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Forum: DIY Projects 11-30-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,437
Posted By billberet
looks good, I even thought about getting felt...

looks good, I even thought about getting felt drapes, in black, nice soft background. currently I don't use anything and the back room just adds depth to the tank , you don't see the water line so...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-29-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,437
Posted By billberet
that's funny you mention car tint, I was just...

that's funny you mention car tint, I was just looking at 50% tint myself and applying it to the back of the tank. cheap and simple
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,437
Posted By billberet
I don't use one just so I get more of an illusion...

I don't use one just so I get more of an illusion of depth in my tank.
it's like looking into the black abyss !!!!!
Forum: DIY Projects 09-26-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By billberet
if that's your bedroom, to clean things up do...

if that's your bedroom, to clean things up do what I did, make a fake wall and put the tank behind the wall and frame it, then it looks like a flush picture. add a few feet behind the tank so you...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-25-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By billberet
the fish are all at least 5-7 yrs old, I...

the fish are all at least 5-7 yrs old, I established this tank 10 years ago. had canister filters, FLUVAL's, then moved to sump, then moved to drip with sump. all the Fish in the tank were existing...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-22-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By billberet
Update on drip tank, no water changes for over 1 year

WOW, it's been a while since I've posted anything, that's because the aquarium was taken out of the equation, except for feeding time. otherwise, my tank is maintenance free. don't get me wrong, it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-25-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By billberet
solar advice for FW, tired of power outtage

hey,
I have 150gal FW running a sump with a pump in the sump. I don't remember the wattage off hand, but I have 200 watts of solar panels and I want to hook them up to the tank and have my fish off...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By billberet
it's not in the picture but I have a water sensor...

it's not in the picture but I have a water sensor on the fresh water coming in to the block, and on the way out, so I can get a snapshot of what the carbon block is doing.. but yes, I plan to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By billberet
yea love that coralife airpump, quiet and strong,...

yea love that coralife airpump, quiet and strong, but I was thinking of getting a piston pump to power everything, instead of having several different pumps. I have a pump for the sump for my 2...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By billberet
thanks man, I forgot about the fluidized part,...

thanks man,
I forgot about the fluidized part, which was one of the reasons I added it, I was so focused on the carbon block.
GOOD CATCH !!!!!

and i TURBO'd my fluidized bed, not only do I have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-16-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By billberet
Yepper. it's going through a 3 carbon block...

Yepper.
it's going through a 3 carbon block drip system.
I know what your thinking, municipal water and chlorine.


...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-15-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By billberet
**Update** 2 months and no water changes

well just figured I would check in.
I have a drip system running on my 150 gal FW and sump.
Sump running bio media and a fluidized bed and filter sock.
THATS IT.

all my chems are 0...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-01-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By billberet
can't add any more than what was said above. for...

can't add any more than what was said above. for a beginner, the water change is your best friend, best and simplest way to remove nitrates.

one trick is to keep a container of fresh water, if...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-28-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By billberet
at least the one wall yes, lol :) if I...

at least the one wall yes, lol :)
if I didn't have the fake coral in there I could have used pleco's and other algae eating fish, but because I can't, I have to clean the glass manually, that's...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-26-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By billberet
amazon is your friend !!!!!! it's always good...

amazon is your friend !!!!!!
it's always good to support your LFS but you can always find it cheaper online
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-25-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By billberet
no worries, everyone has to start somewhere. ...

no worries, everyone has to start somewhere.

for a canister filter, all you really need is the mechanical filter (sponge) and the biological filter, which is your bacteria.
so by filling the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-25-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By billberet
what bio media are you using, you still need a...

what bio media are you using, you still need a place to house your bio media so the beneficial bacteria can grow to start the nitrogen cycle. granted some bacteria will stick to anything in the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-25-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 967
Posted By billberet
one thing to remember about the nitrogen cycle,...

one thing to remember about the nitrogen cycle, you will only have enough bacteria to cover the fish load you have. it's not like you'll have a ton of bacteria for one fish, you'll only have enough...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-25-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By billberet
I've added fish food to speed things up. it's...

I've added fish food to speed things up.
it's like stocks, you don't look short time, you have to look at the long run.
you'll have fluctuations, but over time it will steady out and cycle.
as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-25-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By billberet
you can put water in a holding tank, the chlorine...

you can put water in a holding tank, the chlorine will dissipate on it's own.
I've used food grade garbage cans, holds tons of water. then a simple pump can add water to your DT.

you can use...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-25-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By billberet
and here is the fruit of my labor ...

and here is the fruit of my labor

https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/members/60421-albums12766-picture59396.jpg
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-25-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By billberet
FW Migration from Canister FX5 to Sump

well I've been fishkeeping for 30+ years and I've always had canisters on the FW side of the house. but I am tired of cleaning them and they become a nitrate factory. so I decided to build a system...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-20-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,226
Posted By billberet
thanks, I think your right, all I have to do is...

thanks, I think your right, all I have to do is have the media moving.
but I figured, aeration couldn't hurt and I have the parts I needed to build one.
so what I did was make a quick bubble...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-19-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,226
Posted By billberet
FLUIDIZED BED w/K1 MICRO - with or without air?

hey everyone,
ok I'm slowly phasing out my FX5's on my 150 gal.
I took the media in the FX and added it to my sump, the new addition is the K1 Micro. Right now I'm fluidizing it with a power...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-02-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By billberet
DIY Babybottle filter

so I needed an easy way to clean my sump, and looked for what I had handy. I always saved my son's baby bottles when my wife was throwing them out. I figured they would come in handy one day and...
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