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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-28-2016, 01:35 AM
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Posted By jacob.morgan78
This has gone so much longer than I expected!...

This has gone so much longer than I expected! Everything's just gravy now!! Bicker on! :-)


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-27-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By jacob.morgan78
I'm so glad I started this thread! I love where...

I'm so glad I started this thread! I love where it is going! Thanks to everyone that has chimed in and expanded the topic :-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-25-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By jacob.morgan78
I feel like that would be a lot easier and more...

I feel like that would be a lot easier and more manageable. Why do people bother with putting the potting mix/soil in?

Thanks again.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-25-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By jacob.morgan78
potting soil and cap or just sand?

I bought some black blasting sand for the substrate of a tank I'm currently planning. Should I get a potting soil mix to put under the sand and use the sand as a cap or will it be okay with just the...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-24-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing!

Looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Tank Journals   05-24-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Couple things I've been thinking about that I...

Couple things I've been thinking about that I need some feedback on...

1) I plan on using opague privacy window film on the back glass of my tank... I know the film wouldn't work but is there...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 31,476
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Thank you so much!!! Really appreciate it!

Thank you so much!!! Really appreciate it!
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 31,476
Posted By jacob.morgan78
I remember reading in one of the many pages of...

I remember reading in one of the many pages of your thread about what you used as a background on the glass. Do you mind telling what it is so I don't have to go digging??? :-)

Thanks!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-23-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Thanks for liking the stand! Super simple and...

Thanks for liking the stand! Super simple and easy to put together!

Definitely not a college student anymore! :-) To be honest, my last trip around with a tank, I went a little (lot) overboard in...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Thanks! :-) Not sure about it being "in" but it...

Thanks! :-) Not sure about it being "in" but it works for me!



Yea, I did try the magic eraser actually. I used them extensively with my reef tank. I would cut thin sections and put them...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Progress (pic heavy)

So I decided to go with the painted cinder block design. It looks pretty good I think. (Considering it cost ~$35) There's a few spots that I need to clean up but it's gonna work.

The major issue...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 31,476
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Absolutely gorgeous! Hard work and good planning...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hard work and good planning pays off.

Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Tank Journals   05-23-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,153
Posted By jacob.morgan78
I was wondering if I needed to do this?? I'll be...

I was wondering if I needed to do this?? I'll be using some slate and didn't know if there were some reasons I didn't know about for using eggcrate under the rocks in the scape...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-23-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
What kind of rubbing compound?? And just...

What kind of rubbing compound??

And just out of curiosity... what is going on in this picture? Do you have a tank stacked on top of another tank? What's between them? Did you use them like this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-23-2016, 02:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Man, I was afraid of this... Bad thing is...

Man, I was afraid of this...

Bad thing is that I've managed to get some off so I'm afraid if I just go with it... The progress I've made will just make it look that much worst!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-22-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Was wondering the same thing... Or the vinegar...

Was wondering the same thing... Or the vinegar loosened i up enough to be scraped... It did seem a little easier to scrape off after being sprayed with the bleach though.






Another thing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-22-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
bleach 50/50 spray and a razor blade... :/ super...

bleach 50/50 spray and a razor blade... :/ super labor intensive though

It would be such a pain to get all the suds out if I used dawn!! I'll try it if I have to though :-)

thanks for feedback!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-22-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By jacob.morgan78
need help with "crud" on tank glass

Short Version:
I'm currently setting up a tank and it has a film of expanded clay dust all over the inside. I've tried vinegar and bleach. I've used scrubbers, scrapers, and razor blades. What...
Forum: DIY   05-20-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,409
Views: 448,629
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Any interest in saving me some time and giving me...

Any interest in saving me some time and giving me a TL;DR version on why it's not a good idea??

Thanks
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Found this thread but it's about 5 years old. Is...

Found this thread but it's about 5 years old. Is it still current? Are the models listed still considered pretty good?
...
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Buuuut everything is in not-dollars! :-) Is it an...

Buuuut everything is in not-dollars! :-) Is it an issue shipping across the pond and currency conversion and whatnot???

Looked like a good site but my instinct is telling me to stay state-side.
Forum: Equipment   05-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By jacob.morgan78
I've done the DIY stuff with sugar and yeast......

I've done the DIY stuff with sugar and yeast... is there a pressurized DIY way? I would definitely do that I think at least at first...

but the systems look like they go for about $100 and then...
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Entry level... Cheap with the understanding that...

Entry level... Cheap with the understanding that it won't last forever :-)

Thanks!


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Forum: Equipment   05-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Pressurized CO2 newb

Can you guys point me in the right direction for a good entry-level pressurized CO2 system. I've looked at a couple places and seen some that don't include the actual CO2 tank. Is this normal? ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-19-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By jacob.morgan78
Thumbs up What a great response! Thank you!

What a great response! Thank you!
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