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  • Brhino's Avatar
    Today, 05:56 PM
    One thing I noticed in all of the photos you linked is that there is a single piece of wood that dominates the hardscape of the tank. I agree that...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Well, if I had dreams of the undergravel jets magically whisking away all the poop straight into the filter, Mr. Pleco has brought me back to...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-18-2014, 07:10 PM
    I moved the pleco first. I have never dealt with a more laid back fish. It didn't even try to get away when I slid the net underneath it. It...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 10:11 PM
    After several days of tinkering, I've got the heaters dialed in where I want them. They're still holding at right about 80, but both of them cycle...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:03 PM
    The tank seems to be holding steady right around 80 degrees, so maybe the calibration on the heaters is off a tad. I'd like to see both heaters...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 04:12 PM
    I remembered at the last minute that the top of the overflow has a large hole on each side intended for the return pipes. I wanted to cover those up...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 12:37 AM
    pH came back 7.8, just like all my other water. I'm doing a large water change now anyhow, just to hopefully get rid of any crud leftover from the...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 12:13 AM
    I'm pretty excited, but also hesitant as well. Whenever I set up a new tank, I always have this sneaking suspicion that I've done something horribly...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-12-2014, 08:26 PM
    yup, the stocklist has been set for a while now. ...but I did have to look it up to remember everything, so I don't hold it against anyone else from...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-10-2014, 01:29 PM
    The heaters arrived yesterday. I put one in the sump and turned it on, set for 90F. When i started I measured an air temperature of 68F and a water...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-09-2014, 01:58 PM
    My shipment of bioballs arrived last night. 5 gallons of them fill up four trays pretty much perfectly. Unfortunately the baby decided to be super...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:41 PM
    unfortunately it's fairly cold in my basement, so I have that working against me. On the plus side acrylic is supposed to be better at retaining...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:07 PM
    The jets are working pretty well. They're not directing everything into the overflow quite as strongly as I had hoped, but I do plan to upgrade the...
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    10-06-2014, 04:29 PM
    I don't expect the flow will be CONTROLLED by the media, just reduced somewhat by it. I've got 1.5" diameter pipes dumping into 12"x12" trays. ...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-06-2014, 04:45 AM
    I took a quick two-day trip. In that time, the driftwood has taken on enough water to be approximately neutrally buoyant, the tannins are turning...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 01:14 PM
    The only catch is anything I put in has to be able to fit through the openings. I've got the piece in the above photo, and then one that's been in...
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    10-03-2014, 03:40 AM
    I've got some custom sized foam on order now. I'm kind of waiting for that, and I also need to update my budget and see how much money I still have...
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    10-02-2014, 02:18 PM
    from what I've read lava rock works pretty well except that the pores get clogged easily and then it's a lot less effective. I'm probably going to...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-02-2014, 01:43 PM
    Good question! Right now the noisiest thing is the sound of water splashing straight out of the outlets into the sump. The filters actually...
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    09-30-2014, 04:42 PM
    After a bit of searching, I'm thinking about trying these guys: http://www.angelsplus.com/FiltersCustom.htm They offer foam in 15, 30, and 50ppi...
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    09-30-2014, 03:55 PM
    I cut a precision hole in the top of the drawer organizer that will form the body of the filter. Two drawers get stacked on top of each other,...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 12:07 AM
    Without the filters, the outlet into the sump just ends in a hanging pipe. This is messy and noisy, and it's kind of splattering water every which...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 11:56 PM
    I hooked up my undergravel plumbing and ran a few gallons through it. Looking lively. I took a trip to Lowes for a few bits of PVC to raise up...
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  • Brhino's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 02:00 AM
    haha, this is supposed to be, per my wife, my last setup. But you never know. We're rearranging furniture in the dining room where the goldfish...
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    09-28-2014, 01:41 AM
    Yeah, I thought about using something else. I have a similar location in my 75g community tank that I've sealed up with the claylike stuff they use...
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    09-28-2014, 01:01 AM
    It's been two months but I'm back from the dead. That's one month of travel plus one month of being lazy after traveling. I've finally got the time...
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Date of Birth
April 14, 1982 (32)
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Location:
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Fishkeeping (duh!), video games, toddler wrangling
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Electrical Engineer
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Aquarium 1:
75 gallon community tank - Danios, Bronze Corys, Platys, Black Skirt Tetras, Otos, Pearl Gourami, Bristlenose Pleco, Assassin Snails, Red Cherry Shrimp
Aquarium 2:
60 (2' cube) fancy gallon goldfish tank
Aquarium 3:
10g tank w/ betta, apple snails
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Freshwater
Rest of Your Aquariums:
70 gallon clown loach grow out tank under construction, 10 gallon fry tank, 10 gallon QT tank, 10 gallon disabled goldfish home
How I got started with aquariums.:
After limited childhood experience, I got my hands on a 29 gallon setup my friend was upgrading from. Now I'm off and running!

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300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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  7. I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you!

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  9. hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD

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  22. for counting 99 shrimp - great thread

  23. I try to learn something new every day, you help tremendously with that! Thank you!

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