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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2016, 03:24 AM
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Posted By gene4christ
[QUOTE=Jcstank;8697865]First I want to say...

[QUOTE=Jcstank;8697865]First I want to say gene4christ, your tank looks awesome. I'm curious to know what light you are using and how high off the substrate it is. Knowing what lights work, and how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-20-2015, 01:15 AM
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Posted By gene4christ
Update

This is my 90gal. as of November 2015 it is really doing great and the fish love how it is no longer plant free at the top :smile2:...
Forum: Equipment   05-09-2015, 03:32 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
Thanks I will check it out!

Thanks I will check it out!
Forum: Equipment   05-09-2015, 02:44 PM
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Views: 224
Posted By gene4christ
more flow

I have a Rena, Filstar xP3 on my 90gal. It works fine but I would like a little more flow, and was curious if anyone has tried swapping-out the impeller, for the one on the xP4, or if it would fit ....
Forum: Fish   02-15-2015, 07:10 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
Yep as stated before, #1 for me is Rummynose but...

Yep as stated before, #1 for me is Rummynose but I also have Cardinals and Harlequin as well . They all have their moments but the Rummynose is the most constant . :proud:
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2015, 09:28 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
Thanks for the replies. 😊

Thanks for the replies. 😊
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
lighting upgrade ?

Ok, well I am considering changing my two coralife t5 strips for LED Lighting, but not sure what to get. My tank is a 90gal. Lo tech Dirt Tank low-medium light . I am looking at , Finnex Planted...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2014, 10:31 PM
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Views: 4,863
Posted By gene4christ
Well as for fish let's see… 9 rummynose 7...

Well as for fish let's see… 9 rummynose 7 cardinals 4 checkerboard barbs 2 corys 1 bristlenose 1 angle 1congo tetra 4 blackscert tetras 1 limon tetra 3harlquin rasboras 2 sae algae eaters and 4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-28-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By gene4christ
Yep agree. Now the next question would be ,will...

Yep agree. Now the next question would be ,will anything eat them?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-27-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
2014 Thanksgiving update

Hello everyone,
I done some aquscapeing this morning. :)
I think it looks much better. :icon_smil
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
Thanks for your comments, that is a great relief....

Thanks for your comments, that is a great relief. :smile: This is my first Dirted Tank I must say do far I am sold . :proud:
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-23-2014, 06:02 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
There are Aliens in there .

These guys just came out of nowhere ! I haven't aadded any plants in over a year. I did add some fish they must have been with them? My concern is if they will miss up ny dirted substrate? I'm...
Forum: Lighting   11-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
That is true . I might want to do that anyway. I...

That is true . I might want to do that anyway. I have the T5's on a timer I would just need to add a second timer and just run the RayII daylight for say, 8 hours for full sun and shave two hours...
Forum: Lighting   11-03-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
Well I do not want to leave Low Tech, so unless...

Well I do not want to leave Low Tech, so unless one of each could remain Low Tech I will go with two planted+ but would like to add some medium light plants as long as I do not have to add Co2 . I am...
Forum: Lighting   11-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
That is what was wanting to know, THANKS ! So I...

That is what was wanting to know, THANKS ! So I still need two fixtures then . Now would two planted+ or the way to go or one of each ? My thoughts would lean toward two planted+ fixtures so that...
Forum: Lighting   11-03-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
OK taking into account the lighting I have now,...

OK taking into account the lighting I have now, what would be the logical choice between, Finnex FugeRAY Planted+ and the Finnex RayII ? Also would I need two fixtures ? And would one of each be...
Forum: Lighting   11-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
I am not sure but I think they are,Cryptocoryne...

I am not sure but I think they are,Cryptocoryne Balansae.

[ QUOTE=Cthulhu] Since I discovered DIY LED fixtures I wouldn't buy anything else.
I really love solderless LEDs from rapidled.com...
Forum: Lighting   11-02-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By gene4christ
What to do ?

OK , I have a 90gal. Planted tank currently with two coral life fixtures with one 6700K HO Daylight and one 6700K HO Colormax each . But I am tired of replacing bulbs ! So I have been thinking about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-02-2014, 02:19 AM
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Views: 4,863
Posted By gene4christ
Sounds great. Be sure and keep us posted on the...

Sounds great. Be sure and keep us posted on the progress. I did not put dirt under the open swim area either.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-01-2014, 05:09 PM
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Views: 4,863
Posted By gene4christ
One thing I want to stress when it comes to...

One thing I want to stress when it comes to filling your tank , is to be very careful not to disturb the substrate ! IT IS DIRT under there ! :icon_roll As a side note I have never been a fan of...
Forum: Fish   10-27-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By gene4christ
I always used half a small clay pot for mine to...

I always used half a small clay pot for mine to make a home in . :smile:
Forum: Tank Journals   10-27-2014, 04:01 AM
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Posted By gene4christ
Looking great . keep us posted ! :)

Looking great . keep us posted ! :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-27-2014, 03:27 AM
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Views: 4,863
Posted By gene4christ
I used Organic Miracle-grow for the dirt. I...

I used Organic Miracle-grow for the dirt. I tried to get as much of the wood and plant debris out as I could before adding it to the tank. you will notice that I have a plastic grid in the front and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By gene4christ
Don't know what happened to the Clown Loach but...

Don't know what happened to the Clown Loach but he expired. Might have been the temp it is at 80-82 degrees. Here is the outcome of my first pruning and rescape on the left side . :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-10-2014, 10:17 PM
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Views: 4,863
Posted By gene4christ
10/10/14 Update

This is my tank and still have not done any trimming. I think it looks fine but I am thinking about adding some Java Fern on the Driftwood on the left in front of the filter tube. :)
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