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  1. fishyjoe24
    07-15-2010 01:36 AM
    HI tom, when you got a second to answer. I was wondering if you have any info on cryptocoryne parva. I got 6 pot at a LFS to try out in another tank.
  2. Fishly
    03-01-2010 04:27 PM
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but how did you get into aquariums? I'm curious because in your post about the marine mammals, you said you used to be a meat cutter- now you're like the Nathaniel Bowditch of planted tanks. How did it all happen?
  3. tcampbell
    08-06-2009 03:06 PM
    In your post about your 180 tank you mentioned you had "small red farowella" that eat BBA. Can you email me a picture of this fish. I have found Farlowella but it was said to be too large for a planted tank and does damage. I am trying to find any fish that eats BBA like you said. Here in Taiwan I can usually get most fish and cheaply, but I need pictures so I can bring to supplier. Thanks Thomas
  4. toffee
    06-10-2009 02:32 AM
    Hey Tom, would you happened to have some matured Java ferns for sale? Like a big bunch if available. Thanks
  5. deleted_user_16
    04-12-2009 11:08 PM
    hey tom, i was wondering, where do i go to collect manzanita like that? that is freakin amazing!
  6. plantted77
    03-18-2009 10:13 AM
    Hey plantbrain

    Are you from England?

    Sorry I was going to wait for you to reply to my post within your thread on the practical fish keeping forum but after posting a link to it within this forum I've been told that you're on here to.

    I've copied and pasted what I wrote on the other forum below

    First off WOW beautiful tank and those Discus are amazing. Are they really that bright, I didn't know you could get discus in those colours!

    Tom you could be my savior, I'm planning on having a 10ftx4ftx4ft planted tank and I need to know what lighting and how much to fit and also what Co2 system to use and how much Co2 I'll be using per month on a tank this size.

    Being only 2 ft shorter than this tank I don't think my requirements will be much different to yours, can you help me out by answering these questions please?

    I'm going to have my Mbu Puffer (2.5ft fully grown), my South American Puffer (4inches fully grown), couple of pleckys (1ft fully grown) and some schooling fish in the tank (also thinking of 6 different Discus now to since I've seen yourr tank!).

    The plants I'm going to have are low light plants, here's the list I'll be picking from to plant (I won't be using all of them)
    Ceratophyllum demersum
    Egeria sp.
    Elodea densa
    Aponogeton crispus
    Anubia barteri nana
    Anubia afzelli
    Cabomba caroliniana
    Ceratopteris cornuta
    Cryptocorynes (all of them)
    Heteranthera zosterifolia
    Hemianthus micrantemoides
    Hygrophila (all of them)
    Limnophila aquatica
    Limnophila sessiliflora
    Lysimachia nummularia
    Microsorum (all of them)
    Myriophylum sp
    Najas indica
    Nymphaea sp.
    Nymphaea sp rubra
    Nymphoides aquatica
    Sagittarias (all of them)

    What watt per gallon would you recommend for these plants?

    What type of light's would you recommend and how many of these light's should I hang above my tank?

    What Co2 system should I use and how much Co2 will I need to use per month?

    Going by the plant's I'm going to plant do you still recommend I use Co2 or should I not bother?

    What system do you use to make the water changes easier?

    Do you have a diagram showing the setup of your sump?

    Please reply asap

    Thanks for your time and expertise
    ps Can you please tell me the names/spieces of each of thoses Discus
  7. plantbrain
    01-28-2009 03:04 AM
    Hi, SFBAAPS should have one, they recently had an open house right there in Palo Alto.
  8. dmcentire
    01-27-2009 04:39 PM
    Hi - My name is Dennis and my girlfriend and I live in Emerald Hills (Redwood City), CA. I was told you might have a meter (specifically a PAR meter) that can measure some my new LED light and see what the wavelength/light output is? If this is something you'd be interested in, we can meet some time to go over it.

    The light can be seen in this thread:


    Dennis McEntire
  9. plantbrain
    10-29-2008 02:35 PM
    Contact "Hoppy" and ppst under the CA sub forum, he will sign you up to the mailing group.
  10. Allen121
    10-29-2008 07:02 AM
    Saw you post talking about plant groups, and since I live in Willows (AKA the middle of nowhere along I-5 a little closer to Redding than to Sac) I'd like to know more about it. I'm not too keen on having to drive an hour and a half or more to spend 3X what I used to pay for plants down south.

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