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Forum: Fish   12-08-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By tomfromstlouis
Thank you all for your expertise. The situation...

Thank you all for your expertise. The situation has been humanely dealt with.
Forum: Fish   12-07-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By tomfromstlouis
very WIDE gourammi

I have a female pearl gourami that has been getting wider and plumper. I origianlly thought it might be from being ripe with roe (the local male shows no interest), but she has gotten wider and now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-04-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I keep a 220g with a 6' x 2' footprint in a...

I keep a 220g with a 6' x 2' footprint in a concrete slab high rise. The only issue was when it leaked to the eighth floor.

Concrete does not deflect much so nearness to columns would not concern...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Fabulous tank. Wish we could get some closer...

Fabulous tank. Wish we could get some closer looks.

Not sure about your angels, but tiger barbs might have harassed them. Stress kills. I would not replace them with more angels as long as those...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-11-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,343
Posted By tomfromstlouis
There are many valid points made here, and it is...

There are many valid points made here, and it is true that you should balance the responses by asking a similar question on a reef forum. Still, cost and effort aside, for me it came down to what I...
Forum: Fish   09-10-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By tomfromstlouis
The only treatment has been 35% water changes...

The only treatment has been 35% water changes every two days and it seems to be working! As noted before, the fish has been eating and swimming around normally. The bump is still there but much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-10-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Apistos would love that environment.

Apistos would love that environment.
Forum: Plants   09-06-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By tomfromstlouis
It is one I grow successfully too and I am far...

It is one I grow successfully too and I am far from a high percentage plant man. It seems to need plenty of light. The only pieces I had trouble with had been shaded some.
Forum: Aquascaping   09-06-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Isn't this the kind of problem that is really...

Isn't this the kind of problem that is really helped by rinsing the material thoroughly first? Does anyone still do this?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-06-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I don't think shrimp in those high temps is a...

I don't think shrimp in those high temps is a good idea, unless there are high temp tolerant shrimp I am unaware of.

A single airstone might really help a tank like this. Get some circulation...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-03-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,559
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Fabulous tank nicpapa!

Fabulous tank nicpapa!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Bright indirect light is plenty for many plants....

Bright indirect light is plenty for many plants. Direct sun could easily be too much and encourage algae.

Bioload will determine filtration and circulation needs. It would have to be very low...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-31-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Turns out I simply had to remove the offending...

Turns out I simply had to remove the offending plant and the hedge look disappeared. Sorry for the reflections, but here is a hint of the renewed depth to the look:
...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By tomfromstlouis
tripartita as mid-ground planting

Hydrocotyle tripartita 'japan' seems to be used most frequently as a ground cover and not so often allowed to climb. In my 30" tall tank it wants to climb up so I let it and now it is forming a kind...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-28-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,400
Posted By tomfromstlouis
If you offer to buy a deeper sink maybe they...

If you offer to buy a deeper sink maybe they would install it for you. I now have a large deep stainless slop-type sink and it was ~$300 IIRC. I bet you could find something adequate for half that or...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,400
Posted By tomfromstlouis
My new office is a solo effort with a...

My new office is a solo effort with a kitchenette, so I can string hoses around anytime. Back when I shared office space with others, a python after hours was the answer. I live close to my office so...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-28-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,400
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Finally got a picture of the new look in the 220....

Finally got a picture of the new look in the 220. The plants already hide most of the hardscape, but there are many more rocks in there and fewer plant species.

Here's the tally:
6 altum angels...
Forum: Fish   08-25-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By tomfromstlouis
I see this as normal behavior, possibly a prelude...

I see this as normal behavior, possibly a prelude to mating. I would not separate them unless one starts getting really badly beat up. Even a torn fin here or there is no big deal. Relax and enjoy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Here we go again. There is a regular and...

Here we go again.

There is a regular and recurring sense of alarm on this forum about 30" tall tanks. Let's consider the disadvantages:

1 - difficult to light. This is mostly true, but only...
Forum: DIY   08-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By tomfromstlouis
DIY root tab planter

Reach can be an issue with tall tanks. Mine is 30" and at 5'10" I can barely touch the substrate in center back, so I made this nifty gizmo to help place root tabs. It is simply a piece of wood (it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-08-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,407
Posted By tomfromstlouis
As to your original question, you should not...

As to your original question, you should not expect to see many negative responses on a forum dedicated to planted tanks. You simply must raise your game. It will take time to learn, time to fail,...
Forum: Fish   08-04-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By tomfromstlouis
It showed and then faded a bit as if an infection...

It showed and then faded a bit as if an infection were clearing, but then reformed as you see it now. I change 30% or so twice per week religiously.

I agree with your water change cure. Along...
Forum: Fish   08-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By tomfromstlouis
this can't be good

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Any idea what this is or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By tomfromstlouis
Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose...

Muric acid works too. Strong stuff, so dose carefully with a dropper or some other measurable.

I did this to acclimate my wild caught altums to my tap water. After a few months I realized I no...
Forum: Fish   07-19-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,205
Posted By tomfromstlouis
This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices...

This thread reminds me how many beautiful choices for tank residents we have. I found myself nodding at many of the nominees that I am familiar with. It must be hard to go wrong. Surprised there were...
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