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06-11-2014 08:04 AM
ILernDaPlantz Looks SOOO nice. Good job man.
04-23-2012 01:53 PM
BradC
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Originally Posted by carpalstunna View Post
looking good! is that a standard sized 55 gallon. It looks taller than mine.
Thanks! And yes it is a standard 55 gallon. Beleive the dimensions are 48x12x21, give or take a inch.
04-20-2012 01:25 PM
carpalstunna looking good! is that a standard sized 55 gallon. It looks taller than mine.
04-20-2012 12:45 PM
BradC
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Originally Posted by SylvesterGraham View Post
Where on earth did you get that piece of driftwood for your second tank. Very nice, I live in your neck of the woods so if there's a store about that sells pieces like that I might stop by.
I got it from Tom Barr (plant brain) who is a member of this forum and lives in CA. He usually has a thread where he sells all kinds of this driftwood. I private messaged him and told him what size tank I had and what I was trying to do and he sent me some.

Thanks!
04-19-2012 02:13 AM
SylvesterGraham Where on earth did you get that piece of driftwood for your second tank. Very nice, I live in your neck of the woods so if there's a store about that sells pieces like that I might stop by.
05-20-2011 05:20 AM
BradC
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Originally Posted by TankedOut View Post
Do you think the hair grass will grow in a Low Tech tank with 1.6wpg and without CO2? I've been looking for a grass-like carpet like this. Looks great though!
When you say 1.6 wpg can you be a little more specific as to what type of lighting you have (T5, T8, etc..), tank size/gallons and how far you have the light from the substrate.

I have grown it in low light with no CO2, it just grows very slow and takes some time to fill in.

The key is to separate it into small strands of around 10 blades each and plant them .5-1" away from each other. I also trimmed about an inch off the top and clipped the roots a little bit to promote new growth.

Thanks!
05-20-2011 12:29 AM
TankedOut Do you think the hair grass will grow in a Low Tech tank with 1.6wpg and without CO2? I've been looking for a grass-like carpet like this. Looks great though!
04-18-2011 04:30 AM
zenche thanks

well, good to see you're going back to the discus. they're so awesome, but i know they'd be too much for me to handle. pity they didn't go with the original scape...really loved that one.

they'll make short work of any hiding guppy fry you might have :P though make sure you check your filter too, lol.
04-18-2011 04:21 AM
BradC
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Originally Posted by zenche View Post
looks like your tank has gone through a lot of change too.

guppies..hehe, i hope you never get sick of them.

i'm thinking i'm gonna have to end up going the CO2 route too...and i plan on getting the GLA diffuser when i do.
Yeah it definitely has lol. Seems like everyone goes through some kind of change after there first serious planted tank..

I really liked how it looked before (except the driftwood) but was un-realistic for discus.

Guppies are cool and very active but they will be moved to another tank once I get discus in about 3 months or so.

The diffuser from GLA is awesome! The bubbles are so small you can barely notice them in the tank.. Might raise the light and move the CO2 to another tank when I get discus though, not to sure yet..

Thanks for viewing my thread and good luck on your tank.. Looks like you are off to a great start!
04-18-2011 04:10 AM
zenche looks like your tank has gone through a lot of change too.

guppies..hehe, i hope you never get sick of them.

i'm thinking i'm gonna have to end up going the CO2 route too...and i plan on getting the GLA diffuser when i do.
04-09-2011 08:58 PM
BradC Ok here is an updated pic. I added two male and two female guppies a few weeks ago to help with the fly issue I was having. So far so good. The guppies mated and I have six guppy fry in a breeder box (at top of tank in pic). Also put in the two sterbai cory cats a few weeks back and everyone is doing great!



Thanks for viewing!
03-20-2011 09:08 PM
BradC OK tank and plants have been doing very good. Nice slow/healthy growth. Have the CO2 hooked up and diffused using the GLA inline diffuser. I have to say this diffused works very well. The bubbles are so small, you have to go up to the tank to even notice they are even coming out of the spray bar.

Recently I started getting these fly type insects around the tank. They almost look like mosquitos but are smaller and lighter in color. After a lot of research I found out that they prob are nesting in the filter. Where they originated from, I have no idea!?! I have had several tanks in the past in that same location in my house with no issue with bugs at all.

As the weeks went on it just kept on getting worse and worse. Last week I cleaned out both my Eheim canister filters completely. I was not looking forward to this b/c the tank had just finished its cycle. I took everything outside and washed it out with the hose. At the bottom of the canisters there where all the larvae wiggling around so it looked like this is what the problem was. After spraying out all the media and replacing the filter pads with new ones I poured boiling water into the filters and let that sit for a while.

Its been about 4-5 days since I cleaned them out and I dont see any flies. Im sure it will take a couple weekes to a month to really see if they are gone for good. Also got some guppies (two male, 2 female) b/c I read that they will eat the flies as they float around in the water column.

Will prob wait another couple of months before getting discus so everything will be stable.
02-27-2011 09:56 PM
BradC
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Originally Posted by zenche View Post
loved the original look, and love your discus. looking forward to this new layout

i'd love to keep discus, but i dont think i have the discipline in me.
Thanks!

I liked the original look also.. Just was to high tech and was too much maintenance.

The new layout I like a lot better and the pictures don't due it justice. This layout the discus will feel right at home and have lots of grazing room.

Discus are not hard to keep. They are just a big ol cichlid's. As long as you keep up on the water changes and the water chemistry stays the same you are good to go!
02-27-2011 03:20 AM
zenche loved the original look, and love your discus. looking forward to this new layout

i'd love to keep discus, but i dont think i have the discipline in me.
02-26-2011 11:44 PM
fishykid1
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Originally Posted by BradC View Post
Yes I have CO2 hooked up now. Its connected to an inline diffuser from GLA on the 2026. Also will be dosing trace.

Yesterday I realized I lost one of the bushings for the impeller on the 2026 so I had to order one. So up until I get that I wont have CO2 running.

Ouch that's a bummer. I got the 75G up and running. Check out the pics after I upload them...I think I need some more plants/driftwood...
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