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Forum: Lighting 01-25-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By wakesk8r
4 t5 no 40 breeder

I have 2 catalina fixtures with dual t5s over my 40 breeder.

I've been running it with 2 ho and 2 no bulbs, i've been battling bba pretty badly. my downoi is growing really leggy though so I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By wakesk8r
catalina lights has a nice retro fit kit. You...

catalina lights has a nice retro fit kit. You build a canopy and just screw them in. I have 2 dual bulb t5s on my 40 breeder. One pair of ho one of no.
Forum: DIY 05-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 59,860
Posted By wakesk8r
I just recently built these out of 2" clear...

I just recently built these out of 2" clear schedule 40.
cool being able to watch how it all actually works
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By wakesk8r
I just set up a 40 breeder, I Modified a prefab...

I just set up a 40 breeder, I Modified a prefab cabinet from the depot and built my own canopy.
I'm running two catalina dual bulb retro kits, I'm running t5 NO bulbs in them and am having really...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By wakesk8r
I have a splitter i got from gla the hooks up to...

I have a splitter i got from gla the hooks up to the solenoid and has 2 fabco needle valves.
Turned the working pressure up just a little and i'm running a steady 1.5 bps to two rex reactors.
you...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By wakesk8r
I have a couple of asian catfish of some sort...

I have a couple of asian catfish of some sort that I scored at the LFS, I'm not sure what kind they are but they are full grown @ 2 inches. They are tiny . I'll see if i can find the species name
Forum: Plants 04-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By wakesk8r
cut them off with scissors when they have a...

cut them off with scissors when they have a second set of leaves growing and you are fine. I've planted just the tiny little crowns before and had a whole plant 6 weeks later
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By wakesk8r
I have the milwaukee , I've been using it for 3...

I have the milwaukee , I've been using it for 3 months now. I upgraded my needle valve with a splitter and fabco valves from greenleaf. I have had zero problems with mine, I have heard all the rumors...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By wakesk8r
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/blue-ram...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/members/blue-ram-albums-40-gal-picture10291-guts.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By wakesk8r
HA , I was wondering just last night who spends...

HA , I was wondering just last night who spends time making the mechanical parts look as good as the tank. You've done a great job!!

In my stand I have 2 marineland canisters running 2 rex...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By wakesk8r
Looks like just under the lip there is a groove...

Looks like just under the lip there is a groove in the trim. Put a piece of tape running along that groove. Scuff the water damaged surface with a scotch brite pad and stain or paint everything from...
Forum: Lighting 03-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By wakesk8r
I had catalina build me a custom retro kit for a...

I had catalina build me a custom retro kit for a canopy. I'm using4 coralife t5 no bulbs, 2 at 6700k 2 at 10,000. everything is growing very well
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By wakesk8r
I had catalina build me 2, 2 bulb t5 retro kits...

I had catalina build me 2, 2 bulb t5 retro kits with really good reflectors. i put them in a canopy about 4 inches above the water. The ballasts they supplied are capable of running ho and no bulbs...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By wakesk8r
advice on 40 breeder diy

Having a hard time figuring out my lighting options.

I'm going to build my own canopy, so the bulbs will be just a couple inches off the water. Well say 3"

I will be using co2 and ferts , so i...
Forum: Ponds 07-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,472
Posted By wakesk8r
HAHAHa @ fitbmx. Well worth a few bites!

HAHAHa @ fitbmx.
Well worth a few bites!
Forum: Ponds 06-16-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By wakesk8r
old number 7

Anybody have any experience with whiskey barrel ponds?
I have one set up but not really having luck with plants.
I bought them at lowes though so that could be the problem.

Should there be a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By wakesk8r
ha me too. Just wasnt sure. my tank holds 29...

ha me too.
Just wasnt sure.
my tank holds 29 gallons and i drain about 15.
but thats way more than half the tank height
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By wakesk8r
50% water change ??

Just wondering what the 50% rule is
50% of tank volume. as in 20 gallon tank remove 10 gallons
50% of amount of water in tank. As in 15 gallons remove 7.5
50% tank height . as in 18 inch tall tank...
Forum: Plants 02-12-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,835
Posted By wakesk8r
Leaving the rock wool is a bad idea. When I...

Leaving the rock wool is a bad idea.
When I planted my HC carpet I broke it into little groupings of 5 or so little tiny stems and planted in the checkerboard fashion. Grew into a thick lush carpet...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By wakesk8r
paintball regulator/ cga320 adapter

Looking high and low for a thread adapter to use a paintball regulator on a 10 lb bottle. Can find the adapter to go from standard regulator to paintball but not the opposite.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,561
Posted By wakesk8r
I live on lake austin, We are plagued with...

I live on lake austin,
We are plagued with hydrilla and a couple other non native species. The problem is so bad that every other year the lake has to be drained so they can control it. I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By wakesk8r
picked up a forty breeder at the balcones/ 183...

picked up a forty breeder at the balcones/ 183 austin store yesterday 1/3 they had 6 more
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By wakesk8r
it's 5/8 you can get it at lowes. pretty cheap....

it's 5/8 you can get it at lowes. pretty cheap. The black stuff is more rigid than the clear
Forum: Plants 12-05-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By wakesk8r
It will attach it's self over time. it will grow...

It will attach it's self over time. it will grow out and look full but only a small amount actually attaches. As long as it's tied down the first time and you are somewhat cautious when trimming it...
Forum: DIY 08-31-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By wakesk8r
I use the red sea paintball on my 30 gallon. 20...

I use the red sea paintball on my 30 gallon. 20 oz bottle last about 47 days at 1-2 bps. Run it into a pvc reactor powered by a quiet one 2200.
you should be fine on a 10 gallon.
Dont bother with...
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