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Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-30-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 212
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Posted By bif24701
Didn't see your picture before somehow and WOW! ...

Didn't see your picture before somehow and WOW! Your tank I a thriving.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-29-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Alley, I have a Aqualife 2x 48" T5HO with ATO...

Alley, I have a Aqualife 2x 48" T5HO with ATO bulbs one is a 8k (I think) the other is their freshwater plant bulb. It looks great and has the power to reach well down into the bottom for great...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-29-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Will, that's great. I am happy when I hear...

Will, that's great. I am happy when I hear success stories. However it's said and repeated over n over again that the difference between a great tank and a thriving one is the details. Maybe you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-27-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Welcome to our community! Thank you for your...

Welcome to our community! Thank you for your complements on my reef it was my love and I looked at it every day for hours if I could. Unfortunately I had to convert it to a African rift lake...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-10-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
I do know that sturgeon raised in captivity do...

I do know that sturgeon raised in captivity do produce a metabolite that is toxic to them and specific to these fish. A specific bacteria has been developed to consume it and they add molasses for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
No comment on my reef? 5+ Aquariums ...

No comment on my reef?


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Off topic, here is a video of my mixed reef tank....

Off topic, here is a video of my mixed reef tank. Quality isn't great however.

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa456/Aaron_Wasson/5f595baa.mp4
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-26-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
I think cardinal and runnies will both look great...

I think cardinal and runnies will both look great in that case. I guess availability and cost may determine which I chose.


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-26-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Black skirts where not my first choice either...

Black skirts where not my first choice either however my wife purchased those already. I like the runny nose, do the school?


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
So I'm looking to add a school of cardinals. ...

So I'm looking to add a school of cardinals. That will give me two schools, one black skirts the other cardinals. Then I will allow a month for the tank to mature well before buying my discus. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,265
Posted By bif24701
I'm not huge fan of bow fronts either. That 36 is...

I'm not huge fan of bow fronts either. That 36 is my first and last. I think you should look at getting the 305 in addition to the AC 70. The 305 is marked down now that the 306 is out and the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-21-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
So I'm looking to add a school of cardinals. ...

So I'm looking to add a school of cardinals. That will give me two schools, one black skirts the other cardinals. Then I will allow a month for the tank to mature well before buying my discus. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,265
Posted By bif24701
No that isn't a 36, I have many tanks and that...

No that isn't a 36, I have many tanks and that one was a 55. I assure you that my 36 (AC70+ Fluval 305) has as much flow.


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,265
Posted By bif24701
I just can't see there being to much flow really...

I just can't see there being to much flow really with a 110. I admit I don't have a AC 110. Look here I have a HOB emperor 400 filter + a spanking new Fluval 406 in this tank with a sand bottom. Do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-21-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Lol, had too, had too! Just enough to cover the...

Lol, had too, had too! Just enough to cover the bottom glass, I know it's going to be working cleaning it but I have to have it. I would hate the BB honestly.


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-21-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Video! Fish! ...

Video! Fish!

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa456/Aaron_Wasson/09e5a521.mp4


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,265
Posted By bif24701
The AC 70 is a great choice and is more than...

The AC 70 is a great choice and is more than enough bio area for that size tank as long as its not over stocked. A maxi jet power head will work well to keep detritus suspended so that the filter...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,265
Posted By bif24701
I still don't see the problem with (high) flow in...

I still don't see the problem with (high) flow in a planted tank. I have a AC70 and a Fluval 305 on a 36 gallon bow front and I havent had any problems with the flow. My plants gently sway in the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-12-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Do you think weekly cleanings will reduce this...

Do you think weekly cleanings will reduce this threat? I mean full cleaning!


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-11-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Decided to add about a 1" of sand on the bottom...

Decided to add about a 1" of sand on the bottom for looks. This should be cleaned weekly easily I hope. My wife has done all the work to this point. Other than the research, haha. But it dose...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-11-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
http://img.tapatalk.com/42e16f52-22be-4774.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/42e16f52-22be-4774.jpg

Update!! Water and plants!


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
The tank will be well cycled before fish. I'll...

The tank will be well cycled before fish. I'll keep some small fish a month before adding my discus.


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
Is it ok to fill the pots with fresh organic...

Is it ok to fill the pots with fresh organic potting soil.


5+ Aquariums
Reef, Planted, African Chiclids, soon to be: Discus
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-08-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
I am, this will ensure that the gases trapped in...

I am, this will ensure that the gases trapped in the tap water and the display tank are so far off that a water change will change the water chemistry too much. I'm sure the CO2 in the house is high...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-08-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,917
Posted By bif24701
No buckets! No trash can! Just drain into the...

No buckets! No trash can! Just drain into the sink and fill from the tap. WOW, you can see how I've been conditioned from reef keeping. I was think it would have to sit over night. My wife will...
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