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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-13-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
  Geckos
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Posted By Kwitzats
I would love to see setups for your geckos! I...

I would love to see setups for your geckos! I have been thinking about Chamaleons. Plenty of geckos around here in Iraq Hemidactylous frenatus (or something like that)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,589
Posted By Kwitzats
4x91w i would think would do it (ebay20 bucks)...

4x91w i would think would do it (ebay20 bucks) but you would need to power them and heatsink em. I'd say around 40 totall. heating the room should be insubstatial. I cannot coment on the 45 degree...
Forum: DIY   06-09-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
or 4 it drains all the time I guess it depends...

or 4 it drains all the time
I guess it depends on the head pressure vs the restriction from spraybar
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
well 1 is unlikely unless it was on intake line.

well 1 is unlikely unless it was on intake line.
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
Vacuum breaker makes sense to me I dont know what...

Vacuum breaker makes sense to me I dont know what the heck they are called.
this seems it do 1 of 3 things.
1 suck air into tank
2 work as you described
3 (worst case) shoot water into attic
...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Kwitzats
Fluidized bed filter?

Back when i was last heavy into the hobby these were considered ther pinnacle of filtration. I never hear them mentioned anymore. Did they go by the wayside like ug heating cables. What was wrong...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,605
Posted By Kwitzats
I am so jealous! Wish I had the space for a large...

I am so jealous! Wish I had the space for a large tank.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,589
Posted By Kwitzats
Peltier effect chips epoxied to the glass with...

Peltier effect chips epoxied to the glass with heatsinks and tenp probe turning them on and off!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By Kwitzats
I wouldnt want to see everthing under the tank...

I wouldnt want to see everthing under the tank but plexi windows showing off key pieces would be pimp.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,136
Posted By Kwitzats
Use slate or broken tile on the bottom to hold...

Use slate or broken tile on the bottom to hold the stump down. I think your subtrate looks cool but unless there is something under it i do not think you will get lush growth from it. Maybe form a...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
except raise the tee as per hoppy's suggestion,...

except raise the tee as per hoppy's suggestion, and raise check valve to just above half watermark in tank and use an airgap after to prevent totall siphon in case of solenoid fail. My paint skills...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
Cool, are they submersable or inline? I really do...

Cool, are they submersable or inline? I really do not need such a high head if i can maintain water in the line with a check valve. I might be wrong but i was thinking that a eight foot head and a...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
I am trying to get away from a pump inside the...

I am trying to get away from a pump inside the tank, I have done this in the paqst with succes but i am trying for techless look inside the rtank.
I have to go up because there is no drain near th...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
BTW the refill is just a pressurized ro sytem on...

BTW the refill is just a pressurized ro sytem on a timer with a solenoid valve and float switch. Ran it for years without the NC solenoid failing open but a redundant solenoid couldnt hurt. I only...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
thats exactly how to do it! That solves one of my...

thats exactly how to do it! That solves one of my problems thanks.
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
I am going off of what is cheaply available...

I am going off of what is cheaply available online i am not home yet but wanted all theparts ready i found a 1" solenoid for 400 bucks but im not willing to spen that. Also th DW would kill me if i...
Forum: DIY   06-08-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
that should help i still have to go up before i...

that should help i still have to go up before i up (into wall an into attic) before i can go down so ill need a check valve to maintain siphon.
Forum: DIY   06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kwitzats
Auto water change hiccup

I am building a water changer, I got the refill part down but am having difficulty with the drain portion.

My goal is to get as much stuff out of tank as possible, but i have no sump. My original...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-05-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,432
Posted By Kwitzats
Id have a dimmly lit cave with subsrtate on top...

Id have a dimmly lit cave with subsrtate on top almost to the surface seperating two sides one for big fish the othe for small fish......of course you'd have the occasional explorer of the little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-30-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kwitzats
thanks for all the replies.....i will certainly...

thanks for all the replies.....i will certainly be using all the standard tricks...use seeded media,aeration,heavily plant, and bottled helpers can't hurt(i think).

but what is the fastest way to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kwitzats
Been out of the hobby for a few years but i...

Been out of the hobby for a few years but i thought the consensus was that bottled bacteria was a waste of time?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kwitzats
I only have 18 liters of as not enough for any...

I only have 18 liters of as not enough for any considerable depth so i was going to use it as a cap.....I am in Iraq cant do stuff till i get back.....but just maybe the dw can tub the as for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kwitzats
Cylcling a gravel tank....np my biggest concern...

Cylcling a gravel tank....np my biggest concern is quick mineralizing the top soil and riding the ammonia leach from it and the ada as.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,117
Posted By Kwitzats
Don't tell me it can't be done!

Ok I have a conundrum. I will have 19 days to start a tank from dry to flooded and fished. I can do no prior prep other then having all equipment standing by.

it is a 46 gal bow front.
I'll have...
Forum: Fish   05-29-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
  Krib
Views: 964
Posted By Kwitzats
If you have the lift use suction from a siphon to...

If you have the lift use suction from a siphon to suck them out...otherwise they'll lay flat and youll never net them without risk of crushing them...leave a few for parents to rear so they dont...
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