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Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,473
Posted By Raul-7
Wow. I's refreshing to see a Dutch style planted...

Wow. I's refreshing to see a Dutch style planted tank. Shame we don't see it more often; I hope it's interest is revived with the AGA contest now having a section for it.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Raul-7
Can I ask why you use a spraybar and not a simple...

Can I ask why you use a spraybar and not a simple return nozzle? Just curious as it detracts from the beauty of the rimless setup, IMO.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-25-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Raul-7
I would have more horizontal driftwood leading...

I would have more horizontal driftwood leading out from that piece on the right that spans the entire length. The right side has a strong composition, while the left is lacking.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Raul-7
Because Stability is meant to help establish a...

Because Stability is meant to help establish a bacterial colony in your system; it is typically added with some source of nitrogen to help the bacterial colony grow like adding fish or fish food. It...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Raul-7
You can add fish food instead of fish to start...

You can add fish food instead of fish to start the cycle along with a bacterial additive [like Dr Tim's or Stability].
Forum: DIY 11-15-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Raul-7
Why? Buy a drill guide, then you won't need to...

Why? Buy a drill guide, then you won't need to get it on a 45 degree angle. Just press down.
Forum: DIY 11-15-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By Raul-7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yJbAW32hQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yJbAW32hQ
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,297
Posted By Raul-7
I think it needs driftwood. All that empty...

I think it needs driftwood. All that empty vertical space needs to be filled.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Raul-7
You don't need baffles in a sump. They are only...

You don't need baffles in a sump. They are only used in SW due to the fact that they use a skimmer and those need a constant water level; all the baffles prevent bubbles from the skimmer from...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Raul-7
I wouldn't trust my tank to those "vacation"...

I wouldn't trust my tank to those "vacation" feeders. They can also screw up your water chemistry because they're made of CaSO4 and you don't how much they're eating, etc.

I'd invest in battery...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Raul-7
Did you acclimate the fish or just transferred...

Did you acclimate the fish or just transferred them over?
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Raul-7
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marinepure-ceramic-b...

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/marinepure-ceramic-biomedia-1-1-2-spheres-1.html

Matrix or MarinePure biomedia should both work. You don't need to get fancy with them; just place them in the sump;...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Raul-7
Depends on the genus. Omnivorious plecos do;...

Depends on the genus. Omnivorious plecos do; while those that are primarly carnivorous like Hypancistrus do not.
Forum: Fish 11-10-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Raul-7
Also pleco's do not belong in a community setup...

Also pleco's do not belong in a community setup that is heavily planted. Most plecos come from deep water, with little light, fast currents, and lots of rock. They like shaded and cover, they will...
Forum: Lighting 11-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Raul-7
Kessil a360we.

Kessil a360we.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Raul-7
Really cool.

Really cool.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Raul-7
It's not needed, but it certainly helps is...

It's not needed, but it certainly helps is various situations. For example, in the fishroom I have a central sump. To help reduce outbreaks, I will install a UV sterilizer.

I see UV more for it's...
Forum: Lighting 11-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,933
Posted By Raul-7
Soon they'll release the A160WE Tuna Sun:...

Soon they'll release the A160WE Tuna Sun: http://reefbuilders.com/2014/08/25/kessil-a160we-brings-increased-brightness-controls-popular-spotlight/
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Raul-7
Better to use 2 smaller heaters, like 300W.

Better to use 2 smaller heaters, like 300W.
Forum: Fish 11-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Raul-7
Sand; many pleco breeders have lost fry in...

Sand; many pleco breeders have lost fry in barebottom tanks.
Forum: Fish 10-30-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Raul-7
It has been speculated that some Loricariidae...

It has been speculated that some Loricariidae will eat snails, especially the more carnivorous kind.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39951&p=272703&hilit=trumpet#p272703
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,130
Posted By Raul-7
The problem is when you cheap out on a UV...

The problem is when you cheap out on a UV sterilizer or run too fast of a flow through it. Solves nothing.

Dwell time is essential. It needs to be long enough to kill any parasite. For example,...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By Raul-7
It's mostly used for breeding or to replicate a...

It's mostly used for breeding or to replicate a certain biotope. I find it looks natural.
Forum: Photography 10-28-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By Raul-7
Any luck?

Any luck?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,822
Posted By Raul-7
You can use sumps on any size aquarium. Plenty of...

You can use sumps on any size aquarium. Plenty of reef people use sumps on 10-30 gallon aquariums. After I tried a sump on my 80G; I'll never go back to using a canister. A sump is much more...
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