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Forum: Plants   12-26-2016, 05:34 PM
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Posted By billb
That stuff is heinous! As the OP suggested, if...

That stuff is heinous! As the OP suggested, if it gets established, good luck getting rid of it. Stagnant tanks are not required for an infestation. I had it in my hairgrass carpet, weaving itself...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Well, I did with my 90 gallon for several years...

Well, I did with my 90 gallon for several years but ended up getting a 150 gallon/day RODI system and now I use that. As you know, our tap water is pretty awful!

A quick pic of the new tank....
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Forum: Tank Journals   12-23-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Hi Guys - thank you for the bump. Short...

Hi Guys - thank you for the bump.

Short version of a long story - I had a chance to build a much bigger version of this tank and will open a new thread. Same concept - crypts and large slope. I...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-22-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,089
Posted By billb
Love the foot print of your tank. Did I miss the...

Love the foot print of your tank. Did I miss the actual post with the dimensions?

I have a tank with a similar footprint, 4ft x 3ft. It too is focused on small fish from SE asia and I would...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-12-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,699
Posted By billb
Are the large emersed plants Anubias gigantea?

Are the large emersed plants Anubias gigantea?
Forum: Lighting   09-13-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By billb
I would suppose you will have several options. ...

I would suppose you will have several options. Kessil suggests that the pendants can cover a 2x2 ft area (I have two on a 4ft tank). They are pretty low profile and produce a nice shimmer if that...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 24,247
Posted By billb
Wow! That is a beautiful tank and stand. It...

Wow!
That is a beautiful tank and stand. It completely goes with the other cabinets in your room. Love the Synergy Reef overflows. I just got one for a tank I am looking to set up. Very low...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Myswysins - Thank you! I think that introducing...

Myswysins - Thank you! I think that introducing tissue culture plants to a new, unstable tank probably contributed to the melting a big way. Didn't know about flow contributing too. Oh well. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
9-2-16 update

Quick update. Things go slowly with Crypts so I will be updating less frequently.

First, one tactic I am trying with this new tank is to use Hornwort in place of stems as a rapid growth...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Update 8/23/16 Ė two weeks in and one week after...

Update 8/23/16 Ė two weeks in and one week after the BIG MELT.

A quick update this week. Things are slowly progressing. Did I lose any plants? Maybe, it is still early yet. The API ammonia...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-16-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
IíM MELTING! Well that really isnít a big...

IíM MELTING!

Well that really isnít a big surprise with crypts. I hadnít used tissue culture plants before so I guess I was hoping they might be more resistant. Not so much. One challenge with...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-12-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Thanks guys. As promised, I will give you...

Thanks guys.

As promised, I will give you some more details about this build. First, I wanted to provide two links to Discovery Planetuk You tube videos that provided inspiration
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-11-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By billb
Crypt clear stream biotope - update 9/2/16

Well.
It has been a long time since I set up a new tank and a long time since I created a tank journal. Bear with me! I hope it will prove useful/entertaining.

So.
How did I finally decide to...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 163,415
Posted By billb
Loved this thread and that tank. It's longevity...

Loved this thread and that tank. It's longevity was a tribute to an excellent design. Hope you will be able to fit another tank (and start another thread) into your future plans.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-08-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By billb
Very nice tank! Your conditions in the tank are...

Very nice tank! Your conditions in the tank are fine. I don't think the difference in your make up water pH will cause any issues if added at a reasonable rate. There is an online vendor who sells...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 28,044
Posted By billb
Hi Adam, I am an Oto fan too and currently have a...

Hi Adam, I am an Oto fan too and currently have a species tank set up - just CRS and Otos. Like you, I am certain that the batch of otos I bought is composed of two species. I cant guess at what...
Forum: Equipment   04-18-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By billb
Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I...

Probably several ways to do this. Like you, I wanted to ensure that the tank has good O2 levels without an air stone. My 90 gallon uses a Mazzei injector for CO2 delivery controlled by a pH...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-12-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By billb
I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon...

I live in San Diego and have CRS in a 90 gallon planted aquarium. I dose EI and have been doing weekly 50% water changes. Initially I used tap but eventually I got higher grade CRS and now use...
Forum: Plants   10-26-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By billb
I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been...

I have had good luck with fissidens. It has been growing attached to drift wood that is just below the surface (maybe 4 inches) This sits below a 150 MH light a little over a foot above the...
Forum: DIY   10-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,312
Posted By billb
Oops, just saw that you found out they are the...

Oops, just saw that you found out they are the same thing. good luck and don't spend much time breathing those vapors - not good for you.
Forum: Equipment   07-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,452
Posted By billb
I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows...

I have a reeflo pump with two one inch inflows merging into a 1.5 inch pump inlet. This works well until my prefilters get dirty and then I will get cavitaion issues in the pump. I am also...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By billb
Hi Brandon, So - consider the pH value used...

Hi Brandon,

So - consider the pH value used in my example as a surrogate for CO2 levels - to your point, too much is a known danger to animals.

Their are no really compelling arguments for...
Forum: Equipment   07-07-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By billb
Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very...

Like Dave H, I have a pH controller and am very happy with it. That said, in most cases, you don't need this if you set things up right and are observant. A couple points:

Your pH will swing a...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-09-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 72,286
Posted By billb
I love this shot! This was one of my favorite...

I love this shot! This was one of my favorite threads, The tank and it's dimension are great. Will you be using a controller (ex Apex by Neptune systems)?
Forum: Equipment   06-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,126
Posted By billb
Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by...

Wow. That kind of room temp will not be fixed by changing the filters. If you do not have air conditioning you will always struggle with warm water. My suggestion is a bit different than what has...
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