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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By scapegoat
there is zero reason to sterilize a filter. ...

there is zero reason to sterilize a filter.

the only thing a filter needs done is to remove any thick build up in there that is slowing down the water flow and rinsing the media real quick in tank...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By scapegoat
i've been successful w/...

i've been successful w/ http://www.petco.com/product/10906/Hikari-First-Bites.aspx

I've also had luck with crushed flake, and frozen baby brine shrimp.

regardless of what you feed, put it into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By scapegoat
or it'll just add another thing to take care of...

or it'll just add another thing to take care of and consider when maintaining your tank. something else to go wrong.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By scapegoat
I used a 40b w/ 1/2" acrylic siliconed into place...

I used a 40b w/ 1/2" acrylic siliconed into place as baffles. the two pictures may give you a better idea on how I get water from the overflow and return to the tank. this co2 reactor is no longer...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By scapegoat
I use a couple whispers and have no real...

I use a couple whispers and have no real complaints. I mean, you're going to get noise from an air pump, just the nature of how they pump air. I'd maybe consider a small canister filter if noise is a...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By scapegoat
I wouldn't return to the sump, but return to the...

I wouldn't return to the sump, but return to the tank itself or even tie the return from the co2 reactor (if you're doing one) into the return of the sump's pump.

I might have to look into this...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By scapegoat
I keep everything in a maintenance "closet", a...

I keep everything in a maintenance "closet", a 6'x6' room with a door, so I don't worry much about noise.

that being said, these aren't that noisy when i'm in the room. I have a larger sponge...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By scapegoat
I use sponge filters w/ an air pump ...

I use sponge filters w/ an air pump

Amazon.com: Aquarium Biochemical Sponge Filter Fish Tank Air Pump XY-2821: Pet Supplies

I have one in each of my three 10g's
Forum: DIY 04-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By scapegoat
why not set up a constant drip from some tubing? ...

why not set up a constant drip from some tubing?

if you get an IV drip you can control how much liquid drips out. You'll have a lot more fiddling to do, and through out the year, but you've gone...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 41,476
Posted By scapegoat
most people don't need/want sumps. nothing wrong...

most people don't need/want sumps. nothing wrong with it. I chose one so I wouldn't need to top it off every day to keep the display tank water level consistent.

But yes, your tank is gorgeous and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By scapegoat
here is one book no one would argue isn't worth...

here is one book no one would argue isn't worth reading

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: Diana Walstad: 9780967377360: Amazon.com: Books

unfortunately, i've yet to read it myself since most of...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 41,476
Posted By scapegoat
terribly horribly wrong. turbulence is good,...

terribly horribly wrong.

turbulence is good, breaking water tension is not. My 125g w/ 40g sump is dead silent. I run the level in the overflow about an inch from the top and the water flows in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By scapegoat
Correct Your problem there is ensuring...

Correct



Your problem there is ensuring both sides receive the amount of water that is necessary. you change the flow on one you change how much water the other is getting.

I did purchase...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By scapegoat
they're pretty ugly

they're pretty ugly
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
I'd still not buy anything from them. terrible...

I'd still not buy anything from them. terrible reviews and no real delivery. you need to pick up from them if they're doing a show nearby.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By scapegoat
I have a factory drilled aqueon 125. so it has...

I have a factory drilled aqueon 125. so it has two overflows, but I really only use one piece of pvc as the drain, with another as the emergency. both of those in an overflow. the other side is used...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By scapegoat
if you're unable to get an air stone going you...

if you're unable to get an air stone going you could always use your hand or a spoon, or something, to agitate the surface of the water for a bit. even a water change would've done the job.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By scapegoat
the standard plumbing won't give you a quiet...

the standard plumbing won't give you a quiet sump.

I'm using a herbie style overflow for a 100% silent system. No drip/trickle filtration either.

I sometimes requires fiddling with, but that...
Forum: DIY 04-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By scapegoat
i'll be adding a DIY ATO to a single tank, but my...

i'll be adding a DIY ATO to a single tank, but my idea for preventing overfilling is the following:

2 float switches. one placed normally to turn the pump on when the water gets too low, and then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By scapegoat
ferts are cheap, if you buy dry and either add it...

ferts are cheap, if you buy dry and either add it in like that or mix up a solution.

no downsides if you're not over dosing. you may need to do water changes more often to keep the chemicals from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
210g tank filled w/ roughly 180g of water, and...

210g tank filled w/ roughly 180g of water, and the rest emergent growth. so a riparium... a very large awesome riparium.

cut the overflows down to the right height and blamo.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
if you're going to get altum angelfish, which can...

if you're going to get altum angelfish, which can get to 12" in height, get the larger tank.

if not... get the smaller. if you want a nice carpet, you're going to be happier with a shorter tank as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
I really like the foot print of the 180. and...

I really like the foot print of the 180. and honestly, the extra height probably wont do much for a planted tank except increase the lighting requirements if you're looking at doing a high light...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
sure why not? and don't do that with your eyes,...

sure why not? and don't do that with your eyes, they'll fall out.

I'm 5'7". I don't have any issues in the 125, but I also use a stool. My situation is a little different as well since I've got a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,203
Posted By scapegoat
always go bigger. I got a 125 and i should've...

always go bigger. I got a 125 and i should've gotten the 180 instead...
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