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steeldrifter

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In Topic: New 240g tank build

25 March 2017 - 10:47 AM

 

but I have rarely met any coffee that I flat out- just do not like...

 

I have.....INSTANT! The person whom invented that should be beat with a 12wt.


In Topic: New 240g tank build

25 March 2017 - 10:33 AM

Black coffee, Maxwell house master blend light. I'm a simple type of guy when it comes to my coffee.


In Topic: New 240g tank build

25 March 2017 - 10:01 AM

I still have to do all the finish work on the stand and build the canopy yet, plus finish the 20g x-tall tank with the sandfall that goes in the center of the stand under this tank. So still lots to be done, but as of last night it's filled, up to temp, and fish are in and happy. Water still has to clear up a bit more, but this morning I was able to sit and have my morning coffee enjoying the fruits of over 100 plus hours of work :)

 


In Topic: New 240g tank build

23 March 2017 - 05:14 PM

Water itself doesn't hold any of the beneficial bacteria colonies to cycle a tank (less than 1% resides in the water itself) The filter media is where 90% of the colonies live, then about 9% on the decor (rocks and wood). I'll be moving the fully cycled FX5 filter that is currently on the 75g tank the fish are in over so it will already be cycled. Then I have a 2nd FX5 I'll be adding which will get cycled by the first one with in a few weeks so I can add more fish to the stock then in about a month :) 


In Topic: Spey rod for trout, anyone here do it?

23 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

 I switched to this style for my early sea trout fishing with bigger flies as the double hauling was doing my shoulders no favours
 

 

That's another added benefit I hope to get from spey. While I will still be using my single hand rod probably 90% of the time, I will most likely be using the spey more & more the more comfortable I get with it because my rotator cuff in my right shoulder is pretty bad these days :(