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Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Albtraum
Thanks Sampster and Catb! I guess 13 watts is a...

Thanks Sampster and Catb! I guess 13 watts is a bit much, I suppose I can find a short 8 watt one. And stack up something under the lamp and make it presentable.
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Albtraum
You should be fine with T5HO. No reason to want...

You should be fine with T5HO. No reason to want more wattage unless you start injecting CO2. I had 2 30" T5NOs on my 29 with DIY CO2 and it did fine.
Forum: Lighting 06-29-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Albtraum
CFL fixture for a 5gal?

I am wanting to set up a 5.5 gallon to be planted, I was wondering what lighting fixture I could use to hang over in a custom hood. I have a desk lamp, but it is too small to reach. Also, what CFL...
Forum: DIY 11-30-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Albtraum
Thank you for the fast reply! When choosing the...

Thank you for the fast reply! When choosing the powerhead, should I stick to the manufacturers rating like, "10-30gallons" or look for a gallons-per-hour rating? I know lots of flow is good, but too...
Forum: DIY 11-30-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Albtraum
another CO2 thread (Diffusion)

Ok I understand the whole DIY yeast CO2 method, but I misinterpreted the most crucial part where you put that CO2 and make it dissolve in your tank... After reading that letting the bubbles flow into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Albtraum
No, I like the jungly overgrowth. If I didn't, I...

No, I like the jungly overgrowth. If I didn't, I would have saved $$$$ and bought plastic plants.
Forum: DIY 09-25-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Albtraum
I guess the CO2 would just go to the water...

I guess the CO2 would just go to the water surface and dissipate into the air long before the CO2 could dissolve into the water and be beneficial to plants.
Forum: Algae 09-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Albtraum
Scrubbing off Algae in Acrylic tanks...

I've been used to being able to use a flat razor blade and slice off any algae on all my other tanks (glass). Now, I'm setting up a 26g Acrylic soon to be planted. I know a razor will destroy the...
Forum: Lighting 09-05-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Albtraum
the fixture is like 29 1/2", the bulbs are maybe...

the fixture is like 29 1/2", the bulbs are maybe 27-28". I have two 2x4s cut as supports for the light. I'd say its 5-6 inches from the waters surface
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Albtraum
Ammonia is ammonia, and urine is sterile. I'll...

Ammonia is ammonia, and urine is sterile. I'll drink a lot of gatorado too to put electrolytes in there too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Albtraum
Question Can I pee in my tank to make it cycle faster?

I want some beneficial bacteria nowww. I don't want to wait weeks or even months for my ammonia and nitrite levels to balance out. So how much urine will it take to cycle my tank? A quart? a cup? an...
Forum: Lighting 09-01-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Albtraum
26 gallon Acrylic tank... Light height? Mount suggestions?

Well, about a year ago I asked this forum what light for my 29g, Hoppy and other suggested the Coralife 30" Freshwater fixture (2x18watt T5NO, 6700k and "Colormax"). I bought it and love the light....
Forum: Substrate 08-27-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Albtraum
Well, I spent hours sorting through all <50lbs,...

Well, I spent hours sorting through all <50lbs, cup full at a time, with tweezers, getting every last bit. Good as new. I even took out some unwanted red and white gravel pieces.
Forum: Substrate 08-27-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Albtraum
About my eco-complete...

I'm setting up a 26 gallon and I really want corydoras, but I read on here eco-complete is sharp and can damage their barbels (as well as other fishs') and there's another thing.....long story short,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,318
Posted By Albtraum
2.5g - Betta tank 5g - Guppy tank 26g - Soon...

2.5g - Betta tank
5g - Guppy tank
26g - Soon to be planted
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,602
Posted By Albtraum
I know after talking to some LFS's, they don't...

I know after talking to some LFS's, they don't sell "odd ball" fish very well. Especially if they're something like an Oscar, and you need 55+ gal and nice good filters for one or two fish.... I know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Albtraum
Thanks. I'm still setting up the tank, and...

Thanks. I'm still setting up the tank, and waiting for it to cycle. I might add a few guppies in this weekend.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Albtraum
I was very close to buying a 20L after my 29...

I was very close to buying a 20L after my 29 cracked, but it just looked very short at the store... although I bet it is the ideal tank for making a water/land setup for a few crabs/frogs and those...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Albtraum
4 sounds much better, I'll try my best to get 2...

4 sounds much better, I'll try my best to get 2 males/2 females. I won't likely won't get tetras, and maybe not even shrimp. Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-23-2011, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Albtraum
Help with stocking a 26 gallon

Just got an acrylic 26 gal (36x12x16) and I'm wondering about the amount of fish I could put in it. I'm considering the following:

2 German Blue Rams
6+ Panda Cory Doras
a few guppies/endlers ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-10-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Albtraum
I just checked the filter and its the aquaclear...

I just checked the filter and its the aquaclear 50, butIll block the input and see if it stirs up anything. Yeah I love seeing the schools of corys peck around at the bottom. I have eco complete...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-10-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Albtraum
5 gal setup help

My gf gave me her old tank so Im going to get it started. I havent had a nice planted tank since my 29 cracked..... thats another story.... :( Anyways, the only filter I have is an Aquaclear 30, is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Albtraum
Can you remove the painted background on a tank?

So I'm looking for a new tank, preferably acrylic, the LFS has a really nice acrylic 26 gallon show tank 36"x10"x16". I cracked my old 29 and this looks like the perfect dimensions for a tank I need....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Albtraum
I'm feeling quite a bit better, I'm walking...

I'm feeling quite a bit better, I'm walking around now fine. I think the butterfly bandages and gauze were enough, although I probably should have gotten stitches, but spending Christmas in the ER...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 886
Posted By Albtraum
Crazy tragic Christmas story... bye bye 29g :(

So my girlfriend and I got a new TV, and we were moving the old one off...

We had the TV on this weird furniture piece, idk what to call it. Its 2 shelves with a big platform on top of the two. On...
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