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    Love these pics! When people visit my place...

    Love these pics!

    When people visit my place and look at my tank, they do a double take. They ask me "wheres the filter?" and I know they are thinking in their head *oh my gosh, those fish are...
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    Welcome! I am reading this post in Compton.....

    Welcome! I am reading this post in Compton.. ehehe.
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    They eat algea?? OOOh i want them.

    They eat algea?? OOOh i want them.
  4. No-tech damsel tank? Is that a thing?

    No-tech damsel tank? Is that a thing?
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    Awww yeeeea. This is what I'm talking about. I...

    Awww yeeeea. This is what I'm talking about. I have enough noise and wire spaghetti in my life. I think my future is going to be all this. Even the large tanks.

    24/7 central heat makes...
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    No-tech tanks.. anybody out there doing this?

    Any body running NO-tech tanks out there? Or am I nuts? No filter, no heater, no nothing. Just sunlight or a desklamp? I did tanks like this back in the day and those were my favorite tanks.. ...
  7. I experimented with the opposite. I tried...

    I experimented with the opposite. I tried terrestrial baby tears submerged like ten years ago, but it was a fail. I guess its a completely different plant. I think I posted about it here.

    I...
  8. I'm really diggin these "new" freshwater fish I...

    I'm really diggin these "new" freshwater fish I ran across. Not looking to get into deep into salt. I'll probly just do a low maintenance damsel/molly tank. Same type of deal as years back at the...
  9. My mom has pothos in her tank. I thought that it...

    My mom has pothos in her tank. I thought that it was one of those deals where you should take it out once in a while, but it seems fine under water forever. So far..
  10. They are barely touching the water. I had the...

    They are barely touching the water. I had the same worry, I'll keep an eye on it. I did see this..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay9KhYYm6xQ

    I could always switch them over to a non fish...
  11. Kind of extreme, but I'm trying taro bulbs above...

    Kind of extreme, but I'm trying taro bulbs above the surface. We'll see if it works.

    I found them in the kitchen with sprouts already coming out. Figured what the heck I'll try.
  12. Back a year late, 2019 updated fry pic.. ...

    Back a year late, 2019 updated fry pic.. sleeping under her ameca splendens bed tank.

    Going to try to dig out this 35 again and try salt again. Maybe my 90 also. If they are still solid. Awful...
  13. YES brown CPO's is what I'm after.. thank you!

    YES brown CPO's is what I'm after.. thank you!
  14. drawf crays, been gone for a while. best source to go to?

    Been offline for a while, miss these little critters more than anything else. Are they more common these days? Where do I go?

    All I have now is a salt tank with mollies, a betta, and minnows...
  15. Looking good, nice way to return to the hobby! ...

    Looking good, nice way to return to the hobby! LED's are soooo good now eh.
  16. Came back from a work trip and all my fish are...

    Came back from a work trip and all my fish are dead. I'm guessing over feeding but who knows. I think I'm going to take another few years off. Be back in 2018!
  17. I've noticed my tank is tilted on the foam. I...

    I've noticed my tank is tilted on the foam. I don't remember it being like that when I first filled it.. Maybe the multi layer deal would have prevented it.

    Going to look for something thin...
  18. I see Harbor Freight has some black foam "anti...

    I see Harbor Freight has some black foam "anti fatigue" mats. I will pick some up if I drive by one of them. Hopefully I can cut it neater than I did on my existing mats. I should make sure the...
  19. Yes, uneven. And not level also. That multi...

    Yes, uneven. And not level also. That multi step solution while I'm sure it would work is a lot of layers.. visually. I used wood boards the last time I put tanks on this same brick surface and its...
  20. Its 4k color temp. No idea on color quality for...

    Its 4k color temp. No idea on color quality for any of these though, so try at your own peril!
  21. There is now a $10 samsung with a built in...

    There is now a $10 samsung with a built in dimming feature. Switch on/off/on to reduce lumen output. This is direct wire to 110v so it works without a ballast.
    ...
  22. Those are both good options. I will try some of...

    Those are both good options. I will try some of the shims under my foam to level it out.


    The tank with the kids foam needs something thick or it will crack on the pressure points.. Its on aged...
  23. For uneven surfaces.. what do you use under your tanks?

    I've got some of those interlocking kids foam tiles between my brick fireplace and my tank. Eventually I'd like to get a nicer tank and use something that looks better. What are you guys using? ...
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    Are you sure your lights are really dying? It...

    Are you sure your lights are really dying? It could be the cheap plastic lenses degrading from clear to opaque.
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    Mouth is still open but dude seems ok.. I feed...

    Mouth is still open but dude seems ok.. I feed flakes and he goes for the bitty ones.
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    Heads up HOB peeps. Eheim liberty 150 for $15

    I love HOB. If you do too.. Eheim discontinued this filter for the US market. Now you can get them cheap. I bought a couple at "the aquarium" in Culver, and they had more last time I was there. ...
  27. You know now that I think of it my mother paid...

    You know now that I think of it my mother paid several hundred dollars for an LED bathroom counter light fixture for her guest bathroom.. I hate it.. lousy light and lousy looks. I would put money...
  28. Thread: Inglewood

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    South bay isn't too far south of Inglewood. The...

    South bay isn't too far south of Inglewood. The aquarium in Culver city isn't far west. I haven't been to Jim's in years. Is Jim himself still working the counter??
  29. Well, with all the old laptop DC power supplies I...

    Well, with all the old laptop DC power supplies I have.. as well as other power supplies.. maybe I'll order one. 4.1 amps at 24 volts is what it says, I got to dig through my garage and see what I...
  30. Truck bumper type LED light bars for fish tanks!?

    So I'm frugal, and I'm always looking for things from other higher production industries which can be adapted to smaller production hobby items. And I hate it when I start a thought with "so." When...
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