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Pjanssen

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  • Birthday 10/26/1964

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    Wellington, Florida
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    Scuba Tennis Running

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  1. It's not very active I guess. At least the website isn't. The only time anything is posted is when there is a frag swap. The frag swaps aren't really frag swaps so much as vendors selling. They've tried hosting things like bowling night but it always gets cancelled due to lack of interest. Also, I tend to be pretty shy with people I don't know and hesitate to start up conversations.
  2. Hurricane Irma

    Dad was watching over you.
  3. Dawn's seahorse garden II

    So beautiful. I never tire of seeing the silhouette of Adam. I think you have a nice balance of corals and macros, the focus after all is the ponies. I envy your commitment.
  4. Penny's Planted Pursuit

    If I want to reuse some of the gravel(pebbles) from the old tank do I need to clean them, or will they still have some beneficial bacteria in them. They have been sitting in a bucket outside for a couple of weeks. @RayWhisperer?
  5. Penny's Planted Pursuit

    Do you have a picture of your tank? Mine is a 55 as well
  6. Penny's Planted Pursuit

    Did a water test of the back compartment this morning and it failed! Stopped at Petco on the way to work to pick up some silicone. Will re caulk in a little bit. I'm also to the point of deciding what kind of substrate to use. I originally had planned on using organic fertilized potting soil but just read something about it causing ammonia spikes and hard cycle. So then I decided to spend the money on Eco Complete, but the kid at the register at Petco said he had issues with pH when he used it. I see a lot of people use sand, but I didn't think it had any nutrients in it and would be too compact for roots to attach to. 55
  7. Penny's Planted Pursuit

    I finally got around to draining it a few weeks ago. When we removed the tank from the ledge a big chunk of drywall came up so had to be repaired. Cleaned it with white vinegar, then peroxide, and one more wipe down with vinegar. The fish, 3 Gouramis, a shark and a cory have been swimming around in a clear plastic storage bin. Hurricane Irma came along and things got put on hold. But now this is happening. Painted one end black. Untitled by Penny, on Flickr Made a 2 compartment back chamber using @JoeMan02's video instruction Untitled by Penny, on Flickr Untitled by Penny, on Flickr Realized after gluing it into the tank I forgot to put a hole in for the return pump. Still have to figure out how I'm going to do that.
  8. Penny's Planted Pursuit

    I started documenting this build/rebuild on the "Show off your Freshwater!" thread, but then realized it should have it's own thread. So for the sake of documentation, the beginning of this will just be a recap of what I've already posted in the other thread. This tank started off looking like this. Up and running for probably 15 years with little attention or maintenance. It was originally put in place to hide the poorly made ledge that it sits on. Untitled by Penny, on Flickr
  9. Show off your Freshwater!

    I'm real close to adding substrate, but conflicted as to what to use. I had planned on using organic fertilized potting soil and topping it off with back sand but just read something about it causing ammonia spikes. Then I decided to use EcoComplete but the kid at the Petco said it raised his pH too much. I see a lot of tanks on here with just sand. I have all three options here so can go with any of them. Suggestions? Opinions?
  10. Show off your Freshwater!

    Love it! Did you paint it or is it a decal or fabric?
  11. TeenyReef's 10g Fusion - GBG's are here!

    Another new avatar Spectra? Identity issues
  12. Show off your Freshwater!

    Did you ever do the blue background on this?
  13. Show off your Freshwater!

    Progress Untitled by Penny, on Flickr I realized after I took the picture that I forgot to put the hole in the wall for the return pump . Also, I'm not going to win any awards for expert silicone application letting it sit over night then water test the back chamber tomorrow. I just realized that I should have made this a separate build thread. letting it sit over night then water test the back chamber tomorrow. I just realized that I should have made this a separate build thread.
  14. Clown's 25g Lagoon Upgrade

    Well this is exciting
  15. Show off your Freshwater!

    We tried to drill holes for the intake but the plastic is too soft and we couldn't get clean edges so I cut the lines out with a utility knife. It was good hand therapy Untitled by Penny, on Flickr
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