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  1. Equipment
    I need some good advice for a 75 gal planted aquarium, This is what I have, I have 2 ? unknown gph hob filters I have 1 on each end of the aquarium to filter the tank & plenty of plant's & a small # of zebra & leopard danios. What I'm looking to do is make a small - medium size filter that...
  2. DIY
    I'm looking into building my own lid for my 40 gallon. Couldn't find anything online anywhere. So, I'll be building one. What's everyone's goto for building lids? I want to incorporate lighting into my lid also. Some if the ideas I see online are chinsey. I want to build something strong and...
  3. Substrate
    Hi all, Im going to try a dirt tank for a new project. I have some organic topsoil on the way. I have Tetra ActiveSubstrate (a clay) and play sand. Should i mix some of this clay and sand into the top soil (if its quite dence - wont know until i get it) or just put the dirt down, then the...
  4. Tank Journals
    Welcome to my Journal Thread! The title will be self-explanatory after a while, but in the meantime, an important disclaimer: You may see things in this thread that have your common sense screaming "NOOOOOO" from the depths of your brain. If you see such things and have such a reaction, but...
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi, I'm thinking of making some DIY root tabs according to an old recipe i found on here. I just got my ferts, but the plants i have atm are root feeders so i wanted a try a making some. and i don't think i wanna try osmocote The ingredients are CaSo4, MgSo4, Kno3, K2so4, Kh2po4, a cup of...
  6. DIY
    The setup: 3 2-liter coke bottles with 2 cups of sugar per bottle, tap water, and yeast. They are connected via T-valves to a DIY bubble counter and, in turn, an air stone. As the room is cold, I have the coke bottles in a small heated tank at ~80F. I have a diffuser, but I have never managed...
  7. DIY
    I know the idea is to have a thicker medium that slows down the metabolism of the sugar, but I believe this first batch I made is too runny. Rather than going back to square one, can I just dump it in and cross my fingers?
  8. DIY
    I currently live on the second story of an apartment complex, I can’t really put up a fish room. Recently, I had the idea to make a portable system that I think might work. Basically it consist of 3-5 buckets/large bins, syphons between the tanks, and a sponge filter type apparatus. The water...
  9. DIY
    Hey planted tank, At the moment I'm running 6ft mml tubes and they are begining to fail. The tank is 1800mm(L)x600mm(W)x750(H) Roughly 650-700 to substrate depending on the area. What I want to create is a light that will last and will decent. I'm thinking: 5 Meanwell LDD - which will let...
  10. DIY
    Hello, sorry for bad english but please bear with me, i have built a 120x60x50 cm terrarium with 40mm wooden beams as support for a royal/ball python and will purchase acrylic bathroom paint today to paint it with, the paint has 1g of VOC/L wich is the lowest i was able to find but since it is...
  11. Lighting
    I used to have a 20gal long (30" length) tank with a Finnex 24/7 planted+ Recently, I upgraded to a 40 gallon breeder (36" in length) Since have new grow lights for my 40gal, I would like to use the Finnex as moonlighting only. What is the easiest way to mount the Finnex on to a longer tank?
  12. Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium
    Hello there! I have created my first terrarium this past week and am hoping to be able to glean some knowledge, insight and feedback as I start this new aspect of my hobby. I snagged a $5 glass bowl and $6 "retro" desk lamp at a garage sale last weekend. I'm certain I have made all sorts...
  13. DIY
    I just setup this FZONE DIY CO2 setup, and its run out of CO2 so I needed to change the material. Well, I took it out and looked at the bottom of the cylinder and for some reason there is a crystal precipitant that has formed and HOT water isn't doing much to it. Is there a way I could get it...
  14. Tank Journals
    Hi everyone! This has been a long process and I am writing now with the tank full of water and plants-- so it will take a few posts to bring you all up to speed. Last Christmas, December 2020, I got the 75 gallon tank I had been wanting. The tank isn't in perfect condition, we bought it used...
  15. Lighting
    As I'm contemplating a low profile shade for my Chihiros WRGB2 (Their stock one seems bulky but I may give up and get it), I remembered I had made one for my ONF Flat nano+ that worked really well, fit it's aesthetic, and was essentially free. I thought I would share it if glare is annoying for...
  16. Tank Journals
    last journal kept here was 10 years ago! i have been in and out of the hobby over those years. but if you watch enough green aqua on youtube you get the itch again! lol..anyway i had a severely hard water stained 60p in storage, took one look and said nope... so i scoured the internet for a new...
  17. DIY
    Hey friends, I finished putting in a central air system. It's been long time coming! This allows me to continue building out the fish room further as I seek to carry more species from Indonesia. I wrote a thorough blog post about it. I am also pushing to have more complete website too. In my...
  18. DIY
    Hello, Pardon my English. I have been a member for a while and havent really posted anything. I have several planted tanks and some of them are high-tech using commercial regulators. I was given several dual-stage regulators and I thought that I could try to "build" a CO2 regulator for my next...
  19. Tank Journals
    This project's been a long time in the making and will likely be a while longer before there's any water in it. I'll be DIY'ing the light fixture, stand and autodoser. Main equipment as follows: Waterbox Clear 3620 3 x 24w T5HO Eheim 2217 Eheim 2215 Matheson 2-stage reg + 2 Fabco NV-55s +...
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