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Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By lochaber
I think any sort of aquatic moss, anubias, java...

I think any sort of aquatic moss, anubias, java fern, bolbitis, or anything else you attach to wood will work. It will just take a bit of time to grow out of the water.

I'm pretty sure the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-21-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By lochaber
I don't think they add a significant amount, but...

I don't think they add a significant amount, but that's just a guess, I have no idea on the actual numbers.

I think for the most part, they are eating algae, fungus, left over food, biofilm, etc....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By lochaber
I've got some containers on a window sill with...

I've got some containers on a window sill with plant cuttings in them, the biggest are ~1litre cups that pho comes in. They all have some sort of aquarium snail in them that has been doing fine for...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-21-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By lochaber
Another vote for the loctite gel. The...

Another vote for the loctite gel.

The container is really great, in that it gives you an absurd amount of control. You can get a very small, precise amount out.

I think it's the only variant...
Forum: DIY 11-18-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By lochaber
I did this with a bunch of glass scraps I had. ...

I did this with a bunch of glass scraps I had. Probably going to use them as braces to hold mattenfilters in, but not certain.

I just got some emery cloth (I can't even remember what grit size),...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By lochaber
I'm kinda curious what this is. it reminds...

I'm kinda curious what this is.

it reminds me of how you can find little piles of earthworm castings outside near an earthworm hole, so I'd suspect it's something similar - you've got some critter...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By lochaber
I just took apart an old, cheap heater last week...

I just took apart an old, cheap heater last week (got it with a used tank).

Had a bit of condensation in it. didn't look like the seals were bad. Also had some 'burnt' areas inside.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By lochaber
For the most part, only stones that are...

For the most part, only stones that are carbonates/contain carbonates will affect the chemistry. This is stuff like coral, shells, limestone, and marble.

Silicates are generally safe, and pretty...
Forum: DIY 11-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By lochaber
Take a look over on Dendroboard...

Take a look over on Dendroboard (http://www.dendroboard.com/)

A lot of people build ventilation systems for their vivs, and use some set up with computer fans and phone chargers, there are quite a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By lochaber
I'll take your word on the color, but the...

I'll take your word on the color, but the shape/structure of the background looks pretty decent.

I wouldn't worry too much about the color either, as I imagine you'll get a bunch of algae growing...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By lochaber
I think any sort of light you would use for a...

I think any sort of light you would use for a similar sized aquarium would probably work fine for a paludarium as well.

Most houseplants and such have very low light requirements, and can often be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By lochaber
I've used that type of foam for other projects,...

I've used that type of foam for other projects, and currently have some of the thicker stuff padding my tank/stand.

I've seen some that already has an adhesive on one side, so you might be able to...
Forum: DIY 11-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By lochaber
For me, it's mostly to buy some more time and...

For me, it's mostly to buy some more time and limit the damage of any potential spills, especially catastrophic ones. I only really need it to hold water the ~8-12 hours or so that I'm likely to be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By lochaber
Generally speaking, snail shells are only...

Generally speaking, snail shells are only formed/grown right around the edge of the opening. If it's the apex or some other part, that's probably less to do with diet, and more to do with water...
Forum: Substrate 11-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By lochaber
You can use flourite for a cap (I've done it),...

You can use flourite for a cap (I've done it), but you'll need the cap to be a bit thicker then if you were using sand. Also, you will probably get a bit more leaching of tannins and such, if that's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By lochaber
I think it might actually make it worse. You...

I think it might actually make it worse.

You are less likely to see a reflection in the glass when you can see through it - if more light is coming from outside then in (think looking inside a...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By lochaber
You might need different types for different...

You might need different types for different conditions.

Most of the aquarium mosses will grow really well in a wet emersed type environment, so you might be able to start by putting bits of them...
Forum: DIY 11-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By lochaber
Depending on what the room is like, you may be...

Depending on what the room is like, you may be able to build a shallow tray to help contain water.

I'm doing this, partly because I told my landlord I would, and also partly just incase.

For...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By lochaber
I'm a big fan of bolting wood onto slate. ...

I'm a big fan of bolting wood onto slate.

You can buy individual slate tiles in most of the big box stores, they usually have them in 12" squares, and some other weird size like 14" or 16" or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-06-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By lochaber
I'm a big fan of painting the back of the tank. ...

I'm a big fan of painting the back of the tank.

While I've never tried to remove it from a tank, I've scraped plenty of paint off of windows that I feel fairly certain that a razor blade scraper...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-06-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By lochaber
I strongly favor a black background painted on. ...

I strongly favor a black background painted on.

Especially with some plants and such, and decent lighting, it makes the back of the tank almost invisible, it just fades into shadow behind the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-05-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By lochaber
I imagine it's fine. I wouldn't worry about it...

I imagine it's fine. I wouldn't worry about it being slightly soft, at worst, it will just get chewed up by snails and plecos a bit faster then the harder stuff.

If you are concerned about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By lochaber
Diana beat me to it, but I'd be more concerned...

Diana beat me to it, but I'd be more concerned about the other stuff, the hairspray itself and what not then the actual glitter.

Maybe throw some carbon in your filter and do a water change.
Forum: Substrate 11-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By lochaber
I think some blasting grit is reclaimed/recycled,...

I think some blasting grit is reclaimed/recycled, so it's more likely to have metal and paint chips in it.

I think the black beaty/black diamond stuff that people get is typical virgin, so it...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By lochaber
If you aren't using a GFCI outlet (or don't...

If you aren't using a GFCI outlet (or don't think it's working properly), you can buy extension cords and powerstrips with an integrated GFCI, and also GFCI units that just plug into a standard...
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