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  1. Erotica Aquatica
    04-13-2011 03:56 AM - permalink
    Erotica Aquatica
    10 ft of snows?! its 85 and sunny everyday here lol Good luck in the snow, I look forward to hearing from you.
  2. pao81cha
    02-26-2011 03:45 PM - permalink
    Hey tom. I was at the last meeting when nicole spoke. You mention something about killing planeria and you had some product with you. What was the name of the product and where can I find it.
  3. noukhay1
    10-15-2010 01:51 AM - permalink
    i have a question. i have a 29gallon tank and a 96watt light fixture, but it just broke. im planing to buy a current USA orbit t5 with 130watts. Do you think 130watts is too much light?? Or should i just buy another 96 watt again? i wanna get more power for my plants. i currently dose ADA bright k and step 1. my concern is with the 130watt, im afraid it will just bring me MAD algae and im gonna have to do 2 water changes a week. what should i do to control my algae with a 130w light. MAybe put more plants to absorb more nutrients? what do you think?
  4. malaybiswas
    09-20-2010 06:59 PM - permalink

    I got the manzy today. Excellent wood and really appreciate that you did not take anything for it...even shipping! As the saying goes "good deed never goes un-noticed" I had decided to sell some of my glassware for this wood, but since I got this for free, I'll pay back the community by ROAK them.

    Thanks a lot again.
  5. fishyjoe24
    07-15-2010 01:36 AM - permalink
    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.
  6. Fishly
    03-01-2010 04:27 PM - permalink
    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?
  7. tcampbell
    08-06-2009 03:06 PM - permalink
    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
  8. toffee
    06-10-2009 02:32 AM - permalink
    Hey Tom, would you happened to have some matured Java ferns for sale? Like a big bunch if available. Thanks
  9. deleted_user_16
    04-12-2009 11:08 PM - permalink
    hey tom, i was wondering, where do i go to collect manzanita like that? that is freakin amazing!
  10. plantted77
    03-18-2009 10:13 AM - permalink
    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

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