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Forum: DIY   05-12-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Turxiat
I like the idea of using the clear tabs to raise...

I like the idea of using the clear tabs to raise the acrylic off of the poly. I think I'm going to give the poly a few more weeks to make sure its completely dried before setting anything on it, then...
Forum: DIY   05-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Turxiat
The two of you have a point. I'd really not even...

The two of you have a point. I'd really not even considered that. I'll definitely have to test it on a scrap piece. I might just get some thin acrylic and cut it to size for the bar, probably be...
Forum: DIY   05-10-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Turxiat
Peninsula tank stand/bar

Well, finished my peninsula tank stand with a built in bar top. Here it is from start to finish. (Forgot to take pictures of the frame, but it's based off of GARF)
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Forum: Lighting   04-22-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Turxiat
Hey Skillet, welcome back to the hobby! If you're...

Hey Skillet, welcome back to the hobby! If you're looking for a good LED light then I highly recommend that you check out buildmyled. They have a great selection of lights and relevant PAR data for...
Forum: Lighting   04-03-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 98,003
Posted By Turxiat
Hey, quick question. Just ordered a 60" Nature...

Hey, quick question. Just ordered a 60" Nature Style 6500k for my 135 (72x18x25) that I'm planning to suspend about 6-8" above the tank. Anyone have any experience with plant growth with these lights...
Forum: Lighting   03-31-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Turxiat
I built a 2xquad T5HO for my 240 that only cost...

I built a 2xquad T5HO for my 240 that only cost me about $150. Most of that was the cost of the drivers. It took me a few hours to wire it up correctly, but it grows DHG carpets just fine. I use...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-25-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Turxiat
No offense taken. I am former Navy and a current...

No offense taken. I am former Navy and a current LEO. Memorial day, to me, is a day to honor the lives of those who have fallen and to celebrate all that we have because of their sacrifice. It's not...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-25-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Turxiat
Thanks for all of the input! @PlantedRich, we...

Thanks for all of the input! @PlantedRich, we don't have any fountains in our city or really anything like this. The closest thing I cold compare would be the pier we just built in our downtown...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Turxiat
Question Aquarium Proposal for City Council

I'm a municipal employee in the town where I live. I was asked by our mayor to draw up a proposal for the city council in regards to placing an aquarium in our new city hall. The proposal needs to...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,718
Posted By Turxiat
Looking great! I'm getting ready to do a rimless...

Looking great! I'm getting ready to do a rimless 2ft cube in a very similar way. Planning to get the tank from glasscages as well. Are the seams nice and clean on yours? As for discus just wait until...
Forum: Plants   04-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Turxiat
The first one may be some type of bacopa, not...

The first one may be some type of bacopa, not really sure. Not sure on #2. #3 looks like pennywort.
Forum: DIY   04-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Turxiat
Check out Uarujoey on youtube. Google him +...

Check out Uarujoey on youtube. Google him + "plywood tank". His videos are always very helpful. You can also like his facebook page and post questions on there, he is really good about answering the...
Forum: Fish   04-07-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,198
Posted By Turxiat
^- +1

^- +1
Forum: Fish   04-07-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
I've got 8 54 watt T5HOs that puts me right under...

I've got 8 54 watt T5HOs that puts me right under the high light threshold. I'm having minor algae issues atm but I'm fairly certain that once my dhg fills in that it won't be an issue. My anubias...
Forum: Fish   04-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
You're not joking. I've spent as much on the...

You're not joking. I've spent as much on the plants, substrate, hardscape, ferts, and the lighting as I did on the tank and stand. I haven't even gotten to the CO2 system yet. Not even sure if I will...
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
The JD swims around with the gouramis and the...

The JD swims around with the gouramis and the oscar just keeps to himself for the moment. I'm hoping that not giving the aro any feeder fish will keep it from thinking he can munch on them. :X
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
Also Burr, I noticed you are in N. AL. They are...

Also Burr, I noticed you are in N. AL. They are still sending me a 2nd Aro since this one was in such bad shape yesterday. If you've got a tank for one then if the 2nd one survives and grows out a...
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
Yeah, it was definitely a close one. Here is a...

Yeah, it was definitely a close one. Here is a pic of the tank (excuse the algae), a pic of the aro in the bag when I got it, and how he is now!
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
Well, got a great update. He's swimming around in...

Well, got a great update. He's swimming around in his "hospital tank" and eating! There is hope!
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
They are galaxy plecos. Shouldn't get bigger than...

They are galaxy plecos. Shouldn't get bigger than 8 to 9 inches.
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
Right, completely forgot to post the stock. I...

Right, completely forgot to post the stock. I have 1 juvenile jack dempsey, 1 juvenile tiger oscar (both about 2"), 6 pearl gouramis, 2 sunset gouramis, and 2 plecos (about 4").
Forum: Fish   04-04-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Turxiat
Exclamation Juvenile Arowana help

Okay, I'll start with the tank parameters.

It's a 240 gallon tank (96x24x24) with a 55 gallon sump tank.
Temp-78
PH-7.6 and STABLE
Ammonia-0
Nitrites-0
Nitrates- were around 20ppm before I...
Forum: DIY   02-22-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By Turxiat
Oh no, the floor is actually tile! I know,...

Oh no, the floor is actually tile! I know, right!? If weeping sap is the worst that happens then I'll be a happy camper. I'm more concerned about the whole thing falling apart or splintering into a...
Forum: DIY   02-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By Turxiat
Forgot the pics.

Forgot the pics.
Forum: DIY   02-22-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By Turxiat
@ Graphic, man I wish I had your input earlier!...

@ Graphic, man I wish I had your input earlier! I've never really worked with wood before and just went with what looked strongest. I used 6"x1/4" screws to attach the 4x4s, stainless. I predrilled...
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