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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    Hi All, I used to build DIY LED fixtures using the MakersLED fixture sets with my own LEDs, etc. But I've switched over to buying fancier commercial lights now since time is more valuable to me than money now. I'm trying to gauge if anyone is interested in buying them off me for super cheap. If...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 +...
  11. Equipment
    Well, sorry folks, but I am feeling pretty frustrated, need to rant! After having spent 3-4 days now, spending a few hours every day, learning, researching, shopping etc. I am feeling totally paralyzed by analysis. Still I feel I am only halfway through. Also it seems like I will not be really...
  12. DIY
    I hate, despise, and absolutely loathe the plastic container that the API Freshwater Master Test Kit comes with. Did I mention I don't like it?! So I DIY'd my own version using scrap wood and materials I had lying around. Total cost: $0 (all scrap materials) I highly recommend wenge wood for...
  13. DIY
    Hi Guys, I've been an active fish tank user over the years and plan on converting a ~130 gallon saltwater tank into a paludarium. My idea right now is to cut down the one corner outflow so that it is about 12 inches high to aid filtration and then use the other corner outflow as a water...
  14. Tank Journals
    After a long absence on Planted Tank and a complete disassembly of all my tanks I decided Last October to take the big step of moving my tanks to the basement. With this move I was able to finally get my first 75g aquarium. My space allocated in the basement is 6x8' rectangle enough to...
  15. DIY
    i made a cheap filter using a water bottle, powerhead, and a sponge. Air started accumulating in it. I think it's CO2 from aerobic bacteria in the sponge. But I don't know, it could be methane or something. Thoughts? It used to look like the first image, but after a day, the air bubble...
  16. DIY
    Hi All, I have been skulking around on DIY Co2 forums for ages now. I want the lush plant life, but I am terribly afraid of gassing my fish and my dear snail, Lewis. I also did not want my fish to suffer at night as my DIY co2 continued to run. As it is, I plan to run c02 at around half the...
  17. Tank Journals
    Well I'm back. After moving into our new house, getting a dog and just living life in general, I started up again. I let my other tanks go before we moved, I just could not keep up with trying to get things setup in our new place and maintaining the hobby. It started earlier this year, we had...
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  18. Lighting
    New to the freshwater planted aquarium but have been a serious fishkeeper for a numbers of years (freshwater community and Mbuna) I have been given a 36 gallon bowfront aquarium and have decided to try live plants. I currently have it set up with a diy lighting solution until I decide on (with...
  19. Equipment
    I've been researching for hours trying to get all this straight. I'm trying to work out a budget dual stage CO2 setup, but I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the options. Here's my current understanding: In the case of regulators made for aquariums, like this GLA model, the term "regulator" is used...
  20. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a [hair] algae problem, and I was wondering if a UV filter is an effective contributing solution? (In conjunction with water changes, filtration, manual removal, excel, and algae eaters) The ones on Amazon seem to be around $60, so I was thinking of pursuing a DIY approach. I was...
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