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Forum: Lighting   11-23-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By jrs
Options for Lighting a 30g Cube

I will be setting up another high tech tank with my chemistry class but I want to go in a different direction rather than just a standard 20g. I bought a 30g cube 20" wide and 20" deep and will be...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By jrs
Sure go ahead. One thing though is that...

Sure go ahead.

One thing though is that because the ceramic is porous GDA will build up on it and get in the pores so you are pretty much limited to a rustic style of look. About twice a week I...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By jrs
The rocks are porous ceramic bathroom tile that...

The rocks are porous ceramic bathroom tile that you buy in sheets from Home Depot which I then siliconed together.

There is no denying that Amano is "THE GURU" of planted tanks but I am starting...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By jrs
My latest tank

The following is the latest tank that I have done with my chemistry class. Don't hammer me on the spelling, I am going from memory!

20g - 24"x12"
(2) 24"x65W PC 6700K
Eco-complete substrate...
Forum: Plants   10-17-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By jrs
I am using flame moss to create a hedge for a...

I am using flame moss to create a hedge for a topiary I am working on. It works well simply tied to popsicle sticks; albeit very slow growth.
Forum: Plants   09-15-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By jrs
I have used E. triandra as well as S. subulata in...

I have used E. triandra as well as S. subulata in a 75g unheated tank. They will be slow growing though. I don't know about those plants with goldfish though???
Forum: Plants   09-02-2010, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By jrs
It could be some species of terrestrial fissidens...

It could be some species of terrestrial fissidens based on its frond structure?????

I bookmarked this page for to help me id any mosses I find on walks....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-29-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
Here are some pics of a few places from our trip....

Here are some pics of a few places from our trip. Thanks to all who made suggestions.

Lily house and Museum of Art in Indianapolis - Admission for FREE - WOW
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Forum: Plants   08-29-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By jrs
Red, tiger, bold there always seems to be...

Red, tiger, bold there always seems to be confusion no matter what board you are on. It still looks like ceylon to me.

I guess we should ask how much light the tank has and whether the sand...
Forum: Plants   08-28-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By jrs
polysperma ceyon

polysperma ceyon
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-26-2010, 03:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By jrs
Oh yes I forgot how faithful young students these...

Oh yes I forgot how faithful young students these days are with your accurate quoting and referencing abilities :wink:

Liquid Nitrogen, at least in our area, is not highly regulated. As I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-25-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By jrs
BTW you can carry it in a thermos for a short...

BTW you can carry it in a thermos for a short period of time (ie) an hour or two
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-25-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By jrs
Sure you can, I make it for my students all the...

Sure you can, I make it for my students all the time using liquid Nitrogen. Find a friend in a hospital lab or sometimes in a welding supply store and they can set you up with some.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
Here is a link to part of the Indy Botanical...

Here is a link to part of the Indy Botanical Gardens. Please let me know if you have visited there.

http://www.imamuseum.org/art/collections/oldfields-lilly
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-25-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
I thank you for that site and have ordered some...

I thank you for that site and have ordered some info from it.

A few people have mentioned it being boring in terms of scenery. That may be the case for you if you constantly see it everyday but I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-23-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
Is there anyone else here who has any suggestions...

Is there anyone else here who has any suggestions and wants to talk up the state of Indiana?

I found something about a James Dean Museum and the worlds largest stuffed bull :icon_lol:
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-13-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
Thanks for the information. Have you or...

Thanks for the information.

Have you or anyone else visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Lily house Gardens also located there???
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-12-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By jrs
Indiana Help Please - UPDATE

The family and I like to visit a different state in the US each year; this year it is Indiana. Does anyone have any "non-tourist trap" destinations they could recommend? In particular, I am looking...
Forum: Plants   04-14-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,167
Posted By jrs
Most forms of sedum look very nice. To lower...

Most forms of sedum look very nice.

To lower the pH of soil many people spread powdered sulfur in their gardens.

Check out http://www.mossacres.com for ideas.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-17-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By jrs
Alright no more bashing WV, it was meant as a...

Alright no more bashing WV, it was meant as a funny sideline not the main point.

This is just my opinion:

We checked out a great deal of the state in our week there and did so using smaller...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-16-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By jrs
c'mon everyone, has no one found the picture of...

c'mon everyone, has no one found the picture of the one sign a little odd???:confused1:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/jrschem/100_2144.jpg
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-15-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,075
Posted By jrs
We made it to WV for a week. It is beautiful...

We made it to WV for a week. It is beautiful country and the people there were very nice; mountaineers is a very appropriate name. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

Here are a few pics....
Forum: Plants   08-08-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,659
Posted By jrs
I tried and failed 3 or 4 times before I was able...

I tried and failed 3 or 4 times before I was able to successfully grow UG. For me high light, high CO2 and 2x/week water changes seemed to work. Plant in clumps in a grid pattern like hairgrass or...
Forum: Plants   08-05-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 76,755
Posted By jrs
If by Java you mean Taxiphyllum barbieri, then...

If by Java you mean Taxiphyllum barbieri, then yes Peacock would be better although I have never used it in a wall myself.

Java is too long and stringy in its growth patterns to look good.
Forum: Plants   08-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 76,755
Posted By jrs
Yes it is Fissidens fontanus in the pic that has...

Yes it is Fissidens fontanus in the pic that has the cherry shrimp

I know there are lots of DIY articles on building moss walls but here is another one that I did....
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