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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-29-2015, 07:27 PM
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Views: 489
Posted By ringram
Thanks! Yeah, I don't plan on letting it get...

Thanks!
Yeah, I don't plan on letting it get that overgrown with the next trim.
I like it a little more grown-in as well, just not THAT much.

On a side note, I added a few new fish yesterday:
2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-23-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By ringram
Restarting my planted tank hobby...

Hi all,

It's been quite a while since I've had a (successful) planted tank. I had to take down my 90G when we moved a couple years ago and after a while, I got the new tank set up. But the plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-03-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By ringram
Thanks for all the replies! Since the tank was...

Thanks for all the replies! Since the tank was fairly recently setup and fighting pond snail and minor algae outbreak, I'm certainly glad it's still a few weeks until we go.
I'm thinking I may drop...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-26-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By ringram
hmm. We might have someone who can come over once...

hmm. We might have someone who can come over once or twice while we're gone, but I'm sure it wouldn't be much more than that.
I have no automated anything, aside from a timer for the lights & CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By ringram
11 day vacation - what to do? (plants only)

Hi all,

I'm going on an 11 day cruise in July and am wondering what most of you do when you go away for more than a few days?
I haven't had it set up for too long, so no fish yet :)

Right now,...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 540
Views: 113,948
Posted By ringram
Very nice tank! Sent from my iPhone using...

Very nice tank!


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By ringram
@ Vepyr - no berating, just frustration. I know...

@ Vepyr - no berating, just frustration. I know there have been plenty of threads similar to this in the past, as it's an age-old debate of freshwater vs saltwater/reef, similar to Apple/PC or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By ringram
chayos00 - understood and point taken. However, I...

chayos00 - understood and point taken. However, I don't think the cost is always the reason people shy away from saltwater/reefs. I just prefer planted tanks, but I also recognize that it would take...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By ringram
That pH should be fine. I've had my pH around 6...

That pH should be fine.
I've had my pH around 6 before with no ill effects, both with plants and fish.

Fish tend to adapt, to a point, as long as it's done gradually.
Obviously, if your pH drops...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By ringram
But the thing is, freshwater can be expensive...

But the thing is, freshwater can be expensive also.
Especially by the time you buy filter, heater, Co2 setup, UV sterilizer, lighting(same as reef typically), etc. etc.
Add more expense to that if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By ringram
Planted tanks vs irritating saltwater questions

Hi everyone,

Are any of you bothered when people discredit the difficulty or beauty of planted tanks?

Usually, it's when you're showing your tank and/or talking about your aquarium hobby with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By ringram
Seems like a good enough idea. It sounds a lot...

Seems like a good enough idea.
It sounds a lot like the classic intake/return on Eheims, except those are plastic.
I have seen the colored and/or frosty glass pipes and I'm honestly not a fan.
I...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By ringram
At Lowe's. You should be able to find it at any...

At Lowe's. You should be able to find it at any home improvement store in the lighting section. It's sold as a 'light diffuser'. Paid about $7 for a huge piece of it.


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Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By ringram
Thanks! Yes, I was a little hesitant buying the...

Thanks! Yes, I was a little hesitant buying the stones sight-unseen, but they put a nice assortment together.

Nope, no frosted back. Just a plain 'ol white poster board from the arts 'n crafts...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By ringram
Here's the stand before the tank was on it and...

Here's the stand before the tank was on it and before I set up anything underneath:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b322/r_w_ingram/IMG_2006-1.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By ringram
It's always exciting to get fish tank stuff in...

It's always exciting to get fish tank stuff in the mail.
Especially from ADA/AFA!

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b322/r_w_ingram/IMG_1973.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By ringram
Ryan's 60P ADA -Seiryu stone mountain

Hello fellow planted tank enthusiasts!

Most of you probably don't remember me, as it’s been several years since I’ve frequented this site. To be fair, I’ve browsed it daily for the past several...
Forum: Lighting   12-20-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By ringram
Thanks for the replies everyone! @jeremy va...

Thanks for the replies everyone!

@jeremy va -- great explanation - thanks!
My tank is getting closer. Got stand, aquasoil, UV sterilizer, inline heater, etc.
I even have the hardscape.
I just...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-20-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 45,953
Posted By ringram
Looking better. Needs a background though. Maybe...

Looking better. Needs a background though. Maybe white or black posterboard?


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Forum: Equipment   12-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,030
Posted By ringram
Eheim spray bar as CO2 diffuser?

Holy cow! I posted that almost nine years ago!

Yes, i ended up making a pretty good inline reactor that I used on my 90g for several years. It's been a couple years since I've used it, but cleaned...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-18-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 113,948
Posted By ringram
I concur. I'm working on setting up a 60P tank...

I concur. I'm working on setting up a 60P tank and want to implement an exaggerated hill, so I used your egg crate idea to help with stability. Thanks for the idea!


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Forum: Equipment   12-13-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By ringram
Yes, i realize cleaning it in bleach or a...

Yes, i realize cleaning it in bleach or a bleach/water solution works pretty well. I also use a vinegar/water solution to break up more stubborn hardened stuff.
Just wondering if it's possible to...
Forum: Equipment   12-13-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By ringram
Replacing ceramic discs?

This may be a dumb question, but has anyone ever replaced the ceramic disc on their diffuser? Sometimes a disc will get clogged, stained, or broken over time, but it would seem like a waste to...
Forum: Equipment   12-12-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By ringram
The problem is (at least for me),...

The problem is (at least for me), December/January are when i tend to set up new tanks. I don't necessarily plan it that way, but it's when the weather gets cold and you start looking for indoor...
Forum: Lighting   12-11-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By ringram
Stand for Finnex Ray 2?

Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on getting the parts necessary to set up my 60P ADA tank.
I'm planning on getting a Finnex Ray 2 LED, but what do most of you use to hang/stand it?

I used...
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