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About divy

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    Sooty Grunter
  • Birthday 05/11/1985

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    bettas, and anything with an engine but mainly motorbikes (ive got 6 atm lol)
  1. thanks you two, I just cant seem to say away from betta's I got this tank to kerp the female in there but my 2footer is empty at the moment cause im doing a dry start method with HC so the male calls it home for the time being And he gets a workout in there too cause every now and then he finds the otto and cases it for a second or too so hes still lazy As fo the plants a scape Brazzi thanks i only used what i had and just seeing what plants can grow under the led light but so far the carpet plant is doing well i want to add a few different plants but need another light and co2 and my main planted tank is taking up my fishtank funds lol ill post a update when the carpet plant fills in
  2. Hi Paul, Ive tried to reply to your thread on AquariumLife but Ive been having troubles with my account and cant reply to some threads I dont know if your seen my light hood but i run 2 80mm coolmaster computer fans on my hood with temp controller its 2foot and i run 4 24w T5HO's, with all 4 lights on the temp display reads 50-60 but with the fans on full speed it quickly drops to around 25-28 my fans turn on when the lights turn on and i usualy just have 2 globes running and fans set to there slowest speed and the temp stays again to around 25-28 Inside my hood is really tight which is harder to cool so with what your planing i think 2 80mm or 120mm fans will work a treat The link to the leds dont work for me but im pretty sure ive seen the ones your taking about, there are other units like this that i have seen on AL that use white leds and give a nicer look then the purple colour ones As for the design im a little confused of what your describing but it dosnt take much for me to get confused ( ill have to wait to see your cad ) but i also have used a long piano hinge on a 3foot hood and worked well but the front and sides of my hood rested on the tank to take the weight Like i said its hard for me to get a picture of your design but when you say your after wood have you considerd MDF? its pretty stong,cheap and comes in alot of sizes and different thickness the only problem with using mdf is that you would have to waterproof the inside since condensation will get in there and destroy it, the outside would be fine since you will have the brushed sheets on it anyways man i hope that i at least help a little with the fans and look forward to checking out your design piccys
  3. Hey all long time no see, I havnt been on here much lately since i stopped breeding and keeping bettas and have been more into the planted tank side of things but i got a pair of HM's off someone and set-up a nano tank for him
  4. Hard to tell if he is a DT or not from the pic plus that you said there is no split in the tail but if you said you dont know if there is a split in the tail i would have say yes because he has Characteristics of a DT like the broad dorsal fin and heavy tail as for colour name to me its a mustard gas
  5. Really nice fishish is the blue mustard a double tail? he looks like the one i had (in my avator pic)
  6. Very nice Mic, he has great balanced finnage! I cant remember is it only black orchid females that are usualy infertile or all females with black genes? anyways congrats on the spawn i cant wait to see some juvie pics
  7. Hey Michael long time no see, I havnt been on here for awhile since i stopped keeping and breeding bettas but getting a few so im trying to catch up on my betta info when i saw 'green' you got me excited i was hoping you were trying to breed a true grass green colour but this is a really nive male! any future plans with f2 ext? full mask maybe?
  8. Im the same as you jo about grades, im learning as i go along all i know is i want a tank full of hino's lol My otto'd are pigs! there was 4-5 shrimp in one place so i just dropped a piece of Shirakura food in front of them i minute ago and i just turned my head and 3 otto's have taken over why eat algae when you can have shrimp food lol I understand what you mean about having them shipped, is there a LFS around that can order them in? I know someone has them aswell but again you would be in the same boat if they survive shipping LMAO again im the same as you, i saw the tiger shrimp for sale and was thinking damn if only i had another tank set up, im still thinking of setting one up for the tigers I had Planaria too and snails, i dosed no-Planaria for 3 days i think and all the Planaria was gone, it killed alot of the smaller snails but the larger ones are still around i left some shrimp food in the tank and forgot to clean it up and the next day some planaria showed up so at least i know now not to keep uneaten food in the tank over night or the planaria will show up that sucks about the vanishing shrimp, are you sure there gone not just hiding? even with my iwagumi scape with not alot for big plants my shrimp hide very well, most of the time i count 7-8 but if i look hard enough and move some HG around i find most of them
  9. Since its a shrimp only tank except for the otto's i think i could fit a 150-200 the filter would have no problems with the bio load cause i have a 2215 yeah ive started with all A grades 10 A grade CRS and 15 A grade CBS I think thats a good number to start off with, ill just leave them be and wait to see if they breed and hopefully ill get a large colony in there but if a decent deal for a few more crystals pops up on AL ill probably grab them lol I was told too that they dont ship well and even if they do make it you'll loose some in a week or two in the tank thats why i got 5 of them, i was guessing i would loose 1-2 but all of mine are fine even abit fat lol hows your shrimp doing?
  10. I got my ottos from livefish.com and the rasboras from someone
  11. Thanks again for the kind words guys and B'razzi that would be some pricey betta food lol I seem to not be able to move away from bettas and i just went drown the street and saw a new petshop opening on friday and as i peeked in i saw alot of cube tanks (people setting up were looking at me weird maybe cause there was drool coming from my mouth lol) So my mind is allready ticking away on a design for a planted 30cm cube for a gaint HM and some cherry shrimp for him to play with HMMMM.... another DIY stand and hood Oh also just bought another 10 CBS woohoo
  12. Thank all for the nice words, here it is after i finnished planting it all filled with afew months of growth i have a few microrasbora kubotai in it with 5 ottos 10 crs and 5 cbs but in a week or 2 ill grab another 15crs and 10 cbs
  13. heres the hood almost finnished, its been painted in mdf sealer and then a few coats of primer pic to show how the fan grilles and lcd screen look once smoothed and primed the bottom painted some of the wiring and the back of the hood with vents for the heat to exit and switches for the lights also dials for fan speed it works! lol
  14. Hi all! I havnt posted on here for ages since i stopped breeding betta's but i still come on here alot to check out what you all are still doing and decided to show you what ive been up to lol I started this tank because i really like CRS and CBS shrimp and wanted to start breeding them but i also wanted a planted iwagumi layout ever since i saw one i started with the DIY'ing, if you remember my betta barracks you will remember i love to build things myself I went for a ADA style cabinet cause i like the sleek look of them here it is in MDF primer and sealer next i started on the hood, it has 4 24w T5ho lights which get pretty hot so i installed two fans to keep them cool and a lcd fan temp reader and controller to be a lil different top view of the fan grilles, i made them flush because i wanted everything to look as clean as possible heres the lcd temp holder inplace and smoothed at the front this is the fan controller before i pulled it apart to install it in the hood, i also moved the speed dials off the unit and put them behind the hood with the other switches again cause i wanted i smooth look i made 2 moonlight bars for the bottom cover of the light hood
  15. Oh yeah i see the HC! My tank is 2ft and i planted the HC strand by strand, it took me a full day to plant it all lol what type of lighting do you have? HC and glosso needs medium to high light otherwise it grows up and becomes stringy looking but japanese hairgrass should do ok is aquariumlife one of your usual sites? if not check it out if you like
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