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Forum: Tank Journals 02-21-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By antec
Last time I remember, you wanted anubias only....

Last time I remember, you wanted anubias only. Have you decided to to get other plants? Anubias can grow just fine with 15ppm without excel.

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Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2014, 03:23 PM
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Posted By antec
Just a thought, you may want to place egg crate...

Just a thought, you may want to place egg crate on the bottom so that the weight of the wood is distributed over the while surface area rather than at one concentrated point.

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Forum: Lighting 02-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By antec
Your lighting is good. Just make sure you have...

Your lighting is good. Just make sure you have bulbs in the red and blue spectrum. Watts per gallon doesn't mean $h!t. If you substrate is nutritious and your lighting is in the spectrum that the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-04-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By antec
I agree, the sand will make its way in between...

I agree, the sand will make its way in between the flourite. I personally lay egg crate first, then lay down organic potting soil just enough so that it covers the egg crate. Then I lay crush fert...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2014, 07:53 PM
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Views: 144,002
Posted By antec
You could attach weights to the ends at the...

You could attach weights to the ends at the bottom and fill the tank. The wood will begin to waterlogg and eventually stay at the bottom

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 04:09 AM
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Posted By antec
Water. . . . . .And a steamer ...

Water. . .


. . .And a steamer


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Mark Allred Yes. The warp is on the top wood....

Mark Allred
Yes. The warp is on the top wood. How I'll be doing that is with steam. I'm going to steam the wood and loosen the cellulose fibres. At this point it will be plyable enough to place a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
I was thinking about this topic for a bit and I...

I was thinking about this topic for a bit and I think I'm going back to trying to reinforce the original cabinet. I was looking into different types of wood and their compression and their bending...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Ok, after putting in some thought about this...

Ok, after putting in some thought about this issue, I came up with 2 options: scrap the cabinet and make a new one, or modify the existing cabinet and hope it can stand 1500 - 2000lbs. After thinking...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
I'm not crazy about the foam either Sent...

I'm not crazy about the foam either

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
It wasn't hard to collect what I needed. I just...

It wasn't hard to collect what I needed. I just asked. And 11 gal is not a problem. You could just buy a new stand. I have a 120gal so buying a new stand freely isn't as easy

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By antec
Crap, I just sent a novel then my phone died....

Crap, I just sent a novel then my phone died. Long story short: 500lbs from brother in law, 300lbs from father in law, 600lbs from 2 friends, 300lbs from local gym by friend who works there, 2 car...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Awesome advice tomfromstlouis. I'm thinking of...

Awesome advice tomfromstlouis. I'm thinking of different ways where I can support the cabinet without cutting it up too much.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
No, it's not filled with water yet. Nothings in...

No, it's not filled with water yet. Nothings in it

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Last thing I want to do is ditch this cabinet...

Last thing I want to do is ditch this cabinet (worked on it for a while) but I'd take that over 120 gallons on the floor. There's a few things I'd like to try: test 2000lbs worth of exercise weights...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Have you experienced gaps? Sent from my HTC...

Have you experienced gaps?

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By antec
Freshwater mangroves

I bought these beauties and acclimated them slowly to freshwater. The process took roughly a month of doing PWC until salinity became 0.
Are there any mangrove owners here with any tips or tricks? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By antec
Gap between tank and stand

I have a 120 gal on a stand and upon examination I found that there is a gap in the middle between the tank and stand. This gap fits a popsicle stick (or for my Canadian brothers, a toonie). The gap...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By antec
I'm going a little higher tech than that. I have...

I'm going a little higher tech than that. I have anubias only in the DT with Amazon river fish. The idea Im going for is to have mechanical filtration and ease of replacing filter floss, the fuge...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By antec
*! Planted Tank Sump Design Question !*

I was playing around with some ideas and I came up with this design after some research and reading (the first picture). I'm concerned with how adequate the water entering the fuge will mix rather...
Forum: Fish 04-01-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By antec
Exclamation ?Gold Nugget Pleco: Carnivore, Herbivore, or Omnivore?

[Note: This thread can be potentially be for any pleco]
Ive recently purchased a Gold Nugget Pleco (L018) Baryancistrus xanthellus, it is currently 2 and living in a 40 gallon planted community...
Forum: Lighting 03-28-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By antec
How is my light setup? 150 Gallon

I'm in the midst of planning out my 120 - 150 gallon technical planted community tank project. I have a rough outline of lighting that I will be using. I'm not looking for a very high tech lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 144,002
Posted By antec
I guess its done . . . :sleep:

I guess its done . . . :sleep:
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 144,002
Posted By antec
If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a...

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living?
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