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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 450
Posted By Bushkill
A 4x4x2 freestanding cube. Amazon biotope, Altum...

A 4x4x2 freestanding cube. Amazon biotope, Altum angels only.
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Bushkill
This is it in a nutshell.

This is it in a nutshell.
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Bushkill
This works with FD foods too. Essentially the...

This works with FD foods too. Essentially the same idea.
Forum: Lighting 07-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Bushkill
You're very welcome. I bought a couple just to...

You're very welcome. I bought a couple just to give it a try, and I bought several more since then. They even come with adhesive backing so you could stick them on the very ends of your light...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Bushkill
For new fish, this really is the only way. ...

For new fish, this really is the only way.

They've obviously gotten used to very different foods somewhere along the line and true hunger is the about the only thing that will make them "un-fussy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
Oh heck, the my youngest starts his last year of...

Oh heck, the my youngest starts his last year of college in a month, so I'm just getting around to all the things I wanted when I was a kid! It takes a while.

Purigen is awesome and the alumina in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
I just got the 25th tank set up in the fish room....

I just got the 25th tank set up in the fish room. If I tested for everything I wouldn't be typing this, lol! Simple observation is my favorite test kit.

I use Purigen and Phosgard in tandem in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
An important point to consider with water changes...

An important point to consider with water changes is that they simply dilute whatever is in the water column. So that a 25% water change will only decrease nitrates of 30+ppm to 22.5ppm and depending...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
The fishing line, or any sort of inert plastic...

The fishing line, or any sort of inert plastic spacer you can fashion, should be used in each of the outer silicone beads. It will assure uniformity of thickness.

No, it's not a small project...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Bushkill
If you're pressed for space, I don't think you'll...

If you're pressed for space, I don't think you'll find a smaller moonlight solution than this:

http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/aquarium-lighting/current-led-lunar-light-blue.html

You...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
I think you'll have a tough time getting acetone...

I think you'll have a tough time getting acetone to remove cured silicone. Invest in a box of straight razor blades and be generous with using fresh ones. buy a few sheets of 420 grit sandpaper. Cut...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
I have a LOT of tanks, and if anything I'm late...

I have a LOT of tanks, and if anything I'm late in changing the Phosgard. I haven't seen any negative effects; actually quite the opposite. When I fall behind on my water change schedules, the first...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
Most media like Phosgard need water circulation...

Most media like Phosgard need water circulation throughout to work properly. You can put some in a media bag and place the bag in an HOB filter or a canister. I also use Phosgard in the canisters on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By Bushkill
If it subsided when you cleaned your substrate,...

If it subsided when you cleaned your substrate, you may want to consider doing it again and giving some thought to your water change frequency and amount of water changed. I've struggled with brown...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
There's lots of clamps on the market now. Before...

There's lots of clamps on the market now. Before you order those band clamps, make sure there's enough strapping in there to do a 360 around a 210G. I can't remember the dimensions of a 210G, but...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
Horizontal to the edge of the viewing pane. That...

Horizontal to the edge of the viewing pane. That will embed the string in the outer seam, with no fishing line sticking out. Yes, they stay in place. You shouldn't need more than three short sections...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
BTW, the RTV103 is a good choice. Check it for...

BTW, the RTV103 is a good choice. Check it for expiration dates. If the date isn't stamped on the tubes, go to the Momentive website with the lot number and you should be able to make sure you have a...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
Use very short (1/2" or so) lengths of 4lb test...

Use very short (1/2" or so) lengths of 4lb test fishing line to be embedded in the outer (the one with the bubbles) silicone bead (the concave silicone bead that you can feel is referred to as the...
Forum: DIY 07-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 393
Posted By Bushkill
You should get a few responses here but I, for...

You should get a few responses here but I, for one, would rebuild it. I only looked at the first couple and it was enough to lead me to think that the tank had been rebuilt once before and wasn't...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Bushkill
A sound approach. It's a fascinating process to...

A sound approach. It's a fascinating process to watch for sure. While convicts are among the most fierce guardians during the spawning process, taking their spawns too early can frustrate them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Bushkill
Oh, I agree. But there's a great deal of paranoia...

Oh, I agree. But there's a great deal of paranoia that folks have when they evaluate used tanks, and this is just one element. For me, it's more the discoloring that would be an issue.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-11-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Bushkill
Ah yes! Daughter # 2 just learned that Iphones...

Ah yes! Daughter # 2 just learned that Iphones don't swim in the toilet. Set her back a few $.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Bushkill
If the tank had been treated with copper, the...

If the tank had been treated with copper, the silicone would be stained blue to blue-green.
Forum: Fish 07-11-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Bushkill
Not common, but it does happen as you now know....

Not common, but it does happen as you now know. It happens in lots of animals.
Forum: Fish 07-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Bushkill
The whole process becomes a "conflict" for many...

The whole process becomes a "conflict" for many of us. Watching cichlids who are good parent-raisers go through the whole process certainly makes us see them in a totally different way than we see...
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