...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By chrisnif
I have a small sprig of bolbitis (about 8"...

I have a small sprig of bolbitis (about 8" rhizome 6-8 leaves) I'll try that for sure. The tank is a reef ready and Im running 600 gph with one corner overflow.
Forum: Plants 08-26-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By chrisnif
Plants with Mbuna?

Besides the obvious anubias, what plants can I put with my Mbuna.

Info about my setup that will likely be helpful.

I have a 75 gallon tank with a 3 foot T8 running on a 65W PC ballast (2x-ish...
Forum: Lighting 08-03-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By chrisnif
the word is "should" I can say this because I've...

the word is "should" I can say this because I've got a F30T8 running on a 65w PC ballast and it fires up (and is FREAKING INSANELY BRIGHT).
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By chrisnif
I realize this...but with the 2x24w T5HO 2" over...

I realize this...but with the 2x24w T5HO 2" over a 30" tank that is 24" tall versus 2x17w T8NO 10" above same tank inside a white painted canopy, the T8s appear brighter. I've got the 2x24w over my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-22-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By chrisnif
Thanks buddy :) Everything is working great now,...

Thanks buddy :) Everything is working great now, I have a BUNCH more plants. I tried a T5HO two bulb fixture (about 2 inches above the water) and honestly it was dimmer (at least to my eyes) than...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By chrisnif
You could buy a workhorse ballast and do a quick...

You could buy a workhorse ballast and do a quick rewire if you like, then run T5HO tubes (you may want to ventilate the fixture tho or just run one tube because it will get HOT HOT HOT)
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By chrisnif
Okay awesome, I saw the one on amazon referenced...

Okay awesome, I saw the one on amazon referenced here, but I didn't think it was right, because it has no way to turn off the flow of CO2 after attaching to the paintball, so wouldn't it just let all...
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