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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-09-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By elwray
The jetta is actually what I was thinking of when...

The jetta is actually what I was thinking of when I mentioned that tool! I know some Mazda vehicles do something similar too.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-09-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By elwray
Regarding the C-clamp - double check how to...

Regarding the C-clamp - double check how to compress the rear pistons on your car. Some are the same as the fronts (simply push in) but some use a threaded piston that has to be spun as it's...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 02-25-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,093
Posted By elwray
Mine has been in his tank with the basking area...

Mine has been in his tank with the basking area for a good 5ish years now... he'll still freak out if I surprise him while he's basking. I've started making a little bit of noise when I walk into...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-18-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By elwray
AP classes are quite helpful for a number of...

AP classes are quite helpful for a number of reasons, in my opinion. Like thechibi said above, it's mostly about handling workload. It helps you get a handle on what will be expected of you in...
Forum: DIY 02-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By elwray
The metal brushes are typically brass, soft...

The metal brushes are typically brass, soft enough to not scratch the harder steel of the barrel/rifling - but I wouldn't want to send that through anything plastic, even with a cloth over it.
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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 11-06-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,093
Posted By elwray
Are the sliders native to your area in TN? I...

Are the sliders native to your area in TN? I know I have seen plenty of red ear sliders here in NJ, but they're considered an invasive species here.
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 11-05-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,093
Posted By elwray
That tank is awesome! It's like you just picked...

That tank is awesome! It's like you just picked up a portion of their natural habitat and transplanted it into your home - I bet those are extremely happy turtles!
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 10-11-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,093
Posted By elwray
My RES tank: http://i.imgur.com/NLzHw.jpg ...

My RES tank:

http://i.imgur.com/NLzHw.jpg

It's a 75 gallon aquarium on the bottom. Marineland Magnum 350 canister filter.

The above-tank-basking-area (ATBA) I made from wood, and covered in...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 10-09-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,093
Posted By elwray
Glad to see a herp board here! I currently...

Glad to see a herp board here!

I currently have one RES. 75G tank with a homemade above tank basking area with heat light/UVB. "Big Tony" is about 10 years old now and very friendly.

imgur...
Forum: Algae 09-07-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
Thanks, I appreciate it - I'll PM you!

Thanks, I appreciate it - I'll PM you!
Forum: Algae 09-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
I'm in Englishtown, near Raceway Park. Without...

I'm in Englishtown, near Raceway Park. Without crazy traffic it takes me about an hour to get to the Lyndhurst area.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By elwray
I'm not really worried about the breed, as long...

I'm not really worried about the breed, as long as we get blue eggs :)

Raccoons are actually very cool - they're very smart animals. A friend of the family raised one with a bottle a few years...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-27-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By elwray
Yay, a chicken thread!! :bounce: From the...

Yay, a chicken thread!! :bounce:

From the 1920s-80s my family ran a kosher chicken farm/slaughterhouse. ~20,000 chickens at any given time during its heyday!

That business came to a close in...
Forum: Algae 07-11-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
I've kept nerites in other tanks before, and they...

I've kept nerites in other tanks before, and they are extraordinarily impressive snails! Five of them scraped clean every last inch of a 10g with lots of GSA. Unfortunately my tap water is not...
Forum: Algae 07-11-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
I really did think that I had enough plant mass...

I really did think that I had enough plant mass in there to be sufficiently using all available nutrients, but what you are saying makes a lot of sense. The pennywort is really the only fast-grower...
Forum: Algae 07-11-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
Less than 6 months, yes, so perhaps that wasn't...

Less than 6 months, yes, so perhaps that wasn't the right phrase to use. I just meant that it's not brand-spankin'-new and has remained quite stable for some time until just recently.

I'll cut...
Forum: Algae 07-11-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
I didn't think about the increase of plant matter...

I didn't think about the increase of plant matter creating a higher nutrient demand before, but that makes a lot of sense.

The BBA is not outrageous, but it is definitely spreading. I realize the...
Forum: Algae 07-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By elwray
Algae popping up in my well-established high(ish) tech tank

I have a 52 gallon flat-back-hexagon aquarium with:

AquaTop CF400-UV Filter (pads, ceramic rings, bioballs)
2x54W T5HO (~5000K bulbs)
Pressurized CO2 - drop checker pale green using 4dKH...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-29-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By elwray
Well Google just announced Android 4.1 ("Jelly...

Well Google just announced Android 4.1 ("Jelly Bean") at I/O, and it's leaked a few places. I'm probably going to load up today to try it out - it has some pretty awesome features including a...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By elwray
I've got one too and I'm very happy with it. ...

I've got one too and I'm very happy with it. It's a great value. The needle valve is "okay" - it's not fantastic but it's certainly not bad at all. It can be a bit hard to make minor adjustments...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By elwray
I recently traded up from my HTC Incredible to a...

I recently traded up from my HTC Incredible to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Incredible certainly lived up to its name. I mostly ran CM7.1 on it, and had no problems. Stock "Sense" was buggy, laggy,...
Forum: DIY 06-24-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 358,311
Posted By elwray
Ideally you should install a regulator - that...

Ideally you should install a regulator - that steps down the pressure from 800psi (in the gas cylinder) to a safer, lower pressure somewhere around 30psi.

In my tank, I have a valve where the CO2...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-19-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By elwray
It could be... but even slate could have some...

It could be... but even slate could have some carbonaceous minerals in it. I'm not familiar with WI geology (mostly just northeast), or even if it came from WI since it was at a retail store, but...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 179,466
Posted By elwray
You could put a school bus in line with a Magnum...

You could put a school bus in line with a Magnum 350 and not notice any restriction in flow :flick: Those things are pretty much tanks! They might not have the bells and whistles of "new"...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-18-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By elwray
Those belong in a structural geology classroom by...

Those belong in a structural geology classroom by the looks of it! ;)

Check if the rock fizzes under acid (especially the finer grained "glue" between the darker strata) to make sure it isn't...
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