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Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ngrubich
I avoided using the head visualization in my post...

I avoided using the head visualization in my post based on my old breeding pair: the female's head was rounded more than the male's. But sure, as a general guideline I agree with you.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By ngrubich
You'll be best waiting for them to mature a...

You'll be best waiting for them to mature a little more and see if they spawn. Angels are notorious for being difficult to sex before they reach maturity; however, if I had to make a bet based on the...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By ngrubich
The angels may have just moved the eggs. Mine did...

The angels may have just moved the eggs. Mine did that all the time after they spawned. They had it pretty well thought-out actually. They spawned on the side of the overflow box, then moved them to...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By ngrubich
+1. You will also need to look at where the fish...

+1. You will also need to look at where the fish will be in the tank (upper, middle, lower, etc.).

Also, how much do you plan to plant the tank, and are you putting anything else in there like...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By ngrubich
Be careful putting your hand in the tank near...

Be careful putting your hand in the tank near those eggs. Whenever my angels spawned (on the overflow box, of all places) I couldn't get my hands in the tank to clean anything up without them...
Forum: Fish 10-25-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ngrubich
Yea, 20x turnover per hour is a bit much. In most...

Yea, 20x turnover per hour is a bit much. In most FW planted tanks, I've seen turnover rates below 8-9x per hour. What size powerhead are you using?

And what is the rating on the EHEIM? You will...
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By ngrubich
I have before but there were also plenty of...

I have before but there were also plenty of places in each of their territories that allowed them to get out of the way of water flow, whether it be behind some driftwood or plants, or even in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By ngrubich
Oh yea, I remember about your sump. What final...

Oh yea, I remember about your sump. What final design did you settle on? I was actually thinking about that sump not too long ago and meant to send you a PM about it.

I'd go ahead and fill it and...
Forum: DIY 10-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By ngrubich
I'm well aware that Tygon isn't a rigid-walled...

I'm well aware that Tygon isn't a rigid-walled tubing.

I said that I got Tygon from them before because they were cheaper than anywhere else, so I suggested checking out their prices to compare...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By ngrubich
A friend of mine put K1 in his sump, but he kept...

A friend of mine put K1 in his sump, but he kept having issues with it in his reactor. Well, really it was a protein skimmer that he had previousy broken the top half off of(the PVC cracked at the...
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By ngrubich
I'm not sure about the raw patches but for what...

I'm not sure about the raw patches but for what it's worth (and I'm not advocating for either side of the cull or let it die slowly argument, but will offer some general advice), my roommate had a...
Forum: Algae 10-08-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By ngrubich
My roommate battled with cyanobacteria in his...

My roommate battled with cyanobacteria in his discus tank for the longest time. Here's a good thread on it:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=140915

Whatever route you decide...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By ngrubich
You could always check out US Plastic...

You could always check out US Plastic (http://www.usplastic.com/) for a price comparison. I've gotten Tygon tubing from them before and it was way cheaper than ordering it elsewhere.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 257
Posted By ngrubich
Has it taken any of the silicone out from between...

Has it taken any of the silicone out from between the panes? / is there any cracking in the silicone?

I remember this video that came up a while back where some guy was able to fill in chips on...
Forum: Fish 09-23-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By ngrubich
^ +1. I had a trio of angels in a 90 gallon tank...

^ +1. I had a trio of angels in a 90 gallon tank and two paired off and were absolutely vicious when spawning time came around. They had the other angel + GBRs + shoal of rasboras pinned in about a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By ngrubich
Take it out of the tank!

Take it out of the tank!
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By ngrubich
In the wiring diagram, it looked like the top...

In the wiring diagram, it looked like the top lamp just piggy-backs off the yellow wires coming from the bottom lamp. Unless I'm missing something obvious (it's been a long day)?
My old 4-lamp T5HO...
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By ngrubich
Just out of curiosity, have you tried running...

Just out of curiosity, have you tried running just the Red Sun lamp by itself (i.e. 3 empty slots)?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By ngrubich
Ah okay. Yea, I remember a thread a while back...

Ah okay. Yea, I remember a thread a while back where someone made their own chiller for their axolotl tank. If anyone is interested in a DIY chiller, I'm sure there are threads on this forum about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 712
Posted By ngrubich
I may have missed it, but how much are you...

I may have missed it, but how much are you wanting to cool the water?

You could always make a cheap nano chiller using a HOB filter (along with a couple other parts, obviously) and not have to...
Forum: Algae 08-08-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By ngrubich
I would use seltzer water. Club soda usually has...

I would use seltzer water. Club soda usually has some sodium bicarbonate in it as well, while seltzer water is just plain carbonated water.

Granted, the sodium levels wouldn't go up too much if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By ngrubich
If you are not going to use the stand or fish,...

If you are not going to use the stand or fish, then I would say not. If you do get it, good luck selling just the stand or just the fish.

Maybe someone else can chime in on this, but I would...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-03-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By ngrubich
Good catch; that is also a good option. I don't...

Good catch; that is also a good option. I don't know how that slipped my mind after all the plywood tanks I've read about on RC.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By ngrubich
Hm, I'm not too great with water parameters with...

Hm, I'm not too great with water parameters with regards to shrimp, so hopefully someone that does a lot of shrimpkeeping will chime in.
From what I've seen, though, I know that Darkblade48...
Forum: DIY 08-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By ngrubich
For a specific pump, you'll have to see its head...

For a specific pump, you'll have to see its head loss chart to see how much GPH you'll be losing over that 5'5" and see if that still provides you with enough GPH.

There are ways to set up a...
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