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Forum: Plants 11-21-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Beeya
Ah, this makes sense given the growth patterns so...

Ah, this makes sense given the growth patterns so far. The terrestrial growth has died off and the vertical shoots look similar between all 3.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Beeya
Pictures will be difficult given the container...

Pictures will be difficult given the container they're in, but I'll see what I can do when the lights come back on tomorrow.

So far the growth appears to be solely vertical, with no branching...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Beeya
Wild moss

On a trip to northern WI over the summer I picked up what appear to be 3 different species of moss from the woods. At the time I collected them, none were submerged (growing on soil, stones, trees...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-15-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,248
Posted By Beeya
Very clean setup, especially considering the...

Very clean setup, especially considering the addition of a rimless tank :) A word of warning for the halides though; you'll likely want them hanging quite a distance above the water's surface. I have...
Forum: Fish 11-15-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,312
Posted By Beeya
As with other danio species (and other...

As with other danio species (and other scatterers?), the male releases a cloud of sperm at the moment the eggs are expressed. There's no delay between laying/fertilization as there is with egg...
Forum: Fish 11-14-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,312
Posted By Beeya
Yep. I saw that on the same site when I was...

Yep. I saw that on the same site when I was getting ready to try them. The panels are sewn together with cotton thread. I found that the tabs at the top were a bit flimsy and tended to collapse...
Forum: Fish 11-14-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,312
Posted By Beeya
I started out with a trio (1f, 2m) in a breeding...

I started out with a trio (1f, 2m) in a breeding net made from needlepoint plastic sheet. Sized the net so it would hang inside a 10g tank with an inch or so to spare in each dimension, then filled...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-23-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 38,372
Posted By Beeya
Try making your hill shape out of tiers of...

Try making your hill shape out of tiers of eggcrate. You could put a lip at the edge of each tier to hold substrate better. Then go over the whole thing with pond foam and embed some substrate into...
Forum: DIY 06-23-2010, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By Beeya
Don't do this with a tank that has a plastic...

Don't do this with a tank that has a plastic bottom rim. Aus tanks are commonly made rimless or glass-braced on the bottom, US tanks have a plastic rim that should be set on a firm surface.

p.s. I...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Beeya
Filtration choice is pretty much up to you....

Filtration choice is pretty much up to you. Either of those combinations would be fine.

An RO unit will save you oodles of money in the long run over the API tap water filter. Check ebay for...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,544
Posted By Beeya
Plumbing trip is always plural :hihi: Nail...

Plumbing trip is always plural :hihi:

Nail polish remover may not be a good call, true. However the 100% acetone sold next to the nail polish in the cosmetics aisle works great :)
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 23,106
Posted By Beeya
Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,544
Posted By Beeya
FYI for anyone playing with pvc. Acetone works in...

FYI for anyone playing with pvc. Acetone works in much the same way as pvc primer, and you'll save some $$ along the way. Pilfer your lady friend's medicine cabinet for nail polish remover if you're...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Beeya
I've never heard of that brand. That said, 3...

I've never heard of that brand. That said, 3 years ago I hadn't heard of fishneedit either and now I use their fixtures with good results. That's a very good price if the fixture turns out to be...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By Beeya
If you have a local aquarium club, be it reefing...

If you have a local aquarium club, be it reefing or freshwater, you may get very lucky and pick up a pressurized system for under $100. Check your local club forums etc and see if there is anyone...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Beeya
Using true-union ball valves will make your life...

Using true-union ball valves will make your life a lot easier in the long run. Every single time you have to do anything with the pump you'll thank yourself over and over for using them.
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Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Beeya
Easiest way is to tee off your return line and...

Easiest way is to tee off your return line and leave it that way. Have one line run through the reactor/diffuser and one not, then run both lines to your tank wherever you want (I'd place the co2...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-14-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,909
Posted By Beeya
Rugby world cup isn't till next year :hihi:

Rugby world cup isn't till next year :hihi:
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By Beeya
Do you specifically want each tank's water column...

Do you specifically want each tank's water column isolated? If not, consider drilling the tanks and have them all overflow to a sterilite sump. Layer whatever media you want inside the sterilite for...
Forum: Lighting 06-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Beeya
The purpose of using a lumenarc would be to allow...

The purpose of using a lumenarc would be to allow you to run a single bulb over the tank rather than needing multiples. Spider reflectors are okay, but their max "recommended" spread is 2'x2'. The...
Forum: Lighting 06-12-2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Beeya
Try a single 175W in a lumenarc III. ...

Try a single 175W in a lumenarc III.

http://www.aquacave.com/lumenarc-iii-large--mogul-brbase-reflector-1211.html

The reflectors are pricey, but replacing 1 bulb every 8-10mos instead of 2...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By Beeya
Next step = do I seriously have to trim the...

Next step = do I seriously have to trim the rotala again?
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Beeya
I think that will be too much light. You'll be...

I think that will be too much light. You'll be much better off with two 70s.

8" is just an arbitrary value that I've found results in good intensity from the 70W fixture/bulb combo I use. Raising...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Beeya
I have the koralia in the upper-middle of the...

I have the koralia in the upper-middle of the right side, angled downwards across the front pane. All depends on where your plants are and how your co2 is being distributed.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Beeya
I have a koralia 1 in a similarly sized tank that...

I have a koralia 1 in a similarly sized tank that presents no issues to fish or substrate. I think you'll be fine.
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