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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By mnellis3023
powerhead or chop stick

powerhead or chop stick
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2013, 11:51 AM
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Views: 10,682
Posted By mnellis3023
Just set up my 6 footer 125g. Still cycling,...

Just set up my 6 footer 125g.
Still cycling, and waiting for 30+ plants, and driftwood from Tom before I do any type of a aquascape

I still have to build the canopy, build the back ground panel...
Forum: DIY 10-16-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks guys. Rearranged the house and this rooms...

Thanks guys. Rearranged the house and this rooms purpose changed. The wife asked if we could put it against the wall to better fit the rooms purpose. She has been more then supportive and...
Forum: DIY 10-13-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Big change in plans tonight and rather...

Big change in plans tonight and rather disappointing. This tank will no longer be used as a room divider and it will no be placed against the wall like a standard tank
Forum: DIY 10-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Quick update Moved the tank in the house...

Quick update

Moved the tank in the house yesterday and did some more plumbing.
I have to get a few more parts today then she will be ready for water.
Here is a quick question for everyone, Do...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,760
Posted By mnellis3023
That sucks! They are pretty easy to find here

That sucks! They are pretty easy to find here
Forum: DIY 10-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks Crazy, I checked out your thread. I...

Thanks Crazy, I checked out your thread. I enjoyed the read, good job!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 35,760
Posted By mnellis3023
nice build thread, and you were right....this is...

nice build thread, and you were right....this is pretty similar to mine!
One thing I would suggest. The standard 3/4'' tee that you are using for the return pumps could case increased head...
Forum: DIY 10-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks, I ran out of pocket hole screws for the...

Thanks, I ran out of pocket hole screws for the center brace uprights, so I temporarily tacked them in place with some scrap wood backers. I will be making another wood and supply run this week, and...
Forum: DIY 10-01-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
Put the tank on the stand tonight and ran into...

Put the tank on the stand tonight and ran into the first problem. Luckily this stud is not load supporting. A little time with the jjg saw and problem solved. ...
Forum: DIY 09-29-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By mnellis3023
My 125g Peninsula build

This build is going to be a slow going process. This tank will be a peninsula in our basement family room acting like a room divider. My Plan is to have all equipment hidden and out of sight. I will...
Forum: DIY 10-08-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 214,903
Posted By mnellis3023
Here is my latest Reef Build

Here is my latest Reef Build
Forum: Tank Journals 08-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Here's a quick update. Got a few new plants...

Here's a quick update.
Got a few new plants and re-arranged a few things. No signs of nutrient deficiencies at this point, however I am starting to see BBA sprout up.


Here are some quick cell...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-15-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks, I am currently running between 2-3 BPS. ...

Thanks, I am currently running between 2-3 BPS. I have had this 20oz Co2 tank for over 2 months now and its still reading well over the full range on my gauge
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks! This is my first narrow planted tank and...

Thanks! This is my first narrow planted tank and its been more of a challenge then I was expecting.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
I have used the expensive-name brand substrates...

I have used the expensive-name brand substrates with mixed results. This is my first ever sand substrate tank that I have ever kept outside of reef tanks. So far, in the short period of time I have...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-14-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Here some updated photos from today. All plants...

Here some updated photos from today. All plants are doing well, not casualties of fish/plants. Still fighting some of the settling sand, but its getting better and better.

Ammonia and Nitrites...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 58,687
Posted By mnellis3023
Might as well count me in! That should make me...

Might as well count me in! That should make me #16
Forum: Tank Journals 08-10-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Alright here is my 48 hour update I Came home...

Alright here is my 48 hour update
I Came home today to a much clearer tank. All fish are still accounted for and all plants have stayed in tact as of today. I continued the 20 % a day water change...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks, I have been around for many years here...

Thanks, I have been around for many years here but tend to stay rather quiet. I currently am running a Paintball Co2 system on this tank. I would love to have the RAOK system, but since I am already...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Thanks Drew, I will tell you, this took me a...

Thanks Drew,
I will tell you, this took me a while to get enough guts to finally commit to doing. Now that its done, I am wondering why I have never done this in the past!
The most nerve racking...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
And now, this is what the tank looked this...

And now, this is what the tank looked this morning when I woke up.
This is far from being the final scape. I am not happy with the cluttered-disorganized look. Once things settle down I will be...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
At this point when the following pictures were...

At this point when the following pictures were taken it has been nearly 24 hours since I tore this tank down and "dirted" it. The water is still extremely cloudy but you can now get a feel for what...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Shortly after these pictures were taken I decided...

Shortly after these pictures were taken I decided to tear the tank down and "Dirt" the tank.

4 1/2 hours later and my tank is now officially a topsoil and sand tank.
I wont lie, I was very...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By mnellis3023
Back at it - Matt's Getting Dirty 55g

Hello Everyone,
This thread will serve as a journal for the process of changing my tank into a "Dirted" - Naturally planted tank

I used to be around here quite a bit back in the day, then...
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