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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By lochaber
Yeah, I think this will be more trouble then it's...

Yeah, I think this will be more trouble then it's worth.

I usually thought people divided tanks so that they could effectively have smaller tanks.

Just as far as logistics, vertical dividers...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By lochaber
Unless you are doing a really small tank, I...

Unless you are doing a really small tank, I imagine that will get fairly expensive.

I'd suggest just strolling through the different sections of a hardware store, and seeing if there is any sort...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By lochaber
ah, I hadn't noticed the black silicone (which is...

ah, I hadn't noticed the black silicone (which is probably the point...) - good job with that.

But, yeah, probably too much work for me, but It looks really nice, so good job.
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By lochaber
It's perfectly fine to do a split...

It's perfectly fine to do a split photoperiod/siesta.

If you have a low-tech tank, it may even be beneficial, as the siesta can allow carbondioxide to replenish in some cases.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 244
Posted By lochaber
Try any sort of sewing/crafts store, it's a...

Try any sort of sewing/crafts store, it's a fairly common item. Even some of the larger chain/bigbox stores will have it if they have a dedicated crafts/sewing department. I think it's used for...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By lochaber
Nice, I picked up a featherock boulder a while...

Nice, I picked up a featherock boulder a while back, thinking of using it in a paludarium.

It's pumice, so it's really light (most pieces float initially), and it's fairly easy to break up and...
Forum: DIY 04-21-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By lochaber
Like PlantedRich said, since you have wood...

Like PlantedRich said, since you have wood directly supporting the weight of the tank, the screws aren't too important. I tend to use screws mostly to clamp the wood together while the glue sets.
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Forum: Aquascaping 04-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By lochaber
That looks like it took a ridiculous amount of...

That looks like it took a ridiculous amount of effort, but the end result turned out pretty nice.

Just wondering (if you happen to do more of these), would building around a 'mold' of some sort...
Forum: Substrate 04-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By lochaber
I did an unsifted MGOCPM tank a bit over a year...

I did an unsifted MGOCPM tank a bit over a year ago, and after a couple months I started finding wood and bark chunks on the surface of the substrate. Not a lot, and it didn't really bother me in...
Forum: Plants 04-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By lochaber
Some type of peperomia maybe? maybe this...

Some type of peperomia maybe?

maybe this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peperomia_argyreia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By lochaber
I think they are pretty harmless, and even...

I think they are pretty harmless, and even possibly beneficial.

I think the ramshorns and malaysian trumpet snails outcompete the pond/bladder snails in my tank, as I usually get a large pond...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By lochaber
I'm pretty sure I had seen a tank scape pictured...

I'm pretty sure I had seen a tank scape pictured in a book that used bamboo.

Not that that really means anything, people can get all kinds of silly stuff printed in books...

I'd imagine as long...
Forum: DIY 04-14-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By lochaber
I've found that 10g tanks fit pretty nicely on a...

I've found that 10g tanks fit pretty nicely on a 2x12.

You can simply get a long one (or a couple), and cut it up for 2 uprights on either end, and as many shelves as you want, and put simple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By lochaber
I agree with most of the advice up above, to just...

I agree with most of the advice up above, to just try it in the tank as is, maybe give it a soaking or boiling and a scrub first.

If you are going to coat it, I'd use an epoxy, preferably a fairly...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By lochaber
It's kinda difficult using names like that, since...

It's kinda difficult using names like that, since they aren't really official, and I've seen different types of rocks labeled with the same name.

Aside from that, granite, lava, and petrified wood...
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By lochaber
48" x 13" x 1" = 624 cubic inches 1 gallon...

48" x 13" x 1" = 624 cubic inches

1 gallon (U.S.) = 231 cubic inches

624 cubic inches / 231 cubic inches = ~2.7ish

:)

so, I'm estimating around 11 quarts minimum.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By lochaber
doing a water change every other day or so sounds...

doing a water change every other day or so sounds a bit extreme...

What sort of pH shift are you seeing in that short time span?

And have you measured your tap water after it has aged a day or...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-07-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By lochaber
You might be able to use some of the sphagnum...

You might be able to use some of the sphagnum fibres as a 'wick' to draw moisture up further above water level to get java moss or whatever to grow there.

If you are looking to actually grow...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By lochaber
watercress maybe? I don't think it's...

watercress maybe?

I don't think it's frogbit, they are typically rosettes, without much stem. Also, the underside of the leaves have a really distinctive honeycomb/spongy structure/pattern
Forum: DIY 04-04-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By lochaber
I'd be cautious about the stuff used for gutters....

I'd be cautious about the stuff used for gutters.

I had seen some advertised online that had antimicrobial agents in it.

Maybe not all of it has it, but I wouldn't use it unless I was certain...
Forum: DIY 04-04-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By lochaber
I'd also probably use epoxy. Anyways, I...

I'd also probably use epoxy.

Anyways, I imagine it should be fine after a full day or so, as long as there aren't any really thick blobs of it. Might be worth rinsing off.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By lochaber
I mostly just go out and poke around shorelines...

I mostly just go out and poke around shorelines and such.

I've had pretty good luck using Google Maps (satellite view) to locate potential sites - If there is a large accumulation of driftwood, it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By lochaber
I've also heard of people using it to prevent...

I've also heard of people using it to prevent scratches from rocks and somewhat to help redistribute weight.

On smaller tanks, I just use a piece (or 2, or 3) of the plastic canvas stuff, it's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By lochaber
Yeah, those rocks in the pic are a limestone. ...

Yeah, those rocks in the pic are a limestone.

It's really hard for me to explain it well, but limestones tend to have a very distinctive weathering pattern. cracks widen, smooth out, you get...
Forum: Substrate 04-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By lochaber
Perlite should be harmless. It might work...

Perlite should be harmless.

It might work it's way to the surface eventually (like empty osmocote balls or sticks from MGOCPM, etc.), but it might also get waterlogged, I don't know.

If it does...
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